Remember Paula Cole?
If nothing else, the Academy likes their Best New Artists to be bland. Paula Cole beat heroin-chic songstress Fiona Apple, soul poetess Erykah Badu, and rap mogul Puff Daddy in 1998. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images) - Xfinity Music Programmers
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