2020 Grammy Awards: Predicting The Biggest Winners

12. Best Pop Vocal Album

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Nominees: 'The Lion King: The Gift' - Beyonce, 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' - Billie Eilish, 'Thank U, Next' - Ariana Grande, 'No 6. Collaborations' - Ed Sheeran, 'Lover' - Taylor Swift

Speaking of big stars, there isn't a category out there that can match the star power of Best Pop Vocal Album this year. It's practically a who's-who of music megastars, pitting the likes of Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and Ed Sheeran against one another.

Surprisingly, neither of those three actually have an Album Of The Year bid in 2020. On top of that, Ariana Grande certainly seems to be on the outside looking in when it comes to the biggest awards of the night. It would be a big task for her to topple the three leading nominees in any of those categories, making her a somewhat shocking dark horse candidate at best.

What that means for this award is that it may well be something of a consolation prize for one of these superstars. To put it a different way, while Billie Eilish is certainly a front-runner for Album Of The Year, that doesn't necessarily mean you should expect a clean sweep for her with such stiff competition.

At the end of the day, that should favor Swift and Grande the most here. 'Lover' was easily Swift's best pop album to date, and 'Thank U, Next' was yet another chart-topping effort for Grande.

Considering Sheeran's overall lack of recognition this year and Beyonce being almost perpetually overlooked by The Recording Academy at this point, expect one of those two to walk away the winner.

Award shows tend to favor Taylor Swift more than almost any other artist alive though, so it's hard not to consider her the safest bet here.

Winner: 'Lover' - Taylor Swift

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