Grammy Concert 2012 – Nomination List and Performances!

UPDATE:  Here’s the tally

  • Kelly Clarkson nominated for 3 awards – Pop Vocal Album, Record of the Year and Solo Pop Performance. The “Stronger” songwriters were nominated for Song of the Year.
  • Carrie Underwood nominated for Country Solo Performance and the writers of “Blown Away” for Country Song of the Year.
  • Carly Rae Jepsen nominated for Song of the Year for co-writing “Call Me Maybe”
  • Maroon 5 nominated for Pop Vocal Album,  Pop Duo/Group Performance
  • Blake Shelton nominated for Country Solo Performance
  • The songwriters of Let Me Be Your Star (From Smash feat. Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty) nominated for Song Written for Visual Media
  • Jimmy Fallon’s “Blow Your Pants Off” album nominated Comedy Album – “Friday” features Taylor Hicks

The Grammy Nomination concert will reveal nominees in between concert performances. I’ll be live blogging more or less right here. And watch for a link to the full list afterward! It’s LIVE FROM NASHVILLE.

LL Cool J and Taylor Swift will host. Taylor beatboxing while LL sings “Mean.” Oh ha ha ha ha. Not.

There will be a tribute to Johnny Cash tonight. There he is at the Grammys in 1973 the first time they came to Nashville. The Band Perry and Dierks Bentley take the stage to honor him. Medley! Johnny won 15 Grammys in his lifetime!

Hunter Hays will sing snips of songs from each o the nominees for Pop Vocal Album. Hm.

Taylor is super wooden. Maroon 5 is next to sing a medley of hits from Overexposed.

Record of the Year nominees are next! KELLY IS NOMINATED FOR HER SECOND GRAMMY!

A short film of the legendary Who singing “Won’t Get Fooled Again” is next. Too bad it was cut off.

Luke Bryan sings “I Don’t Want this Night to End”

Little Big Town announces “Best New Artist” nominations. Why are they singing “Yesterday”?

fun. takes the stage with Janelle Monae to sing “We Are Young”

Ne-Yo performs “Let Me Love You” and Maroon 5 close the show with “Payphone”

Short list of Grammy Nominations

Best New Artist

Alabama Shakes
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Record of the Year

Lonely Boy by The Black Keys
Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
We Are Young by fun. feat Janelle Monae
Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye
Think About You by Frank Ocean
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Again by Taylor Swift

Pop Vocal Album

Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
Florence + The Machine – Deremonials
fun. – Some Nights
Maroon 5 – Overexposed
Pink – The Truth About Love

Best Pop Solo Performance

Set Fire to the Rain – Live – Adele
Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Wide Awake – Katy Perry
Where Have You Been – Rihanna

Album of the Year

El Camino – Black Keyes
Some Nights – fun.
Babel – Mumford and Sons
Channel Orange – Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss by Jack White

Song of the Year

The A Team – Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)
Adorn – Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
Call Me Maybe – Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay (Carly Rae Jepsen)
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)
We Are Young – Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun.)

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Shake it Out – Florence + The Machine
We Are Young – fun.
Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye feat Kimbra
Sexy and I Know It – LMFAO
Payphone – Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa 

Best Country Song

Blown Away –  Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
Cost of Livin’ –  Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn, songwriters (Ronnie Dunn)
Even If It Breaks Your Heart –  Will Hoge & Eric Paslay, songwriters (Eli Young Band)
So You Don’t Love Me Anymore –  Jay Knowles & Adam Wright, songwriters (Alan Jackson)
Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell, songwriters (Eric Church)

Country Solo Performance:

“Home” by Dierks Bently
“Springsteen” by Eric Church
Cost of Living by Ronnie Dunn
“Wanted” by Hunter Hayes
“Over” by Blake Shelton
“Blown Away” by Carrie Underwood

Best Country Album

Uncaged – Zac Brown Band
Hunter Hayes – Hunter Hayes
Living For a Song – Jamey Johnson
For the Record – Miranda Lambert
The Time Jumpers – The Time Jumpers

Best Song Written for Visual Media

Abraham’s Daughter (From The Hunger Games) – T Bone Burnett, Win Butler & Régine Chassagne, songwriters (Arcade Fire)
Learn Me Right (From Brave) – Mumford & Sons, songwriters (Birdy & Mumford & Sons)
Let Me Be Your Star (From Smash) – Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, songwriters (Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty)
Man Or Muppet (From The Muppets)
Bret McKenzie, songwriter – (Jason Segel & Walter)
Safe & Sound (From The Hunger Games) – T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, John Paul White & Joy Williams, songwriters

Best Comedy Album:

Blow Your Pants Off — Jimmy Fallon (Feat. Taylor Hicks on “Friday”
Cho Dependent (Live In Concert) — Margaret Cho
In God We Rust — Lewis Black
Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class — Kathy Griffin
Mr. Universe — Jim Gaffigan

Best Dance/Electronica Album:

Wonderland — Steve Aoki
Don’t Think — The Chemical Brothers
> Album Title Goes Here < — Deadmau5
Fire & Ice — Kaskade
Bangarang — Skrillex

Best Rock Performance:

“Hold On” — Alabama Shakes
“Lonely Boy” — The Black Keys
“Charlie Brown” — Coldplay
“I Will Wait” — Mumford & Sons
“We Take Care Of Our Own” — Bruce Springsteen

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance:

“I’m Alive” — Anthrax
“Love Bites (So Do I)” — Halestorm
“Blood Brothers” — Iron Maiden
“Ghost Walking” — Lamb Of God
“No Reflection” — Marilyn Manson
“Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)” — Megadeth

Best Rock Album:

El Camino — The Black Keys
Mylo Xyloto — Coldplay
The 2nd Law — Muse
Wrecking Ball — Bruce Springsteen
Blunderbuss — Jack White

Best Alternative Music Album:

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do — Fiona Apple
Biophilia — Björk
Making Mirrors — Gotye
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming — M83
Bad As Me — Tom Waits

Best R&B Performance:

“Thank You” — Estelle
“Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)” — Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Ledisi
“I Want You” — Luke James
“Adorn” — Miguel
“Climax” — Usher

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Fortune — Chris Brown
Kaleidoscope Dream — Miguel
Channel Orange — Frank Ocean
Best R&B Album:
Black Radio — Robert Glasper Experiment
Back To Love — Anthony Hamilton
Write Me Back — R. Kelly
Beautiful Surprise — Tamia
Open Invitation — Tyrese

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

“Wild Ones” — Flo Rida Featuring Sia
“No Church In The Wild” — Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
“Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” — John Legend Featuring Ludacris
“Cherry Wine” — Nas Featuring Amy Winehouse
“Talk That Talk” — Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

Best Rap Performance:

“HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)” — Drake Featuring Lil Wayne
“N****s In Paris” — Jay-Z & Kanye West
“Daughters” — Nas
“Mercy” — Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
“I Do” — Young Jeezy Featuring Jay-Z & André 3000

Best Rap Album:

Take Care — Drake
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 — Lupe Fiasco
Life Is Good — Nas
Undun — The Roots
God Forgives, I Don’t — Rick Ross
Based On A T.R.U. Story — 2 Chainz

Best Americana Album:

The Carpenter — The Avett Brothers
From The Ground Up — John Fullbright
The Lumineers — The Lumineers
Babel — Mumford & Sons
Slipstream — Bonnie Raitt

Best Blues Album:

33 1/3 — Shemekia Copeland
Locked Down — Dr. John
Let It Burn — Ruthie Foster
And Still I Rise — Heritage Blues Orchestra
Bring It On Home — Joan Osborne

Best Spoken Word Album:

American Grown (Michelle Obama) — Scott Creswell & Dan Zitt, producers (Various Artists)
Back To Work: Why We Need Smart Government For A Strong Economy — Bill Clinton
Drift: The Unmooring Of American Military Power — Rachel Maddow
Seriously…I’m Kidding — Ellen DeGeneres
Society’s Child: My Autobiography — Janis Ian
Rize Of The Fenix — Tenacious D

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  • itsalleternal

    Full list should be available around 11 pm Eastern. It is always fun trying to look through it!

