The Hits and Misses: 20 Years of Best New Artist Grammy Winners

A look at winners of the Grammy for Best New Artist over the past 20 years, many of whom have gone on to extremely successful careers.

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Adele, Alicia Keys and Lauryn Hill are all Grammy Best New Artists Recipients.
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LeAnn Rimes holds her Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance awards during the 39th Annual Grammy Awards in New York Wednesday evening, Feb. 26, 1997.
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Paula Cole reacts to winning the Grammy award for Best New Artist at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
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In this Feb. 24, 1999, file photo, Lauryn Hill holds her five Grammy Awards during the 41st Annual Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Hill's solo debut, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," was the first rap-related album nominated for album of the year, which it won in 1999. She also won best new artist that year, and is one of two rap acts to do so.
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Christina Aguilera reacts as she accepts her Grammy for Best New Artist at the 42nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000.
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Shelby Lynne kisses the Grammy she won for best new artist at the 43rd annual Grammy Awards Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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Alicia Keys accepts her award for best new artist at the 44th annual Grammy Awards, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, in Los Angeles.
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Norah Jones accepts her award for best new artist during the 45th Annual Grammy Awards in New York, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003.
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Amy Lee, of the group Evanescence, accepts their award for best new artist during the 46th Annual Grammy Awards, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, in Los Angeles.
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Lead vocalist Adam Levine and the group Maroon 5 accept their award for best new artist at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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John Legend accepts the award for best new artist at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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Carrie Underwood accepts the award for best new artist from presenter Natalie Cole, right, at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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British singer Amy Winehouse looks up at a television monitor whilst awaiting news of a Grammy Award at The Riverside Studios for the 50th Grammy Awards ceremony on Feb. 10, 2008, in London, England.
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Singer Adele, right, poses for a photo with an unidentified guest on the red carpet at the 51st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009. Adele was chosen as best new artist, beating out Duffy, the Jonas Brothers, Lady Antebellum and Jazmine Sullivan.
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The Zac Brown Band celebrates in the Deadline photo room at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Jan. 31, 2010, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
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Esperanza Spaulding with her Grammy at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles, California.
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Justin Vernon of the band Bon Iver accepts the award for best new artist during the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles. Tony Bennett, center, and Carrie Underwood look on ad Justin Vernon accepts his award.
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Fun in performance at the 55th Annual GRAMMY(R) Awards at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.
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Ryan Lewis, left, and Macklemore accept the award for best new artist at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.
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Sam Smith accepts the award for best new artist at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.
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Meghan Trainor poses in the press room with the award for best new artist at the 58th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Los Angeles.
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Chance The Rapper receives the Grammy for Best New Artist as Jennifer Lopez (R) looks on during the 59th Annual Grammy music Awards on Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, California.
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Alessia Cara accepts the award for best new artist from Nick Jonas at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York.
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