You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Poll: Who Will Win Best New Artist at the Grammys?

In November, after the Grammy nominees were announced, Variety asked readers who they think will win album of the year. Now, we want to know your predictions on another big prize: best new artist.

It’s no doubt a competitive field this year. Alessia Cara would be one safe bet: the 21-year-old songstress made a huge splash with her debut album “Know-It-All,” with “Scars to Your Beautiful” scoring high marks on the Billboard Hot 100. Last year, she also collaborated with Zedd and Logic for suicide prevention single “1-800-273-8255.”

Another nominee, Khalid, released his critically acclaimed debut album “American Teen” last year, which is also nominated for best urban contemporary album. Joining him in that category is SZA with her “Ctrl,” which shot her to stardom with platinum-certified singles “The Weekend” and “Love Galore.”

Singer-songwriter and fellow nominee Julia Michaels hit the charts last year with “Issues,” which would go on to be certified triple-platinum. Rapper Lil Uzi Vert, who released his debut studio album “Luv Is Rage 2” this past August and took over the radio with “Bad and Boujee,” rounds out the category.

Which nominee will win the best new artist award when it’s announced at the ceremony on Jan. 28? Cast your vote below!

UPDATE: This poll has been closed, with SZA taking the top spot.

More Music

  • Pete Buttigieg Show Business Donations

    Mayor Pete Buttigieg Is Totally Up for Booking Phish For His Inauguration

    Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s campaign seems to be going Phish-ing… in the best possible sense. (Unless you just hate the band Phish so much there is no best possible sense.) The Democratic presidential candidate has previously indicated his love for the group, and when a reporter suggested Phish play at his theoretical swearing-in festivities in 2021, [...]

  • Amazon

    Amazon Music’s Free Tier Is More Advertising Play Than Spotify Killer, Analysts Say

    When news began to spread last week that Amazon Music’s long-anticipated free streaming tier was imminent, headlines emerged about its threat to Spotify and Apple Music, with some stories saying that Spotify’s stock price dropped in response to the news. But not only was today’s launch of the free tier basically a soft one — [...]

  • Nicki MinajCFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Dinner,

    Nicki Minaj Parts Ways With Longtime Managers (EXCLUSIVE)

    Nicki Minaj has parted ways with Gee Roberson and Cortez Bryant and Blueprint/ Maverick Management, a source close to the situation confirms to Variety. She had worked with the pair for the majority of her career. The source says the decision was mutual and amicable, and there was no specific reason for the split, adding [...]

  • Amazon

    Amazon Music Launches Free Streaming Tier, Through Alexa Only (for Now)

    Amazon Music today basically soft-launched its free streaming tier, in which U.S. customers of its Alexa voice assistant will have access to top Amazon Music playlists and thousands of stations, at no cost. The limited access that the new free service provides — it’s only available through Alexa, and when the listener requests a song, [...]

  • Donald Glover and Adidas Launch Short

    Donald Glover and Adidas Launch Partnership With New Shoes and Short Films (Watch)

    Donald Glover and Adidas Originals today announced Donald Glover Presents, a creative partnership that unveiled a new line of shoes and a series of brief — and very funny — films to accompany them. (Watch them below.) Donald Glover Presents reimagines threeAadidas styles, the Nizza, the Continental 80, and the Lacombe. The shoes feature uneven [...]

  • Cypress Hill Walk of Fame Honor

    For Cypress Hill, Stoned Is the Way of the Walk of Fame

    The skunky smell is a familiar one. Inside the Cypress Hill tour bus, a thick cloud of smoke billows in the air. It’s the Los Angeles hip-hop group’s 30th year and they’re being rewarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (at 6201 Hollywood Blvd.). They’ll probably refer to it as their Hollyweed [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content