  • supersonic

    Someone get Taylor Swift off the stage.  LL can do this all by himself.

  • itsalleternal

    First nominee of the night is Kelly Clarkson…wow! Best Pop Vocal Album…Maroon 5 also nominated (with P!nk, .fun and Florence and the Machine)

  • Damien Roberts

    Pop Vocal Album-Toss up between Kelly and Florence

  • mouse999

    I love Pink, but she was nominated because she is Pink, not because her album was outstanding. JMO.

  • Claude Dee

    I love the nominees for Pop Album. I have no complaints. 

  • mouse999

    Congrats to Kelly and Maroon 5. Totally deserved.

  • supersonic

    I love Pink, but she was nominated because she is Pink, not because her album was outstanding. JMO.

    Right?  I’ve even heard her fans say that was not a good album.

  • Jason Scott

    Actually, I disagree. I freaking LOVE her album. :)

  • mouse999

    Hopefully we won’t see any noms for popular but mediocre music.

  • itsalleternal

    Kelly Clarkson gets a 2nd nomination – Record of the Year

  • Jenna

    Yay Kelly and Florence!

  • mouse999

    God have mercy on me. Swifty nominated again. For pure bubblegum.

  • supersonic

    Of course Taylor Swift gets in Record of the Year.  Then, she puts on her shocked face like she wasn’t expecting that.

  • Stavros

    See: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

  • girlygirltoo

    Yay, Kelly

  • Mike

    Are they kidding??  Taylor Swift’s ‘We Are Never Getting Back Together’ was nominated for Record of the Year….yuck…hate that song with a passion.

  • Jenna

    Wow, Record of the Year for Stronger too?! Yay!!!

  • supersonic

    I think Kelly’s getting in for Album of the Year.

  • Jason Scott

    HOW is Taylor’s WANEGBT Grammy worthy? Ugh.

  • mouse999

    Join the club.

  • Damien Roberts

    Gotye has Record of the Year in the bag! 

  • supersonic

    It’s not.  It’s because she’s Taylor Swift.  Notice how there’s six nominees for Record of the Year?  They just added her on.  Maybe to get viewers for the Grammy ceremony.

  • babylockthemdoors

    Turning up to be a great night for Kelly Clarkson, which is very much well-deserved. But how come there are six nominees for Record of the Year? Does it happen often? Or probably they did it to accommodate Taylor’s “We Are Never…” I think it’s the most inferior record of the six nominees

  • Stavros

    Lots of fun. love. Lol.

  • Jason Scott

    Anyways, LOVE the love for Kelly <3

  • Franco Carlo Buendia

    Gotye was snubbed for Best New Artist?

  • Stavros

    No best new artist nod to One Direction or Carly Rae Jepsen? Hmm.

  • itsalleternal

    There are only 6 (or more) nominees if there is a tie for fifth place in the post-submission balloting.

  • Van

    Yay Kelly!!! :D

  • Claude Dee

    YES YES YES FOR FRANK OCEAN and The Lumineers and Hunter Hayes! 

  • Claude Dee

    he only had one hit song. lol 

  • kmd23

    Way to go Kelly. She deserves to be nominated.

  • itsalleternal

    That is because there was a tie for fifth place in post-submission voting. If there is a tie, all the tied acts are nominated. I have never seen 7 nominees though (a three-way tie).

  • girlygirltoo

    That’s a really strong group in the Best New Artist category

  • supersonic
    Gotye was snubbed for Best New Artist?

    I don’t think he was submitted.


  • Mike

    I really like Fun…but that did not sound good to me at all…but the crowd seemed to really enjoy it.

  • supersonic
    That’s a really strong group in the Best New Artist category

    It is stacked.  I’ll have to see the Album of the Year nominees before I pick a winner for that category.


  • tripp_ncwy

    No Carly Rae Jepsen or 1D for BNA either. 

  • babylockthemdoors

    I’m crossing my fingers for Carrie to get nominations in the country field. Her latest album is her best yet and I just hope she gets recognized by her industry peers for taking more artistic risks while at the same time remaining commercially relevant.

  • Claude Dee

    This is not AMA crappy awards. lol 

  • CB40


  • supersonic

    Man.  Ne-Yo is popping up everywhere singing this song.

  • Franco Carlo Buendia

    For Best New Artist: No OneDirection. No Carly Rae Jepsen. No Mumford and Sons. No Gotye. WOW.

    And who’s ALABAMA SHAKERS?


  • itsalleternal

    This will take a long time to sort out since nominations are scattered throughout a large number of categories.

  • supersonic

    I was about to call that country category for Hunter Hayes then they announced Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood.  It’ll probably go to Carrie, though.

  • Jenna

    Well Mumford and Sons were nominated 2 years ago, and I believe One Direction were only eligible last year, and Carly has really only had one hit which received major nominations.

  • girlygirltoo

    I don’t think Mumford & Sons are eligible for BNA and I heard that Gotye wasn’t submitted

  • jeffreyd95821

    Hunter Hayes deserves to win Best New Artist. I can still remember him on TV singing Jambalaya with Hank Williams Jr., playing an accordion with a crawfish on it. He was 4 years old and played accordion like you wouldn’t believe. But Frank Ocean will win. He came out as a gay man, perhaps the only male hip hop artist to do so, in a genre known for macho posturing. And the Grammy voters will want to make a statement and applaud his courage so early in his career. Plus he also makes good music. 

    One Direction’s omission may be seen as an f-you to Simon Cowell. He may be the J. R. Ewing of reality TV–the guy you love to hate–but I never got the impression he was well-liked in the music industry itself. 

  • phil2501

    Great noms this year in every category. For once, good job grammys

  • Sunny Mc

    So happy for the idols nominated, especially kelly!!! What I don’t understand is why the the biggest album of the year 21 is not nominated for Album of the year.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Carly Rae Jepsen has nothing to worry about with all her other nominations she got but 1D shut out.

  • jpfan2

    Oh boo, no nomination for Home for Song of the Year. However A Team by Ed Sherran did get one and that’s probably my favorite song released this year.

    Nice to see Kelly and Carrie pick up some more nominations. Where would the Idol franchise be without them. The “biggest” album of the year “21” cleaned up at last year’s Grammys!

  • Maya100

    Very odd Traditional Pop Vocal Album.  Expected noms for Amy Winehouse, Susan Boyle and Barbra Streisand, but Grammys only nominated three, including Carole King Christmas album and Buble Christmas.  Very, very strange – almost makes it a throwaway category.  

  • Eilonwy

    What I don’t understand is why the the biggest album of the year 21 is not nominated for Album of the year.

    Maybe because it won that award at the 2012 Grammys this past year?

    It alarms me how much I’m liking this year’s slate of nominees.

  • supersonic

    With all the love Kelly was getting, I’m shocked she’s not in Album of the Year.  I’m cool with those nominations, though.  Any one of those guys in Album of the Year could win.

  • Klaine

    From your story, is hard to believe Kelly has only had 1 nomination in a decade and has never won a Grammy

  • iluvai

    Gotye is so amazing.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Did Gotye ever release a 2nd single?

