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2021 Grammy Awards Odds: Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa Leading The Way

Taylor Swift, left, and Dua Lipa lead 2021 Grammy Awards betting odds.

The first major music awards show of 2021 is taking place on March 14 from the Staples Center, and it’s the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. There are some truly spectacular options for all the big categories with 2020 having been another great year for the music industry, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch lead the way with six Grammy nominations each. Swift released two albums but it’s her first one, Folklore, that is garnering all the attention. Her hit song Cardigan is also the Grammy Awards odds favorite to claim the Song of the Year title, while Dua Lipa’s Don’t Start Now is also expected to receive plenty of recognition.

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Bettors can also wager on whether Megan Thee Stallion will land both Best New Artist and Record of the Year. She had a tremendous 2020 with a ton of top hits, but it was the song Savage, featuring Beyonce, that took the social media world by storm. She was also featured on Cardi B’s hit WAP that gained a lot of notoriety as well.

Who are Favorites for Album of the Year?

2021 Grammy Awards Album Of The Year Odds
AlbumOdds
Taylor Swift - Folklore-300
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia+400
Post Malone - Hollywood’s Bleeding+1200
Coldplay - Everyday Life+1400
Jacob Collier - Djesse Vol.3+1400
Haim - Women in Music Pt. III+1800
Black Pumas - Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition)+2000
Jhene Aiko - Chilombo+2000

Odds as of March 9 at Bovada

Taylor or Dua?

Taylor Swift had a big 2020 with two album drops, with Folklore the -300 favorite. It had the most Day 1 streams for an album on Spotify. 2020 was a tough year for everyone but Swift somehow managed to dominate it with 16 songs on this album, including her hit single Cardigan, which is favored to win Song of the Year.

The other artist who had a pretty good 2020 was Dua Lipa. Lipa’s album Future Nostalgia is a fan favorite of many to win top album and has strong odds at +400. Her single Don’t Start Now has become a cult favorite and her entire album was a vibe in 2020.

Best New Artist Betting Favorites

2021 Grammy Awards Best New Artist Odds
ArtistOdds
Megan Thee Stallion-250
Doja Cat+250
Phoebe Bridgers+700
Kaytranada+1600
Noah Cyrus+2200
D Smoke+3300
Ingrid Andress+3300
Chika+5000

Odds as of March 9 at Bovada

Megan Thee Stallion The Huge Favorite

Megan Thee Stallion took the world by storm in 2020 with her debut stadium album Good News that includes Savage, featuring Beyonce, and Body, both among the top 10 on Billboard’s list. On top of that, she featured on Cardi B’s song WAP that became very popular, which is why she is the -250 favorite to win Best New Artist.

Another candidate to win the award is Doja Cat at +250 odds. She had the song Say So that was played over 250 million times on YouTube and was very popular on the app TikTok.

Dua Lipa’s Album Leads Record of the Year Odds 

2021 Grammy Awards Record Of The Year Odds
RecordOdds
Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now-200
Beyonce - Black Parade+650
Billie Eilish - Everything I Wanted+650
Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyonce - Savage+700
Doja Cat - Say So+1100
Post Malone - Circles+1400
DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch - Rockstar+1800
Black Pumas- Colors+2200

Odds as of March 9 at Bovada

A Ton Of Good Choices To Choose From

2020 featured a ton of smash hit songs from Dua Lipa’s Don’t Start Now to Post Malone’s Circles. These are all good choices to choose from. Dua Lipa and her hit single Don’t Start Now is the -200 favorite to win the Grammy but there will be plenty of consideration for Megan Thee Stallion’s hit Savage that has the fourth-best odds at +700.

If you go back as far as 2010 and consider the songs that have won this award, each one of them was considered an anthem that spoke to everyone, like Get Lucky by Daft Punk or Hello by Adele. And you couldn’t go on social media without hearing Savage or a parody of it.

There is a good chance that Megan Thee Stallion will come away from the Grammys with multiple wins.

Can Swift Claim Song of the Year Grammy?

2021 Grammy Awards Song Of The Year Odds
SongOdds
Taylor Swift - Cardigan-160
Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now+325
Beyonce - Black Parade+500
Billie Eilish - Everything I Wanted+900
Post Malone - Circles+1800
Roddy Ricch - The Box+2000
H.E.R. - I Can’t Breathe+2200
JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels - If The World Was Ending+2200

Odds as of March 9 at Bovada

Female Artists Dominated 2020

The thing that sticks out in this category of eight songs is that the top five choices are all female solo artists, with Julia Michaels featuring in one song as well. Women dominated the 2020 music world and based on the other awards, this will come down to Taylor Swift’s Cardigan, which is the -160 favorite in Grammy Awards 2021 odds, and Dua Lipa’s Don’t Start Now at +325.

I think any of these eight songs are good enough to have won song of the year in another year but this time they are in a loaded group of hits.