Brand new Grammys category could bring Troye Sivan his first ever win

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The exciting new category of Best Pop Dance Recording at the Grammys will crown its inaugural winner soon, and it’s looking like a tight race. Right now I’m inclined to believe it’ll be Troye Sivan‘s “Rush” to take the award home.

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“Rush” seems to be the perfect balance of success and acclaim, unlike the other nominees. For example, many predict Kylie Minogue’s “Padam Padam” will win, especially considering the acclaim it’s gotten. But it might be at a disadvantage because the song did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, unlike a couple of the other nominees, and has only recently crossed 100 million streams.

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Inversely, there’s David Guetta, Anne-Marie, and Coi Leray’s “Baby Don’t Hurt Me,” which was pretty big, racking up 369 million streams and peaking in the top 20 on the pop airplay chart. However, the Grammys are often snobby, and “Baby Don’t Hurt Me” isn’t exactly known for its quality of craft. Plus, the other Guetta nomination here, “One in a Million” with Bebe Rexha, will likely split votes with it anyway.

Then there’s Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding’s “Miracle,” which performed especially well in the UK. It peaked atop the charts there, yet failed to do substantial numbers in the US, which could be an issue.

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“Rush” on the other hand was also one of the year’s most acclaimed songs, like “Padam,” but charted for multiple weeks on the Hot 100 and most international charts, and has amassed 200 million streams. Plus, Sivan’s timing was good too, releasing a whole album (“Something to Give Each Other”), being the subject of a viral “SNL” sketch, and achieving another hit single (“One of Your Girls”), all close to voting. And how fun would it be to see YouTube sensation Sivan finally win a Grammy after years of being a consistently acclaimed pop star?

The track’s additional nomination for Best Music Video shows that voters were quite aware of Sivan this year, so here’s hoping a win is on its way. If the track’s sweep at the ARIA Music Awards, beating out fellow Aussie Minogue while at it, is any indication, “Grammy winner Troye Sivan” might be close to a reality.

Will win: Troye Sivan, “Rush”
Could win: Kylie Mingoue, “Padam Padam”
Dark horse: David Guetta, Anne-Marie, Coi Leray, “Baby Don’t Hurt Me”

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