Weigh In: 2014 Grammy Snubs & Surprises

Published: Saturday 7th Dec 2013 by Rashad
Screen shot 2013-12-07 at 12.25.55 AM


It’s that time of year again!

Indeed, tonight saw the 2014 Grammy nominations unveiled as per usual of its nomination concert special weeks before the actual showing.  But, what comes with the ‘per usual’ showing are the jaw-dropping surprises, snubs, and all out “shut-outs” that accompany the annual spectacle.

Always a heated debate-starter, the coveted tally saw the likes of Christina Aguilera, Trey Songz, Janelle Monae, Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Brandy, Ciara, Keyshia Cole, Kelly Rowland, Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, India.Arie, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga all go without mention.

For Bieber – whose manager made headlines for his rant regarding his 2013 Grammy shutout – this would be a second-go-round despite consistently clocking some of the year’s biggest hits.

Tuck in below for a list of other surprises and snubs:

1.  Surprise:  Tamar Braxton Lands Multiple Nominations For ‘Love & War’

Snub:  K. Michelle Gets None

2.  Surprise:  Justin Timberlake, Despite Racking Up 7 nods, Gets Shut Out of “Big 4”

Snub:  Christina Aguilera Gets None For ‘Lotus’ Which Missed 2012’s cut off

3.  Surprise:  Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ Gets “Song of the Year” Nod

Snub:  Lady Gaga, whose ‘Applause’ was released on the same week, gets none

4.  Surprise:  Jay Z Leads Nominations with nine, newcomer Kendrick Lamar landing 7

Snub:  J. Cole Excluded From All Major Rap Categories

5.  Surprise:  Newcomer Lorde gets four nominations

Snub:  Lorde is not nominated for “Best New Artist” nor is Ariana Grande

6. Surprise:  Pharrell Lands 7 nominations

Snub:  R&B leading ladies Keyshia Cole, Brandy, Kelly Rowland, and Ciara shut out of nominations

The biggest snub came in the form of the year’s top hitmakers Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga all being shut out.  While, surprisingly, Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ was also nowhere to be found.

What were some of your biggest surprises?  See the full list here.

Your thoughts? 

Comments 123

Please Post Your Comments & Reviews

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Molly December 7, 2013

    Im so shocked Ciara was snubbed im over the Grammys.

  2. The Struggling Is Real, too December 7, 2013

    Gaga & Applause



  3. Christmas Comes Early December 7, 2013

    Gaga is nominated…in Venus, Pluto & Mars.


  4. Iconic cici December 7, 2013

    Only people who truly got snubbed was Ciara, Mariah, & Keyshia cole , the rest are not takin serious like Nicki GaGa and Justin beiber their music is horrible.

  5. Riri4Ever December 7, 2013

    Hoping Gaga to get nominated is like hoping Mother Theresa to wake up from the grave…

  6. Lovebird (Britney Jean – OUT NOW) December 7, 2013

    My only surprise is Ciara getting no nominations, reason being Body Party was a huge RnB hit.

    The other surprise is Tamar getting so many nominations. Vince is shadyyyyy, he’s going to buy Tamar a nomination and possibly a Grammy but forget to send a check for Gags….I can’t.

    And not Lorde getting 4 nominations when she hasn’t been out even two years, I cannot.

  7. Amanda Bynes December 7, 2013

    I’m so pissed that Say Something by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera got snubbed for any nomination.

  8. Tyler December 7, 2013

    Dying at the fact Nicki didn’t get any feature nomination for the 30 songs she’s been on this year but Missy Elliott did hahahahahahahahaha god is REAL

  9. Flop Like Lady Gaga December 7, 2013

    Gaga- the worst pop album on the discounted bin award Tesco and Walmart….


  10. Lovebird (Britney Jean – OUT NOW) December 7, 2013

    Big surprise though, why didn’t Janelle Monae get a nomination?

  11. The Truth December 7, 2013

    The BIGGEST snub is Janelle Monae. I knew Keyshia and Brandy wouldn’t get in. Kelly Rowland was a possibility in Best Urban Contemporary Album. I thought Ciara would get into Best R&B Performance for “Body Party” since it was the biggest R&B hit but nothing else.

