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Late rapper XXXTentacion will not be eligible for “Be New Artist” at the upcoming 61st Annual Grammy Awards. XXXTentacion released his debut album “17” back in August 2017 and they dubbed him in being eligible for the Grammy’s “Best New Artist.”
According to Baller Alert, “Hits Daily Double’s Paul Grein, the artist was “ruled ineligible” and cites that the album debuted five weeks before the start of the eligibility year period.” the artist who is qualified are Juice WRLD, HER, Margo Price, Dua Lipa, and Dhani Harrison. Artists who are no up for the award are Post Malone and Cardi B.
The “Best New Artist” category for the Grammy’s has the most complicated set of rules of any other categories. A “new artist” is defined for the Grammy process as any performing group who releases, during the eligibility year.
The Grammy’s are coming up soon and they are just now saying something.
Source: Baller Alert
Written By: Fantasia Harvey