26/02/2015 – Royal Blood-Figure it Out (2014)

The results are in! How did I do…

 

 

Best Male Solo Artist

 

Ed Sheeran

 

Damon Albarn

George Ezra

Paolo Nutini

Sam Smith

 

As I said Ed Sheeran won. 1 points

 

Best Female Solo Artist

 

Paloma Faith

 

Ella Hednerson

FKA twigs

Jessie Ware

Lily Allen

 

Another easy pick 2 for 2 so far.

 

 

British Group

 

Royal Blood

 

Alt-J

Clean Bandit

Coldplay

One Direction

 

3 outta 3 so far!

 

International Group

 

Foo Fighters

 

5 Second of Summer

Black Keys

First Aid Kit

The War on Drugs

 

4/4, I really should have gone to the bookies with these predictions!

 

British Breakthrough Act

 

Sam Smith

 

CHVRCHES

FKA twigs

George Rzra

Royal Blood

 

5/5, I’m really shocked!

 

 

British Album of the Year

 

Ed Sheeran-X

 

Alt-J-This is All Yours

George Ezra-Wanted on Voyage

Royal Blood-Royal Blood

Sam Smith-In the Lonely Hour

 

6/6

 

 

 

British Single of the Year

 

Mark RonsonUptown Funk

 

Calvin Harris-Summer

Clean Bandit–Rather Be

Ed Sheeran–Thinking Out Loud

Ella HendersonGhost

George EzraBudapest

Route 94My Love

Sam SmithStay with Me

SigmaNobody to Love

 

I went for Clean Bandit. I thought a major advertising campaign might have given them the award. 6/7

 

International Male Solo

 

Pharrell Williams

 

Beck

Hozier

Jack White

John Legend

 

Never bet against the Pharell-factor… 6/8

 

 

International Female Solo

 

Taylor Swift

 

Beyoncé

Lana Del Rey

Sia

St. Vincent

 

Shame St. Vincent didn’t pull this coup off, but another right result for me.

 

7/9

 

British Video

 

One DirectionYou & I

 

Calvin HarrisSummer

Ed SheeranThinking Out Loud

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno MarsUptown Funk

Sam SmithStay with Me

 

Who’d have thought that Ed Sheeran learning do dance wouldn’t be the best video out of this list? 7/10

 

So this year I 7 right. This either shows that I have a good handle on UK Music markets, or it means I spend too much time paying attention to music I don’t care about…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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