James Bay Thinks It's a Grammy 'No-Brainer' That Taylor Swift Will Win Album of the Year

James Bay photographed on Sept. 19, 2015 in Las Vegas.
Austin Hargrave

James Bay photographed on Sept. 19, 2015 in Las Vegas.

With the 2016 Grammys a week away, you can't chat with a nominee and not ask for their thoughts on the Feb. 15 awards show.

So when James Bay talked with Radio Disney host Alli Simpson (yes, Cody's 17-year-old sister) for her show, she had to ask him who he thinks will win the Grammy album of the year honor.

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And while pundits are predicting it will be a tight race between Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly and Taylor Swift's 1989, the British best new artist nominee think it's a "no-brainer" that Swift will emerge victorious.

"Taylor Swift feels like somewhat of a no-brainer," Bay tells Simpson. "It's a great album and she has had an enormous year -- an enormous two years. It would be entirely deserved."

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That being said, he wouldn't mind seeing Brittany Howard get Grammy gold. "I think it would be exciting as well to see Alabama Shakes take that award. I am a huge fan of the band. They are doing something else, very much their own thing -- their own sound, their own approach. And it's just a great sound, a great album, and they are just great people." 

Listen to their chat below. 

The Alli Simpson Show was recently picked up by Radio Disney for a second season. At 17, Simpson is the youngest syndicated radio host and was recently named Radio Disney's youth engagement officer. 

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