Meet This Year’s Grammy Contenders for Best New Artist

Ice Spice at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in March 2023
Ice Spice at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in March 2023. Photo by John Salangsang/Shutterstock (13846923bs)

From Sam Smith and Dua Lipa to Megan Thee Stallion and Olivia Rodrigo, the list of previous Grammy winners for best new artist includes some of the biggest music stars of today. Many worthy contenders scored nominations for this prestigious award this year, and here’s everything you should know about them.

Gracie Abrams

Abrams served as an opening act for Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift. Her first studio album Good Riddance debuted at No. 3 in the UK and produced the hit single “I Know It Won’t Work”.

Fred Again

English producer and DJ released three albums in his Actual Life series and collaborated with the likes of FKA Twigs, Future, Swedish House Mafia, and Skrillex.

Ice Spice

Dubbed “rap’s new princess”, Ice Spice scored four Grammy nods this year thanks to the success of her collaborations “Karma” with Taylor Swift” and “Barbie World” with Nicki Minaj. Her rise to prominence started with the PinkPantheress collab “Boy’s a Liar Pt. 2”.

Jelly Roll

Jelly Roll is already a household name in the world of country, and he collected several CMA Awards and ACM Awards before scoring his first Grammy nod.

Coco Jones

The former Disney star Coco Jones is rising through the ranks of R&B music, and she received five Grammy nods this year thanks to her EP What I Didn’t Tell You and hit song “ICU”.

Noah Kahan

The indie rock singer Noah Kahan already has three studio albums under his belt, but his latest Stick Season became the biggest hit to date after debuting at No. 3 in the US.

Victoria Monét

After years of writing music for the likes of Ariana Grande and Chloe x Halle, it’s finally Victoria Monét’s moment to shine in the spotlight! She’s one of the most nominated artists at this year’s Grammys thanks to the success of the hit single “On My Mama” from her debut album Jaguar II.

The War and Treaty

Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter form the music duo The War and Treaty, whose music mixes the elements of blues, gospel, soul, bluegrass, and country.