I made a promise to myself this year that I would finally return to an in depth look at the nominees of the big 4 categories, weighing up the chances that each nominee has and sharing more of my personal opinions on how deserving each would be of the trophy on the night. First up is Record of the Year which for the first time in nearly 4 decades sees no female act nominated.
Record of the Year is often the most obvious award to predict at the Grammys. The likes of Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift are in contention for 2018, but are there outsiders who might sneak into this category?
Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga make up just some of the previous nominees who could be in for another Song of the Year nomination in 2018. There are a lot of potential tracks here, but I attempt to break down the chances of each, while throwing in a few curve-balls who could sneak in when nominations are announced in November.