Dorney’s Predictions for the 59th GRAMMY Awards

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I won’t cover all categories as some overlap and most don’t interest me. Just the main ones will get the mention.


Record of the Year

  • “Hello” by Adele
  • “Formation” by Beyoncé
  • “7 Years” by Lukas Graham
  • “Work” by Rihanna ft. Drake
  • “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots

Who I Want to Win: “Hello” by Adele

Who I Think Will Win: “Formation” by Beyoncé


Album of the Year

  • 25 by Adele
  • Lemonade by Beyoncé
  • Purpose by Justin Bieber
  • Views by Drake
  • A Sailor’s Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson

Who I Want to Win: Lemonade by Beyoncé

Who I Think Will Win: Lemonade by Beyoncé


Best New Artist

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Chance the Rapper
  • Maren Morris
  • Anderson .Paak

Who I Want to Win: Chance the Rapper

Who I Think Will Win: Chance the Rapper or Anderson .Paak


Best Pop Vocal Album

  • 25 by Adele
  • Purpose by Justin Bieber
  • Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande
  • Confident by Demi Lovato
  • This Is Acting by Sia

Who I Want to Win: 25 by Adele

Who I Think Will Win: 25 by Adele


Best Rock Performance

  • “Joe” (Live from Austin City Limits) by Alabama Shakes
  • “Don’t Hurt Yourself” by Beyoncé ft. Jack White
  • “★” (“Blackstar”) by David Bowie
  • “The Sound of Silence” (Live on Conan) (cover version) by Disturbed
  • “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots

Who I Want to Win: “Don’t Hurt Yourself” by Beyoncé ft. Jack White or “★” (“Blackstar”) by David Bowie

Who I Think Will Win: “★” (“Blackstar”) by David Bowie


Best Metal Performance

  • “Shock Me” by Baroness
  • “Silvera” by Gojira
  • “Rotting in Vain” by Korn
  • “Dystopia” by Megadeth
  • “The Price is Wrong” by Periphery

Who I Want to Win: “Shock Me” by Baroness

Who I Think Will Win: “Shock Me” by Baroness or “Dystopia” by Megadeth


Best Rock Song

  • “★” (“Blackstar”) by David Bowie (written by David Bowie)
  • “Burn the Witch” by Radiohead (written by Radiohead)
  • “Hardwired” by Metallica (written by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich)
  • “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots (written by Tyler Joseph)
  • “My Name is Human” by Highly Suspect (written by Rich Meyer, Ryan Meyer, and Joseph Stevens)

Who I Want to Win: “Burn the Witch” by Radiohead

Who I Think Will Win: “★” (“Blackstar”) by David Bowie (written by David Bowie) or “Burn the Witch” by Radiohead (written by Radiohead)


Best Rock Album

  • California by blink-182
  • Tell Me I’m Pretty by Cage the Elephant
  • Magma by Gojira
  • Death of a Bachelor by Panic! at the Disco
  • Weezer (The White Album) by Weezer

Who I Want to Win: Weezer (The White Album) by Weezer

Who I Think Will Win: Weezer (The White Album) by Weezer


Best Alternative Music Album

  • 22, A Million by Bon Iver
  • (Blackstar) by David Bowie
  • The Hope Six Demolition Project by PJ Harvey
  • Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop
  • A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead

Who I Want to Win:  (Blackstar) by David Bowie

Who I Think Will Win:  (Blackstar) by David Bowie or A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead


Best R&B Performance

  • “Turnin’ Me Up” by BJ the Chicago Kid
  • “Permission” by Ro James
  • “I Do” by Musiq Soulchild
  • “Needed Me” by Rihanna
  • “Cranes in the Sky” by Solange

Who I Want to Win: “Cranes in the Sky” by Solange

Who I Think Will Win: “Needed Me” by Rihanna


Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Lemonade by Beyoncé
  • Ology by Gallant
  • We Are KING by KING
  • Malibu by Anderson .Paak
  • ANTI by Rihanna

Who I Want to Win: Lemonade by Beyoncé

Who I Think Will Win: Lemonade by Beyoncé


Best Rap Performance

  • “No Problem” by Chance the Rapper ft. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz
  • “Panda” by Desiigner
  • “Pop Style” by Drake ft. The Throne (Jay Z and Kanye West)
  • “All the Way Up” by Fat Joe and Remy Ma ft. French Montana and Infared
  • “THat Part” by ScHoolboy Q ft. Kanye West

Who I Want to Win: “Panda” by Desiigner

Who I Think Will Win: “Panda” by Desiigner


Best Rap/Sung Performance

  • “Freedom” by Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar
  • “Hotline Bling” by Drake
  • “Broccoli” by D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty
  • “Ultralight Beam” by Kanye West ft. Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin, and The-Dream
  • “Famous” by Kanye West ft. Rihanna

Who I Want to Win: “Hotline Bling” by Drake

Who I Think Will Win: “Ultralight Beam” by Kanye West ft. Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin, and The-Dream


Best Rap Album

  • Coloring Book (mixtape) by Chance the Rapper
  • and the Anonymous Nobody… by De La Soul
  • Major Key by DJ Khaled
  • Views by Drake
  • The Life of Pablo by Kanye West

Who I Want to Win: and the Anonymous Nobody… by De La Soul

Who I Think Will Win: The Life of Pablo by Kanye West


Best Country Album

  • Big Day in a Small Town by Brandy Clark
  • Full Circle by Loretta Lynn
  • Hero by Maren Morris
  • A Sailor’s Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson
  • Ripcord by Keith Urban

Who I Want to Win: Full Circle by Loretta Lynn

Who I Think Will Win: A Sailor’s Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson


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