One of the biggest nights in music, The 55th Grammy Awards happens this Sunday! As you saw in our SoundTracking Year In Review data, Fun., Gotye, The Black Keys, and more were shared throughout the year by our community. So we decided to have a look at the nominees and determine who would win… If The SoundTracking Community Chose The Grammys!
Album of the Year
» The Black Keys - El Camino
» Fun. - Some Nights
» Mumford & Sons - Babel
» Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
» Jack White - Blunderbuss
Community Winner: Fun.- Some Nights
Not only was Fun.’s smash hit “We Are Young” the #4 most shared song on SoundTracking, regionally it was #3 in New York, and #8 in Los Angeles. The follow-up single, “Some Nights,” also made it to the SoundTracking charts, clocking in at #18. It’s possible they’re gonna have a busy night on Sunday…
Runner Up: The Black Keys- El Camino
Rooting for the underdog, The Black Keys were the #7 artist shared on SoundTracking in Los Angeles. And hey, isn’t that where the Grammys happen?
Record of the Year
» The Black Keys - “Lonely Boy”
» Kelly Clarkson - “Stronger”
» Fun. feat. Janelle Monae - “We Are Young”
» Gotye feat. Kimbra - “Somebody That I Used to Know”
» Frank Ocean - “Thinkin Bout You”
» Taylor Swift - “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
Community Winner: Gotye feat. Kimbra- “Somebody That I Used to Know”
You used to know somebody that hadn’t heard this song. Not anymore! Gotye and Kimbra’s infectious break-up hit was the #3 song shared on SoundTracking and reached #1 in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York!
Runner Up: Fun. feat. Janelle Monae- “We Are Young”
Didn’t we say they’d have a busy night? If Grammy voters are ‘Gotye’d out’, “We Are Young” is poised to win.
Best New Artist
» The Alabama Shakes
» Hunter Hayes
» The Lumineers
» Frank Ocean
Community Winner: Fun.
Sensing a pattern? Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff better set his DVR to record ‘Girls’ on Sunday, cuz he ain’t getting home in time to snuggle up and watch with girlfriend Lena Dunham.
Runner Up: The Lumineers
Their single “Ho Hey” was #6 in Los Angeles, #8 in San Francisco and made us actually consider using something other than Google with this awesome Bing ad!
Song of the Year
» Ed Sheeran - “The A Team”
» Miguel - “Adorn”
» Carly Rae Jepsen - “Call Me Maybe”
» Kelly Clarkson - “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
» Fun. - “We Are Young”
Community Winner: Carly Rae Jepsen- “Call Me Maybe”
Oh-so-catchy! Carly Rae’s pop-genius “Call Me Maybe” was the #5 most shared song on all of SoundTracking in 2012. It also made our Top 5 in New York (#2) and San Francisco (#3). How about we just call her “winner”?
Runner Up: Fun.- “We Are Young”
Because… why not?
Do you agree? Share your 2013 Grammy predictions on SoundTracking!
Australian pop outfit Gold Fields make ’80s new wave-influenced dance-pop. Formed in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia in 2010, Gold Fields feature vocalist Mark Robert Fuller, guitarist Vin Andanar, keyboardist Rob Clifton, bassist Luke Peldys, and drummer Ryan D’Sylva. The band released a self-titled EP in 2012 on Astralwerks and their full length debut album ‘Black Sun’ will be coming February 26th in America and March 8th in Australia / New Zealand. Their live shows have been greatly talked about and where the band really shines and comes to life. Featuring two full drum kits and plenty of handheld percussion, the Gold Fields concert experience explodes with kinetic energy. Though the band’s sound defies pigeonholing, and each song boasts a distinctive identity, a musical through-line unifies the album’s eleven originals: by juxtaposing light and darkness, Gold Fields imbues even its most ebullient performances with melancholy—and vice-versa.
We quite enjoy Gold Fields’ music, but we also wanted to know what their favorite tunes are. They’ve shared their favorite top ten tracks of 2012 with us and we’re excited to share them with you! So without further ado, here are Gold Fields’ Year End Top 10 tracks!
Last night, the American Music Awards celebrated its 40th year anniversary with star-studded performances including a surprise duo of PSY and MC Hammer! Stevie Wonder also performed a tribute to the creator of the AMAs, the late Dick Clark.
The American Music Awards are decided by the public and music buyers. It is a representation of what is currently popular with the general public. So without further ado, the 2012 American Music Awards go to…
Justin Bieber took home not one, not two, but three AMAs. The 18 year old won Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album for “Believe” and the grand award, Artist of The Year! He also had an unplugged and emotional performance of his song “As Long As You Love Me.”
The singer of the infectious song, “Call Me Maybe?”, Carly Rae Jepsen was awarded New Artist of The Year.
Katy Perry was awarded Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist.
Maroon 5 was awarded Favorite Pop/Rock Band.
Performing her new single “I Knew You Were Trouble” Taylor Swift treated the audience to her most theatrical performance to date. Later in the night, she was awarded Favorite Female Country Artist.
Luke Bryan was awarded Favorite Country Male Artist.
Lady Antebellum won Favorite Country Band.
Carrie Underwood won Favorite Country Album for “Blown Away.”
Nicki Minaj not only performed a rendition of “Beauty and the Beat” with Artist of the Year, Justin Bieber, but she also was awarded Favorite Hip Hop Artist and Favorite Hip Hop Album for “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.”
Beyonce was awarded Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
Performing a medley of his three new songs “Climax,” “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” and “Numb,” Usher was awarded Favorite Soul/R&B Artist.
Rihanna won Favorite Soul/R&B Album for “Talk That Talk.”
Linkin Park won Favorite Alternative Rock Artist.
Still the talk of the town, Adele was awarded Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist.
Shakira was awarded Favorite Latin Artist.
tobyMac won Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist.
David Guetta won the new title of Favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist.