Arrested Development and Lauryn Hill are the only two Hip-Hop artists to ever win “Best New Artist”
The biggest crapshoot of the show is the “Best New Artist” category. Basically telling the world that these nominated artists are special ones to watch in the coming years are always a heavy burden to bare. Some people never even scratch the surface. Tone Loc, Kriss Kross, Diddy, Erykah Badu, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Drake, J.Cole, and Nicki Minaj have all been nominated for the award but all have lost.