Best New Artist Grammy Winners Over the Years

This year’s Grammy nominees for Best New Artist include Arooj Aftab, Jimmie Allen, Baby Keem, Finneas, Glass Animals, Japanese Breakfast, The Kid Laroi, Arlo Parks, Olivia Rodrigo and Saweetie. It’s sure to be a heated race for the coveted prize, whose past recipients include household names like Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and Maroon 5. While those musicians’ careers are still solidly intact, there are a handful of other Best New Artist winners who haven’t fared quite as well (for example, Paula Cole once asked us, “Where have all the cowboys gone?”, but now ask we only wonder where she is away). In honor of the upcoming show, we examine the status of some of the past best new artist award winners. Keep reading to see what became of them, and let us know if you think they avoided a curse or not.

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