TV One Oracle: Grammy Predictions

by ioneanalytics

December 6, 2016

It’s Grammy nominations season again!

Per usual, we tapped our TV One Oracle to predict who will be taking the big award home for 16 major categories.

No need for too much chatter; let’s get to it:

1. Record Of The Year (performance, production)

  • Hello, Adele

    Greg Kurstin, producer; Julian Burg, Tom Elmhirst, Greg Kurstin, Liam Nolan & Alex Pasco, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne & Randy Merrill, mastering engineers


  • Formation, Beyoncé

    Beyoncé Knowles, Mike Will Made-It & Pluss, producers; Jaycen Joshua & Stuart White, engineers/mixers; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer


  • 7 Years, Lukas Graham

    Future Animals & Pilo, producers; Delbert Bowers, Sebastian Fogh, Stefan Forrest & David LaBrel, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer


  • Work, Rihanna Featuring Drake

    Boi-1da, producer; Noel “Gadget” Campbell, Kuk Harrell, Manny Marroquin, Noah “40” Shebib & Marcos Tovar, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer

    Label: Westbury Road Entertainment


  • Stressed Out, Twenty One Pilots

    Mike Elizondo & Tyler Joseph, producers; Neal Avron & Adam Hawkins, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer


2. Album Of The Year

  • 25, Adele
  • Lemonade, Beyoncé
  • Purpose, Justin Bieber
  • Views, Drake
  • A Sailor’s Guide To Earth, Sturgill Simpson


3. Song Of The Year (songwriter)

  • Formation, Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé)
  • Hello, Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
  • I Took A Pill In Ibiza, Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner)
  • Love Yourself, Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)
  • 7 Years, Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham)


4. Best New Artist

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Chance The Rapper
  • Maren Morris
  • Anderson .Paak


5. Best Pop Solo Performance

  • Hello, Adele
  • Hold Up, Beyoncé
  • Love Yourself, Justin Bieber
  • Piece By Piece (Idol Version), Kelly Clarkson
  • Dangerous Woman, Ariana Grande


6. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • Closer, The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey
  • 7 Years, Lukas Graham
  • Work, Rihanna Featuring Drake
  • Cheap Thrills, Sia Featuring Sean Paul
  • Stressed Out,Twenty One Pilots


7. Best R&B Performance

  • Turnin’ Me Up, BJ The Chicago Kid
  • Permission, Ro James
  • I Do, Musiq Soulchild
  • Needed Me, Rihanna
  • Cranes In The Sky, Solange


8. Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • The Three Of Me, William Bell
  • Woman’s World, BJ The Chicago Kid
  • Sleeping With The One I Love, Fantasia
  • Angel, Lalah Hathaway
  • Can’t Wait, Jill Scott


9. Best R&B Song

  • Come See Me

    J. Brathwaite, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (PartyNextDoor Featuring Drake)


  • Exchange

    Michael Hernandez & Bryson Tiller, songwriters (Bryson Tiller)


  • Kiss It Better

    Jeff Bhasker, Robyn Fenty, John-Nathan Glass & Natalia Noemi, songwriters (Rihanna)


  • Lake By The Ocean

    Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)


  • Luv

    Magnus August Høiberg, Benjamin Levin & Daystar Peterson, songwriters (Tory Lanez)


10. Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Lemonade, Beyoncé
  • Ology, Gallant
  • We Are King, KING
  • Malibu, Anderson .Paak
  • Anti, Rihanna


11. Best R&B Album

  • In My Mind, BJ The Chicago Kid
  • Lalah Hathaway Live, Lalah Hathaway
  • Velvet Portraits, Terrace Martin
  • Healing Season, Mint Condition
  • Smoove Jones, Mya


12. Best Rap Performance

  • No Problem, Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
  • Panda, Desiigner
  • Pop Style, Drake Featuring The Throne
  • All The Way Up, Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared
  • That Part, ScHoolboy Q Featuring Kanye West


13. Best Rap/Sung Performance

  • Freedom, Beyoncé Featuring Kendrick Lamar
  • Hotline Bling, Drake
  • Broccoli, D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty
  • Ultralight Beam, Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream
  • Famous, Kanye West Featuring Rihanna


14. Best Rap Song

  • All The Way Up

    Joseph Cartagena, Edward Davadi, Shandel Green, Karim Kharbouch, Andre Christopher Lyon, Reminisce Mackie & Marcello Valenzano, songwriters (Fat Joe & Remy Ma Featuring French Montana & Infared)

  • Famous

    Chancelor Bennett, Ross Birchard, Ernest Brown, Andrew Dawson, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein, Kejuan Muchita, Patrick Reynolds, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Rihanna)


  • Hotline Bling

    Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)


  • No Problem

    Chancelor Bennett, Dwayne Carter & Tauheed Epps, songwriters (Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)


  • Ultralight Beam

    Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Samuel Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico “Donnie Trumpet” Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream)



15.Best Rap Album

  • Coloring Book, Chance The Rapper
  • And The Anonymous Nobody, De La Soul
  • Major Key, DJ Khaled
  • Views, Drake
  • Blank Face LP, ScHoolboy Q
  • The Life Of Pablo, Kanye West



16. Best Gospel Album

  • Listen, Tim Bowman Jr.
  • Fill This House, Shirley Caesar
  • A Worshipper’s Heart [Live],Todd Dulaney
  • Losing My Religion, Kirk Franklin
  • Demonstrate[Live], William Murphy


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