MP3.com Grammy Picks: 2012 Recap

The Spotlight

Last night, the 54th Annual Grammy Awards kicked off with much fanfare and aplomb. Featuring exciting musical performances from the likes of Rihanna,Coldplay, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown and others, as well, of course, as the presentation of the awards, the excitement surrounding the ceremony was well deserved. This past week, MP3.com picked its favorites to win in some of the ceremony’s biggest categories. Today we are reviewing the winners in each of those categories to see how well we did with our predictions.

RECORD OF THE YEAR

MP3.com Pick: Adele  “Rolling in the Deep”

Winner: Adele  “Rolling in the Deep”

Nominees:

“Rolling In The Deep”
Adele
Paul Epworth, producer; Tom Elmhirst & Mark Rankin, engineers/mixers
Track from: 21
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]

“Firework”
Katy Perry
Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Sandy Vee, producers; Mikkel S. Eriksen, Phil Tan, Sandy Vee & Miles Walker, engineers/mixers
[Capitol]

“Holocene”
Bon Iver
Justin Vernon, producer; Brian Joseph & Justin Vernon, engineers/mixers
Track from: Bon Iver
[Jagjaguwar]

“Grenade”
Bruno Mars
The Smeezingtons, producers; Ari Levine & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers
Track from: Doo-Wops & Hooligans
[Elektra]

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“The Cave”
Mumford & Sons
Markus Dravs, producer; Francois Chevallier & Ruadhri Cushnan, engineers/mixers
Track from: Sigh No More
[Glassnote Records]

 

BEST ROCK ALBUM

MP3.com Pick: The Foo Fighters Wasting Light

WinnerThe Foo Fighters Wasting Light

Nominees:

Wasting Light
Foo Fighters
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records]

The Whole Love
Wilco
[dBpm Records/ Anti Records]

Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul
Jeff Beck
[ATCO]

Come Around Sundown
Kings Of Leon
[RCA Records]

I’m With You
Red Hot Chili Peppers
[WB]

 

BEST POP GROUP PERFORMANCE

MP3.com Pick: “Pumped Up Kicks” Foster the People
Winner: Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse “Body and Soul”

Nominees:

“Pumped Up Kicks”
Foster The People
Track from: Torches
[Star Time Intl./Columbia]

“Paradise”
Coldplay
[Capitol Records]

“Body And Soul”
Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
Track from: Duets II
[Columbia Records]

“Dearest”
The Black Keys
Track from: Rave On Buddy Holly
[Fantasy]

“Moves Like Jagger”
Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera
Track from: Hands All Over
[A&M/Octone Records]

 

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

MP3.com Pick: Bon Iver Bon Iver
Winner: Bon Iver Bon Iver

Nominees:

Bon Iver - Bon Iver
[Jagjaguwar]

Codes And Keys - Death Cab For Cutie
[Atlantic/ Barsuk]

Torches Foster The People

[Star Time Intl./ Columbia]

Circuital - My Morning Jacket

[ATO Records]

The King Of Limbs -Radiohead
[XL/ TBD Records]