Congratulations to our User Dehlavi for scoring a staggering 89% with his CMA Awards predictions. He forecast all the races correctly save for that shocker in Entertainer of the Year. In doing so, he edged out three other of our Users — Chriswpg, AndrewRiley and cnmem10 — who each scored 78%. All of them did better than our odds, which foresaw 67% of the races.
This quartet will be part of our Top 24 Users predicting this event next year and will be showcased on the site.
Over 200 Gold Derby readers forecast this year’s CMA champs, logging over 2,000 predictions in nine categories. To see how you fared, log in to your account and, under your profile picture in the left column, click CMA Awards 2014.
Our best Editors — Marcus Dixon, Matt Noble — scored 67% correct as did a staggering 70 of our Users. Daniel Montgomery got 56% and Chris Beachum came in at 45%.
Collectively, our Editors scored 58% while the Users were at 50%.
The best overall categories were Vocal Duo (96%) and Female Vocalist (94%). The worst were Vocal Group (4%) and New Artist (3%).
Do you think any of this year’s CMA winners will go on to earn Grammy nominations? We’re predicting the recording academy’s four general field races: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Musgraves earned a Best New Artist bid last year, but was bested by rap duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Below, predict the top album race.