Best New Artist Odds
LOS ANGELES, CA (TheSpread) – One of the big awards each year at the Grammys is Best New Artist. Here is a look at the odds for this event.
The favorite to win this award is Justin Bieber according to oddsmakers from online sportsbook Sportsbook.com. Bieber has odds of -250 to win. Other nominees are Florence & The Machine (+200), Mumford & Sons (+250), Drake (+450), and Esperanza Spalding (+800).
Bieber has been a pop music sensation over the last year. Bieber’s single Baby hit No. 5 in the U.S. charts and was in the top 10 in 7 other countries. His album My World 2.0 hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 when it debuted. Bieber became the youngest solo male act to reach No. 1 since Stevie Wonder.
Florence & The Machine released the album Lungs late in 2009, but its success overseas led to some success in the U.S. Their song Dog Days Are Over was a big hit throughout the last year thanks in part to its role in the movie Eat, Pray, Love. The album Lungs peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard 200.
Mumford & Sons is a folk rock act that released the album Sigh No More late in 2009 and it peaked at No. 8 on the U.S. Charts. The album did go No. 1 in Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand.
Drake is one of the biggest rising stars in hip hop. His 2010 album Thank Me Later was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and also hit No. 1 in Canada.
Esperanza Spalding is a jazz/neo soul musician. She released her third solo album, Chamber Music Society. The album was released in August and was a big force on the contemporary jazz charts. What is working against Spalding is the lack of jazz music in mainstream music.
The 2011 Grammy Awards will take place on Feb. 13 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will air live on CBS starting at 8PM ET
2011 Grammy Awards – Best New Artist Odds – Feb. 13 – Los Angeles
Justin Bieber -250
Florence & The Machine +200
Mumford & Sons +250
Esperanza Spalding +800