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:

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?


  1. Donna Newbury
    January 22, 2016 at 3:40pm
    You can't compile this from my thumbs up. What about the songs or artists you just don't play often enough? The Mavericks are up for a Grammy and I hardly hear them played on Pandora. Both of their albums, :In Time" and "Mono" are on the top of my list for favorites, how about it?
  2. brooklyn2004
    January 22, 2016 at 4:23pm
    Adele will be winner
  3. claritycommunity
    January 22, 2016 at 5:36pm
    Give David Bowie best album
  4. Alicia
    January 22, 2016 at 5:46pm
    The only song listed in these predictions worthy of a Grammy is Lydia. The rest is simply rubbish.
  5. Skylar
    January 22, 2016 at 5:51pm
    I hope one direction will win one they are my fave
  6. To be honest…i dont think ken lam and tay swif gonna win best collab…and the weekend damn…i wanna see him win record of the year but i dont think he will….and its a shame but we know how it goes…im just sayn…
    January 22, 2016 at 6:00pm
  7. Tracy
    January 22, 2016 at 6:29pm
    Looks like a winner!
  8. Dennis Dorotiak
    January 22, 2016 at 6:30pm
    Find the music cd Glory to the Holy One By Jeff Lippencott and RC Sproul Great sacred music new music superb quality well written riveting inspiring orchestral music new 2015 should be Grammy nominated... But needs to be in Sacred Music Category. As yet The Grammy Awards have no sacred music category.
  9. andrew hamilton
    January 22, 2016 at 6:45pm
    yes there is good one for the weekend he is making huge hits and difently see you again should be the song of the year how ever Dj laser had a great hit this year.
  10. Donald Schuster
    January 22, 2016 at 6:48pm

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