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These are Spotify’s predictions for the Grammys

Published Feb 3rd, 2015 8:00PM EST
Spotify Grammy Award Predictions
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In just a few short days, the 57th Annual Grammy Awards will air on CBS, highlighting the best songs, albums and artists of 2014. In anticipation of the show, Spotify has sorted through its mountains of data in order to predict the winner from each of the main categories.

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“To predict the winners, Spotify compiled global data on the top streamed songs, albums and artists in each of the categories,” says the company in a press release. “Additionally, Spotify analyzed the listening habits of its 60 million users worldwide to look at the most viral songs, albums, and artists in those categories to predict the possible ‘dark horses.'”

These are Spotify’s picks (well, technically they’re your picks):

Grammy favorites, based on total Spotify streams

  • Record of the Year: Chandelier, Sia
  • Album of the Year: X, Ed Sheeran
  • Best New Artist: Sam Smith
  • Song of the Year: Chandelier, Sia

“Dark Horse” picks, based on virality

  • Record of the Year: Chandelier, Sia
  • Album of the Year: G I R L, Pharrell Williams
  • Best New Artist: Bastille
  • Song of the Year: Take Me to Church, Hozier

You can see the top 5 from each category on Spotify’s website.

Interestingly, Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off managed to sneak in as the fifth most played song of the year, despite being taken off the streaming service before the end of the year.

As Spotify puts it: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.