Music consultants Chuck Creekmur, Shelley Wade and Mankaprr Conteh provide up their Grammy predictions
NEW YORK – The sixty fifth Annual Grammy Awards are set for Sunday evening.
So who’s most probably to win on “Music’s Biggest Night?”
CBS New York’s Zinnia Maldonado talked to some native music insiders to get their Grammy predictions.
With 10 nominees apiece in every of the large 4 classes at this yr’s Grammy Awards, predicting the evening’s winner is harder than ever.
Maldonado broke down the classes — Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist — with music consultants Chuck Creekmur of All Hip-Hop, 94.7 The Block’s Shelley Wade and Rolling Stone’s Mankaprr Conteh.
Up first — Album of the Year. Top contenders embrace Adele, Beyoncé and Bad Bunny.
“Adele, after all, launched ’30’ through the Grammy eligibility window, and Beyoncé launched ‘Renaissance.’ For each of them, it was their first albums in about six years,” Conteh mentioned.
Beyoncé has gained greater than 28 Grammys, however has by no means gained Album of the Year.
“This is Beyonce’s yr,” Creekmur mentioned.
“Wouldn’t be stunned if she took house Album of the Year,” Conteh mentioned.
Up subsequent, Song of the Year and Record of the Year. Wade defined the distinction between the 2.
“Record of the Year is the Grammy that goes to the artists, producers and engineers, whereas Song of the Year goes to the songwriter,” Wade mentioned.
For Song of the Year, the consultants are betting on Taylor Swift.
“I can see it going to Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well,'” Conteh mentioned.
While Record of the Year stays a decent name between Lizzo, Adele and Harry Styles.
“With Record of the Year, it is wanting like Adele’s massive yr. She had an enormous music with ‘Easy On Me.’ However, Lizzo is within the working,” Creekmur mentioned.
“For Record of the Year, I predict the frontrunners can be Harry Styles’ ‘As It Was’ and Adele’s ‘Easy On Me,'” Wade mentioned.
As for Best New Artist, Creekmur, who’s a recording academy member and can be in attendance on Feb. 5, says the nice factor is the entire nominees symbolize distinct genres.
“We’ve received a very good, well-rounded group of recent artists,” Creekmur mentioned. “One of the larger names is Anita, a Latin artist and he or she’s received lots of of thousands and thousands of views. Latto is a feminine rapper nominated.”
Maldonado additionally requested our panel what can we anticipate to be completely different at this yr’s present.
“The Recording Academy has labored on making its academy members extra various,” Wade mentioned.
“The Grammys are at their very best once they’re about to service and make area for a big selection of music,” Mankaprr mentioned.
All the consultants agreed they had been actually stunned to seek out out one particular artist didn’t obtain any nominations this yr, and that was Nicki Minaj.
You can watch the Grammys on CBS and on Paramount+. It kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday.