Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: 'Work' or 'Cheap Thrills'? | The Tylt
Rihanna and Drake are in a fierce battle with Sia and Sean Paul for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the Grammys. Both Rihanna/Drake's "Work" and Sia/Sean Paul's "Cheap Thrills" topped the Billboard Hot 100 and became two of the biggest hits of 2016. But who deserves to win Best Pop Duo/Group Performance? 🎤
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: 'Work' or 'Cheap Thrills'?
It's Grammys season! And the Tylt is facing-off the best song performances, albums and artists in the top genre categories. The "Grammy face-offs" are chosen by a combination of popularity, impact, acclaim, rankings and/or amount sold. But ultimately with our head-to-head predictions, we want you to let us know who and what deserves to win in each category—before the Grammys air on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. ET.
The Grammys decided to combine collaborative performances and pop duos/groups in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category at the Grammys in 2012. The new category has since only awarded collaborative performances or a duo/group with other collaborators. No duos and groups have solely won. Yet—the Chainsmokers' "Closer" and Twenty One Pilots' "Stressed Out" were both mega hits in 2016. And both pop hits present threats to upset "Work" and "Cheap Thrills." Heck, Lukas Graham's "7 Years" was also a major Billboard hit in 2016 and might take the award.
But since the Grammys love to award collaborative performances, it's likely "Work" or "Cheap Thrills" will go home with the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance award.
Rihanna and Drake just keep making hits together. They can't help themselves, and put in "work work work work work work." HA! This already-classic ear worm will have you jerking, twerking and whining away! And that's just it—"Work" is always a pop culture classic, and what better way to honor one of Billboard's top five hits of 2016 than with the Best Pop Duo/Group award.
Sia scored her first #1 Billboard Hot 100 hit with "Cheap Thrills," and she called on Sean Paul to help her do it. The reggae-pop song does nothing more than make you want to dance to its bumping beat, and groove to both artists' amazing vocals on the track. Sean Paul and Sia are both artists who always deliver. And it would be awesome if they pulled an upset with this jam.
Sia's fans have the stats—indicating that this award will likely become Sia's first Grammy.
But Drake and RiRi's fans hope the rumored ex-couple take home the award!
Watch the music video for "Work" below.
Watch the music video for "Cheap Thrills" below.