By Chris Willman
The Grammys remain harder to predict than any other major set of awards,
thanks to an increasingly huge and diversifying voter base, not to mention the
ongoing fragmentation of America's musical tastes. But who can resist trying to
"Get Lucky" anyway by predicting how the Recording Academy might go?
One thing is for sure: any Adele-style "sweep" headlines the day after
are out of the question, since the likeliest candidate for across-the-board
trophies, Lorde, failed to get recognized by the committees controlling the
Album and New Artist categories. But even if she doesn't lord it over the entire
crop, we suspect Lorde will go home pretty happy anyway, as should fellow
upstarts Macklemore & Lewis.