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13 A-Listers You Forgot Were Once The GRAMMYs Best New Artist

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8. Christina Aguilera, 2000

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Christina notably beat out fellow songstress Britney Spears for the Best New Artist Award and, less notably, Kid Rock.

12. Carrie Underwood, 2007

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Underwood is the only American Idol alum to be nominated for the Best New Artist award, though she is among five contestants to win GRAMMY Awards (along with Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Hicks, Kelly Clarkson, and Fantasia Barrino).

13. Adele, 2009

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In 2009, Adele only won two of the four categories she was nominated in, including Best New Artist. In 2012, Adele won six GRAMMY Awards, sweeping every category in which she was nominated.

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