2009 Grammy Preview

In Uncategorized on February 5, 2009 at 5:08 pm

The Tower takes a look at the

surprises, the favorites, and the

festivities of music’s big night.

“And the nominees are…..,” these will be the theme words for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards which will air February 8, 2009 at 8pm on CBS. The Grammies are the hottest award show known to the music business. Of course music artists look for the MTV Awards, or American Music Awards to snatch up a few trophies, but getting your hands on the golden Grammy award is the real deal. This awards show will be the 51st show marked down in music history, but who will claim the prize? Let’s take a look at who is nominated for the biggest categories.

Record Of The Year
Adele: Chasing Pavements
Coldplay: Viva la Vida
Leona Lewis: Bleeding Love
M.I.A.: Paper Planes
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: Please Read The Letter

Song Of The Year
Estelle Featuring Kanye West: “American Boy”
Adele:“Chasing Pavements”
Jason Mraz: “I’m Yours”
Sara Bareilles: “Love Song”

Best New Artist
Jonas Brothers
Lady Antebellum
Jazmine Sullivan

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group
Coldplay: “Viva la Vida”
Eagles: “Waiting In The Weeds”
Gnarls Barkley: “Going On”
Maroon 5: “Won’t Go Home Without You”
OneRepublic: “Apologize”

Best Alternative Music Album
Modern Guilt by Beck
Narrow Stairs by  Death Cab for Cutie
The Odd Couple by Gnarls Barkley
Evil Urges by My Morning Jacket
In Rainbows by Radiohead

Best R&B Song
Jazmine Sullivan: “Bust Your Windows”
Raheem DeVaughn: “Customer”
Keyshia Cole: “Heaven Sent”
Ne-Yo: “Miss Independent”
Jennifer Hudson: “Spotlight”

Best R&B Album
Love & Life by Eric Benet
Motown-A Journey Through Hitsville USA by Boyz II Men
Lay It Down by Al Green
Jennifer Hudson by Jennifer Hudson
The Way I See It by Raphael Saadiq

Best Rock Song
Bruce Springsteen: “Girls In Their Summer Clothes”
Radiohead: “House of Cards”
Death Cab for Cutie: “I Will Possess Your Heart”
Kings of Leon: “Sex On Fire”
Coldplay: “Violet Hill”

So there you have it! These are a few of the many nominees for the good ol’ awards. It seems to be a battle between the new and old artists. But who will take home their very own Grammy? Tune in on Sunday February the 8th to see who rocks it on the red carpet in the best and worst outfits, and, see who leaves the stage a winner. Expect performances by Adele, Coldplay, and Duffy, just to name a few. The other theme words for next Sunday will be “And the winner is…”


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