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17 years ago, Christina Aguilera released her self-titled debut studio album. One of the biggest debut albums ever.

Christina Aguilera earned Aguilera the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 2000 Grammy Awards. The release debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 253,000 copies. Christina Aguilera was certified octuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and has sold more than 9 million copies in the US. Globally, the project has sold over 17 million units.

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Eight Musicians Who Have A Shot At A Best New Artist Grammy Nomination
This year doesn't seem to have a surefire winner, so who will be nominated for one of the music industry's top honors?
By Hugh McIntyre

Zayn

Though I’m not sure he’d have a serious chance of winning, there is a possibility that the former One Direction member will end up in this category. His solo effort, Mind Of Mine, debuted at the top of the charts, as did his first single on his own, “Pillowtalk,” which is one of just 26 songs to begin in the top spot. With a No. 1 album and single under his belt and no previous Grammy nominations to his credit (that’s right, 1D has never been up for the award), it might finally be his time…for a nomination, that is.

anonymous asked:

Do you think that Zayn with Mind of Mine has a chance to win a Grammy for Best New Artist?

I think even the nomination would be a huge accomplishment for him career-wise. If he gets nominated, then we can return to this convo. :)