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.