Each year one of the most anticipated Grammy awards of the ceremony is for Best New Artist. This year is no exception. Although nominations don’t come out until next month, it helps us to prepare by predicting where those nominations might land. Right now Best New Artist looks like a two-person race. Checkout who those two musical artists are in our Grammy Nomination Predictions for Best New Artist blog so you can bet against their Grammy Awards odds.
Grammy Awards – Nomination Predictions for Best New Artist
2022 Grammy Awards
- When: Jan. 31, 2022
Olivia Rodrigo and The Kid Laroi should end up chalk
Rodrigo is a lock to get a nomination. She became a name before debuting her album after appearing in the High School Musical series.
Here debut album, Sour, posted a couple of top charting hits, Ðrivers License and Good 4 U. Rodrigo is also a favorite to receive nominations in other categories, which means she should definitely get the nom for Best New Artist.
Consider Rodrigo the favorite. The second choice will be The Kid Laroi.
The Kid had a number one single this year, Stay, which he performed with Justin Beiber. Laroi’s album, F*ck Love, also hit number one this year.
Arlo Parks, Saweetie, and Clairo will be tough to keep from nominations
After Grammy voters hand nominations to Oliva Rodrigo and The Kid Laroi, there’s a good chance they give noms to Arlo Parks, Saweetie, and Clairo.
Pop-rock singer Clairo produced an album that critics loved, Sling. It was Clairo’s first work to hit the Top 20 on Billboard’s 200 albums chart. Although not as popular in terms of sales as The Kid Laroi and Olivia Rodrigo, Clairo had the critics fawning, which could lead to a Best New Artist nomination.
Saweetie shows a couple of platinum singles in the last two years, My Type and Tap In. The 2021 single with Doja Cat, Best Friend, was her highest-charting single yet.
Arlo Parks is a British musical artists whose album Collapsed in Sunbeams received multiple Brit Award nominations. Like Clairo, Parks has music critics excited about what she will do next.
Top underdogs who can grab noms include Gaby Barrett and Celeste
If Grammy voters decide to go a different route, the top two underdogs with a shot are Gaby Barrett and Celeste. Barrett got her break on American Idol.
She’s already won new artist awards from CMT Music Awards and the Country Music Awards. She could definitely grab a Best New Artist Grammy nomination.
Celeste’s debut album Not Your Muse grabbed Brit Awards for Best New Artist and Album of the Year. She’s got a track record, which makes her a possibility.
If you’re thinking big time underdog, don’t be surprised if Maneskin, who won the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, Ava Maxx, who has a gold album with Heaven and Hell, and Glass Animals, who got their first top 10 album on the Billboard 200 in 2020, secure nominations.