Predicting the Nominees: Grammy gets lively
On Dec. 1 -- ehm, tomorrow -- the Recording Academy will stage the Grammy Nominations Concert Live!, to lift the curtain on frontrunners for prizes come February, at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards.
Considering nods were culled from the season that ran September in 2009 to September this year, there may be some old faces in with the new.
Not that Lady Gaga is old, per se, but her "Fame Monster" EP/re-released set will pack a punch beside relatively new albums like Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs" and fresh-faced Justin Bieber. Jay-Z's 2009 album "The Blueprint 3" will be up against acts like Eminem for honors.
Or so we think. In the following pages, Melinda Newman and Katie Hasty break down who they think will garner nominations during the televised concert event.
The Grammy Awards will presented on Feb. 13.