  • abbysee

    Queen Kelly!

  • abbysee

    Queen Kelly!

  • Kirsten


    I believe One Direction were only eligible last year,

    I don’t think they were eligible last year. While they did release music in the UK in 2011, they don’t not release their first single (“What Makes You Beautiful”) or first album (“Up All Night”) until February of 2012 in the US. I believe only the US market counts for the Grammys.

  • jpfan2

    Kelly Clarkson has won 4 Grammys (I think). She def won a Grammy for Since U Been Gone over some amazing competition.

    “Clarkson beat fellow nominees Sheryl Crow, Gwen Stefani, Bonnie Raitt, and
    Mariah Carey  to win the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance award for her smash-hit “Since U Been Gone” single”

  • AngelaSL813

    So Nicki Minaj was shut out for nominations..well…

  • supersonic

    “Call Me Maybe” is nominated for songwriting.  That’s ridiculous.

  • iluvai

    Is this a test? lol..I love his sound and his artistic vision. That was a great video with Kimbra. Love her voice too. 

  • Jenna

    You’re right, it looks like even with the UK release dates it would be their first album that was released in this years eligibility period. For some reason I thought both albums had been released during spring, but I must have been confusing it with the lead singles.

  • heartly

    She’s only won 2 (’06 – Pop Vocal Album & Female Pop Vocal) and has been nominated for 6 prior to this year.

    I am beyond shocked by Kelly’s nominations this year.  I felt she might sneak in on one of the two Pop categories, if she was lucky.  Never thought they’d actually put her in 2 of the biggies.  All the predictions that’ve been printed have had her as an afterthought, minus maybe People where they questioned if she could grab a few. She has an interview on the BBC Radio 1 coming up here in just a couple hours so it should be fun to hear what she has to say.

    Looking over the whole list of nominees, it looks like a very good year, to me at least.  Some surprising exclusions, but not so surprising inclusions if that makes sense.

    Congrats to everyone that was nominated!

  • iluvai

    I know nothing about Ed Sheeran except that my daughter tells me he has written songs for 1D. :)

  • Kariann Hart

    I am just so happy for Kelly Clarkson.  She’s a real singer who doesn’t need autotune to sound great.  Stronger is one of my favorite Kelly songs.

  • Kirsten

    I see “Call Me Maybe” picked up a “Song of the Year” nomination. This is an award given to the songwriter, but Carly Rae Jepsen (and her guitarist- the one who gets the phone number) are writers so they are nominated.

    I think it’s kind of cool that the women are dominating the Pop Vocal Performance category (beat those boys), but I kind of don’t understand doing away with the male/female categories and keeping something like Pop Instrumental to distinguish it from Pop Vocal. Shouldn’t a Pop category be more popular?  And Traditional Pop? LOL. Okay. I love Buble, but Traditional Pop seems kind of a dichotomy.  Maybe the truly popular categories should have more entries like how the Oscars has as many as 10 Best Movies. Instead, it’s categories like “Best New Age Album” that get six slots. I guess when there are only 6 albums in a category, you might as well include them all (I imagine it was some sort of tie that caused that).

    Carrie does get a nomination for Best Country Solo Performance (“Blown Away” – “Home” is nominated in this category, but a different song of the same name).

    I see Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton face off for a Grammy. Heh.

  • ??EvHeaD??ozzy??

    aaaahhh Evanescence doesn’t have any nominations :(

  • girlygirltoo

    yes, but it hasn’t done much

  • girlygirltoo

    He’s British, he’s 20 years old and he is a singer/songwriter who is basically a AAA type artist. But his song “The A Team” has crossed over to CHR and HAC.

    He’s very talented, but a pop artist he isn’t

  • EvenMoreron

    Oooh I wish Kelly was still in Stronger mode and released two more singles (You Love Me, I Forgive You, but really any two).  Great to see that album and her talent get recognition over some of the more, errrr, hyped stars.  

  • Jason Scott

    SO happy for Carrie and the love for “Blown Away.” I’m still disgruntled that her album didn’t get a nod, as it’s her best to-date and is platinum. UGH…

  • jan

     Pop has changed in the last 6 months – lots of Alt rock artists on Top40 radio – fun., Gotye, Lumineers, Imagine Dragons, Alex Clare, Of Monsters and Men, Grouplove, P2. And if you are on Top 40 radio – you are pop (popular music).

  • Joe Martinez

    Go Kelly!! Four nominations!!

  • Beaugard Stevens

    Did Adam Lambert get nominated for anything??

  • iluvai

    what does AAA type mean?

  • girlygirltoo

    aww, Kelly :)

    #My friends surprised me this morning with awesome news! I have the best friends. 10 years later and still so excited!…

  • sabbia

    Just saw them play a couple of songs on Palladia’s Later with Jools Holland a couple weeks ago and they are rather unique. I see them described on Wikipedia as a rock band but from the 2 songs I heard performed, I wouldn’t have classified them as such (but then again I can’t get over that Maroon 5 is classified as rock in iTunes either). There is a strong bluegrass influence in the songs I heard.

  • girlygirltoo
  • fuzzywuzzy

    Aawww … get out the violins. lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Missed the concert, but it’s so cool to see Kelly receiving these nominations after 10 years in the business! Nice to see genuine talent being recognized by the Grammys.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Again by Taylor Swift”

    I literally lol’ed when I read that this song had been nominated for “Record of the Year”. Taylor seems like a nice person, but please. lol

  • 1rollbounce2

    ha ha!  is this the grammy’s way of saying “don’t worry, not a chance in hell taylor will win?”  or “not a chance in hell she is actually ‘country'”?

    I hope Kelly can squeeze one of those awards out! 

    and I hope her stylist is on vacation so someone else picks her dress…i have to admit, she’s gotta do better in that area!

  • Jackie Norris Bradwell

    The only person’s name I wanted to see somewhere was Adam Lambert. I’m not the least bit interested in the others. However, I do like Kelly Clarkson. Adam’s name will be there one of these days!

  • hillstreetblooz


  • CB40

    I agree Kariann, Kelly’s nominations really make me smile and I’m SO happy to see her rightfully nominated 10 years in on album #5.

  • kmd23

     Love it that Scooter is upset. lol Bieber did not deserve any nomination. The AMA’s were just awful this year due to Beiber and some of Scooter’s other artists dominating the show. The ratings were low for the AMA’s too. I so agree with all of the Grammy nominations. It should be a great show.

  • Axxxel

    Hope so… but I guess not… unless there is another “whataya want from me”- moment.. Then again…

    I guess Adam is too busy right now to worry about Grammy’s… He will go to Indonesia, Vietnam, eastern Europe, Japan in the first trimester of 2013…

    Looking forward to see pictures of him as the MC of that VH1 program “Diva’s” soon. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “She’s only won 2 (’06 – Pop Vocal Album & Female Pop Vocal) and has been nominated for 6 prior to this year.”

    2005, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Since U Been Gone, Kelly Clarkson, artist.

    2005, Best Pop Vocal Album, Breakaway, Kelly Clarkson, artist. Serban Ghenea, engineer/mixer. Clive Davis, producer.

  • Kariann Hart

    CB40, a few weeks back, I mentioned that Kelly Clarkson is the only Idol I can see getting nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 15 years from now.  I hope I’m around to see that happen!

  • hillstreetblooz

    Yeah… I guess hosting Diva’s is an apropos consolation for all the Grammy hoopla, lol. He’ll get to interact on the Divas show with a couple Grammy nominees, so he won’t be shutout altogether from the experience *wink*

  • hillstreetblooz

     I’d lay money down on Kelly ending up there one day. Proud of Kelly and Carrie – both have been able to sustain commercial success and critical acclaim this deep into their careers. They’ve made it, and neither are done yet.

