Grammys choose unfamiliar artist over Beiber

ULM Hawkeye

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It seems that mainstream art­ists like Justin Beiber and Lady Gaga may have some competi­tion in the form of Esperanza Spalding.

Esperanza, born and raised in Portland, Oregon, is the first jazz artist to win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

This could suggest that, al­though we love our everyday music, audiences may be mov­ing towards a different style of music.

That style is the one that doesn’t receive much focus in this age of bright lights, wild special effects and unique styles.

It even seems that movie soundtracks such as Juno and Little Miss Sunshine are getting more recognition for their dif­ferent stylized music.

People seem to be focusing more on an Indie style rather than having a typical everyday artist in their movies. Whether this is true or not, only time will tell.

For now, looking at Esper­anza and how she is the first jazz artist to win this award, suggests that this is not the last jazz artist to win.

I believe that because of this, many doors are opened to Indie and Jazz-type artists to win later awards for Best New Artist and possibly, Album of the Year. So let’s keep our fingers crossed.