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2015 Grammy Awards Odds (UPDATED)

The nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards have been announced. Looking at the contenders, we find lots of new faces including the soulful Sam Smith and the proudly zaftig Meghan Trainor.

Of course, the usual suspects are also back with veterans Miranda Lambert and Beyoncé making appearances on the list, and T-Swift, U2, and John Legend garnering nominations, as well.

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards show isn’t until February 8, but that just means we have lots of time to debate and discuss the nominees.

Is your favorite ditty going to earn Song of the Year honors? Who’s going to be tapped as Best New Artist? Will the perpetually over-looked Ryan Adams finally earn a Grammy? (Probably not.)

Below, we set the odds on all of the major Grammy categories.

2015 Grammy Awards Odds:

Album of the Year
2/1 Beyoncé, Beyoncé
5/2 Ed Sheeran, x
3/1 Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
8/1 Beck, Morning Phase
8/1 Pharrell Williams, Girl

Best New Artist
1/1 Sam Smith
8/1 Iggy Azalea
9/1 Bastille
10/1 Haim
10/1 Brandy Clark

Record of the Year
5/6 Sam Smith, “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
4/1 Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
4/1 Sia, “Chandelier”
6/1 Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
10/1 Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

Song of the Year
5/6 Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
4/1 Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
5/1 Sia, “Chandelier”
5/1 Hozier, “Take Me to Church”
10/1 Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass”

Best Pop Vocal Album
3/1 Ed Sheeran, x
4/1 Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
6/1 Katy Perry, Prism
8/1 Ariana Grande, My Everything
10/1 Coldplay, Ghost Stories
12/1 Miley Cyrus, Bangerz

Best Pop Solo Performance
3/1 John Legend, “All of Me” (Live Version)
3/1 Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
4/1 Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off”
10/1 Pharrell, “Happy”
121 Sia, “Chandelier”

Best Rock Album
4/1 The Black Keys, Turn Blue
6/1 U2, Songs of Innocence
8/1 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Hypnotic Eye
10/1 Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams
12/1 Beck, Morning Phase

Best Rock Song
3/1 The Black Keys, “Fever”
4/1 Jack White, “Lazaretto”
6/1 Beck, “Blue Moon”
8/1 Paramore, “Ain’t It Fun”
10/1 Ryan Adams, “Gimme Something Good”

Best Urban Contemporary Album
3/1 Beyoncé, Beyoncé
4/1 Jhené Aiko, Sail Out
6/1 Mali Music, Mali Is…
8/1 Chris Brown, X
10/1 Pharrell Williams, G I R L

Best Rap Performance
3/1 Drake, “0 to 100/The Catch Up”
4/1 Kendrick Lamar, “i”
5/1 Eminem, “Rap God”
10/1 Lecrae, “All I Need Is You”
12/1 Childish Gambino, “305”

Best Rap Album
4/1 Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
4/1 ScHoolboy Q, Oxymoron
6/1 Wiz Khalifa, Blacc Hollywood
8/1 Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP2
10/1 Common, Nobody’s Smiling
12/1 Childish Gambino, Because the Internet

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
3/1 Eminem featuring Rihanna, “The Monster”
4/1 ScHoolboy Q featuring BJ The Chicago Kid, “Studio”
4/1 Kanye West & Charlie Wilson, “Bound 2”
6/1 I Love Makonnen featuring Drake, “Tuesday”
10/1 Common featuring Jhené Aiko, “Blak Majik”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
3/1 Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”
4/1 Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
5/1 Ariana Grande, Jessie J & Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang”
8/1 A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera, “Say Something”
10/1 Coldplay, “A Sky Full of Stars”

Best Alternative Music Album
3/1 St. Vincent, St. Vincent
4/1 Jack White, Lazaretto
4/1 Arcade Fire, Reflektor
6/1 Cage the Elephant, Melophobia
8/1 alt-J, This Is All Yours

Best Country Song
3/1 Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
4/1 Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
6/1 Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”
8/1 Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”
12/1 Glen Campbell, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”

Best Country Album
3/1 Dierks Bentley, Riser
4/1 Lee Ann Womack, The Way I’m Livin’
4/1 Miranda Lambert, Platinum
5/1 Brandy Clark, 12 Stories
8/1 Eric Church, The Outsiders

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
4/1 Keith Urban featuring. Eric Church “Raise ‘Em Up,”
5/1 The Band Perry, “Gentle On My Mind”
6/1 Little Big Town, “Day Drinking”
8/1 Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood, “Somethin’ Bad”
10/1 Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”

Best Country Solo Performance
4/1 Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
4/1 Keith Urban, “Cop Car”
6/1 Carrie Underwood, “Something In the Water”
8/1 Hunter Hayes, “Invisible”
10/1 Eric Church, “Give Me Me Back My Hometown”

Best Americana Album
4/1 Nickel Creek, A Dotted Line
6/1 Keb’ Mo,’ Bluesamericana
8/1 Rosanne Cash, The River & The Thread
10/1 John Hiatt, Terms of My Surrender
12/1 Sturgill Simpson, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
3/1 Frozen
4/1 Guardians of the Galaxy
6/1 Get On Up: The James Brown Story
8/1 American Hustle
10/1 The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Music Video
4/1 Sia, “Chandelier”
5/1 Arcade Fire, “We Exist”
6/1 Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
8/1 Woodkid ft. Max Richter, “The Golden Age”
12/1 DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down for What”

Best Dance Recording
4/1 Disclosure featuring Mary j Blige, “F For You”
6/1 Basement Jaxx, “Never Say Never”
8/1 Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones, “I Got You”
10/1 Zhu, “Faded”
12/1 Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne, “Rather Be”

Best Dance/Electronic Album
3/1 Aphex Twin, Syro
4/1 Deadmaus, While
6/1 Röyksopp & Robyn, Do It Again
8/1 Little Dragon, Nabuma Rubberband
10/1 Mat Zo, Damage Control

(Photo credit: Eva Rinaldi (flickr) “Taylor Swift” [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode]. Photo has been cropped.)

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