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Taylor Swift has already won seven Grammy Awards at the age of 26, and she could earn seven more in 2016. Two of her nominations are for “Blank Space,” including Record of the Year and Song of the Year, which she is favored to win on Monday night.
The electropop track was the second single released off Swift’s fifth studio album 1989 and is a small -140 favorite (bet $140 to win $100) to win Song of the Year over “Thinking Out Loud” from Ed Sheeran, which is the +200 second choice (bet $100 to win $200). Other contenders for the Grammy include “See You Again” from Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth at +600, “Alright” from Kendrick Lamar at +900 and “Girl Crush” from Little Big Town, which is the longshot to win Song of the Year at +2000.
“Blank Space” is also tied as the +600 second choice to win Record of the Year with “Can’t Feel My Face” from The Weeknd. Both songs sit behind massive favorite “Uptown Funk” from Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars while “Thinking Out Loud” is also in contention at +1400. “Really Love” from D’Angelo and The Vanguard is +2500.
“Uptown Funk” is a collaboration between British producer Ronson and American vocalist Mars and has been nominated for two Grammys, including Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. The global hit is -500 chalk to win Record of the Year, with Mars previously winning two Grammys for Best Pop Vocal Album (Unorthodox Jukebox) in 2014 and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance (“Just The Way You Are”) in 2011.
Best New Artist might be the most competitive Grammy category on the betting board at OddsShark, as Meghan Trainor is a slight -125 favorite over James Bay (+250), Sam Hunt (+500), Courtney Barnett (+800) and Tori Kelly (+2000). The 22-year-old Trainor’s “All About That Bass” was nominated for two Grammys in 2015, Record of the Year and Song of the Year, but this is the only award she is up for this time around.
Bay, a 25-year-old British rocker, has been nominated for two other Grammys this year, including “Hold Back the River” for Best Rock Song and Chaos and the Calm for Best Rock Album.