What Was The Biggest Grammy Snub?
The media made a lot of Justin Bieber’s shut-out in the Grammy nominations, but iHeart radio listeners think Coldplay’s failure to land an Album of the Year nomination was the year’s biggest Grammy snub. Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto is nominated for Best Rock Album, but that’s a bit of a consolation prize for acts that are hoping for a nom in the higher-profile Album of the Year category. (The band’s previous album, 2008’s Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, was nominated for the top prize.)
Here’s how iHeart radio listeners responded to the question, “Who's the biggest Grammy snub this year?”
1. Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto not being nominated for Album of the Year, 21.9%
2. Carly Rae Jepsen not being nominated for Best New Artist, 16.5%
3. One Direction not being nominated for Best New Artist, 14.3%
4. Justin Bieber’s Believe not being nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album, 12.8%
5. Rihanna’s Talk That Talk not being nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album, 10.6%
6. PSY’s “Gangnam Style” not being nominated for Record of the Year, 10.1%
7. Drake’s Take Care not being nominated for Album of the Year, 8.0%
8. Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded not being nominated for Best Rap Album, 5.8%
My comments: Jepsen’s failure to receive a Best New Artist nomination was odd. “Call Me Maybe” (which Jepsen co-wrote) is up in two highly competitive categories: Song of the Year and Best Solo Vocal Performance. The failure of the Bieber and Rihanna albums to receive nominations for Best Pop Vocal Album was noteworthy. Both artists were nominated in that category with their previous studio albums. (Rihanna’s previous album, Loud, was even up for Album of the Year.) One correction: Minaj’s album was vying for a nomination as Best Pop Vocal Album. Her previous album, Pink Friday, was nominated for Best Rap Album, but this year she was judged to have gone pop.
1. Mumford & Sons, 25.9%
2. fun., 22.1%
3. Jay-Z, 17.2%
4. Dan Auerbach (of the Black Keys), 14.6%
5. Kanye West, 10.9%
6. Frank Ocean, 9.3%
My comments: I’m surprised that Jay-Z is ahead of his Watch The Throne collaborator, West. And I’m surprised that Ocean is so low.