AP: Cardi B, Post Malone won’t compete for new artist Grammy
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B and Post Malone won’t compete for best new artist at the 2019 Grammy Awards, The Associated Press has learned.
Cardi B, who earned two nominations at this year’s Grammys, was not eligible because of her previous nominations. Grammy rules say “any artist with a previous Grammy nomination as a performer” would not qualify.
A person familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to publicly discuss the topic, said Cardi B and Post Malone were submitted for best new artist for the 2018 show.
Since Malone never earned a Grammy nomination, he met the criteria to be a best new artist contender for the 2019 show, but he lost in a vote to compete in the category, the person said.