Cardi B and Post Malone ineligible for Grammys best new artist award

Lawrence Kim
October 12, 2018

Cardi B and Post Malone are both ineligible to compete in the Best New Artist category at the next Grammy Awards, the New York Times reports. The Times point out that the criteria to be nominated for the best new artist award says "any artist with a previous Grammy nomination as a performer would not qualify".

Post Malone has reportedly been removed from the Hip-Hop category at this year's Grammy category. She was up for for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance a year ago but both went to Kendrick Lamar.

In a 2017 post explaining the process of selecting a Best New Artist nominee, the Academy described the category as having "the most complicated set of rules of any" other.

As for Post Malone, the 23-year-old rapper also had his name submitted for best new artist at the the 2018 Grammys, and was eligible by the aforementioned standards, but not selected.

In a vote earlier this month with music industry heavyweights connected to the ceremony, they concluded that success from his 2016 album Stoney and his two hit songs "Congratulations" and "White Iverson" in 2015 made him past "new artist" status.

The first round of voting for 2019 Grammy nominations will begin on October 17.

Not happening: Cardi B, 26, and Post Malone, 23, have been declared ineligible for the best new artist award for the 2019 Grammys.

The 2019 Grammy nominees will officially be revealed on December 5th.

Malone was also a hot topic at the Grammys meeting for his recent album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, which was kicked out of the rap category and pushed into the pop genre, the source said. Similar circumstances were handed down to Cardi B as she won't be in the category because of her prior nominations at the show.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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