GRAMMYs Betting Analysis: Nominations are Out

GRAMMYs Betting Analysis: Nominations are Out

2020 Grammy Nominations are out. As always, there were big surprises and even bigger snubs. Did Taylor Swift clean up? Did Olivia Rodrigo live up to her record sales by grabbing multiple Grammy noms? Did Kanye grab a nom for Album of the Year, and what do the early odds indicate? Check out the latest Grammy nomination news in our weekly entertainment blog so you can bet against the Grammy Award odds.

2022 GRAMMYs Nominations Review | Entertainment Betting

2022 Grammy Awards

  • When: Jan. 31, 2022
  • Where: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA

What are the biggest surprises?

For the first time, the Grammys provided nominations without the help of selection committees. Not only did the committees sit this one out, and will so for future nominations, but the four main categories got expanded from 8 noms to 10.

Because of that, there weren’t many big surprises. One surprise is that Jon Batiste nabbed 11 nominations. Batiste is a front runner to when many. But he’s not a front runner to win either Album of the Year or Record of the Year. 

Another surprise? Kanye West’s Donda got a nomination for Album of the Year. The biggest surprise, though, was ABBA, the Nordic group from the 1970s, securing a nomination for Record the Year for I Still Have Faith.

How about the biggest snubs?

A couple of huge snubs happened even though the expansion opened the door for a couple of more nominations. BTS, the most popular boy band on the planet, didn’t grab a nom.

The South Korean superstar group didn’t get a single nomination. Nor did Lorde who by most accounts created one of the best albums of the year.

Many are wondering why Lorde didn’t pick up a single nom. Some are also wondering why Trent Reznor produced If I Can’t Have Love I Want Power didn’t get a nomination. 

Tyler the Creator has said before that how he thinks Grammy voters prefer to put black artists into the rap categories. Tyler’s fantastic Call Me If You Get Lost should have gotten 1 of the 10 available Album of the Year nominations.   

What do the early Grammy Awards odds for Album of the Year tell us?

Olivia Rodrigo got nominated in all major categories: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best New Artist. Rodrigo is a lock to win Best New Artist. 

She’s the favorite to win Album of the Year. She may not, though, because Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, Doja Cat, and H.E.R are also nominated for their excellent albums.

Of the three, Swift is the top contender. When Grammy voters feel like they have no where they turn, they often turn to Taylor. 

Eilish also has a shot. So does Doja Cat who created the album with the catchiest and most memorable songs. So if you decide to shun Olivia for Album of the Year, you had better handicap the other contenders because after Rodrigo, it’s wide-open.  

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