The creation and consumption of music have changed profoundly. So many artists are competing for attention that the average listener may know the names of only a fraction of them and would have trouble naming more
than a few of their songs.

So, do award nominations mean much in this new age of music? Maybe not as much as they did before Spotify, YouTube and TikTok came on the scene. But musicians still deserve recognition, and nominations for Grammy Awards still make sense in pop culture.

The 64th Grammy Award ceremony is scheduled for Jan. 31, and here are my predictions for some of the top categories, based on music charts and the artists’ presence in pop culture.

Best Contemporary Blues Album


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