Following the tradition of the former most promising new talent Grammy winners. Who was award the prize? Olivia Rodrigo took to the stage on Sunday (Feb. 5.) to discuss the award’s significance.
The winner was then announce: Samara Joy. The rising jazz artist from the Bronx appeared to be in complete silence. When she walked towards the entrance to the audience. “I’ve been watching y’all on TV for so long,” she told the audience while the camera pans across to performers like Adele, Lizzo and Beyonce.
She talked about her birthplace as a child in the Bronx, singing to her family members to the audience. “I’ve been singing all my life,” said the 23-year-old. “Thank you so much for this honour.”
Then, she addressed the other artists in the room, telling them. How inspirational each person in the room was to her. “To be here because of who I am, authentically just being myself,” she says, “I am so thankful.” The camera turns towards Lizzo, who is beaming and expressing gratitude for carrying on her message of staying authentic to who you are.
Other top new artist nominees were Anitta, Omar Apollo, DOMi & JD Beck, Muni Long, Latto, Maneskin, Tobe Nwigwe, Molly Tuttle and Wet Leg. The 10 nominees were in concert earlier this week at the annual Spotify Best New Artist party. Joy took the audience to an eerie, late-night jazz venue in the set she performed and made the vast room feel intimate.
The most promising new talent was awarded the second award at the night’s end. It was just after Album of the Year, which was give to Harry Styles for Harry’s House. The 65th edition of the Grammys ended with a star-studded rendition from “God Did” featuring DJ Khaled, Jay-Z, John Legend and many others who were in a Last Supper-themed performance.