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Album of the Year

Who Will Be Nominated:

Taylor Swift Lover
Lizzo Cuz I Love You
Ariana Grande Thank U, Next
Chance the Rapper The Big Day
Ed Sheeran Collaborations: #6

Who Will Win:

Taylor Swift Swift’s Grammy run (32 nominations, 10 wins) is nearly unprecedented for someone still in her twenties. Her last album, Reputation, was unduly snubbed in 2018, despite being the biggest seller of that year, and it’s hard to imagine the voters making the same blown call again.

Who Should Win:

Taylor Swift And they’ll be right! Even in a stacked category, Lover feels like a shoo-in, summing up everything Swift has always done well — from nostalgic guitar weepers to radiant Eighties throwbacks and inspiring assertions of self-determination. Like Prince or Madonna before her, she pioneered the pop freedoms many of her fellow nominees take for granted.

Song of the Year

Who Will Be Nominated:

Taylor Swift “ME!”
Lil Nas X “Old Town Road”
Ariana Grande “Thank U, Next”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello “Señorita”

Who Will Win:

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello Usually, the Grammys screw up Album of the Year (see Bruno Mars beating out Kendrick Lamar in 2018). This year, however, we think they’ll punt the Best Song category, defaulting to Mendes and Cabello’s sweet-but-safe hit in the face of so many other groundbreaking options.   

Who Should Win:

Ariana Grande No song this year shocked the world quite like Grande’s post-breakup epic, gloriously saying so long to her ex Pete Davidson with a warmth, generosity, and equanimity that’s lacking in pop music and, in the Trump era, society itself. It’d be a fabulous way to honor an artist beginning a historic roll.    

Best New Artist

Who Will Be Nominated:

Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Maggie Rogers
Tyler Childers
Rosalía

Who Will Win:

Billie Eilish Spanish singer Rosalía has bent tradition to her will by pulling flamenco into the future, and Lil Nas X came up with a song so catchy that dolphins can sing it. But Eilish came out of nowhere to top the charts with her debut, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, and that kind of success is like Grammy-voter catnip.

Who Should Win:

Billie Eilish Artists like Eilish just don’t come around that often, and you might have to go back to Eminem or even Kurt Cobain to find figures who could make their creepy desires resonate with such universal power the way she did on songs like “Bad Guy” and “Bury a Friend.” Not bad for a record made by a 17-year-old in her bedroom.

Best Rap Album

Who Will Be Nominated:

Chance the Rapper The Big Day
2 Chainz Rap or Go to the League
DJ Khaled Father of Asahd
Tyler, the Creator IGOR
Juice Wrld Death Race for Love

Who Will Win:

Chance the Rapper In 2018, Chance took home some serious hardware for Coloring Book, including the Grammy for Best Rap Album. His win for Best New Artist that same year ensured the universally beloved Chicago rapper will be a front-runner for any future awards. This year, and in the absence of new LPs by Kendrick Lamar and Drake, he’s an easy pick. Though long-awaited, The Big Day wasn’t as commercially or critically successful as its predecessor — it’s the kind of poppy, optimistically wholesome rap record that wins mainstream awards.

Who Should Win:

Tyler, the Creator Picking Tyler, the Creator’s critically championed opus would be a ballsy move, to say the least. But after nearly a decade in the game, his evolution from troll-y troublemaker with the L.A. outré-rap collective Odd Future to fully realized hip-hop auteur is one of pop music’s most compelling stories. True to Tyler’s groundbreaking rep, IGOR is a sonically rich, surprisingly vulnerable album that pushes boundaries and still sounds great. In other words, just the kind of career culmination the Recording Academy should celebrate.

Best Country Album

Who Will Be Nominated:

Eric Church Desperate Man
Vince Gill Okie
Maren Morris Girl
Pistol Annies Interstate Gospel
George Strait Honky Tonk Time Machine

Who Will Win:

Maren Morris Last year, Morris scored six noms in the country and pop categories with her debut album, Hero. Its follow-up, Girl — which combines infectious pop smarts, empowering lyrics, and sharp country songcraft — should be poised to do even better.

Who Should Win:

Eric Church The outlaw country rock on Desperate Man may be a little raw for some voters (despite seven noms, Church is still Grammy-less). But his eclectic drive and working-class politics are just what Nashville needs.

Best Latin Pop Album

Who Will Be Nominated:

Rosalía El Mal Querer
Luis Fonsi Vida
Alejandro Sanz #ElDisco
Mon Laferte Norma
Ximena Sariñana ¿Dónde Bailarán Las Niñas?

