XXXTENTACION Ineligible For 2019 delivery of the Grammy Awards ' Best New Artist

HipHop News Posted on October 18, 2018 at 4:55am

XXXTENTACION Ineligible For 2019 delivery of the Grammy Awards ' Best New Artist

X's debut album, "17" missed the mark by five weeks.

Despite winning the Best New Artist of honour at the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards, and 2018 American Music Awards, XXXTENTACION is not eligible for Best New Artist in the year 2019 delivery of the Grammy Awards.

According to Hits Daily Double, because X is the debut album of 17 was released last August, missed the 2019 year of eligibility by five weeks. He had his album came before, X would have been the first artist to be nominated in the category of Best New Artist posthumously.

X, of course, he was shot to death in June after the exit of the RIVA motor sports in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

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A total of 332 artists are introduced by the Best New Artist of this year, the lowest total in at least five years. A total of 374 artists competed for the prize last year, while the figure was 376 two years ago.

The formation of the rappers and singers for Best New Artist includes Juice Wrld, Lil Baby, Lil Bomb, Lil Heaven, Lil Peep, H. E. R., Jordan Smith, Margo Price, Dhani Harrison, Greta Van Fleet and Her Ami, among others

Another notable change in the 61st Annual Grammy Awards is Post Malone beerbongs and bentleys to move from the Hip Hop/Rap category to the category of Pop.

A source told the Associated Press the Grammy committee decided that the project was oriented more towards the pop territory of rap. Cardi B and Posty both are ineligible for the Best New Hip Hop Artist also.

The 2019 Grammy Awards ceremony is scheduled for February 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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