Full disclosure: In preparing for today’s Grammys announcement, the team at EW.com pulled some photos of folks we thought would get top nominations. Amy Winehouse, for instance (she got six). Rihanna (yep, she picked up a couple, for the ubiquitous “Umbrella” [ella ella]). And…Fergie.
Don’t get me wrong: I do not particularly love Fergie, especially the cheerleader-hop of “Fergalicious” (dear God, why did she have to go and mess with “Supersonic”?). But even I have to admit that she has been very productive this year, spinning out single after single, including the shockingly decent “Glamorous” and “Clumsy.” So I was expecting her to pick up a nod for Record of the Year, the category that always has room for silly songs that everybody can shake their groove thangs to, but no! Though she did get recognized for Female Pop Vocal Performance, for “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” the Dutchess was snubbed in the big categories. Now, whether this was a smart decision or a bad one on the part of the recording academy…well, I leave that up to you to debate in the comments section below.
Who were you surprised to see left off the nominees list?