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Kanye West has the most nominations with 7, but none in the categories we consider.
Record of the Year:
Adele - Rolling in the Deep
Bon Iver - Holocene
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Mumford & Sons - The Cave
Kate Perry - Firework
Album of the Year:
Adele - 21
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Lady Gaga - Born This Way
Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Rihanna - Loud
Mumford & Sons up for record of the year for a song that came out over two years ago. Gotta love the Grammys.
^ Wow. So is Fleet Foxes' self-titled up for album of the year next year?
I am still shocked that Kanye West, who even managed to get the most nominations this year (7), was snubbed for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, a million-selling album, and one of the most critically-acclaimed discs of the year.
What I find surprising is not that the Grammys would snub an acclaimed album, because as we know, the Grammys aren't about critical acclaim (although last year's win for Arcade Fire for Album of the Year made me begin to wonder if they have started to smarten up a bit), but the fact that Kanye West has been nominated for Album of the Year three times before! He is a Grammy favourite, and it seemed like a lock for a nomination.
What is perhaps even most surprising about all of this is that Kanye West doesn't seem to be at all bothered by his snub. He believes the release of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and his collaboration with Jay-Z, Watch the Throne, split votes. He may be partially right, but I will always be confused as to how bad some of the Album of the Year nominees can get. And as many pundits have already declared, this is one of the worst lineups for Album of the Year at the Grammys.
Couldn't we just exclude the Grammy Awards from AM entirely? I mean, this has nothing to do with the most acclaimed music.