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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 4:47PM
I love music, I listen to it on Pandora at home and Sirius in my car/truck. I listen to Motown, British invasion groups,  metal ,suffer sounds and outlaw country. Supremes, Sam and Dave, P.Sledge, Four Tops,Temptations, Otis Redding,Marvin Gay, Beatles,Stones, Animals, Kinks,CSN&Y, Dylan,  Beach Boys, Led Zep.,AC/DC,Hank,Pasty, Waylon, Willie, Merle, Kristofferson and Cash are just a few of 100's of artist and songs that still get a lot of play. I don't get most of today's music/sound. I read the grammy list and I don't even know who most of them are except for Bieber. I take the time to look them up and listen to their stuff and I still do not get it. So for me the GMA's aren't worth watching and haven't been for quite some time. I am not critizing  today's artist ,I'm sure they are very good at what they do, but they are not what I want to listen to.Thanks for Pandora and XM and stations like them.    
Dec 9, 2012 4:40PM

justine beebers fandom is waning.  little girls are growing up.  his antics with gomez, way OUT of his league, shows he isnt a "sweetiecomes".  scrotum broon is only worried his meal ticket will be gone. 

besides, grammy's mean a lot less now.  its like the academy awards becuz the right person never wins.  

Dec 9, 2012 4:17PM
Bieber? You know Simon, for such a naive, critical person, you sure have a piss poor grasp in music. Music isn't always about having a good voice.

I hate the Grammy's too though, but its for completely different reasons.

EDIT: Sorry, I was being way too generous with my second sentence. Bieber's voice is generic at his best.

Dec 9, 2012 4:08PM
This is the **** calling the crack wiped.
Dec 9, 2012 4:08PM
and why his he a judge? seriously nobody knows about good music these days
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