Congratulations to Gold Derby’s executive editor Paul Sheehan for having the top score among nine Experts predicting the 2016 Grammy Awards winners. In fact, his 87% (26 out of 30 categories picked correctly) is just behind our overall top User, Charles Bright, who had 90% accuracy. They were both among the best of 1,200 predictors.
Sheehan’s great prediction rate resulted in only four incorrect categories. For New Artist, he had Sam Hunt over eventual champ Meghan Trainor. For Rock Album, he chose James Bay over winner Muse. In the Country Solo category, he picked Carrie Underwood over Chris Stapleton. And for Visual Media Compilation, he selected the “Empire” soundtrack over “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.”
None of the other four pundits predicted all 30 categories. Completing 18 of them were Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music) at 78% and Matthew Jacobs (Huffington Post) at 50%. Finishing 17 categories were Tim Gray (Variety) and Chris Willman, who both have 77% correct.
You can see how your score compares to theirs in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions. Or you can find your score by clicking on “My Award Scores,” which appears in the gold menu bar when you’re signed in to your account.
See the separate rankings of our Experts, Editors and Users in our special leaderboards that feature top scores per group.
87% CORRECT (26 OF 30 CATEGORIES):
Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby)
80% CORRECT (24 OF 30 CATEGORIES):
Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby)
74% CORRECT (22 OF 30 CATEGORIES):
Glenn Gamboa (Newsday)
67% CORRECT (20 OF 30 CATEGORIES):
78% CORRECT (14 OF 18 CATEGORIES):
Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music)
50% CORRECT (9 OF 18 CATEGORIES):
Matthew Jacobs (Huffington Post)
77% CORRECT (13 OF 17 CATEGORIES):
Tim Gray (Variety)
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