The Grammy Awards are actually voted on by music industry professionals, but the music-tagging app Shazam is now predicting who'll win based on sheer popularity. While one shouldn't have anything to do with the other, last year, Shazam managed to actually predict three out of the four biggest categories, which is why we should pay attention to its latest projections.
According to Shazam, here's who the winners will be on Sunday night, based on the number of times the acts and their music have been tagged:
Record of the Year
– Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, “Blurred Lines” – 5.4M Shazams
Album of the Year – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist – 11.4M Shazams
Song of the Year – Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Just Give Me a Reason” – 4.3M Shazams
Best New Artist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Country Album – Taylor Swift, Red – 4.3M Shazams
Best Rap Album – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist
Last year, Shazam correctly predicted that Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used to Know" would be Record of the Year, fun. 's "We Are Young" would be Song of the Year, and that fun. would win Best New Artist. The one major category it missed? Album of the Year. It predicted fun.'s Some Nights would win; instead, the trophy went to Mumford & Sons ' Babel.
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