Grammy Watch 2013: Snubs
The announcement of the 2013 Grammy Awards nominations left fans aghast when some of music’s biggest names like newcomers One Direction, rapper Nicky Minaj and Canadian superstar Justin Bieber were noticeably absent.
The biggest snub has to be Justin Bieber. The pop star received no nominations, despite the success of his number one album, Believe
It’s surprising that Beliebers didn’t cause as much of an uproar over the snub as they did over his alleged marijuana incident.
However, the Beauty and the Beat
singer's manager, Scooter Braun, shared his feelings after the announcement when he tweeted: “This time there wont[sic] be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE. The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one.”
His anger is understandable considering the success of the Canadian singer's world tour and the fact he's sold over 15 million albums. Not to mention his legion of over 30 million followers on Twitter, overtaking Lady Gaga!
Some would say it would only be fare for the teen heartthrob to receive a nomination after he lost out on the Best New Artist gong to Esperanza Spalding two years ago.
Perhaps the voting demographic was just not in Justin’s favour this year or maybe the Recording Academy thinks that Biebs’ worldwide commercial success means nothing since he clearly lacked enough “artistic merit” to land a nod.
It's not all doom and gloom for Bieber who is the youngest artist with five No.1 albums
in the US and received recognition as the Best Male Act, Best Pop Act and Best World Stage Performer at the European Music Awards (EMAs)
in November last year.
So it's only a matter of time before he racks up the coveted Grammy but until that happens, Justin is travelling the world with sold out concerts for his Believe tour. In May, the Biebs will be hitting South African shores as part of his world tour
Now that you know who is definitely not taking a Grammy home, find out who is on the live broadcast of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on Monday, 11 February at 3:00 on Channel O (channel 320) and the repeat at 19:30 on Vuzu (channel 116).