For the second year in a row, the year’s best-selling song is likely to walk off with the Grammy for Record of the Year. “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye featuring Kimbra is favored to take the prize, which was won last year by Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep.” “Somebody That I Used To Know,” a classy break-up song which carries echoes of Sting’s best work, topped the Hot 100 for eight weeks.
The Grammy nominations will be announced on a live TV special on Dec. 5. The one-hour show will be co-hosted by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift, whose “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” has an outside shot at nominations for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. The awards will be presented on Feb. 10.