14 Best New Artist Grammy Losers Who Went On To Outshine Their Defeaters

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While a Best New Artist Grammy victory can really help to kick off a young singer, songwriter, or band's career, a loss in this category is hardly a stamp of failure yet to come. Since the category's inception in 1960, we've seen plenty of artists rise to glory following the inability to snag due recognition therein. In fact, a good number of nominees have gone on to overshadow the competitors who beat them to the podium. In advance of this year's Best New Artist race — which includes Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Brandy Clark, HAIM, and Bastille — here's a list of 14 musicians who have proved themselves to be the real "best new artists" to watch of their respective years... in retrospect, that is.

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