    Ariana Grande had some good songs BUT there was wayyy too much competition in Pop with songs that were better.

    J-Cole got into Best Rap/Sung for “Power Trip” his album should have been nominated over Jay-Z’s.

  12. Stephy The Lambily/Hive Member December 7, 2013

    Yasss… Iconic Cici Im so happy we can agree on something

  13. Lovebird (Britney Jean – OUT NOW) December 7, 2013

    Kelly’s ass was TOO LAZY to submit her boring ass mess.

    If Kelly got a nomination, then I would lose all hope in the Grammy’s.

    It’s simple, Kelly doesn’t care, why should we?

  14. An0thrDream December 7, 2013

    I’m pissed #WHACK

    Ciara DEF deserved to be in those R&B categories! Her song was the sh!t

    Lady gaga has more substance than most of those chicks nominated

    Christina A. , beiber, Ariana, Lana, Kelly, all deserved it #SMH

    Grammys sucks… Same old artist, NUTHIN new or exciting

    Go macklemore , Kendrick, lorde and Thicke

  15. Stephy The Lambily/Hive Member December 7, 2013


  16. Stephy The Lambily/Hive Member December 7, 2013

    Grandmother Mariah aint do nothing this year to get a Grammy so im not surprised… Motha B you betta get that 18th Grammy.. Motha gonna end up passing Aretha FAT ASS Franklin… Mariah please bring it next year Boo Love You

  17. CARMEN (ULTRAVIOLENCE – 2014) December 7, 2013

    Janelle Monae should have been nominated Best R&B Album imo

  18. Arie December 7, 2013

    I see they are still pretending as if Fine China wasn’t a good song. What would make those people sitting at the Grammy panel sit up and take notice, would be for the snubbed artists to not attend. They need to be hit where it hurts the most with ratings becuause that red carpet would look tragic.

  19. christinastherealtalent December 7, 2013

    I hope AGBW and Christina perform there! Continue striking the iron while it’s hot!

  20. Stephy The Lambily/Hive Member December 7, 2013

    Ciara is NOT my cup of TEA-BAGS but she did deserve atleast 3 nominations for that flop album of hers..

  21. not so often December 7, 2013

    i couldnt believe roar was nominated but diamonds wasnt… i wont be watching this grammy either

  22. BRIAN’S DEN December 7, 2013

    Well at least Kelly Rowland got a nomination for R&B song for being featured on Fantasia’s Without You.

    GaGa is def a surprise snub, especially since Katy didn’t get snubbed…although I still don’t see it for Katy getting her first grammy..

    Poor Miley, she’s prob actually really upset, seems like she really cares about awards, and popularity, and winning.

    Def surprised with Tamar’s many nominations… but Love&War is an amazing song.

  23. Stephy The Lambily/Hive Member December 7, 2013

    Chris Brown is completely ignored for his genius. But thats his fault..

  24. Stephy The Lambily/Hive Member December 7, 2013

    Ewwww “ROAR” is nominated for Song Of The Year… LOLOLOLOLOLOLOOOLOL Rihanna “Stay” shouldve been nominated in “Roar” spot

  25. christinastherealtalent December 7, 2013

    Christina wasn’t snubbed. Her version of the song wasn’t released until November 4th. The cut off for eligible songs was September 30th.

  26. not so often December 7, 2013

    diamonds should have been nominated instead of that crap noise

  27. c squad above you all December 7, 2013

    Ciara deserved a nomination.

  28. Stephy The Lambily/Hive Member December 7, 2013

    “Diamonds” was an OK song Not Song OF The Year Worthy

  29. Rosie December 7, 2013

    Still screaming at F*** getting snubbed HARD.
    Vampire Weekend should’ve gotten an AOTY nom instead of Macklemore “rap for white middle schoolers” album.

  30. Applause December 7, 2013

    Nicki zero grammys

    Lana zero grammys

    Gaga 5 faggits

  31. Sit Down Already December 7, 2013

    Gaga- file under “Irrelevant Has-Been”

  32. Applause December 7, 2013

    Diamonds shits on stay.

