BEST NEW ARTIST
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
WHO SHOULD WIN:
This one, from a strictly musical perspective deserves to go to James Blake, one of the most compelling artists in music today. Granted, he should have been nominated last year. The artist who should get the award from all-encompassing perspective is easily Kendrick Lamar, though. In third place would have be Kacey Musgraves.
WHO SHOULDN’T WIN:
Realistically, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis don’t deserve to win, but feel free to turn off your televisions in unison if Ed Sheeran walks away with this one. Not only is he a boring, contrived artist in general, but the man was nominated for Song of the Year last year. I don’t care what kind of rule changes there were, he doesn’t deserved to fill this slot that should have gone to acts like HAIM or especially Lorde this year.
WHO WILL WIN:
For some reason, I feel like they’re going to give this one to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. They’ve had way too much success over the past year to be completely overlooked, unfortunately. In second place would have to be Kendrick Lamar, followed by Kacey Musgraves, both of whom are deserving winners.