It's almost time for the 2019 Grammys!

In just a few days, music's biggest stars will gather at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to celebrate the work of their peers. Kendrick Lamar and Drake head into the night with the most nominations—earning eight and seven, respectively. Brandi Carlile is also a top contender with six nods and Cardi B, Childish Gambino and Maren Morris are up in five categories each.

However, these stars face some tough competition from a few newbies. H.E.R., one of the musicians up for Best New Artist, is also in the running in five categories, including Album of the Year. Chloe x Halle, additional Best New Artist nominees, are going up against some heavy hitters, too—including Jay-Z and Beyoncé in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category.

Luke Combs, Greta Van Fleet, Dua Lipa, Margo Price, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith are the other nominees in the Best New Artist category.

While some music lovers consider the honor a career breakthrough, others consider it a curse. To see for yourself, check out 20 years of winners via the gallery below.

Paula Cole, 1998, Grammy Awards


Lauryn Hill, 1999 Grammy Awards

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Christina Aguilera, 2000 Grammy Awards

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Shelby Lynne, 2001 Grammy Awards

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Alicia Keys, 2002 Grammy Awards

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Norah Jones, 2003 Grammy Awards

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 Evanescence, Amy Lee, 2003 Grammy Awards

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Maroon 5, 2005 Grammy Awards

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John Legend, 2006 Grammy Awards

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Carrie Underwood, 2007 Grammy Awards

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Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, 2008 Grammy Awards

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Adele, Grammys, 2009

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Zac Brown Band, Grammy Winner


Esperanza Spalding, 2011 Grammy Awards

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Justin Vernon, Bon Iver, 2012 Grammy Awards

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Fun., 2013 Grammy Awards

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Ryan Lewis, Macklemore, First Grammys

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Sam Smith, 2015, Grammy Awards, Winner

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Meghan Trainor, 2016 Grammy Awards, Winners


Chance the Rapper, 2017 Grammys, Winners

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Alessia Cara, 2018 Grammys

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Fans can catch all the action by tuning into the CBS Television Network Sunday, Feb. 10 starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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