Last night, to the surprise of many, the Grammy for “Best New Artist” went to Esperanza Spalding. To Recording Academy members this really isn’t a surprise. Justin Bieber may be a talented kid who can sing and play drums, he was not the best in the field. And, remember, this isn’t a popularity contest. She may not be popular, but Esperanza Spalding is a hard working, talented singer, bass player, composer and songwriter, and according to the members of the Recording Academy, the best new artist.