Sway's Universe 2016 Grammy Predictions

The 57th Grammy Awards have come and gone with Beck stealing Album Of The Year, Kanye West almost pulling another Kanye West and Taylor Swift once again dancing without a care in the world. While we can sit and debate the events that transpired over the course of nearly four hours last night we are more interested in the future of Music’s Biggest Night.

The end of 2014 proved to be a more pleasant time for hip-hop and R&B with the return of D’Angelo, J. Cole’s marketing genius and Lupe Fiasco’s last album under Atlantic Records all turning heads. With these works of art all missing the cut-off date for the 57th edition of The Grammy’s, they will indeed be debated for the next go around a year from now. Check out our predictions for next year’s awards below keeping in mind that some of these have not yet been confirmed for release before the cut-off date.

Best Rap Album:

J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Kanye West – TBD
Lupe Fiasco – Tetsuo & Youth
Nas – TBD
Kendrick Lamar – TBD

Best Urban Contemporary Album

D’Angelo – Black Messiah
Ne-Yo – Non Fiction
Frank Ocean – TBD
Miguel – TBD
The Weeknd – TBD

Best New Artist

Rae Sremmurd
Charlie XCX
Ella Henderson

Record Of The Year

Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk
Rihanna featuring Paul McCartney and Kanye West – FourFiveSeconds
Kanye West – TBD
Taylor Swift – Blank Space
Frank Ocean – TBD

Let us know who you would have added to this list and stay tuned to Sway’s Universe for all things Grammy related.


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