Grammy 2011 Nominations

December 2, 2010 — Leave a comment

Excuse as I say that I thought Grammy awards couldn’t get any lower than last years. This is me saying that I enjoyed Eminem, and Lady Gaga fine.

But it’s really effing sad that Katy Perry’s got a Grammy nod for Album of the Year.

Not really static about any of the main categories. However, one category did really jump out for me — Julieta Venegas got a nod for Latin Pop Album. She plays so many instruments… and she has her own sound. When you listen to Julieta Venegas, you know it’s Julieta Venegas.

Her album wasn’t even nominated for a Latin Grammy — instead, Nelly Furtado’s which I actually liked fine won. The saddest part was that when watching that I told my mother “You know what would be sad, if Nelly Furtado wins Best Female Pop at the Latin Grammys.” Let’s not pretend Nelly is not singing in Spanish for commercial purposes. If she were trying to connect with her roots, she’d be singing more in Portuguese.

Plus, they also nominated They Might Be Giants for their Children Album [Meet the Elements, I am a Paleontologist]. I think that’s pretty much it.

Here are the general categories nominees~

Record of the Year
Nothin’ on You – B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars
Love the Way You Lie – Eminem Featuring Rihanna
F*ck You – Cee Lo Green
Empire State of Mind – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

Prediction: Love the Way You Lie or Empire State of Mind
Wish: F*ck You

Album of the Year
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Eminem – Recovery
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
Lady Gaga – The Fame Monster
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream

Prediction: Lady Gaga or Eminem
Wish: Arcade Fire – even though I don’t love it. – This is my issue with Arcade Fire.

Song of the Year
Beg Steal or Borrow – Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs
F*ck You – Cee Lo Green
The House that Built Me – Miranda Lambert
Love the Way You Lie – Eminem Featuring Rihanna
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

Prediction: Eminem or Lady Antebellum
Wish: F*ck You

Best New Artist
Justin Bieber
Drake
Florence + the Machine
Mumford & Sons
Esperanza Spalding

Prediction: Drake or Florence + the Machine
Wish: Florence + the Machine

I am actually doing uneducated guesses. Haven’t listened to Esperanza Spalding, Mumford & Sons, Miranda Lambert, or anything by Lady Antebellum. But that’s pretty much how it’s going. I’ll comment back if I change my mind~

For the whole list of nominees, go here.

Oh yeah! There’s no Best Regional Mexican Album nominees for lack of albums…

And Glee is nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group. Seriously????? Look, I love Glee. I got freaking Don’t Stop Believin’ in my iPod and I sing it like an idiot. That doesn’t mean it deserves a Grammy nod when artists like Regina Spektor, Marit Larsen and Jonsi are Grammy-less.

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