Year won: 1991
Was she cursed? It's hard to imagine Mariah Carey as a "new artist" in any capacity, but the '90s really were a great time for her (and thus, us). We're talking about classics like "Fantasy," "Dreamlover," and "Always Be My Baby" — not to mention "All I Want For Christmas Is You," which we can all agree is timeless. Carey may be facing criticism these days for a few less-than-stellar recent performances, but her career has prevailed over three decades, and you can't argue that she'll go down in history as one of the best vocalists of our time.