Grammy Awards Changes Rules After Lady Gaga Case
The exclusion of the most recognizable artist nowadays for one of the most important award categories in the highest award-giving body for the music industry prompted a change in the rules so that it will not happen again.
Lady Gaga missing the nomination for Best New Artist Award in this year’s Grammy Awards prompted the group behind it to change the rules. The Poker Face singer missed the nomination because she was already nominated last year for Best Dance Recording for Just Dance. She lost that award to Daft Punk for Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.
The new rule will allow an artist to be nominated even if he or she has been nominated before, provided that they have lost. This is significant for artists who release a debut single long before their first album comes out, or when his or her debut is as a featured artist on someone else’s recording.
The Best New Artist Award is one of the Big Four in Grammys. The other three are Recording of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Zac Brown Band won this year’s Best New Artist trophy.