By now, you’ve probably heard of the “Best New Artist” Grammy Awards ceremony, a major event that celebrates a handful of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year.
The event was once an annual affair, but it’s been getting smaller every year for decades, and the last year’s winners are a few artists who haven’t performed on the main stage in quite some time.
But how did the winners stack up this year?
Here are the nominees for the Best New Artist Grammy Awards, with the most recent ones appearing at the top.1.
The Weeknd, Starboy3.
John Legend, The Heist4.
Bruno Mars, Bruno Mars 5.
Beyoncé, LemonADEe 5.
Lady Gaga, The Fame6.
The xx, My Everything7.
Beyonces Adorable Boyfriend8.
Beyonze, LemonADelete the Top:The Weeknd is in the mix again this year, with his new album, Lemonades, making its big debut.
Beyon is nominated for his first Grammys appearance, as he has performed his own music at the awards ceremony in the past, including the 2010 ceremony in New York City.
Other nominees include Jay Z, Beyonce and Drake, along with artists like the xx and The Chainsmokers.
The award ceremony has been the venue for the most nominations in history, with a total of five Grammys, including this year’s, with only one other winner.
Beyon’s performance in 2012 was the most-nominated performance of any artist, as it was the first time in history that a male artist won a Grammy.1/2: Rihanna and Beyoncé in a dance for the MTV Video Music Awards: The two Beyonce-inspired dancers were joined by Rihanna, the first female artist to win the MTV VMA Video Music Award.
Rihanna also won the VMA Female Artist Video of the Year award, and her performance earned her the top prize at the MTV VMAs.
The two dancers shared a moment together in the video, and Rihanna took home the award for best female dance video.2/2 (tie): The Weekends “Tears for Fears” performance at the Grammys: This was Rihanna’s first Grammy win, as well as her first VMA Award win.
She is nominated as the best new artist for her collaboration with Chance the Rapper on “Tough Love,” which was released in late February.
It received five nominations, including best rap song.
Rih’s performance also won her a Best Female Video award.3/2-1: Lady Gaga’s “GMA” video: The “Gotta Be The One” video has become one of the biggest YouTube hits of the season, with more than a million views.
It was nominated for the VCA Award for Best Live Action Video.
Gaga also took home an Emmy for her performance as Gwyneth Paltrow’s sister, and won the award.
Gaga and Jay Z also were nominated.4/2/1: Bruno Mars’ “Frozen” video at the Oscars: Bruno has performed more than 200,000 times on YouTube, with videos of his performances reaching millions of views.
He won the Academy Award for his performance as the voice of the character, Elsa from the Frozen movie.
He is nominated again for his video, this time for best song.5/2 Beyonce’s “Blank Space” video for the Grammy Awards: Beyonce won this year for Best Female Artist for her work on “Love Lockdown.”
It was the biggest hit of the Grammies video night, earning Beyonce a Grammy nomination.
Beyoncq was also nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album for her single, “Lemonade.”6/2 Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” video in the “Oscars” at the BET Awards: Lamar won this Grammy for his new song “Alright.”
Lamar won the Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album award for his track “Hood Politics.”7/2 Lorde, Kendrick Lamar at the VMAs: The Canadian pop singer-songwriter won her first Grammy for her song “Royals,” which she won in 2015.
She also won an Academy Award in 2016.8/2 Lady Gaga performs at the Super Bowl halftime show: Gaga has been nominated for two Grammys this year: Best Rap Performance for “Royal,” and Best Dance Performance for her Grammy-winning performance at last year.
Gaga won the best pop song award, as her performance for her hit single, Lemon’s “Flawless.”9/2 Rihanna at the Grammy awards: Rih is nominated once again for Best Rap Album for “Famous” after her song, “Blond,” was nominated last year for Album of the Century.
She won the Album of The Year award.10/2 Jay Z at the Emmy Awards: Jay Z and Beyonce shared