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Spotify Taps Gotye To Win Big At Grammys

Written by Marc Zanotti on February 6, 2013

Online music subscription service Spotify has gone to great lengths to predict the outcome of the upcoming 55th Grammy Awards and while their results may not be so surprising, it reveals a huge one-two for Aussie artists Gotye and Kimbra.

As announced on their blog, Spotify stated that “based on song and album streams on Spotify” the online music service has attempted “to predict which nominees would walk away with the coveted gilded gramophones”. The results show a familiar face walking away with at least two Grammys. If Spotify’s forecast is accurate, Australia’s own Gotye will win the Grammy for Record Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for his unimaginably successful single Somebody That I Used to Know featuring Kimbra.

Other Grammy Award winners anticipated by Spotify are Mumford & Sons for Album Of The Year, Carly Rae Jepsen for Best Pop Solo Performance and The Lumineers for Best New Artist.

Could this be a repeat of the Warmest 100 debacle earlier this year? Only time will tell. For now, check out the full list of predictions below.

Album of the Year

The Black Keys – El Camino
Fun. – Some Nights
Mumford & Sons – Babel (Spotify Predicted Winner)
Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Jack White – Blunderbuss

Record of the Year

The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger”
Fun. feat. Janelle Monae – “We Are Young”
Gotye feat. Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used to Know” (Spotify Predicted Winner)
Frank Ocean – “Thinkin Bout You”
Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Best New Artist

Alabama Shakes
Fun.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers (Spotify Predicted Winner)
Frank Ocean

Best Country Song

Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away” (Spotify Predicted Winner)
Ronnie Dunn -”Cost of Livin’ ”
Eli Young Band – “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”
Alan Jackson – “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore”
Eric Church – “Springsteen”

Best Pop Solo Performance

Adele – “Set Fire to the Rain (Live)”
Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe” (Spotify Predicted Winner)
Katy Perry – “Wide Awake”
Rihanna – “Where Have You Been”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Florence and the Machine – “Shake It Out”
Fun. – “We Are Young”
Gotye feat. Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used to Know” (Spotify Predicted Winner)
LMFAO – “Sexy and I Know It”
Maroon 5 – “Payphone”

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