We’re only two days away from the 54th Annual GRAMMYs, and everyone’s got an opinion on who should be bringing home the gold this Sunday… including 96.5 TIC!  We went through the nominees, and came up with our Official picks for both who SHOULD win… and who probably WILL win– Check out our list, then let us know if you agree with our calls!

Record Of The Year

Rolling In The Deep – Adele [WILL WIN]
Holocene – Bon Iver
Grenade – Bruno Mars
The Cave – Mumford & Sons
Firework – Katy Perry [SHOULD WIN]

Album Of The Year

21 – Adele [WILL WIN]  [SHOULD WIN]
Wasting Light – Foo Fighters
Born This Way – Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans – Bruno Mars
Loud – Rihanna

Song Of The Year

All Of The Lights – Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
The Cave – Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
Grenade – Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars) [SHOULD WIN]
Holocene – Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
Rolling In The Deep – Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)  [WILL WIN]

Best New Artist

The Band Perry  [SHOULD WIN]
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj  [WILL WIN]

>>NEXT PAGE: Our Picks for this year’s Pop & Rock Winners!

Best Pop Solo Performance

Someone Like You – Adele
You And I – Lady Gaga  [SHOULD WIN]
Grenade – Bruno Mars  [WILL WIN]
Firework – Katy Perry
F***in’ Perfect – Pink

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Body And Soul – Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse  [WILL WIN]
Dearest – The Black Keys
Paradise – Coldplay
Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera  [SHOULD WIN]

Best Pop Vocal Album

21 – Adele  [WILL WIN]  [SHOULD WIN]
The Lady Killer – Cee Lo Green
Born This Way – Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans – Bruno Mars
Loud – Rihanna

Best Rock Performance

Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall – Coldplay  [WILL WIN]
Down By The Water – The Decemberists
Walk – Foo Fighters
The Cave – Mumford & Sons  [SHOULD WIN]
Lotus Flower – Radiohead

Best Rock Album

Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul – Jeff Beck
Wasting Light – Foo Fighters  [WILL WIN]
Come Around Sundown – Kings Of Leon
I’m With You – Red Hot Chili Peppers  [SHOULD WIN]
The Whole Love – Wilco

>>NEXT PAGE: We Make Our Picks for Country and Alternative’s Big Winners!

Best Alternative Music Album

Bon Iver – Bon Iver  [WILL WIN]
Codes And Keys – Death Cab For Cutie
Torches – Foster The People  [SHOULD WIN]
Circuital – My Morning Jacket
The King Of Limbs – Radiohead

Best Country Solo Performance

Dirt Road Anthem – Jason Aldean
I’m Gonna Love You Through It – Martina McBride
Honey Bee – Blake Shelton
Mean – Taylor Swift  [WILL WIN]
Mama’s Song – Carrie Underwood  [SHOULD WIN]

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Don’t You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson  [WILL WIN] [SHOULD WIN]
You And Tequila – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter
Barton Hollow – The Civil Wars
Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not – Thompson Square

Best Country Album

My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean
Chief – Eric Church
Own The Night – Lady Antebellum  [SHOULD WIN]
Red River Blue – Blake Shelton
Here For A Good Time – George Strait
Speak Now – Taylor Swift  [WILL WIN]

>>NEXT PAGE: Our Call for Best Comedy and Music Videos!

Best Comedy Album

Alpocalypse – “Weird Al” Yankovic  [WILL WIN]
Finest Hour – Patton Oswalt
Hilarious – Louis C.K.
Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant – Kathy Griffin
Turtleneck & Chain – The Lonely Island  [SHOULD WIN]

Best Short Form Music Video

Rolling In The Deep – Adele  [WILL WIN]
Yes I Know – Memory Tapes
All Is Not Lost – OK Go  [SHOULD WIN]
Lotus Flower – Radiohead
First Of The Year (Equinox) – Skrillex
Perform This Way – “Weird Al” Yankovic

Best Long Form Music Video

I Am…World Tour – Beyoncé  [WILL WIN]
Foo Fighters: Back And Forth – Foo Fighters
Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon – Kings Of Leon
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest – A Tribe Called Quest  [SHOULD WIN]
Nine Types Of Light – TV On The Radio

So those are our picks for this year’s GRAMMYs winners… we did pretty good with our calls last year, so be sure to check back on Monday as we look at how we fared in our predictions for 2012.  Did we make the wrong call?  Did we exclude your favorite nominee?  Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Get all the latest GRAMMYs new and updates including LIVE coverage on Sunday night at CBS Connecticut’s GRAMMYs Page— and WATCH the GRAMMYs on February 12th, 8pm only on CBS!

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