Let's not jinx it, but this might be the first year the Grammys get it right.
After years—decades, really—of complaints about how the voting board behind music's biggest award show is missing the point, 2018's slate of nominees gesture towards and Academy that's shaking itself awake. From two rap albums in the Album of the Year category to Lil Uzi Vert, SZA, and Khalid vying for Best New Artist to Donald Glover potentially making the keynote speech, this year's award show promises to actually reflect the best music that came out last year. It may be too little, too late, but it's refreshing to see a slate of nominees that don't elicit automatic groans.
We took a look at all the categories and picked the nominees most likely to come away with hardware, who would win in a perfect world, and which artists to keep an eye on in each category. These are our predictions for the 2018 Grammys.