Who Will Win:

Rosalía The brooding Spanish flamenco star became an avant-pop princess seemingly overnight with her R&B-inflected second LP. After sweeping two Latin Grammys for her 2018 single, “Malamente,” she’s primed to smoke her veteran competition at this year’s show.

Who Should Win:

Bad Bunny Urbano — an umbrella term for Latin trap and reggaetón — is the most popular genre on Spanish-language radio. Yet the industry’s powers-that-be still haven’t caught up (urbano artists even get snubbed at the Latin Grammys). Though it might not even be nominated, Bunny’s sprawling 2018 debut, X 100pre, is an internationally minded, genre-melting example of just how exciting this emerging sound can be. Hey, maybe next year.

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Divine 145,042

Keep in mind Rolling Stone are both usually the first ones to post predictions and their predictions are also terribly off. Senorita winning SOTY? Is it crack? But anyways, some interesting choices.

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Americunt 16,342

Okay, I can see where they're at for winners if these are the nominees, but like...there's no way about 40% of these are getting nominated. dead2 

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Jake 16,753

Yeah, Taylor's not getting AOTY. The flack they got for her winning twice was insane. Giving it to her a third would cause an implosion. dead2  I think she may snatch a pop song nomination or best video for YNTCD though. If she snatched it for Bad Blood, she can EASILY snatch it for YNTCD.

 

Ari and Billie will be battling it out to the Goddesses for AOTY dead2 

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Divine 145,042
4 minutes ago, Jake said:

Ari and Billie will be battling it out to the Goddesses for AOTY dead2

For sure. I just hope the battle for the win doesn't cause the voters to split votes and some random flop wins their categories instead! jj4 

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Did they forget its an 8 lineup not 5 anymore for AOTY and BNA?? I know DAMN well Taylor wrote that herself lmaooo, shes on this months cover, of course they're gonna be on her ass. Chance is 100% NOT getting an aoty, is that a joke?? and im still not 100% set on even a nomination for Taylor in AOTY, I do think she can win her first Song or ROTY award with either Lover or YNTCD but not album... hell no. 

 

And the fact they didn't even put Billie in AOTY... that's BS. She's literally the favorite to win if Gaga misses it or which ever veteran they feel like giving it to. 

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Lover 179,201

Taylor AOTY? dead2 there is ZERO chance she wins another one this early in her career. I know the men who’ve pulled it off thrice did it within the span of a decade but I just don’t see them putting her in that upper echelon. Either ever or not until later into her career. Lover was her most acclaimed project but still not universally acclaimed so probably not happening.

 

I’m pretty sure it’ll be between Ariana and Billie. Wouldn’t be surprised if Lizzo gets a big push as well, and I honestly wouldn’t be mad if she pulled it off. Only thing that makes me doubt her/Billie winning is that they’re new acts but stranger things have happened. They could even push ASIB as well and that has a good shot. Lover might get nominated but I think it will place, like, 5th place in terms of viability for a win if that happens lol. Especially since she isn’t even lobbying yet like Billie or other acts.

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Like Prince or Madonna before her, she pioneered the pop freedoms many of her fellow nominees take for granted.

where are their grammys then clowns?

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42 minutes ago, Divine said:

Taylor Swift Like Prince or Madonna before her, she pioneered the pop freedoms many of her fellow nominees take for granted.

 

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Manel 7,911

They're so OFF it's actually embarassing.

Señorita winning over TUN? Taylor getting a 3rd AOTY? And those messy nomination predictions?

A JOKE.

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1 hour ago, Divine said:

Keep in mind Rolling Stone are both usually the first ones to post predictions and their predictions are also terribly off. Senorita winning SOTY? Is it crack? But anyways, some interesting choices.

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1 hour ago, Divine said:

Keep in mind Rolling Stone are both usually the first ones to post predictions and their predictions are also terribly off. Senorita winning SOTY? Is it crack? But anyways, some interesting choices.

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THIS GIF BITCH WTF

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Sylk 142,996

I agree with most of their "who should win" but i feel like they're not far off from "who will win" grammy voters are white 40 year olds... the same audience who perpetrated the fake romance of shawn and canoli camel toe as a way to appeal to the younger demographic !! so it will be no surprise to see them go on stage and accept it and profess their love for one and another. meanwhile taylord winning aoty is actually quite a possibility since it's the most neutral choice out of all...

and on that note 

it's sad that we have to predict nominations and wins based on what we think the recording academy will do to pull ratings as opposed to purely recognizing and awarding based on the music itself ! grammys are bullshit, real recondition truly lies in acclaim.. out of all the predicted aoty nods TUN and Lover are the most acclaimed (and successful) so they already won! 

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