    Good luck to them both, especially Kelly. Gonna keep riding with the OG Idol.

  • marmom07

    A tweet from Brain May sums it up:

    Dr. Brian May ?@DrBrianMay

    “@CaroLambs: Adam didnt get a grammy nom.” Well don’t be too sad. Neither did the Beatles (except a film score), or Queen – ever !!! So …

    ETA Way more important that Adam is busy working…TV, concerts, performing on awards shows. I’ll take that over a Grammy. Now don’t get me wrong it would be great for him to get that recognition but I care more about knowing there is enough demand for him to tour… he has so many performances scheduled in Asia and Europe

  • CB40

    I definitely can see Kelly making the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Great point!

  • CB40

    I think she can win Solo Pop Performance this year. I’d love to see her score a record of the year upset too.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I thought that Justin was far too cocky in accepting his AMA awards, announcing that he was now an established star in the industry and had made the transition from a teen sensation to an adult artist. It appears that he hasn’t quite gained a lot of acceptance for that claim yet in the industry.

  • elliegrll

    So Nicki Minaj was shut out for nominations..well…

    Based on where her success from the past year came from, she would be nominated in the Pop category, which is probably her worst nightmare, right now.Except for Kanye and Jay-Z, the rap category isn’t filled with rappers who are seeing mainstream/pop success.  In past year’s there has been an outcry about keeping rhythmic pop artists out of that category, and making them compete in the pop ones.  Nicki would hate to think of herself as a rhythmic pop artist, and that label has caused her a lot of issues this year, but truthfully, that market and pop, not rap or urban, are the reasons why she has the top selling rap album of the year.

  • Kirsten


    Dr. Brian May ?@DrBrianMay

    “@CaroLambs: Adam didnt get a grammy nom.” Well don’t be too sad.
    Neither did the Beatles (except a film score), or Queen – ever !!! So

    I think Dr. May needs to go back to school. Why tweet garbage like that without checking? He’s not even remotely close with that fact.

    Grammy nominations for the Beatles:
    1964: Best New Artist – Won
    1964: Best Performance by a Vocal – “Hard Days Night” – Won
    1964: Best Contemporary Song – “Hard Days Night”
    1964: Record of the Year – “I Want to Hold Your Hand”

    1966: Contemporary R&R Group Performance – “Help”
    1966: Album of the Year – “Help”
    1966: Vocal Group Performance – “Help”

    1967: Album of the Year – “Revolver”

    1968: Album of the Year – “Sgt Pepper’s LHCB” – Won
    1968: Best Contemporary Album – “Sgt Pepper’s LHCB” – Won
    1968: Group Vocal Performance – “Sgt Pepper’s LHCB”
    1968: Best Instrumental Arrangmenet Accompanying Vocalist(s) – “A Day in the Life”

    1969: Album of the Year – “Magical Mystery Tour”
    1969: Record of the Year – “Hey Jude”
    1969: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals – “Hey Jude”

    1970: Album of the Year – “Abbey Road”
    1970: Contemporary Vocal Group – “Abbey Road”

    1971: Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Movie – Won (this is probably the only one that Brian can remember)
    1971: Record of the Year – “Let it Be”
    1971: Contemporary Vocal Group  – “Let it Be”

    1972: Grammy Trustees Award – Won

    1996:  Best Historical Album – Live at the BBC

    1997: Best Music Video: Long Form – “The Beatles Anthology” –  Won
    1997: Best Music Video: Short Form – “Free as a Bird” – Won
    1997: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal – “Free as a Bird” – Won

    So, far from only getting one nomination for a film score, they won 9 Grammys and were nominated for 26.

    He did manage to correctly remember that his band did not win any Grammys.

  • Axxxel

    ouch… but I thought Brian May said that Queen never got NOMINATED for a Grammy :-(

  • Incipit

    I definitely can see Kelly making the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Great point!

    You folks intrigue me with that prediction…I just can’t figure out what it is based on – how do you think Kelly’s gonna do that? She doesn’t sing rock – has no nominations for it, among her nine so far –  the only time I ever heard her do a rock song was on stage in ’08 with the Steel Panthers (aka Metal Skool)  – an intentional throwback Glam metal Hair Band that does 80’s style music – where she joined them on a parody of “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Don’t Stop Believing” – and she didn’t know the words – but who hasn’t sung with them? *snerk* What other Rock has she done? I thought she was tending to lean country/pop?

    But, if you think sometime in the next fifteen years, the radio PD’s are gonna accept actual rock music back into their Sacred Halls Of CHRS and HAC – or expand the narrow fields of rock radio – AND that Kelley is going to sing enough rock music, put out enough rock albums for the R & R Hall of Fame to notice, I do wanna see this happen…I would actually Flove to see this happen – because that would mean that people who sang rock music all along would finally have a chance at getting noticed too!

    But really? SMH.

  • justmefornow

    Senile dementia can be a cruel thing.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Well, if James Taylor can be inducted into the R&R HoF, then I think that Kelly certainly has a shot. :)

  • Lexie O’Neill

    In this article from Yahoo about Grammy snubs, no surprises, and no snubs…both Kelly and Scotty are mentioned.

  • Eilonwy

    And Traditional Pop? LOL. Okay. I love Buble, but Traditional Pop seems kind of a dichotomy.

    Well… “traditional pop” is a thing, apart from the Grammy categories. It’s music in the style of popular music of the pre-rock era, and “traditional pop” is what it’s called. (Not that I didn’t squint and want to call it something else the first time I encountered it.)

    Whether it’s still a big enough thing to “deserve” its own category, I do not know and I don’t think I’d enjoy finding out.

  • marmom07

     The list from Kristen is for the Beatles not Queen.

  • hillstreetblooz

    That’s how ya do it Kirsten! Facts, facts, FACTS! 

  • hillstreetblooz

    One need not sing ‘rock’ to be inducted in the Hall of Fame… Ms. Aretha Franklin was the 1st female artist inducted in the hallowed Hall – and honey the Queen of Soul ain’t no where near a ‘rock’ artist… Expand the mind, and take in the name – Rock and Roll encompasses far more genres and styles than the narrow one consigned for those adhering to the ‘rock’ one… Kelly Clarkson, IMO, if she continues singing and selling and getting critical acclaim, has a decent shot ending up there… I dunno if Mariah is in there, but she would seem to be a lock to join the likes of Aretha when eligible…

  • Incipit

    But Wait ,fuzzywuzzy – James Taylor began in 1970’s style folk/rock – back when rock was played on the pop radio stations without any problem…because rock ‘was’ pop music. We know how different it is now. None of his music could get spins on today’s version of Pop radio.

    That’s why I don’t see where Kelly’s pop music can have a ‘rock’ association – it’s a different world, with different rules.

    But hey – you’re giving her 15 years to get there – I suppose anything could happen. *wink*

  • hillstreetblooz

    I mean… YEAH! I like JT, and he ain’t no where near what I’d call a ‘rock’ dude… can’t let that ‘rock’ in the title fool ya… Rock and Roll is the child of Rhythm and Blues, so can’t fathom how any one with music knowledge would think the Hall of Fame is or would be confined to ‘Rock’ artists…

    Oh Vell, funtimes ovah, back to ze grind – keep em honest Kirsten, lol

  • Kariann Hart

    Incipit, I have mentioned that I am a Founding Member of the RRHoF, so I have been following it since the mid-80’s.  I have attended Teaching Workshops and seminars.  I have also had personal communications with the President and CEO.  So, I’ve tried to analyze and predict future nominees.  I  have tried to accept the Rap Artists that have already been inducted (not my cuppa of tea).  For the first time this year, the fans got to express who they would like to see get inducted. 

