Top nominee John Legend is a shoo-in to win the best new artist award at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, according to a Billboard.com poll.

Top nominee John Legend is a shoo-in to win the best new artist award at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 1,950 voters, a whopping 40% picked the R&B/soul artist to walk away with the trophy.

Another R&B artist, pop hitmaker Ciara, came in second, with 22% of the vote, followed by country trio Sugarland (14%), and modern rock acts Fall Out Boy (13%) and Keane (10%).

As previously reported, Legend's eight nominations ties him with Mariah Carey and Kanye West to lead this year's field.

For an up-close look at the top nominees for this year's event, visit the special online section Billboard Goes to the Grammys.

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