Grammys Change Rules For Best New Artist Category

By Doug Lazy on July 7, 2010

When [lastfm]Lady Gaga [/lastfm]was excluded from the Best New Artist category at The Grammy’s this last year, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow said: “There will be some changes so that particular situation won’t repeat itself.” Well its looks as if that has happen. It was announced today that the rule change allows previous Grammy nominees to be eligible, as long as the artist hasn’t released an entire album and doesn’t win. “More and more, the first release of a new artist is as a featured artist on someone else’s album or the new artist may release a single long before the release of his/her/their entire first album,” the Academy said in a statement. To read more about the rules changes, click here.

Around the site