Spotify releases their Grammys predictions

And includes a little dig at Taylor Swift while they’re at it
Spotify releases their Grammys predictions

If you’re making bets with friends for the upcoming Grammy Awards and you need some insight, Spotify has got some intel for you.

Based on the global volume of plays of the nominees for this year, it looks like Sam Smith is going to be named Best New Artist and X by Ed Sheeran is going to take home the coveted Album of the Year.

Top winner is Chandelier by Sia, placing top in three categories: Most Streamed Record of the Year, Most Streamed Song of the Year, and also the most viral (calculated by number of streams divided by the number of shares).

Full listing by Spotify here:

Most Streamed Record of the Year

1.    Chandelier – Sia

2.    Stay With Me – Sam Smith

3.    Fancy – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX

4.    All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

5.    Shake It Off – Taylor Swift**

Most Streamed Album of the Year

1.    Ed Sheeran – X

2.    Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

3.    Pharrell Williams – G I R L

4.    Beyoncé - Beyoncé

5.    Beck – Morning Phase

Most Streamed Song of the Year

1.    Chandelier – Sia

2.    Stay With Me – Sam Smith

3.    All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

4.    Take Me To Church – Hozier

5.    Shake It Off – Taylor Swift**

Best New Artist

1.    Sam Smith

2.    Iggy Azalea

3.    Bastille

4.    HAIM

5.    Brandy Clark

What’s that ** for?

Spotify releases their Grammys predictions

You might have noticed the ** by Taylor Swift's name which leads us to this rather ambivalent footnote ** ¯\_()_/¯  in Spotify's press release. Whatever it means, we know we’ll be looking a little more closely at Spotify’s press releases to spot hidden Tswizzle digs.

Or you know, you could get back on Spotify, Taylor. ¯\_()_/¯

Get into the Grammys mood with this playlist.