Bon Iver's big Best New Artist win at Sunday's Grammy Awards gives Justin Vernon and company membership to an exclusive club, with past winners like The Beatles (1965), Bette Midler (1974), Cyndi Lauper (1985) and Mariah Carey (1991).
While some call the Best New Artist award a curse (where is 2011 Best New Artist Esperanza Spalding these days?), others look at the hardware as boost (2009 winner Adele took home 6 Grammys on Sunday).
In the last decade, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences have given the Best New Artist award to some of music's best (Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse, John Legend), while taking the title away from artists that have fared just as well, if not better than their fellow nominees (Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Florence + The Machine).
How much value is placed on the Best New Artist award at the Grammys? Is it really a curse? And really, what is Esperanza Spalding doing these days?
Click through for a quick update on Grammy's Best New Artist recipients from the past decade, starting with 2012 winners Bon Iver.