Who will win Grammy Awards according to YouTube data

Hardcore music fans have always held the Grammy Awards in contempt, saying that the organization is out of touch and therefore irrelevant. Critics point to 1989 when Jethro Tull won in the Heavy Metal Category over Metallica, Iggy Pop, and Jane’s Addiction. Hysterical.

We can also go back to 1981 when Christopher Cross’ super-sappy debut record beat out Pink Floyd’s The Wall for Album of the Year.

There are plenty of other examples where the Grammys totally messed up. It’s embarrassing, really.

YouTube would like to help. The company has gone through some of the nominees and pointed out who should win based on nothing more than the number of views received by their music videos.

  • Song of the Year: Billie Eilish, Bad Guy
  • Record of the Year: Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, Old Town Road
  • Best New Artist: Billie Eilish
  • Best Music Video: Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, Old Town Road
  • Best Pop Solo Performance: Ariana Grane, 7 Rings
  • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, Old Town Road
  • Best Rap Performance: Offset feat. Cardi B, Clout
  • Best Rap/Sung Performance: Lil Baby & Gunna, Drip Too Hard
  • Best Rap Song, 21 Savage feat. J. Cole, A Lot
  • Best R&B Performance: H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller, Could’ve Been
  • Traditional R&B Performance, India.Arie, Steady Love
  • Best R&B Song: Chris Brown feat. Drake, No Guidance
  • Best Rock Performance: Gary Clark Jr, This Land
  • Best Rock Song: Tool, Fear Inoculum

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Who will win Grammy Awards according to YouTube data

  • January 27, 2020 at 9:01 am

    FYI – The Tull win was for Hard Rock/Heavy Metal and the album they won for was definitely a hard rock album. Iggy Pop and Jane’s Addiction could hardly be called metal either. Not saying Tull should have won, but it was a dual category at the time.


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