Grammy Awards 2018 predictions: Who should win, and who will win

IBM is partnering with Grammys organizer the Recording Academy to provide Watson's AI services to populate the event's social media feeds with automatically-generated content during the Grammy Awards ceremony, which airs this Sunday, Jan. 28, on CBS. The music awards show has struggled to remain relevant and has faced critiques that it rewards mainstream appeal over innovation, especially after Adele's 25 beat out Beyoncé's Lemonade for album of the year last year. Norah Jones walked away the night's big victor, scoring awards for Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

The Grammy Awards celebrate their 60th anniversary on Sunday in New York City. The 46th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles seemed ready to become 50 Cent's coronation, as the controversial rapper was nominated for five awards, including the prestigious Best New Artist award and with the previous year's No. 1 song and No. 1 album.

Before the 60 installment of the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences' annual gala begins, here is a look back in photographs at some of the past shows.

Should win: Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Despacito feat. With years worth of major-label support behind her, Cara is a high-profile industry darling who was getting nominated for best-new-artist categories at other awards shows in 2016 off the strength of her 2015 breakthrough single, Here.

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Pop singers Lady Gaga and Pink, rapper Childish Gambino and country group Little Big Town are among the artists slated to perform. Kanye West, Eminem, Mariah Carey and others have also lost in the top categories over the years to pop, rock and country acts despite owning the year in music, critically and commercially. That project is one of the most respected albums a year ago and will go down in history as one of the rap legend's best body of work. Lamar will compete with Jay-Z in all seven categories he is nominated in, including best rap album, best rap song, best rap performance, best rap sung performance and best music video. The popularity of this song, a remake of Fonsi's all-Spanish version, makes it an easy victor for 2018's Song of the Year at the 60th Grammys.

50 Cent didn't win any Grammys that night. Miranda Lambert, who earned two nominations, was surprisingly shut out of best country album though her double album, "The Weight of These Wings", was a critical favorite.

Rapsody, born Marlanna Evans, is a North Carolina native whose 2017 album Laila's Wisdom garnered critical acclaim, is also in the running for best rap song, for "Sassy".

Below, our predictions for who will win the song, album and record and best-new-artist categories - and which artists actually deserve the prizes.

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