How did your Grammy picks turn out?

The Observer recaps The Grammy Awards


Shayndel Valles

Lizzo, Doja Cat, Taylor Swift, and Bad Bunny (left to right) at the 65th annual Grammy Awards hosted in Los Angeles, California on Feb. 5, 2023.

Yesenia De La Torre and Shayndel Valles

The 65th annual “Grammy’s” were hosted by former television host Trevor Noah at the Arena in Los Angeles, California. The list of nominees were packed with Hollywood’s most beloved stars and we’ve compiled a list of our top award-winning predictions for this year’s broadcast. We recognize that all of these artists deserve recognition, but there can only be one winner. 

Album of the Year

Our prediction: “Un Verano Sin Ti,” Bad Bunny

Puerto Rico’s very own Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio aka Bad Bunny unapologetically dominated the charts and made 2022 his year. “Un Verano Sin Ti” debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200 on May 6, 2022, with 274,000 album-equivalent units. The album also broke the Spotify record for most single-day streams receiving over 183 million in 24 hours. Dedicated fans and casual listeners alike kept their summer energies high with this transcendental genre-bending body of music.

Actual winner: “Harry’s House,” Harry Styles


Record of the Year

Our prediction:  “As It Was,” Harry Styles

Actual winner: “About Damn Time,” Lizzo


Song of the Year

Our prediction: “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (The Short Film),” Liz Rose and Taylor Swift

All Too Well (10 Minute Version) is a perfect telling about a relationship between someone trying to find love and a manipulative person. This song tells the beginning and the end of a relationship with everything in between.

Actual winner: “Just Like That,” Bonnie Raitt


Best New Artist

Our prediction: Maneskin

Embark on the Italian rock band rage with up-and-coming Maneskin. The group rose to prominent fame after winning the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest with their song “Zitti e buoni.” Following this feat, they made history by becoming the first Italian rock band to achieve top 10 status on the UK Singles Chart. 

Actual winner: Samara Joy


Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

Our prediction: “Motomami,” Rosalía 

Actual winner: “Motomami,” Rosalía 


Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Our prediction:  “I Like You (A Happier Song),” Post Malone and Doja Cat

This is the first time that Post Malone and Doja Cat collaborated for a song and they made a great musical pair. This is a simple song that could represent a newly developed crush. Since it is catchy, it can get annoying, but I think this song gets a pass. 

Actual winner: “Unholy,” Sam Smith and Kim Petras


Best Pop Vocal Album

Our prediction: “Harry’s House,” Harry Styles

Actual winner: “Harry’s House,” Harry Styles


Best R&B Performance

Our prediction: “Virgo’s Groove,” Beyoncé

Actual winner: “Hrs & Hrs,” Muni Long


Best R&B Song

Our prediction: “Cuff It,” Beyoncé

Actual winner: “Cuff It,” Beyoncé


Best Country Song

Our prediction: : “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault),” Lori McKenna and Taylor Swift

Actual winner: “Til’ You Can’t,” Cody Johnson