It’s that time of the year again. On February 8, the Grammy Awards will be handed out. Filthy Pop will run a series with predictions on the major award categories, starting with Best New Artist.
- Iggy Azalea
- Brandy Clark
- Sam Smith
Iggy Azalea had what was arguably 2014’s song of the summer in “Fancy.” Haim also had a great year with “The Wire” and a successful Saturday Night Live appearance.
But make no doubt about it: this is Sam Smith’s category to lose. He received the most Grammy nominations this year (including nominations in all four major categories), and he’s the first artist to sell 1 million records in both the UK and the US in the same year. “Stay With Me” was a hit–and deservedly so. And with “I Know I’m Not the Only One” zooming up the charts, Smith is on his way on super-stardom.
The Academy will be crazy not to give this one to Sam Smith, but weirder things have happened in the past.
Who should win: Sam Smith
Who will win: Sam Smith
Who’s your best for Best New Artist? Let us know!