We couldn’t be more excited for what’s in store for 2017 here at Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations. This past year brought about a number of unexpected headlines, trends, and fads. 2016 was a whirlwind for art and entertainment and we take pride in keeping keen eyes on the ever-surprising pop culture landscape 365 days a year. With a year that was full of unpredicted twists now behind us, we decided to take a look ahead at the coming year and try our hand at calling a few shots before they happen. Here are the SLE staff’s top 17 predictions for 2017:

  1. Who will sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in 2017?
    • Shaun – Ariana Grande
    • Andrew – Adele
    • Trevor – Bruno Mars
    • Steve – Fifth Harmony
    • Dave – Solange
    • Jamie L. – Jennifer Lopez
  2. Who’s going to win the Super Bowl in 2017?
    • Steve – Patriots vs Cowboys, Patriots will win but I want the Cowboys in this matchup
    • Parker – Dallas Cowboys, no question
    • Ricky – New England Patriots
    • Heidi – I wish the Vikings were even in it, the Atlanta Falcons…I guess
    • Trevor – Dallas Cowboys or New England Patriots (boooooo)
    • Esther – Green Bay Packers
  3. Who will win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2017?
    • Jamie K. – Justin Bieber, “Purpose”
    • Dave – Beyoncé, “Lemonade”
    • Ricky – I want Drake or Biebs to win
    • Lexie – Gotta be Justin Bieber!
    • Steve – Adele
  4. Who’s headlining Coachella in 2017?
    • Steve – Beyoncé, Radiohead, and Kendrick Lamar – Oasis would be a great headliner though!
    • Makenna – I hope Kaskade does!
    • Trevor – Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé and Radiohead. I already know.
    • Andrew – Radiohead
    • Brooke – Coldplay and Zedd
    • Jamie L. – Lady Gaga
  5. Who will win the NBA Championship this year? Bonus – in how many games?
    • Shaun – Golden State Warriors, 6 games
    • Kevin – Unpopular opinion: Rockets in 7, calling it now
    • Austin – The Cleveland Cavaliers in 6 games
    • Andrew – Cleveland Cavaliers
  6. Will the groundhog see its shadow in 2017?
    • Brooke & Lexie – YES!
    • Jamie K. – I’m thinking he does this year
    • Makenna – I hope not, bring on the spring!
    • Amanda – Yup!
  7. Who will win the Oscars for Best Lead Actor/Actress in 2017?
    • Shaun – Casey Affleck and Emma Stone
    • Parker – Jeff Bridges and Amy Adams
    • Jamie K. – Ryan Gosling and Natalie Portman
    • Ricky – Denzel Washington and Natalie Portman
  8. Who is winning the World Series in 2017?
    • Jake – The Dodgers are going to win it
    • Steve – The Yankees
    • Ricky & Shaun – The Boston Redsox
    • Andrew – The Cleveland Indians
    • Austin – The Cubs are going to be back to back WS Champions.
  9. Will slap bracelets make a comeback in 2017?
    • Shaun – Never.
    • Dave – There’s no question in my mind. I might even do my part to try and make that happen.
    • Brooke – I sure hope so!
    • Lexie – I really hope not…
    • Jamie L. – No way
  10. Will T Swift grace us with a studio record in 2017?
    • Lexie – She’s going to grace us with a documentary TV series.
    • Andrew – If its produced by Yeezy then yes please!
    • Alex – Long overdue, in my opinion. I need new T Swift…like yesterday.
    • Makenna – Yeah she broke up with Calvin Harris this year. We’re going to get tons of new music from her in 2017.
  11. Will the Cowboys put together two winning seasons in a row?
    • Parker – Don’t even need to ask. Of course they are. How bout dem Cowboys!
    • Brooke – uhh DUH.
    • Heidi – Nah, they had their year in the sun. 8-8 next year.
    • Ricky – Yes they are.
    • Esther – Nope.
  12. Which unlikely celebrity is getting a talk show in 2017?
    • Brooke – Michelle Obama
    • Jake – The Rock, he already does so much.
    • Amanda – Betty White
    • Lexie – Caitlyn Jenner
    • Esther – Kanye West
  13. Which 70’s, 80’s, or 90’s rock band is reuniting and touring in 2017?
    • Dave – Chic
    • Steve – Spice Girls
    • Andrew – Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • Lexie – Ooh, what about the Eagles?
    • Jake – Nirvana… I wish
    • Jamie L. – Nsync
  14. What is the hot ticket tech item in 2017?
    • Ryan – Tesla Autopilot
    • Trevor – Virtual Reality systems
    • Ricky – Smart house technology like Google Home
    • Heidi – Wearable technology like Fitbit!
    • Esther – Snapchat Spectacles!
  15. Name the top fashion accessory of 2017.
    • Lexie – Statement sunglasses with colored lenses, mismatched earrings and I don’t think slides are going anywhere anytime soon.
    • Ricky – Smart watches will be all the rage
    • Dave – Bright neon and patterns are coming back. Think Kanye West circa 2008.
    • Andrew – Lokai bracelets
  16. Are we getting a Space Jam 2 or no way?
    • Lexie – Not happening.
    • Kevin – It’s going down. LeBron is taking his talents to the Tune Squad in 2017.
    • Heidi – Can’t some things just remain pure and unchanged?
    • Trevor – Yes way.
  17. What is going to be the craft beer trend in 2017? Will people finally admit they don’t actually like IPAs?
    • Ricky – Bud Ice
    • Shaun – IPAs kind of suck
    • Trevor – IPAs are the best!
    • Jake – We’re headed towards sour beers in 2017

Bonus question — 18. What new thing will be ‘hipsterfied’ in 2017?

  • Shaun – Sriracha everything, man.
  • Jake – They’re going to take over golf courses. Golfing is the next big hipster trend.
  • Dave – Vinyl records and Ramen Noodles have already been done. Up next is scrap booking.
  • Amanda – Working out.
  • Steve – I need to ask my hipster friends

And there you have it; our pop culture predictions for 2017. Keeping up with it all is the name of our game, but truth is, your guesses are as good as ours. So drop us a line with some of your predictions for the coming year and let us know what the hot tickets will be in 2017! We have a feeling there will be some unanticipated trends coming next year, but we couldn’t be more excited for 2017 to get underway. Let’s see how many of these pan out!

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