There was no Adele-like landslide at Sunday night’s 55th annual Grammy Awards, where the hardware was pretty evenly distributed among a variety of new generation pop, rock and hip-hop stars.
The big four golden gramophones were spread around between Album of the Year winners Mumford & Sons, and Fun., who snagged Best New Artist and Song of the Year for “We Are Young,” as well as Gotye, who took Record of the Year for “Somebody That I Used to Know.”
Okay, so Fun., Frank Ocean, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Mumford failed to pull off a sweep, despite their half dozen nominations each. But if you put down your bets based on what oddsmaking experts at Bovada predicted before Sunday’s broadcast, you might have walked away happy.
On the winning side, they nailed it with their Album of the Year pick, with Mumford paying off at 2/5 and Song of the Year, where they had Fun. the prohibitive faves at 5/4 over Carly Rae Jepsen, Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran and Miguel.
Of course, they can’t get them all right, which explains why they blew it a bit with Record of the Year, where they had Fun. at 3/2 favorites over Gotye at 7/4.
They were on the fence for Best New Artist, where they put Fun. and Ocean in a dead-heat at 7/4. But with Fun taking the crown, that means the Bovada folks had the kind of results that would make any high-roller happy.