Swift scored only one solo nomination (plus two more for her collaboration with the Civil Wars, “Safe & Sound”), but that’s because her smash album “Red” was released after the eligibility period for the 2013 awards closed. She’ll likely get a boatload of nominations next year.
Bieber, on the other hand, was just snubbed — and his manager, Scooter Braun, vented his frustration over the lack of love for the singer’s album “Believe” on Twitter late Wednesday (Dec. 5).
“First … congrats to @carlyraejepsen,” Braun wrote in the first of a series of tweets about the nominations (he also manages the “Call Me Maybe” singer). “Thought u deserved a best new artist nom, but proud ‘Call Me Maybe’ got u 2 noms. so proud of u.”
“Second … this time there won’t be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE. The kid [Bieber] deserved it,” Braun continues. “Grammy board u 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 and I don’t really have any kind nice positive things to say about a decision I don’t agree with. So to all those nominated … you do deserve it. You worked hard and u earned it. Just feel like so did JB.”
Braun also adds a note to the army of Bieber’s fans: “Looks like we get to stay the underdog a little longer. #BRINGIT.”