CMA Awards prediction scores: Best performances by our Experts, Editors and Users

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Congratulations to ny4carrie for an impressive top score of 82% predicting the 2015 CMA Awards winners on Wednesday night.

Hundreds of people worldwide predicted the CMA winners in 11 categories. Among our champ’s best picks were Chris Stapleton winning Album of the Year for “Traveller” and New Artist of the Year, and Little Big Town‘s “Girl Crush” taking Song of the Year.

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You can see how your score compares to hers 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.

For her efforts, ny4carrie wins a $100 Amazon gift card, pending Gold Derby evaluating her eligibility based upon our contest rules. She must meet eligibility requirements before prizes are awarded.

Among the predictor groups, our Editors, Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who had done the best predicting last year’s winners) and All Users tied with 63.64% correct, down slightly from 66.67% for all groups last year. Experts were next with 54.55% correct. Click each link in this paragraph or in our accuracy chart to see these scores for yourself.

For our two Experts predicting these music awards, Gold Derby‘s own Paul Sheehan had a score of 64% correct, while Tom O’Neil scored 55%.

For our four Editors, I tied top User ny4carrie with 82%. Matt Noble followed with 64%. Marcus Dixon and Chris Beachum finished next at 55%.

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See the separate rankings of our Experts, Editors and Users in our special leaderboards that feature top scores per group.

As Gold Derby Users just like you usually turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, it’s vital that you now give us your predictions for the Grammy nominations. Make the best predictions and you could win our contest prize: a $100 Amazon gift certificate, plus a place of honor in our famous leaderboards.

In order to win, you must have the highest accuracy percentage – and maybe more than that. If more than one player has the best accuracy, the winner is the person with the highest accuracy plus most game points. So, remember to place your three super bets when making predictions. Each player gets one super bet of 500 points and two of 200 points with all the other categories worth 100 points. Strategy is key. Place those super bets wisely and they could crown you our winner.

Get started below by making your Grammy picks for Album of the Year. To enter your predictions, make sure you are logged into your Gold Derby account or register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google.

After logging in, click on the “Predictions” button found at the top-right of every page. That will bring you to a list of every event currently being predicted at Gold Derby.

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