Regardless of the fact that Lady Gaga sold over 1.5 million copies of her trend setting album The Fame this year, she cannot be nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards because she was nominated last year for Best Dance Recording.
In true Gaga fashion, she’s forcing Grammy executives to contemplate their rules and bring change to the music institution.
Grammy president Neil Portnow spoke with PEOPLE magazine, explaining that the “Just Dance” singer highlighted a problem that needs to be addressed:
This particular issue in the Best New Artist category is on our radar and I would expect changes to address it in next year’s voting.
However, it appears the change will not be made in time for Lady Gaga to be nominated in the category of Best New Artist, something that happened to singer and actress Jennifer Hudson last year. Hudson was nominated for her work in the 2008 soundtrack for the film Dreamgirls, which excluded her from being nominated last year for Best New Artist.
Despite this fact, Gaga will most likely be nominated in the Album, Record and/or Song of the year categories. Even if she is nominated in all three, do you think it will make up for the fact that she’s obviously being snubbed in the Best New Artist category? Let us know what you think in the comments and don’t forget to watch the Grammy Nominations Concert Live on CBS at 9pm!
The ceremony will feature performances by:
- Three-time Grammy winners the Black Eyed Peas
- Six-time Grammy-nominated Maxwell
- Grammy-nominated Nick Jonas and his side project Nick Jonas & The Administration
- Grammy winner Sugarland
- It will be hosted by two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J and David Guetta will spin throughout the one hour special.
The ceremony will feature Linkin Park, George Lopez, Katy Perry, T-Pain, Smokey Robinson & Ringo Starr as presenters during the nomination ceremony. Check out the video for more details:
Make sure to watch it at 9pm on CBS!