October 2, 2013 at 5:02 pm #545718
Spinoff of the 90s best new artist winner poll and based on the elligibility years of 2000-2009
Who was the most deserving in your opinion?October 2, 2013 at 5:33 pm #545720
I voted for Alicia Keys. But this is a group that has proven to be very successful and almost all of them came back for wins after the BNA win. I guess Adele gets bonus points for actually winning the biggest Grammys of all after her BNA win.October 2, 2013 at 5:38 pm #545721
I voted for Carrie Underwood. That woman has broken record after record in the country music industry, and really made her mark. She is on her way to becoming a country music LEGEND, and she’s only been in the business for 7 years.
But this was really tough. If I had to rank them, I would say:
5.Zac Brown Band
10.Shelby LynneOctober 2, 2013 at 5:54 pm #545723
Adele. Followed by Amy Winehouse and Norah Jones.October 2, 2013 at 6:39 pm #545724
Adele, Carrie, and Amy. It’s a shame Amy is no longer with us, but Adele is just the best (plus, she’s had more success than anyone on this list, really) and Carrie has really blown me away (hahaha) with her ability to maintain relevance, while still producing fantastic music after having come from a reality competition show. But in all, very deserving winners.October 2, 2013 at 6:48 pm #545725
Adele by miles. Years and Years we gonna hear from her. The Carrie Underwood.October 2, 2013 at 6:48 pm #545726
Alicia, Adele, Amy, Carrie, Maroon 5 and all of them very deserving winners.
I have another question. Why do you think this group of best new artist winners have held up well?October 2, 2013 at 7:32 pm #545727
To me, the Zac Brown Band is the awesomest! (smiles)
God bless you and them always!!!
P.S. I especially love how Zac Brown did not hesitate to say what I think needed to be said recently about a certain song that has been all over country radio these days. In my opinion, Zac couldn’t have said it better. (shaking my head)
Go here to check out my most favorite singer James Otto!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiU81KIRZ_QOctober 2, 2013 at 7:46 pm #545728
Wow at the Adele love over here!
Voted for Amy, but Adele would be my second choice.October 2, 2013 at 9:53 pm #545729
I’m going with Adele here, simply because not many artists go on to have even more success than they had when they won BNA. Most BNA winners are big within their year and maintain success for some years (Alicia Keys and Carrie Underwood) or are completely forgotten right after their win (Shelby Lynne). Adele probably seemed like more of a Shelby Lynne-type at the time of her win to most people, but boy did she prove some people wrong a couple of years later. I think Adele’s case was the most surprising and interesting to watch unfold, so that’s why I’m going with her. But Alicia Keys and Carrie would be my follow-up picks, for sure.October 3, 2013 at 6:02 am #545730
9.Zac Brown Band
10. Shelby Lynne ()October 3, 2013 at 6:54 am #545731
all of the above are great.
I voted for John Legend though.October 3, 2013 at 7:29 am #545732
I don’t think being “deserving” of the award has anything to really do with subsequent success, but more to do with the impact and quality of work in the year nominated. That said, sure, looking at it from 2013, we can see the huge success and impact Adele has had, but I personally wasn’t as crazy about her work in the year she was nominated. From the perspective of the quality / impact / originality in the year nominated, I’d vote for Amy Winehouse as the most deserving Best New Artist winner of the decade, followed by Norah Jones and Alicia Keys. None of these would have been my personal votes those years (I’d have gone with Feist, John Mayer, and Nelly Furtado), but they’re artists I respect and I understand the rationale for them clearly deserving the trophy.October 3, 2013 at 7:51 am #545733
And to me, Adele’s work in her debut year warranted her BNA. It’s definitely a plus that she went on to have even bigger success after her win, especially when many BNA winners usually fade into oblivion right after their win, hence the whole talk about a BNA curse. This award has kinda now become synonymous with “artists who will most likely succeed.” So, I will stick with her as my choice for those reasons.