By Ito Amayo, E23 Reporter

The Grammys are fast approaching this week, airing on Feb. 15. Like many others, I am excited for the Grammys. I’ve always been more of a Grammys type of gal anyway, so all of my energy is drained waiting for what the outcome of this year’s Grammys will be.

This year the Grammys has 83 categories. What a show! I want to break it down to three categories that stood out the most and might need a little bit of nominee tweaking. No shade Grammys, but there are a few artists and songs that have been overlooked from your nominee list this year and I have to put my foot in the water on this one. Let’s dive in!

First off, I would love to talk about the nominees for record of the year. We have “Really Love” by D’Angelo And the Vanguard, “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift, “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd and “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and my gorgeously, talented and amazing husband Bruno Mars. This category has awesome nominees this year, but I think some of these records deserve a replacement.

Taylor Swift is good, but I think that’s all- just good. I personally think her music is such that any girl can go in their room and make a song just like hers. A lot of her music is obviously so very repetitive. I’m just personally getting tired of Swift. Her style is nothing more than cute spontaneous girl moments and break up songs. The Grammys have forgotten “How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris and Disciples, “Cake By The Ocean” by DNCE, “Cool for the Summer” by Demi Lovato and so many more fantastic on-repeat songs.

I’m sure we could all think of a song that is missing from this nominee list, but I’d have to say “FourFiveSeconds” by Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney is the ultimate replacement of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.” If you haven’t heard the song yet, I think you need to check it out. The collaboration of these three individuals is amazing. “FourFiveSeconds” has such an authentic and down-to-earth sound. The raunchy vocals of Rihanna, the almost robotic tones of Kanye and the instrumentals of Paul McCartney brought back the real feelings of music to me and deserves a place for record of the year.

In the category for best new artist we have Courtney Barnett, Tori Kelly, James Bay, Meghan Trainor and Sam Hunt. I’ll go easy on everyone here and not make an imaginary attempt to replace the less deserving nominee, only because I’m honestly not completely familiar with every nominee. Feel free to imagine my awkward laughing here.

I will say two people I feel should have been nominated for this category. Alessia Cara put words that we all have said at a party in a song with “Here.” She would have been a great choice. Also, Bryson Tiller’s whole album, “Trapsoul,” just gave me a completely different vibe in 2015. On the other hand, a lot of people could argue that it would have been too soon to get him on the Grammys nominee list, but it doesn’t hurt to dream.

I do not fully agree with the best pop duo/group performance nominee- “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Sugar” by Maroon 5, “Ship to Wreck” by Florence + the Machine, and “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and my lovely, perfect and flawless husband Bruno Mars. I just thought I should reiterate my love. I feel more content with this category and list more than the rest, to be very honest.

I think that these group and duo performances changed music in 2015. There is something unique about all of these songs and the production of all of them, so their positions on this list are well deserved. If I were to choose which should go first, “Bad Blood” should not be on there.

I’m sure you think I have something against Taylor Swift, but that’s not necessarily true at all. I can’t be the only one to declare how annoying I think this song is, but there is an amazing creativity value with this song. Kendrick Lamar’s Compton-styled rhymes, along with Taylor Swift’s good girl country voice, was so original and distinct that “Bad Blood” deserves a lot of credit. Yet, the melody is horrible.

“I Know What You Did Last Summer” by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello should have been nominated. It’s a very catchy song. Looking over at the nominees, I’d have to say Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again” may take the crown for this category. It’s a very emotional song seen in the latest Fast & Furious film. Charlie Puth has such a serenading voice, and this song just portrays a side of Khalifa I’ve never heard before.

Hopefully you don’t hate me now after reading all my critiques for this year’s nominees, but you know your girl had to keep it real. Maybe you feel different about what I said, or you also feel like the nominee list should be modified just a bit. Feb. 15 is going to be a very interesting night. I’m looking forward to this year’s winners and my husband Bruno Mars’ look for the evening. I’ll be watching. I hope you’ll be watching too.