Grammy nominations: How did I do? (2015-16 Edition)

The big reveal was this morning. Last week, I made a prediction for the Big-4 categories. How did I do? Let’s see:

Album of the Year

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A ButterflyI predicted
Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
Chris Stapleton – Traveller
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Taylor Swift – 1989
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness

The nominations
Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
Chris Stapleton – Traveller
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Taylor Swift – 1989
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness

My score
Five stars

Surprises
My 5/5 score is clearly the biggest surprise.

Record of the Year

Ed Sheeran - XI predicted
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Taylor Swift – Blank Space
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth – See You Again

The nominations
D’Angelo And The Vanguard – Really Love
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Taylor Swift – Blank Space
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face

My score
Four stars

Surprises
D’Angelo and The Vanguard came out of nowhere with Really Love.

Song of the Year

Taylor Swift - 1989I predicted
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Little Big Town – Girl Crush
Taylor Swift – Blank Space
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth – See You Again

The nominations
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Kendrick Lamar – Alright
Little Big Town – Girl Crush
Taylor Swift – Blank Space
Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth – See You Again

My score
Four stars

Surprises
Nothing in this list is too surprising. I had mentioned Kendrick Lamar as a possibility for this category but thought it would have been a bit ambitious to include him. The minor surprise perhaps is that The Weeknd didn’t make it whereas the sappy See You Again did.

Best New Artist

James Bay - Chaos And The CalmI predicted
Fetty Wap
James Bay
Leon Bridges
Meghan Trainor
Sam Hunt

The nominations
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Meghan Trainor
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly

My score
Three stars

Surprises
I don’t think anybody saw Courtney Barnett in this category (got to find out who she is even), and its both her’s and Tori Kelly’s only nomination, whereas my incorrect predictions of Fetty Wap and Leon Bridges both got nominations elsewhere.

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