Predictions for the mainstream fields have already been covered, but the GRAMMYs have a total of 83 categories and you’d have to be a music genius to known them all. In fact, members are not obliged to vote in all of them. There are, however, some categories where we will find familiar faces, radio-friendly songs, and music videos.
Let’s now take a look at the possible winners in the fields for dance/electronic, Latin music, visual media (music for films/TV, etc..), production, and music video/film.
Wrapping up the predictions for the mainstream fields is Country. This field contain four categories: solo performance, group or duo, and the regular songwriters’ and album awards.
Bluegrass, folk, and Americana artists no longer compete here as they know have their own field: “American roots”. The result is a group of nominees that are strictly country, though some of them do have pop, rock, or blues influences.
Chris Stapleton dominates the field with three nods. Ashley Monroe and Little Big Town are in twice. The rest of the nominees only appear once.
The Best New Artist (BNA) award goes to the artist(s) only. Academy guidelines described it as the award “for a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.”
With 41 days to go the countdown for the 58th GRAMMY Awards is slowly going down, and during the following weeks we will be looking at the main contenders for the music’s most prestigious awards. What are the odds for this nominated song? Who is the artist with the biggest chances? How the Academy members vote?
Today let’s begin with category number one, though it is usually the second-to-last or last to be announced during the televised ceremony: Record of the Year.
The speculation is over. We know all of the nominees. And everybody is now talking about who got snubbed and who made a surprise. In reality, there were no major snubs or any jaw-dropping surprises.
Several media outlets talked about Justin Bieber and Luke Bryan getting snubbed, as they were among the top-selling artists of the year. However, commercial success is not a big indicator at the GRAMMYs. And also, neither of them were top contenders in the general field. Bieber, on the other hand, is a favourite to win Best Dance Recording. So, keep calm beliebers.
2015 was a big year for hip-hop as some of the heavyweights in rap music released both commercially and critically successful albums. Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Nicki Minaj are expected to dominate this year’s rap field. The question is who will be competing against them? Let’s see the odds:
Best Rap Performance
Kendrick Lamar — Alright
Drake — Energy
Nicki Minaj ft. Drake & Lil Wayne — Truffle Butter
The R&B field could see a combination of veterans, newcommers, mainstream hip-hop collaborations, and long-time GRAMMY darlings. The Soul Train Music Awards, happening next week (Sunday, Nov. 29) could give us a glimpse on what to expect for this field. Here are the odds:
The submissions are in and the date for the nominations have been set (December 7), hence it is time to start rounding out the final predictions for the 58th GRAMMY Awards. And today we will be looking at the major contenders for the general field. In the following weeks, I’ll be posting predictions for the mainstream fields.
RECORD OF THE YEAR
Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars — Uptown Funk
Taylor Swift — Blank Space
The Weeknd — Can’t Feel My Face
Ed Sheeran — Thinking Out Loud
Kanye West, Rihanna & Paul McCartney — FourFiveSeconds
It is September 30th meaning that the eligibility period for the 58th GRAMMY Awards, that ranged from October 1st last year, is now over. And it is now time to look at the possible contenders. However, we still have to wait a few more weeks until the official list of submissions is disclosed. Therefore, the predictions below are pure speculation. Let’s now take a look at the top contenders in each of the four general field categories:
It’s been more than a month since the 57th GRAMMYs took place and there are still 11 months until the next ceremony occurs. But we are ready to start predicting the nominations for the 58th GRAMMY Awards that will most likely be announced in the beginning of December.
The eligibility period for the 58th GRAMMYs ranks from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015. Therefore, there is a number of potential contenders in the running already. Let’s take a look at the odds in the ‘Big 4’ categories.