Grammy 2020: The favorites, the likely winners and the snobs

RECORDING ACADEMY / GRAMMY AWARDS

The 62nd edition of the Grammy Awards, the biggest award in the music industry, will take place on January 26, next Sunday. After months since the nominees were announced, we at The Soundx took note of all the nominees and assembled an article showing the likely winners, our favorites at each award and those snubbed in the 2020 edition of the award.

For this list, we analyzed the main categories and categories that we would be aware of and have some opinion formed about it. Technical and specific categories of certain musical genres will not be evaluated due to lack of speech property.

For everyone’s consensus, the likely winners are chosen based on a more macro analysis of other awards and the current situation in the music world, as well as the snubbed ones who, even with a certain external performance, did not receive certain attention from the Academy. The favorites to win are based on our opinions, not necessarily considering external factors.

Now that certain information has been determined, let’s talk about the likely winners, snobs and favorites of each category at this year’s Grammy.

(All information and images presented in this article were taken from the Recording Academy‘s official website)

Album of the Year

Bon Iver – i,i
Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
H.E.R. – I Used to Know Her
Ariana Grande – thank u, next
Lil Nas X – 7
Lizzo – Cuz I Love You
Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride

Likely Winner: Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? or Lizzo – Cuz I Love You

Our Favorite: Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell! and Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride

Snubbed: Taylor Swift – Lover; Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars and Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

Record of the Year

Bon Iver – Hey, Ma
Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
Ariana Grande – 7 rings
H.E.R. – Hard Place
Khalid – Talk
Lil Nas X – Old Town Road
Lizzo – Truth Hurts
Post Malone – Sunflower

Likely Winner: Billie Eilish – Bad Guy; Lil Nas X – Old Town Road or Lizzo – Truth Hurts

Our Favorite: Billie Eilish – Bad Guy or Ariana Grande – 7 rings

Snubbed: Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey

Song of the Year

Lady Gaga – Always Remember Us This Way
Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
Tanya Tucker – Bring My Flowers Now
H.E.R. – Hard Place
Taylor Swift – Lover
Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell
Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved
Lizzo – Truth Hurts

Likely Winner: Taylor Swift – Lover; Billie Eilish – Bad Guy or Lizzo – Truth Hurts

Our Favorite: Taylor Swift – Lover and Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell

Snubbed: Bruce Springsteen and FKA twigs

Best New Artist

Black Pumas
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Maggie Rogers
Rosalía
Tank and the Bangas
Yola

Likely Winner: Billie Eilish or Lizzo

Our Favorite: Billie Eilish and Rosalía

Snubbed: Kim Petras and Ava Max

Best Pop Solo Performance

Beyoncé – Spirit
Billie Eilish – Bad Guy
Ariana Grande – 7 rings
Lizzo – Truth Hurts
Taylor Swift – You Need to Calm Down

Likely Winner: Ariana Grande – 7 rings or Billie Eilish – Bad Guy

Our Favorite: Ariana Grande – 7 rings and Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down

Snubbed: Katy Perry – Never Really Over

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Ariana Grande & the Social House – Boyfriend
The Jonas Brothers – Sucker
Lil Nas X – Old Town Road [ft. Billy Ray Cyrus]
Post Malone – Sunflower [ft. Swae Lee]
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Señorita

Likely Winner: Lil Nas X [feat. Billy Ray Cyrus] or Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Our Favorite: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello and Post Malone [feat. Swae Lee]

Snubbed: Charli XCX & Troye Sivan – 1999

Best Pop Vocal Album

Beyoncé – The Lion King: The Gift
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Ariana Grande – thank , next
Ed Sheeran – No.6 Collaborations Project
Taylor Swift – Lover

Likely Winner: Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? or Taylor Swift – Lover

Our Favorite: Ariana Grande – thank u, next or Taylor Swift – Lover

Snubbed: LizzoCuz I Love You

Best Rap Album

Dreamville – Revenge of the Dreamers III
Meek Mill – Championships
21 Savage – I Am > I Was
Tyler, the Creator – IGOR
YBN Cordae – The Lost Boy

Likely Winner: Tyler, the Creator – IGOR

Our Favorite: Tyler, the Creator – IGOR

Snubbed: Dave – PSYCHOCRAMA

Best Rock Song

Tool – Fear Inoculum
The 1975 – Give Yourself a Try
Vampire Weekend – Harmony Hall
Brittany Howard – History Repeats
Gary Clark Jr. – This Land

Likely Winner: Vampire Weekend Harmony Hall or Tool – Fear Inoculum

Our Favorite: Vampire Weekend – Harmony Hall or The 1975Give Yourself a Try

Best Rock Album
Bring Me the Horizon – amo
Cage the Elephant – Social Cues
The Cranberries – In the End
I Prevail – Trauma
Rival Sons – Feral Roots

Our Favorite: Cage the Elephant – Social Cues and The Cranberries – In the End

Best Alternative Music Album

Big Thief – U.F.O.F.
James Blake – Assume Form
Bon Iver – i,i
Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride
Thom Yorke – ANIMA

Likely Winner: Vampire WeekendFather of the Bride

Our Favorite: Vampire WeekendFather of the Bride

Snubbed: Weyes BloodTitanic Rising

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

Bad Bunny – X 100Pre
J Balvin & Bad Bunny – Oasis
Flor De Toloache – Indestructible
iLe – Almadura
Rosalía – El Mal Querer

Likely Winner: J Balvin & Bad Bunner – Oasis or Rosalía – El Mal Querer

Our Favorite: Rosalía – El Mal Querer

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Various Artists – The Lion King: The Songs
Various Artists – Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Taron Egerton – Rocketman
Various Artists – Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

Likely Winner: Egerton – Rocketman or Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

Our Favorite: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born or Various Artists – The Lion King: The Songs

Best Song Written for Visual Media

Chris Stapleton – The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy
Dolly Parton and Linda Perry – Girl in the Movies
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version)
Beyoncé – Spirit
Thom Yorke – Suspirium

Likely Winner: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version)

Our Favorite: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
John Hill
Finneas
Ricky Reed

Likely Winner: Jack Antonoff or Finneas

Our Favorite: Jack Antonoff

Best Music Video

The Chemical Brothers – We’ve Got to Try
Gary Clark Jr. – This Land
FKA Twigs – Cellophane
Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Official Movie)
Tove Lo – Glad He’s Gone

Likely Winner: Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus – Old Town Road (Official Movie)

Our Favorite: FKA Twigs – Cellophane

Snubbed: Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down

Best Music Film

Beyoncé – Homecoming
David Crosby – Remember My Name
Miles Davis – Birth of the Cool
Various Artists – Shangri-La
Thom Yorke – Anima

Likely Winner: Beyoncé – Homecoming

Our Favorite: Beyoncé – Homecoming

Snubbed: Taylor Swift – reputation Stadium Tour (A Netflix Global Event)

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