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Vixen Wish List: Our 56th Annual Grammy Award Winners [Video]

Vixen's Grammy Awards

This weekend, the 56th annual Grammy Awards will take over Los Angeles' Staples Center. As music's biggest stars gather to applaud each other's accomplishments, we'll be at home watching and placing bets on who will walk away with a golden grammophone. We have no idea what the Grammy judges look like (or listen to), but if it were up to us, the results would probably be different.

Will Kendrick get his time to shine? Can Taylor add another one to her trophy case? Do you think Jay Z will win all of his nominations?

After much consideration, we present to you: Vixen's Grammy Award winners.

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Pharrell Williams- Grammys

Record of the Year:

Get Lucky - Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

Radioactive - Imagine Dragons

Royals - Lorde

Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars

Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell

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Pharrell Williams put his magic touch on not one, but two of the biggest hits of 2013. Combined with a movie score and Oscar nomination, he's already won. Chances are the Grammy's will pick "Blurred Lines" or "Get Lucky," but if it were up to us, the winner would be....

 

"Blurred Lines!" Robin Thicke's gotten the short end of the stick for years and we think it's about time he won something.

Taylor Swift- Grammys

Album of the Year:

The Blessed Unrest - Sara Bareilles

Random Access Memories - Daft Punk

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar

The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Red - Taylor Swift

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All five of these artists have had a monumental year. Sara Bareilles' "Brave" was practically everywhere, Daft Punk made an incredible comeback, Macklemore practically hijacked radio waves and as for Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar: do we really need to explain?

If the past has taught us anything, it's that the Grammy voters love Taylor, but we hope the underdog takes this one.

 

Dear Grammy's: Please don't kill our vibe by not giving this one to Kendrick. He deserves it and definitely has our vote.

macklemore Grammys

Song of the Year:

Just Give Me A Reason - Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)

 

Locked Out Of Heaven - Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

 

Roar - Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)

 

Royals - Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor, songwriters (Lorde)

 

Same Love - Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert

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One thing we appreciate about music in the past year is the level of songwriting. Now, more than ever, it seems artists are paying attention to what they say, as evidenced by this year's "Song of the Year" category. We love all five of these songs and the powerful messages they carry.

With more nominations than his four competitors, we think Macklemore will walk away with a Grammy, but if it were up to us, the winner would be...

 

Pink, of course! Her heart wrenching duet with FUN!'s Nate Reuss is not only relatable, but pretty damn catchy. We don't know about you, but we think it's high time a lady take home this award.

Kacey Musgraves

Best New Artist:

James Blake

Kendrick Lamar

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Kacey Musgraves

Ed Sheeran

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This is always a surprise category. While we all think the "popular" choice will win, it's usually the one we've never listened to. We're placing our bets on Kacey Musgraves or James Blake, but we hope the winner is...

 

Kendrick Lamar. Noone has made an impact quite as profound as this Compton native.

Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Solo Performance:

Brave - Sara Bareilles

Royals - Lorde

When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars

Roar - Katy Perry

Mirrors - Justin Timberlake

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All of these songs dominated radio, however, we think the Grammy's will go with comeback king Justin Timberlake. And you know what?....

 

We're okay with that! He's our top pick for "Best Pop Solo Performance." In fact, we have a feeling this won't be his only win for the night.

pharrell

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

Get Lucky - Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

Just Give Me A Reason - Pink Featuring Nate Ruess

Stay - Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko

Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Featuring TI & Pharrell

Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

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Again, we think this category  means another win for Pharrell, but for which song?

Robin Thicke Blurred Lines Albun Cover

If "Blurred Lines" doesn't win this or any category, we'll be highly upset.

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Best Pop Vocal Album:

Paradise - Lana Del Rey

Pure Heroine - Lorde

Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars

Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

The 20/20 Experience: The Complete Experience - Justin Timberlake

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As much as we love our Vixens, we think this category belows to the boys in 2014. The Grammys will probably choose Bruno Mars, but our pick is....

 

Justin Timberlake! He took back the pop game with The 20/20 Experience and deserves the proper recognition.

