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Grein Sings Grammy Blues

March 01, 1987

Although pop prognosticator Paul Grein was successful in just 12 of the 19 Grammy categories he predicted in last Sunday's Calendar, he says that his only real regret was picking Run-D.M.C. over Prince's "Kiss" in the R&B Group Vocal competition. "A bum call," Grein said of that one.

The other misfires, he maintains, were unpredictable upsets with no rhyme or reason: James Brown over Luther Vandross, Anita Baker over Janet Jackson, Peter Gabriel's losses in all his nominated fields. Calling these outcomes "squirrelly," Grein said he'd still stick with his original picks if he had it to do all over again.

And though he missed in all three R&B categories, he made a clean sweep of the Pop races, as well as Album of the Year ("Graceland"), Song of the Year ("That's What Friends Are For") and Best New Artist (Bruce Hornsby & the Range).

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