  33. Lovebird (Britney Jean – OUT NOW) December 7, 2013

    Gags 4+ submissions, 0 nominations

  34. Lily December 7, 2013

    You always forget to mention bey. Anyway you’re right cus I don’t understand why Diamond was not nominated. My biggest surprise was chris brown #finechina deserve #GRAMMYnoms but didn’t get any why lorde nab 4 nominations. What’s Up #RihannaNavy you got to Step up at least Rihanna got to win that Best Urban Contemporary Album that she’s nominated for. If she wins her nomination 1 over 2 it’s better than nothing or not even been nominated. The Grammy needs to explained the way they nominates these Artist.

  35. Lovebird (Britney Jean – OUT NOW) December 7, 2013

    Gags, MIA next week

    1. Garth Brooks (Pearl) 145-155k
    2. The Robertsons (EMI Nashville) 110-120k
    3. Britney Spears (RCA) 110-120k
    4. Kelly Clarkson (RCA) 105-115k
    5. One Direction (SYCO/Columbia) 100-110k
    6. Eminem (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) 75-80k
    7. Pentatonix (Madison Gate) 60-65k
    8. Michael Buble (Reprise) 55-60k
    9. Frozen Soundtrack (Disney) 45-50k
    10. Katy Perry (Capitol) 40-45k
    11. The Sound of Music (Sony Masterworks) 35-40k
    12. Now 48 (UMe) 39-42k
    13. Jake Owen (RCA Nashville) 39-42k
    14. Susan Boyle (SYCO/Columbia) 38-41k
    15. Mary J. Blige (Verve) 35-38k
    16. Florida Georgia Line (Republic Nashville) 32-35k
    17. Piano Guys (Portrait) 28-31k
    18. Lorde (Lava/Republic) 28-31k
    19. Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 28-31k

  36. Sit Down Already December 7, 2013

    Where is Gaga’s nomination?

    —Cricket sound—

    Krik krik krik… 😀

  37. Lovebird (Britney Jean – OUT NOW) December 7, 2013

    Search party for Artpop

    1. Garth Brooks (Pearl) 145-155k
    2. The Robertsons (EMI Nashville) 110-120k
    3. Britney Spears (RCA) 110-120k
    4. Kelly Clarkson (RCA) 105-115k
    5. One Direction (SYCO/Columbia) 100-110k
    6. Eminem (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) 75-80k
    7. Pentatonix (Madison Gate) 60-65k
    8. Michael Buble (Reprise) 55-60k
    9. Frozen Soundtrack (Disney) 45-50k
    10. Katy Perry (Capitol) 40-45k
    11. The Sound of Music (Sony Masterworks) 35-40k
    12. Now 48 (UMe) 39-42k
    13. Jake Owen (RCA Nashville) 39-42k
    14. Susan Boyle (SYCO/Columbia) 38-41k
    15. Mary J. Blige (Verve) 35-38k
    16. Florida Georgia Line (Republic Nashville) 32-35k
    17. Piano Guys (Portrait) 28-31k
    18. Lorde (Lava/Republic) 28-31k
    19. Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 28-31k

  38. FutureCIARA December 7, 2013


  39. Arie December 7, 2013

    That is why I’m glad he won’t be available for them to use him for ratings. They will have to go and drag Mrs Carter to help out since they are gifting her husband with noms he doesn’t deserve. These award shows are a mess.

  40. Sit Down Already December 7, 2013

    ARTPOP..an album of the millennium by Lady Gaga with zero #1 and Grammy nomination.

    RIP 😀

  41. Anne December 7, 2013

    @Brian’s Den, I don’t think Kelly got nominated for her feature on Fantasia’s “Without Me” because that award probably only goes to writers. Not 100 % sure.

  42. FutureCIARA December 7, 2013


    They will always shade that lil queen.

  43. Rosie December 7, 2013

    iTunes US:
    74. Lana Del Rey – Body Electric
    Not Lana slaying with a year old album track from her Grammy nominated EP. Tropico it’s power.

