Here's our pick to win Best New Artist

New Artist

Avril Lavigne

(Avril Lavigne: Emily Shur/Visages)

Here’s our pick to win Best New Artist

SURVEY SAYS The verdict is unanimous. ”I don’t think you could find a better prototype for Best New Artist than Norah Jones,” says the producer. ”Anyone not putting money on Norah Jones is better off just sending the money to me,” says another insider (who, sadly, didn’t provide an address). Still, one Norah fan jokingly hopes ”they give it to Avril, because [winning] Best New Artist can hurt your career.”

Originally posted February 20 2003 — 12:00 AM EST

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