Best of 2013: Top 50 Songs

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2013 started with the surprise release of the first new David Bowie single in ten years and ended with the surprise release of the new album from Beyoncé.

In between, new albums from Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Katy Perry helped occupy pop music while hip-hop remained strong with Eminem, Drake and Jay-Z.

Robin Thicke, Kanye West and Miley Cyrus received most of the talk, with most of it on the negative end of the conversation, though a lot of it surprisingly constructive.

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Grammy nominations: How did I do (2013-14 edition)

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The nominations are in for the 56th Grammy Awards. Jay-Z leads the pack with nine nominations followed by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams, who have seven each.

Prior to the nominations announcement last night, I predicted who would make each of the Big 4 categories of Album, Record and Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Let’s see how I did:

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My Grammy Nomination Predictions (2014)

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Tomorrow night, the nominations for the biggest music awards of the year will be unveiled as part of a live broadcast on CBS. The hourlong broadcast will feature Lorde, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and others performing and is once again hosted by LL Cool J.

Just like last year and the year before, I’m making my guesses on what will be nominated Grammy’s “Big 4” – the main categories of Record, Song, Album and Best New Artist.

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