With only a few games to bet on this week, we turn our heads to the next available thing to profit off of: The 2016 Grammys. Find out who will be in our Grammy picks for Song of the Year.
Look! Shiny Stars!
Oh, man, the (Earth’s) atmosphere is never quite ready for the amount of hairspray that is thrown out there every award show season. Yet, here we are again revolving in its shiny and glittery fashion. This year’s nominations have a little bit of everything and a little bit of the same. Hence, we look to make profits out of the new and, well, out of the old, too. Let’s check the Grammy odds posted at Bovada for the nominees to Song of the Year and see who we like for our Grammy picks.
And the nominees are…
- Blank Space – Taylor Swift (-140)
- Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran (+200)
- See You Again – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth(+600)
- Alright – Kendrick Lamar (+900)
- Girl Crush – Little Big Town (+2000)
Swifties All Over
Now, this is a pretty tight race between Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran. Swift is getting tons of support by featuring 7 nominations total, including Best Pop Solo Performance for “Blank Space;” Best Pop Vocal Album & Best Album of the Year for 1989;, and, of course, Song of the Year for “Blank Space,” among others. Swift is already a 7-time Grammy winning artist and she will definitely stand under the spotlight on Monday night thanking all of her fans and producer for another Grammy, but I do not think this will be one of them. Yes, you read me well. Even though she is odds-on favorite, and is yet to win one Grammy for Song of the Year, I believe “Blank Space” and 1989 will meet great success in other categories.
Care To Dance?
Ed Sheeran is looking (pretty) decent on his side with 4 nominations to Best Pop Solo Performance, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year for “Thinking Out Loud,” and Album of the Year for Beauty Behind The Madness. Sheeran has been nominated several times in the last few years, but he is still to have the chance to read his prepared speech onstage. This year, I feel that he will have good chances in Best Pop Solo Performance, as I do believe he will not get Song of the Year, but he could be holding a Grammy that night for that attempt, if you could call it that, of a dance that he does. So, in short, don’t get blinded by the shiny lights and stay away from the moves of the girl in the see-through dress…at least for this one.
Get To The Pick Already...
And so, if I just ruled out both of the favorites…who’s our pick? Well, I have to admit that I did feel tempted to go with “See You Again” because this is a nostalgic song dedicated to Paul Walker’s passing, and that guy was incredibly amazing and way too cute and talented to die in that “accident.” Anyway, let’s just say that at +721 at Bookmaker, I don’t think it’s going to make it.
Yet, I do believe that Kendrick Lamar could pull the win with “Alright.” He’s not only nominated in 11 categories, the most for any star that evening, and only one nomination behind the record for most nominations in one night which saw Michael Jackson get 12 nominations in 1984, but he is in a great spot because his win would mean a big breakthrough for the rap industry. Also, this is a song loaded with heavy criticism sung with such wit that it shall not go unseen by a nominations committee.
It’s possible to say, then, that you should tune in and watch how Lamar upsets these big time artists and wins Song of the Year. And if you’re looking for a bonus pick, go with Lamar for Best Rap Album, too.
Song of the Year Pick: Alright - Kendrick Lamar +900
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