Jim Root on finally winning a Grammy: “In some ways I was starting to get the feeling that we were like the Leonardo DiCaprios of the Grammys. I think I used it as a doorstop for a while. Then I had it on the back of my toilet.”
As the same with every
award show, there are people or projects that are going to get snubbed and left
out of the final conversation. The Grammys are no exception. So here are some
of the snubs following the announcement of the nominees for the 59th
Alessia Cara for Best New Artist: The 20-year-old pop singer has
been a bright spot in music this year. Her debut single “Here” was a hit on
radio and tuned into an anthem for introverts everywhere. Her album, Know-It-All, was a perfect pop album
that captured the ideas of the youth of 2016. Currently, her single “Scars To
Your Beautiful” is a stand out in the Top 40. An empowering song that struck up
a movement of self-acceptance. Cara has shown she is the future of pop music by
being authentic, something that’s hard to find in pop music today. And people
know she’s the next big thing. Coldplay tapped her as their opener for their
2016 tour. The Recording Academy got it wrong not giving her the Best New
Fifth Harmony & Ty Dolla $ign for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Let’s
face it, “Work From Home” was one of the hottest songs of the year. It hit #1
on the Pop Songs and Rhythmic charts and peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
It’s the highest charting song by a girl group in 8 years. The video is the
most viewed video of the year with over 1 Billion views. The last time a girl
group was nominated for this award was 2007. Would it have won if nominated? Probably not. But they deserved the nomination. The Recording Academy overlooked
Fifth Harmony big time.
The 1975 for Best Pop Vocal Album: I feel like the reason The 1975’s
I like it when you sleep, for you are so
beautiful yet so unaware of it was snubbed from a nomination was because its
hard to pin point the album to one genre. The album was a true pop album, but voters
maybe don’t see The 1975 as a pop group. They’re too Alternative for the pop
categories and too pop for the rock categories, so they go left out. I like it when you sleep was one of the
most honest 2016-esque pop albums of the year and deserved a nod more than Demi
Justin Timberlake for Record of the Year: This one baffles me. How
does “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” not get nominated for Record of the Year? It
debuted at #1 on the Hot 100 and was one of the songs of the summer…and fall…and
winter. Its been a hit with all ages. I firmly believe the Recording Academy
has it out for JT. They snubbed The 20/20
Experience for Album of the Year a few years ago and now this.
So there you have it;
some of my most notable snubs from this year’s Grammy nomination. Agreewith me? Disagree with me? Let me know!
boyfriend, Justin put me into a no-Grammy-zone. He prohibited for me to see,
read or listen to anything in connection with the awards, because he wanted to
be the one to break the news if he finally won a Grammy or not.
I didn’t even
leave the house all day not wanting to tempt myself or accidentally spoil the
surprise. I was sitting around while he was away with his friends. I didn’t even
know when he will get home, I turned my phone off and refused to use my laptop
for anything, so I was stuck at home, reading books and doing some catchup with
desperate to know the results but I respected his will, since this award was so
important for him. It was his biggest dream since day one and after he didn’t get
it years ago I really wanted him to win this time.
around midnight when he finally got home. I heard him park his car in the
garage and I ran downstairs. He just walked into the hall in his perfect suit
that looked so good on him, his hair messy, his keys in his hands. We were
standing at the two ends of the hall, I didn’t know what to do, I was waiting
for him to say anything.
asked quietly as I couldn’t read anything from his facial expressions. His face
was blank and I started to feel like he didn’t win.
He took a
few steps towards me putting his keys down to the table, he unbuttoned his
jacket, slowly took it down and put it next to the keys. My nerves were going
nuts, he was playing with my mind.
Then a wide
grin appeared on his face and it was enough for me. I screamed and started to
run towards him, we collided and I wrapped my arms and legs around him feeling
happier than ever.
it! You won a Grammy!” I screamed still not believing it really happen. I mean,
I was hoping his hard work would finally pay off, but I was still nervous about
baby. I finally have a Grammy,” he laughed holding me tight as he walked into
the living room and sat down to the couch with me on his lap. “Thank you for
waiting for me,” he smiled at me as he pulled back to look at me in the eyes.
your big day, of course I waited for you.”
his lips as he cupped my face in his hands and said: “Come here.”
me to him capturing my lips in a sweet kiss that said it all. His happiness,
how relieved he was and his love for me that I always felt in every touch and
couldn’t have happened without you, baby,” he whispered against my lips and I couldn’t
help but smile.
together when he was at a dark place in his life. He didn’t know who to trust
or keep by his side and he was lost like a little puppy. I was desperate to
help him find himself again, because I knew he was a great man and he was able
to do some amazing things in life. I supported him in everything and I tried to
guide him without taking control over him. He needed to get his shit together
on his own, and he did it.
almost been two and a half years, he was back in the industry, we were living
together and he just won a Grammy. Things couldn’t be better.
mostly you,” I replied shyly, but he shook his head.
It’s you. You turned me around and showed me that there is more in life than
disloyal friends and drugs. Thank you for everything,” he said kissing me again
and I felt my heart beating faster and faster with each kiss. He still could
make my toes curl after all this time.
you,” I smiled into our kiss.
“I love you
too, baby girl.” He pulled away and a smug grin was on his perfectly shaped
it?” I asked knowing he was up to something.
just really happy I have you,” he said shaking his head.
just realize that? Because if so, I’m doing something wrong,” I laughed sliding
my hands to his waist.
doing nothing wrong. I couldn’t wish for a better woman. Actually, Jaxon was
asking about you today,” he chuckled.
wants to go fishing with you, so prepare yourself for the little devil, because
he has plans for you.”
to spend time with my favorite man,” I smirked at him making him raise his
You may add something, don’t you?”
second favorite. You are my numero uno,” I said using my excellent (disastrous)
Spanish knowledge. “But this is only because of the Grammy,” I added shrugging.
I always knew it. In what else can my award help me?”
have some amazing sex, but only if you put the award on the nightstand. Deal?”
I asked making him laugh loudly. Then he nodded kissing my lips softly.