    Examples of unexpected Inductees include Buddy Guy, ABBA, Leonard Cohen, The Platters, Muddy Waters, Hank Williams, etc.  Nominations come from the seven genre of music that is the FOUNDATION of Rock and Roll music.  These are:

    R & B

    The addition of Rap artists does seem to come from at least two of those genres.  So, in 2007 Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were inducted.  Their song, “The Message” was just selected as the best Rap Song ever by the Rolling Stone Magazine.

    I hope this information helps!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ABBA was inducted in 2010, and I don’t regard them as a rock band.

  • Axxxel

    This is what Kristen said about Brian May : “He did manage to correctly remember that his band did not win any Grammys.”

    and that is not what Brian May said….

  • hillstreetblooz

    Eligibility – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    To be eligible for induction as an artist (as a performer, composer,
    or musician) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the artist must have
    released a record, in the generally accepted sense of that phrase, at
    least 25 years prior to the year of induction; and have demonstrated
    unquestionable musical excellence.

    We shall consider factors such as an artist’s musical influence on
    other artists, length and depth of career and the body of work,
    innovation and superiority in style and technique, but musical
    excellence shall be the essential qualification of induction.

    ===========================================Kelly would seem to more than meet these eligibility requirements  – if the time comes *wink*  I mean, Donna Summer is up for induction next year… if she don’t get in on the 1st ballot imma be pissed.

  • LA944

    I love James Taylor. He should be in all the HOFs. He writes music/lyrics (without co-writers) sings great and is a fantastic acoustic guitar player. He doesn’t need auto tune or computer enhancement and is a phenomenal live show.  He is not a hard rock guy of course–but there are many facets to rock music. And he did do some bluesy-rock. He was/is not as mellow as a lot of people think–especially back in the day.

    I don’t know if KC writes that many of her hits and if that is a pre-requisite to be inducted. But, she can sing about anything including rock. So–I think she has a def shot at it too.

  • Kariann Hart

    Eilonwy, in my research and in the opening of the 10 minute movie presented at the RRIoF, they show singers like Perry Como, Patti Page, Dean Martin, etc. singing.  This is considered Traditional Pop from the 1950’s.  The film actually starts off with the cotton pickers in the south singing call backs and Gospel songs.

    I don’t know if, “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?” could possibly be a #1 hit today, but melody and lyrics were the basis of many songs in the early Rock era.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I love James Taylor. He’s my favorite artist of all time. I agree with what you wrote, but IMO, he’s far less “rock” than most of the inductees.

  • Incipit

    Exactly, LA944. “There are many facets to rock music” – many antecedents too – and this –  

    “Nominations come from the seven genre of music that is the FOUNDATION of Rock and Roll music. -” is very good to know!!

    It’s all Rock and Roll to me – Heh – As little as I care about labels when I’m just enjoying some music, I can’t ignore the present day fixation with them, much as I might like to –  – since that has resulted in pop radio being a lost cause for me.

    If the R&R Hall of Fame is this open minded – what a crying shame the PD’s and the Corporate Radio Owners are not as well – I might listen to Pop radio again.

  • Kirsten


    and that is not what Brian May said….

    Yes, he said that neither his band nor the Beatles (except for a movie score) ever got nominated. He is so obviously wrong about the Beatles it is not even funny.  So I snarked on him…you can’t win if you aren’t nominated.

  • Kariann Hart

    There’s more to be anger about, Donna Summer was nominated FOUR times.  When she died, the President of the RRHoF apologized that she wasn’t inducted while she was alive.  The irony of all of this is that the very first Emmy for Best Female Rock performance was given to Donna Summer!  Her not being inducted is a black eye for the Rock Hall and got a lot of publicity when Ms. Summer died.

    Fuzzywuzzy, I can’t believe you chose the very same example I did, and we posted at the same time!  Thank you.

    Hillstreetblooz, we’re on the same wavelength in regards to Kelly’s possible Induction into the RRHoF.  I complained so much about Donna not getting in when she was alive.  They better not mess up this time.  I expect the INDUCTEES to be made shortly.

  • LA944

     He’s my fave ever too! And then comes Steely Dan! I love some folk and I love some jazz

  • Lucie Laniel

    And didn’t Hunter have only 1 hit song? And not so sure it was within the time frame. Carly did as well if not better than him. And what about Album of the year for HH? It hardly is Gold. Ah well, it is what it is.

  • DragonFly

    “Steel Panthers ….but who hasn’t sung with them? (snerk)”

    –Don’t know who else you might be referring to, but James D performing “Sweet Child o’ Mine” w/them was sensational–he “showed up” great w/them.  There was a huge crowd liking that performance.  Nice of them to include & promote other singers I think.  Language a little ruff…lol, but they had no problem letting their fans hear a new singer on tour.

  • Eilonwy

    Eilonwy, in my research and in the opening of the 10 minute movie presented at the RRIoF, they show singers like Perry Como, Patti Page, Dean Martin, etc. singing.  This is considered Traditional Pop from the 1950’s.

    Okay, if I have the office to myself today, I will check into this, as I find “antecedents of rock” interesting, but have mostly glommed onto the country/folk angle from the 1930s, with a little Stax on the side. 

    Contra my earlier remarks about not wanting to explore, this is now sounding like fun, in small doses. These examples are early hipsters!

  • LA944

     I think I would probably have to have a gun to my head to listen to pop radio. I can’t stand it. But, when I was young–you could be a James Taylor or Joni Mitchell or Stevie Nicks  or Neil Young or Steely Dan and be featured on pop radio along with more bubble gum type performers. Those kind of artists had top 40 hits. Now–I think it’s much more difficult.

    And how the Taylor Swift song got nominated is beyond my musical understanding–LOL I know she loves James Taylor  and was named after him and all that. I know she’s managed to perform a song or two with him now. I commend her for being a singer/songwriter. I just wish she would write better songs

  • usedtobelucy

    “Examples of unexpected Inductees include…ABBA”

    No kidding. heh

  • Sassycatz

    I guess honoring rock, by inducting non-rock artists in their Hall of Fame, is like playing rock on the radio…. You don’t.

  • Tinawina

    I really like Alabama Shakes, they are interesting. I’m pleasantly surprised about that one. Also, Frank Ocean and fun are great choices, if a bit predictable. Never been a big Lumineers fan. I’m also thrilled about Miguel’s nominations. He’s overdue for some recognition.

    Congrats to Kelly, Carrie & McPhee! Surprised Carrie didn’t get a Best County Album nod.

  • curly_yenta

    Congrats to Taylor Hicks for being featured on Jimmy Fallon’s “Blow Your Pants Off” (on the parody “Friday”) for Best Comedy Album! Woo! :D

  • CB40

    Madonna was inducted in 2008, it’s not just rock you know.

  • Kariann Hart

    I guess honoring rock, by inducting non-rock artists in their Hall of Fame, is like playing rock on the radio…. You don’t.

    I have toured the Rock Hall about 52 times since it opened, and it weaves the story of Rock music starting with the 1920s and Robert Johnson.   When you watch the film “Midnight Train” at the Rock Hall, it makes things more clear to us.  They have had some fantastic exhibits with my favorites being Elvis and the Beatles.

