Grammy predictions: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift …

Our predictions for Sunday’s winners in 35 Grammy races are based upon a combination of the four sets of forecasts at Gold Derby: Experts, Editors, Top 24 Users (highest scores predicting last year’s winners) and All Users.

Our forecasted champs are in gold while potential spoilers for nominations are in italics.

Click on each category title to be taken to an overview of that race. (And see the breakdown of wins by artist here.)

GENERAL FIELD

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“The Heist,” Macklemore & Lewis
Spoiler: Taylor Swift, “Red”

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Royals,” Lorde
Spoiler: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk f/ Pharrell

SONG OF THE YEAR 
“Royals,” Lorde
Spoiler: “Same Love,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

BEST NEW ARTIST
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Spoiler: Ed Sheeran 

POP FIELD

POP SOLO 
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”
Spoiler: Lorde, “Royals”

POP DUO/GROUP
“Get Lucky,” Daft Punk f/ Pharrell
Spoiler: “Just Give Me a Reason,” Pink f/ Nate Ruess

POP VOCAL ALBUM
“The 20/20 Experience,” Justin TImberlake
Spoiler: “Heroine,” Lorde

TRADITIONAL POP FIELD

TRADITIONAL POP ALBUM
“To Be Loved,” Michael Buble
Spoiler: “Viva Duets,” Tony Bennett

DANCE FIELD

DANCE RECORDING
“Sweet Nothing,” Calvin Harris f/ Florence Welch
Spoiler: “Clarity,” Zedd f/ Foxes

DANCE ELECTRONICA ALBUM
“Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk
Spoiler: “18 Months,” Calvin Harris

ROCK FIELD

ROCK PERFORMANCE
Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
Spoiler: David Bowie, “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”

METAL PERFORMANCE
Black Sabbath, “God is Dead?”
Spoiler: Volbeat, “Room 24”

ROCK SONG
“Cut Me Some Slack,” Paul McCartney and Nirvana
Spoiler: “Doom and Gloom,” Rolling Stones

ROCK ALBUM
“The Next Day,” David Bowie
Spoiler: “Mechanical Bull,” Kings of Leon

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
“Vampire Weekend,” Modern Vampires of the City
Spoiler: “Hesitation Marks,” Nine Inch Nails

R&B FIELD

R&B PERFORMANCE
Miguel and Kendrick Lamar, “How Many Drinks?”
Spoiler: Anthony Hamilton, “Best of Me”

TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
Gary Collins, Jr., “Please Come Home”
Spoiler: Fantasia, “Get It Right”

R&B SONG
“Pusher Love Girl,” Justin Timberlake
Spoiler: “Love and War,” Tamar Braxton

R&B ALBUM
“Girl on Fire,” Alicia Keys
Spoiler: “Love in the Future,” John Legend

RAP FIELD

RAP PERFORMANCE
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Thrift Shop”
Spoiler: Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools (Drank)”

RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake, “Holy Grail”
Spoiler: Jay-Z and Beyonce, “Part Two (On the Run)”

RAP SONG
“Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Spoiler: “Holy Grail,” Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake

RAP ALBUM
“Yeezus,” Kanye West
Spoiler: “The Heist,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
“Unapologetic,” Rihanna
Spoiler: “Love and War,” Tamar Braxton

COUNTRY FIELD

COUNTRY SOLO
Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Spoiler: Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel”

COUNTRY DUO/GROUP
“Highway Don’t Care,” Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban
Spoiler: “Don’t Rush,” Kelly Clarkson f/ Vince Gill

COUNTRY SONG
“Merry Go Round,” Kacey Musgraves
Spoiler: “Mama’s Broken Heart,” Miranda Lambert

COUNTRY ALBUM
“Red,” Taylor Swift
Spoiler: “Same Trailer, Different Park,” Kacey Musgraves

COMEDY/SPOKEN WORD/MUSIC VIDEO/MUSICAL THEATER FIELDS 

COMEDY ALBUM
“Calm Down Gurrl,” Kathy Griffin
Spoiler: “I’m Here to Help,” Craig Ferguson

SPOKEN WORD ALBUM
“American Again,” Stephen Colbert
Spoiler:”The Storm King,” Pete Seeger

MUSIC VIDEO
“Suit and Tie,” Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z
Spoiler: “Can’t Hold Us,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM
“Kinky Boots”
Spoiler: “Matilda”

VISUAL MEDIA FIELD 

VISUAL MEDIA COMPILATION
“The Great Gatsby”
Spoiler: “Sound City”

VISUAL MEDIA SCORE
“Life of Pi”
Spoiler: “Skyfall”

VISUAL MEDIA SONG
“Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
Spoiler: “Young and Beautiful,” from “The Great Gatsby”

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