Grammy contenders for best new artist
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For almost the entire eligibility period Ellie Goulding was climbing the Billboard Hot 100 with one song, “Lights.” Her first album of the same name didn’t really register here, but it’s what makes her eligible since “Halcyon” came out after Sept. 30. She’s not just Harry and Kate’s favorite singer: She’s got a lush, expressive voice that signals someone who could be around for years to come.