Here Are The Contenders For Best New Artist 60th GRAMMYs

first_img Nile RodgersPhoto: Paul Bergen/Redferns/Getty Images Best New Artist Contenders: 60th GRAMMY Awards here-are-contenders-best-new-artist-60th-grammys Who Are The Latest Performers? | 60th GRAMMYs Meet The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Class Of 2018 Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban Uber Partners With Best New Artist Nominees Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 28, 2017 – 5:30 am Best New Artist Nominees | 60th GRAMMY Awards RihannaPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Images See Full List Of 60th GRAMMYs 2018 Awards Winners KhalidPhoto: Justin Lloyd/Newspix/Getty Images Khalid Kendrick LamarPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images News John Legend Lil Uzi VertWith a rapid-fire series of mixtapes starting in late 2015 and stemming across 2016, Lil Uzi Vert carved himself a noticeably standout niche into the exploding cloud rap genre. With a sound often meandering between rock and hip-hop stylings, Vert’s music has been sometimes called “emo rap,” though the 23-year old artist strives hard to avoid genre labels.Released in August, his debut album, Luv Is Rage 2, hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200.During his recent sit-down with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio, Vert was quick to stir the pot when Lowe tried to nail down a name for his sound, summing himself up saying, “I think it’s [unidentifiable] … I just pulled up in a UFO, that means I’m an alien. [laughs] That’s all I can say.”Lil Uzi Vert is also nominated alongside breakout trap trio Migos for his feature verse on their summer smash hit “Bad And Boujee.”Julia MichaelsPrior to stepping into the solo spotlight with her breakout debut single “Issues,” Julia Michaels had already built an illustrious songwriting resume packed with writing credits for top-tier artists including Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Gwen Stefani, Hailee Steinfeld, Linkin Park, and Justin Bieber.Speaking to the Recording Academy about “Issues,” Michaels revealed that the song was originally written over two years previously with the intent of giving away to a songwriting client, but she felt it too personal to give up, and sparked her decision to make the jump into becoming a performing artist. Luis FonsiPhoto: Victor Chavez/WireImage.com Who’s Performing At The 2018 GRAMMY After-Party? Chris Stapleton, Sting Added To 60th GRAMMYs Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Madonna, and Queen Latifah perform at the 56th GRAMMY Awards Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Madonna, and Queen Latifah perform at the 56th GRAMMY Awards 2018 GRAMMYs: 60 Nominee Facts Clive Davis and Pharrell WilliamsPhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic/Getty Images See Full List Of 60th GRAMMYs 2018 Awards Winners RihannaPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Images Chris Stapleton, Sting Added To 60th GRAMMYs Watch GRAMMY Country Performances On Apple Music “I just thought, ‘I can’t do that. I can’t give this song to somebody’,” Michaels explained.  “That was my very first feeling of wanting to sing my own words.”Michaels is nominated for two GRAMMY Awards this year, with “Issues” bringing the singer/songwriter an additional nod for Song Of The Year.SZASZA began stirring up underground buzz as early as 2012, with her self-released debut EP, See.SZA.Run, which caught the attention of independent hip-hop label Top Dawg Entertainment, which signed her in early 2013.After releasing a pair of acclaimed EPs over the next two years, Top Dawg kept a tight lid on any and all details about SZA’s eventual debut album, Ctrl, which was eventually released this past June. Though the album’s success — gold certification and a No. 3 peak position — has resulted in somewhat of a whirlwind for the singer/songwriter, it’s given her a new perspective on her fans. Class Of 2018 Special Merit Awards Recipients 60th GRAMMYs: Who Are The First Performers? (L-R) Jay Z, Rapsody, Lady Gaga, Alessia Cara, Childish Gambino, SZA, Taylor Swift, Luis Fonsi, Bruno Mars, Cardi BPhotos: WireImage.com Alessia Cara, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels, and SZA are officially the 60th GRAMMY nominees for Best New ArtistBrian HaackGRAMMYs Nov 28, 2017 – 5:36 am The Best New Artist category for the 60th GRAMMY Awards is positively stacked with talented creators who have built names for themselves on their own terms. Soprano Isabel LeonardPhoto: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images) Cardi BPhoto: Thaddaeus McAdams/WireImage.com Performers Added To 2018 Person Of The Year Show Who Is Presenting At The 60th GRAMMYs? Who’s Performing At The 2018 GRAMMY After-Party? Rihanna Among Performers Added To 60th GRAMMYs 60th GRAMMYs: Full Performer List Meet