The 2022 Grammys are under way in Las Vegas, and this year’s event features plenty of interesting races. Thanks to last year’s controversy over The Weeknd being completely shut out of the nominations, the Recording Academy rolled out a bunch of changes to the rules, making the whole thing more democratic (and transparent) than in previous years.
Adding to the night’s energy is that fact that many of the mainstream pop albums released over the past year were, you know, actually good. The A.V. Club’s music editor has broken down the nominees for many of the top races, including the biggest categories—Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best New Artist—with our predictions for who’s going to win. And, since we also have our own preferences, we’ve included who we think should win, likelihood be damned.
It should be noted, we have a proud tradition of being extremely bad at predicting the winners of these awards shows. So if you’re relying on us for your office betting pool, maybe take these selections with a grain of salt, is all we’re saying. Okay! Let’s make some damn guesses!
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