2018 Grammys predictions: Complete racetrack odds in 32 categories from Album of the Year to Best Music Video

The 2018 Grammy Awards will be handed out on Sunday night, January 28, and we’ve got the inside track on 32 categories that will be presented by the recording academy in categories ranging from the elite general field to pop, R&B, rap, rock, country, musical theater and more. Scroll down for our complete predictions listed in order of their racetrack odds, with the projected winner highlighted in gold.

These official racetrack odds are based on the combined forecasts of more than 1,900 users who have entered their picks in our prediction center thus far. That includes Expert journalists from top media outlets, the Editors who cover awards year-round for Gold Derby, the Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s Grammy winners, the All Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine the last two years’ Grammy predictions, and the scores of everyday Users who make up our largest predictions bloc. Chances are one of those Users will put all the rest of us to shame with their savvy bets.

All in all, the Grammys will present 84 awards, but our predictions account for every category being contested by the most nominated artists of the year: rappers Jay-Z (eight) and Kendrick Lamar (seven), and R&B singers Bruno Mars (six), Khalid (five) and SZA (five). How many (if any) will those artists win? Who are we underestimating? And is there anyone we’re overestimating? There’s still time to make or update your own predictions here before Sunday’s festivities. And sound off in the comments below to let us know what you think?

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Damn,” Kendrick Lamar — 5/6
“24K Magic,” Bruno Mars” — 14/5
“Melodrama,” Lorde — 11/2
“4:44,” Jay-Z — 50/1
“Awaken, My Love,” Childish Gambino — 66/1

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Despacito,” Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber — 8/13
“Humble,” Kendrick Lamar — 7/2
“24K Magic,” Bruno Mars — 17/2
“Redbone,” Childish Gamino — 33/1
“The Story of O.J.,” Jay-Z — 66/1

SONG OF THE YEAR
“1-800-273-8255,” Logic feat. Alessia Cara and Khalid — 8/11
“That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars — 9/2
“Despacito,” Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber — 9/2
“Issues,” Julia Michaels — 22/1
“4:44,” Jay-Z — 50/1

BEST NEW ARTIST
Alessia Cara — 1/2
SZA — 7/2
Julia Michaels — 18/1
Khalid — 28/1
Lil Uzi Vert – 80/1

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
“Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran — 1/2
“Praying,” Kesha — 4/1
“Million Reasons,” Lady Gaga — 12/1
“What About Us,” Pink — 40/1
“Love So Soft,” Kelly Clarkson — 40/1

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
“Despacito,” Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber — 4/11
“Feel it Still,” Portugal. The Man — 5/1
“Thunder,” Imagine Dragons — 22/1
“Stay,” Zedd and Alessia Cara — 33/1
“Something Just Like This,” The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay — 50/1

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
“Divide,” Ed Sheeran — 1/4
“Rainbow,” Kesha — 8/1
“Joanne,” Lady Gaga — 20/1
“Lust for Life,” Lana Del Rey — 50/1
“Kaleidoscope,” Coldplay — 66/1
“Evolve,” Imagine Dragons — 80/1

BEST TRADITIONAL POP ALBUM
“Nobody But Me,” Michael Buble — 9/10
“Tony Bennett Celebrates 90,” Various Artists — 14/5
“Triplicate,” Bob Dylan — 9/2
“In Full Swing,” Seth MacFarlane — 50/1
“Wonderland,” Sarah McLachlan — 66/1

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
“You Want it Darker,” Leonard Cohen — 4/7
“The Promise,” Chris Cornell — 7/2
“Run,” Foo Fighters — 13/2
“No Good,” Kaleo — 66/1
“Go to War,” Nothing More — 80/1

BEST ROCK SONG
“Run,” Foo Fighters — 1/5
“Atlas Rise!,” Metallica — 9/1
“Blood in the Cut,” K. Flay — 33/1
“Go to War,” Nothing More — 50/1
“The Stage,” Avenged Sevenfold — 80/1

BEST ROCK ALBUM
“Hardwired…To Self-Destruct,” Metallica — 2/13
“Villains,” Queens of the Stone Age — 16/1
“A Deeper Understanding,” The War on Drugs — 28/1
“Emperor of Sand,” Mastodon — 50/1
“The Stories We Tell Ourselves,” Nothing More — 66/1

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
“American Dream,” LCD Soundsystem — 4/7
“Everything Now,” Arcade Fire — 11/2
“Pure Comedy,” Father John Misty — 15/2
“Sleep Well Beast,” The National — 16/1
“Humanz,” Gorillaz — 28/1

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
“That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars — 2/9
“The Weekend,” SZA — 13/2
“Get You,” Daniel Caesar feat. Kali Uchis — 50/1
“Distraction,” Kehlani — 66/1
“High,” Ledisi — 66/1

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE
“Redbone,” Childish Gambino — 1/10
“All the Way,” Ledisi — 25/1
“What I’m Feelin’,” Anthony Hamilton feat. The Hamiltones — 50/1
“Laugh and Move On,” The Baylor Project — 66/1
“Still,” Mali Music — 80/1

