When a talented young artist such as Sam Smith arrives virtually out of the blue and lands at the center of the Grammy stage, it's only natural to compare him to others who have accomplished similar feats.
Adele hit it big and earned huge kudos at the 2012 Grammys. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won big last year, to baffled grumbles. This is the 25th anniversary of lip-syncing wonders Milli Vanilli's victory as new artist. A decade ago the award went to Maroon 5.