Sara Bareilles is a double nominee (best female pop vocal performance and album of the year) at this year's Grammy Awards, but to many people, she's still relatively under the radar. As one of biggest underdogs in her categories — she's up against Taylor Swift, Daft Punk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Kendrick Lamar for album of the year — she may not be the safe bet, but we're still rooting for her this Sunday. It's not just because her nominated song ("Brave") is incredible and worth the attention for more than just that "Roar" controversy with Katy Perry, and it's not just because her album (The Blessed Unrest) is certainly one of the best of the year. Bareilles is long overdue for a win after a decade in the industry and two previous nominations, and this is arguably her best album to date. Plus, it doesn't hurt that she's basically the Jennifer Lawrence of the music world.
Keep reading to see why we're rooting for her, and you're welcome in advance for your new favorite album.