For the past year, both Post Malone and Cardi B have sent their music careers to heights. The artists not just stormed the charts but achieved both No.1 singles as well as albums. But it seems that things are not going as well for them as they sound. As per reports from the Associated Press, Cardi B and Post Malone will not be able to compete in the Best New Artist category at Grammy Awards 2019. The nominees for Grammy Awards 2019 will officially be announced on December 5th. However, from what is known through the recent rule changes, we won’t probably find Post Malone or Cardi B on the list, as they’re ineligible.
What Makes Post Malone and Cardi B Ineligible?
Apparently, there have been a few changes in the rules for the Best New Artist category. Now it states that any artist who has previously been nominated at the Grammy Awards as a performer can not receive a nomination. And that puts Cardi B in some serious trouble. The Bodak Yellow singer received two nominations for the same song at the Grammy Awards 2018. So, this time she will not qualify for an Award. At the Grammy Awards 2018, Cardi B was allegedly submitted for a nomination in the Best New Artist category. But Alessia Cara won the Award while SZA, Khalid, and Lil Uzi Vert got nominations.
This year at the Grammy Awards, Post Malone is facing somewhat a similar situation. He got submitted for the same category as Cardi B last year. And he even met the required criteria. However, when nominations were being picked, he lost in votes. From what came out, people did not think he was truly eligible as he had already earned too much fame and success with hit songs like Congratulations and White Iverson.
This time the Grammy Awards have expanded the Best New Artist category allowing eight nominees instead of five. But even then, it’s disappointing for fans to know that Cardi B and Post Malone would be unable to make it. The first round of voting for nominations opens on 17th October while the final list comes out on December 5th. The Grammy Awards 2019 will go live on February 10th next year.