Is this year the most predictable Grammys ever?
Are we really in for any surprises? Can you spot the underdogs?
RECORD OF THE YEAR
Fancy by Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX
Chandelier by Sia
Stay With Me (Darkchild Version) by Sam Smith
Shake It Off by Taylor Swift
All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor
Our prediction: “Haters gonna hate” but Taylor Swift’s catchy lead single from her album 1989 is what everyone is humming right now. Looks like “this sick beat” (don’t sue us already, Taylor) might be the no-surprises-there win.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Morning Phase — Beck
Beyoncé — Beyoncé
X — Ed Sheeran
In The Lonely Hour — Sam Smith
Girl — Pharrell Williams
Our prediction: After dropping a universally-acclaimed self-titled album, Queen B has played her cards right. We are betting high on Beyonce’s win here.
SONG OF THE YEAR
All About That Bass
Shake It Off
Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)
Take Me To Church
Our prediction: How is song of the year different from record of the year, you ask? The song of the year award is given to the songwriter. While “Take Me To Church” is the best song given its emotional intensity, Sam Smith looks like the favourite in this category.
BEST NEW ARTIST
Our prediction: This is a showdown between Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith. And yes, Iggy has been “Fancy” all year. Honestly though, we are in two minds on this one.
BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Ghost Stories Coldplay
Bangerz Miley Cyrus
My Everything Ariana Grande
Prism Katy Perry
X Ed Sheeran
In The Lonely Hour Sam Smith
Our prediction: This is surely going to be a tussle between Sam Smith and Coldplay. And even though we love Coldplay, we’re betting on Sam Smith.
BEST ROCK ALBUM
Ryan Adams Ryan Adams
Morning Phase Beck
Turn Blue The Black Keys
Hypnotic Eye Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Songs Of Innocence U2
Our prediction: Come on, with U2 on the list, you don’t really expect anyone else to get the award, right?
BEST RAP SONG
Anaconda by Niki Manaj
Bound 2 by Kanye West
I by Kendrick Lamar
We Dem Boyz by Wiz Khalifa
0 To 100/ The Catch Up by Drake
Our prediction: Well, if the Grammys were awarded for multi-talented asses…
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
We Exist by Arcade Fire
Turn Down For What by DJ Snake & Lil Jon
Chandelier by Sia
Happy by Pharrell Williams
The Golden Age by Woodkid Featuring Max Richter
Our prediction: Yes, we are all sick of being “Happy” for Pharrell Williams, but you have to admit that it is a fun video. Sia’s Chandelier though, might be a surprise win.