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What an evening for Esperanza. Picking up the Grammy® Award for the Best New Artist, Esperanza said, “I feel really lucky”. Her fellow nominees were Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence & The Machine, and Mumford and Sons. Esperanza added that they are all outstanding musicians and a great testament to the diversity of music.

“I certainly did not expect to even be considered for that type of nomination,” she said. “Me being a little old jazz musician and everything.

Esperanza Spalding is the first Jazz music artist to win the Grammy Award for best new artist.