  44. Anne December 7, 2013

    Lady Gaga will have another opportunity next year to garner a nomination for the rest of her album. Who knows what will happen. But, she may not have any good contenders if we’ve already heard the best that the album has to offer.

  45. Ty Ty ( Ghetto Gothic Dance Queen) December 7, 2013

    i think the Grammys hate Justin B and Nicki they stay snubbing those whores.

    But why stay over diamonds that’s the real snub lol jk

    but Ciara and Mariah deserved those nominations.

  46. Sit Down Already December 7, 2013

    Gaga “tried to go head to head with Katy, and lost.”


  47. Ty Ty ( Ghetto Gothic Dance Queen) December 7, 2013

    Ciara got snubbed the most tbh she worked her ass off this year.

  48. Rosie December 7, 2013

    Welp, in a matter of minutes, Body Electric moved up two spots on US iTunes.
    It’s slaying worldwide too. No widespread promo, just a 27 minute shirt film uploaded to Vevo.

  49. FutureCIARA December 7, 2013

    EPIC label has 5 things to celebrate, Congrats Tamar and Sara…….

    I really think the industry is shading Gaga ferociously though!

    Chris Brown does this to himself.

    Brandy should really be teasing new material by now, What is she going to wait another decade????

    I guess the only artist that i can say i am gagging over not getting nominated is Ariana, Even though I feel she’s not ready yet….

    She should really take my advice on a new image

  50. Ty Ty ( Ghetto Gothic Dance Queen) December 7, 2013

    No shade but i don’t see Lana winning any awards but congratulations on the nominations Rosie and Lana #ProveMeWrong

  51. FutureCIARA December 7, 2013

    Funny how Miley Cyrus went from being the number one talked about, to not being mentioned at all in a matter of months……

    I guess it takes more than a wrecking ball.

  52. Ty Ty ( Ghetto Gothic Dance Queen) December 7, 2013

    What happen to gaga!? lol i feel so bad for her she used to be the leader of the pack now shes behind the pack :-/

  53. Anne December 7, 2013

    I’m sick of so many comments claiming Ciara got snubbed. Ciara can’t sing bottom line. She needs a new profession. Her vocals on “Body Party” are unbearable.

  54. Rosie December 7, 2013

    @Ty Ty Hopefully she snatches that one category Y&B is nominated for. And it would be hilarious if she actually won for Paradise just for the meltdowns on here.
    Thankfully Lana’s Best Original Song Oscar is guaranteed since Skyfall already won last year.

  55. FutureCIARA December 7, 2013

    They asking me if I feel like Ciara DESERVED a nomee,

    And Honestly, IDK….

    I feel like she has a lot of work in front of her to redeem herself from a rocky past.


    In the near future, its still possible though, I feel like the industry is making her prove herself as a serious artist.

  56. Ty Ty ( Ghetto Gothic Dance Queen) December 7, 2013

    @Rosie id be proud if lana won not the biggest fan of her music but she’s very creative i can respect that.

  57. xyz December 7, 2013


  58. put your EBT card away, and pull that STAn card out h**! December 7, 2013

    is it a surpise that ciara was snubbed? She was snubbed album wise too the public isn’t buying! LOL at gaga though!

  59. Anne December 7, 2013

    I was happy to see nominations RnB singers like Fantasia, Chrisette, Tamar, Faith Evans, John Legend, Anthony Hamiltion, even Alicia Keys. Ciara can’t come close to any of them vocally. Maybe she could have been nominated for a video or dancing but her music is too lacking in the vocal department for me to ever consider the lack of a Ciara nomination a snub. Trying to survive in R&B with a weak voice when there are so many strong vocalists in that category is just difficult. Janet was one of the few artists who was able to have longevity in R&B with a weak voice but it doesn’t happen often that’s why Ciara is struggling. Others like K. Michelle or even Kelly or Keyshia Cole would deserve a nomination before Ciara.

  60. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) December 7, 2013

    DEAD at Applause getting NOTHING lol!!! As it deserves. Anyway, poor Ciara, she deserved at least one nom, same with Janelle Monae… Oh and where’s that Onika creature at??

