MANILA, Philippines – Audiophiles are gearing up for the 2013 Grammy Awards night, which takes place on Sunday in Los Angeles (Monday, February 11, in Manila). Predictions of who will get the top awards are making the rounds online.
Forbes Magazine thinks singer-songwriter Frank Ocean will win the Album of the Year award for “Channel Orange” while Song of the Year will go to Carly Rae Jepsen for the summer hit “Call Me Maybe”.
Predictions, though, are a dime a dozen.
For the music geeks out there, music-streaming service Spotify crafted an ingenious way of guessing who gets the Grammys based on data generated by Spotify users. Album of the Year will go to Mumford & Sons for “Babel” while Record of the Year, a step higher than song of the year, will go to Gotye for “Somebody That I Used to Know”.
The Grammy Awards is the music industry’s equivalent of the Oscars and was first held on May 4, 1959. The members of the US National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, who are recording artists, musicians and producers, vote for the winners. – with reports from Zak Yuson/Rappler.com