Some call winning the Grammy Award for Best New Artist a "curse"—but those who do may want a refresher on some of the winners of the last two decades.

Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Maroon 5, Adele, Macklemore and Meghan Trainor are just a few of the superstar singers who have taken home the prestigious honor in the past 20 years.

Prior to that Crosby, Stills Nash and Young, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Natalie Cole, Culture Club and Mariah Carey are just some of the famous names who have all nabbed the award and then gone on to have illustrious music careers. 

This year Alessia CaraKhalidLil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels and SZA have all been nominated for the Best New Artist Award. Who will take home the golden gramophone? 

Tune in to this Sunday's 2018 Grammys to find out. But before that, check out the last 20 winners of the Best New Artist Award!

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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Tune in to the 60th Annual Grammy Awards will air live on both coasts this Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.

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