Some critics are calling Esperanza Spalding's Best New Artist win at this year's Grammys an upset because she beat out Justin Bieber. But looking back at 40 years of winners in the category, Spalding's prize isn't a surprise at all—the Grammys have a long history of preferring women over their male counterparts.
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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.
Kevin Fallon is a reporter for the Daily Beast. He's a former entertainment editor at TheWeek.com and former writer and producer for The Atlantic's entertainment channel.