|Intertops.com has begun accepting wagers on the seven major Grammy categories: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Duo/Group Pop Vocal, Best Female Pop Vocal, and Best Male Pop Vocal.|
Alicia Keys and U2 are bookies favourites and are set to battle it out in two categories, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
Key’s debut album Fallin’ is favourite with odds of 1/1. She is also favourite to win Best New Artist, with odds at 1/2. But she is second favourite, on at 3/2, for Song of the Year for Fallin’. U2 are favourites to win that category with Stuck in a Moment you Can’t get out of, on at 4/5.
Bookies also put U2 as favourites for Album of the Year, offering odds of 1/2 for All That You Can’t Leave Behind. But U2 are second favourites for Record of the Year with Walk On, with odds of 5/4 the category Alicia Keys is favoured to win.
India.Arie is nominated in four categories, but bookies are giving her longer odds of winning anything. For Album of the Year, she gets odds of 3/1, in the category Record of the Year, Video gets odds of 7/2 and 4/1 for Song of the Year. She is also on at 3/2 for Best New Artist.
Nellie Furtado’s song I’m like a Bird is nominated in three categories. It gets odds of 10/1 for Song of the Year, 9/2 for Best Female Pop Vocal, and 8/1 for Best Female Pop Vocal. She is also on at 8/1 in the category Best New Artist.
A surprise entry on the list is the soundtrack to Cohen brother’s O Brother Where Art Thou? That offers best odds for Album of the Year, on at 10/1.
Here is the list of the 44th Annual Grammy Awards in full. All odds are subject to change.
Album of the Year
All That you Can’t Leave Behind – U2 1/2
Love and Theft – Bob Dylan 5/2
Acoustic Soul – Indie. Arie 3/1
Stankonia – Outkast 8/1
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack – various 10/1
Record of the Year
Fallin’ – Alicia Keys 1/1
Walk On – U2 5/4
Video – India.Arie 7/2
Drops of Jupiter – Train 6/1
Mrs Jackson – Outkast 10/1
Song of the Year
Stuck in a Moment you Can’t get out of – U2 4/5
Fallin’ – Alicia Keys 3/2
Video – India.Arie 4/1
Drops of Jupiter – Train 11/2
I’m Like a Bird – Nelly Furtado 10/1
Best New Artist
Alicia Keys 1/2
Linkin Park 6/1
Nelly Furtado 8/1
David Gray 12/1
Best Duo or Group Pop Vocal
Stuck in a Moment you Can’t get out of – U2 1/2
Superman (It’s not Easy) – Five for Fighting 5/2
Imitation of Life – R.E.M. 7/2
Gone – Nsync 6/1
Shape of my Heart – Backstreet Boys 10/1
Best Female Pop Vocal
There You’ll Be – Faith Hill 1/1
Someone to Call my Lover - Janet Jackson 3/2
I’m Like a Bird – Nelly Furtado 9/2
By Your Side – Sade 9/2
Essence – Lucinda Williams 6/1
Best Male Pop Vocal
I Want Love – Elton John 1/1
You Rock my World – Michael Jackson 3/2
Fill me in – Craig David 7/2
Still – Brian McKnight 6/1
Don’t let me be Lonely Tonight – James Taylor 6/1
They will be accepting wagers until the day of the awards ceremony on Wednesday, February 27th.