  61. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) December 7, 2013

    And Vince TOTALLY paid someone to nominate that muppet..

  62. Skyfall December 7, 2013


    Ciara should of been nominated IMO, and I disagree with the
    Ariana new image thing it would be nice but I feel like she had
    One of the best pop albums of the year with quality music and
    Phenomenal voice which surely would snatch that Best new Artist
    Nomination but you can never be certain with the Grammys on what
    Think. Janelle Monae deserve an nom. As well IMO

  63. hilary duff stan December 7, 2013

    Im sad ciara can never win out of everyone ciara should have been nominated.

    I see the paid gaga miley and nicki dust lmao good to see.

    yay for lana she so underrated

  64. FutureCIARA December 7, 2013

    I agree with you doll, I feel like the industry is demanding something extra from these artist that want recognition…

    Thats why I immediately went for a new look for Ms.Grande, She did have the #1 album. But her look needs to be revamped if she wants to be taken as far as her voice will go.

    I see it for New artist though.

    And Janelle Monae should have been nominated as well.

  65. FutureCIARA December 7, 2013

    Congrats to the LEGEND Donald Lawrence being nominated for Best Gospel Album!

  66. hilary duff stan December 7, 2013

    @rosie rooting for you and lana 😉

  67. Take A Seat Already December 7, 2013

    LOL at Gaga and her EDM bullsh%t… 😆

  68. Teacher December 7, 2013

    Diamonds wasn’t eligible. It was released b4 the eligibility period. Idk y or how Roar got nominated for anything#trash! I hope Katy doesn’t win s***! Lol@Ciara.

  69. Molly December 7, 2013

    So glad im not the only person who feels like Queenara was seriously snubbed.

  70. HaHa December 7, 2013

    It was nominated last year thou

  71. mk December 7, 2013


  72. mk December 7, 2013


  73. WhattaFkkkkk December 7, 2013

    No TWO ELEVEN??? WOW, I’m so disappointed.I’m not watching the Grammys next year

  74. F*** Grammy December 7, 2013

    The Grammy’s are s***. They ignore Bieber and Nicki every year although they deserve a nomination

  75. MISHKA December 7, 2013

    Most of those snubs are surprising but quite understandable. Except for one or two artists, I don’t remember any stellar music coming from any of those who got ignored.

    All those who put any credible work got nominated: Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Drake, Tamar Braxton, Bruno Mars and Pharell. Each artist deserves at least one win.

    Taylor Swift might win Album of The Year again. Well deserved this time around.

    I feel bad for Ariana but she’ll be back, for sure. Miley, too. Selena is a cutie but she needs to find the right register for that “voice”.

    Lady Gaga and Kanye West need go to rehab or something. We are officially bored with your antics and tantrums.

    Read more: http://thatgrapejuice.net/2013/12/2014-grammy-awards-nominations/#ixzz2mn0dRygs
    Follow us: @ThatGrapeJuice on Twitter | ThatGrapeJuiceOfficial on Facebook

  76. OHNANANA December 7, 2013

    Who cares !!
    Mary J Blige got one in Hip-Hop for a feature

  77. Not really surprised December 7, 2013

    Love & War the song or album doesn’t deserve that many nominations. The album has yet to push 200K and the single #57 Hot100/#4 R&B/#5R&B/Hip-Hop.
    Taylor Swift has another Album of the Year nomination based off of Popularity alone and not for the artistic value.
    Kelly Rowland may be lazy but she crafted a great R&B record that should’ve been nominated.
    Brandy stays getting snubbed,Ciara even deserved a nod for Body Party.

    Everything else seems about right.
    K.Michelle’s music has no variation to it and doesn’t deserve a nomination, too hood for the panel’s liking so it’s not surprising. Tamar though! Their albums were both equally R&B messes!

  78. xedos December 7, 2013

    I just cannot understand how roar got nominated for anything.

  79. idgi December 7, 2013

    What a f****** joke.

