Justin Bieber's Manager Slams Grammys for Snub: 'You Blew It'
One of the industry's biggest names is conspicuously missing from the 2013 Grammy Awards nominations: Justin Bieber.
The teen pop phenom blazed charts with his third album, Believe, which has notched two top ten singles — "Boyfriend" and "As Long As You Love Me" — since hitting shelves in June. But Bieber was entirely shut out of every category in this year's crop of nods, leaving his manager Scooter Braun less than pleased.
"This time there wont be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE," Braun tweeted. "The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one."
"The hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving," he continued. "The kid delivered. Huge succesful (sic) album, sold out tour, and won people over...this time he deserved to be recognized and I dont really have any kind nice positive things to say about a decision i dont agree with."
Bieber's Grammy snub comes just a few weeks after the "Beauty and a Beat" singer swept the American Music Awards, where he took home artist of the year, favorite pop/rock male artist and favorite pop/rock album. But the AMAs are voted on by fans — of which Bieber has an army — whereas the Grammys are determined by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, a committee composed of music industry professionals.
Braun had something to celebrate as one of his other artist, Carly Rae Jepsen, received recognition. "Congrats to @carlyraejepsen," he tweeted. "Thought u deserved a best new artist nom, but proud Call Me Maybe got u 2 noms. so proud of u." Braun then ended his Twitter tirade with: "I got a lot more I can say but for now....Im gonna leave it at that. Congrats to all those who got nominated including our own CRJ."