60th Grammy Awards General Field Predictions

Grammy season is here! 2017 was a year full of taking things despacito, dealing with important issues, letting people know what you like, and staying humble. There is stiff competition in the general field categories. The general field categories include the four biggest categories: Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Album of the year, and Record of the Year. The nominees for these categories dominated the charts all year long. Here are my predictions for the 60th Grammys.

 

Best New Artist

  • Alessia Cara

  • Khalid

  • Lil Uzi Vert

  • Julia Michaels

  • SZA

 

 

Prediction: Khalid

Reason: The 19-year-old singer’s debut album, American Teen, made listeners want to chill and vibe with him all of 2017. Khalid’s two singles, “Location” and “Young, Dumb, and Broke” were both top 20 Billboard hits.

 

Song of the Year

  • ‘Despacito’, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber

  • ‘4:44’, JAY-Z

  • ‘Issues’, Julia Michaels

  • ‘1-800-273-8255’, Logic ft. Alessia Cara and Khalid

  • ‘That's What I Like’, Bruno Mars

 

 

Prediction: ‘1-800-273-8255’,  Logic ft. Alessia Cara and Khalid

Reason: The song’s deep message created a huge impact especially for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. According to Wikipedia, calls rose 27 percent three weeks after the single was released.

 

Album of the Year

  • Awaken, My Love! Childish Gambino

  • 4:44, JAY-Z

  • DAMN., Kendrick Lamar

  • Melodrama, Lorde

  • 24K Magic, Bruno Mars

 

 

Prediction: 24K Magic

Reason: 2017 might have been another crappy year but 24K Magic was the album to listen to if you wanted to dance, sing a long, and feel good to. The 90s R&B inspired album had top tracks like ‘24K Magic’, ‘That’s What I Like’, and ‘Finesse (Remix)’. All tracks made it to the top 10 on Billboard.  

 

Record of the Year

  • ‘Redbone’, Childish Gambino

  • ‘Despacito’, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber

  • ‘The Story Of O.J.’, JAY-Z

  • ‘HUMBLE.’, Kendrick Lamar

  • ‘24K Magic’, Bruno Mars

 

 

Prediction: 'Despacito'

Reason: You could not escape from this song in 2017. It was played at every school dance, sporting event, wedding, BBQ, etc. ‘Despacito’ spent a total 16 weeks at number one. That is definitely Record of the Year material.

 

The 60th Grammy Awards will take place Jan. 28, 2018 at 4:30 PST.