Since 1960, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has presented the Best New Artist Grammy to celebrate up-and-coming performers with a bright future in the music industry. Over the intervening 60 years, these have gone to artists in a variety of genres, many of whom have indeed become superstars in their own right, and on occasion the award has gone to never-weres, has-beens, and in one notable instance, a pair of total frauds. Now the Great Pop Culture Debate wants to determine the best Best New Artist Grammy Winner of all time, and we want YOUR opinions!
Below find a list of every sinner of the Best New Artist Grammy since its inception in 1967; if you’re taking this on a mobile device we recommend clicking here for ease of use. (BTW: No, we did not forget 1969 — the category was not included that year.) Pick your favorites from the list; you can choose as many as you like. When you’re done, please share the poll with your friends, families, and anyone else you would like to be recognized by the recording academy. The more responses we receive, the better balanced the poll will be.
The 32 top vote-getters will be discussed in a future season of the Great Pop Culture Debate podcast. Find out more at greatpopculturedebate.com.