Congratulations to our site User Ryanlappy, who correctly predicting 84% of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards winners. He actually tied with rodulio01 but better used his 500 and 200 point bets to rack up an overall point score of 1,900.
Over 200 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year’s Billboard winners, logging over 2,200 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click Billboard Music Awards 2014.
As a group, we were right on target with eventual winners Justin Timberlake (artist, male artist, album), Lorde (new artist), Imagine Dragons (duo or group, rock artist), and Carrie Underwood (milestone). But there were not any major surprises overall, with our collective second choices winning the other 12 categories predicted: Katy Perry (female artist), Timberlake (R&B artist), Eminem (rap artist), Luke Bryan (country artist), and Robin Thicke (song).
Our best Editor was Daniel Montgomery, who had a better score of 92% than any User of the website. David Schnelwar and I finished with 75% right. The fourth spot was taken by Marcus Dixon with just 42% correct.
Gold Derby’s own Paul Sheehan was the only Expert making predictions, and his score was 59% accurate.
Collectively, the Editors were best overall with 71%, followed by our Expert with 59%, and the Users with 47%.