With the Grammys just a couple days away we figured it was time to put on our prognosticating hats and pick winners in the four major categories. Our official Click Track panel - Chris Richards, Sarah Godfrey, Allison Stewart, David Malitz - convened and we each predicted winners, as well as picking who we think should win each category. Only one "none of the above" in the final tally - not bad! Feel free to share your picks in the comments.
Album Of The Year:
Beyoncé - "I Am...Sasha Fierce"
The Black Eyed Peas - "The E.N.D."
Lady Gaga - "The Fame"
Dave Matthews Band - "Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King"
Taylor Swift - "Fearless"
Who should win: Lady Gaga (Stewart, Malitz), Swift (Richards), Beyonce (Godfrey)
Who's going to win: Swift (all), "but DMB are sentimental favorites" (Stewart)
(Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist, after the jump.)
Record Of The Year
Beyoncé - "Halo"
The Black Eyed Peas - "I Gotta Feeling"
Kings of Leon - "Use Somebody"
Lady Gaga - "Poker Face"
Taylor Swift - "You Belong With Me"
Who should win: Lady Gaga (Richards, Malitz), Beyonce (Stewart), Nobody (Godfrey)
Who's going to win: Swift (Richards, Godfrey), Black Eyed Peas (Stewart), Lady Gaga (Malitz)
Song Of The Year
Lady Gaga - "Poker Face" (Lady Gaga & RedOne, songwriters)
Maxwell - "Pretty Wings" (Hod David & Musze, songwriters)
Beyoncé - "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" (Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters)
Kings of Leon - "Use Somebody" (Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters)
Taylor Swift - "You Belong With Me" (Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters)
Who should win: Maxwell (Richards, Godfrey), Beyonce (Stewart, Malitz)
Who's going to win: Swift (Godfrey, Malitz), Beyonce (Richards), Kings of Leon (Stewart)
Best New Artist
Zac Brown Band
The Ting Tings
Who should win: MGMT (Godfrey, Malitz, Stewart - "the 'edgiest' band to show up in this category in ages. How were they even nominated?"), Hilson (Richards)
Who's going to win: Hilson (Richards, Stewart, Malitz), MGMT (Godfrey)