The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Class Of 2018 Dr. DrePhoto: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 11, 2017 – 4:44 pm SZA’s “Drew Barrymore” Connection Kendrick LamarPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images ‘2018 GRAMMY Nominees’ Album: Buy Your Copy Watch GRAMMY Rap Performances On Apple Music Kelly ClarksonPhoto: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images 15 Records That Could Be Set | 60th GRAMMYs ‘2018 GRAMMY Nominees’ Album: Buy Your Copy Who Will Play With Lang Lang At GRAMMYs Salute? Cardi BPhoto: Thaddaeus McAdams/WireImage.com Whitney Houston, 29th GRAMMY Awards Meet The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Class Of 2018 (L-R) Jay Z, Rapsody, Lady Gaga, Alessia Cara, Childish Gambino, SZA, Taylor Swift, Luis Fonsi, Bruno Mars, Cardi BPhotos: WireImage.com Nile RodgersPhoto: Paul Bergen/Redferns/Getty Images Who Are The Latest Performers? | 60th GRAMMYs Whitney Houston, 29th GRAMMY Awards SZA See Full List Of 60th GRAMMYs 2018 Awards Winners Dr. DrePhoto: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic Miles DavisPhoto: Thierry Orban/Sygma/Getty Images Find Out Where 60 GRAMMY Nominees Were Born Email Kendrick LamarPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images 60th GRAMMYs: Who Are The First Performers? Who Will Play With Lang Lang At GRAMMYs Salute? Watch GRAMMY R&B Performances On Apple Music MusiCares Watch GRAMMY Rock Performances On Apple Music Alessia Cara Bruno MarsPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images John Legend Watch GRAMMY Rap Performances On Apple Music Tina TurnerPhoto: Bill Marino/Sygma Bruno Mars, Cardi B Added To 60th GRAMMYs Lineup Cardi BPhoto: Thaddaeus McAdams/WireImage.com Luis FonsiPhoto: Victor Chavez/WireImage.com Watch GRAMMY Jazz Performances On Apple Music Dave GrohlPhoto: John Shearer/WireImage.com Rihanna Among Performers Added To 60th GRAMMYs Luis FonsiPhoto: Victor Chavez/WireImage.com 15 Records That Could Be Set | 60th GRAMMYs Clive Davis Reflects On Pre-GRAMMY Gala 2018 GRAMMYs: 60 Nominee Facts Dave GrohlPhoto: John Shearer/WireImage.com Whitney Houston, 29th GRAMMY Awards Bruno MarsPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Soprano Isabel LeonardPhoto: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images) Chris Stapleton, Sting Added To 60th GRAMMYs Some are songwriters who broke into the business penning hits for big-name artists before transitioning into their own solo careers; others are independent phenoms who leveraged their social media followings and artist amplification platforms such as SoundCloud to build a grassroots critical mass that made it impossible for the industry to ignore them.All five will surely be names to watch in the coming years. Here’s a closer look at this year’s Best New Artist nominees:Alessia CaraAlessia Cara’s debut single, “Here,” became a sleeper hit in early 2015, and was dubbed by MTV as the “new song for everyone who secretly hates parties.”Her debut album arrived soon after, with the third radio single “Scars To Your Beautiful” becoming a chart hit late last year when it climbed to No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100Leaving no doubt that the Canadian singer has officially arrived, in 2017 she was tapped for some impressive marquee collaborations on Zedd’s “Stay” and Logic’s “1-800-273-8255.” The former is nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, while the latter is up for Song Of The Year.KhalidSinger/songwriter Khalid’s explosive viral success with self-released tracks on SoundCloud saw the young artist tapped for numerous “artists you need to know” lists by publications such as Billboard and Rolling Stone just months after his high school graduation.His first official single, “Location,” released before the end of his senior year. The video collected more than 17 million plays on YouTube by the time his debut album, American Teen, dropped last March, and he promptly sold out every tour date of his 2017 summer tour.Khalid is also featured alongside Alessia Cara on Logic’s Song Of The Year and Best Music Video-nominated “1-800-273-8255.”The 19-year-old is nominated for a total of five GRAMMY Awards this year, with his Best R&B Song-nominated “Location” and Best Urban Contemporary Album-nominated American Teen rounding out his nods.Polls Who will GRAMMY voters choose for Best New Artist for the 60th GRAMMYs? Class Of 2018 Special Merit Awards Recipients Here Are The Contenders For Best New Artist | 60th GRAMMYs Bruno Mars, Cardi B Added To 60th GRAMMYs Lineupcenter_img Dave GrohlPhoto: John Shearer/WireImage.com These 15 Artists Are First-Time GRAMMY Nominees KhalidPhoto: Justin Lloyd/Newspix/Getty Images Lady GagaPhoto: Lester Cohen/WireImage.com Kelly ClarksonPhoto: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Lil Uzi Vert Watch GRAMMY R&B Performances On Apple Music