Grammys 2021 Predictions

Who will sweep the major categories?

Last week, record labels and companies sent out their “For Your Consideration” contenders to the Grammy Awards.

Based on the artists and projects submitted, we can begin to speculate who will be nominated and who may possibly win at the 2021 Grammy Awards.

Each category consists of eight nominations, below are the major categories and who is most likely to be nominated along with the potential winner and runner up:

Best Rap Performance

  1. “Follow God” – Kanye West
  2. “Godzilla” – Eminem ft. Juice Wrld
  3. “Highest In The Room” – Travis Scott
  4. “Life Is Good” – Future ft. Drake (Possible Runner Up)
  5. “ROCKSTAR (BLM REMIX)” – DaBaby ft. Roddy Ricch
  6. “Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion
  7. “The Box” – Roddy Ricch (Possible Winner)
  8. “WHATS POPPIN” – Jack Harlow

Best Rap Album

  1. Circles – Mac Miller
  2. High Off Life – Future
  3. Hollywood’s Bleeding – Post Malone
  4. Jesus Is King – Kanye West (Possible Runner Up)
  5. Legends Never Die – Juice Wrld
  6. Music To Be Murdered By – Eminem (Possible Winner)
  7. Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial – Roddy Ricch
  8. Suga – Megan Thee Stallion

New Artist 

  1. Conan Gray
  2. Doja Cat (Possible Winner)
  3. Lewis Capaldi
  4. Megan Thee Stallion (Possible Runner Up)
  5. Rina Sawayama
  6. Roddy Ricch (Possible Runner Up)
  7. Summer Walker 

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance 

  1. “Exile” – Taylor Swift ft. Bon Iver (Possible Winner)
  2. “Intentions” – Justin Bieber ft. Quavo
  3. “Level Of Concern” – Twenty One Pilots
  4. “Memories” – Maroon 5
  5. “On” – BTS
  6. “Rain On Me” – Lady Gaga ft. Ariana Grande (Possible Runner Up)
  7. “Stuck With U” – Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber
  8. “What A Man Gotta Do” – Jonas Brothers

Best Pop Solo Performance

  1. “Adore You” – Harry Styles (Possible Runner Up)
  2. “Anyone” – Demi Lovato (Possible Winner)
  3. “Cardigan” – Taylor Swift
  4. “Circles” – Post Malone
  5. “Daisies” – Katy Perry
  6. “Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
  7. “Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish 
  8. “You Should Be Sad” – Halsey (Possible Winner)

Best Music Film

  1. Black Is King – Directed by Beyonce (Possible Runner Up)
  2. Judy – Biopic of Judy Garland
  3. K-12 – Directed by Melanie Martinez (Possible Winner)
  4. Miss Americana – Documentary of Taylor Swift

There was not many music film releases during the nomination period, so the other four films will most likely be indie, these four are the mainstreams nominations that are expected.

Best Music Video 

  1. “Adore You” – Harry Styles
  2. “Blinding Lights” – The Weekend
  3. “Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish (Possible Winner)
  4. “Highest In The Room” – Travis Scott
  5. “Physical” – Dua Lipa
  6. “Rain On Me” – Lady Gaga ft. Ariana Grande (Possible Runner Up)
  7. “Strawberry Shortcake” – Melanie Martinez
  8. “The Man” – Taylor Swift (Possible Runner Up)

Other possible contenders:  “Cardigan” by Taylor Swift, “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles

Best Pop Vocal Album

  1. Changes – Justin Bieber
  2. Chromatica – Lady Gaga
  3. Fine Line – Harry Styles (Possible Runner Up)
  4. Folklore – Taylor Swift (Possible Winner)
  5. Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
  6. Manic – Halsey (Possible Runner Up)
  7. Map Of The Soul: 7 – BTS
  8. Rare – Selena Gomez

Other possible contenders: Calm by 5 Seconds of Summer, Romance by Camila Cabello, Smile by Katy Perry

Song Of The Year 

  1. “Adore You” – Harry Styles
  2. “Blinding Lights” – The Weekend
  3. “Cardigan” – Taylor Swift 
  4. “Circles” – Post Malone
  5. “Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish (Possible Runner Up)
  6. “Lose You To Love Me” – Selena Gomez (Possible Winner)
  7. “Say So” – Doja Cat
  8. “The Bones” – Maren Morris

Other possible contenders: “Daisies” by Katy Perry, “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa, “The Box” by Roddy Ricch

Record Of The Year

  1. “Blinding Lights” – The Weekend (Possible Winner)
  2. “Cardigan” – Taylor Swift (Possible Runner Up)
  3. “Circles” – Post Malone (Possible Runner Up)
  4. “Don’t Start Now” – Dua Lipa
  5. “Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish 
  6. “Say So” – Doja Cat
  7. “The Box” – Roddy Ricch
  8. “Watermelon Sugar” – Harry Styles 

Other possible contenders: “Life Is Good” by Future ft. Drake, “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion

Album Of The Year

  1. After Hours – The Weekend (Possible Winner)
  2. Chromatica – Lady Gaga
  3. Fine Line – Harry Styles
  4. Folklore – Taylor Swift (Possible Runner Up)
  5. Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
  6. Fetch the Bolt Cutters – Fiona Apple (Possible Winner )
  7. Manic – Halsey
  8. Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial – Roddy Ricch

Other possible contenders: Hot Pink by Doja Cat, K-12 by Melanie Martinez, Map of the Soul:7 by BTS

Possible Performances:

  1. Billie Eilish
  2. BTS
  3. Dua Lipa
  4. Harry Styles
  5. Katy Perry
  6. Lady Gaga
  7. Melanie Martinez
  8. Post Malone
  9. Roddy Ricch
  10. Selena Gomez
  11. Taylor Swift
  12. The Weekend

Who will sweep the major categories at next year’s Grammy Awards will be interesting and seemingly a battle between Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and The Weekend.

It will be equally interesting to see how the Grammy Awards handles the ceremony with COVID-19 still traipsing around.