    Plus, there’s a side exhibit of current singers displaying their clothing, lyrics, guitars, etc.  Yes, they have had Katy Perry, Justin Bieber (he’s a small young man), Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, etc.

  • iani

    Congratulations to Kelly and Carrie, great for Kelly to get that important Grammy nod of Record of the Year. I’m happy AI is represented next year too for the Grammy(s).
    The big surprises for me are that Bieber, 1D, The Wanted didn’t get nominations(not sure if missed them in that list or maybe being not eligible for nominations) with all the fuss they have crateted in the business; also the AAA-Alt formats almost sweeping(with the exception of Frank Ocean) the Album of The Year”. Coldplay only one nomination for the last album? where is Jason Mraz this time also Colbie Caillat and Gavin DG, the “big’ names of the industry?

    And how the Taylor Swift song got nominated is beyond my musical understanding

    I would have liked also TS to be part of the” ignored list”, her music gets some “attitude” on the same verge as her personal one; since the Kanye incident she has become more greedy, annoying and controlled person. But she’s selling a lot and that cannot be ignored by the industry reps.

  • justmefornow

    Then they should just change the name to “Recording Hall of Fame” or “Everything Else AND Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, lol.
    Because that’s what it is. JMO.

  • hillstreetblooz

     STEELY DAN owns my musical soul… Don’t get no better than those guys… Hail Hail Rock and roll!!!


  • hillstreetblooz

     I’ve visited 2x… My dream job would be to work there… It is a music lover and music historian’s paradise…

  • justmefornow

    Love that performance!! 
    Love how they talk him up too at the beginning, not being afraid to promote new younger talent.
    That note he hits at the end probably could shatter glass, lol.

  • mjsbigblog


    Let’s keep this discussion focused on the grammys. No hijacking. Thank you.

  • LA944

     I listen to Steely Dan and James Taylor about everyday. Never get tired of them–even though they are very different. In fact. James Taylor is a big Steely Dan fan. His son said that when he was a kid JT would make him listen to either Steely Dan or show tunes in the car–LOL Actually, I think they are friends and have used some of the same musicians like Steve Gadd.

  • Sassycatz

    Plus, there’s a side exhibit of current singers displaying their
    clothing, lyrics, guitars, etc.  Yes, they have had Katy Perry, Justin
    Bieber (he’s a small young man), Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, etc.

    I just saw the women in rock exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. I wasn’t too surprised to see included the various influences of different music in the early years — before rock was “invented. That made sense. But it bothered the heck out of me to see folks like Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood included in the latter part of the exhibit. In fact, there were almost no real rock women in the portion of the exhibit covering today’s music … which tells you something.

  • Kariann Hart

    There is the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles that I would love to visit.  I have that on my Bucket List!  They have just put up an exhibit devoted to Whitney Houston.  Has anyone been there?

    Hillstreetblooz, it does take more than one day to see everything in the RRHoF, huh?  Did you know some of the people are volunteers and don’t get paid?

  • DragonFly

    “Kelly Clarkson…..and she didn’t know the words – but who hasn’t sung with them? *snerk* (Steel Panthers) What other Rock has she done? ”

    Defending Kelly Clarkson (path to fame there) & others that band has been kind enough to have helped (Idols).  My intent was questioning & defending a “snerk” I didn’t understand.

  • Incipit

    Focusing on the Grammy’s. OK  – there is not one single artist on the lists that I own the track in question, as in – paid money to download it, and listen to it by choice…so I’ll wish Kellie and Carrie good fortune – even though I don’t listen to their music, as Alumni solidarity is cool – but I haven’t even got that minor level of investment in the rest of the nominees, so there’s nothing else to say on the thread…

     Except – oh yeah – and it’s also cool that this was held in Nashville – hope it helps them with their campaign to be regarded as an all inclusive Music City. Something about the Music Industry should be all inclusive. Heh.

  • usedtobelucy

    ” Madonna was inducted in 2008, it’s not just rock you know.”

    Clearly. But that one’s right up with ABBA for me.

    Why don’t they just call it the “popular-music hall of fame” or something?

    And if it’s just the “music generally in the latter half of the 20th century and beyond hall of fame,” where’s Glenn Gould, for example? He had plenty of attitude and influence and cultural resonance and shaping influence in modern media …. (mostly kidding about that, but still….)

    Or are they saying that Madonna and ABBA influenced rock (because of course that’s what they’re correctly saying about folk, blues, and some other stuff …)? Because… sorry… don’t see it.

    Seems to me that what they’re really saying is — “Hall of Fame of Rockers, People Who Influenced Rock, and Other Really Popular People Whose Inclusion Will Cause More Tourists to Visit Cleveland and Linger There Longer.” ….

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that. 

    (i.e., I don’t care. I just think the name becomes silly after a while.)

  • usedtobelucy

     “But it bothered the heck out of me to see folks like Britney Spears,
    Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood included in the latter part of the

    Me, too.

  • usedtobelucy

    Also. Can hardly wait for the Biebs to sink into well deserved obscurity. (and then crawl back out for his decades of fetus-nostalgia tours starting in 15 years of so. When he’ll look exactly like Truman Capote.)

  • HermeticallySealed

     Yeah, pretty much only two in that entire list I have even considered (Frank Ocean and Deadmau5) buying. But lots of luck to the two Idols.  Winning can only strengthen the AI pedigree.

  • Sassycatz

    Yeah, pretty much only two in that entire list I have even considered
    (Frank Ocean and Deadmau5) buying. But lots of luck to the two Idols. 
    Winning can only strengthen the AI pedigree.

    I don’t know. Their constant award show appearances and award nominations seem to help them, but I don’t see it spreading to AI, or other AI winners/contestants would be getting more air play and recognition. It’s more about them being in the popular genre and being repetitive, i.e., never straying away from their usual sound/message. Innovation is left to alt rock … maybe.

    It will take a paradigm shift to get country pop off the top of the heap. We need a new music revolution, apparently.

  • suenigma

    IDK Incipit, I think that Kelly is certainly as Rock as a lot of women already in the
    RRHOF. She has certainly done plenty of Rock covers in her live shows –
    White Stripes and Radiohead just to name a couple. I also think that
    while she is Pop, her Pop is informed by Rock, in the same way that
    Pink’s version of Pop is. Kelly’s album My December is certainly not pure Pop – it is at the very least
    Pop-Rock/Singer-Songwriter. If you have only heard her radio hits, then
    you don’t really know who she is as an artist, in the same way that if someone had only heard Cook’s radio hits they might not think of him as a Rock artist. Jeff Beck clearly thought enough of her chops to accompany her on Up To The Mountain – a bluesy, rocky version without doubt. It is only a matter of time before she puts out a true Rock album, IMO. Perhaps when she is free of the Label?

  • Trina

    Thrilled with Hunter and M5’s nominations. Hunter is such a talented kid and I’m happy to see him gaining more and more industry respect. Kelly too was very deserving.

    Still laughing over the Bieber/1D snubs. I was trying to figure out last night on Twitter who’s craycray fans would have the meltdown first.

  • Sassycatz

    I think it’s more likely she’ll put out a country album than that she’d ever put out a rock album.

  • Incipit

    suenigma, that’s why I asked what else rock she had done – and thanks for some titles. It’s true, I’ve only heard her radio hits, and I love her voice but I SO do not love her music. Now, bluesy, that would interest me – but My December did not. And Country does not either, X Ten.

    Maybe Kelly will put out an album with some rock, some day…who knows?
    Maybe I’m just waiting for that voice to be attached to some lyrics I can relate to – or something with such good music that I can’t forget, so I have to own it …this Pop stuff always seems so disposable. Somebody write that girl a riff or a Killer Melody?! She’s got the voice to handle it.