Kendrick LamarPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images Miles DavisPhoto: Thierry Orban/Sygma/Getty Images (L-R) Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso), K.Flay, Cardi B, Kevin Hart, Logic, KeshaPhotos: Wireimage.com MusiCares These 15 Artists Are First-Time GRAMMY Nominees Who Is Presenting At The 60th GRAMMYs? The 60th GRAMMY Awards will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York on Jan. 28, 2018, airing live on CBS from 7:30–11 p.m. ET/4:30–8 p.m. PT.Read more Dr. DrePhoto: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic MusiCares Watch GRAMMY Pop Performances On Apple Music Rihanna Among Performers Added To 60th GRAMMYs Class Of 2018 Special Merit Awards Recipients Clive Davis Reflects On Pre-GRAMMY Gala Watch GRAMMY Jazz Performances On Apple Music Performers Added To 2018 Person Of The Year Show Miley CyrusPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Kendrick LamarPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Cardi BPhoto: Thaddaeus McAdams/WireImage.com Miley CyrusPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Performers Added To 2018 Person Of The Year Show Find Out Where 60 GRAMMY Nominees Were Born Bruno Mars, Cardi B Added To 60th GRAMMYs Lineup Facebook Watch GRAMMY Country Performances On Apple Music Choices RihannaPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Images 60th GRAMMYs: Full Performer List GRAMMY Performances Available Via Apple Music Miley CyrusPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Nile RodgersPhoto: Paul Bergen/Redferns/Getty Images Julia Michaels KhalidPhoto: Justin Lloyd/Newspix/Getty Images Watch GRAMMY R&B Performances On Apple Music Find Out Where 60 GRAMMY Nominees Were Born Who Will Play With Lang Lang At GRAMMYs Salute? Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban Chris StapletonPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Images John Legend Lady GagaPhoto: Lester Cohen/WireImage.com Bruno MarsPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Who Is Presenting At The 60th GRAMMYs? (L-R) Jay Z, Rapsody, Lady Gaga, Alessia Cara, Childish Gambino, SZA, Taylor Swift, Luis Fonsi, Bruno Mars, Cardi BPhotos: WireImage.com Who’s Performing At The 2018 GRAMMY After-Party? Watch GRAMMY Rap Performances On Apple Music (L-R) Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso), K.Flay, Cardi B, Kevin Hart, Logic, KeshaPhotos: Wireimage.com Tina TurnerPhoto: Bill Marino/Sygma Lady GagaPhoto: Lester Cohen/WireImage.com Uber Partners With Best New Artist Nominees 60th GRAMMYs: Who Are The First Performers? Tina TurnerPhoto: Bill Marino/Sygma Chris StapletonPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Images Twitter Cardi BPhoto: Thaddaeus McAdams/WireImage.com “Being noticed on a very different end of the spectrum is very intense, but it makes me feel like I have a responsibility because I feel like every person that I’m meeting at a meet-and-greet or at a show — or that’s listening to my album or that I’m seeing on the internet — I see that they’re genuine reflections of me,” SZA told GRAMMY.com.Along with her Best New Artist nod, SZA has also drawn a Best R&B Song nomination this year for “Supermodel.” Uber Partners With Best New Artist Nominees Watch GRAMMY Pop Performances On Apple Music More 60th GRAMMY Awards News Watch GRAMMY Jazz Performances On Apple Music NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jul 26, 2017 – 1:09 pm Julia Michaels On Writing “Issues” (L-R) Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso), K.Flay, Cardi B, Kevin Hart, Logic, KeshaPhotos: Wireimage.com GRAMMY Performances Available Via Apple Music Kendrick LamarPhoto: Lester Cohen/Getty Images These 15 Artists Are First-Time GRAMMY Nominees ‘2018 GRAMMY Nominees’ Album: Buy Your Copy Watch GRAMMY Rock Performances On Apple Music 15 Records That Could Be Set | 60th GRAMMYs Who Are The Latest Performers? | 60th GRAMMYs Cardi BPhoto: Thaddaeus McAdams/WireImage.com Clive Davis Reflects On Pre-GRAMMY Gala Watch GRAMMY Pop Performances On Apple Music 2018 GRAMMYs: 60 Nominee Facts 60th GRAMMYs: Full Performer List Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Madonna, and Queen Latifah perform at the 56th GRAMMY Awards Prev Next Kelly ClarksonPhoto: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Miles DavisPhoto: Thierry Orban/Sygma/Getty Images Watch GRAMMY Country Performances On Apple Music Watch GRAMMY Rock Performances On Apple Music Chris StapletonPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Images Soprano Isabel LeonardPhoto: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images) GRAMMY Performances Available Via Apple Music Clive Davis and Pharrell WilliamsPhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic/Getty Images Clive Davis and Pharrell WilliamsPhoto: Michael Tran/FilmMagic/Getty Imageslast_img

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