The nominees for the 54th annual Grammy Awards were just announced Wednesday night, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start speculating about who's going to take home the hardware when the awards are handed out in February.
That's why we've turned to the folks at Ladbrokes, the U.K.-based oddsmakers, to get a handle on this year's "Big Four" categories: Record, Song and Album of the Year, plus Best New Artist. And not surprisingly, considering both their location and the tremendous year she's had, they really like [artist id="2476941"]Adele[/artist]'s chances.
"Adele's taken America by storm, and she now looks set to clean up at the Grammys," Ladbrokes spokesperson Jessica Bridge said. "British punters will be rolling in it if she does the business."
And seriously, isn't that the most British sentence you've ever read in your entire life? It should be noted that Ladbrokes also like fellow Brits [artist id="3209533"]Mumford & Sons[/artist] as a dark-horse candidate in several categories, in keeping with the whole Anglo angle. Things get interesting in the race for Best New Artist, though that may just be because no U.K. artists are nominated.
Now, on to their odds!
Record of the Year
» Adele, "Rolling in the Deep," 2/1
» Mumford & Sons, "The Cave," 9/4
» Bruno Mars, "Grenade," 4/1
» Katy Perry, "Firework," 5/1
» Bon Iver, "Holocene," 5/1
Song of the Year
» Adele, "Rolling in the Deep," 1/1
» Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie, "All of the Lights," 2/1
» Mumford & Sons, "The Cave," 5/1
» Bruno Mars, "Grenade," 12/1
» Bon Iver, "Holocene," 14/1
Album of the Year
» Adele, 21, 11/8
» Bruno Mars, Doo Wops & Hooligans, 3/1
» Foo Fighters, Wasting Light, 3/1
» Lady Gaga, Born This Way, 6/1
» Rihanna, Loud, 10/1
Best New Artist
» Nicki Minaj, 6/4
» The Band Perry, 9/4
» Bon Iver, 4/1
» J. Cole, 5/1
» Skrillex, 20/1
Who do you think will win the big prizes? Let us know in the comments below!