January 18, 2013


Fuse's 2013 Grammy Poll: Who's Ahead and Who Needs Your Help

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It hasn't been a week since we dropped our 2013 Grammy poll, but fans are already making their picks known loud and clear: Katy Perry, Coldplay and Drake all earned decisive leads over the competition. Still, most categories in our 2013 Grammy poll are anyone's game. For instance, relative newcomer Frank Ocean is just barely edging out R&B champ Chris Brown for the Best Urban Contemporary Album Grammy. Team Breezy isn't gonna like that. 

Here's our guide to the closest races, the leading artists (so far) and the people who need your votes to pull ahead. Be sure to cast your votes for 2013 Grammys right here.

The Closest Races

Album of the Year: fun.'s Some Nights is winning, but Mumford & Sons' Babel and Frank Ocean's Channel Orange are close behind. Oceanographers and Mumford fans should get voting if they want to challenge the "We Are Young" scribes.

Best Rap Song: While "Young, Wild & Free" from Snoop, Wiz and Bruno is definitely leading, Jay-Z & Kanye West's "N----s in Paris" and "The Motto" from Drake & Lil Wayne are both within reach of taking the throne.

Song of the Year: Ed Sheeran's "The A Team" is verrrry close to overcoming Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)." Can Ed knock her out, or will the close race just make Kelly stronger? 

Best R&B Performance: Usher's "Climax" is leading now, but comparative newcomer Miguel is just about to match Ush vote-for-vote with his major hit. IRL, "Adorn" tied "Climax" for most consecutive weeks spent at No. 1 on the Billboard R&B charts in 2012. It seems like people are pretty evenly divided on which smash hit is the better bedroom jam.

Best Urban Contemporary Album: Surprise! Long-reigning R&B hitmaker Chris Brown is actually behind Frank Ocean, with Channel Orange besting Fortune… but not by much. A major push from #TeamBreezy could easily help Brown beat Ocean.

Best Pop Vocal Album: Kelly Clarkson stans are coming out stronger than Pink's supporters and putting Clarkson's 2012 album ahead of Pink's by 10 percent. But time will tell if Kelly can withstand the closing gap between Stronger and The Truth About Love in the poll.

The Biggest Leads

Best Rock Performance: Coldplay are pummeling British folk-rockers Mumford & Sons for the Best Rock Performance of 2012. "Charlie Brown" is leading "I Will Wait" by over 40 percent right now. Mumford fans best get the vote out!

Best Rock Song: In this poll, Mumford fans are turning out in droves to vote for "I Will Wait" as the Best Rock Song of 2012. But is it just winning because Coldplay don't have a nominated track in this category?

Best Pop Solo Performance: Katy Perry is KILLING Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Carly Rae Jepsen and Rihanna in this category for her "Wide Awake" track. Clarkson is closest to Katy, but her fans have a lot of work ahead to put "Stronger" before "Wide Awake."

Best Rap Album: Drake's Take Care is unstoppable! The album is murdering LPs from long-running rap faves Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco, the Roots and Nas (plus "newcomer" 2 Chainz) in this category. Nas' Life is Good is closest to Drake, but it's still waaay behind.

Wanna change the results? There's only one way to do it: Head here and start voting for who YOU think should win the 2013 Grammys.