Grammy Snubs: Bieber Gets the Cold Shoulder
By Breeanna Hare, CNN
(CNN) — The Recording Academy showed appreciation for a variety of young artists this year, but they didn’t extend any of that love toward Justin Bieber.
The 18-year-old pop star didn’t snag a Grammy nod Wednesday for his album “Believe,” or any of its singles. Instead, the six artists at the top of the nominees pile include Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Jay-Z, Kanye West and Fun., who earned six nods each.
If you’re Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, you look at that and think the Recording Academy “blew it.”
After congratulating Carly Rae Jepsen, who picked up two nominations for “Call Me Maybe,” Braun didn’t try to tone down his opinion of the nominations on Twitter.
“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,” he posted. “The hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving. the kid delivered. Huge [successful] album, sold out tour, and won people over … this time he deserved to be recognized and I don’t really have any kind nice positive things to say about a decision I don’t agree with.”
But Biebs was far from the only name we’re accustomed to seeing climb the charts that was missing from the nominees list. One Direction came up empty-handed, as did Nicki Minaj and Usher.