Grammys 2021 predictions: Which artists will be winners this year?

It’s shaping up to be ladies’ night when the 2021 Grammys, hosted by Trevor Noah at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, go down on Sunday.
In fact, we’re predicting women to win all of the Big 4 categories — Record, Album and Song of the Year, plus Best New Artist. But unlike last year, when Billie Eilish swept all four of the top trophies, the love will likely be spread around this time.

Here’s who we think will strike gramophone gold when the envelopes are opened on music’s biggest night. Watch it all at 8 p.m. on CBS.

Record of the Year

  • “Black Parade,” Beyoncé
  • “Colors,” Black Pumas
  • “Rockstar,” DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch
  • “Say So,” Doja Cat
  • “Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish
  • “Don’t Start Now,” Dua Lipa Dua Lipa turned a pandemic year into a party with her “Future Nostalgia” album and its lead single that kept the disco ball twirling as the world stopped. But don’t count out an upset by “Colors” with its unifying message in the most divisive of years.
  • “Circles,” Post Malone
  • “Savage,” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé

Album of the Year

  • “Chilombo,” Jhené Aiko
  • “Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition),” Black Pumas
  • “Everyday Life,” Coldplay
  • “Djesse Vol.3,” Jacob Collier
  • “Women in Music Pt. III,” HAIM 
  • “Future Nostalgia,” Dua Lipa
  • “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” Post Malone
  • “Folklore,” Taylor Swift At 31 years old, Swift is already in rarefied Grammy territory as the only woman to win Album of the Year twice. And after she was snubbed for 2019’s “Lover,” the Recording Academy will want to reward her quarantine LP for the radical artistic reset that it was.

Song of the Year

  • “Black Parade,” Beyoncé
  • “The Box,” Roddy Ricch
  • “Cardigan,” Taylor Swift This is a toss-up between Eilish and Swift, but after the “Bad Guy” singer swept last year’s Grammys, voters may think she’s had enough for now — and it’s hard for anybody to shake T-Swizzle off when she’s on her songwriting game.
  • “Circles,” Post Malone
  • “Don’t Start Now,” Dua Lipa
  • “Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish
  • “I Can’t Breathe,” H.E.R.
  • “If the World Was Ending,” JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels

Best New Artist

  • Ingrid Andress
  • Chika
  • Noah Cyrus
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • D Smoke
  • Doja Cat
  • Kaytranada
  • Megan Thee Stallion This one belongs to Megan for the beast of a summer she had with “Savage” and “WAP.” But she did lose some momentum — after her long-awaited debut album, “Good News,” was a bit of a disappointment — exactly when indie singer-songwriter Bridgers came on strong. 

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • “Yummy,” Justin Bieber
  • “Say So,” Doja Cat
  • “Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish
  • “Don’t Start Now,” Dua Lipa With the lack of a real obvious choice in this category, Lipa is a good bet for belting out a song that everyone heard — and that was impossible to hate.
  • “Watermelon Sugar,” Harry Styles
  • “Cardigan,” Taylor Swift

Best Rock Album

  • “A Hero’s Death,” Fontaines D.C.
  • “Kiwanuka,” Michael Kiwanuka
  • “Daylight,” Grace Potter
  • “Sound & Fury,” Sturgill Simpson
  • “The New Abnormal,” The Strokes Shockingly, this is the very first Grammy nomination for the Strokes — they didn’t even get one for their killer debut, 2001’s “Is This It” — so without any clear favorite, this is their year.

Best Rap Performance

  • “Deep Reverence,” Big Sean Featuring Nipsey Hussle
  • “Bop,” DaBaby
  • “What’s Poppin,” Jack Harlow
  • “The Bigger Picture,” Lil Baby
  • “Savage,” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé None of these dudes will be able to stop the combined femme forces — and fierceness — of Megan and Bey.
  • “Dior,” Pop Smoke

Best Country Song

  • “Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert
  • The Bones,” Maren Morris Winning both Single of the Year and Song of the Year for “The Bones” at the CMAs in November is a pretty good indicator that Morris is the one to beat.
  • “Crowded Table,” The Highwomen
  • “More Hearts Than Mine,” Ingrid Andress
  • “Some People Do,” Old Dominion

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