Justin Bieber has sold millions of albums worldwide and racked up countless honors, but the biggest award in music, the Grammy, continues to be out of his reach. The 18-year-old singer and his third album, Believe, were not among those nominated for the awards when they were announced on Wednesday. Believe was Bieber's effort at transitioning from the sweet-faced boy with goofy hair who croons "Baby," to the more mature guy singing "Boyfriend" to his woman in a parking lot. He was even nominated last year, for Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album for his debut, My World 2.0. This year's oversight had to hurt!
Although Bieber, a well-documented Twitter addict, showed great restraint by not posting anything about the news (or lack thereof), we can't say the same about his manager, Scooter Braun. Braun took to Twitter to show his disappointment about Bieber, and another client, Carly Rae Jepsen. The "Call Me Maybe" singer's hit song picked up nods for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Vocal Performance, but she was not nominated for Best New Artist. (Check out the full list of nominees!)
"first...congrats to @carlyraejepsen. thought u deserved a best new artist nom, but proud Call Me Maybe got u 2 noms. so proud of u," Braun wrote. "second....this time there wont be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE. The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one. the hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving. the kid delivered. Huge succesful 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 not alone in being left out of the Grammy nods. U.K. boy bands One Direction and The Wanted also failed to win a single nomination. They really do need to get a teenage girl on the Grammy nominating committee!
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