Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Grammys: Someone Doesn’t Like Justin Timberlake, Plus Gaga, Paul Simon, DNCE All Snubbed


The Grammys are famous for their snubs, but this year seems worse than ever.

First of all Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” number 1 all summer, was relegated to category 61– music for a visual medium. Huh? It should have been Record of the Year nominee at least. Timberlake can now officially feel like someone doesn’t like him at the Grammys. His “20/20 Experience” album, the best seller of 2014, was also ignored.

Also missing: “Cake by the Ocean,” by DNCE. It was a huge hit, a great record, and should have been in Dance music at least.

Lady Gaga was snubbed for her single, Perfect Illusion. Likewise Sting, for I Can’t Stop Thinking About You.

Paul Simon’s album Stranger to Stranger, a beautiful record, was completely blanked. So was Van Morrison’s Keep on Singing.

David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, was sent to “alternative.” Ridiculous.

keep refreshing….

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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