Regardless of successful Greatest New Artist honors on the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards and 2018 American Music Awards, XXXTENTACION is ineligible for Greatest New Artist on the 2019 Grammy Awards.
In accordance with Hits Each day Double, as a result of X’s debut album 17 was launched final August, he missed the 2019 eligibility 12 months by 5 weeks. Had his album arrived earlier, X would have been the primary artist to be nominated within the Greatest New Artist class posthumously.
X, course, was fatally shot in June after leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Seashore, Florida.
A complete 332 artists are entered for Greatest New Artist this 12 months, the bottom complete in at the very least 5 years. A complete 374 artists vied for the award final 12 months, whereas the tally was 376 two years in the past.
The lineup eligible rappers and singers for Greatest New Artist consists of Juice Wrld, Lil Child, Lil Pump, Lil Skies, Lil Peep, H.E.R., Jordan Smith, Margo Value, Dhani Harrison, Greta Van Fleet and Ella Mai, amongst others
One other notable change for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards is Submit Malone’s beerbongs and bentleys transfer from the Hip Hop/Rap class to the Pop class.
A supply informed the Related Press the Grammy committee determined the venture veered extra into pop territory than rap. Cardi B and Posty are each ineligible for Greatest New Hip Hop Artist as nicely.
The 2019 Grammy Awards ceremony is scheduled for February 10, 2019 on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles.