2013 Grammy Awards Nominee Predictions: Album of the Year

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This is a unique year at the Grammy Awards, because there’s not a single lock for the 2013 Album of the Year category. No critical favorite Adele record or multiplatinum Lady Gaga album that is guaranteed to score a nomination. Rather than simply nominating the five best albums of the year, the Recording Academy typically … Read more

2013 Grammy Awards Nominee Predictions: Best New Artist

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The race for Best New Artist at the 2013 Grammy Awards is a tough one. Some years, it’s hard for the Recording Academy to find five qualified candidates, but this year there’s an overload of possible nominees. Who will be the five finalists for Best New Artist when the nominees are announced on December 5? … Read more

The Strange History of MTV’s Video Music Award for Best New Artist

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What do Chumbawamba, Tasmin Archer, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, B2K, Meredith Brooks, Gerardo, Timbuk3, and Nikka Costa have in common? They were all nominated for Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards. And now they’re long forgotten. To be fair, a number of artists who went on to become superstars have also been nominated … Read more