Despite controversies surrounding female musicians last year and this year, it looks like women will dominate the Grammys on Sunday night, February 10, according to the combined predictions of thousands of Gold Derby users. That includes a clean sweep of the top four general field categories, and plenty more down below. Scroll down for our predicted winners in 32 categories sorted by artist.
The two biggest winners according to our racetrack odds will be Lady Gaga and Kacey Musgraves. Gaga earned five nominations this year, and she’s tipped to win four of those, all of them for her “A Star is Born” love ballad “Shallow”: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Visual Media Song. That would bring her career total to 10 Grammys.
For Musgraves we’re betting on a clean sweep. She’s the front-runner in all four of her categories: Album of the Year and Best Country Album (“Golden Hour”), plus Best Country Solo Performance (“Butterflies”) and Best Country Song (“Space Cowboy”). The critically hailed “Golden Hour” is her third album (not counting her 2016 Christmas album). Her only two previous Grammy wins came for her debut: Best Country Album for “Same Trailer Different Park” and Best Country Song for “Merry Go Round.”
Most of the other artists we’re predicting in multiple categories are women too. R&B breakout star H.E.R. is the favorite for Best New Artist and Best R&B Album for her self-titled compilation. We’re also betting on Beyonce in two R&B categories alongside Jay-Z: Best R&B Performance (“Summer”) and Best Urban Contemporary Album (“Everything is Love”). And despite a recent clash with producers over her would-have-been Grammy performance, Ariana Grande is expected to collect her first career trophies: Best Pop Solo Performance (“God is a Woman”) and Best Pop Album (“Sweetener”).
These forecasts aren’t comprehensive, of course. There are 84 total categories being handed out, so there are 52 that aren’t in our predictions center. That includes the American roots field, where one of this year’s most nominated artists, Brandi Carlile, could sweep. Carlile was a surprise nominee for Album, Record and Song of the Year, so she could give Lady Gaga and Musgraves a run for their money when it comes to the top winners of the night.
Do you agree with our predictions? Check out our forecasts by artist below. You can make or update your own predictions here in our predictions center before the awards are handed out on Sunday.
Record of the Year — “Shallow” (with Bradley Cooper)
Song of the Year — “Shallow”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance — “Shallow” (with Bradley Cooper)
Best Visual Media Song — “Shallow”
Album of the Year — “Golden Hour”
Best Country Solo Performance — “Butterflies”
Best Country Song — “Space Cowboy”
Best Country Album — “Golden Hour”
BEYONCE AND JAY-Z
Best R&B Performance — “Summer”
Best Urban Contemporary Album — “Everything is Love”
Best Pop Solo Performance, “God is a Woman”
Best Pop Album — “Sweetener”
Best New Artist
Best R&B Album — “H.E.R.”
Best Rap Performance — “King’s Dead” (with Jay Rock, Future and James Blake)
Best Rap/Sung Performance — “All the Stars” (with SZA)
Best Alternative Album — “Colors”
TONY BENNETT AND DIANA KRALL
Best Traditional Pop Album — “Love is Here to Stay”
Best Rap Album — “Invasion of Privacy”
Best Spoken Word Album — “Faith: A Journey for All”
Best Comedy Album — “Equanimity and The Bird Revelation”
Best Music Video — “This is America”
Best Rock Performance — “When Bad Does Good”
DAN AND SHAY
Best Country Duo/Group Performance — “Tequila”
Best Visual Media Score — “The Shape of Water”
Best Rap Song — “God’s Plan”
QUINCY JONES AND RASHIDA JONES
Best Music Film — “Quincy”
Best R&B Song — “Boo’d Up”
TWENTY ONE PILOTS
Best Rock Song — “Jumpsuit”
Best Rock Album — “Pacific Daydream”
Best Musical Theater Album — “Jesus Christ Superstar”
Best Visual Media Compilation — “The Greatest Showman”
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