Nominations for the 58th annual Grammy awards will be revealed on Monday (Dec. 7), so it’s time to start wrapping up the predictions for the big four categories: album of the year, record of the year, song of the year and best new artist. That final one is particularly juicy this year, and more wide-open than last year’s ceremony, when Sam Smith easily locked up the trophy. Which new artist will follow in the footsteps of artists like Adele, Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera and John Legend?
Here are our official predictions for the five artists that will be hearing their name called when the best new artist nominees are announced next week. Check out our forecast, and tell us what you think!
Last year, Meghan Trainor earned major nominations for her No. 1 hit “All About That Bass,” but was ineligible to compete in the best new artist category without an album out. Now, Title is a hit, she’s got three more Top 20 entries, and Trainor looks like a lock for the category in 2016.