Grammy Predictions: 24k Magic looks to shine bright (Updated as winners announced)

Record of the Year

“Redbone”


Childish Gambino

 

“Despacito”

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber

 

“The Story Of O.J.”

JAY-Z

 

“HUMBLE.”

Kendrick Lamar

 

“24K Magic”

Bruno Mars

Donald Glover has become a pop culture force since he broke though as an actor on the NBC sitcom Community. “Redbone” is as great of a song as Atlanta is a TV show, and his “Awaken, My Love!” cut should be rewarded as such.

UPDATE Bruno Mars universal charm proved to be too much to resist for Grammy voters, as 24K Magic‘s lead single – released in November 2016 – was able to win the Record of the Year Grammy in January 2018. Continue reading “Grammy Predictions: 24k Magic looks to shine bright (Updated as winners announced)”

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