The Grammys will be hosted on January 31 in Los Angeles. As usual, all the biggest names in the music industry will be on-hand to award the best of 2021. Live coverage begins at 8 pm EST on CBS or the Paramount+ streaming app. With that out of the way, let’s dive right into the betting picks:
2022 Grammys Album Of The Year Pick
|Olivia Rodrigo — "Sour"||+120||+120|
|Billie Eilish — "Happier Than Ever"||+200||+200|
|Taylor Swift — "Evermore"||+500||+500|
|Lil Nas X — "Montero"||+550||+550|
|HER — "Back Of My Mind"||+1600||+1600|
|Kanye West — "Donda"||+2200||+2200|
|Doja Cat — "Planet Her"||+2500||+2500|
This will likely be the most bet-on award at the top online sportsbooks. It’s just a prestigious award that usually caps the night off. The likes of Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Celine Dion, and more have this award to their name. Before we give you our Grammy album of the year pick, here are the current odds to win:
If you never bet award shows before you need to understand this: artistry is highly — and we mean highly — subjective. Take the odds-on favorite to win this award, Olivia Rodrigo. She might be incredible to a teenager, but less so to a die-hard hip-hop fan. Music, by its nature, can’t appeal to everyone. Therefore, we’re not going to approach our betting by picking what music resonates with our tastes. No, no, our betting choices will rely on what we believe the voters think.
And in today’s politically-charged climate, artistry isn’t enough. No artists themselves and the music they create must also have a compelling “narrative” around it. And at the moment, few industry narratives match what Swift is sewing.
She’s fighting for ownership over her own music. In doing so, she’s re-recording her previous albums then re-releasing them to spite her old label and famed-manager Scooter Braun. A strong, independent female fighting against a corrupt system dominated by males? That’s the fairytale script of 2022 to many smug voters of this award.
Evermore, the album Swift is nominated for, isn’t a re-recording. It’s brand-new but we have a feeling it’ll get favorably swept up in Swift’s “fight for freedom.” We like her chances to pull off the upset. And she’s also won this award three times before — a record for a solo female artist — so you know the voters already like her. Why not add another historic win to her resume? We’re betting big that’s what happens.
2022 Record Of The Year Pick
|Olivia Rodrigo — "drivers license"||+120||+120|
|Silk Sonic — "Leave The Door Open"||+250||+250|
|Billy Eilish — "Happier Than Ever"||+400||+400|
|Lil Nas X — "Montero"||+400||+400|
|Doja Cat — "Kiss Me More"||+2200||+2200|
|Justin Bieber — "Peaches"||+3000||+3000|
This award has been won for the past two years by Billie Eilish. She’s nominated again for a potential three-peat in 2022. Since the award was introduced in 1959, no one’s ever won three straight times. History is against Eilish and so are we cause we’re going in a different direction for our Record of the Year pick.
Remember how we talked about voter narrative before? Well, it has a shelf life. No one wants to repeat the same story over and over again. It’s why G.O.A.T.’s like LeBron James and Tom Brady don’t win their respective sports’ individual awards — the narrative isn’t as engaging over time, certainly not compared to the “new kid on the block.”
Well, there’s a new kid on the block standing in front of Eilish and that’s Olivia Rodrigo. The 18-year-old is favored by bookies to win each of the “big four” awards. While we picked against her in the album of the year, we will not be doing so for record of the year (or Song of the Year and Best New Artist).
Expect Rodrigo to dominate Grammy’s night. She took the industry by storm with her first-ever album and if that wasn’t enough, she’s also a California native, which could influence the voters who are typically “bubbled” to their surrounding area. If your sportsbook allows parlays on this show, a triple-whammy on Rodrigo could pay out significantly well. Take that wager if you’re feeling extra risky.
How To Bet On The Grammys?
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