If the Grammys were held mid September, based on an eligibility period ranging from October 1, 2012 to present, who would be frontrunners for nominations? Previously, brentmusicreviews.com did a mid-year edition of potential nominees (kinda like the way-too-early polls done in sports), but now that we have a little more info, has there been much change? This time I examine five who seem Grammy-worthy as far as overall profile.
ROTY = Record of the year
AOTY = Album of the year
SOTY = Song of the year
BNA = Best New Artist
1 Justin Timberlake (The 20/20 Experience)
Potential Nominations: ROTY; AOTY; SOTY; Best Pop Vocal Performance; Pop Vocal Album; Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
To sum it up, JT was the man in 2013. It would be shocking if The 20/20 Experience was shut out of the Grammys, particularly given Timberlake’s track record for nominations/wins. “Suit & Tie” will likely be overshadowed by “Mirrors”, but “Suit & Tie” definitely could snag a nomination and a potential win in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration field. Timberlake seems like a surefire thing to me.