Grammys best new artists: Is there a curse?

By Kate Stanhope We look back at the last 10 years of Grammy history and attempt to gauge whether or not a curse follows those who win the coveted best new artist award. Here's how some winners have fared. 1999: Lauryn Hill Verdict: Hill’s music has obviously had much more staying power than some of her her fellow nominees that year -- Natalie Imbruglia and the Backstreet Boys among them -- but the same can't be said for country superstars the Dixie Chicks, who are still making albums and winning Grammys. Granted, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” is still regarded as one of the better R&B/hip-hop albums of the last 20 years, but little has been heard from Hill since. Cursed.
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