The Grammy nominations will be announced on Dec. 5. One of the most hotly contested races is always for best new artist. Some years, the Grammys have gotten it right and picked acts who went on to have long careers. Other years, they”ve made regrettable choices: Starland Vocal Band or A Taste Of Honey anyone? To be eligible, an artist must have released at least one album, but cannot have released more than three. The eligibility period runs Oct. 1-Sept. 30, which means such hot artists as Meek Mill are not eligible since debut album came out after Sept. 30. Artists cannot have previously won a Grammy.
See if we included your favorite new act: