Enstars' Official 2018 Grammy Awards Predictions Part 1: Record And Song of The Year, Pop And Rap Categories

The Grammy Awards are next weekend! Before the artists take the stage to perform, Enstars is predicting some of the night's big winners.

Record Of The Year

Our Predicted Winner: "Humble" by Kendrick Lamar

This is an extremely close race, but Lamar delivered a fiery record worthy of this award. The song was featured in numerous marketing campaigns and television shows such as Black-ish.  Rolling Stone also named "Humble" one of the three best songs of 2017, which could carry some weight.

Song Of The Year

Our Predicted Winner: "Issues" by Julia Michaels

Over the past few years, Julia Michaels wrote hits for Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and Justin Bieber. However, when she stepped into the spotlight, Michaels resonated with music lovers of all ages with her personal track "Issues" which she co-wrote with Benny Blanco, Justin Tranter, and the StarGate production team.

Best Pop Solo Performance

Our Predicted Winner: Either "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran or "Praying" by Kesha

Best Pop Solo Performance is an unpredictable category. However, we have narrowed it down to Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" and Kesha's "Praying." In addition to being named Spotify's Most Streamed Artist for 2017, Sheeran's official music video for "Shape of You" received over 3 billion YouTube views, but the Recording Academy loves a comeback and might award this win to Kesha.

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Our Predicted Winner: "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

Last year, no one could not escape Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's collaboration with Justin Bieber. "Despacito" was one of 2017's talked-about songs and captured the essence of Fonsi's home state of Puerto Rico.

Best Pop Vocal Album

Our Predicted Winner: Either Ed Sheeran's Divide or Lady Gaga's Joanne

The pop category's most contested race is Best Pop Vocal Album. Only two artists could win this award: Sheeran or Lady Gaga. In addition to releasing some of his best material to date, the "Sing" singer-songwriter also recorded two different versions of "Perfect" with Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and opera singer Andrea Bocelli. However, the former Super Bowl Halftime Show headliner might have an edge in this category as Joanne contained countless memorable songs including "Diamond Heart," "Million Reasons," "A-YO," and "John Wayne."

Best Rap Performance

Our Predicted Winner: "Bodak Yellow" by Cardi B

Thanks to "Bodak Yellow," Cardi B became a household name in 2017. The female rapper just made music history as having five singles on the Top 10 Billboard R&B Chart. She could also make history in becoming the first female solo artist to win this category.

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Our Predicted Winner: "Family Feud" by Jay-Z featuring Beyoncé

Jay-Z received the most Grammy nominations this year, and since the Grammys are in New York City, the Recording Academy might award the Big Apple's favorite son with a win in this category. The big bonus if the Brooklyn-born rap mogul wins could be the appearance of hip-hop's first couple on an award show stage since Knowles Carter had the twins.

Best Rap Song:

Our Predicted Winner: "Humble" by Kendrick Lamar

Another award that Lamar would walk away with on Grammy night might be Best Rap Song. "Humble" perfectly showed Lamar's artistry and why he might be one of rap music's next icons.

The 60th Grammy Awards will be hosted by The Late Late Show host James Corden and is expected to air live from Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28.

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