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Who Will Win the 2021 Grammy for Best New Artist?

Updated January 6, 2021 280 votes 74 voters8 items

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards are slated to take place in March of 2021, with dozens of artists being nominated to receive the coveted golden record player, courtesy of the Recording Academy. Many in the music industry aspire their whole careers to receive such an honor while returning veterans, such as The Weeknd and Taylor Swift, find themselves in the conversation again to be awarded major categories such as Album and Song of the Year. With music's biggest night right around the corner, there are many nominees to consider but ultimately a few will go down in Grammy history. 

Vote for the artist you think deserves to win the Grammy for Best New Artist. 


  • Megan Thee Stallion
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    2020 Hits: "Savage," "WAP," "Girls in the Hood"

    Megan Jovon Ruth Pete (born February 15, 1995), known professionally as Megan Thee Stallion (pronounced "Megan the Stallion"), is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Originally from Houston, Texas, she first garnered attention in 2013 when videos of her freestyling in cyphers became popular on social media platforms such as Instagram. In 2016, Megan Thee Stallion began writing, performing and releasing raps exclusively onto SoundCloud. She has commercially released three EPs since 2017—Make It Hot, Tina Snow, and Suga—with the latter two charting on the US Billboard 200. She signed to 300 Entertainment in 2018, where she released her first full-length mixtape, Fever, in 2019 to... more on Wikipedia
    • Genres (Music): Hip hop
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  • 2020 Hits: "Say So," "Like That," "Boss B**ch"

    Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini (born October 21, 1995), known professionally as Doja Cat, is an American singer, rapper and songwriter. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she began making and releasing music on SoundCloud as a teenager. Doja Cat signed a joint record deal with RCA Records and Kemosabe Records at the age of 17 and subsequently released her debut extended play, Purrr!, in 2014. Doja Cat is known for creating music videos and songs that achieve popularity on social media apps like TikTok and YouTube. This online success is credited with helping promote her from "one-time curiosity" (with "Mooo!"), to "bona fide star". Since the start of 2020, she has received nominations for four... more on Wikipedia
    • Genres (Music): Hip hop, R&B
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  • Phoebe Bridgers
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    2020 Hits: "Kyoto," "Garden Song," "I Know the End"

    Phoebe Lucille Bridgers (born August 17, 1994) is an American indie musician from Los Angeles, California. Best known for her work as a solo singer-songwriter, she is also known for being part of the musical groups Boygenius (with Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus) and Better Oblivion Community Center (with Conor Oberst). Bridgers made her solo debut with the studio album Stranger in the Alps (2017), followed by Punisher (2020) which received widespread critical acclaim.... more on Wikipedia
    • Genres (Music): Indie rock, Folk rock, Em0
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    #8 of 32 The Best Folk Artists on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts, Ranked#40 of 48 The Best Rock Bands on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts, Ranked#19 of 72 Musicians You Most Wish Would Put Out A Christmas Album

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  • 2020 Hits: "This Is Us", "I Got So High That I Saw Jesus", "Young & Sad"

    Noah Lindsey Cyrus (born January 8, 2000) is an American singer and actress. In 2016, she released her debut single "Make Me (Cry)", featuring vocals from Labrinth. Noah is the fifth child of Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus and the youngest sibling of Trace, Brandi, and Miley Cyrus. She was named one of Time's 30 Most Influential Teens in 2017.... more on Wikipedia
    • Genres (Music): Pop
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    #34 of 60 The Best New Female Artists#42 of 57 The Best Emo Rap Artists#18 of 30 Coolest Teen Actors and Musicians Of 2019

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