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Who Should Win Best New Artist At The Grammys?

Haim? Sam Smith? Bastille? Vote now before the Recording Academy gets it all wrong forever.

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Bastille

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England's Bastille are a band of proud Brits who'd love to take the Grammy back home, much like Sade, Amy Winehouse, and Adele have done in years past. Best known for the rollicking, anthemic sound of "Pompeii," they're big on genre crossing, from featuring rapper Angel Haze on their mixtape to covering '90s house hit "Rhythm of the Night" by Corona in "Of the Night."

Haim

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Taylor Swift's BFFs Haim — sisters Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim — are looking to win with their jangly, R&B-influenced rock sounds. If you're not already obsessed with Haim, you definitely need their song "Forever" in your life pronto. Win or lose, they can look forward to never getting paid in matzah ball soup ever again.

Iggy Azalea

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Though she's now known for her internet beefs, Iggy Azalea has a number of popular collaborations under her belt — "Booty" featuring J. Lo, "Black Widow" featuring Rita Ora, and "Fancy" featuring Charli XCX, which garnered its own Grammy nominations for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record of the Year. Iggy is also nominated in the Best Rap Album category, a distinction that has sparked a number of debates in the hip-hop world.

Sam Smith

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Since Sam Smith first appeared on the American charts with a feature on Disclosure's "Latch," and remained there thanks to his Grammy-nominated "Stay With Me," he's earned the distinction of Singer Most Likely To Make You Cry Real Tears. Loved by Taylor and loathed by Howard Stern, Smith's now a celeb in his own right — but let's not forget the voice that gained him all this attention.

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Brandy Clark

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Brandy Clark is the lone country nominee for Best New Artist this year. Clark's made a name in the industry by writing hit songs for The Band Perry, Kacey Musgraves, and Miranda Lambert, but her 2013 album 12 Stories gave her a piece of the spotlight. Clark's lyrics are witty and full of fire: "The only thing keeping me from losing my head/Is I hate stripes/And orange ain't my color," she explains in her debut single "Stripes."

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    Haim
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    Getty Images Gareth Cattermole
    Bastille
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    Iggy Azalea
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    Getty Images Gareth Cattermole
    Sam Smith
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    Brandy Clark
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Who should win Best New Artist?
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    Haim
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  3. Iggy Azalea
     
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    Iggy Azalea
  4. Sam Smith
     
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    Sam Smith
  5. Brandy Clark
     
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    Brandy Clark
 
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