Justin Timberlake

Best R&B Song:

Best Of Me - Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)

 

Love And War - Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton)

 

Only One - PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder)

 

Pusher Love Girl - James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)

 

Without Me - Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot)

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While many are probably side-eyeing J.T.'s inclusion in this category, the reality is that he will probably take this one, too. However, things are a bit different on our wishlist....

 

Tamar definitely deserves this Grammy. Her album was R&B perfection and that voice soars on the debut single.

NRJ Music Awards 2013 - Red Carpet Arrivals

Best R&B Album:

R&B Divas - Faith Evans

Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys

Love In The Future - John Legend

Better - Chrisette Michele

Three Kings – TGT

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This category is always a toss-up, as good R&B music is never in short supply. However, a choice must be made and our's is....

 

John Legend! Already a veteran in the music game, John continues to evolve his sound past what we were first introduced to ten years ago.

Tamar Braxton

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

Love And War - Tamar Braxton

Side Effects Of You - Fantasia

One: In The Chamber - Salaam Remi

Unapologetic - Rihanna

New York: A Love Story - Mack Wilds

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Tamar has already won a Grammy in our eyes, but does her album deserve one, too?....

 

Nope! Say what you will, but Rihanna's LP was damn good, both musically and commercially.

Jay Z

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

Power Trip - J. Cole Featuring Miguel

Part II (On The Run) - Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé

Holy Grail - Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake

Remember You - Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd

Now Or Never - Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige

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With more nominations than anyone, Jay Z is predicted to win at least one Grammy. Although he has two songs in this category, we hope it goes to someone else....

 

It's a travesty that J. Cole's Born Sinner only got one nomination. At least give him this one!

macklemore

Best Rap Album:

Nothing Was The Same - Drake

Magna Carta...Holy Grail - Jay Z

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar

The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Yeezus - Kanye West

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Yea, yea, yea. We can almost guarantee that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (unfortunately) win rap's highest honor. However, the real winner- at least to us- is...

Drake and Kendrick Lamar

Drake AND Kendrick Lamar. Both of their albums are so amazing; we can't pick just one!

Miguel

Best R&B Performance
Love And War- Tamar Braxton

Best Of Me- Anthony Hamilton

Nakamarra- Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
How Many Drinks?- Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Something -Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

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We bet Kendrick never thought he would be nominated for an R&B award. We're placing bets on Miguel or Tamar, but our Grammy goes to....

 

Miguel and Kendrick!

Fantasia Barrino addresses suicide rumors

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Please Come Home- Gary Clark Jr.
Get It Right- Fantasia
Quiet Fire- Maysa
Hey Laura- Gregory Porter
Yesterday- Ryan Shaw

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I'm going to be honest. We had to refresh our memory on a lot of these, but as predicted, our Grammy goes to...

 

Fantasia. This woman has been through A LOT since winning American Idol, but one thing's for sure: that voice is Grammy gold!

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Best Rap Performance
Started From The Bottom- Drake
Berzerk- Eminem
Tom Ford- Jay Z
Swimming Pools (Drank)- Kendrick Lamar
Thrift Shop-mMacklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

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We love all five of these men equally, but only one can have the Grammy. Based on lyrics and impact alone, we think Eminem will add this to his trophy case, what say we?

 

Kendrick is the king of the Grammy's in our eyes!

Jay Z

Best Rap Song
F***in’ Problems
Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)

Holy Grail
Shawn Carter, Terius Nash, J. Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic, songwriters) (Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake)

New Slaves
Christopher Breaux, Ben Bronfman, Mike Dean, Louis Johnson, Malik Jones, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Che Smith, Kanye West & Cydell Young, songwriters (Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser, songwriters) (Kanye West)

Started From The Bottom
W. Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake)

Thrift Shop
Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

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Again, this is a tough category. Based on lyrics, we predict "Holy Grail" takes this one, but does it match up with our hypothetical award?

 

Yes! "Holy Grail" is definitely our favorite rap song of the past year.

 

Vixens: sound off on your Grammy predictions below.

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