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Noah Kahan shares his journey of self-acceptance following his Grammy nomination for best new artist.

Noah Kahan, the 27-year-old “Stick Season” singer, recently opened up about his experience at the 2024 Grammy Awards and the challenges of feeling like he belongs. Nominated for best new artist, Kahan found himself in the company of artists like Ice Spice, Jelly Roll, and Victoria Monét, who ultimately won the award.

In an interview with The Guardian, Kahan expressed his feelings of being out of place at the event, despite considering the nomination a significant honor. “Sitting alone at the Grammys, I felt like the least cool guy there. It was overwhelming, and it fed into my negative self-perception,” he shared.

Noah Kahan Reflects on His Grammy
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Kahan, known for his transparency about mental health struggles, discussed how he’s still learning to embrace his success. “I need to work on feeling deserving and worthy of where I am,” he admitted.

Following the viral TikTok fame of “Stick Season,” his third album released in October 2022, Kahan has seen a notable rise in popularity. The album’s recent iteration, “Stick Season (Forever),” features duets with artists like Kacey Musgraves and Sam Fender.

Kahan is currently on his We’ll All Be Here Forever Tour, which will continue through September. His recent achievements include performing on Saturday Night Live.

In a separate conversation with the New Yorker, Kahan described the complexities of his rapid ascent in the music industry. “Despite the success, I often feel overwhelmed and alone. The pressure and anxiety are constant companions, even amidst all the recognition,” he explained.

Kahan expressed to us in October his pressure to deliver a worthy follow-up to “Stick Season,” emphasizing his intention to take the necessary time to develop his next project thoughtfully.