Grammy Poll Results: How'd We Do?

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See how well readers (& Billboard.com) did in picking the winners on music's biggest night.

This year's Grammy Awards were a mix of the widely expected (Adele's sweep of the major categories) and the fairly shocking (Bon Iver trumping Nicki Minaj for Best New Artist). Take a look at the winners in the major categories, and see how the Billboard.com staff did with their predictions, as well as the fans, who conveyed their picks in a pre-show poll.

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Album of the Year
THE WINNER:
Adele

Our Prediction:
Adele

You Voted For:
Adele

Poll Results
"21" - Adele: 40.9%
"Born This Way" - Lady Gaga: 37.1%
"Loud" - Rihanna: 10.3%
"Doo-Wops & Hooligans" - Bruno Mars: 10%
"Wasting Light" - Foo Fighters: 1.7%
After Arcade Fire pulled off a shocking Album of the Year win at last year's Grammys, Adele's victory, which completed her Grammys sweep, was expected by pretty much everyone. The Billboard.com staff thought that Adele's sophomore album would win and should win Album of the Year, and so did the fans who voted in our poll: 40.9% thought Adele would be victorious, although Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" was close behind with 37.1%.
Record of the Year
THE WINNER:
Adele

Our Prediction:
Adele

You Voted For:
Adele

Poll Results
"Rolling In The Deep" - Adele: 54.6%
"Firework" - Katy Perry: 20.7%
"Grenade" - Bruno Mars: 20.1%
"The Cave" - Mumford & Sons: 2.4%
"Holocene" - Bon Iver: 2.2%
Much like the Album of the Year category, we thought Adele's No. 1 hit would cruise to a win, and that she deserved the victory. Fans also saw an Adele win here, with a whopping 54.6% voting for the first single from "21."
Song of the Year
THE WINNER:
Adele

Our Prediction:
Bruno Mars

You Voted For:
Adele

Poll Results
"Rolling In The Deep" - Adele: 59.5%
"Grenade" - Bruno Mars: 21.5%
"All Of The Lights" - Kanye West et al: 14.2%
"The Cave" - Mumford & Sons: 2.8%
"Holocene" - Bon Iver: 2%
Although the Billboard.com staff thought that "Rolling in the Deep" was the strongest song of the five nominees, we forecasted an upset in Bruno Mars' favor. Yet Adele was not to be denied, and earned Song of the Year along with producer/writer Paul Epworth. Although we didn't see it coming, the fans sure did, with 59.5% going in the "Deep" direction and only 21.5% agreeing with our "Grenade" prediction.
Best New Artist
THE WINNER:
Bon Iver

Our Prediction:
The Band Perry

You Voted For:
Nicki Minaj

NICKI MINAJ
Poll Results
Nicki Minaj: 63.2%
The Band Perry: 13.3%
Bon Iver: 9.5%
J. Cole: 7.1%
Skrillex: 6.8%
In the only major surprise of the night, folk-rock act Bon Iver (aka Justin Vernon) stole the Best New Artist trophy from more well-known acts like Nicki Minaj and Skrillex. We thought Justin Vernon should win the award, but incorrectly saw a victory for country trio The Band Perry. The fans who voted in our poll also got it wrong, but in a different direction: 63.2% thought Minaj would emerge victorious, compared to only 9.5% for Bon Iver.
Best Pop Solo Performance
THE WINNER:
Adele

Our Prediction:
Lady Gaga

You Voted For:
Adele

ADELE
Poll Results
"Someone Like You" - Adele: 35.1%
"You And I" - Lady Gaga: 28.4%
"Grenade" - Bruno Mars: 17.6%
"Firework" - Katy Perry: 12.8%
"F**kin Perfect" - Pink: 6%
Our staff predicted that Gaga would win one of her only major nominations for "You and I," but even Mother Monster couldn't slow down Adele's momentum. Once again, the fans got it right, as 35.1% were confident that Adele's somber ballad would get the win, compared to 28.4% for Gaga.
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
THE WINNER:
Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

Our Prediction: Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
You Voted For: Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera
MAROON 5 CHRISTINA AGUILERA
Poll Results
"Moves Like Jagger" - Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera: 47.3%
"Paradise" - Coldplay: 19%
"Pumped Up Kicks" - Foster The People: 17.5%
"Body and Soul" - Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse: 15%
"Dearest" - The Black Keys: 1.3%
A sentimental favorite, Tony Bennett and the late Amy Winehouse's collaboration for his "Duets II" album triumphed over younger artists like Coldplay and Foster The People, as we expected. The fans didn't see it coming, with over 47% of the voters leaning toward Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger" and only 15% going for the Bennett/Winehouse combo.
Best R&B Album
THE WINNER:
Chris Brown

Our Prediction:
Chris Brown

You Voted For:
Chris Brown

CHRIS BROWN FAME
Poll Results
"F.A.M.E." - Chris Brown: 68.9%
"Love Letter" - R. Kelly: 16.9%
"Kelly" - Kelly Price: 6.8%
"Pieces of Me" - Ledisi: 4.6%
"Second Chance" - El Debarge: 2.8%
Three years after Breezy cancelled his Grammy performance, the controversial singer saw his fourth full-length win Best R&B Album, as we predicted. The fans also got this one right -- over 68% were on Team Breezy, with R. Kelly's "Love Letter," who we thought should have won the award, coming in second with the fans with 16.9%.

