YouTube can not only suggest videos for you, but it can now apparently predict award show winners, too.
The infamous video-sharing platform foreshadowed a winner list for the 61st annual Grammy Awards Sunday night based on their views and engagement, and almost nailed it.
According to their algorithm, “God’s Plan” by Drake was set to be Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year and Best Rap Song. But that didn’t end being the case, as Drizzy only took home an award for Best Rap Song.
Also based on artist hits, the Best New Artist stood correct with Dua Lipa; but failed when it predicted the Best Pop Solo Performance award would go to Camila Cabello’s “Havana”.
They didn’t predict the winner in the Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance category, suggesting Maroon 5 and Cardi B “Girls Like You” would win. Also, if YouTube fans had it their way, “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk and Swae Lee would’ve won for Best Rap Performance.
Additionally, YouTube showed where in the U.S. the nominees for Song of The Year are most popular, with Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s Black Panther anthem “All The Stars” among those doing best.