Maybe this one isn’t such a shocker. After all, how ‘new’ are Cardi B and Post Malone, anyway?
Cardi B acquired two nominations final yr for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance, which disqualifies her for the Best New Artist nomination in 2019. According to sources, had Cardi B not launched her new album across the similar time as her success with ‘Bodak Yellow,’ she could have certified as a ‘new artist’.
On to the subsequent ineligibility…
Post Malone’s inclusion for Best New Artist was a subject of sizzling debate, in response to one supply. Malone’s lack of earlier Grammy nominations meant he was eligible for the award, however some music business insiders felt the success of his 2016 album Stoney made him ineligible for this award.
Again, few individuals have ‘simply heard of’ Post Malone. And in web/rap time, Malone’s virtually a septuagenarian.
Indeed, Malone’s standing as a brand new artist was instantly known as into query after singles ‘White Iverson’, and ‘Congratulations’. The singles reached platinum standing in 2016 and 2017, respectively.