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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
They are the act to beat. Between the No. 1 successes of “Thrift Shop,” and “Can’t Stop Us,” plus the good will engendered by “Same Love,” this Seattle hip-hop duo is the leading contender for Best New Artist. Front man Macklemore also comes across as humble and likable in interviews, which certainly can help.