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We asked Central students to anonymously submit who they thought would win or who they wanted to win different categories of the GRAMMYs. This is how the results of our poll compare to the actual winners of these awards!
Record of the Year
Our Winner: “Everything I Wanted” by Billie Eilish
The Real Winner: “Everything I Wanted” by Billie Eilish
Our results and the winner came to an agreement here, everyone really loved Eilish’s single!
Honorable mentions: “Say So” by Doja Cat, “Savage” by Megan thee Stallion, and “Circles” by Post Malone were all tied for second place.
Album of the Year
Our Winner: Hollywood’s Bleeding by Post Malone
The Real Winner: Folklore by Taylor Swift
Post Malone narrowly beat out Taylor Swift’s first album of 2020 by only one vote!
Honorable Mentions: Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
Song of the Year
Our Winner: “Circles” by Post Malone
The Real Winner: “I Can’t Breathe” by H.E.R.
H.E.R.’s powerful commentary on racism in America was not nearly the most popular on our poll, but blew the other nominees out of the water and won at the actual award show.
Honorable Mentions: “Everything I Wanted” by Billie Eilish and “If the World was Ending” by JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels
Best New Artist
Our Winner: Doja Cat
The Real Winner: Megan Thee Stallion
While the two were very close on our poll, Doja ended up beating Megan out by only 2 votes!
Honorable Mentions: Phoebe Bridgers
Best Pop Solo Performance
Our Winner: “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles
The Real Winner: “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles
There was no competing on this one– it looks like both Central and the GRAMMYs love Harry!
Honorable Mentions: “Everything I Wanted” by Billie Eilish and “Cardigan” by Taylor Swift
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Our Winner: “Rain on Me” by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande
The Real Winner: “Rain on Me” by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande
The Central community and the Academy have unanimously agreed; Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are the ultimate pop duo!
Honorable Mentions: “Exile” by Taylor Swift featuring Bon Iver and “Dynamite” by BTS
Best Pop Vocal Album
Our Winner: Fine Line by Harry Styles
The Real Winner: Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
While the results of our poll showed Harry’s album winning by all but one vote, the GRAMMYs had a different winner in mind and Dua Lipa went home a winner.
Honorable Mentions: Chromatica by Lady Gaga
Best R&B Song
Our Winner: “Do It” by Chloe x Halle
The Real Winner: “Black Parade” by Beyonce
Chloe x Halle’s single overwhelmingly won over the other nominees in the Central poll, but ultimately lost to Beyonce at the actual awards.
Honorable Mentions: “Slow Down” by Skip Marley & H.E.R.
Best R&B Album
Our Winner: Bigger Love by John Legend
The Real Winner: Bigger Love by John Legend
The students surveyed almost unanimously agreed that Bigger Love was the best R&B album of the year, and it seems as though the Academy agreed!
Honorable Mentions: Take Time by Giveon
Best Rap Song
Our Winner: “Savage” by Megan thee Stallion
The Real Winner: “Savage” by Megan thee Stallion
While there were several contestants who had votes of their own, Megan thee Stallion rose above the others and took the crown both at Central and the GRAMMYs.
Honorable Mentions: “Rockstar” by DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch, “the Box” by Roddy Ricch, and “the Bigger Picture” by Lil Baby
Best Rap Album
Our Winner: King’s Disease by Nas
The Real Winner: King’s Disease by Nas
Similarly to the results of the actual GRAMMYs, Central students proved to be the most impressed with Nas’ album.
Honorable Mentions: Alfredo by Freddie Gibbs and the Alchemist and A Written Testimony by Jay Electronica
Best Music Video
Our Winner: “Adore You” by Harry Styles
The Real Winner: “Brown Skin Girl” by Beyonce
While our predictors had Harry winning with only 2 votes going to other artists, the GRAMMYs results differed with Beyonce coming out on top.
Honorable Mentions: “Life is Good” by Drake