Contact Us

The Biebs Gets Beat Out By Who?

When it came to the category of Best New Artist at last night’s Grammy’s, there were some strong contenders. Justin Bieber, Florence & The Machine, and Mumford & Sons were all competing for the crown. Most speculated that the Biebs would run away with it hands down. I mean, I don’t like the kid’s music, but he’s been pretty successful and his movie premiered at number two this weekend (pulling in $30 million).

But, Justin Bieber didn’t win. Nor did Florence & The Machine. Nor did Mumford & Sons. To the surprise of pretty much everyone (including herself, I think) 26-year-old Esperanza Spalding from Portland, Oregon took home the prize!

Who is Esperanza Spalding? Well, she’s a classically trained musician who plays the stand up bass. Her last album, Chamber Music Society sold a mere 31,000 copies. But, apparently the powers that be decided that she was the best candidate. Do you agree?

What’s next from Esperanza? Well, that’s hard to tell. The Best New Artist award has been rumored to be a bit of a curse. Though, we can’t say that it’s cursed everyone that’s won it. Read more about the curse here.

Best of Channel 95.7

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for Friends With Benefits quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Friends With Benefits contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.