Grammy Awards 2019: Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Chris Willman (Variety) top all Experts predicting winners


Congratulations to our Experts Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) and Chris Willman (Variety) for a wonderful score of 71.88% when predicting the 2019 Grammy Awards winners on Sunday. They are best among nine Experts, journalists who cover the entertainment industry throughout the year. See Experts’ scores.

Over 2,500 people worldwide predicted these 32 categories chosen by Recording Academy voters. The ceremony was held in Los Angeles and was hosted by Alicia Keys. Our top scorers got 23 of those categories, including Album (Kacey Musgraves) and New Artist (Dua Lipa). Both men missed on Song (Childish Gambino) but Willman was correct that Childish would win Record of the Year.

You can see how your score compares to all others in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions. To see your own scores, go to the User menu in the top right corner of every page of Gold Derby when you’re signed in to the site. Use the drop down menu to go to “View Profile,” then look for the links to your “Award Show Scores.” Gold Derby must evaluate each potential winner’s eligibility as per our contest rules. If eligible, the first-place finisher receives a $100 Amazon gift card.

For the other seven Experts predicting, we have a tie following the leaders at 68.75% for Joyce Eng (Gold Derby) and Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby). Up next at 62.50% are Glenn Gamboa (Newsday) and Edna Gundersen (Gold Derby). Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music) then has a score of 50.00%. Susan Wloszczyna (Gold Derby) only predicted 19 of the categories for 65.52%. Adnan Virk picked categories for 57.14%.

PREDICT the Oscar winners now; change them until February 24

Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Oscar contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own 2019 Oscar predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on February 24.

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