Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" was the longest-running No. 1 hit of 2017, but in many ways, Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You" was bigger. Kendrick Lamar proved himself yet again with "Humble," while Kesha made a triumphant return with "Praying," and Portugal. The Man finally broke into the mainstream with "Feel It Still." All of these records have an amazing story and even greater melodies, but will all of them be nominated for Record of the Year at the 2018 GRAMMY Awards? Click through our predictions here.
The biggest pop song on the planet of the past year is absolutely going to be nominated, and it has a great chance of winning when the ceremony takes place in February. "Shape of You" debuted at No. 1 in the U.S. and went on to control the charts for months, setting the stage for Ed Sheeran's most recent album ÷ (Divide) to do the same. Is it his best? That’s arguable, but it’s his most popular, and sometimes that’s what Record of the Year is all about.