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We’re down to just one day before the announcement of the 2010 Grammy nominations, and before the academy makes it all official we figured we’d weigh in with some thoughts on who’s likely to be singled out. (For the love of God, no “Boom Boom Pow”!) The lucky nominees will be announced tomorrow night during CBS’s LL Cool J-hosted The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!—Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night telecast, which is slated to include performances from the Black Eyed Peas, Nick Jonas, Sugarland and Maxwell.
Right off the bat, we’ll go out on a short limb and acknowledge that Beyonce, Green Day and Taylor Swift are probably all shoe-ins for numerous nominations. Also, it’s already clear that it’s a no-go for Lady Gaga in the Best New Artist category. Still, we’re crossing our fingers that the Recording Academy will throw a curve ball or two this year, if for no other reason than to stand out from some of the more recent yawn-inducing awards show choices.
Below are our predictions for who’s probably going to make the ballot in the four main categories of the Grammy fest’s general field, based on such scientific data as the strength of our gag reflex when we review lists of the various tunes radio programmers jammed down our throats during the past 12 months. But screw the obvious! We also included our own wish list of picks for who ought to receive nods for Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year and Best New Artist. More »