A Study in Previous "Best New Artist" Winners


Intrigued by the fact that someone I have never heard of (Esperanza Spalding) won "Best New Artist" at the Grammys Sunday, I decided to check out who has won in previous years to see what kind of indicator this award is for future success.  I bought Esperanza's album this morning (even though I knew it was jazz) and was disappointed.  Her voice sounds like Corinne Bailey Rae, but she doesn't use it quite the way I'd like.  I know my inability to appreciate her is my own shortcoming, but I'm not willing to give it enough time to like it.

Anyway, here are past winners, and I'd say overall they bode well for Esperanza.  Decide for yourself...


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