Will Win - Sam Smith
Should Win - Sam Smith
Could Win - Bastille, Brandy Clark, or Iggy Azalea
Commentary - Bastille had a huge hit in Pompeii and Brandy Clark is a hot new country star who is on the rise. But this looks like a battle between two huge new superstars who both have tons of nominations across the general categories. Iggy Azalea is rap's newest starlet, and has done what recent female rappers, including Nicki Minaj, were not able to do, by getting a Record of the Year and Best New Artist nominations. But I don't think anybody can beat Sam Smith. He looks to have a huge night across the Pop and General categories, and honestly, of the bunch, no new artist has made quite the impact on music as Smith has.