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Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj

Snub: Justin Bieber’s Believe and Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded were also passed over for Best Pop Vocal Album. Bieber’s My World 2.0 was nominated in this category two years ago. Minaj’s Pink Friday was nominated for Best Rap Album last year. She was moved over to the pop field this year to reflect the fact that many view now her as primarily a pop artist. (The two stars team for a current top 15 hit, "Beauty And A Beat.")

Grammys 2013 Nominations: Snubs and Surprises

December 6, 2012

fun. and Frank Ocean swept. Coldplay, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Justin

Bieber were snubbed. Lionel Richie and Scotty McCreery were passed over,

but were they really snubbed? Let’s look at the just-announced Grammy

nominations and sort it all out. Winners will be announced on Feb. 10.

-- By Paul Grein, Yahoo! Music