Album of the Year Predictions for Grammy Awards 2019
W ith the Grammy Awards 2019 just right the corner, excitement levels are running high. Everybody is probably wondering about all that might happen at music’s greatest night. Will Cardi B rewarded for her debut album? Or will Kendrick Lamar win for any of the eight nominations that he received? There’s a lot going on, but who wins for sure will be out tomorrow at the Grammys. But till then, a little bit of speculation does not hurt anybody, right? So, why not take a look at who might win the award for ‘Album of the Year’ at the 61st Grammy Awards 2019.
Nominees for Album of the Year Award
The nominees for this year’s Album of the Year Award include:
- Cardi B- Invasion of Privacy
- Brandi Carlile- By the Way, I forgive You
- Drake- Scorpion
- HER- HER
- Post Malone- Beerbongs and Bentleys
- Janelle Monae- Dirty Computer
- Kacey Musgraves- Golden Hour
Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B
Invasion of Privacy is the debut studio album of American rapper Cardi B. Based on 13 songs, this hip hop album came out back in April by Atlantic Records. It also comprises Trap, Latin, and R&B. Apart from this category, it is also nominated for ‘Best Rap Album’ at the Grammy Awards 2019.
By the Way, I Forgive You by Brandi Carlile
This is the sixth studio album coming from Brandi Carlile and is co-produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings. It has a total of 10 songs, and also got nominated in the ‘Best Americana Album’ Award at Grammys 2019.
Scorpion by Drake
This fifth studio album from the Canadian rapper Drake was released by Cash Money Records, Republic Records, and Young Money Entertainment. This double album is based on a total of 25 tracks. While the first disc is hip hop, the second one is categorized as R&B and pop.
HER by HER
H.E.R is an album by the American singer HER which was released by RCA records. And it has a total of 21 songs in two volumes. Apart from this category, it is also nominated for the ‘Best R&B Album’ at this years Grammys.
Beerbongs and Bentleys by Post Malone
This second studio album by American rapper Post Malone was released by Republic Records. This album even contains guest appearance from other prominent stars including Swae Lee, Nicki Minaj, G-Eazy, 21 Savage, Ty Dolla Sign, and YG. With a total of 18 songs, the album features many genre including hip hop, trap and contemporary R&B.
Dirty Computer by Janelle Monae
Dirty Computer is Janelle Monae’s third studio album which was released by Wondaland Art Society, Bad Boy Records, and Atlantic Records, and is based on a total of 14 songs.
Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
Golden Hour was Musgraves’ fourth studio album, And she scripted and co-produced all 13 tracks with Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk. The album was even number 4 on US Billboard 200. And was even nominated in another category for Grammy Awards 2019.
Who is Likely to Win the ‘Album of the Year’ Award at Grammy Awards 2019?
This is probably going to be the most interesting, and the most tough category in terms of deciding who will win. There are 900 new diverse Academy voters this time, and things will definitely be different. If it was for the old ones, Golden Hour would have swept the show with its emotive and fashionable writing. After all, it also won in the same category at the Country Music Awards. But as far as Grammys 2019 are concerned, Cardi B with her Invasion of Privacy stands a strong chance. The album contains irrepressible star power along with emotions, and that’s a deadly combination. Although Drake with Scorpion might get many votes as well, some believe its too patchy to actually win.