Grammy nominations don’t come out until Nov. 23. But it’s never too early to make predictions, which is why in this week’s entertainment news blog, we’re going to predict which musical artists are likely to grab a nom for Album of the Year. Let’s get right to it so you can start planning your bets against the Grammy Awards odds.
2022 Grammy Awards
When: Jan. 31, 2022
2022 Grammy Awards – Nomination Predictions for Album of the Year
Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour and Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever are locks
18-year-old Olivia Rodrigo is one of those Disney stars turned superstar performers ala Selena Gomez and Justin Timberlake. Grammy voters love to nominate former Disney talent, which is why Rodrigo’s album, Sour, is a lock.
Billie Eilish cleaned up in 2020 for the 2019 album When We All fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. She won Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Pop Solo Performance.
Eilish two Grammy awards last year, one for Record of the Year and another for Best Song Written for Visual Media. Like Rodrigo’s Sour, Eilish’s album Happier Than Ever is a lock to grab a nomination for Album of the Year.
Lil Nas X should grab a nom for Montero and Taylor Swift grabs another nomination for Evermore
Lil Nas X’s Montero has gotten strong buzz since it’s debut. No doubt, Grammy voters will want to award Nas X with a nomination for Album of the Year.
It’s also impossible to see Swift’s album, Evermore, not grabbing a nomination. Taylor is one of the most prolific, and talented, recording artists on the planet. Swift’s Folklore took home the Grammy for Album of the Year at the 2021 ceremony.
If the Grammy Awards likes to do anything, it’s to hand out nominations to Taylor Swift.
Megan Thee Stallion and Ariana Grande are next in line based on odds
Right now, Megan Thee Stallion and Ariana Grande offer similar odds to win Album of the Year. Megan Thee’s album, Good News, is an underlay to win. It will get a nom, though.
Ariana’s album, Positions, might be an overlay to not only grab a nomination but to also win. Grande is a judge on The Voice.
She’s on television twice a week, which means Grammy voters get to see her talent and incredible depth of musical knowledge. She’ll be front of mind and should absolutely see a nomination.
Underdogs include Justin Bieber, Chris Stapleton, Doja Cat, H.E.R, Lana Del Rey, and the Foo Fighters
In 2018, the Grammy’s increased nominated albums from five to eight. Rodrigo, Eilish, Nas X, Swift, and Grande look like locks.
Megan Thee Stallion is likely to grab the sixth nomination. The other two nominations could go to Justin Bieber, Chris Stapleton, Doja Cat, H.E.R., Lana Del Rey, or the Foo Fighters.
Among the group, don’t be surprised if Beiber grabs a nom. Justice¸ The Beeb’s latest, shows a different dimension. The kid has grown up and Grammy voters might reward him for it.
The Foo Fighters have a chance to also grab a nom. It’s not a great chance, but it’s a chance. First, let’s be clear, Medicine at Midnight isn’t close to being David Grohl’s best.
But Grammy voters still remember the good old days when rock was where it’s at. They could hand out a nomination to Grohl and the Fighters simply because they miss those days when it was okay to be disgruntled.
If Beiber and the Foos don’t grab the final two nominations, Doja Cat, H.E.R., Lana Del Rey, and Chris Stapleton should. All four are deserving. So it’s a matter of what the voters prefer.