The music industry’s biggest award show is less than a month away, and members of PaddyPower can now bet on the Grammy’s best new artist of 2017.
There are a number of worth contenders this year, but right now, those looking to bet on the best new artist of 2017 only have 5 choices. Let’s take a look at the odds.
Chance the Rapper: 3/10
Chicago-born Chance the Rapper has emerged as one of the most talented young musicians in the industry. His first breakthrough came in 2012 when he appeared on Childish Gambino’s mixtape. In 2013, Chance’s following continued to grow, as he was featured in a MySpace commercial alongside fellow rappers Mac Miller and Schoolboy Q.
It wasn’t until 2016 that Chance the Rapper truly gained international recognition. He collaborated with Kanye West, and was featured in West’s new album, The Life of Pablo. Later that year, he released his third mixtape, Coloring Book, which was met with critical acclaim.
Now, most online sportsbooks in the UK list Chance the Rapper as one of the best choices to bet on the Grammy’s award for best new artist. PaddyPower lists his odds to win the prestigious award at 3/10.
The Chainsmokers: 4/1
There’s no denying that the Chainsmokers have grown to become one of the most popular new artists in the world. The DJ duo began their career in New York City in 2012, and have since created a number of number one hits.
The Chainsmokers have been praised for their unique and wide-ranging style. By collaborating with some of the biggest names in music, The Chainsmokers have created some of the most innovative songs in recent memory including “Closer,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” and “All We Know.”
The Chainsmokers are now one of the betting favorites to win the Grammy’s award for best new artist. Their odds to win are currently set at 4/1.
Marren Morris: 13/2
One of just two country singers nominated for this award, Marren Morris has made UK gambling news by becoming one of the betting favorites, and has already won the 2016 CMA New Artist of the Year Award.
Morris began her career in 2005, but it wasn’t until 2015 that she began to gain serious recognition. In November of that year, she released a 5-song EP with, “My Church” as the lead single. The song quickly became a hit, and sold over 2,400 copies in its debut week.
In 2016, Marren Morris released her first full studio album, and began to tour with legendary country singer Keith Urban. The album reached number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, establishing Morris as one of the brightest young country singers around. Morris might be the best bet on the Grammy’s, as PaddyPower lists her odds to win the award at 13/2, but many predict she will get the award.
Anderson Paak: 20/1
Anderson Paak is perhaps the most versatile artist to make the list of potential Artist of the Year winners. He is officially listed as a singer, songwriter, rapper, drummer, and record producer. Paak has been in the music industry since 2009, but finally found his groove this past year.
Paak’s record, “Venice,” received national recognition and featured a number of hit songs. He followed up with 2 more records in 2016, which earned him a nomination for the Grammy’s best new artist award.
There’s no denying the face that Anderson Paak winning the Grammy award is somewhat of a long shot. He does not have nearly the same name recognition as artists like Chance and The Chainsmokers, and is a serious betting underdog with odds of 20/1.
Kelsea Ballerini: 20/1
23 year old Kelsea Ballerini has emerged as one of the brightest young stars in the music industry. The only other country singer on the list, Ballerini is the biggest betting underdog to win the award.
Ballerini released a number of songs over the years, 3 of which have reached the top of the music charts. Her single “Peter Pan” reached number one in the US, selling over 590,000 copies.
If you’re feeling brave and want to make an underdog bet on the Grammy’s, Kelsea Ballerini might be your best choice. Her odds to win are currently set at 20/1.
Are you planning to bet on the Grammy’s this year? Who do you think wins the Best New Artist award? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment below, and make sure to check out PaddyPower to find a full list of 2017 Grammy Awards betting odds.