By Chuck Arnold
Updated December 24, 2012 12:00 PM


With six artists leading with six nominations apiece for this year’s Grammys, there’s no one who will be rolling in the sweep like Adele. If you had to pick the top contender, it would be Fun, which impressively scored in each of the Big Four categories (Album/Record/Song of the Year and Best New Artist), but they’re hardly a lock to win any of them. It wasn’t a great year for women: The leading lady is probably Kelly Clarkson, up for three awards—including Record of the Year, the first such nod for an American Idol alum. But I’m happiest about the Album of the Year recognition for neo-soul sensation Frank Ocean. If his Channel Orange takes the prize Feb. 10, then the best album really will have won.