THE BEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR. Well, hopefully. Will Bieber show up? Will Katy Perry drop a 🔥 new single? Will Beyoncé finally take home the BIG AWARD for a visual album? All good questions. You just won’t find me paying attention during the country music categories. The LISTS of CHARLIE’s official picks for music’s biggest night are here:
BEST NEW ARTIST: Chance the Rapper. Chance the Rapper. Chance the Rapper. Really, just anyone besides The Chainsmokers.
BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM: Bowie’s got a chance and Radiohead put out a stellar album. However, I’m rooting for Bon Iver’s 22, A Million. It’s just. so. good.
BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM: Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande FTW. Sia, Adele, Bieber, and Lovato put out great albums, but Grande’s multi-faceted third LP shines and rocks Side-to-Side.
BEST ROCK ALBUM: Cage the Elephant’s Tell Me I’m Pretty. Can they also get a Grammy for the most simple, yet elegant album cover for a Rock album?!
BEST RAP ALBUM: Yeezy. Yeezy. The Life of Pablo soars. Yes, Drake likes to chart singles and break records, but Kanye’s TLOP is brilliant from start to finish. No one can debate that. AND CAN WE TALK ABOUT THAT TOUR’s STAGE?!
BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM: Flume’s Skin or I’ll LOSE IT. Feel free to blast the Vic Mensa feature anytime of day too.
BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM: Rihanna’s ANTI has this one on lock. It’s Rihanna’s best work to date and proves she doesn’t follow anyone’s rules. and come on. the album goes to work work work work work.
**OKAY, so what is the difference between SONG and RECORD of the year? SONG of the YEAR honors the songwriting. RECORD of the YEAR honors the production/performance.
SONG OF THE YEAR: Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” takes the prize. LIKE COULD you get that pop hook out of your head?! Nope, didn’t think so.
RECORD OF THE YEAR: I mean when Adele sang “Hello” for the first time I’m pretty sure 5% of the world just fainted. Adele will surely take home this one.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: BEYONCE put out the BEST Album of the YEAR. No competition. Lemonade is a work of art. I ain’t sorry about this pick.