Grammys nominations predictions: New Artist of the Year

Our four pundits — Gold Derby forum moderators Darrin Dortch, Rob Licuria and David Schnelwar — and Gold Derby executive editor Paul Sheehan agree on just two of the five nominees for Best New Artist at this year’s Grammys: Canadian teen idols Justin Bieber and Drake. British indie band Florence and the Machine is on three of their lists as is American rapper Ke$ha.

Nominations will be announced during a CBS prime-time special on Wednesday. The 53rd annual Grammy Awards take place on Feb. 13 in Los Angeles with the top awards, including this one, handed out during the CBS portion of the event. This Grammy is one of just four in the General Field along with Album, Record and Song and New Artist. Last year’s winner was the Zac Brown Band.

NEW ARTIST Darrin Dortch Rob Licuria David Schnelwar Paul Sheehan

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