With the Grammy Awards just days away, a slew of mainstream favorites from the likes of Rihanna to Carrie Underwood are looking to take home the night’s biggest prizes! While there’s no denying our eyes will be on Adele and a very pregnant Beyoncé, there is much more to the show than this fine diva showdown.
Who will take home the golden gramophone? We make our predictions for likely winners in some of our favorite categories.
Record of the Year
“Formation” by Beyoncé: This track off her album, Lemonade showed less Sasha Fierce and more Beyoncé. Moreover, it’s a track we cannot stop singing ever since she joined Bruno Mars and Coldplay at the Super Bowl last year.
Album Of The Year
Lemonade by Beyoncé: She was her true, authentic self in both the album and groundbreaking HBO “docu-musical.” And of course, as the pop culture icon that she is, Queen Bey coined so many popular catchphrases with lyrics like, “Becky with the good hair” to “hot sauce in my bag, swag.”
Song of the Year
“Hello” by Adele: This might be a tough category as the British songstress faces off against Beyoncé and Justin Bieber, but this track has more than 1.9 billion views on YouTube now. Not to mention, has become a pop cultural phenomenon, spawning memorable parodies, including Saturday Night Live, and even hijacked the airwaves for months with its emotional lyrics and gorgeous vocals. We aren’t saying “goodbye” any time soon to this timeless wonder.
Best New Artist
We have to call a tie on this one: we love our girls, Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris. Both have had a stellar year with music we have definitely come to love!
Best Country Solo Performance
Between Miranda Lambert’s “Vice” and Carrie Underwood’s “Church Bells,” this is a very hard category because so many of our favorites are in it! But this year has definitely belonged to Maren Morris with her hit, “My Church.” It’s a feel good track and one she hits out of the ballpark in every performance.
Best Country Duo Performance
“Jolene” by Pentatonix and Dolly Parton: As if this category needs any further explanation. Two words: Dolly Parton. Cue the praise hand emojis...
Best Country Song
“My Church” by Maren Morris: This undeniable sing-along has become a country favorite that definitely needs to be blasted with the windows down. Moreover, it was on the Billboard charts for 22 weeks, earning a trip to the top 10. Not a bad blessing for your first major-label single.
Best Country Album
“Hero” by Maren Morris: Morris’ outstanding major label debut is remarkable and one of the most smartest country records in recent memory.
Who do you predict will take home top prize at the Grammy Awards this weekend?