Grammy predictions cheat sheet: You should predict Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar …

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ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“1989,” Taylor Swift – 5/6
“To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar – 10/3
“Sound and Color,” Alabama Shakes – 5/1
“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton – 33/1
“Beauty Behind the Madness,” The Weeknd – 40/11

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – 1/3
“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift – 7/1
“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran – 14/1
“Can’t Feel My Face,” The Weeknd – 28/1
“Really Love,” D’Angelo and the Vanguard – 50/1

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift – 10/11
“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran – 14/5
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar – 8/1
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town – 16/1
“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – 18/1

BEST NEW ARTIST
James Bay – 1/1
Sam Hunt -10/3
Meghan Trainor – 5/1
Courtney Barnett  – 14/1
Tori Kelly – 33/1

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift – 4/9
“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran – 5/1
“Can’t Feel My Face” – 10/1
“Heartbeat Song,” Kelly Clarkson – 33/1
“Love Me Like You Do,” Ellie Goulding – 50/1

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
“Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – 2/13
“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – 20/1
“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar – 22/1
“Ship to Wreck,” Florence and the Machine – 50/1
“Sugar,” Maroon 5 – 66/1

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
“1989,” Taylor Swift – 2/13
“Piece By Piece,” Kelly Clarkson – 18/1
“Uptown Special,” Mark Ronson – 33/1
“How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” Florence and the Machine – 33/1
“Before This World,” James Taylor – 66/1

BEST TRADITIONAL POP ALBUM
“The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern,” Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap – 4/5
“Shadows in the Night,” Bob Dylan – 19/10
“Stages,” Josh Groban – 16/1
“My Dream Duets,” Barry Manilow – 66/1
“No One Ever Tells You,” Seth MacFarlane – 66/1

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
“Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes – 1/3
“Something from Nothing,” Foo Fighters – 11/2
“What Kind of Man,” Florence and the Machine – 20/1
“Ex’s and Oh’s,” Elle King – 33/1
“Moaning Lisa Smile,” Wolf Alice – 80/1

BEST ROCK SONG
“Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes – 2/9
“Hold Back the River,” James Bay – 11/1
“What Kind of Man,” Florence and the Machine – 18/1
“Ex’s and Oh’s,” Elle King – 33/1
“Lydia,” Highly Suspect

BEST ROCK ALBUM
“Drones,” Muse – 5/6
“Chaos and the Calm.” James Bay – 7/4
“Kintsugi,” Death Cab for Cutie – 14/1
“.5: The Gray Chapter,” Slipknot – 50/1
“Mister Asylum,” Highly Suspect – 80/1

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
“Sound and Color,” Alabama Shakes – 2/11
“Vulnicura,” Bjork – 11/1
“Star Wars,” Wilco – 40/1
“Currents,” Tame Impala – 50/1
“The Waterfall,” My Morning Jacket – 66/1

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
“Earned It,” The Weeknd – 2/13
“Rise Up,” Andra Day – 14/1
“Planes,” Jeremih feat. J. Cole – 50/1
“If I Don’t Have You,” Tamar Braxton – 50/1
“Breathing Underwater,” Hiatus Kaiyote – 100/1

BEST R&B SONG
“Really Love,” D’Angelo and the Vanguard – 8/11
“Earned It,” The Weeknd – 9/5
“Coffee,” Miguel – 40/1
“Let It Burn,” Jazmine Sullivan – 66/1
“Shame,” Tyrese – 80/1

BEST R&B ALBUM
“Black Messiah,” D’Angelo and the Vanguard – 8/15
“Coming Home.” Leon Bridges – 5/1
“Cheers to the Fall,” Andra Day – 12/1
“Forever Charlie,” Charlie Wilson – 16/1
“Reality Show,” Jazmine Sullivan – 22/1

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
“Beauty Behind the Madness,” The Weeknd – 1/10
“Wildheart,” Miguel – 25/1
“Ego Death,” The Internet – 50/1
“You Should Be Here,” Kehlani – 66/1
“Blood,” Lianne La Havas – 80/1

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar – 2/13
“Truffle Butter,” Nicki Minaj feat. Drake and Lil Wayne – 25/1
“Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap – 33/1
“All Day,” Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney – 50/1
“Back to Back,” Drake – 66/1
“Apparently,” J. Cole – 100/1

BEST RAP SONG
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar – 4/7
“Glory,” Common and John Legend – 4/1
“All Day,” Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney – 12/1
“Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap – 14/1
“Energy,” Drake – 25/1

BEST RAP ALBUM
“To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar – 1/10
“The Pinkprint,” Nicki Minaj – 25/1
“Compton,” Dr. Dre – 40/1
“If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,” Drake – 50/1
“2014 Forest Hills Drive,” J. Cole – 80/1

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
“Little Toy Guns,” Carrie Underwood – 10/11
“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton – 11/8
“Burning House,” Cam – 33/1
“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” Keith Urban – 50/1
“Chances Are,” Lee Ann Womack – 66/1

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
Girl Crush,” Little Big Town – 1/10
“Lonely Tonight,” Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe – 33/1
“The Driver,” Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay – 40/1
“If I Need You,” Joey and Rory – 50/1
“Stay a Little Longer,” Brothers Osborne – 80/1

BEST COUNTRY SONG
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town – 4/11
“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton – 7/2
“Diamond Rings and Old Barstools,” Tim McGraw – 40/1
“Chances Are,” Lee Ann Womack – 50/1
“Hold My Hand,” Brandy Clark – 80/1

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton – 1/4
“Pageant Material,” Kacey Musgraves – 6/1
“Pain Killer,” Little Big Town – 33/1
“Montevallo,” Sam Hunt – 50/1
“The Blade,” Ashley Monroe – 80/1

BEST COMEDY ALBUM
“Live at Madison Square Garden,” Louis C.K. – 8/15
“Just Being Honest,” Craig Ferguson – 11/2
“Back to the Drawing Board,” Lisa Lampanelli – 9/1
“Brooklyn,” Wyatt Cenac – 16/1
“Happy. And a Lot,” Jay Mohr – 25/1

BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM
“A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety,” Jimmy Carter – 2/3
“Blood on Snow,” Patti Smith – 9/2
“Yes Please,” Amy Poehler – 15/2
“Patience and Sarah,” Janis Ian and Jean Smart – 16/1
“Brief Encounters,” Dick Cavett – 25/1

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar – 8/11
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar – 10/3
“Freedom,” Pharrell Williams – 9/1
“LSD,” A$AP Rocky – 16/1
“I Feel Love (Every Million Miles),” The Dead Weather – 25/1

BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM
“Hamilton” – 1/2
“Fun Home” – 6/1
“An American in Paris” – 12/1
“The King and I” – 14/1
“Something Rotten!” – 18/1

BEST VISUAL MEDIA COMPILATION
“Empire: Season 1” – 10/11
“Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” – 14/5
“Fifty Shades of Grey” – 8/1
“Pitch Perfect 2” – 14/1
“Selma” – 20/1

BEST VISUAL MEDIA SCORE
“Birdman” – 8/13
“Whiplash” – 13/2
“The Imitation Game” – 7/1
“Interstellar” – 10/1
“The Theory of Everything” – 22/1

BEST VISUAL MEDIA SONG
“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – 1/1
“Glory,” Common and John Legend – 5/2
“Earned It,” The Weeknd – 12/1
“Til It Happens to You,” Lady Gaga – 14/1
“Love Me Like You Do,” Ellie Goulding  16/1

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