NEXT PAGE: Country, Dance, Rock, Alternative, Latin, Rap Albums

Best Country Album
THE WINNER:
Lady Antebellum

Our Prediction:
Taylor Swift

You Voted For:
Taylor Swift

TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAK NOW
Poll Results
"Speak Now" - Taylor Swift: 60%
"Own The Night" - Lady Antebellum: 23.6%
"My Kinda Party" - Jason Aldean: 7.3%
"Red River Blue" - Blake Shelton: 4.6%
"Chief" - Eric Church: 1.7%
T-Swift took home a few Grammys last night, including Best Country Song for "Mean," but couldn't snatch the album category away from Lady A, who won Record of the Year for "Need You Now" last year. 60% of fans (incorrectly) agreed with our Swift prediction, while 23.6% were smart enough to "Own The Night."
Best Dance/Electronica Album
THE WINNER:
Skrillex

Our Prediction:
Skrillex

You Voted For:
David Guetta

DAVID GUETTA
Poll Results
"Nothing But The Beat" - David Guetta: 64%
"Body Talk Pt. 3" - Robyn: 16.4%
"Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" - Skrillex: 13%
"4x4=12" - Deadmau5: 5.1%
"Zonoscope" - Cut Copy: 1.5%
The dubstep king might have lost out to Bon Iver for Best New Artist, but Sonny Moore dominated the electronic categories, and Billboard.com correctly forecasted his Best Dance/Electronica Album win. The fans, meanwhile, were way off with this one: 64% saw David Guetta taking home the hardware, and only 13% picked Skrillex.
Best Rock Album
THE WINNER:
Foo Fighters

Our Prediction:
Foo Fighters

You Voted For:
Foo Fighters

FOO FIGHTERS WASTING LIGHT ALBUM COVER
Poll Results
"Wasting Light" - Foo Fighters: 43.2%
"I'm With You" - Red Hot Chili Peppers: 27%
"Come Around Sundown" - Kings Of Leon: 25.8%
"The Whole Love" - Wilco: 2%
"Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul" - Jeff Beck: 1.9%
No surprises here -- the Foos ruled the rock categories, and rightly won Best Rock Album for "Wasting Light." The fans saw it coming too, with 43% voting for Dave Grohl and co.
Best Alternative Album
THE WINNER:
Bon Iver

Our Prediction:
Bon Iver

You Voted For:
Foster The People

FOSTER THE PEOPLE TORCHES ALBUM COVER
Poll Results
"Torches" - Foster The People: 45.6%
"Bon Iver" - Bon Iver: 29.3%
"The King of Limbs" - Radiohead: 17.3%
"Codes And Keys" - Death Cab For Cutie: 5.7%
"Circuital" - My Morning Jacket: 2.1%
With four nominations, including Record of the Year and Best New Artist, Bon Iver seemed like a lock for the Alternative category, and the Billboard.com staff was right on the money. However, the majority of fans went for Foster The People's "Torches," earning 45.6% of the votes.
Best Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album
THE WINNER:
Mana

Our Prediction:
Calle 13

You Voted For:
Mana

MANA DRAMA Y LUZ ALBUM COVER
Poll Results
"Drama Y Luz" - Mana: 36.7%
"Entren Los Que Quieran" - Calle 13: 33.2%
"Not So Commercial" - Los Amigos Invisibles: 12%
"Nuestra" - La Vida Boheme: 10.3%
"Entre La Ciudad Y El Mar" - Gustavo Galindo: 7.7%
It was a close one in the fan poll for Best Latin Album, with 36.7% going for Mana and 33.2% voting for Calle 13. Yet the fans, unlike the Billboard.com staff, eked out a win, as "Drama Y Luz" took home the trophy.
Best Rap Album
THE WINNER:
Kanye West

Our Prediction:
Nicki Minaj

You Voted For:
Nicki Minaj

NICKI MINAJ ALBUM COVER
Poll Results
"Pink Friday" - Nicki Minaj: 46.9%
"My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" - Kanye West: 18.8%
"Watch The Throne" - Jay-Z & Kanye West: 17.4%
"Tha Carter IV" - Lil Wayne: 11.5%
"Lasers" - Lupe Fiasco: 5.4%
Just like the Billboard.com staff, the fans who voted in our poll thought that Nicki Minaj's debut would scoop up the Best Rap Album, with 46.9% voting for the Young Money star. Yet Kanye West was not to be denied, and "Fantasy" turned a Best Rap Album win into a reality.

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