Grammy prediction: Who will win and who got shafted

At the 56th annual Grammy Awards Jan. 26(7 p.m. on CBS) the Recording Academy again aims to reward "artistic excellence" in 82 categories. Below are foolhardy predictions on how the thousands of academy members will vote for some of the key awards, and several worthy artists the Grammys shouldn't have ignored (remember, only recordings released from Oct. 1, 2012, through Sept. 30 are eligible).

Album of the year

Nominees:

"The Blessed Unrest," Sara Bareilles

"Random Access Memories," Daft Punk

"Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City,"Kendrick Lamar

"The Heist," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

"Red," Taylor Swift

Who will win: "Random Access Memories," Daft Punk

Who should win: "Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City," Kendrick Lamar

Who got shafted: "Nothing Was the Same," Drake

Record of the year

(Award to the artist and the producer, recording engineer and-or mixer)

Nominees:

"Get Lucky," Daft Punk

"Radioactive," Imagine Dragons

"Royals," Lorde

"Locked Out of Heaven," Bruno Mars

"Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke

Who will win: "Get Lucky"

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