The nominees were Alessia, Khalid, Julia Michaels, Lil Uzi Vert, and SZA. Some people are saying she isn't "new" anymore and that it should've gone to more "newer artists" such as SZA. I can see both sides but I will say that I think body of work still matters in this game and as far as this awards show goes Alessia is still fresh to this. Again, I love all the artists so it's a tough decision but don't hate on her for things out of her control.
Alessia's post on Instagram addressing the backlash over her win last night pic.twitter.com/dc6Bemxjtw— Alessia Cara World (@AlessiaCWorld) January 29, 2018
Alessia Cara snapped on you bitches pic.twitter.com/d67assPWqv— zach_16 (@sighzach) January 29, 2018
Please don't tell me Alessia Cara didn't deserve Best New Artist because of a technicality that she has no control over.— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) January 29, 2018
She's fucking amazing.
Her music is important.
She has a voice.
She deserves that award regardless of whether she should have won it a few years ago or now.
People were so fucking mean to Alessia Cara last night and ruined her damn first ever Grammy. I hate the internet lol pic.twitter.com/dQnmbBhVFi— Zee (@betterharmonies) January 29, 2018
I wasn’t over Alessia Cara tricking me into thinking she was an introvert w that “Here” song & then this Sza shit happens… I’m hurt.— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) January 29, 2018
Alessia Cara’s a new artist, SZA and melodrama DESERVES better, Kesha is pissed, Bruno Mars won everything, blue Ivy remains meme queen,and this award show uses names and critically acclaims people without actually awarding them. And that’s what you missed on Grammys 2018— 💜 (@ashleyippolito) January 29, 2018
how did best new artist not go to SZA ... or khalid .. or uzi....?? I love her too but alessia cara has had music on the radio since 2016 .....— nancy Botwin (@itsmarkjohns) January 29, 2018
They’ve been nominating artists who aren’t really “new” in Best New Artist for years. Y’all just ain’t notice before because you weren’t caping for anybody as hard as SZA.— MH (@SirMikeH) January 29, 2018