A hit songwriter, a major pop star, and a visionary producer let us in on their thinking
The Hot 100 Hitmaker: Taylor Swift, Red (shown)
''It's spawned so many great hits and it's just really solid songwriting front to back, as usual. And she's also Taylor Swift, so she always wins something.''
The Crossover Pop Star: Sara Bareilles, The Blessed Unrest
''She's who I'm voting for, but Taylor Swift has the best chance of winning and totally deserves it. Those are two monumentally good albums for completely different reasons.''
The A-List Producer: Kendrick Lamar, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
''I don't know why Yeezus is not in this category. I have to say, who's going to win is Taylor. There's a huge voter bloc out there for her.''
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