  80. ANNA December 7, 2013

    im so glad for LANA DEL REY nomination!! she deserves it. though i think she wont win but it doesnt matter.. im happy for LORDE AND SARA BAREILLES TOO.. im surprised LOTUS was snubbed, im not a christina fan, but it is a good album. finally, SOOOO HAPPY ARTPOP ISNT NOMINATED.. THIS ALBUM WAS SO OVERRATED

  81. Sessile December 7, 2013

    What are you talking about? I’m no Tamar fan but the album has sold 265k.

    CONGRATS TO FANTASIA! She is taking at least one Grammy home for Get It Right.

    I’ve never heard of most of the nominees. Brandy should’ve gotten a nomination over Mack Wilds and R&B divas wtf. I’m shocked Janelle is nowhere to be found. Really, Grammys? Really?

  82. HaHa December 7, 2013

    Alicia Keys not nominated. Ulimate snub

  83. Aciess December 7, 2013

    WOW…. This is shocking, regardless of how ppl felt about the promo of ‘Talk a Good Game” it should of been nominated. That is a strong R&B album. Ariana most definitely should of been nominated for best new artist. J. Cole album should of been nominated over Kanye. & Janelle Monae definitely got snubbed.

  84. FAF December 7, 2013

    THe grammys are a joke post 2007

  85. Honest December 7, 2013

    Brandy deserved a couple of nominations. It’s so sad that she always get snubbed yet she has consistantly released quality albums. She is also one of the most celebrated and respected vocalists/singers (live/studio) in the industry. I realy don’t understand.

  86. Jeff December 7, 2013

    This is a joke. No wonder Drake backed out of performing on the Grammys. He claims it was because of the Tour, but told them he was going to perform in early October 2013. The only time I watch the Grammys was when Chris & Rihanna was there and I know damn well that I will not be watching. The only persons I’m happy for is J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar but I still will not be watching. Jay-Z needs to retire. I mean he will never reach billion status plus his cd & songs was not all that.

  87. Jeff December 7, 2013

    error The only one I’m sad about is J. Cole ^^^

  88. LA LA December 7, 2013

    This is weird because I’m not a big fan of Rihanna but why didn’t she get nominated for “Diamonds?” That was such a big hit.

    But the one I am real pissed about is J. Cole being snubbed for all major rap categories. SMFH! When is this guy going to get recognized for his great work. He deserves an award for Power Trip and Born Sinner.

  89. FAF December 7, 2013

    Congrats to Ciara on her 0 Grammy nominations! Well deserved!

  90. Kyle December 7, 2013

    I don’t think Janelle Monae got a nomination for her album because it missed the cutoff. “Q.U.E.E.N.” with Erykah Badu should have received an R&B nomination though. Ciara should’ve been nominated for “Body Party.” Brandy’s “Two Eleven” should have been nominated for Best R&B Album. Oh well…

  91. Kyle December 7, 2013


  92. christopher December 7, 2013


  93. Boss December 7, 2013

    Chris, Brandy and Ciara deserve some nominations.

  94. Smith December 7, 2013

    Janelle Monae was eligible including 3 singles. Album dropped September. Just snubbed.

  95. christopher December 7, 2013


  96. J Crewedup December 7, 2013

    No nomination for Brandy’s awesome “Two Eleven.”
    No nomination for Janelle’s awesome “Electric Lady.”
    No nomination for Dawn Richard’s brilliant “Goldenheart.”

    Where is HAIM’s nomination for “Days Are Gone?”

    Laura Mvula’s “Sing To The Moon” ? No.

    Alice Smith’s “She” ? No.

    “Body Party” ? No.

    “Song For Zula” by Phosphorescent???!!! No.

    Oh well, I’m used to it.

    But they did get a few right: Lalah, Tame Impala, Fantasia, James Blake, Anthony Hamilton, Queens Of The Stone Age, Kanye, Lana Del Ray, Disclosure, Kendrick, Beyoncé and Bowie.

