So if Kanye decrees that it’s Lil Wayne’s Year, does that make it so? Apparently it does, as Wayne picks up a crowd-leading 8 nominations for work associated with “Tha Carter III”. Close behind at seven is Coldplay, whose “Viva La Vida” not only scored a number one album, but also nabbed the group their biggest single to date with the title cut. Kanye, Ne-Yo, and Jay-Z all picked up six nominations to make this a very hip-hop Grammy year.
One nice surprise for me was seeing Adele not only get a Best New Artist nod, but also a hat tip for “Chasing Pavements”, which a year later still feels like a fresh blast, compared to most of the cookie-cutter music on the radio right now. Duffy also got a Best New nom, and Lady Antebellum received some well-deserved recognition. Honestly, I don’t get the Jonas Brothers personally, but I’m not gonna hate on the notice. I WILL hate on Jazmine Sullivan’s FIVE nominations, though. The talk about her being compared to Lauryn Hill is galling enough, but after seeing her open for Maxwell in October, she doesn’t even deserve to be in the same time zone with most of these artists. How many favors did Clive have to pull in for this one? And how did she get the nod over Leona? I mean, “Spirit” isn’t revolutionary, but give the people what they want, ya know? It was all but a given that Leona Lewis would be up in that piece, but someone seems to have forgotten how many records her debut sold.
Who the heck is Jazmine Sullivan???
And yeah, best “new” artist nod for the Jonas Bros? They are on their 3rd album! Not that I’m a huge fan of Katy Hooker Perry, but she didn’t get a nod and has 2 Top 5 songs this year–one of those going postal all over the world too. I’m going to calm down now..why do the Grammys always piss me off?? LOL
Guys… Omg!~ Jazmine Sullivan’s album is amazing. Not sure about her live performances as I’ve never seen her live, but on recording, she’s quite stellar. Like an Amy-meets-Lauryn thing going on there.
I am still in awe at Katy’s shafting; but it seems that she’s had the final word on that matter with her latest blog posting. :p
Duffy for Best New Artist!!!!!
Yuri, while I know you’re rebuilding your Katy Perry after trampling it a la Godzilla, the Jonas Brothers sold a LOT more records this year than Ms Perry. And as long as they cock-blocked Miley, I’m good with that.
Will-W., while I really do respect your taste, I just don’t get the Jazmine record. “Need” is such a blatant Lauryn ripoff that I lost respect right away. Having said that, I have listened to the record, and it’s really a B-grade R&B record, IMHO. Trust me, I’d love to get behind a bonafide R&B singer that can cross into the mainstream, but I’m just not feelin’ her.
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