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Here Are the Early Odds for Grammy Winners in 2016

I wish I could say I won’t be watching the Grammys come February 15, but this sort of thing is my goddam job. And it’ll be extra hard this time because the rock and alt categories stink. I mean, they reek. has already come up with odds of who will win what. Notice that they didn’t even bother to send out any odds for any of the rock categories. They’re a minor footnote to this year’s Grammys.

2016 Grammy Awards Odds:

Album of the Year:

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly: 2/1

Taylor Swift, 1989: 5/2

The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness: 6/1

Alabama Shakes, Sound and Color: 7/1

Chris Stapleton, Traveller: 7/1

Song of the Year:

Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”: 3/2

Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”: 4/1

Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”: 9/2

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”: 8/1

Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”: 10/1

Record of the Year:

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”: 3/2

The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel my Face”: 7/2

Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”: 4/1

Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”: 10/1

D’Angelo and the Vanguard, “Really Love”: 12/1

Best New Artist:

Meghan Trainor: 1/1

Sam Hunt: 4/1

James Bay: 6/1

Courtney Barnett: 11/1

Tori Kelly: 12/1

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”: 3/2

Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”: 2/1

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”: 7/1

Maroon 5, “Sugar”: 9/1

Florence + The Machine, ” Ship to Wreck”: 9/1

Best Pop Vocal Album:

Barry Manilow (& Various Artists), My Dream Duets: 3/1

Bob Dylan, Shadows in the Night: 7/2

Josh Groban, Stages: 3/1

Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern: 5/1

Seth MacFarlane, No One Ever Tells You: 8/1

Best Dance Recording:

Skrillex and Diplo feat. Justin Bieber, “Where Are Ü Now”: 5/2

The Chemical Brothers, “Go: 3/1

Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Never Catch Me”: 4/1

Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston, :We’re All We Need”: 6/1

Galantis, “Runaway (U & I)”: 7/1 

Best Dance/Electronic Album:

Disclosure, Caracal: 3/1

Jamie xx, In Colour: 3/1

Skrillex and Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü: 4/1

The Chemical Brothers, Born in the Echoes: 7/2

Caribou, Our Love: 5/1

Best Rap Performance:

Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”: 5/4

Drake, “Back to Back”: 11/3

Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, and Paul McCartney, “All Day”: 6/1

Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”: 9/1

Nicki Minaj feat. Drake and Lil Wayne, “Truffle Butter”: 10/1

J. Cole, “Apparently”: 12/1

Best Rap Song:

Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”: 1/1

Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney, “All Day”: 5/1

Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”: 6/1

Drake, “Energy”: 7/1

Common and John Legend, “Glory”: 19/1


Best Rap Album:

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly: 5/6

Drake, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late: 5/1

Dr. Dre, Compton: 8/1

J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive: 9/1

Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint: 10/1

Best Music Video:

Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”: 5/2

Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”: 3/1

Pharrell Williams, “Freedom”: 4/1

A$AP Rocky, “LSD”: 11/2

The Dead Weather, “I Feel Love”: 15/2

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