Grammy nominations: Five things the Recording Academy got right...and wrong
The list of Grammy Award nominees announced (oh so Long ago) included more than a few surprises, of both the pleasant and head-scratching varieties. Here are the Recording Academy’s five best and worst calls this year (as i remembered it).
We’ll be thinking about them as we remember the Feb. 13, 2011 live awards show on CBS. In the meantime, let us know what you think.
RIGHT: Arcade Fire‘s Album of the Year nod for The Suburbs was a major coup for indie rock… (although i never heared of them b4 the ceremony but after hearing the album, they deserved it!)
WRONG: …but what were Academy voters thinking when they included quintessential singles artist Katy Perry‘s uneven Teenage Dream in the same category? (i hated that she did not win atall but this nommination was not so much of a stretch because the album was really good, it just didn't trancend to ALBUM OF THE YEAR worthy)
RIGHT: Bruno Mars‘ fingerprints were all over the pop charts this year, so it’s fitting that he received seven nominations…
WRONG: …but with a résumé that impressive, he should have been a lock for a Best New Artist nomination. His absence there is a strange snub.
RIGHT: The Fame Monster put pop royal Lady Gaga in contention for Album of the Year for the second year in a row…
WRONG: …but “Bad Romance,” the best song from that disc, was relegated to female pop vocal and music video categories. No Song of the Year or Record of the Year nods? Rah-rah-ridiculous! (atleast she won the award so we can all just rest! lol)
RIGHT: The Academy recognized worthy lesser-known acts like the Black Keys and Mumford & Sons with multiple nominations…
WRONG: …but filled out the list with too many predictable choices like John Mayer, whose most recent album underwhelmed even some fans.
RIGHT: Gorillaz‘ “Stylo” got a much-deserved spot in the music video category….
WRONG: …but the cartoon band’s only other appearance was in Best Pop Instrumental Performance, for a minute-long album intro. That’s just weird. (i for one just could not get that tho!)
and by the way, why was trash pop princess, ke$ha snobbed totally? not even a nod? thats bonkers cause "Tic Toc" was a very very great record that took the world by storm. dont worry dear! youll get your acclaim one day!