2018 Grammy Awards Betting Preview

2018 Grammy Awards Betting Preview

Written by on January 24, 2018

The entertainment business is an open and huge world, but music wise, the Grammy Awards are the main event and the 2018 edition is just around the corner. With a lineup highlight by superstars like Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, and many more, the Grammy Awards Betting predictions promise to be a tough task, even for top enthusiasts on the subject, but that´s the reason why we are here, so let´s dive into the most important Grammy odds and their favorites.

2018 Grammy Awards Betting Preview

  • What: 60th Annual Grammy Awards
  • When: January 28, 2018, 7:30 PM
  • Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, U.S.
  • TV: CBS
  • Hosted by: James Corden
  • Most nominations: Jay-Z (8)

Album of the Year

  • Damn (Kendrick Lamar): EV
  • Melodrama (Lorde): +330
  • 24K Magic (Bruno Mars): +330
  • 4:44 (Jay-Z): +400
  • Awaken, My Love! (Childish Gambino): +600
Once and for all, Kendrick Lamar is pretty much the top contender in every category he´s in, and Album of the Year is no exception. The Compton native has won 7 Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance, but this year he´s going all in with Damn, one of the hottest music treasures out there.

Record of the Year

  • Despacito (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. JB): −190
  • Humble (Kendrick Lamar): +200
  • 24K Magic (Bruno Mars): +600
  • The Story of O.J. (Jay-Z): +1400
  • Redbone (Childish Gambino): +1400
Yes, Kendrick Lamar is not the betting favorite to win Record of the Year, but common, the race is against Despacito, a song with 4.733.200.538 views on YouTube at the time of writing this article. Practically, every person in the world has sung or danced Despacito, so I guess Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee deserve a recognition approved by the industry.

Song of the Year

  • Despacito (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. JB): −120
  • 1-800-273-8255 (Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid) +230
  • That’s what I like (Bruno Mars): +400
  • 4:44 (Jay-Z): +750
  • Issues (Julia Michaels): +1000
As you surely imagined it, Despacito is the favorite once again. This one is a no-brainer, as I already mentioned, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee put the whole world on their feet to dance and sing again and again to the point that the song became an anthem in all parties.

Best New Artist

  • Alessia Cara: +140
  • Sza: +150
  • Khalid: +450
  • Julia Michaels: +500
  • Lil Uzi Vert: +800
Of all categories, this one is the hardest to predict. There must be a favorite, in this case, Alessia Cara, but even Lil Uzi Vert can pull of the upset. I think Julia Michaels is the betting Dark Horse as the American singer is also nominated for Best Song. Lil Uzi Vert comes in as the 2018 Grammy Awards Betting underdog at Best New Artist.

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Divide (Ed Sheeran): −230
  • Rainbow (Kesha): +500
  • Joanne (Lady Gaga): +550
  • Evolve (Imagine Dragons): +900
  • Kaleidoscope EP (Coldplay): +900
  • Lust for Life (Lana del Rey): +900
Ed Sheeran disappointed as an actor in Game of Thrones, but when it comes to playing pop music there´s no one like him, just as the 2018 Grammy Awards Betting Odds suggest. Sheeran can do it all, sing, write, play guitar, produce, and Divide has become one of the must-have albums in any collection thanks to singles like Shape of You and Perfect.

Best Rap Album

  • Damn (Kendrick Lamar): −550
  • 4:44 (Jay-Z): +700
  • Culture (Migos): +800
  • Laila’s Wisdom (Rapsody): +900
  • Flower Boy (Tyler, The Creator): +1000
We go back to where everything started; Kendrick Lamar. The 30 years old musician is a huge favorite to win Best Rap Album with Damn, his fourth studio album that contains guest appearances by Rihanna, Zacari, and U2. Lamar already won at the BET Hip Hop Awards, American Music Awards, and NAACP Image Awards, so everything indicates that he will do it again.

Other Categories

  • Pop Solo Performance
  • Pop Duo/Group Performance
  • Traditional Pop Vocal Album
  • Dance Recording
  • Dance/Electronic Album
  • Contemporary Instrumental Album
  • Rock Performance
  • Metal Performance
  • Rock Song
  • Rock Album
  • Alternative Music Album
  • R&B Performance
  • Traditional R&B Performance
  • R&B Song
  • Urban Contemporary Album
  • R&B Album
  • Country Song
  • Country Album
  • New Age Album
  • Improvised Jazz Solo
  • Jazz Vocal Album
  • Jazz Instrumental Album
  • Gospel Performance/Song
  • Latin Pop Album
That´s all folks! Enjoy the show and good look placing your Grammy Awards betting ticket.