Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Post Malone not eligible for Best New Artist at the Grammys

Inside scoop from Grammyland is that, after a heated battle on the screening committee, Post Malone has been kicked out of the contenders for Best New Artist. Why rule out Malone, the biggest breakout act in recent memory and a streaming goldmine, not to mention an artist who appeals to a broad demographic?
Compare Post to the most recent BNA winner, Alessia Cara. He dropped his first hit, “White Iverson,” in 2015; Cara released hers, “Here,” the same year. She wasn’t previously nominated ahead of her BNA nod, which would be disqualifying; neither was he. Neither has released three albums, which would also rule them out. What was the justification presented by the committee for ruling against Post in this virtually identical case? The “coming to prominence” clause. The argument is that Post has become much more prominent than Cara did before her nomination—ostensibly too big for thenewcomers category. Needlessto say, that’s a totally arbitrary determination.

Source: HitsDailyDouble


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