Carly Rae Jepsen seemed like a shoo-in for Best New Artist. So why did the Recording Academy leave her off the final list?
Sure, “Call Me Maybe” was nominated for some big prizes, including Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, but Jepsen failed to get a Best New Artist nod, which may imply that Grammy voters don’t expect her to stick around.
Meanwhile, her mentor Justin Bieber was completely snubbed by the Academy when his album Believe failed to score any nominations. “This time there wont be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE,” his manager Scooter Braun tweeted. “The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one.”
Then there was Nicki Minaj, whose genre-crossing album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was overlooked in both the pop and rap categories. It looks like for Grammy voters, sometimes less is more.
As for One Direction, the British boy band was snubbed in the Best New Artist category, despite past boy bands — like the Jonas Brothers and Backstreet Boys — scoring a nomination years prior.
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