Best New Artist Grammy Award Winners of the 21st Century

The Top Ten

1 Adele "2009"

The success of 21 earned Adele numerous mentions in the Guinness World Records. She is the first artist to sell more than 3 million copies of an album in a year in the UK. Adele is the first female in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three singles in the top 10 at the same time as a lead artist, and the first female artist to have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously. - ajisapta

2 Alicia Keys "2002"

Keys released her debut album, Songs in A Minor (2001) with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. It produced her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "Fallin'", and sold over 12 million copies worldwide. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002. - ajisapta

Is an American pianist, R&B singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actress. She became the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001-2002. - ajisapta

3 Maroon 5 "2005" Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Since its debuting in 2002, the band has sold over 10 million albums in the United States, and over 27 million albums worldwide. - ajisapta

4 Carrie Underwood "2007"

She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Underwood has since become a multi-platinum selling recording artist, a winner of six Grammy Awards, sixteen Billboard Music Awards, seven American Music Awards and ten Academy of Country Music Awards, among several others. As a songwriter, she has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. Underwood is also a two-time winner of the Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year award and the first woman to win such an award twice (2009/10). - ajisapta

Has a unique voice, beautiful, and talented - ajisapta

5 Evanescence "2004"

Evanescence released their first live album, Anywhere but Home, which sold more than one million copies worldwide. - ajisapta

6 Fun. "2013" Fun is an American indie pop band based in New York City. It was formed by Nate Ruess, former lead singer of The Format, with Andrew Dost of Anathallo and Jack Antonoff of Steel Train.

Fun won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist and won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for "We Are Young". Additionally, Fun was a nominee for four other Grammy Awards: Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo or Group Performance (both for "We Are Young") along with Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album (both for Some Nights) - ajisapta

7 Christina Aguilera "2000"

Aguilera, a soprano, has been referred to as the "Voice of her Generation", a blue-eyed soul singer and one of the greatest singers of all time. - ajisapta

8 Amy Winehouse "2008" Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. She is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.

Winehouse was listed at number 26 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music. [6] The BBC has called her "the pre-eminent vocal talent of her generation. She died of alcohol poisoning on 23 July 2011. - ajisapta

9 Zac Brown Band Zac Brown Band is an American country band based in Atlanta, Georgia. The lineup consists of Zachry Alexander "Zac" Brown, Jimmy De Martini, John Driskell Hopkins, Coy Bowles, Chris Fryar, Clay Cook, Matt Mangano, and Daniel de los Reyes.
10 Norah Jones "2003" Norah Jones is an American singer, songwriter, pianist & actress. She won several awards and sold more than 45 million records worldwide. Billboard named her as the top jazz artist of the 2000–2009 years.

Jones has won nine Grammy Awards and was 60th on Billboard magazine's artists of the 2000��"2009 decade chart. - ajisapta

The Contenders

11 Esperanza Spalding "2011"
12 Avril Lavigne "2002"
13 Slipknot "2006"
14 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
15 John Legend "2006"

Johns' career gained momentum through a series of successful collaborations with multiple established artists. He added his voice to those of other artists, assisting in them reaching chart-topper hits. - ajisapta

16 Bon Iver "2012" Bon Iver is an American indie folk band founded in 2006 by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. The name "Bon Iver" derives from the French phrase bon hiver, taken from a greeting on Northern Exposure.
17 Shelby Lynne "2001"
18 Sam Smith Samuel Frederick "Sam" Smith is an English singer-songwriter. He rose to fame in October 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure's breakthrough single "Latch", which peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart.
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