Best New Artist
The Experts Say
Patrick Carney: Isn't this award considered a curse? I'm friends with Haim, so maybe I shouldn't pick them. But I'm going to do it anyway.
Eric Church: I'm going with Brandy Clark. I'm so stoked that she was nominated, and I hope it sends more people her way — because she's phenomenal.
Wayne Coyne: You know what? I'm picking Iggy again. Maybe she'll win all the awards.
Charli XCX: I've spent a lot of time with Iggy in the past year, and she's worked really hard. But Haim are just badass. They made an incredible record, and they're three of the coolest people in the music industry.
Vegas Odds Favor
Sam Smith 1-5
Who Should Win
Sam Smith had the best year of all these artists. In the Lonely Hour declared him a powerhouse vocalist with a gift for pop-soul songwriting.