Cardi B and Post Malone ineligible for Grammys best new artist award

  • Cardi B and Post Malone ineligible for Grammys best new artist award

Cardi B and Post Malone ineligible for Grammys best new artist award

Similar circumstances were handed down to Cardi B as she won't be in the category because of her prior nominations at the show. Both were reportedly submitted for the award but were deemed ineligible for separate reasons. She was up for for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance previous year but both went to Kendrick Lamar. Because he had never earned a Grammy nomination, he met the criteria to be a best new artist contender for the upcoming awards show, but at a Grammy nominations meeting held this month his inclusion in the category was met with debate, the person said.

Interestingly, Post Malone was also submitted for the Best New Artist category at the Grammys however it was deemed that had already passed new artist status, following hits such as "Congratulations" and "White Iverson". It's one of the only nights where artists are awarded for making the best (or mainly the most popular) music in the world. AP noted that Cardi had also been submitted for consideration for a 2018 Best New Artist award (she wasn't ever officially nominated and the Grammy ultimately went to Alessia Cara).

Essentially, a "new artist" is defined for the GRAMMY process as any performing artist or established performing group who releases, during the eligibility year, the recording that first establishes the public identity of that artist or established group as a performer. The Grammys, which has adjusted the rules of best new artist over the years to keep up with the changing musical landscape, state that "any artist with a previous Grammy nomination as a performer" would not qualify.

Best new artist rules also state that an artist can be eligible up to three times for the award, as long as they have released only three albums or 30 songs.

The 2019 Grammy nominees will officially be revealed on December 5th.