Sia’s Chandelier Video, 2014.
In the run-up to music’s biggest night, Billboard asked a select panel of 24 artists, producers, industry experts and Grammy voters to pick the nominees they think deserve the big wins.
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Panelists: Big Freedia, artist; Gary Calamar, Grammy-nominated film and TV music supervisor; Tony Dandrades, Univision anchor; Amy Doyle, MTV; Bruce Flohr, Red Light Management; Will Griggs, Cantora Records; Ryan Hemsworth, producer; Jack Isquith, Slacker; Kitty, artist; Sarah Moll, NFL; Mayna Nevarez, Nevarez Communications; Alexandra Patsavas, Chop Shop Music Supervision; Michael Orland, American Idol; Jorge A. Pino L., Venevision Music; Ricky Eat Acid, DJ; Jeff Rabhan, The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, New York University; Ozzy Salvatierra, makeup artist; Francesca Stabile, Neon Gold Records; Ty Stiklorius, Atom Factory; Danny Strick, Sony/ATV Music Publishing; Al Walser, Grammy-nominated singer-producer; Von Pea, artist-producer; Vaughn Acord, groomer; Jeremy Volk, Rhino Independent
This story first appeared in the Feb. 7 issue of Billboard.