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Surprise: Sara Bareilles for Album of the Year
Just try to find any prediction that included Sara Bareilles’ “The Blessed Unrest.” You can’t do it. It wasn’t a dark horse, it wasn’t even in the race. That’s not to say it’s not a worthy contender, it’s just a surprise. It was no doubt helped by Katy Perry’s “Roar,” which many people felt ripped off the album’s “Brave,” though both artists said that was not the case.