Justin Bieber is a major force in pop music today, especially for the younger set, so when he got a Grammy nomination for one of his songs, it's surprising that it really wasn't a big award or an award that honors his talent. The Grammy nod is for "Best Song Written for Visual Media," and although it's Justin's song, Born to Be Somebody, that got the Grammy nomination, it's really not a win for Justin like a "Best Song" win. The teen pop star is usually at the top of every list when it comes to getting recognized for music accomplishmentsÂ—what happened here?
If this song does win, Bieber doesn't even get up and get the award for this, it's the song writer who claims the award, Diane Warren. Last year, the Grammy's passed by Justin on two of his nominations. "Best New Artist" went to someone who's so new, she wasn't a name many at home recognized. He walked away with nothing last year, and this year even if his song wins, it's not really a kudos towards Bieber's talent, more like his song writer's talent.
Esperana Spalding went to the Grammy's last year as a little-known jazz artist and walked away winning the Grammy in the group Justin's song was in. The Gold Derby gave their thoughts about what happened to Justin last year, "Losing Best New Artist, to be blunt, humiliating because even though the Bieb was one of the Hottest Stars in All Musicdom, he got squashed by little-known jazz performer."
Justin's song Born to Be Somebody got entered for consideration in the top Grammy races for "Best Record" and "Song of the Year" this year. Justin also submitted My Worlds Acoustic for "Best Album" this year, but he and Diane Warren didn't get a nomination for any of the music. Is there a glass ceiling on the teeny bopper pop stars when it comes to this award?
Justin's not the first young star to experience this with the Grammy's, and the other entertainers all seem to come out of the same type of music venue as JustinÂ—they're all tween idols. Backstreet Boys, Hanson, Jonas Brothers, and New Kids on the Block were also overlooked in the same way. It's not as if he's never won an award before; he's got more in his young life than many life-long performers have in all their years performing.
It looks like the Grammy's might not consider this type of pop music or the crooner to the tweens as serious as it does other music genres. Justin and the Jonas Brothers are probably the most important music the new generation of kids will listen to. It's the foundation for the start of the way they'll appreciate music in years to come. Justin's on the road to make sure his music isn't just a passing fancy. He's serious about growing with his music. Do you think he deserved a Grammy nomination?