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

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Congratulations to Charles Bright for an impressive 90% accuracy rate in predicting the 2016 Grammy Awards winners on Monday. He also had a very good point total of 4,989 by using his 500 and 200 point bets wisely.

Over 1,200 people worldwide predicted the winners in 30 categories. Our top scorer, who is also a occasional contributing writer to Gold Derby, picked the right choices in 27 of those categories. His only three misses were: New Artist, where he chose Sam Hunt over winner Meghan Trainor; Song of the Year, where he chose “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift instead of winner “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran; and Pop Solo, where he also had Swift over Sheeran.

Related: Complete list of 2016 Grammy Awards winners and nominees

You can see how your score compares to his 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 his efforts, Charles Bright wins a $100 Amazon gift card because he meets Gold Derby eligibility based upon our contest rules.

Related: Grammy big winners include Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar

For the nine Experts predicting Grammy winners, Gold Derby’s executive editor Paul Sheehan is on top with an outstanding 87% accuracy (26 of 30 categories).

The next spot is a tie between Edna Gunderson and Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) with 80% correct. Glenn Gamboa (Newsday) follows with 74% and then Phil Gallo with 67%.

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.

Among Gold Derby’s four Editors, Marcus Dixon is best with 77% correct (23 of 30 categories). I am next with 70% accuracy. Daniel Montgomery follows with 66% and then Rob Licuria at 64%.

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

And now on to the Oscars on February 28? What do you think will win Best Song? 

Make your Oscar predictions using the menu to the right or below. 

You’ll compete to win our contest prizes for best picks — $500 (first place), $300 (second place) and $200 (third place) in Amazon gift certificates — a place of honor on our leaderboard and a starring role in next year’s Top 24 Users (the two dozen folks who do the best predicting this year’s Oscar nominations). Be sure to read our contest rules.

Meet the guy who won our contest to predict the Oscar nominations last year — and learn how he did it and how you can be our next Gold Derby superstar.

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