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2019 Grammy Awards Odds Favor Childish Gambino’s “This is America”

Sascha Paruk

by Sascha Paruk in Entertainment

Dec 7, 2018 · 11:25 AM PST

Childish Gambino performing circa 2012.
Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino, is our early favorite for Record and Song of the Year. Photo by Eli Watson (flickr) [CC License].
  • Nominations for the 61st annual Grammy Awards have been announced. 
  • Kendrick Lamar leads the way with eight nods, but he’s not favored to win any of the the big four categories. 
  • Get our earliest of early odds for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist and more. 

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards will take place on Feb. 10th, 2019, at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. While the host is still TBA, the nominations are out as of 6:00 AM ET this morning.

Jay-Z (eight nominations) dominated the 2018 list, but his collaboration with wife Beyonce (a.k.a. The Carters) was snubbed from the big categories this year, as was longtime Grammy-favorite Taylor Swift.

In their place, some new blood, like Janelle Monae, Kacey Musgraves, and Brandi Carlile. Of course, there is also a sprinkling of the old guard, like Kendrick Lamar, who’s won 12 Grammys already and leads the way with eight nominations this year.

Below, our music team sets the opening odds on the “big four” categories: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and the always divisive Best New Artist.

Album of the Year Odds

Album of the Year Nominees Odds to Win Album of the Year
Dirty Computer, Janelle Monae 3/1
Scorpion, Drake 4/1
Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B 5/1
Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves 7/1
Beerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone 9/1
By the Way, I Forgive You, Brandi Carlile 12/1
H.E.R., H.E.R. 15/1
Black Panther: The Album, Various Artists 50/1


Record of the Year Odds

Record of the Year Nominees Odds to Win Record of the Year
“This is America,” Childish Gambino 6/5
“God’s Plan,” Drake 4/1
“I Like It,” Cardi B 7/1
“Shallow,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper 12/1
“The Middle,” Zedd & Maren Morris 19/1
“All the Stars,” Kendrick Lamar & SZA 24/1
“The Joke,” Brandi Carlile 32/1
“Rockstar,” Post Malone & 21 Savage 45/1

Song of the Year Odds

Song of the Year Nominees Odds to Win Song of the Year
“This is America,” Childish Gambino 1/1
“God’s Plan,” Drake 5/1
“Shallow,” Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper 7/1
“The Middle,” Zedd & Maren Morris 16/1
“All the Stars,” Kendrick Lamar & SZA 18/1
“The Joke,” Brandi Carlile 19/1
“Boo’d Up,” Ella Mai 35/1
“In My Blood,” Shawn Mendes 49/1


Best New Artist Odds

Best New Artist Nominees Odds to Win Best New Artist
 H.E.R. 5/2
Luke Combs 4/1
Dua Lipa Troye Sivan 4/1
Greta Van Fleet 9/1
Bebe Rexha 12/1
Chloe x Halle 15/1
Jorja Smith 22/1
Margo Price 24/1


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