September 27th 2019 – According to Billboard Magazine, Island Records submitted Dean Lewis as Best New Artist at Grammy’s 2020.
Speaking about the eligibilty of Lizzo into the “Best New Artist” category at the Grammy’s 2020, Billboard spilled the tea about the other contenders in the first ballot.
Other notable contenders for best new artist noms include Badflower, Jade Bird, Blackpink, Bishop Briggs, Blanco Brown, Calboy, Lewis Capaldi, Clairo, Dean Lewis, Lil Tecca, Mabel, Megan Thee Stallion, Maddie Poppe, Maggie Rogers, Bryce Vine, Summer Walker, YBN Cordae, YK Osiris and YNW Melly.
This is not the first time that Dean has been a Grammy contender, last year he was in the first ballot for Record of the Year with “Be Alright”, according to Billboard, but it didn’t make the cut through the nominations.
Several strong singles won’t be eligible because they were entered (though not nominated) this past year. Among them: Marshmello & Bastille’s “Happier,” Panic! at the Disco’s “High Hopes,” benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid’s “Eastside,” 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Youngblood,” Chris Stapleton’s “Millionaire,” Lovelytheband’s “Broken,” DJ Snake’s “Taki Taki” (featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B), The Chainsmokers’ “This Feeling” (featuring Kelsea Ballerini) and Dean Lewis’ “Be Alright.“
We will know if he will make it on November 2019, when the actual nominees will be announced.
Here the key dates:
Sept. 25–Oct. 10, 2019
First-Round Voting Access Period
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
Nominees Announced for 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards
Dec. 9, 2019–Jan. 3, 2020
Final-Round Voting Access Period
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020
GRAMMY Nominees Reception
Clive Davis’ and the Recording Academy’s Pre-GRAMMY Gala
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020
GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony
62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards