Saturday, June 15, 2024

Grammys: How Could Noah Cyrus Be the Best New Artist of 2020 When She’s Been Releasing Singles for Years?


The really weird Grammy nominees include Miley Cyrus’s sister, Noah Cyrus. She was nominated for Best New Artist of 2020.

Of 2020.

I know we’re all a little dazed by the pandemic. But Noah Cyrus’s first single was issued in 2010. Her real career began in 2016 with “Make Me Cry” featuring Labrinth. It hit number 46 in the US was somehow certified Platinum.

She had 12 more singles in 2017, 2018, and 2019 on which she was the lead artist. She was the featured artist on several more. She is far from being a New Artist.

It doesn’t matter, I guess. Megan Thee Stallion will win that category. But it undermines the integrity of the Grammys that Noah Cyrus was sneaked into the Grammys by someone.

Here’s the four year old video for “Make Me Cry” from 2016. It has 147 million views.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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