Between the Super Bowl, Super Tuesday, and the Grammy Awards, I think it's safe to say we're a competitive nation. We take pride in our favorite teams, politicians, and musicians, and we like to see how they match up against the rest. Contests that involve judges and not referees (like award shows), however, can get controversial. For example, we all accept that the Giants are the champions, but if Kanye West doesn't win a Grammy--watch out! We may never hear the end of it.
Whether you agree with academy or not, the Grammy awards are entertaining and bring a nice closure to the past year in music. And to refresh your memory, here at Download Music we've compiled this playlist to highlight some of the nominees such as Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, Nelly Furtado, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Herbie Hancock, and many more.
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