Grammy nominations 2017: Make your predictions now in top four general field categories

Who will win Grammys in 2017? The eligibility period ran from October 1, 2015 to this past Friday, September 30, 2016, and you can start predicting nominations now in the top four general field categories: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist. Tell us who you think will make the cut when nominations are announced on December 6.

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Gold Derby readers just like YOU often turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, so it’s important that you give us your predictions. You can continue to update and change your forecasts as often as you like before the day of nominations, just click “Save” when you’ve settled on your choices. You’ll compete to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate, bragging rights and a place of honor on our leaderboard. Our racetrack odds change as you make your predictions, just as they do when you bet on the Emmys, Oscars, Golden Globes and more. Be sure to read our contest rules and sound off on the Grammy race in our music forum.

Two of the biggest music stories of the year have been Adele and Beyonce. Adele won Album of the Year in 2011 for her blockbuster sophomore album “21” and followed it up last November with another chart-topper, “25,” which also spawned the number-one hit “Hello,” which could be a contender for Record and Song of the Year. Meanwhile, Beyonce is still pursuing her first Grammy win for Album of the Year  even though she has amassed a remarkable 20 Grammys in other categories. “Lemonade” is her most acclaimed effort yet and its lead single “Formation” could also be her first winner for Record of the Year.

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But there’s more to this competition than Beyonce and Adele. There’s also sentimental favorite David Bowie, whose “Blackstar” was released in January just two days before his death. Chart-topper Drake could enter the race for the first time with “Views,” and Radiohead could get their fourth bid with “A Moon Shaped Pool.” And let’s not forget other Grammy-winning stars like Frank Ocean (“Blonde”), Bon Iver (“22, A Million”), Paul Simon (“Stranger to Stranger”), Kanye West (“The Life of Pablo”), Bonnie Raitt (“Dig in Deep”) and many more.

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