Lil Nas X
The 20-year-old behind "Old Town Road" -- the longest consecutive No. 1 in Billboard Hot 100 history -- is a shoo-in for a Best New Artist nomination but it remains to be seen if he'll walk away with one of the biggest awards of the night.
Billie Eilish has been on the rise since 2016, with her career reaching new heights this past year. With a No. 1 hit and a No. 1 album, the 17-year-old is a favourite to win Best New Artist.
After years of perseverance in an industry that can be less than kind, Lizzo is set to receive the recognition the 31-year-old has rightfully earned. She's a singer, rapper, songwriter, and instrumentalist who has made her dreams come to fruition. With two of the biggest (and most empowering) singles of the year under her belt, she's bound to get a Best New Artist nomination.
If it were any other year, Maggie would be in contention for the Best New Artist win. But Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Lil Nas X have all achieved bigger chart success. However, the 25-year-old's debut album -- Heard It in a Past Life -- is incredible, despite flying a bit under the radar since its release. The singer-songwriter has proven herself to be a rare talent ever since her unique sound brought Pharrell Williams to tears back in 2016. In the expanded eight-nominee field, Maggie should at least get a nod.
Megan Thee Stallion
Raunchy and raw, this Houston native has taken hip hop and pop culture by storm. Megan Thee Stallion gave us the season of "Hot Girl Summer" with her hard bars -- all while making the grade academically. The social media savvy artist is one big hit away from total super-stardom à la Cardi B. So will the Grammys stay ahead of the curve and give the 24-year-old a Best New Artist nomination?
You may not have heard of him, but Tyler Childers is making major waves in Americana and country music. Hailing from the same town as Chris Stapleton and having his music produced by Sturgill Simpson puts him in great pedigree -- plus he's got the talent to back it up. He won Emerging Artist Of The Year at the 2018 Americana Honors & Awards, and with his album Country Squire debuting at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart earlier this year, he's definitely in the mix to represent the genre in this category.
Rosalía is arguably the biggest female artist in Latin music right now, picking up five Latin Grammys at this year's ceremony, including Album Of The Year. Known for her modern take on classic flamenco sounds, the 26-year-old is also making waves in North America through her collaborations with Ozuna and J Balvin, the latter of which won two MTV Video Music Awards. The 26-year-old's record speaks for itself, and it would be surprising if she didn't nab a Best New Artist nomination.
"Someone You Loved" is a song right up the Grammys' alley. While Lewis hasn't really had a chance to prove himself beyond the beautiful ballad, it seems likely that he'll receive a Best New Artist nod based solely on the success of his first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.