The net worths of the 2018 Grammy predictions, from Ed Sheeran to Kesha

Nominations for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards won't be revealed until Nov. 28, but speculation is already in full swing. The music industry's best will be honored at the Grammys 2018, to be held on Jan. 28, 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Many top artists and several rising stars released albums within the Grammy nominations 2018 eligibility period, which extended from Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017.

Take a look at the some of the talented musicians on the list of Grammy predictions

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Ed Sheeran Net Worth: $65 Million

Released in March 2017, "Divide," the third album from Ed Sheeran, will likely garner several Grammy nominations. Divide has been a smash success, with more than 2 million copies sold to date.

The album's mega-popular song "Shape of You," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in Jan. 2017 and stayed put for 12 weeks. In September 2017, Billboard revealed the song had the second-longest reign at No. 1 in the history of its Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart. More than 7 million digital copies of "Shape of You" have been sold, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.

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Kesha Net Worth: $500,000

The first full-length album from Kesha since 2012, "Rainbow" debuted in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 100 in August 2017. During its first week, the record sold a total of 116,000 copies, according to Rolling Stone. Along with "Rainbow" itself, the album's top single "Praying" has also been hailed as a Grammys 2018 hopeful. 

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Post Malone Net Worth: $1 Million

Hailed by Variety as a top contender in the Best New Artist category, rapper Post Malone released his inaugural album "Stoney" in December 2016. The record debuted at the No. 6 spot on the Billboard 200 and has sold 1 million copies, according to the RIAA.

In July 2017, his song "Congratulations" peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has sold 5 million digital copies, closely followed by his smash hit "White Iverson," which has achieved sales of 4 million digital copies, according to the RIAA. 

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Bruno Mars Net Worth: $110 Million

It's unlikely the Grammys 2018 will happen without at least one Bruno Mars nomination. Released in Nov. 2016, his latest album "24K Magic" reached 2 million sales in July 2017, according to the RIAA. Performed by Mars at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, the record's Smash Hit, "That's What I Like," spent 20 weeks in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, tying the record for longest tenure with Drake's "One Dance" and The Weeknd's "Starboy." 

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Logic Net Worth: $8 Million

Hailed by Billboard as a possible Best New Artist nominee, Logic's hit song "1-800-273-8255" has sold 2 million digital copies, according to the RIAA. Released in April 2017, the suicide prevention track is the highest-ranking phone number title in Billboard Hot 100 history.

Otherwise known as Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, the rapper landed his first No. 1 album with "Everybody," which was released in May 2017. Sales of his wildly successful album reached 500,000 copies in August 2017, according to the RIAA.

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The Weeknd Net Worth: $50 Million

Released in November 2016, the Weeknd's wildly successful record "Starboy" reached sales of 2 million copies in June 2017, according to the RIAA. The album's single of the same name has sold 5 million digital copies and spent a record-tying 20 weeks in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart.

Formally known as Abel Tesfaye, the Weeknd and Daft Punk performed a mash-up of their hit songs "Starboy" and "I Feel It Coming" at the 2017 Grammys.

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SZA Net Worth: $300,000

Billboard Grammy predictions forecast recognition for SZA's hit album "CTRL" and hugely popular single "Love Galore," which have sold 500,000 copies and 1 million copies, respectively, according to the RIAA. In a since-deleted tweet, the singer — whose real name is Solana Rowe — announced in Oct. 2016 that she might quit music, but a win at the Grammys 2018 might convince her otherwise. 

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Lorde Net Worth: $12 Million

Praised by Forbes as a contender for Album of the Year at the Grammys 2018, Lorde earned her first No. 1 album on the Billboard charts with the June 2017 debut of "Melodrama." Her second full-length album follows her hit record "Pure Heroine," which has sold 3 million copies to date, according to the RIAA. 

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Beck Net Worth: $25 Million

Released in Oct. 2017, the new Beck album "Colors" didn't make the Grammys 2018 eligibility date, but his song "Dear Life" has been available since August 2017. The song made a brief appearance on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, peaking at No. 22. Only time will tell if the track has what it takes to vie for Song of the Year. 

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Kendrick Lamar Net Worth: $18 Million

Kendrick Lamar's fourth studio album "Damn" dropped in April 2017, and it has been praised by Billboard as a very likely contender for at least one nomination at the Grammys 2018. Exceptionally well-received, sales of the album reached 2 million copies on July 10, 2017, according to the RIAA.

All 14 tracks from "Damn" garnered spots on the Billboard Hot 100 upon its debut. Those earning the highest initial rankings included "Humble," "DNA" and "Loyalty," featuring Rihanna. 

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Lady Gaga Net Worth: $275 Million

Lady Gaga — whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta — released her latest album "Joanne" in October 2016. By the pop star's standards, the album wasn't a resounding success, but it still sold 1 million copies, according to the RIAA.

Beyond albums, some of Lady Gaga's latest songs — including "The Cure" and "Million Reasons" — allowed her to achieve her 20th top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 2017. Considering the depth of her talent, it's no wonder Mother Monster's considered a possible nominee for the Grammys 2018. 

