5 Artists Who Got Snubbed By The Grammy Committee This Year
January 17, 2013 - 10:02 pm
The Artist: Justin Bieber
The Snub: He didn't receive a single Grammy nomination for his album, Believe, or any of the singles ("As Long As You Love Me," "Boyfriend," etc.) from it.
Why He Should Have Been Nominated: Are you kidding us? If the Grammy organizers want anyone under the age of 20 to tune in, they DEFINITELY should have shown Biebs some love. Plus, his 2012 singles were all over the radio and, at the very least, deserved some love in one of the pop categories. It's a crime that he wasn't nominated.
The Artist: Nicki Minaj
The Snub: She didn't get any love for her album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, or any of the pop or rap singles from it.
Why She Should Have Been Nominated: We get that it's a little bit hard to categorize Nicki's music. But, she had a handful of pop and rap singles that did well on the charts and received some critical love, so she deserved a nomination or two. We also would've loved to see her and 2 Chainz (who did get a Grammy nomination) perform "Beez in the Trap" during the show. How awesome would that have been?
The Artist: PSY
The Snub: His massive hit single, "Gangnam Style," was completely ignored and didn't receive any nominations.
Why He Should Have Been Nominated: In six months, Psy is probably going to be a distant memory for a lot of people. But, you can't deny what he was able to do in 2012 with "Gangnam Style." It shattered YouTube records and was arguably the most well-known song of the last year. A Grammy nomination would have put a nice bow on the "Gangnam Style" craze and sent it out on top.
The Artist: One Direction
The Snub: The group's debut album, Up All Night, didn't receive any nominations. Neither did their huge single, "What Makes You Beautiful."
Why They Should Have Been Nominated: Like Bieber, 1D would have attracted some younger fans to the Grammy telecast. Plus, the group did have a No. 1 album last year, so it's not like they didn't deserve some love. If they don't deserve a nomination in a pop category, we don't know who does.
The Artist: Lady Gaga
The Snub: Her single, "Marry the Night," was left off the Grammy nominations list.
Why She Should Have Been Nominated: Whenever she shows up to an awards show, she automatically makes it more fun. So, even though she didn't have a lot of eligible material to work with, the Grammy organizers should have found a way to make Gaga happy. Who are we going to ogle on the red carpet now?!