Grammys 2014 predictions: Will Daft Punk, Lorde or Swift take home top honors? - Reverb

Grammys 2014 predictions: Will Daft Punk, Lorde, Lamar or Swift take top honors?

When the 56th annual Grammy Awards take place on Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. on CBS, it’ll be a battle between the ladies and the robots in the major categories. With her wild breakout success in 2013, her immense crossover appeal and because she’s so dang likable, 17-year-old Lorde is a frontrunner in her four nominations. Not one used to losing awards, Taylor Swift is a known Grammy darling with her name in the running for album of the year. And Daft Punk’s big summer return could finally fix the Grammys’ unfortunate aversion to electronic dance music. Looking at past Grammy decisions, critics’ reviews and our own gut feeling, we estimated each nominee’s chances of winning on Sunday.

See our Grammys 2014 predictions below:

Record of the Year

Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams – “Get Lucky” 35 percent
Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive” 15 percent
Lorde – “Royals” 40 percent
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven” 5 percent
Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams – “Blurred Lines” 5 percent

With industry respect and a number of nominations this year, it’s a close call between Daft Punk and Lorde for record of the year.

Album of the Year

Sara Bareilles – The Blessed Unrest 10 percent
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories 35 percent
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City 10 percent
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist 10 percent
Taylor Swift – Red 35 percent

It wouldn’t be an award show featuring Taylor Swift if the artist didn’t leave with a suitcase full of awards. But Daft Punk’s critically-loved summer hit is a tough contender to the Swift machine.

Song of the Year

Pink feat. Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me a Reason” 5 percent
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven” 5 percent
Katy Perry – “Roar” 5 percent
Lorde – “Royals” 80 percent
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Same Love” 5 percent

Lorde’s breakout international hit has charmed the world and the Grammys will be its next target.

Best New Artist

James Blake 10 percent
Kendrick Lamar 15 percent
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 55 percent
Kacey Musgraves 5 percent
Ed Sheeran 15 percent

Relentlessly in the spotlight in 2013 and recognized throughout the Grammys, Macklemore & Ryan should expect this one, though it would be nice to see Lamar or Blake pull off the upset.

Best Pop Vocal Album

Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience: The Complete Experience 20 percent
Lorde – Pure Heroine 40 percent
Lana Del Rey – Paradise 5 percent
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines 5 percent
Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox 30 percent

Unless the tried-and-true pop acts unseat her, this category is Lorde’s to lose.

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