Milli Vanilli, AKA Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus, pulled one over on the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences when they walked away with the Best New Artist Grammy in 1990. That is, until it was revealed that the R&B duo lip synced their debut album and their Grammy was revoked. They recorded a "comeback" album in 1997, but just before the promotional tour, Pilatus died of an accidental overdose.
1991: Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey's 7x platinum self-titled debut album helped her beat out hopefuls The Black Crowes and Wilson Phillips for Best New Artist in 1991. Today, Mariah is practically a living legend, with 14 studio albums under her belt along with five Grammys and 31 Billboard Music Awards. She's the proud mama of twin toddlers and has been married to Nick Cannon since 2008.
1992: Marc Cohn
Though Marc Cohn's 1991 hit "Walking in Memphis" only peaked at No. 13 on the charts, he still took home 1992's Best New Artist Grammy. Cohn went on to release six follow-up albums after his self-titled debut, and he married ABC News journalist Elizabeth Vargas. Crazy fact: In 2005, Cohn was shot in the head during an attempted carjacking in Denver. The bullet only struck his temple, and Cohn was released from the hospital the following day.
1993: Arrested Development
Hip hop collective Arrested Development won both Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1993. The group has continued making music since their first Grammy win, with a brief hiatus from 1996 to 2000. Unless Macklemore wins Best New Artist in 2014, Arrested Development will maintain their title of the only hip hop group to ever win the award.
1994: Toni Braxton
After being discovered as she was singing to herself while pumping gas (really!), Toni Braxton nabbed the 1994 Best New Artist Grammy. Although her first two albums were huge successes, Braxton filed for bankruptcy in 1998. She returned in 2000 with 'The Heat,' and has sold more than 66 million records worldwide. In 2011, she saw success again with the reality series 'Braxton Family Values,' a show about the Braxton women.
1995: Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow faced some big competition—Ace of Base, Counting Crows, Crash Test Dummies and Green Day—when she nabbed the 1995 Best New Artist Grammy. She's gone on to have a successful recording career, including nine Grammy wins (out of 32 nominations). The 51-year-old is a survivor of breast cancer and a benign brain tumor. In 2013, Crow signed with Warner Music Nashville and scored her first Top 20 country hit with "Easy."
1996: Hootie & the Blowfish
After 10 years together, Hootie & the Blowfish struck gold with their debut album 'Cracked Rear View.' They started their own record label in 1996 after winning Best New Artist, but the band later went on hiatus in 2008. Frontman Darius Rucker has since pursued a career in country music—in 2009 Rucker won the New Artist Award from the Country Music Association, making him the second African American to win any award from the CMA.
1997: LeAnn Rimes
LeAnn Rimes holds the record for being the youngest person to win a Grammy—at 14, she took home Best New Artist in 1997. Though she started as a country singer, Rimes found success in pop with her 'Coyote Ugly' soundtrack song, "Can't Fight the Moonlight." Today, she and husband Eddie Cibrian are frequent tabloid fodder after the two started their relationship while both married to other people.
1998: Paula Cole
Paula Cole asked a simple question in 1998—"Where have all the cowboys gone?"—and it scored her Best New Artist. (She beat out Erykah Badu and Fiona Apple.) 'Dawson's Creek' fans know Cole's follow-up single, "I Don't Want To Wait," as the show's theme song, but she's been pretty quiet since then. Cole released her latest album, 'Raven,' in 2013. It was funded by a Kickstarter campaign.
1999: Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill's 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' is widely considered one of the quintessential hip hop albums of the '90s, and it earned the former Fugees frontwoman the 1999 Best New Artist Grammy. Since the win, Hill's life has been fairly tumultuous. She dropped out of the public eye in 2000 but slowly started returning to performing. After serving nearly four months in prison for tax evasion in 2013, Lauryn regularly updates her Tumblr blog.