BEST R&B SONG
“That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars — 4/9
“Redbone,” Childish Gambino — 10/3
“Supermodel,” SZA — 20/1
“Location,” Khalid — 40/1
“First Began,” PJ Morton — 100/1

BEST R&B ALBUM
“24K Magic,” Bruno Mars — 1/10
“Let Love Rule,” Ledisi — 28/1
“Freudian,” Daniel Caesar — 50/1
“Gumbo,” PJ Morton — 66/1
“Feel the Real,” Musiq Soulchild — 80/1

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORTARY ALBUM
“Awaken, My Love,” Childish Gambino — 8/13
“Ctrl,” SZA — 27/10
“Starboy,” The Weeknd — 12/1
“American Teen,” Khalid — 50/1
“Free 6LACK,” 6LACK — 100/1

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
“Humble,” Kendrick Lamar — 2/13
“Bodak Yellow,” Cardi B — 16/1
“4:44,” Jay-Z — 33/1
“Bad and Boujee,” Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert — 66/1
“Bounce Back,” Big Sean — 80/1

BEST RAP/SUNG PERFORMANCE
“Loyalty,” Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna — 1/2
“Family Feud,” Jay-Z feat. Beyonce — 14/5
“Love Galore,” SZA feat. Travis Scott — 28/1
“Crew,” Goldlink feat. Brent Faiyaz and Shy Glizzy — 66/1
“PRBLMS,” 6LACK — 80/1

BEST RAP SONG
“Humble,” Kendrick Lamar — 2/11
“Bodak Yellow,” Cardi B — 11/1
“The Story of O.J.,” Jay-Z — 28/1
“Chase Me,” Danger Mouse feat. Run the Jewels and Big Boi — 66/1
“Sassy,” Rapsody — 80/1

BEST RAP ALBUM
“Damn,” Kendrick Lamar — 1/10
“4:44,” Jay-Z — 25/1
“Flower Boy,” Tyler the Creator — 50/1
“Culture,” Migos — 50/1
“Laila’s Wisdom,” Rapsody — 80/1

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
“Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt — 1/1
“Either Way,” Chris Stapleton — 5/2
“Losing You,” Alisson Krauss — 5/1
“Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert — 33/1
“I Could Use a Love Song,” Maren Morris — 66/1

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
“Better Man,” Little Big Town — 1/5
“It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne — 9/1
“You Look Good,” Lady Antebellum — 33/1
“My Old Man,” Zac Brown Band — 50/1
“Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland — 66/1

BEST COUNTRY SONG
“Better Man,” Little Big Town — 2/9
“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton — 17/2
“Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt — 25/1
“Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert — 33/1
“Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland — 80/1

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
“From A Room: Volume 1,” Chris Stapleton — 2/13
“The Breaker,” Little Big Town — 14/1
“Heart Break,” Lady Antebellum — 40/1
“Cosmic Hallelujah,” Kenny Chesney — 50/1
“Life Changes,” Thomas Rhett — 80/1

BEST COMEDY ALBUM
“The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas,” Dave Chappelle — 1/2
“Jerry Before Seinfeld,” Jerry Seinfeld — 4/1
“A Speck of Dust,” Sarah Silverman — 9/1
“What Now?,” Kevin Hart — 40/1
“Cinco,” Jim Gaffigan — 80/1

BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM
“The Princess Diarist,” Carrie Fisher — 1/3
“Born to Run,” Bruce Springsteen — 9/2
“Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In,” Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo — 33/1
“Astrophysics in a Hurry,” Neil deGrasse Tyson — 50/1
“Confessions of a Serial Songwriter,” Shelly Peiken — 80/1

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
“Humble,” Kendrick Lamar — 2/5
“1-800-273-8255,” Logic feat. Alessia Cara and Khalid — 9/2
“The Story of O.J.,” Jay-Z — 12/1
“Up All Night,” Beck — 50/1
“Makeba,” Jain — 80/1

BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM
“Dear Evan Hansen” — 1/10
“Hello, Dolly!” — 11/1
“Come from Away” — 33/1

BEST VISUAL MEDIA COMPILATION
“La La Land” — 1/4
“Baby Driver” — 7/1
“Moana” — 22/1
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” — 50/1
“Hidden Figures” — 66/1

BEST VISUAL MEDIA SCORE
“La La Land” — 1/5
“Dunkirk” — 9/1
“Game of Thrones” — 28/1
“Arrival” — 50/1
“Hidden Figures” — 66/1

BEST VISUAL MEDIA SONG
“City of Stars” from “La La Land” — 2/7
“How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana” — 6/1
“Stand Up for Something” from “Marshall” — 28/1
“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” from “Fifty Shades Darker” — 40/1
“Never Give Up” from “Lion” — 80/1

Be sure to make your Grammy predictions so that Hollywood record executives and top name stars can see how their songs and albums are faring in our Grammy odds. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on January 28. And join in the fierce debate over the 2018 Grammys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our music forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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