January 27, 2010
The music industry will be busy praising its own at this weekend Grammy Awards on Sunday January 31, 2010 (on CBS-TV at 7pm). I don't have a Grammy vote, but I got an opinion, so here's what I think about a few of the major awards and the dance-related categories.
Album Of The Year (Award to the Artist)
Record Of The Year (Award to the Artist)
"Halo" by Beyoncé
"I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas
"Use Somebody" by Kings Of Leon
"Poker Face" by Lady Gaga
"You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift
I was never a big fan of "Halo" and think that "I Gotta Feeling" is just a bit too pop-ish to win this award. I frankly believe that Kings of Leon should win but can see Taylor Swift snatching the trophy away from Lady Gaga.
Song Of The Year (A Songwriter(s) Award)
Best New Artist
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Dennis Ferrer's Objektivity Mix of "Don't Believe In Love" by Dido
Jean Elan's Remix of "The Girl And The Robot" by Röyksopp
Dave Audé's Remix of "I Want You" by Dean Coleman Featuring DCLA
Anders Trentemøller's Remix of "No You Girls" by Franz Ferdinand
David Guetta's Electro Extended Remix of "When Love Takes Over" by David Guetta & Kelly Rowland
"When Loves Takes Over" might have been hugely popular, but I don't think it deserves this award and would argue it doesn't even merit a nomination in this category. While the cream of the crop here are the remixes by Ferrer and Elan, I have a suspicion that Dave Audé's name will be called.
Best Dance Recording
Best Electronic/Dance Album
Divided By Night by The Crystal Method
One Love by David Guetta
The Fame by Lady Gaga
Party Rock by LMFAO
Yes by Pet Shop Boys
This is a really interesting group of nominees representing a wide range of musical acts; thus predicting a winner is difficult. If history is an indicator, The Crystal Method will win; however, I think One Love by David Guetto will ultimately garner a well-deserved Grammy.