We always knew the Grammys were rigged. This year, Lady Gaga won 2 Grammys, but apparently that wasn’t enough. The cross dressing man-lady wanted to win for Best New Artist.
Pop it to see why she’ll probably get what she wants next year.
The Grammy’s are so full of sh*t. They decided to change the eligibility rules because Lady Gaga couldn’t be nominated for a Best New Artist Award. Even after winning awards for Best Electronic/Dance Album for “The Fame” and Best Electronica/Dance Song for “Poker Face,” Gaga said she still didn’t feel like part of the mainstream music crowd. In a previous interview, Gaga said she still “felt like an outsider,” so the Grammys are changing the rules so she can feel like an “insider.”
(Reuters) – The Grammys are doing their best to fix one of the most egregious snubs in recent years. The group behind the music industry’s top honors said on Wednesday it would change the eligibility rules for its coveted best new artist category so that a musician like Lady Gaga is not excluded again.
Even though the chart-topping dance/pop singer was clearly the biggest new artist to emerge on the music scene last year, she was deemed ineligible for consideration because she had been nominated the year before in a different category. Now, the Recording Academy has decided that a previous nomination — but not a victory — will not stand in the way of a best new artist nomination. It’s a nod to an increasing trend where an artist releases a debut single long before the first album comes out, or otherwise debuts as the featured artist on someone else’s recording.
In Lady Gaga’s case, she received a Grammy nomination in the dance category in 2008 for her debut single “Just Dance.” Her first album, “The Fame,” did not hit the U.S. album chart until later that year, after the eligibility period ended. (The dance Grammy went to Daft Punk.)
She received five Grammy nominations last year, but her exclusion from the best new artist race allowed the Zac Brown Band to take home the statuette.
The academy’s statement did not specifically refer to Lady Gaga. The best new artist category often raises eyebrows because of the loose definition of “new.” Shelby Lynne won the race in 2001 after winning some mainstream attention with her sixth album. The rules were later changed to exclude contenders who have recorded more than three albums.
Snubbed? She won two d*mn awards! That ain’t enough? And who the hell is the Zac Brown Band and how did they win Best New Artist? Somebody should say something about this. Where’s Kanye when you need him?
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