For the first time in 15 years, next January the Grammys will take place in New York City. Looking ahead to music’s biggest night, Billboard‘s Kevan Kenney, Vibe‘s Shenequa Golding and veteran music journalist John Norris sat down to discuss who will come out on top and who will be left out in the dust for nominations.
From hip-hop possibly dominating the best new artist category with SZA and Cardi B to Ed Sheeran as a shoe-in for best pop album, this panel of music experts weigh in everything that could factor in including commercial success, cultural impact and critical acclaim.
Other artists they’re expecting to receive some Grammy love are Kendrick Lamar for his chart-topping album, DAMN., and song of the summer “Despacito.”
Check out everyone’s top picks for next year’s Grammys in the video above.