2021 Grammys Predictions: Who Will Win and Who Should Win

The 63nd Annual Grammys Awards take place this Sunday. Here are our predictions for who we think will win and who should win in the major categories.

Roddy Ricch

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Roddy Ricch

After getting rescheduled from its original Jan. 31 date, the Grammys will take place this Sunday, March 14, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

This year’s nominations raised a few eyebrows about the credibility of the annual event (and pissed off Weeknd fans everywhere) but the show goes on. When the ceremony begins, the collective focus of the music industry will be directed squarely on the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Heading into the night, Beyoncé leads all artists with nine total nominations, followed by Roddy Ricch and Dua Lipa with six each. There are always surprise winners and baffling choices, which makes it a daunting task to predict the awards each year, but the Complex Music team put our heads together and shared our picks for who we think will (and should) win each of the major awards. For the purposes of this post, we focused on the all-genre, rap, r&b, and pop categories. Dive in below and check back on Monday to see how we did.

Record of the Year

billie eilish kevin mazur

Song of the Year


Album of the Year

taylor swift isabel infantes

Best New Artist

megan thee stallion scott dudelson

Best Rap Performance 

Megan Thee Stallion

Best Melodic Rap Performance

dababy johnny nunez

Best Rap Song

lil baby rich fury

Best Rap Album  


Best Music Video 

beyonce larry basacca

Best Pop Solo Performance

dua lipa snl

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

lady gaga ariana grande kevin winter

Best Pop Vocal Album

Dua Lipa performing in white long sleeve top and shorts and sneakers, red lights

Best R&B Performance


Best R&B Song

chloe halle bet awards 2020

Best Progressive R&B Album

jhene aiko bennett raglin

Best R&B Album 

john legend kevin winter

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