Hey, Taylor Swift: Did you know that you have leading 3/1 odds to make Grammy Awards history?
If Swift wins Album of the Year for her pop crossover album "1989," as our Grammy contest entrants predict, she will be the first woman to win twice as a main album artist. She previously claimed this top award in 2009 for "Fearless" when she was just 20, the youngest artist ever to do so.
Sure, other women like Norah Jones and Alison Krauss have multiple wins in the category, but those included victories as featured artists. Swift would be the first solo female artist to win Album of the Year twice, and isn't it about time?
For history to be made, Swift will have to face off against one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year: Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly," which has 11/2 odds to win according to our readers. Lamar lost his previous AOTY bid two years ago for "good kid, m.A.A.d city," so will the recording academy make it up to him by giving him the top prize?
Third place on our Album of the Year chart goes to The Weeknd ("Beauty Behind the Madness") with 7/1 odds, followed by Foo Fighters ("Sonic Highways") in fourth place with odds of 10/1, and then there's a tie for fifth place between Alabama Shakes ("Sound and Color") and Mumford and Sons ("Wilder Mind") with 16/1 odds apiece.
Also of note, Swift's "Blank Space" is predicted to win Song of the Year and it comes in second place to win Record the Year. ("Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars is currently leading our ROTY rankings with leading 3/1 odds.)
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Last year, our Top 24 Users and all Gold Derby Users tied with an accuracy rate of 58.75% when it came to predicting the Grammy nominations, while Editors trailed with 42.50% (Click on any of these groups to see what they got right and wrong last year.)
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