Here's some advice for Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Maggie Rogers and this year's other four Grammy nominees for best new artist. If your name isn't called as the winner in that category when the 62nd annual Grammy Awards are presented on Jan. 26, don't lose heart. You can still go on to a significant recording career. Look no further than Chicago and John Prine, who each lost the Grammy for best new artist back in the day, but today (Dec. 19) were announced as lifetime achievement award recipients by the Recording Academy.
Another of the 1969 runner-ups, Led Zeppelin, received a lifetime achievement award in 2005. And it seems all but certain that one day, another of the 1972 runner-ups, Eagles, will receive a lifetime achievement award. (Frankly, it's hard to imagine that Eagles haven't gotten one yet.)