Here Are This Year’s Grammy Winners — According to YouTube Music

YouTube Music Grammy Winners
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The Grammy Awards aren’t directly tied to fan popularity. But YouTube Music is already predicting the 62nd Grammy winners ahead of the big show based on views.

No, the Alphabet-owned video giant isn’t using complex algorithms or predictive analytics. Instead, these predictions are based on global YouTube views, instead of ‘music experts’ that make up the Grammy’s voting block.  

Grammy voters oftentimes pick winners specifically because they aren’t popular — which ensures that everyone gets to argue about the results afterward.  But if YouTube Music’s Grammy Awards predictions are somehow correct, Billie Eilish is likely to win big on Sunday.

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus are also slated to win big, according to the YouTube global views. In YouTube’s prediction-land, Billie Eilish takes the award for Song of the Year but loses out to Lil Nas X elsewhere.

Here’s a look at the ‘winners’

Feel free to make your own Grammy predictions in the comments below to let us know what you think. Personally, I think Ghost’s new single “Kiss the Go-Goat” deserves that Best Rock Song spot more than Tool’s “Fear Inoculum.”

Song of the Year
Winner: Billie Eilish – “bad guy”

Record of the Year
Winner: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road”

Best New Artist
Winner: Billie Eilish

Best Music Video
Winner: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road”

Best Pop Solo Performance
Winner: Ariana Grande – “7 Rings”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Winner: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road”

Best Rap Performance
Winner: Offset ft. Cardi B – “Clout”

Best Rap/Sung Performance
Winner: Lil Baby & Gunna – “Drip Too Hard”

Best Rap Song
Winner: 21 Savage ft. J. Cole – “A Lot”

Best R&B Performance
Winner: H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller – “Could’ve Been”

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Winner: India.Arie – “Steady Love”

Best R&B Song
Winner: Chris Brown ft. Drake – “No Guidance”

Best Rock Performance
Winner: Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land”

Best Rock Song
Winner: Tool – “Fear Inoculum”

Country Duo/Group Performance
Winner Dan + Shay – “Speechless”

Best Country Solo Performance
Blake Shelton – “God’s Country”

Best Country Song
Winner: Dan + Shay – “Speechless”

Best Dance Recording
Winner: Meduza ft. Goodboys – “Piece of Your Heart”

2 Responses

  1. Fred Urias Creed Kameron Unitas

    Whether the nominees get an award or not, they are all winner. Way to go!

  2. Jim

    I can tell you who the winners aren’t – Deb Dugan, Neil Portnow, NARAS, and all recording academy members.