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Taylor Swift, not surprisingly, is an overwhelming favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com to win two of the big four categories at Monday’s 58th annual Grammys. However, betting props suggest the popular pop singer is in tough to complete an Album/Song/Record of the Year trifecta.
The Grammys presented in 2015 were memorable for a surprise Album of the Year winner, with Beck’s Morning Phase prevailing over Beyoncé’s eponymous Beyoncé. Swift’s album 1989 was released just after the September 30, 2014 deadline. Now eligible and with sales topping 5.2 million, 1989 is a heavy favorite in Album of the Year props with -250 odds.
Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly has +300 odds. Lamar is nominated for 11 total Grammys. The other nominees for top album are The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind The Madness at +700, Alabama Shakes’ Sound and Color at +1200, and Chris Stapleton’s Traveller at +2000.
Swift’s Blank Space is the betting frontrunner for Song of the Year, with top odds of -140. The second favorite is Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud at +200. Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again has +600 odds, while Lamar is also nominated in the category with Alright listed at +900. Little Big Town’s Girl Crush is a +2000 darkhorse.
The Record of the Year Grammy is based on artistic achievement and not sales or chart position. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars) is the odds-on favorite at -250. Swift’s aforementioned Blank Space has +350 odds. The Weeknd’s Can’t Feel My Face has +600 odds. Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud is a +1000 longshot, as is D’Angelo & The Vanguard’s Really Love is at +2000.
Best New Artist is a historically hard to predict category, but Meghan Trainor has -125 odds. Trainor’s All About The Bass was nominated for record and song of the year in 2015, but like Swift’s album, her actual album didn’t drop until after the Grammys’ deadline.
James Bay is a tempting second favorite at +250. Sam Hunt has +400 odds, followed by Australian indie rocker Courtney Barnett at +800 and American singer Tori Kelly at +1500.