Daily Archives: December 2, 2010

Et Tu, Grammys?

Perhaps someday in the future, David will get one of these babies, but obviously he must wait a little longer, maybe when he gets really good music produced just for the sole purpose of having The Voice soar above and beyond.  In the mean time, all I can say about what did get nominated for Grammys is… um, whaat?!?!

Yeah, I anticipated Justin Bieber getting a Best New Artist nod (and expect that he will most likely win in this category – keep in mind, so did Milli Vanilli), but a nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album?! Gimme a friggin’ break!

Or, rather, as the song by Cee Lo Green says (which is also nominated for Song AND Record of the Year): F*** you!

And don’t even get me started on Katy Perry’s album, Teenage Dream, getting nominated for Album of the Year over the albums of Janelle Monae and Sade.  Seriously, Grammys, what happened to your “prestige”?

Oh, and before I forget, Adam Lambert got a nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for his song, “Whataya Want From Me.” Like, whatever! (But, congrats to him anyway as I’m sure he’s as surprised as anyone else to get this nod.)

But, speaking of American Idol alumni, kudos to both Fantasia and Carrie Underwood for their R&B and country music nominations.

I expect the American Music Awards to reward popularity, but when will the Grammys actually move beyond the popular and highlight some real music? Or have they forgotten their raison d’etre?

No wonder the music industry is in a rut! Here’s the full list of nominees.