Side note: Are people really that surprised that he lost the grammy? I don't think he was even that surprised. He makes pop music that appeals to teenage girls for heavens sake. He's got talent but I am not gonna treat him like hes the next Bach. He's certainly not doing anything orginal and deep. Lets not be naive... part of his success comes from the fact that he's cute and charismatic and some of his stuff is catchy. And he's what... 16? It's not like he's never gonna have the chance at a Grammy again, just not in that category. He makes MILLIONS whether he wins Grammy's or not and he sure isn't gonna lose any record deals over it. Yeah... I am sure he cried about it...all the way to the bank.
I wasn't surprised, but then, I know if they honestly nominated only people they were going to give awards to the show would be very bland, IMO.
Of course I agree. But I do wish they actually nominated people who might actually deserve it. He's a talented kid but a Grammy? Uuuuuuh no.
I'm not a fan, but I do wish pop in general got more consideration from the committee. IMO, you cannot ask for ratings boosters and then not acknowledge their talent.
But someones ability to pack a house and boost ratings does not necassarily mean that they are Grammy Award worthy. Brittney Spears boosts ratings and can pack a house but no one can argue that she deserves a Grammy.
There's pop music and then there's Pop music. He's no Madonna, or Cyndi Lauper, or Michael Jackson, or Lady Gaga. They do Pop music that will and does stick around for decades, even after they are gone. They impact the music world with not only thier sound but with the way they perform it and thier image. Justin will be lucky if he's around in ten years. His sound isn't anything different then what the other teen dream pop singers are doing and he's more known for his hair style then his "sound". His songs aren't going to be the type people are still talking about 20 years later. Heck, I couldn't even tell you what half of his songs are now. He may still be in the business and successful, like Usher is, but he's not going to be considered a "legend" in 20 years. He's is definitely a talented kid and I won't dismiss his ability to pack a house, but he's not really making an "impact" in music. His act has already been done and will be done again. His fan base will grow up and move one and he will still be doing the same thing. Any kid with the ability to dance and carry a tune could be manufactured to do his stuff IMO. He's really just another teen dream millionare pop singer IMO. That's the difference to me. Of course, as I am not really a fan of his so I could be way off base but that's just my opinion and it's worth every cent you paid for it.
The Grammy's sometimes put in the "mega superstar of the moment" as a nominee to appeal to the fans. They don't usually win and no one is usually surprised. The difference here is that the fans don't usually go on hateful and disgusting tyrades about it like they are now.