Grammys Change Best New Artist Eligibility After Lady Gaga Diss
By PopEater Staff Posted Jul 7th 2010 03:01PM
Gaga's stratospheric success and popularity in 2009 were undeniable, but a 2008 Best Dance Recording nomination for her hit single 'Just Dance' prevented her from being nominated at this January's show (the award ended up going to the Zac Brown Band). The Associated Press reports that the Recording Academy made the changes to provide eligibility to previous Grammy nominees who have not released a full-length album and who have not won.
Though its a shame Gaga had to be made an example of in this case, it may be for the best, as taking home the Best New Artist prize at the Grammys has sometimes proven a career killer. For every The Beatles (1965) or Mariah Carey (1991), there a Milli Vanilli (1990), Starland Vocal Band (1977) and Evanescence (2004) that didn't exactly stand the test of time.
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Lady Gaga performs at the Boardwalk Hall Arena on July 4, 2010 in Atlantic City. More photos >>
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