While many artists like .fun, Taylor Swift and Carly Rae Jepsen are celebrating their GRAMMY Nominations there is one group of artists left out again at this year’s ceremony: the boy bands AND once again, Justin Bieber.
After Justin Bieber failed to earn a single nomination Wednesday night, his manager, Scooter Braun, took to Twitter to vent his frustration and blast the Recording Academy for the snub.
"This time there won't be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE,.... he kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one."
"The hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving. The kid delivered. Huge successful album, sold out tour, and won people over…this time he deserved to be recognized and I don't really have any kind nice positive things to say about a decision I don't agree with."
If you remember, this is not the first time The Grammys snubbed Biebes, last year they gave away Best New Artist to Jazz singer, Esperanza Spalding, when most thought it would surely have gone to Justin.
The Grammys say they're not based on sales or other measures of popularity, but rather the nebulous quality of "artistic merit." Does Bieber have more "artistic merit" than, say, LMFAO, which did get a nom this year?
E! News say you should also know that—with some notable exceptions—Grammy tends to make younger artists wait quite a while, as in, years and years, for their first trophies. Even though he landed a couple of nominations two years ago, Justin's still light on little golden gramophones.
"The Rolling Stones had to wait until 1978 to get a nominated,"
A Grammy rep responds....
"Britney Spears has won only one, for 'Toxic.' Madonna's first non-video Grammy came in 1999 for Ray of Light."
Yes, I know what you're thinking: Adele. She's young, and she's a woman, and she's won 8 Grammys. Well, I can explain.
"She appeals to everyone, from 8 to 80"
—including the types of people who vote for Grammys, the rep continued...
"It's the only way she could have sold 10 million copies of a single album in the U.S."
Check out the 2012 - 55th annual Grammy nomination list.... Think it's fair the Biebs and boy bands were snubbed on nominations this year??
Record of the Year: "Lonely Boy," The Black Keys; "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Kelly Clarkson; "We Are Young," fun. featuring Janelle Monae; "Somebody That I Used To Know," Gotye Featuring Kimbra; "Thinkin Bout You," Frank Ocean; "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," Taylor Swift.
Album of the Year: "El Camino," The Black Keys; "Some Nights," fun.; "Babel," Mumford & Sons; "Channel Orange," Frank Ocean; "Blunderbuss," Jack White.
Song of the Year: "The A Team," Ed Sheeran, songwriter (performed by Ed Sheeran); "Adorn," Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel); "Call Me Maybe" Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen); "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Jorgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly Clarkson); "We Are Young," Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (fun. featuring Janelle Monáe).
New Artist: Alabama Shakes, fun., Hunter Hayes, The Lumineers, Frank Ocean.
Pop Vocal Album: "Stronger," Kelly Clarkson; "Ceremonials," Florence & The Machine; "Some Nights," fun.; "Overexposed," Maroon 5; "The Truth About Love," Pink.
Rock Album: "El Camino," The Black Keys; "Mylo Xyloto," Coldplay; "The 2nd Law," Muse; "Wrecking Ball," Bruce Springsteen; "Blunderbuss," Jack White.
R&B Album: "Black Radio," Robert Glasper Experiment; "Back To Love," Anthony Hamilton; "Write Me Back," R. Kelly; "Beautiful Surprise," Tamia; "Open Invitation," Tyrese.
Rap Album: "Take Care," Drake; "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1," Lupe Fiasco; "Life Is Good," Nas; "Undun," The Roots; "God Forgives, I Don't," Rick Ross; "Based on a T.R.U. Story," Chainz.
Country Album: "Uncaged," Zac Brown Band; "Hunter Hayes," Hunter Hayes; "Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran," Jamey Johnson; "Four The Record," Miranda Lambert; "The Time Jumpers," The Time Jumpers.