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Best New Artist
Bet on it:
Mumford & Sons
Florence & The Machine
Lowdown: Strong contenders Nicki Minaj, Janelle Monae and Bruno Mars aren't eligible for various reasons this year, but there's still a passel of worthy newcomers to chose from, in part because of the bumper crop of new solo pop/R&B males who filled the airwaves.
-- Melinda Newman