Miguel Rooting for Drake to Win a Grammy
R&B newbie Miguel is certainly talented, but he’s also a great sport. The singer has yet to be nominated for a Grammy but he has some thoughts on who he thinks should take home the coveted award.
The BoomBox: What’s your pick for the following categories, and why?
Best New Artist
Florence & the Machine
Mumford & Sons
Miguel: Florence & The Machine — Florence is amazing.
Album of the Year
‘The Suburbs,’ Arcade Fire
‘Need You Now,’ Lady Antebellum
‘The Fame Monster,’ Lady Gaga
‘Teenage Dream,’ Katy Perry
Miguel: This is tough, but I’m going to go with Katy Perry, ‘Teenage Dream’ is just so refreshing, not to mention the songs on that album have been getting constant rotation everywhere!
Record of the Year
‘Nothin’ on You,’ B.o.B feat. Bruno Mars
‘Love the Way You Lie, Eminem feat. Rihanna
‘F— You,’ Cee-Lo
‘Empire State of Mind,’ Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys
‘Need You Know,’ Lady Antebellum
Miguel: ‘F— You’ (Cee-Lo) This is such a fun track!
Best Rap Album
‘The Adventures of Bobby Ray,’ B.o.B
‘Thank Me Later,’ Drake
‘The Blueprint 3,’ Jay-Z
‘How I Got Over,’ The Roots
Miguel: Drake’s album is a hit, every song [was a hit]. He sings and rap. He is a versatile artist.
Best Rap Song
‘Empire State of Mind,’ Shawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Burt Keyes, Alicia Keys, Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic
‘Love the Way You Lie,’ Alexander Grant, Holly Hafferman & Marshall Mathers
‘Not Afraid,’ M. Burnett, J. Evans, Marshall Mathers, L. Resto & M. Samuels
‘Nothin’ On You,’ Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Bobby Simmons Jr.
‘On to the Next One,’ Shawn Carter, J. Chaton & K. Dean
Miguel: ‘Not Afraid’ really marked Eminem’s come back on to the music scene. It is rebellious to the core.