Audio identification and music discovery application Shazam has provided Billboard with an exclusive look at fan tagging behavior for the nominees in some of the top Grammy categories. Could the most Shazamed songs in each category be indicative of who takes home the Grammy?
For album of the year, .fun’s “Some Nights” (calculated as the sum of the individual tags for each song on the album) received more than six and a half times the number of tags than the second most tagged album in the category, The Black Key’s “El Camino.” The band as a whole received nearly eight times the amount of tags as Hunter Hayes to in the Best New Artist Category. Their hit single, “We Are Young,” has more than double the amount of tags of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” in the Song Of The Year Category.
“We Are Young” is the second most tagged song on all of Shazam in 2012. “Call Me Maybe” is number three.