Digital music service Spotify releases 2014 Grammy picks
Pop band Imagine Dragons attends the "40 Principales Awards" 2013 photocall at Palacio de los Deportes on December 12, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Image by Getty Images
Spotify has released its list of predicted winners at this weekend's Grammy Awards:
-- Record of the Year: "Radioactive," Imagine Dragons
-- Album of the Year: "The Heist," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
-- Song of the Year: "Just Give Me a Reason," Pink
-- Best New Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
-- Best Pop Solo Performance: "Royals," Lorde
-- Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: "Get Lucky," Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
The digital music service says it analyzed data on its top song and album streams to predict who would win big at this Sunday's show. Spotify says that Imagine Dragons had one-third more streams than singer Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," and "The Heist" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis had 40 percent more streams than Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories."
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are also the clear favorite to win for Best New Artist, according to Spotify. The pair received nearly triple the number of streams than fellow newcomer nominee Ed Sheeran had.
The race for Best Pop Solo Performance is a different story, though. "Royals" by Lorde came in at No. 1, but Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" and Katy Perry's "Roar" are duking it out for second place.
Daft Punk received 20 percent more streams for "Get Lucky" for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
In 2013, Spotify accurately projected that Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" would win for Record of the Year and that Mumford & Sons would take home Album of the Year for "Babel."
Spotify gives users on-demand access to more than 20 million tracks and is available in 55 countries. The service was launched in 2008.
The 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles will air live on CBS on Jan. 26. It will be hosted by LL Cool J.
Shazam, the popular music recognition app, released its picks earlier this week. They also predicted Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for Best New Artist. But, they picked "Blurred Lines" for Record of the Year and "The Heist" for Album of the Year.
Click here to listen to the full Grammy nomination playlist.