That cannot be her... or him!Then and now: how did these 25 best new artist grammy winners age? The Best New Artist Grammy has been awarded every year since 1959 except for 1967. The guidelines describe it as an award "for a new artist who releases, during the eligibility year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist." This often is a singer's debut, but not always. The first recipient of the Best New Artist Grammy was Bobby Darin, who passed away in 1973. Since then, many promising new artists have won the Grammy. Some have lived up to the hype, some have endured personal tragedy, and others have simply faded away into obscurity. "She's a Lady" singer Tom Jones won the Grammy in 1966 and enjoyed a long career on the Vegas Strip, but what does he look like now? The Beatles deservedly won a Best New Artist Grammy, but can Paul McCartney still make girls scream? People have wondered for years whom Carly Simon is singing about in "You're So Vain," but what does she look like today? Cyndi Lauper is still so unusual, but does she look as wacky as she did in 1985 when she won the Grammy? Other Best New Artist winners you'll see recent pictures of in this slideshow include Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, Lauryn Hill, Christina Aguilera, Bette Midler, Alicia Keys, Hootie & the Blowfish, Culture Club, Tracy Chapman, Sade, Sheena Easton and many more.
Would your favorite Best New Artist Grammy winner win an award for holding up better than their peers? Don't miss a beat and find out!