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Last year’s Grammy Award ceremony was all about women and pop music. However, this year’s Grammys takes a complete turn in the opposite direction: male and rock music.
According to Reuters, new artists like Frank Ocean and fun. along with heavy guitar sounds will be dominating music’s biggest night on Sunday.
"It will be a very exciting night because it's so much the antithesis of last year, which was a once-in-a-lifetime show with Adele and her moment," Jim Donio, president of the National Association of Recording Merchandisers, said.
Last year, of course, was all about Adele. The 23-year-old vocal powerhouse swept at the 2012 Grammys with her groundbreaking album 21. This year’s awards ceremony will be very different, with six nominations for Ocean, fun., Mumford & Sons, Dan Auerbach, Jay-Z, and Kanye West. The most nominations after these guys is another rock band: Auerbach’s the Black Keys—they received five nominations.
"This year seems very different ... we're seeing rock music and guitar music coming back to the Grammys and being appreciated this year," said Patrick Doyle, assistant editor of Rolling Stone magazine.
Rolling Stone recently reported another male powerhouse will be performing at the Grammys: Justin Timberlake. The performance will mark Timberlake’s first appearance at the show in 4 years.
The 2013 Grammy Awards will air this Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS.