The Grammy’s F?!k up again!!
The last time I watched the Grammy’s was when they totally messed up.
The Academy recognized hard rock music artists for the first time in 1989 under the category Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental, combining two of the most popular music genres of the 1980s. Jethro Tull was given that award for the album Crest of a Knave, beating Metallica, who were expected to win with the album …And Justice for All. This choice led to widespread criticism of the Academy, as journalists suggested that Jethro Tull’s music did not belong in the hard rock or heavy metal genres. In response, the Academy created the categories Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance, separating the genres. The incident is often considered an example of the Grammy Awards being out of touch with popular sentiment, and was even named the biggest upset in Grammy history by Entertainment Weekly.
When that happened Jethro Tull wasn’t around for years! Put out a new album and beat the best band of the time!
I Vowed not to watch the Grammy’s again!
Tonight, I went to talk to my Mother when she was watching the Grammy’s and they had the award for best new artist.
The Band Perry
I wasn’t aware that Nicki Minaj was eligible for new artist, but if her name is in the list.. She is the hands down winner!!
She not only beats everyone on that list by albums sold, but she beats them with everything! Show attendance, radio airplay, she even beats them in kids being her for Halloween!! She was the number one costume this year!!
Nicki’s 1st week sales were over 375,000 copies!!
Bon Iver? 104,000
304,000 total copies to date! Nicki sold over that in only her 1st week!!
But the Grammy winner was Bon Iver? Bon who?
He’s definitely not Bon Jovi!
He’s not even Bon Scott! (AC/DC)
How does this balding no name beat Nicki Minaj?
If your desired result is getting people to discover lesser known artists then make an away for them such as:
Best underrated artist
But to list him as best new artist.. What’s your criteria? Where’s the facts?
Grammy’s you can go back on the FU list with Facebook!
When you get a clue… Call me!
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This entry was posted on February 12, 2012 by louisjbianco. It was filed under controversy and was tagged with best new artist, Bon iver vs nicki Minaj, Grammy's, Grammy's fuck up, Grammy's mess up, Grammy's suck, Metallica vs Jethro Tull.