Grammy nominations cheat sheet: You should predict Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars & the Weeknd

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Looking for a handy cheat sheet before entering our contest to predict Monday’s Grammy nominations for a chance to win $100 and a place of honor on our leaderboard? Then take a look at our racetrack odds below. The predicted winners are indicated in gold (be sure to click on each category title for an in-depth look at that race).

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These official odds are derived from the predictions of our Editors who cover music awards year-round and hundreds of our readers, as well as the Top 24 Users who scored highest predicting last year’s Grammy nominations.

We’re not predicting any artist to sweep all four general-field nominations like Sam Smith last year or Fun. in 2013, but one artist is forecast to pick up three out of four. Taylor Swift is expected to compete for Record and Song of the Year for her number-one single “Blank Space” and Album of the Year for her successful pop crossover “1989.” She’s expected to win Album and Song.

The Weeknd will score twice: Album for “Beauty Behind the Madness” and Record for “Can’t Feel My Face,” but he’s not expected to reap any wins. Kendrick Lamar is also expected to compete twice: Album (“To Pimp a Butterfly“) and Song (“Alright“).

Other artists tipped for dual bids are Ed Sheeran (Record and Song for “Thinking Out Loud“), Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars (Record and Song for “Uptown Funk“) and Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth (Record and Song for “See You Again“). Ronson and Mars are predicted to win Record for “Uptown Funk.”

Remember that coming out on top doesn’t just mean making the correct predictions. You also have to use your three big bets (one of 500 points and two of 200 points) strategically to score the most game points. If you bet on a long shot who pulls off an upset, you can really rack up the points. As we use those point totals to break ties when more than one user tops our leaderboard with the same number of correct predictions, don’t take them for granted.

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ALBUM OF THE YEAR
1989,” Taylor Swift – 3/1
To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar – 11/2
Beauty Behind the Madness,” The Weeknd – 7/1
“Sonic Highways,” Foo Fighters – 9/1
“Wilder Mind,” Mumford and Sons  16/1

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – 3/1
Blank Space,” Taylor Swift – 11/2
“Can’t Feel My Face,” The Weeknd – 7/1
Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran – 17/2
See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – 12/1

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift – 7/2
“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran – 11/2
“Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – 15/2
Alright,” Kendrick Lamar – 9/1
“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – 12/1

BEST NEW ARTIST
Hozier – 7/2
Meghan Trainor – 5/1
Sam Hunt – 15/2
Fetty Wap – 9/1
Walk the Moon – 14/1

Grammy Award photo credit: CBS

Taylor Swift photo credit: Cindy Barrymore/REX

Bruno Mars photo credit: REX

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