Edna Gundersen of USA Today spoke with music analysts for their thoughts on who will walk away the big winner in the R&B group from this month’s Grammy Awards. Paul Grein commented, “It’s a strong field,” Grein says. “In any other year, I could see at least three of the others winning. [Mary J.] Blige is coming off the biggest crossover hit of her career. Destiny’s Child is at its peak. And Aaliyah died on the cusp of superstardom. If Alicia [Keys] didn’t have such a lock, it would be an open race, almost. You could write a winning scenario for four of them.” As for the most nominated artist, India.Arie, Grein adds, “The only scenario for her would be if voters don’t want to go with the preordained obvious choice and instead go with the sleeper.” Read more.
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