Microsoft News Poll: Who will win the top 62nd Annual Grammy awards?

When it comes to the entertainment industry, movie, music and TV award shows are some of the most popular events we cover on Microsoft News each year. With the 62nd Grammy Awards just a heartbeat away, we asked people around the country who they think would win each of the top categories.

We polled more than 60,000 people from a network of 300 online publishers that, like Microsoft News, work with a market research company called Civic Science. Then we analyzed the results using statistically valid methods and produced a margin of error of +- 2 percentage points. 

Keep in mind that these are not predictions, but just a fun look into who poll respondents believe will walk away with the top awards in the music industry. The real winners are selected by members of the Recording Academy.  



Record of the Year

29% voted “Old Town Road” as the winner (Lil Nas X Featuring Bill Ray Cyrus)



Album of the Year

25% voted “When We All Fall Asleep” as the winner (Billie Eilish)

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Best New Artist

32% voted Billie Eilish as the winner



Best Alternative Music Album

33% voted “Father of the Bride” as the winner (Vampire Weekend) 

Review: Vampire Weekend Returns with vibrant album



Best Rap Album

29% voted “I Am > I Was” as the winner (21 Savage





Best Rock Album

43% voted “In the End” as the winner (The Cranberries



Best R&B Album

31% voted “Ella Mai” as the winner (Ella Mai)


Best Country Album

35% voted “Stronger Than the Truth” as the winner (Reba McEntire)


We know you’ll be watching the big night on January 26 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on CBS and we can’t wait to see if you picked the winners!

If you can’t watch the live show, check in with MSN Entertainment for complete coverage of the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.


Polling Methodology

The Microsoft News Poll uses online, opt-in polls, delivered to a random sample of American adults, to produce statistically valid results. In this survey, we collected responses from 60,000 people from Jan. 3 to Jan. 15 using tools from polling firm CivicScience. We then analyzed the results to model how demographic groups answered each question, based on age, gender, race, education, location, and party identification. Answers were projected onto the estimated distribution of those demographic groups. The method is as accurate as traditional polling methods, and in this survey produced a margin of error of +- 2 percentage points. Learn more about the methodology and its historical validation.