Grading The 2014 Grammy Winners

Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers

So, back in December, around the time the Grammy nominations were officially announced, I wrote a post titled “Grading The Grammys” where I gave my two cents on what I thought of the nominees, who I thought should win and who I thought actually would win. The music industry equivalent to filling out an NCAA tournament bracket in March, I watched yesterday as my picks were scuttled fairly quickly. Using the mentality that it is better to recognize many rather than few and spread an award rather than smother one artist with them, my choices for Grammy winners was a bit different from what actually went down last night in LA. Read on to see who I thought would win, who actually did and how that makes me feel, here below.

Record of The Year


– “Get Lucky” – Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

– “Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons

“Royals” – Lorde

– “Locked Out Of Heaven” – Bruno Mars

“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell

Actual Winner: “Get Lucky” – Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

My Prediction: “Royals” – Lorde

Breakdown: I read somewhere in the lead up to this year’s Grammys that the award show could very quickly devolve into a sort of Lifetime Achievement Award for Daft Punk, who did have arguably the song of the year in “Get Lucky” which seemed to be on an endless loop throughout the Summer. “Royals” certainly had its own run, but looking back it was somewhat ridiculous to think she could overtake Daft Punk.

Jake Krzeczowski

Jake Krzeczowski is a writer based in Chicago. Since graduating from the University of Iowa in 2012 he has written for the likes of The Chicago Sun Times, Complex Magazine, and Elevator Magazine.

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