What Texan has the best odds to win a Grammy? Here’s what this betting site says
The 65th Annual Grammy Awards is airing Sunday and a betting website has released odds on how many trophy’s Texans will take home.
The Grammy Awards recognizes the past year’s best compositions and artists in music. Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles will host the ceremony — airing on CBS and streaming on Paramount Plus.
Out of the 17 Texans nominated for an award, betting website Bet Texas has calculated the implied probability that four Texas icons will be taking home at least one award.
According to the betting website, the four Texans are Beyoncé, Machine Gun Kelly, Willie Nelson and Kelly Clarkson. Here’s what could happen at Sunday’s Grammy Awards:
The Beyhive is strong this year
Houston-born Beyoncé has a 99% chance to take home an award, according to Bet Texas.
With nine nominations, the most at this year’s awards, the betting website is offering a high probability that Beyoncé will win at least one Grammy.
The “Renaissance” singer is up for Record of The Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Dance/Electronic Recording, Best Dance/Electronic Album, Best R&B Performance, Best Traditional R&B Performance, Best R&B Song and Best Song Written for Visual Media.
If Beyoncé does leave with at least one award, it will be her 29th Grammy. The “Lemonade” singer has 25 solo Grammys and three from her Destiny’s Child tenure.
Rocking odds with Machine Gun Kelly
Houston-born Machine Gun Kelly has a 55% chance to take home Best Rock Album.
The “Bloody Valentine” singer nabbed his first-ever Grammy nomination this year for his “Mainstream Sellout” album. Kelly is up against The Black Keys, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Idles, Ozzy Osbourne and Spoon.
While Osbourne has had a lengthy and successful career, Betting Texas is going all in on Kelly, given the Grammy’s remain a popularity contest first and foremost. And the 32-year-old rocker’s stock has been on the rise over the last few years.
Willie Nelson given 50% chance of snagging a Grammy
Abbott-born Willie Nelson has been given a 50% shot of taking home at least one Grammy on Sunday night.
The “On The Road Again” singer is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song, Best Country Album and Best Roots Gospel Album. This isn’t Nelson’s first rodeo, he has racked up 56 nominations and 10 wins in nearly 60 years of making music.
Nelson’s best shot at a Grammy is likely for Best Roots Gospel Album for his “The Willie Nelson Family” record. Bet Texas is giving Nelson the high probability, due to the quiet category and name recognition for the album.
He’s “Gospel Album” nomination is with his four children and sister, which could provide a boost, according to Bet Texas.
Fort Worth pride with Kelly Clarkson
Fort Worth-born Kelly Clarkson has been given a less than 5% chance of winning on Sunday.
The “Stronger” singer is nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for her holiday record, “When Christmas Comes Around... .” No matter what happens Sunday, Clarkson already has three Grammy wins.
Bet Texas is giving Clarkson the low odds, due to her Christmas album being nominated in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album race. Occasionally, holiday albums are nominated in the category but rarely win.
Other nominees in the category include Michael Bublé, Norah Jones, Pentatonix and Diana Ross. With Bublé a four-time winner in the category and Ross vying for her first Grammy, Clarkson has tough competition, Bet Texas said.
A full list of other Texan Grammy Nominees
Tobe Nwigwe, Alief- Best New Artist
Snarky Puppy, Denton- Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Spoon, Austin- Best Rock Album
Miranda Lambert, Longview- Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Duo/Group Performance, Best Country Song, Best Country Album
Marren Morris, Arlington- Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song, Best Country Album
Robert Glasper, Houston- Best R&B Album
Cody Johnson, Sebastopol- Best Country Song, Best Gospel Performance/Song, Best Contemporary
Kirk Franklin, Dallas- Gospel Performance/Song, Best Gospel Album
Chris Tomlin, Grand Saline- Best Contemporary Gospel Performance/Song, Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
David Crowder, Texarkana- Best Contemporary Gospel Performance/Song
Asleep at the Wheel, Austin- Best Americana Performance
Edgar Winter, Beaumont- Best Contemporary Blues Album
Jamie Foxx, Terrell- Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording