Former nominees who lost the trophy but hit it big
By Michael Shilling
Special to MSN Music
Among the Grammy Awards' "big four" general awards, Best New Artist has
long been a career plum: For would-be music stars, winning the award brings a
huge surge in exposure that typically triggers a windfall in post-awards record
sales. Yet with five artists vying for that little golden gramophone, each year
sees four nominees go home empty-handed. Here's a look at some of the "losers"
who went on to build successful careers, as well as the competitor who got the
Recording Academy's nod.