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Grammy’s Best New Artist 'wallflowers'

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Former nominees who lost the trophy but hit it big By Michael ShillingSpecial to MSN MusicAmong the Grammy Awards' "big four" general awards, Best New Artist has long been a career plum: For would-be music stars, winning the award brings a huge surge in exposure that typically triggers a windfall in post-awards record sales. Yet with five artists vying for that little golden gramophone, each year sees four nominees go home empty-handed. Here's a look at some of the "losers" who went on to build successful careers, as well as the competitor who got the Recording Academy's nod.
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