Best Pop Vocal Album
Will Win - Adele "25"
Could Win - Justin Bieber "Purpose"
Should Win - Adele "25"
Commentary - There are two that cross over to the Album of the Year category, but I think Adele is going to be the favorite here. They love rewarding their favorites, and Adele is definitely one of their most reward as of late. Plus, of the two, it is miles above the competition.
Best Pop Solo Performance
Will Win - Adele "Hello"
Could Win - Justin Bieber "Love Yourself"
Should Win - Adele "Hello"
Commentary - See Pop Vocal Album
Best Pop Duo or Group
Will Win - Lukas Graham "7 Years"
Could Win - Rihanna feat. Drake "Work" or The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey "Closer" or Twenty One Pilots "Stressed Out"
Should Win - The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey "Closer"
Commentary - Three Record of the Year nominees are here, and Closer is infectious, so this is a tough one to nail down. Of the bunch, 7 Years is the only one with both a Record and Song of the Year nomination. In a close race, that broader support could win the day. But seriously, any one of these five could win.
Best Traditional Pop Album
Will Win - Barbra Streisand "Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway"
Could Win - Bob Dylan "Fallen Angels"
Should Win - Streisand
Commentary - Never discount the power of Bob Dylan, but I think the star power of the fun Encore will win the day.