the Buzz for December 2nd, 2010


Lady Antebellum — “Need You Now” (from Need You Now) — Need You Now - Need You Now

More extensive thoughts on the just-announced 2011 Grammy nominations are forthcoming — would have live-blogged the thing, as per Buzz tradition, but A and I had a small dinner party last night and I wasn’t sure we’d be done in time (turns out we were) — but get a good lingering look at your Record of the Year winner right cheer, peeps: pitted as it is against four rap-slash-hip-hop hits — Cee-Lo’s “Fuck You,” Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie,” B.o.B.’s “Nothin’ On You,” and Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind,” which you just know are all gonna split that contingent’s vote that many ways — you can betcher bippy that Lady A’s blockbuster crossover smash will stand as safe harbor for all those stodgy old Academy members whom Marshall Mathers and his ilk scare the living, curdled crap out of. (Of course, the fact that “Need” is the hands-down best tune among the five singled out for recognition will certainly help carry it to the winners’ circle, but — just as with that Dixie Chicks sweep a few years ago — don’t believe for a slick second that that’s the reason it’s gonna win.)