The Minds Behind the Music: 2017 Grammy Predictions from the Experts

There’s a lot to look forward to at the 2017 Grammys this Sunday -- including performances from Chance the Rapper, the legends themselves, A Tribe Called Quest, Beyoncé  (and twins) and apparently a Lady Gaga and Metallica duet. We can’t help but speculate on who will take home the golden gramophone for some of the most coveted awards in the music world, so to tide us over until the answers are revealed, we consulted with the humans who eat, sleep and breathe music -- a group of producers, music supervisors and A&R folks from our community -- for a forecast on who will go home as winners on America’s biggest night in music. And the (predicted) winners are:

 Adele, "Hello"

Best Pop Vocal Album, Record of the Year: “Hello,” Song of the Year: “Hello,” Best Solo Pop Performance: "Hello"


Skin by Flume

Best Dance/Electronic Album


Lemonade by Beyonce

Album of the Year


Blackstar by David Bowie

Best Alternative Music Album


Chance the Rapper, Coloring Book

Best New Artist, Best Rap Album 


Stranger Things Vol. 1 by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Straight Outta Compton by Various Artists

Best Compilation Track for Visual Media

And, just for fun...

Beyoncé and Kayne

Longest Acceptance Speech


Sia and Sia's Hair

Boldest Red Carpet Style

As an added bonus, we asked our esteemed judges to describe their red carpet style. Their answers did not disappoint...

“Bold and practical.” -- Madeline Dowling, Marmoset Music Supervisor

“Lots and lots of sequins and diamonds!” -- Erika Tribble, Sr. Producer

“Functional Party Machine” -- Todd Porter, Music Supervisor

“Velvet and top shelf whiskey.” --  Ryan Fitch,  Marmoset A&R Team Lead

“Weird, fun ensemble instead of gown. Probably not very revealing. Probably more oversized than most of my red carpet peers. Maybe a pattern. Maybe red lipstick.” -- Alex Rose, Digital Producer

“Beyoncé meets Justin Vernon.” -- Rob Lowry, Music Supervisor

“Same as everyday...but with the shirt tucked. Classy move.” -- Matt Mugford, Music Supervisor

“Pajama pants I got from Love season 2 as a wrap gift.” -- Garret McElver, Music Supervisor

“All black with a hat. No dress.” -- Brandy Ricker, Music Producer

“Classic and timeless flannel PJs.” -- Carol Riffle, Music Production Manager

“Something black and simple.” -- Libby Morris, Music Producer

“Meat tuxedo with ‘SOY BOMB’  branded on the chest.” -- Fabian Halabou, Producer and Music Supervisor

Our takeaways from this arsenal of knowledge? Adele is going to win everything and music biz people are the most stylish bunch on the planet. Plain and simple.


Posted on February 8, 2017 .