  97. JOHNVIDAL December 7, 2013

    – Well… I´m impressed by these grammy nominations. Of course it´s impossible to agree with everything. But hey, they had the guts to leave Rihanna and her Diamonds (probably her most critically acclaimed song) out of the 3 big categories, really surprised. Great news cos they included Bruno in those categories despite his song being as old as Rihanna´s, so they got it right in this case, talent is the important thing.

    – Also… REALLY surprised Justin Timberlake is not in any of these 3 big categories. Wow grammys went there honey lol I´m glad. The album had quality but they don´t have to award just cos of success or popularity, so yeah, good decision.

    – Now there´s this Katy girl nominated in one of those 3 categories for a very basic song, well, there´s always things like this. She won´t win anyway.

    – Taylor Swift doesn´t deserve any award in general, she´s too basic. Hope they don´t give it to her, those would be 2 Album of the Year in her career, and I doubt any real legend has more than one.

    – The big surprise and disappointemnt is Janelle Monae´s album not having any important nomination. Like that´s the best album of the year and she´s so obviously talented. Something weird, they probably don´t like her for some reason.

    – Also surprising Ariana Grande didn´t get nominated for Best new Artist. So on point, she doesn´t deserve it at all. The music is basic as hell, and her vocals, despite being good, are too inspired by you know who. I´ve always said it, she won´t last. Better ones tried it but faded after a couple of years.

    – So on point trash like Milye didn´t make it either.

    – Finally, TGJ is hilarious, in what f****** world would any respectable journalist/blogger think Mariah Carey or Applause were going to be nominated? they only had one song out this year, give me a break.

  98. JOHNVIDAL December 7, 2013

    Well your taste is great but it´s impossible to award everybody don´t you think? Each category has only 5 nominees 🙂

  99. JOHNVIDAL December 7, 2013

    I really can´t understand some people! Who the hell thought Lotus was going to be nominated????? And Kelly Rowland, Brandy, etc stans… your girls may be good, but when people like Janelle Monae, who is on that other superior level artistically, don´t get nominations, you can´t be serious asking your faves to be…
    Also, can´t people read? Alicia Keys has nominations (good thing).
    And the very few people saying Beiber, Nicki, Milye should be nominated… well, you´ll grow up, hopefully.

  100. Ayden J. December 7, 2013

    Ariana Grande best new artist, J. Cole best rap album, Justin Timberlake & Bruno mars Album of the year, Janelle Monae best urban contemporary album, Kelly Rowland best R&B album, Justin Timberlake song of the year (mirrors) ALL F****** SNUBBED!

  101. Sean December 7, 2013

    It’s not eligible until next year. The cut off is the end of September or October 2013

  102. J Crewedup December 7, 2013

    @JOHNVIDAL you’re absolutely right. Nominations per category are quite limited. Impossible to please everyone.

    However, look at this:


    The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
    Neko Case

    Hesitation Marks
    Nine Inch Nails

    Trouble Will Find Me
    The National

    Tame Impala

    Modern Vampires Of The City
    Vampire Weekend

    This is a flaw-free category. Every album is stellar. It’s categories like these that make the Grammys wonderful. I wished the rest of the categories rose to this level. However, they feel way short.

    1. Brandy- Two Eleven
    2. Dawn Richard- Goldenheart
    3. Janelle Monae- Electric Lady
    4. Fantasia- Side Effects Of You
    5. Laura Mvula- Sing To The Moon

    This is just one example. Stack each category with awesome work and pick the best. Music is so subjective though. It’s tough. Plus, I know that sales & popularity are a factor in Grammy nominations too (helps to attract viewers) so that has to be considered. The Grammys are not the same as The Mercury Prize. I have to keep reminding myself of this. LOL!

    Overall, I’m happy with the nominations.

  103. Marcel December 7, 2013

    well I am sure the grammys are political… and it’s hard to get nominated if you aren’t A list…

    so congrats to all who were nominated

    Check out “Dare” by new artist Marcel

  104. JOHNVIDAL December 7, 2013

    I totally agree with you. You´re amazing and show respect, sanity and knowledge.

  105. unnami December 7, 2013

    It will be nominated next year, this year for grammys ended September 30. Everything released after September 30 will be eliage to nominated next year.

