GRAMMYs 2019: Meet the Best New Artist Nominees

GRAMMYs 2019, Chloe x Halle, Bebe Rexha, Luke Combs, H.E.R.
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From Bebe Rexha to Dua Lipa, Greta Van Fleet to H.E.R., listen to all the burgeoning artists competing for the golden gramophone.

Who will be the Recording Academy's golden newbie?

Sunday's GRAMMY Awards will see eight nominees vying for the title of Best New Artist. To give you an idea, past winners in the category include Cyndi Lauper, Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, John Legend, Maroon 5, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Carrie Underwood, Sam Smith and Chance the Rapper.

While a few of this year's nominees, like Dua Lipa and Bebe Rexha, have had hits on the charts, other artists recognized in the category may not be household names...yet. Before the winner is revealed, get to know all of this year's Best New Artist nominees:

Chloe x Halle

The R&B sister duo comprised of Chloe and Hailey Bailey was discovered by Beyoncé after covering one of her songs on YouTube. They toured with the Carters on the On the Run II Tour and dropped their debut album, The Kids Are Alright, featuring standout tracks "Grown" and "Warrior (From A Wrinkle in Time)." The Kids Are Alright is also nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album, competing against The Carters' Everything Is Love.

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Luke Combs

A country music singer/songwriter from North Carolina, by way of Nashville, Combs released his first major label album, The One’s for You, in 2017, which includes the hit songs "Hurricane," "When It Rains It Pours" and "One Number Away," all of which made it to No. 1 on country radio.

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Greta Van Fleet

Greta Van Fleet, a rock band comprised of brothers Josh, Sam and Jake Kiszka and drummer Danny Wagner, released their debut album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army, in October, though it is their second EP, From the Fires, that earned them a Best Rock Album nomination this year. The band was also nominated for Best Rock Song, for "Black Smoke Rising," and Best Rock performance, for "Highway Tune."

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Gabriella Wilson's stage name stands for Having Everything Revealed. H.E.R. was previously nominated for Best New Artist at the 2017 Soul Train Music Awards as well as the 2018 BET Awards and earned a total of five GRAMMY nominations this year, including Album of the Year, Best R&B Album and Best R&B Song, for "Focus."

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Dua Lipa

Known for hits "One Kiss" with Calvin Harris, "Be the One" and, of course, "New Rules," the British pop star's latest single, "Electricity" with Diplo and Mark Ronson's Silk City, also earned a nomination for Best Dance Recording. Dua earned a New Artist of the Year nomination at this year's American Music Awards and won two Brit Awards in 2017 for British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist.

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Margo Price

Margo Price is a country singer and songwriter from Illinois, also by way of Nashville, who's already made it big in the U.K. Her second album, All American Made, reached No. 1 on the U.K. Country Album chart, and she performed at last year's Glastonbury Festival, following in the footsteps of acts like Bon Iver, M.I.A and Solange Knowles.

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Bebe Rexha

Bebe Rexha is an up-and-coming pop star who's written hits for all of your faves, from Selena Gomez to Nick Jonas to Eminem. Rexha found chart success with several collabs -- including "Meant to Be" with Florida Georgia Line," which was also GRAMMY nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance -- before releasing her debut album, Expectations, last summer.

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Jorja Smith

You may know the British songstress from her appearances on Drake's "playlist," More Life. Her debut album, Lost & Found, was released this past summer and includes standout track "February 3rd" and "Where Did I Go?" She also collaborated with fellow GRAMMY nominee, Kendrick Lamar, on the song “I Am” for the Album of the Year-nominated Black Panther soundtrack.

Take a listen: is kicking off our GRAMMY Awards coverage on Feb. 10 at noon for the pre-telecast winners and red carpet interviews, and make sure to tune into ET Live at 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT for our GRAMMYs pre-show.