This yr has been wonderful by way of the standard and amount of music we have acquired. 2018 has been stuffed with loads of notable tasks from a number of the trade’s leaders, in addition to shocking contributions from a number of newcomers. In different methods, the yr has been horrible by way of the variety of promising abilities we have misplaced. XXXTentacion, Mac Miller, Jimmy Wopo, Fredo Santana, Lil Lonnie, and others have been all taken far too quickly. After X’s “Best New Artist” win on the latest BET Hip-Hop Awards, many have been anticipating the artist to land himself a posthumous Grammy nom but it surely seems that he isn’t eligible in the identical class.

As beforehand reported, Cardi B and Post Malone can even not be going through off within the “Best New Artist” class and now we all know that XXXTentacion is not going to be included both. According to XXL and Hits Daily Double, the discharge date for the late artist’s 17 album was only a few weeks too early for him to be thought-about. 17 was launched in August 2017, which was 5 weeks too early for the rapper to grow to be eligible for the “Best New Artist” title. If the circumstances have been completely different, X would have been the primary artist to ever be nominated posthumously within the class.

Despite the sphere being rather less crowded than anticipated, there’s nonetheless a protracted record of artists competing for the celebrated title. Lil Pump, Lil Skies, Juice WRLD, Lil Baby, Lil Peep, Ella Mai, H.E.R. and others are all anticipated to be within the working for a nomination. 

The Grammy Awards will air on February 10, 2019.