The 59th Annual Grammy Awards are just around the corner, airing live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Have you made your predictions yet? The odds, picks and predictions for the Grammys are in, and there’s no shortage of heavy hitters on the ballots, as each category features top musicians competing for those coveted trophies.
Let’s start with the trophy of the night, Album of the Year. Beyonce has been nominated for this award three times before and has never won. Could her fourth time be the charm? We think so, and so do the odds. They’re siding with Lemonade at -150, but Adele isn’t far behind. Her comeback smash 25 is listed at +180, while Justin Bieber (Purpose +400), Drake (Views +1200), and Sturgil Simpson (A Sailor’s Guide to the Earth +2000) trail behind.
Next up is Record of the Year, and again the marquee artists are in the running. Beyonce will face off against Adele, Rihanna and Drake, Lukas Graham and Twenty One Pilots. Sports and pop culture betting site TopBet picks Adele (-150) in this category to take home her second Record of the Year win for Hello. The song is also nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance.
Not only is Hello nominated for Song of the Year, it is also the favorite to take the award with -300. Beyonce’s Formation is in second at +220, but after that, the field is wide open between Lukas Graham, Justin Bieber and Mike Posner. The only other major category that Adele or Beyonce probably won’t win is Best New Artist.
For the Best New Artist category, it’s a very tight race between Chance the Rapper (-350) and The Chainsmokers (+300). The other nominees for the award are Maureen Morris (+650), Anderson Pak (+1900) and Kelsea Ballerni (+1900).
Now, even though the Chainsmokers 2016 monster album Collage went crazy on the charts, we feel Chance is the safest bet. He teamed up with 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Kirk Franklin and Kanye West for Coloring Book, and this year has his name written all over it.
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