Grammy's best-new-artist nominees

  • Updated: January 15, 2009 - 6:53 PM

GRAMMY'S BEST-NEW-ARTIST NOMINEES

ADELE

Age: 20

From: London

Sound: R&B-tinged pop

Hit: "Chasing Pavements"

The skinny: Big voice, big personality, big talent, big favorite despite lack of a huge hit

Odds of winning: 3 to 1

DUFFY

Age: 24

From: Wales originally, London now

Sound: Retro R&B

Hit: "Mercy"

The skinny: She's played lots of high-profile gigs in the States, but her voice and talent are limited.

Odds: 5 to 1

JONAS BROTHERS

Ages: 16 to 21

From: Wyckoff, N.J.; Los Angeles now

Sound: Classic teen pop

Hit: "Tonight"

The skinny: While the three brothers started in Disney's tween world, they are commanding industry respect for their talent and smarts.

Odds: 8 to 1

LADY ANTEBELLUM

Ages: 24 to 26

From: Nashville

Sound: Contemporary pop/rock-informed country

Hit: "Love Don't Live Here"

The skinny: Noncountry fans might confuse this coed trio with the coed quartet Little Big Town.

Odds: 12 to 1

JAZMINE SULLIVAN

Age: 21

From: Philadelphia

Sound: Contemporary soul

Hit: "Need U Bad"

The skinny: There is range and depth on her debut, "Fearless," but she is little known outside R&B circles.

Odds: 50 to 1

JON BREAM

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