Ahem.. guys? Aren’t you forgetting someone? Nominations for the 2014 Grammy Awards were revealed on Dec. 6, and for me, one snub stuck out worse than the rest.
With every awards show, there are inevitably going to be a few snubs — but I can’t let this one go. Selena Gomez had her best year as a musician in 2013 — she truly morphed into a pop star — but apparently dropping hit after hit and owning an entire summer with your music doesn’t qualify you for Grammy Award nominations.
Selena Gomez Was Snubbed By The Grammy Awards
Watching The Grammy Awards Nominations Concert Live!, I was stunned as more and more time passed without Selena’s name being called. And then the show ended, and it became official — Selena had been snubbed by the Grammys. You know that Emoji of the angry red face? That’s how I looked on Dec. 6.
Because how could Selena’s accomplishments this year — “Come & Get It,” “Slow Down,” the entire Stars Dance album — go so blatantly unnoticed? After “Come & Get It” was released on Apr. 8, you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing it. Next to Daft Punk‘s “Get Lucky,” it was easily one of the biggest songs of the summer. And Stars Dance (released on July 23) kept that momentum going and solidified Selena’s place at the top.
She performed at halftime at the Dallas Cowboys game on Thanksgiving Day. Next to the Super Bowl Halftime Show, it doesn’t get any bigger than that. And yet — no Grammy love.
Selena Gomez: Who Was Nominated For Grammys Instead Of Her
There were a few categories I figured Selena could sneak into — Song of the Year, Pop Performance of the Year, and (as a stretch) Record of the Year. And looking at some of the nominees from those categories, I still don’t know how they got the nod instead of Selena.
I don’t wanna knock anyone off their Grammy-nominated pedestal, but that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Don’t get me wrong, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake — the nominees are mostly solid (though Macklemore & Ryan Lewis getting nominated seems like an attempt by the Grammys to buy viewers from Twitter).
But all I have to say is: Pink‘s “Just Give Me A Reason” was nominated for both Song of the Year and Pop Performance of the Year. I just had to Google that song — that’s how “big” it was this year. And now that I know what song it is, I’m just more flabbergasted that it was honored instead of “Come & Get It.” The angry Emoji face is coming back…
So somebody stop me before I get worked up and make too many enemies. Look, all I’m saying is that Selena had a banner year in 2013. She went from pop princess to megastar extremely gracefully, right in front of our eyes; she improved as a musician and a performer more than any other star. So sue me if I think she deserved a little credit from the Grammys.
Do you agree, HollywoodLifers? Was Selena snubbed? Let me know what you think!
— Andrew Gruttadaro