After Covid delays and a switch of venue, the 2022 Grammy Awards finally takes place in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3rd. South African-born chat show host Trevor Noah returns for a second year to host the 64th iteration of the extravaganza. Voted by the Recording Academy’s membership (comprising songwriters, musicians, producers, engineers and the like), the Grammys are widely seen as the gold standard of music awards.
2022 Grammy Awards Betting Odds & Free Bets Offers
Here we list the favorites and the odds on them to win popular nominations at Grammies 2022. Get free bets and various betting promotions when signing up with US sportsbooks like Caesars and bet365 NJ.
Song of the Year
Heavy favorite in this category is Olivia Rodrigo with Drivers License at -115. Previous winner Billie Eilish is next in at +200 with her effort, Happier Than Ever. Another former winner, Ed Sheeran, is also nominated. His song, Bad Habits, offers a more generous return of +3000. At the same odds, is standing dish Justin Bieber with his collaboration, Peaches. Most observers think it would be a shock if newcomer Rodrigo doesn’t take this one.
Record of the Year
In four of the last five years, the Record of the Year and Song of the Year have gone to the same ditty, and Olivia Rodrigo has a favorites’ chance of doing the double this year with Drivers License. Her odds in this category are slightly longer at +120. Second favorite is Leave the Door Open by Silk Sonic, at +250. (This returns $350 for a $100 stake). Billie Eilish also has a chance to make it three years in a row in this category; her effort Happier Than Ever is available at +400.
Album of the Year
Women have dominated this category recently, winning 5 of the last 6 awards and girl power looks to continue its ascendency in 2022, with the top 3 in the betting all being female artists. Multi-nominated Olivia Rodrigo is once again favorite. Her album, Sour, is +120 odds (returning $220 for a $100 dollar stake). 2020 winner Billie Eilish is +200 with her album, Happier Than Ever. The 2016 winner Taylor Swift is back with Evermore at +500 betting odds . For those looking for a more veteran winner, they might be tempted by the 95-year old Tony Bennett’s collaboration with Lady Gaga, Love For Sale, at a generous +1800 odds.
Best New Artist
Whatever else happens on the night, Olivia Rodrigo looks to have this award in the bag and is an overwhelming favorite at -500. Having already been named Time Magazine Entertainer of the Year 2021, it would a major shock if this one went elsewhere. For those looking for an alternative, The Kid Laroi is +400, Arlo Parks is +1600 and, outsider of the 8 nominees, Baby Keem can be had at +3000.