Sunday, April 14, 2024

Justin Bieber Snubbed in His Own Country at Music Awards


It’s not like anyone thinks Justin Bieber’s music is any good aside from screaming teens. Even the people who pick the Juno Awards in Canada have snubbed him. Last night, Bieber lost both album and best song to Carly Rae Jepsen insta-classic “Call My Maybe” and the album it came from. Ironically, it was Bieber and his nomadic manager Scooter Braun who rescued Jepsen from obscurity and put their music out in the U.S. And while the charms of Jepsen’s album are escapable they were obviously the lesser to two evils compared with “Believe.” And let’s face it, “Call Me Maybe” was the record of 2012. Canada is a strange place but I salute them. They also honored Leonard Cohen as Artist of the Year. Shoulda been of all time. But this is good enough for now. Meanwhile, the Bieber pr machine is stoking a reunion romance with Selena Gomez. By coincidence, she’s trying to sell tour tickets. So is Beebs. But it’s just a coincidence.

Viva Canada!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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