  106. TheHive December 7, 2013

    And cerror get none… AGAIN! Lmfaoooo

  107. Tamartian December 7, 2013

    Lol cmon give Tamar credit! Love and War is an amazing song..she sang the hell out of that song she deserves to be nominated..you can’t deny her talent or the amazing song..(no such thing as buying a grammy or nomination)

  108. cocobutta December 7, 2013

    Wrecking Ball should be in

    Ciara explained the reason but should have had another song ready. I didn’t know sampled music doesn’t get a nom

    R&B Divas should not be ahead of Two Eleven album

    Diamonds or Stay should have got a nod

    Ariana prob got deported for all the Mariah arrangments she used but she’ll grow and get some song with vocal ability like that.

  109. cocobutta December 7, 2013

    Keyshia “Black Listed” Cole

    That album is hot and should be on there BUT once again the mouth/tweets run her out of town

  110. hadd December 7, 2013

    Rihanna’s song ‘Coloured Rocks’ didn’t get any Nominations? Wow. LOL!!!!

  111. hadd December 7, 2013

    U mean Post 2005!!!

  112. NT December 7, 2013

    she wasn’t nominated for BNA because her song with Mika on her album was released in 2012 which was before the Eligibility period. The same thing that happened to Whitney Houston.

  113. sisqo is a legend December 7, 2013


  114. quan December 7, 2013

    It was released after the cut off date for submission.

  115. the voice December 8, 2013

    confused that Rihanna recvd ‘urban’ nomination ….

    KEYSHIA and BRANDY should have been nom instead of RIHANNA in URBAN category

  116. GrammiesISaJOKE December 8, 2013

    ARIANA GRANDE deserves something. SHE CAN SANG HER FACE OFF LIVE! She should’ve got nominated under POP for something.

    Brandy should have gotten some kind of nod especially since “R&B DIVAS” is nominated for album of the year. uhhhh that album was garbage except for a couple songs (Cough *Faith Evans songs* and a couple *belly price songs* were good, rest GARBAGE.) They got R&B nominees NONE of US HAVE EVER HEARD OF or KNOW…SMDH

    I don’t listen to Gaga so I dunno but I honestly feel like Janelle Monae, Brandy and Ariana Grande deserved nominations since their music sells well and they can actually sing LIVE. I don’t care how good you are in a studio, show me your vocals LIVE.

  117. audreyherbsburn December 9, 2013

    wasn’t that after the deadline, though?

  118. music26 December 15, 2013

    i am surprise that ciara didn’t get a grammy for body party that one of the best r&b song of 2013 strange

  119. Fury Evan’s December 15, 2013

    I hope the Grammy’s will NOT SNUB anyone like they DID at MARIAH CAREY way back during 1996 ceremony. Many people thought Grammy’s Award is just a JOKE. Let’s see if the 2014 one will prove it.

  120. Jordan December 25, 2013

    I agree with skyfall. Ariana should switch it up every now and then, but that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t deserve a Grammy!! She worked her but off trying to get Yours Truly to number one which it was. She should have DEFINATELY been nominated for best new artist. I don’t even some of those people! I’m so pisssed off with the grammy’s because they failed to put alot of the popular songs in the mix. Wrecking ball, best song ever, and applause DEFINATELY should have gotten nominated as well. They DEFINATELY failed to mention key artist. Ciara and Nicki should have gotten best collab. There are so many other artist as well. I’m SOO done with the Grammy’s

  121. UMadBro? January 26, 2014

    Gaga’s music is horrible enough for her to have 5 Grammys huh? #GoToSleep

  122. blalala January 31, 2014

    really? she got 5 grammy awards and idk how many nominations. i dont see mother theresa anywhere

  123. pharmacie Brest August 4, 2014

    It could be suggested that educating our children to
    guarantee the sustainability of their planet is simply as important as teaching then to
    learn to read. You may also want a digital display that tracks heart
    rate, distance traveled and calories burn.
    Should you be regularly shopping for beauty items, you will not
    get missed seeing organic items absorbing space in malls and department stores.

Recommended Posts
.. **