Posted in 58th GRAMMYs, Best New Artist

58th GRAMMYs: Odds for Best New Artist

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You already got the odds for two of the big four awards at the GRAMMYs, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Now, it’s time to take a look at Best New Artist.

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.”

There’s been much discussion and controversy on what is considered a “new” artist. For example, in 2001 country singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne won this Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: Odds for Best New Artist”

Posted in 58th GRAMMYs, Pop Field

58th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Pop Field

We are less than a month away from knowing who are the nominees for the 58th GRAMMYs. As I mentioned on my previous post, I’d be predicting the mainstream fields and this is the turn for the field that everybody hates and loves: Pop. And this year’s pop field could simply be an extension of the general field contenders. Let’s take a look:

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

  1. Taylor Swift — Blank Space
  2. The Weeknd — Can’t Feel My Face
  3. Ed Sheeran — Thinking Out Loud
  4. Pharrell Williams — Freedom
  5. Ellie Goulding — Love Me Like You Do

The three main contenders here (Swift, The Weeknd, Sheeran) Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Pop Field”

Posted in Album of the Year, Best New Artist, GRAMMY Awards, Record of the Year, Song of the Year

58th GRAMMYs: Final predictions for the General Field

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

  1. Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars — Uptown Funk
  2. Taylor Swift — Blank Space
  3. The Weeknd — Can’t Feel My Face
  4. Ed Sheeran — Thinking Out Loud
  5. Kanye West, Rihanna & Paul McCartney — FourFiveSeconds

The Record of the Year line-up hasn’t change much (or hardly at all) since the Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: Final predictions for the General Field”

Posted in GRAMMY Awards, Song of the Year

57th GRAMMYs: Odds for Song of the Year

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The race for Song of the Year is tight. Four of the nominated songs are also in the race for Record of the Year. Furthermore, there are three songs (Chandelier, Take Me to Church, and Stay with Me) with winning potential. And as for the other two, everybody is wondering how they got in there.

With the exception of Max Martin and Taylor Swift, all the other nominated songwriters are competing for the very first time in this category.

Let’s now take a look at the odds for each of the nominees. They are listed in order of likelihood of winning:

Continue reading “57th GRAMMYs: Odds for Song of the Year”

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57th GRAMMYs: Odds for Record of the Year

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This year’s line-up for Record of the Year is, by far, the weakest. None of the contenders are legendary songs that scream ‘Record of the Year’. Instead, they are  mainstream pop hits that impressed more the general public than music experts.

With the exception of Taylor Swift —who’s been nominated thrice in this category, the rest of the nominees are newbies: Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, Meghan Trainor, and Sam Smith are contending their first GRAMMYs ever. Sia, however, is making her first appearance in the general field.

Now let’s take a look at the odds for each of the nominees. They are listed in order of likelihood of winning:  Continue reading “57th GRAMMYs: Odds for Record of the Year”