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Jay Z or Taylor Swift could win album of the year at the Grammy Awards

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The Grammy's has the National Desk at The Staten Island Advance guessing which musicians will win album of the year. Scott Goldman, National Desk reporter said today (January 26) that Jay Z and Taylor Swift may be two big celebrity names to watch tonight at the LIVE telecast that airs on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. For more on this special Advance article visit http://www.silive.com.

"Predicting who will come up with the next morning's water-cooler moment at the Grammy Awards is just as difficult as guessing who will win album of the year," states Mr. Goldman in The Advance."Grammy producers seem to have found the magic formula lately, pairing artists in ways that may not make sense when we first hear about them but have made for compelling television nonetheless."

What to expect at The Grammy's:

"For 2014 we have the head-scratchers Metallica with classical pianist Lang Lang, Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons, and Robin Thicke with Chicago, and we can't wait to see how they turn out," adds the report. "And there's also Katy Perry, Lorde, Pink with fun.'s Nate Ruess, one of last year's top winners, Sarah Bareilles and Carole King, and a trio of legends -- Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson -- will join Blake Shelton."

Exciting telecast:

The Beatles survivors Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will make an appearance at The Grammy's, adds the report. "Everyone gets "Lucky": Had McCartney and Starr chosen to sit this one out, the night's most anticipated performance would likely belong to the throng of favorites joining Daft Punk onstage -- Stevie Wonder, Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams and the star session men who helped them make "Get Lucky" a memorable song," adds Goldman in The Advance. "The charisma emanating from the stage will be off the charts. And adding Wonder means fans not only get to have their cake and eat it, too, but they also get to scrape the last of the icing out of the bowl," adds the report.

Taylor Swift could win album of the year

"Swift's coronation?: Taylor Swift put out "Red" way back in late 2012, and for the most part, the 24-year-old pop star has been left out of the buzz surrounding the Grammys," adds Goldman in The Advance. "Oddsmakers, however, are keeping her close to their hearts and we're here to remind everyone that Sunday could easily be Swift's night." He continues: "She's already a Recording Academy favorite and is the odds-on favorite to win album of the year. If she does win, it would make her the youngest artist with two album of the year awards -- surpassing Wonder by a month or so. Her last two performances at the Grammys have been sprawling and colorful, another reason to stay tuned."

Jay Z and Beyonce in the house:

"Our top nominee and his Queen B will perform, and the tweets will fly. Presumably the couple is performing nominated song "Part II (On the Run)," adds the report. "But doesn't this seem like the perfect opportunity for Beyonce to do something big? She's yet to play a song from her new self-titled album. It came out too late for these Grammys, but what's the harm in laying the groundwork for the next round of awards?"

Stay tuned Staten Island music and arts fan: Everyone from Madonna to Beyonce are going to hit the stage. Even Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are on tap. This is a music industry dream telecast. This is one program you will not want to miss!

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