Remember Them? 11 Grammy Winners Who Peaked as Best New Artists
Bon Iver, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lauryn Hill — do these artists ring a bell?
These skilled musicians, along with a score of others, were once positioned for post-Grammy mega-stardom after bringing home the coveted prize for Best New Artist at the summit of their careers. So how, then, did such stellar creatives seem to fade into obscurity — or into the outer fringes of mainstream success — in the years following their victories?
As we near the 60th Annual Grammy Awards this Sunday (January 28), which is poised to acknowledge a fresh generation of artists, we're revisiting past winners who disbanded or whose follow-up efforts failed to reach the standard that warranted their Grammy triumphs.
Check out the gallery below to see how 11 Best New Artist winners fared over the years.