It’s that time of year again—award show season. In anticipation of the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, we’ve made predictions across 10 of the nomination categories about who will steal the spotlight and drop the mic on February 15th. How did we come to these conclusions, you ask? We checked out the preferences of the most passionate music fans we know.

…our listeners!

By analyzing the way you interact with music on Pandora, we were able to determine the winners in terms of how often a track was played in relation to how often you gave it a thumbs up.

If Pandora listeners had their say, here’s the list of predicted winners:
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Two artists will steal the show this year- breakout musician The Weeknd, who led the Top Thumb Hundred  list of most thumbed up songs of 2015, with Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Can’t Feel My Face,” and country crooner Chris Stapleton with Album of the Year for “Traveller” and Best Country Song for the album’s title track.  Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth will take home Song of the Year with “See You Again,” a tribute to the late Paul Walker off the Furious 7 soundtrack, and pop sensation Meghan Trainor, who made her major-label debut studio album in 2015,  takes the crown as Best New Artist.

Squad goals, indeed- Best Pop and Rap Collab will go to “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar, and “Only” by Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown, respectively. No surprise here, Fetty Wap’s infectious “Trap Queen” will be hailed as the Best Rap Song, and newcomer trio Highly Suspect beats out the impressive competition for Best Rock Song with “Lydia,” the first single off of their debut album.

What do you think of how the predictions played out?

Comments

  1. Nicky Hiegert
    January 22, 2016 at 1:36pm
    weekend
    Reply
  2. Natasha Landen
    January 22, 2016 at 1:36pm
    this is wack, where's best rnb album? Kehlani for sure deserves it and it's not even an album its a mixtape.
    Reply
  3. liza
    January 22, 2016 at 1:40pm
    what about adele
    Reply
  4. Vicky
    January 22, 2016 at 1:43pm
    YUP!!!!...but wheres Chris Brown in that list?
    Reply
  5. Larry
    January 22, 2016 at 1:45pm
    I don't listen to any music of this time anymore. I still think good music was when a song told a story. I have over 3100 CD'sof music starting from the 1940 to 1970 and that is a I sisten to or on your radio on line it is ole cuntry or Rock n Roll.
    Reply
  6. hammerlm
    January 22, 2016 at 2:06pm
    THE WEEKEND IS ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMERS TO COME ON THE SCENE. HE IS SO EXCITING AND UNIQUE. I JUST LOVE HIM. AND I'M A 52 YR OLD MUSIC LOVER OF ALL GENRES. MEGAN TRAIN OR IS ALSO ONE LADY THAT IS GOING TO BE AROUND FOR MANY YEARS TO COME. AND I MUST NOT FORGET KENDRICK LAMAR...WHAT AN AWESOME LYRICAL GENIUS. I CAN'T HOLD MY PEACE WHEN HE STARTS TO SPIT FIRE ON THE MIKE!!!
    Reply
  7. Erin
    January 22, 2016 at 2:21pm
    I think they turned out good
    Reply
  8. Jesus Perez
    January 22, 2016 at 2:50pm
    I think MEGHAN TRAINOR could be win! She has many probabilities to get The Grammy Award this year. She takes the Crown as Best New Artist !!! Jesus Perez !!!
    Reply
  9. WHEREISADELE
    January 22, 2016 at 2:50pm
    WHERE IS ADELE?!?! WHAT ABOUT DRAKE?!
    Reply
  10. MarissaMcTrain
    January 22, 2016 at 2:53pm
    Hi
    Reply

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