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Cowell calls out Grammys as 'snobby' for Bieber snub


Music mogul Simon Cowell has accused Grammy Awards producers of snobbery for failing to nominate teenage pop star Justin Bieber for the upcoming awards.

Bieber, who previously scored two nods at the 2011 ceremony, was omitted from the 2013 nominations list when it was announced on Wednesday night with fun., Frank Ocean and The Black Keys leading the pack.

Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, was furious when it became clear the singer had not been recognized and blasted organizers in a series of angry messages on Twitter, raging: "Grammy board u [sic] blew it on this one. The hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving. The kid delivered. Huge successful album, sold out tour, and won people over... this time he deserved to be recognized."

Cowell has now waded into the debate and called Grammy execs out for shunning Bieber.

"You know what? He deserved one [a nomination], I think," he tells TMZ. "But they can get a bit snobby sometimes."

 However, Cowell is convinced Bieber won't be too worried about the snub, adding, "He won't be crying too much. He's doing fine."

The Grammy Awards will be handed out in Los Angeles on Feb. 10.

Dec 9, 2012 9:32PM
There should not be awards givien to auto tuned singing,period!
Dec 9, 2012 8:19PM
I remember watching the grammys and watching the most amazing musicians rock out and play their guitar and pianos or whatever..,,,,now all you are watching is a billion backup dancers and some pyrotechnics. No one seems to care that no one is a musician anymore. I am so over it. Just waiting for the asteroid.
Dec 9, 2012 8:14PM
Grammys shouldnt be given to dancers anyway. The grammys lost their respectability ages ago along with the academy and the r-n-r hall of fame and rolling stone magazine. The awards given to these fleeting flash in the pan "artists" who saturate the industry have driven the importance and profound substance they were once made of into the ground. The ceremonies are a sham, the artists are a sham. No one cares anymore. The heydays are over. Biebers and Gagas are all that is left. every 2-3 yaers they create a couple of new ones and their hair will be sold on ebay for $50,000 a strand. Sheeple suck.
Dec 9, 2012 8:05PM
Bieber deserved recognition. PERIOD!  He worked hard, and earned it. Stop the bad mouthing, talk up for a change!
Dec 9, 2012 7:21PM
S. Cowell is just as much of a snob!
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