Taylor Swift on the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, left, and Dua Lipa on the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020. Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch every earned six Grammy nominations on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photograph)
- The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards can be offered on January 31, 2021 at Los Angeles’ Staples Middle
- Beyoncé is probably the most nominated artist, adopted by Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch, and Taylor Swift
- See odds and finest bets on the massive 4 classes of album, track, report, and new artist of the yr
The upcoming 63rd annual Grammy Awards are solely two months away. This yr, the nominations themselves had been a bit out shadowed by those that weren’t nominated. Amidst a flurry of controversies surrounding The Weeknd’s now-notorious snub, the present should go on.
With 9 nominations, Beyoncé is probably the most nominated artist. However as we’ve seen in years of Grammys previous, it’s anybody’s recreation. So let’s unpack the nominees for this yr’s huge 4 classes. The Grammy Awards odds are favoring Swift and Lipa in a lot of the classes.
Album of the Yr Odds
|Folklore – Taylor Swift||-255|
|Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa||+350|
|Hollywood’s Bleeding – Publish Malone||+650|
|On a regular basis Life – Coldplay||+1300|
|Black Pumas (Deluxe Version) – Black Pumas||+2100|
|Chilombo – Jhené Aiko||+2100|
|Djesse Vol. 3 – Jacob Collier||+2200|
|Ladies in Music Pt. III – Haim||+2200|
All odds as of Dec. 2
2020 has been an fascinating yr crammed with new and thrilling sounds on the planet of music. Dua Lipa made a singular spin of previous, current, and future along with her album. Jhené Aiko’s Chilombo lastly made her a family identify with its distinctive genre-bending mix. And Publish Malone confirmed up as soon as once more pushing the SoundClound rap vibe to the entrance of the road.
After which there’s Taylor Swift. The Grammy darling is without doubt one of the most adorned artists in historical past. Folklore confirmed she will end up a easy acoustic album and nonetheless have critics lose their minds over no matter she does. Whereas she actually doesn’t should win the award (that ought to go to Dua Lipa), she’s going to most certainly take dwelling the prize as soon as once more and change into the one girl to win this award thrice in her profession.
Choose: Folklore – Taylor Swift (-255)
Greatest New Artist Odds
|Megan Thee Stallion||-400|
It’s going to come back right down to the battle everybody has been watching all yr: Megan Thee Stallion versus Doja Cat. Whereas “Say So” actually elevated the thought of a TikTok track into the charts and radio airplay, Megan Thee Stallion out-edges Doja with an edgier, extra poignant message.
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) November 28, 2020
Bringing in parts of sexiness, politicism, and giving Nicki and Cardi a run for his or her cash, Megan is the one to observe within the race to Greatest New Artist.
Choose: Megan Thee Stallion (-400)
File of the Yr Odds
|“Don’t Begin Now” – Dua Lipa||-275|
|“Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion that includes Beyoncé||+400|
|“Black Parade” – Beyoncé||+800|
|“Every part I Needed” – Billie Eilish||+1000|
|“Circles” – Publish Malone||+1200|
|“Rockstar” – DaBaby that includes Roddy Ricch||+1400|
|“Say So” – Doja Cat||+1400|
|“Colours” – Black Pumas||+2500|
Dua Lipa fairly actually did a “full 180” as she described it on “Don’t Begin Now”. It was the track you couldn’t escape all through the higher a part of 2020.
Developing behind Lipa for a good race is “Savage”. The Megan Thee Stallion observe made the track’s namesake in vogue as soon as once more, and the Beyoncé remix gave it an help to the highest of the charts.
However “Savage” isn’t all that progressive and might not be as accessible or resonate with the Grammy voters. “Don’t Begin Now”, however, packs a well-needed punch of enjoyable whereas nonetheless dabbling between eras and genres to make it a simple promote.
Choose: “Don’t Begin Now” – Dua Lipa (-275)
Track of the Yr Odds
|“Cardigan” – Taylor Swift||-125|
|“Don’t Begin Now” – Dua Lipa||+350|
|“Black Parade” – Beyoncé||+500|
|“I Can’t Breathe” – H.E.R.||+700|
|“Every part I Needed” – Billie Eilish||+900|
|“Circles” – Publish Malone||+1000|
|“The Field” – Roddy Ricch||+1200|
|“If The World Was Ending” – JP Saxe that includes Julia Michaels||+1600|
Culminating within the battle of the opposite classes, Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift are going face to face in Track of the Yr. This class is offered to the songwriter fairly than the artist.
When it comes to sheer songwriting properties, we’ve seen “Cardigan” earlier than, however Grammy voters do love the singer-songwriter vibe as a lot as they love Swift.
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) December 1, 2020
It’s actually a disgrace Taylor will possible take this class as there’s a lot extra on this class by way of nice songwriting. Roddy Ricch’s punchy “The Field”, Publish Malone’s catchy but downtempo “Circles”, and H.E.R.’s passionate and shifting George Floyd tribute “I Can’t Breathe” would all be extra worthy winners.
However you possibly can’t deny The Grammys’ huge love for Taylor Swift. Seeing her by way of as a guess will most undoubtedly repay.
Choose: “Cardigan” – Taylor Swift (-125)
As an energetic leisure aficionado, the previous Editor-in-Chief for the Capilano Courier, JJ additionally co-founded Lords of Dogwood, a Vancouver-based leisure web site in 2013. His writing has been present in ION Journal, the North Shore Information, and The Strand.