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Grammys Album of the Year: ‘Damn’ or ‘24K Magic’?

Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars released the top two albums of 2017, according to Billboard, and now they are going head-to-head for the Album of the Year at the 2018 Grammys. Bruno Mars ended 2016 with a smash album "24K Magic," carrying over a bulk of its success into 2017. Some fans might have thought it would be hard for Kendrick to top "To Pimp A Butterfly," but he arguably did with "Damn." Who should win the Grammy for Album of the Year?🎤🏆

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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 sales. 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, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

No white dudes are nominated for Album of the Year at the 2018 Grammys! Many have praised the Grammys for actually recognizing a diverse pool of works for 2017's best artists—including Lorde, Childish Gambino, and Jay-Z. But this might very well be a two-way race between Kendrick and Bruno, who are both overdue to win the top honor. 

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Billboard named "Damn" the top album of 2017. And while it's debatable if "To Pimp A Butterfly" is actually Kendrick's magnum opus, at least "Damn" compares to his previous full-length studio masterpiece. 

"Damn" wasn't only a commercial success; the album received widespread praise from music critics and has been sweeping award show after award show. This is the third time Kendrick has been nominated for Album of the Year. And you know what they say, third time's a charm. 

Listen to "Damn" below via Spotify. 

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While Jay-Z is always a threat to win Album of the Year, Bruno may very well be Kendrick's biggest competition. Honestly, Bruno's "24K Magic" may very well be the safest bet to win Album of the Year. 

The album is a commercially-successful pop/R&B-fused album by one of this generation's greatest entertainers. Bruno is like Michael Jackson 2.0. Regardless, "24K Magic" was the perfect followup to Bruno's Grammy-winning smash single—"Uptown Funk." The funky LP is showered with nostalgic '80s funk and '90s R&B/soul sounds that are still delighting music fans in 2017. So in 2018, Bruno's "24K Magic" will most likely be the crowned Album of the Year. 

Listen to "24K Magic" below via Spotify.

FINAL RESULTS
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Grammys Album of the Year: ‘Damn’ or ‘24K Magic’?
#KendrickAOTY
A festive crown for the winner
#BrunoAOTY