I just watched the CBS Grammy Nomination special and I have some thoughts.
First of all, I like the idea of having this concert accompanying the announcement. And it’s in primetime too. Good way to drum up interest in the Grammy Awards. However, I kind of liked having that announcement in the morning by many of the nominated artists.
I’m so, so, so glad that Duffy got a “Best New Artist” nod. I was pretty sure she’d get that one, but it was a relief to see her name announced. I kind of thought she’d get a “Record of the Year” nomination, but it wasn’t in the cards. She got her second nod in the “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance” category. No brainer there. That’s a stacked cat too, with Adele, Sara Bareilles, Leona Lewis, Katy Perry, and Pink. I like all of those songs! Rounding out Duffy’s nominations is “Best Pop Vocal Album”.
I’m also extremely excited about Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown getting nominated for “No Air”. I still love that song. It was the perfect pop track and if I chose the winners, that would be it for “Best Pop Collaboration”.
I love the nominations for “Best Dance Recording” because my girl, Lady GaGa got nominated, as well as Rihanna for “Disturbia”. Love both of those songs. Madonna’s “Give It 2 Me” got the nod over “4 Minutes”, which I thought was strange, but maybe it is more dancey to others?
Chris Brown got a “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance” solo nod for “Take You Down”, which makes me LOL. I’m indifferent about the song. It’s all about that video, ‘nawmean? 😉
OneRepublic getting a nod in the “Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals” category is perfection. And I don’t care what anyone says, they needed Timbaland. No, they didn’t need him in order to make good music, but they needed him to get that music and their name out there.
Still don’t get the fascination with Coldplay. Of course they got a shitload of nominations. As did Weezy, and I don’t get that either.
Mariah Carey needs to dress more age appropriate. I’m tired of her dressing like she’s 21. Time to grow up, Mimi. Christina Aguilera can SANG. She doesn’t sing. She SANGS. Notice the distinction. BB King’s performance with John Mayer was great. John boy should do this genre of music full-time. It suits him much better than his whiny pop/rock act. He’s got some soul and should let it out!
The full list of nominations can be found on Grammy.com.