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17 Really Famous Musicians That Won "Best New Artist" At The Grammys

1. John Legend won Best New Artist in 2006.

The other nominees were Ciara, Fall Out Boy, Keane and Sugarland.

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The other nominees were Ciara, Fall Out Boy, Keane and Sugarland.

2. Mariah Carey won Best New Artist in 1991.

The non-winners were The Black Crowes, The Kentucky Headhunters, Lisa Stansfield and Wilson Phillips.

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The non-winners were The Black Crowes, The Kentucky Headhunters, Lisa Stansfield and Wilson Phillips.

3. Sheryl Crow won Best New Artist in 1995.

She was up against Ace of Base, Counting Crows, Crash Test Dummies and Green Day.

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She was up against Ace of Base, Counting Crows, Crash Test Dummies and Green Day.

4. The Beatles won Best New Artist in 1964.

First of all, this pic is from the 13th Grammy Awards in 1971. Couldn't find a pic from the actual event cause ya know, oldness and stuff. Second of all, Petula Clark, Astrud Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Morgana King were the competition who did not win.

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First of all, this pic is from the 13th Grammy Awards in 1971. Couldn’t find a pic from the actual event cause ya know, oldness and stuff. Second of all, Petula Clark, Astrud Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Morgana King were the competition who did not win.

5. Bette Midler won Best New Artist in 1974.

Also, that's Stevie Wonder in the picture with her. Also also, her fellow nominees were Eumir Deodato, Maureen McGovern, Marie Osmond and Barry White.

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Also, that’s Stevie Wonder in the picture with her. Also also, her fellow nominees were Eumir Deodato, Maureen McGovern, Marie Osmond and Barry White.

6. LeAnn Rimes won Best New Artist in 1997.

Garbage, Jewel, No Doubt and The Tony Rich Project were the other nominees.

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Garbage, Jewel, No Doubt and The Tony Rich Project were the other nominees.

7. Carrie Underwood won Best New Artist in 2007.

The losers who were just happy to be nominated were James Blunt, Chris Brown, Imogen Heap and Corinne Bailey Rae.

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The losers who were just happy to be nominated were James Blunt, Chris Brown, Imogen Heap and Corinne Bailey Rae.

8. Christina Aguilera won Best New Artist in 2000.

She won against Macy Gray, Kid Rock, Britney Spears and Susan Tedeschi.

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She won against Macy Gray, Kid Rock, Britney Spears and Susan Tedeschi.

9. Hootie & The Blowfish won Best New Artist in 1996.

Brandy, Alaniss Morissette, Joan Osborne and Shania Twain lost.

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Brandy, Alaniss Morissette, Joan Osborne and Shania Twain lost.

10. Toni Braxton won Best New Artist in 1994.

Her competition was Belly, Blind Melon, Digable Planets and SWV.

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Her competition was Belly, Blind Melon, Digable Planets and SWV.

11. Adele won Best New Artist in 2009.

She was up against Duffy, Jonas Brothers, Lady Antebellum and Jazmine Sullivan.

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She was up against Duffy, Jonas Brothers, Lady Antebellum and Jazmine Sullivan.

12. Lauryn Hill took home Best New Artist in 1999.

The Backstreet Boys, Andrea Bocelli, Dixie Chicks and Natalie Imbruglia lost to her.

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The Backstreet Boys, Andrea Bocelli, Dixie Chicks and Natalie Imbruglia lost to her.

13. Zac Brown Band (CHICKEN FRIED!!) won Best New Artist in 2010.

The others in the category were Keri Hilson, MGMT, Silversun Pickups and The Ting Tings.

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The others in the category were Keri Hilson, MGMT, Silversun Pickups and The Ting Tings.

14. Alicia Keys was the winner of Best New Artist in 2002.

She beat out India Arie, Nelly Furtado, David Gray and Linkin Park.

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She beat out India Arie, Nelly Furtado, David Gray and Linkin Park.

15. Maroon 5 won Best New Artist in 2005.

Their competition was Los Lonely Boys, Joss Stone, Kanye West and Gretchen Wilson.

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Their competition was Los Lonely Boys, Joss Stone, Kanye West and Gretchen Wilson.

16. Meghan Trainor won Best New Artist only three years ago, in 2016.

She was up against Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt and Tori Kelly.

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She was up against Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt and Tori Kelly.

17. And Evanescence, who won Best New Artist in 2004.

Everyone knows "Bring Me To Life" so puhlease don't question this one! Also, they beat out 50 Cent, Fountains of Wayne, Heather Headley and Sean Paul.

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Everyone knows “Bring Me To Life” so puhlease don’t question this one! Also, they beat out 50 Cent, Fountains of Wayne, Heather Headley and Sean Paul.

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