Grammy Snubbed: Should We Really Feel Bad for Justin Bieber and Grizzly Bear?
|Sabrebd via Wikipedia|
|First Grammy nod: 2005 for a Lifetime Achievement Award.|
If the art is really what's important, which is implied by Droste claiming the Grammys are awarded based on records sold, then what difference does it make to the art if you have a golden phonograph you can use to pat yourself on the back?
I'm just going to call this out for what it is: Sour grapes. People's egos get hurt so easily in this business, but the simple fact is that the award is really meaningless and if a record is good it will be beloved and remembered for its merits, not because it won a Grammy.
Only time will tell if Shields or Believe will remain relevant in years to come, but it's pretty unlikely anyone will remember who won Record of the Year in 2012. I don't even remember who won Record of the Year the past two years.
In any case, if these two are really upset about this, then they can pull an ODB on February 10 of next year.