1.30.2010

Celebrity Grammy Predictions 2010

How many Grammys will this year’s most-nominated artist Beyoncé add to her mantle? Will Grammy voters go gaga for Lady Gaga? And will the Black Eyed Peas’ commercial success translate into recognition from their peers?

We asked a group of artists, songwriters, and producers to make their Grammy predictions in eight categories. This year’s all-star panel includes R&B songstress JoJo, singer-songwriter Sean “The Pen” Garrett, Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton, Young Money’s Shanell, songwriter Rico Love, producer Jim Jonsin, singer-songwriter Kevin Cossom, and Roc Nation signee J. Cole.

Find out who they think will go home with music’s most-coveted award at Sunday’s 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
I Am… Sasha Fierce – Beyoncé – Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, Kevin Cossom, Sean Garrett
The E.N.D. – Black Eyed Peas
The Fame – Lady Gaga – Melody Thornton, J. Cole
Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King – Dave Matthews Band
Fearless – Taylor Swift – Shanell, JoJo

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Halo” – Beyoncé
“I Gotta Feeling” – Black Eyed Peas – J. Cole, Shanell, Kevin Cossom
“Use Somebody” – Kings of Leon – Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, JoJo, Sean Garrett
“Poker Face” – Lady Gaga – Melody Thornton
“You Belong With Me” – Taylor Swift

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Poker Face” – Lady Gaga – Kevin Cossom, Sean Garrett
“Pretty Wings” – Maxwell – Rico Love
“Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” – Beyoncé – Melody Thornton, Shanell, JoJo
“Use Somebody” – Kings of Leon – J. Cole, Jim Jonsin
“You Belong With Me” – Taylor Swift

BEST NEW ARTIST
Zac Brown Band
Keri Hilson – Melody Thornton, Rico Love, Shanell, Kevin Cossom
MGMT – Jim Jonsin, JoJo, Sean Garrett
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings

BEST RAP SONG
“Best I Ever Had” – Drake – Melody Thornton (tie), J. Cole, Rico Love, Shanell, Kevin Cossom, Sean Garrett
“Day ‘N’ Nite” – Kid Cudi
“Dead and Gone” – T.I. & Justin Timberlake – Jim Jonsin
“D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)” – Jay-Z – JoJo
“Run This Town” – Jay-Z, Rihanna, & Kanye West – Melody Thornton (tie)

BEST R&B SONG
“Blame It” – Jamie Foxx & T-Pain
“Lions, Tigers, & Bears” – Jazmine Sullivan – Melody Thornton
“Pretty Wings” – Maxwell – J. Cole, Kevin Cossom, JoJo, Sean Garrett
“Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” – Beyoncé – Shanell
“Under” – Pleasure P – Rico Love, Jim Jonsin

BEST CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUM
I Am… Sasha Fierce – Beyoncé – Melody Thornton, Shanell, Kevin Cossom, JoJo, Sean Garrett
Intuition – Jamie Foxx
The Introduction of Marcus Cooper – Pleasure P – Rico Love, Jim Jonsin
Ready – Trey Songz – J. Cole
Thr33 Ringz – T-Pain

BEST RAP ALBUM
Universal Mind Control – Common – Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, JoJo, Sean Garrett
Relapse – Eminem – J. Cole, Kevin Cossom
R.O.O.T.S. – Flo Rida – Shanell
The Ecstatic – Mos Def
The Renaissance – Q-Tip

Winners will be revealed when the Grammys air live from L.A.’s Staples Center tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.