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Taylor Swift Net Worth: $380 Million

Taylor Swift's new album "Reputation" wasn't released until Nov. 10, 2017 so it won't be eligible for Grammys 2018 consideration. However, her new single "Look What You Made Me Do," just made the cutoff, with its Aug. 24, 2017 debut. Notably edgier than most of her previous songs, fans are clearly pleased with this new version of Swift, as it sold 1 million digital copies by Sept. 14, 2017 according to the RIAA.

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Grammy Winners 2017

As you're waiting for the Grammys 2018 reveal, take a look at the artists who went home with at least one statuette in 2017. From Adele to Beyoncé, get the details on the net worth and career highlights of the Grammy winners who received top honors in the show's most high-profile categories. 

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Adele Net Worth: $155 Million

Categories Won:

  • Record of the Year: "Hello"
  • Album of the Year: "25"
  • Best Pop Vocal Album: "25"
  • Song of the Year: "Hello"
  • Best Pop Solo Performance: "Hello"

The 2017 Grammys were huge for demure pop songstress Adele. Not only did she take home Record of the Year for "Hello," she won all five categories in which she was nominated.

Most artists dream of winning the prestigious Record of the Year category once, but this was actually the second time Adele received the honor. She previously won in 2011 for "Rolling in the Deep."

Since its 2015 release, Adele's "25" has been breaking records. The album made history with 3.38 million sales during its debut week, followed by more than 1 million the next, making it the first album to sell a million copies in two separate weeks since 1991, when Nielsen started tracking sales. Two years later, "25" has sold in excess of 11 million copies.

A humble artist, Adele recognized the immense talent she was up against in the Album of the Year category. When accepting the award, she dedicated her win to fellow nominee Beyoncé — and there wasn't a dry eye in the room. 

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Beyoncé Net Worth: $450 Million

Categories Won:

  • Best Urban Contemporary Album: "Lemonade"
  • Best Music Video: "Formation"

Beyoncé picked up only two wins at the 2017 Grammys — much to the disappointment of the beehive. But, Queen Bey is still on top. Beyoncé's latest album "Lemonade" has sold more than a million copies, and she's made hundreds of millions off her fame. Beyoncé's awards collection includes an impressive 22 Grammy awards.

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Chance the Rapper Net Worth: $9 Million

Categories Won:

  • Best New Artist
  • Best Rap Album: "Coloring Book"
  • Best Rap Performance: "No Problem"

Hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper is new to the scene, but he made quite a splash at the 2017 Grammys. In the Best Rap Album category, Chance the Rapper beat out heavy-hitters Drake, DJ Khaled and Kanye West. Legally known as Chancelor Bennett, he also picked up Best Rap Performance for "No Problem," featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz.

In May 2016, his "Coloring Book" album debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart. It was the first streaming-exclusive record to make the list. He was also featured on the Snakehips' song "All My Friends" — along with Tinashe — which has sold more than 500,000 digital copies. 

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Willie Nelson Net Worth: $25 Million

Categories Won:

  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: "Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin"

Best-known as one of the top country music artists, Willie Nelson add Grammy-winning pop star to his resume in 2017. Now an eight-time Grammy winner, this win was his first in a pop category.

His album of the evening, "Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin," is a tribute to songwriters George and Ira Gershwin. In total, the country superstar has released more than 200 albums in his more than six-decade-long career. 

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David Bowie Net Worth: $230 Million

Categories Won:

  • Best Alternative Music Album: "Blackstar"
  • Best Rock Song: "Blackstar"
  • Best Rock Performance: "Blackstar"
  • Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: "Blackstar"

After losing a battle with cancer, David Bowie died in January 2016. At the 2017 Grammys, though, the iconic singer was among the biggest winners. He picked up four Grammys for his album "Blackstar."

Bowie enjoyed a 40-year career in the music industry. During this time, he produced 27 studio albums and released more than 100 singles. Surprisingly, the "Let's Dance" singer only received one Grammy during his lifetime: Best Video, Short Form in 1984 for "David Bowie."

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Cage the Elephant Net Worth: $2 Million

Categories Won:

  • Best Rock Album: "Tell Me I'm Pretty"

Cage the Elephant won its first Grammy in 2017. The group beat out the likes of Blink-182, Panic! At the Disco and Weezer for the accolade.

But band members Jared Champion, Daniel Tichenor, Matt Shultz, Brad Shultz, Nick Bockrath and Matthan Minster have already seen massive success in music. Their biggest hit "Ain't No Rest for the Weekend," has sold more than 3 million digital copies. 

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Justin Timberlake Net Worth: $230 Million

Category Won:

  • Best Song Written for Visual Media: "Can't Stop the Feeling!"

Along with Max Martin and Shellbeck, Justin Timberlake was honored in 2017 with a Grammy for "Can't Stop the Feeling!" from the movie "Trolls." In addition to co-writing the song and singing it, Timberlake starred in the film as the voice of Branch.

This certainly isn't the first time Timberlake has been among Grammy winners. After this latest win, the former 'NSYNC member's Grammy collection includes 10 awards.

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