With the 2020 Grammy Awards going down live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26, you’ve got approximately a few days to finalize your picks for this year’s coveted musical awards. While two, now, notable figures in music are leading the way in several categories, a handful of exceptional performers all have a chance to bring home some Grammy hardware to kick off their respective new year’s. Now, let’s find out who the favorites and top 2020 Grammy Awards odds contenders are in each of the four top categories.
2020 Grammy Awards Odds, Event Info & Pick
- When: January 26th, 2020
- Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
- TV: CBS
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Album Of The Year
- Billie Elish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do -225
- Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next +250
- Lizzo – Cuz I Love You +250
- Lana Del Rey – Norman F***ing Rockwell! +400
- Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride +1600
- Bon Iver – I, I +800
- Lil Nas X – 7 +2500
- E.R – I Used to Know Here +3000
Billie Eilish is the favorite here and she’ll be difficult to beat, but my preference goes to Ariana Grande, even though she’s a long-shot in this category. Lizzo could get the upset here, but Ellish looks like the smart pick here simply because six songs from here “When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” reached the Billboard charts.
First, the odds are much better. Second, none of us are dumping hundreds of dollars on any Grammy category. Not with the Super Bowl 7 days after the Grammy show.
Not only that, but Ariana can make a case for Album of the Year. Thank U, Next set streaming and download records. It made a ton of Best of 2019 lists. 11 of the 12 singles on the album were in the Top 40 in the same week. It’s a great album. Billie gets the Best New Artist award. Ariana picks up Album of the Year.
2020 Grammy Awards Pick: Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next
Record Of The Year
- Lil Nas X – Old Town Road -140
- Billie Elish – Bad Guy +125
- Lizzo – Truth Hurts +400
- Ariana Grande – 7 Rings +600
- Post Malone & Swea Lee – Sunflower +1000
- E.R – Hard Place +1500
- Khalid – Talk +2000
- Bon Iver – Hey, Ma +3000
Make no mistake about it “Old Town Road” is by far, the clear-cut favorite in this category and I’m pretty sure he’s got this one on lock-down for his smash hit which you heard just about everywhere you went this summer. Ellish will get some votes as will Lizzo, but the outcome here is pretty much etched in stone!
Old Town Road features Billy Ray Cyrus. It melds different genres: blues, country, and hip-hop. It’s also catchy as heck. Plus, the Grammy people have to award Lil Nas X in something, right? This is where they award him. Back the chalk.
2020 Grammy Awards Pick: Lil Nas X – Old Town Road
Song Of the Year
- Lizzo – Truth Hurts +130
- Billie Elish – Bad Guy +150
- Taylor Swift – Lover +250
- Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved +300
- Lady Gaga – Always Remember Us This Way +600
- Lana Del Rey – Norman F***ing Rockwell! +1000
- E.R – Hard Place +1800
- Tanya Tucker – Bring My Flowers Now +2000
While there’s no real, clear-cut favorite in this category, I like Billie Ellish to get the big win here for her unique song Bad Guy. I personally don’t like Lizzo’s Truth Hurts, but the blossoming star is definitely going to garner a few votes here. Bad Guy got over a billion downloads on Spotify. How can anyone beat that? We’ll tell you how. Song of the Year is about the actual writing of the song. It has nothing to do with the production or engineering of the work.
Lyrics to lyrics, Taylor Swift’s Lover should win hands down. Also, she’s the only artist that’s credited as the sole writer. Elish’s older brother, Finneas O’Connell, helped her with Bad Guy. Lizzo’s song came out in 2017. Swift wins in an upset.
2020 Grammy Awards Pick: Taylor Swift – Lover
Best New Artist
- Billie Elish -350
- Lizzo +125
- Lil Nas X +800
- Rosalia +1100
- Maggie Rogers +2000
- Yola +2500
- Black Pumas +3000
- Tank and the Bangas +3500
If Eilish wins both, Best New Artist and Album of the Year, she would be the fourth performer ever to pull off the feat and the first since Norah Jones way back in 2003. Like her contemporary, Lizzo, Ellish incorporates a style that is uniquely original and utterly refreshing in today’s endless cycle of mediocre pop music. If this award were handed out in July, Lizzo would have almost assuredly won it. Now, however, it’s Billie Ellish that has the look of a sure-fire winner in this category.
2020 Grammy Awards Pick: Billie Elish