Whos going to pull an upset? Can country rock trio Lady Antebellum take best new artist? Not likely, as the act will be up against the unstoppable teen force known as the Jonas Brothers, as well as British soul darlings Adele and Duffy. But Grammy voters already awarded a retro-leaning singer from across the pond last year in Amy Winehouse, so some believe Adele and Duffy will split the best new artist vote. Will that make way for the JoBros? Perhaps, but some voters may shy away from the tween-pop trappings. In that case, Philadelphia soul singer Jazmine Sullivan (shown here) is a sleeper pic for the best new artist nod. The singer snared five Grammy noms, and was surely on the mind of voters toward the end of the year, as September release "Fearless" has been a steady seller. Sullivan has a bit more pop swing than her soul/R&B peers in the category, and even knows a thing or two about comedic timing -- check the deliriously lusty girl group bounce of "Switch."
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