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Best New Artist Nominees
James Blake
James Blake is a 25-year-old producer and singer/songwriter from Enfield, London. James released an eponymous debut album in 2011 to great acclaim and returned in 2013 with Overgrown, his latest LP. Musically broad and emotionally deep, Overgrown as big as an advance on James's 2011 debut. The growth is similar to the ...more
Kendrick Lamar
26-year-old Top Dawg Entertainment artist Kendrick Lamar's rise from West Coast underground cult hero to mainstream superstar is well deserved. 2012's good kid, m.A.A.d city, Lamar's major label debut album, is a sprawling masterpiece of technical rapping and structured storytelling that defies and expands the conventi...more
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
A genuine lyricist and a captivating performer, Macklemore, with his DJ/production partner Ryan Lewis, have garnered critical acclaim, built a devoted fan base, and created some of 2013's biggest hits. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' music is distinct for channeling cultural moments and refreshingly self-aware testimony throu...more
Kacey Musgraves
Singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves, 25, recently completed recording her debut album and released her first single "Merry Go Round" to radio September 10. The album was co-produced by Kacey, Shane McAnally and Luke Laird and was released in March of 2013. Kacey, a Texas native, began singing publicly at 8-years-old and ...more
Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran is a 22-year-old singer/songwriter originally from Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. In 2011, he released an EP entitled No. 5 Collaborations Project. The seven track EP turned industry heads and earned Ed much deserved buzz. Later that year Ed released his debut album + to acclaim and commercial success. Th...more