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Grammys 2015: Charli XCX, Wayne Coyne, Eric Church and More Predict the Winners

Grammy nominees past and present break down six big categories

Charli XCX, Patrick Carney, Eric Church, Wayne Coyne

Charli XCX, Patrick Carney, Eric Church, and Wayne Coyne.

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Is this Iggy Azalea's year, or could Sam Smith pull off a sweep? Who rocked harder, Beck or U2? And we can't count out Taylor, right? Our expert panel of artists predicts the top winners in six categories.

Beyonce

Beyonce

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Album of the Year

The Nominees

Beck, Morning Phase
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
Ed Sheeran, X
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour
Pharrell Williams, Girl

The Experts Say

Eric Church: This is an incredibly strong category. I like Ed Sheeran's record, but I'm going to go with Beck's Morning Phase, for the mood of it, and the uniqueness and the consistent vibe.

Charli XCX: Sam Smith has got this. His record is so universal, and I think he really deserves to be recognized for it — it's so classic, but it's also pop. I love Beyoncé too, though.

Patrick Carney: I'm picking Beck. I've been a Beck fan since high school. I probably saw the Odelay tour three or four times.

Vegas Odds Favor

Beyoncé 6-5

Who Should Win

A year after Beyoncé's unorthodox release surprised the world, her pop triumph is still blowing our minds.

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