A lot can change in a single year. No one knows that better than the 2022 Grammys Best New Artist nominees: Arooj Aftab, jimmy allen, Baby Keem, FINISHED, glass animals, Japanese breakfast, Kid LAROI, Arlo Parks, Olivia Rodrigue and Saweetie.
From the streets of London to the bustling cityscape of Waterloo, Australia, to sunny Los Angeles and beyond, these 10 prolific artists have taken the world by storm with their own unique sound.
Now, after their Grammy nominations were officially announced last November, they will all reunite at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, to compete for the award when the musical ceremony airs live on Sunday, April 3.
The Best New Artist category celebrates artists “whose release(s) in the eligibility year have achieved a breakthrough in public consciousness” as well as “a notable impact on the musical landscape,” according to the Grammys website.
And this year’s nominees are no exception.