Grammys 2018 Winner Predictions: 'Despacito' Set To Sweep According To YouTube Views

'Despacito'
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee have scored the Song of The Summer according to YouTube views. YouTube

The most important award show in the music business is the Grammys and this year "Despacito" is set to sweep if YouTube views determined the winners. Global YouTube Music Insights data throughout the eligibility period (October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017) was used to predict who the recipients of the gramophone would be in each category. View counts include official videos, lyric videos, remixes, art tracks and fan uploads. Best New Artist calculations are based on total artist views during eligibility period.

Record of the Year
Winner: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber - “Despacito”

Song of the Year
Winner: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber - “Despacito”

Best Music Video
Kendrick Lamar - "Humble."

Best New Artist
Winner: Lil Uzi Vert

Best Pop Solo Performance
Winner: Ed Sheeran - “Shape Of You"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Winner: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber - "Despacito"

Best Rap Performance
Winner: Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert - "Bad And Boujee"

Best Rap/Sung Performance
Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna - "LOYALTY."

Best R&B Song
Winner: Bruno Mars - “That's What I Like”

Best R&B Performance
Winner: Bruno Mars - "That's What I Like"

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Winner: Childish Gambino - "Redbone"

Best Rock Song
Winner: Metallica "Atlas, Rise!"

Best Rock Performance
Winner Kaleo - "No Good"

Best Dance Recording
Winner: Gorillaz Featuring DRAM Andromeda

Best Country Song
Winner: Sam Hunt - “Body Like A Back Road”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Winner: Little Big Town - "Better Man"

Best Country Solo Performance
Winner: Sam Hunt - "Body Like A Back Road"

Best Metal Performance
Winner: Mastodon - Sultan’s Curse

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
Winner: Hillsong Worship - "What A Beautiful Name"

"Despacito" was declared the Song of the Summer in 2017. The song by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee topped both the Global scale list as well as the U.S. one. It was also the most played song in 47 out of the 50 states and the top tune in cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle and Atlanta.

At the Latin Grammys in 2017, the song took most of the awards it was nominated in. The big winner of the night was “Despacito” with four awards including record and song of the year. Luis Fonsi, who co-wrote the song and sings it, dedicated his award to his native Puerto Rico, still suffering the consequences of hurricane Maria. "I'm here because of Puerto Rico, and this song is a hymn to Puerto Rico," Fonsi said backstage, according to AP. "Everything I do, and everything I will do, now more than ever, is to continue celebrating my island, my culture, my homeland and my music, and to make sure the public knows that Puerto Rico needs help."

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.

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