The 2017 Grammy Awards are on February 12, and you can predict 32 categories that are being handed out by the recording academy (visit our predictions center here). We’re predicting a good night for Beyonce, who leads the nominations with nine, but just how good will it be? According to our recent poll she’ll be the biggest winner of the evening.
Half of our readers think Beyonce will come out on top: 50% bet on her to claim the most trophies, and that matches our current racetrack odds, which declare her the frontrunner in five out of her nine categories: Album of the Year, Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Film for “Lemonade”; Best Rap/Sung Performance for “Freedom” (with Kendrick Lamar); and Best Music Video for “Formation.”
Another 35% of readers think Adele will win the most trophies. She only has five nominations, but she hasn’t lost a single Grammy contest since 2010 so there’s a reasonable chance that she’ll win all five. As it stands, she’s the frontrunner for four awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Hello,” and Best Pop Vocal Album for “25.” But she’s also a close second to Beyonce in the race for Album of the Year. If she does manage to take that win away from the frontrunner, that may be enough to put her on top.
Rihanna is further behind with 12% of the vote. She has eight nominations, from Record of the Year all the way down to Best Recording Package. We don’t expect her to win in the general field — she’s up for Record for “Work” (with Drake) as well as Album as a featured artist on Drake’s “Views” — but she has plenty of chances elsewhere, especially in R&B categories, where the recording academy mysteriously snubbed Beyonce for Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song, which could clear the way for Rihanna victories.
Drake also has eight nominations, but only 1% of readers think he’ll win. Another 1% think rock duo Twenty One Pilots will be the top winners; they have five nominations. Who do you think will be the most awarded artist? Check out our poll results at the bottom of this post and then make your own predictions. If you disagree with our results, you can keep voting here.
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 winners are announced on Feb. 12. 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.