The 56th Annual Grammy Awards hosted by LL Cool J will air live from the Los Angeles Staples Center this Sunday (January 26) at 8 p.m. EST on CBS. We've examined the biggest categories and have put in our two cents on who we think should win and who we think will win each award. Vote for your pick in the poll at the bottom of the page.
Category: Best Urban Contemporary Album
Love and War by Tamar Braxton
Side Effects Of You by Fantasia
One: In The Chamber by Salaam Remi
Unapologetic by Rihanna
New York: A Love Story by Mack Wilds
What Album Should Win: Love and War by Tamar Braxton
Tamar has recently solidified herself among the R&B elite. Love and War was the debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and she has already won two Soul Train awards for the record. Her older sister Toni Braxton is a Grammy winner, so we can only hope that good Grammy luck runs in the family.
What Album Will Win: Unapologetic by Rihanna
Rihanna has already won seven Grammys and that's without having a No. 1 album. Now that Unapologetic has secured the Barbadian singer her first No. 1 release, it's likely that the award will end up in her hands. In 2013, she was also crowned Best Female R&B/Pop Artist at the BET Awards; she was honored with the Icon Award as well as Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist at the AMAs; she picked up four Billboard awards, and was voted Favorite R&B Artist at People's Choice Awards. Although it could be argued that she is more of a pop artist than an urban contemporary artist, don't be surprised to see her snag this award.