    Meanwhile, I certainly have learned this afternoon that one does not have to sing in any genre of rock at all, or even its antecedents, to be in the R&RHoF – so I guess I was right the first time, ‘Anything Can Happen’. Heh.

  • andy

    Anyone else surprised Home was snubbed?  It has been one of the top songs this year.

  • suenigma

    If you only have heard her radio hits howcan you dismiss My December? Because many of the self-written lyrics on that album are anything but trite – Irvine, Sober and Maybe are powerful songs, IMO. And Because of You is another well-written song.

  • usedtobelucy

     “I think it’s more likely she’ll put out a country album than that she’d ever put out a rock album.”

    I think this is almost certainly true but I wish it were otherwise.

  • Incipit

    Have you listened to My December? Because many of the self-written lyrics on that album are anything but trite – Irvine, Sober and Maybe are powerful songs, IMO

    Yes, I have…it’s not my style of music. I don’t tend to like acoustic singer/songwriter stuff very much at all. What I like best are full bands, where someone wrote parts for the instruments, and really thought about it, the phrasing and the chords,  – so the rhythm section is having a dialog between the bass and the drums, and the lead guitar and the rhythm guitar are doing an intricate dance between the lines, and they are all weaving in and out of a melody that will become an earworm, because the lead singer’s voice is the primo instrument in the band…and what they are singing about holds an unexpected truth. And a cool, unforgettable riff is a bonus. Heh.

    No, Kelly’s lyrics are on those three songs you mentioned are not trite, they just have no resonance for me or my life, and the bare strumming of the acoustic guitar doesn’t make the melodies stay in my head…I can’t replicate them after I listen…they’re gone til I happen to hear them again.

    Hey, if she never does any music that I like with that great voice, that’s the way it goes – I have other artists to listen to – and I’ll still wish her well.

  • Kariann Hart

    The exhibit was “Women Who Rock” and I am wondering if it is the entire exhibit that was at the RRHoF?  It was on the 5th and 6th floors over there in Cleveland.  Did you see Lady Gaga’s meat dress?  Ugh.  I recall Joan Jett, Heart, and Pat Benatar; BTBH I don’t know who the Women IN Rock are today.

  • justmefornow

    Three  good ones today are Amy Lee, Lizzy Hale and Maria Brink who actually has a decent voice (when she doesn’t go off on her screaming riffs, lol.)

    And I have to agree about Kelly Clarkson. She has a great voice, but by no means of any stretch of the imagination is she Rock, lol.

  • sabbia

    That’s a good point. I can’t think of a Pat Benatar/Joan Jett equivalent in the past 2 decades, except maybe Shirley Manson. But then again, prominent women in rock have always been few and far between. 

    This is a good question….I can’t think of many that aren’t harder rock. The ones quickly off the top of my head are Amy Lee, Lzzy Hale, in addition to Manson. Lesser known frontwomen are for the bands Within Temptation, In This Moment, and Epica.

  • Leandro

    I like a lot Lzz Hale, but my favorite is Floor Jansen. She’s now leading Nightwish. Nightwish still pretty mainstream. Or not anymore?

    I was searching for new female rock vocalists on the google and the name of Cassadee Pope was appearing on most of the lists, so I stopped searching. lol

  • Leandro

    Good to see Halestorm indicated. They might have some mainstream recognition now. Megadeth must have more indications than any of other artists indicated. But they never won. Their presence on the Grammys became a joke. It’s like The Grammy Nomination can’t think another name of a metal band to indicate and just go there and nominate Megadeth over and over again. lol

  • CB40

    Kelly’s version of Up To The Mountain with Jeff Beck is the best singular live vocal performance I’ve ever seen. 

  • sabbia

    Ah yes. Those Dutch love their symphonic metal with female leads. 

    LOL re: Cassadee Pope! When I read your post I said to myself “who the hell is she?” and googled her. No wonder you stopped. lol My confidence in google just went down a notch. 

  • suenigma

    It’s cool if her music’s not your thing. I was not really trying persuade you to like her music, just to point out that some of what Kelly Clarkson did on that album could be classified as singer-songwriter rock, even if it’s not hard rock. And even her older pop stuff is informed by rock – I’d go so far as to call it pop-rock. You also thought that she hadn’t even covered any harder rock songs, so I was just pointing out that she has covered many rock songs in her live shows. And I’d say she did pretty good with Steel Panther considering that she was VERY drunk and was just dragged up on stage. ;) I’m not saying she’s Courtney Love or Siouxsie and the Banshees or anything, but it is not beyond the pale for her to one day be inducted into the RRHOF, IMO, especially because we now know how broad the definitions are for induction. It’s all good.

  • irockhard

    Taylor Momsen is also a pretty singer.

  • Taylor

    Congratulations to Kelly! This is the most nominations she has ever had in a single year, right? Love, love, love everything about that girl!

    Look at young Hunter Hayes! I bet he wasn’t expecting a couple of those nominations. He is an extremely talented young artist, good for him! I’m not really into country music, but I might have to pick up his CD.

  • sabbia

    I also find it sad for the state of hard rock/metal and its recognition that, with the exception of Halestorm, everyone else on that nom list is a bit old news.

  • irockhard

    Oh yeah I forgot about Shirley Manson but she’s been quiet for a while but Garbage was more pop rock than hard rock, then again the pop rock of the late 90s/early 2000s was heavier than today’s pop rock.

  • suenigma

    Agreed. I played it at my Dad’s funeral (yes, over Patty’s version – big Beck fan here). Jeff said that he went in with trepidation, but that Kelly was one of the best vocalists he had ever had the pleasure to play with.

  • irockhard

    LOL at Casadee Pope! She may front a rock band but she doesn’t have a rock voice.

  • Leandro

    People were talking about Kelly being rock or not, I actually think she’s more rock than Hey Monday. lol

  • Taylor

    Too bad that Scotty and PP’s Home didn’t get a nomination.

    Just noticed that Nicki Minaj was totally shut out. Her new rerelease isn’t doing so hot either.

    The Lumineers are blowing up big! Their song has been at the top of the iTunes chart for a couple of weeks and it is now flying up the pop chart. Their album has jumped in and out of the top 10 on iTunes for months and has been a consistent seller for a while now. These Grammy nominations will help them even more.

  • irockhard

    Why Izzy is IMO the queen of current female rockers, she’s hot, she has attitude, she kills on guitar and she can f*cking scream:

  • windmills

    Congrats Kelly and Carrie! Thrilled to see Kelly nominated in the General Field for the 1st time in her career. I feel like Stronger is such a nominated song it has to have a decent chance of getting a win somewhere, and hopefully Kelly’s the beneficiary though the songwriters deserve credit too. 

    I’m SO excited about the nominees for Best Country Song because for once I would be thrilled for whoever won because they’re all really deserving songs. Cost Of Living is FINALLY getting some well deserved recognition for being an amazing, poignant song that speaks to hard economic times like country music is supposed to and I couldn’t be happier about that. So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore is a killer song and I was so pissed off when it went nowhere on country radio. Springsteen is my favorite song about nostalgia in a long time, I love Even If It Breaks Your Heart, and Blown Away is as innovative and well written a song as country’s seen in a while. This category is totally the cream of the crop in country music this year so it really does feel extra meaningful that Blown Away was able to get in. I’m also excited to see Carrie get a nomination for her performance on Blown Away, Solo Country Vocal Performance with nominees who are mostly deserving. 

