In White Folks News: Grammys Change Rules So Lady Gaga Can Win

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Lady Gaga Snubbed at Grammys

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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  • jessica from uk

    loooooooooooooooooool sorry gaga

  • http://urnotpdiddyloser 5'10" AKILLAH RICHARDS

    Um she is a girl and she rockkssss. She is the best person on the radio right now hands down, in my opinion.

  • http://urnotpdiddyloser 5'10" AKILLAH RICHARDS

    I dont understand how anyone can beat her for a grammy! She is the BEST!!!!

  • Glok....Lawda Mercy Big Botti Gyal!!!

    5’10
    O YEAH …WELL THANKS FOR TELLING US YOUR WHY YOU ACT LIKE A SILLY DILLY ON HERE ..YOU INSPIRED BY SATAN WOSHIPPING SHE-DEVILS LIKE SHE!…BACK UP OFF ME WIT YOUR… BEELZUBUB AZZ!

  • samech

    Most award shows are popularity contests!!!! Nothing to really do with talent……..

  • http://urnotpdiddyloser 5'10" AKILLAH RICHARDS

    @glok: Im a christian. There’s nothing wrong with Ga Ga. I love her.

  • Africa's Finest (from Egypt to Johanesburg)

    I see the Illuminati are handingout Freebies again just ask Beyonce.

  • Sanriobaby =^.^=

    Yes, the rules were changed to help FUTURE artists from being excluded. But anyone who pays attention knows that although it’s an honor to recieve a Grammy, it’s usually seen as the kiss of death to thier careers. Only a handful of artists who win a Best New Artist Grammy on to have great album sales. The only award shows that are keeping even close to 100% is the American/ European Billboard Awards, b/c artists win based solely on the SALES of thier albums and singles, via stores, web, and ITunes, period! If the fans are willing to buy what you’re selling (real talent not always the factor) then you should win. Not always 100% fair, but life isn’t either!

  • Sanriobaby=^.^=

    BTW, LUV, LUV, LUV LADY GAGA!!!!!

  • serge18lee

    The Grammy’s were right in making the change, it excluded a lot of great artist from this category because of the nomination rule, artist like Jennifer Hudson for example. They aren’t fixing it so that Lady GaGa can win though, she’s still out of the running for Best New Artist because she won a Grammy, but the rule does benefit artists like Drake and Kid Cudi, who had songs that were nominated for categories before their albums were released for consideration.

  • Glok....Lawda Mercy Big Botti Gyal!!!

    5’10!
    OK, NO WONDER YOU LOVE HER….CHRISTIAN = ANTI CHRIST!

  • No u can't be boyfriend #2!

    And this comes to a surprise for who!?!

  • LMAOO

    She is not gonna win it because she already won 2. And who f.cking cares? I mean they done gave Beyonce 16 of them damn things but couldn’t give Michael Jackson squat for his BAD album. The grammys are a joke because they nominate people with no talent on purpose just so they can give the shi.t to Beyonce and friends. Janelle Monae better be nominated for best new artist and she better win.

  • not a fan

    phluk this big beaked he/she loony

  • http://urnotpdiddyloser 5'10" AKILLAH RICHARDS

    @glok: OK, NO WONDER YOU LOVE HER….CHRISTIAN = ANTI CHRIST!

    Im sure you’ve met some sorry excuses for Christians (so have I) that prompt you to feel that way, but it’s not true. There will always be some bad apples in each harvest. Dont deny Jesus and the bible because of a few losers.

  • MJ WAS INNOCENT!

    she deserved that “Best New Artisit” nod this year, and of course she would’ve won it.

  • TheMan

    Thats the same reason Whitney Houston didn’t win best new artist because she was on a song with Teddy P before her cd came out.

  • tj

    LMAO @ “where’s Kanye when you need him?”

  • kelly

    They didnt do it for whitney (who was even bigger) in 85′, so they shouldn’t do it now.

  • Maureen

    The rule change doesn’t make any sense. If you’ve been nominated for a Grammy before then you’re not really NEW anymore, right? Whatever… At least with this change Drizzy has a chance at a Best New Artist Grammy.😉

  • White Women Rule

    Oh boo-hoo! Darling Beyonce won for “Best R&B Female” over Lalah Hathaway….where on earth is the justice in that? Now don;t get me wrong, I adore Beyonce. But she is not in any way shape or form an R&B artist. She’s PoP!

  • funny gal

    She shouldn’t have been in the electronic categories, and other real electronic acts should have been considered. She’s a pop star.

  • Anele

    @whitewomenrule Pop music means popular music . Beyonce is RnB but she happens to be popular . Act like you know .

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