5 Artists Who Got Snubbed By The Grammy Committee This Year
January 17, 2013 - 10:02 pm
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?!