    Hunter Hayes had a huge night and though I’m not his biggest fan, it’s cool to see him recognized for cowriting, coproducing, and playing every instrument on his album.  How smart does Carrie and her management look now for making him her primary and only opener for the BA tour? Initially it was a leap to make Hunter a primary opener but with Hunter exploding now, I expect he’ll bring a good number of fans into the 2013 Blown Away shows, and it’ll only heighten the energy in the arenas. I wish Blown Away had been nominated for Best Country Album but I’m happy with most of the nominees in that category. 

    The General Field also looks pretty good to me though I would’ve loved to see some country representation in Song or Record. Blown Away or Springsteen would’ve been good options but, they probably haven’t crossed over enough to get enough votes. 

  • sabbia

    Actually just saw Garbage perform some songs from their new album on one of the cable concert networks (can’t remember which). The new stuff was quite a bit edgier….I liked it. 

    Interestingly, they had a chance to talk about the process and said that they are releasing this album independently and are so happy to be away from label influences. This may very well explain their pop rock leanings of the past.

  • CB40

    I bought The Lumineers album through iTunes during Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale. It’s awesome.  

  • irockhard

    Oh interesting, I’ll check out the new album.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    ”I guess hosting Diva’s is an apropos consolation for all the Grammy hoopla, lol.”

    Oh, I’m not aware that there’s an hoopla or something like that happening because as I can see Adam’s fan sorta know it was a long shot to have a nomination.

    ”He’ll get to interact on the Divas show with a couple Grammy nominees,
    so he won’t be shutout altogether from the experience *wink*”

    He’s a Grammy nominee himself too, on his debut album(WWFM-Best male pop vocal). It still counts too though, right?

    Who will be there(VH1 Diva) beside Kelly and Adam that are/were nominated for Grammy’s?

    I can’t remember if Jordin has nominated before. Maybe someone could give the complete list of Idols who were nominated at the Grammy’s.

  • irockhard

    Not that I’m surprised but it still makes me sick!

    Fine give a nod to the styles that influenced rock back when it was still forming as a new genre but after it had already perfected itself there is no good reason to honour artists that a not rock.

  • ptebwwong

    Here’s the list of Idols who have been nominated for a Grammy (includes the recent nominations).

    – Kelly Clarkson: 9 nominations, 2 wins (Best Pop Album 2006 for Breakaway, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance 2006 for Since U Been Gone).
    – Ruben Studdard: 1 nomination (Favorite Male R&B Vocal Performance 2004 for Superstar)
    – Fantasia: 8 nominations, 1 win (Best R&B Vocal Performance 2011 for Bittersweet)
    – Jennifer Hudson: 5 nominations (including Dreamgirls Soundtrack), 1 win (Best R&B album 2009)
    – Carrie Underwood: 10 nominations, 5 wins (Best New Artist 2007, Best Female Country Vocal Performance 2007, 2008, 2009 for Jesus Take the Wheel, Before He Cheats, & Last Name, Best Country Collaboration w/Vocals 2010 for I Told You So (w/Randy Travis)
    – Chris Daughtry: 4 nominations
    Ace Young: 1 nomination (as songwriter for Daughtry’s It’s Not Over which was nominated for Best Rock Song 2007)
    – Mandisa: 3 nominations 
    – Jordin Sparks: 1 nomination (w/Chris Brown for Best Pop Collaboration w/Vocals 2009)
    – Adam Lambert: 1 nomination (Best Male Pop Vocal Performance 2011 for Whataya Want From Me)

    I didn’t count Kat since the nomination was for the songwriter for the “Smash” song.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Thank you :D

    It’s so awesome that there were Idols nominated for Grammy’s in every season since season 1 up to Season 6. Then Adam got 1 on season 8.

    I didn’t know Daughtry never wins a Grammy and Mandisa surprises me with 3 nominations. So happy with this achievements. Idol still hold the records for a singing competition that produce Stars:)

  • standtotheright

    but after it had already perfected itself there is no good reason to honour artists that a not rock.

    I literally “aaaaaarrrgggghhheedd” at this. Perhaps I hit my limit on this post.

    I am so, so, so, effin tired of being told that the world’s biggest bastard genre that (much like the English it was mostly written in) is the pickpocket of every noteworthy musical trend, was ever “perfected” and reached some standard of purity that means people could shut out all comers from awards because their stylistic preferences are not completely represented by said songs.

    It hasn’t. It never will. And thank god for that.

    At any rate, I found this year’s slate of nominees cheeringly low on headdesk moments, and I will probably feel the same if any of these supposedly controversial names end up being nominated to the RRHOF in the future.

  • iluvai

    Thanks! I heard the song today on the radio and although I’ve heard it before, I didn’t connect the dots until your post. It’s a nice song.

  • Anny_nanny

    I’m sad that the authors of the “Home” did not receive the nomination. I’m not about winning and not about Phillip – guys deserve the nomination at least.
    A lot of people don’t know, I tried to look in the network and realized that it is better not to know.
    I’m glad Kelly and Carrie, but news will look online.

  • usedtobelucy

     “The exhibit was “Women Who Rock” and I am wondering if it is the entire
    exhibit that was at the RRHoF?  It was on the 5th and 6th floors over
    there in Cleveland.  Did you see Lady Gaga’s meat dress?  Ugh.  I recall
    Joan Jett, Heart, and Pat Benatar; BTBH I don’t know who the Women IN
    Rock are today.”

    I got the impression that it was the whole exhibit as it had been in Cleveland. …

    At the end, when they are including *Carrie* and the others, they say something like, “Today, women dominate music,” or something on that order, since they clearly can’t make the argument that the women are in any way relevant to rock. Seems way off the point, to me, and not particularly worthy of a *museum* exhibit, which I think is suppose to illuminate something for viewers, but I suppose they feel they need to include well-known contemporary women of some kind to keep young viewers in the game. …. (I would have been less bothered by this at the Cleveland museum, actually, since the DC museum is, you know, supposed to be educative about *art* rather than mainly just a fun place….)

    Personally, given the complete irrelevance of most of those last women to rock *music* I would have been happier if they’d switched to “women who rock” as pure metaphor about empowerment and ended with Michelle Obama, Hilary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Dita von Teese and Aung San Suu Kyi, or somebody. I mean, there have always been women *singers* so I don’t know what relevance the rock era has to the fact that there are women singers now, in country and so on. Whereas I kind of think the era of actual rocking women *does* have something to do with women’s increasing prominence on the world stage generally.

  • hillstreetblooz

    What’s a “snerk”?  Sounds like a creature out of a Dr. Seuss story.  Inquiring minds yada yada :)

  • hillstreetblooz

     Research the term ”Rock and Roll”. The music by the artists in the Hall, and those recording in past years and years to come fit the term to a T.

    It’s all ”Rock and Roll’, and ”I know it’s only ‘Rock and Roll’ – but I like it, like it, yes i doooooooooooooooooooo… (tm Rolling Stones, nee Rollin’ Stones)

    *jagger walks out the door*

  • DragonFly

    The one I took it as:   snerk – verb: to snicker or snort with laughter, to express amusement. 

  • Incipit

    Dragonfly – Snerk is amusement – you’re right – but a specific kind.

    From a Glossary elsewhere – The difference between Snark and Snerk:

    Snark – sarcasm, not always meant to be kind, usually at someone else’s expense….but it can be affectionate.(“We kid because we love”)

    Snerk – is wry amusement, much gentler – and usually directed at oneself or a situation, not at someone else….it invites everyone to laugh.

    I don’t do Snark…it’s too easy to be unkind. Snerk, OTOH – I’m usually my own target.