With the GRAMMY Awards announcing nominations on November 23, Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, and Billie Eilish are poised to pick up several nominations each.
However, H.E.R., Lil Nas X, and Doja Cat may be hot on their tails in several of the main categories.
With each of these categories including eight nominees, join us below as we reveal our predictions…
Album of the Year
Taylor Swift, ‘Evermore’: After winning in this category last year for her landmark ‘Folklore’ album, Swift will likely repeat with a nomination this year due to the large commercial and critical success ‘Evermore’ has received.
Olivia Rodrigo, ‘Sour’: After making history as the first debut album in history to have two songs debut at #1, Rodrigo is a lock for a nomination.
Lil Nas X, ‘Montero’: While only being released shortly before the eligibility period ended, Nas’ history in this category will certainly land him a nomination, not to mention the critical praise to boot.
Billie Eilish, ‘Happier Than Ever’: Ever the GRAMMY favorite – she has won seven GRAMMYs in two years – Eilish produced one of the most acclaimed and successful albums of the year.
Doja Cat, ‘Planet Her’: Despite receiving multiple nominations last year, it wasn’t until this year’s ‘Planet Her’ album where her superstar status solidified. With it, comes the glory of multiple nominations, such as for Album of the Year.
Chris Stapleton, ‘Starting Over’: For the country slot, GRAMMY darling Chris Stapleton will have this spot secured with his acclaimed ‘Starting Over’ album.
Tyler, The Creator, ‘Call Me If You Get Lost’: While Hip-Hop has had a turbulent year on the charts and with critics, Tyler, The Creator seemed to defy those odds and was successful on both fronts, which is enough to land him a place in this category.
H.E.R., ‘Back Of My Mind’: It’s no secret the academy loves H.E.R., as she scored two previous nominations in this category. So, when it comes to her full-length debut, it seems all but certain that she will appear among the nominees.
Record of the Year
SZA, ‘Good Days’: While the anticipation continues to build for her upcoming sophomore album, SZA could use that momentum and gloriously smooth production of ‘Good Days’ to land her a spot here.
Olivia Rodrigo, ‘Drivers License’: This monster hit ran away with the charts earlier this year and it will likely take that success to the nominations circle.
Billie Eilish, ‘Happier Than Ever’: Having won this category in two consecutive years, Eilish seems all but certain to secure another nomination here.
BTS, ‘Butter:’ In the surprise song of the summer, BTS found success with this smooth hit and could find even more success with a nomination in this category.
Lil Nas X, ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’: An undeniable success on all fronts, Lil Nas X looks to secure several key nominations this year between his album and this song.
Doja Cat & SZA, ‘Kiss Me More’: This is a rare instance when an artist could double up in a major category, but after becoming the longest-running top 10 for an all-female collaboration both artists could score a nomination here.
Silk Sonic, ‘Leave The Door Open’: What do you get when two GRAMMY favorites (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) unite to form a supergroup? You get plenty of nominations, such as their guaranteed one here.
H.E.R., ‘Damage’: While she received a trophy for Song of the Year last year, H.E.R. could find success once more in this category with this acclaimed tune.
Song of the Year
Olivia Rodrigo, ‘Drivers License’: Having been listed by Billboard as having one of the best bridges, Rodrigo seems certain to score a nomination here.
Taylor Swift, ‘Willow’: Having been nominated five times before in this category, Swift seems certain to score another nomination with this praised track.
H.E.R., ‘Damage’: Having won in this category last year, H.E.R. will likely receive a nomination.
SZA, ‘Good Days’: While she has no wins, SZA has been nominated for nine GRAMMYs. Having been nominated in this category once before with ‘All The Stars,’ she seems likely to score her second nomination here.
Chris Stapleton, ‘Starting Over’: Taken from his album of the same name, this country tune reached the top 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was met with heavy amounts of acclaim.
Lil Nas X, ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’: After earning six nominations in 2020, Lil Nas X will likely beat that this year, this being one of his many nominations.
Silk Sonic, ‘Leave The Door Open’: Having previously won in this category, Bruno Mars has the pedigree to secure another nomination this year.
Billie Eilish, ‘Happier Than Ever’: After making history at the age of 18 during her first ceremony, Eilish is another previous winner here and another likely nominee.
Best New Artist
Olivia Rodrigo: In connection for the third-youngest winner in this category, Olivia Rodrigo could make history and it all starts with her nomination here.
The Kid Laroi: Having landed a Justin Bieber feature and a #1 single in the legibility timeframe, this Australian rapper is poised to take one of the coveted slots in tis category.
Saweetie: Having notched several top 30 hits, Saweetie could see continued success with a nomination.
Arlo Parks: Having secured several BRIT Award nominations and achieving critical success with his debut album, the British singer-songwriter will likely continue his success here.
Celeste: Another BRIT Award nominee, Celeste has had a successful year scoring an Album of the Year nomination at the BRITs and even an Oscar nomination earlier this year for her song ‘Hear My Voice.’
Clairo: The GRAMMYs love an indie artist and this year Clairo seems poised to take a slot here thanks to her first top 20 album that was acclaimed by critics.
Coi Leray: After landing a nomination for Best New Artist at the BET Awards, Coi Leray could see similar success here.
Girl In Red: The debut album by the Norwegian singer called ‘If I Could Make It Go Quiet’ made a splash on the charts and has been supported by Taylor Swift, enough to make her a candidate here, not to mention it was co-produced by Finneas.
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