Grammy predictions slugfest: Who’s ahead in top races?

End of the Grammy eligibility period is just a few weeks away, so it’s time to get serious about making our early predictions in the top races: Best Record, Album and New Artist of the Year. I invited our two new Grammy forum moderators to duke it out with me in this fun slugfest: Troy “Troy” Escamilla and Quintale “Music Forever” Forte. Below: Tune in and watch us go at it category per category — or else listen to the audio podcast version. Also below: their predictions.

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
(Troy and Quintale Agree on these likely nominees)
“Beyonce,” Beyonce
“Frozen” soundtrack, various artists
“In the Lonely Hour,” Sam Smith 
“Lazaretto,” Jack Black
 
Quintale:
“1000 Forms of Fear,” Sia
 
Troy:
“G I R L,” Pharrell Williams
 
RECORD OF THE YEAR
(Agree)
“Chandelier,” Sia
“Happy,” Pharrell Williams
“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea f/ Charli XCX
“Stay with Me,” Sam Smith
 
Quintale:
“Drunk in Love,” Beyonce f/ Jay-Z
 
Troy:
 “Rude,” MAGIC!
 
BEST NEW ARTIST
(Agree)
Iggy Azalea 
Sam Smith
 
Quintale:
FKA Twigs
Ariana Grande
HAIM
 
Troy:
A Great Big World
MAGIC!
St. Vincent
 

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