Give Kendrick His Things: GRAMMYS 2018 Predictions from Angie & Ton

Just to set the record straight: Yes, we've still got beef with the Recording Academy as long as they keep using Beyoncé's image in ads while not handing over her things in the main (non-urban) categories time and time again. Despite this, you know we are tuning into this year's GRAMMYS.

There's a lot to celebrate with this year's show. They've got a new online voting system. For the first time since 1999, no white man is nominated in Album of the Year. "Old Taylor" is apparently dead so Kendrick may actually get his things in the main categories this year. On top of that, they're honoring JAY-Z by bringing the awards to his hood. We're honestly very excited for tonight's show and to see our faves collect their things.

To celebrate this night, we present to you a bonus clip AND our predictions for tonight's awards. Mind you, most of the categories have been omitted from this blog post for a few reasons: some we have no idea what the hell we're talking about (ex: Best Latin Jazz Album), some are non-televised and the Recording Academy is dropping the winners on us left and right, some we don't know enough of the nominees (we will ride for Gorillaz and Shakira to win in their respective categories), and some are simply just in Angie's Southern neck of the woods (ex: Best Country Song).

Enjoy our bonus clip about this year's Grammy Awards and check out our predictions, both below!


RECORD OF THE YEAR

Childish Gambino - Redbone
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber - Despacito
JAY-Z - The Story of OJ
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

TON:
Who I Want To Win: HUMBLE.
Who I Think Will Win: 24K Magic

ANGIE:
Who I Want To Win: Redbone
Who I Think Will Win: 24K Magic

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!
JAY-Z - 4:44
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
Lorde - Melodrama
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

TON:
Who I Want To Win: DAMN. or 4:44
Who I Think Will Win: 4:44

ANGIE:
Who I Want To Win: DAMN. or Melodrama
Who I Think Will Win: 4:44

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

Despacito
4:44
Issues
1-800-273-8255
That’s What I Like

TON:
Who I Want To Win: 4:44
Who I Think Will Win: 4:44

ANGIE:
Who I Want To Win: Despacito
Who I Think Will Win: That's What I Like

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

TON:
Who I Want To Win: SZA
(even though Lil Uzi's XO TOUR Llif3 is one of the best songs of all time)
Who I Think Will Win: SZA

ANGIE:
Who I Want To Win: SZA
Who I Think Will Win: SZA

 

 

BEST RAP/SUNG PERFORMANCE

6LACK - PRBLMS
Goldlink feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy - Crew
JAY-Z feat. Beyoncé - Family Feud
Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna - LOYALTY.
SZA feat. Travis Scott - Love Galore

TON:
Who I Want To Win: Love Galore
Who I Think Will Win: Family Feud

ANGIE:
Who I Want To Win: Crew
Who I Think Will Win: Family Feud

 

BEST RAP ALBUM

JAY-Z - 4:44
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
Migos - Culture
Rapsody - Laila’s Wisdom
Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy

TON:
Who I Want To Win: DAMN.
Who I Think Will Win: 4:44

ANGIE:
Who I Want To Win: Culture
Who I Think Will Win: 4:44

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