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RS Grammy nom handicapping

IN CASE YOU CAN’T GET ENOUGH GRAMMY HANDICAPPING: You’ve read what Lenny and Roy and Paul Grein had to say about likely Grammy noms; here are a few thoughts cribbed from Steve Knopper’s oddsmaking piece in Rolling Stone. Without a zeitgeist-grabbing phenom like Adele or Gaga in the mix, Knopper notes, “the 2013 Grammy nominations are likely to be a void through which just about anybody can jump.” As for Best New Artist? Knopper says the mantle “probably belongs to Frank Ocean, who may be well on his way to a huge Grammy year” (a presentiment shared by one of his sources, S-Curve ruler and close personal friend of ours Steve Greenberg). But he sees possible New Artist openings for The Lumineers (“who could easily step into the Mumford-Avett Brothers role as Credible Rock Stars of the Year”), Jepsen or One Direction. He quotes Greenberg, who asserts that  Mumford & Sons are “a lock” for an Album of the Year nom; the piece also sees Bruce Springsteen, P!nk and Maroon 5 in the running. The RS crystal ball is murky as to the likelihood of Psy’s ubiquitous “Gangnam Style” getting a Record or Song of the Year nod (it would be “ballsy” of the Academy, muses Greenberg), noting Carly Rae Jepsen’s pop juggernaut “Call Me Maybe,” Gotye's chart-stomping "Somebody That I Used to Know," Maroon’s “One More Night,” Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” and fun.’s “We Are Young” as contenders in these top-tier categories. Jack White, Coldplay and veterans Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Van Halen and The Beach Boys are tapped for Best Rock Album and The Boss’ Obama-boosting anthem “We Take Care of Our Own” likely to battle with Alabama Shakes and Imagine Dragons, among others, for Rock Song. Got opinions on the matter? Hit us up on Twitter. (12/3p)

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