Oppa Grammy Style: Why the fuck wasn’t PSY nominated for a Grammy?
Korean pop star turned worldwide sensation PSY (pronounced “sigh” because that’s what the ladies do when they see him, obviously, duh) was not nominated for a Grammy this year despite having the most viewed video on the internet of all time, a dance move copied by millions of people across the world, one of the most popular Halloween costumes of the year, and even a Wikipedia page dedicated entirely to other famous people doing his dance.
This is largely because the Grammys aren’t exactly a consumer friendly (or even consumer relevant) award show: they’re built and voted on and funded largely by the major record companies themselves, and PSY only just signed to Island Records in September. Considering a band like “Fun” (that’s ‘Fun’ with a fucking period at the end of it) is up for six(!!!) nominations, it’s hardly a wonder why someone as legitimately beloved worldwide as PSY didn’t get a look at all. Yep, big-company money shuts out the actual crowd favorite once again.
You might think that he’d get nominated for a Grammy, at least one nomination, but instead the Record Of The Year nominations are as follows:
– The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy” (sell outs)
– Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger” (irrelevant for the past 8 years)
– fun. – “We Are Young” (least applicable band name since the all-white band Asia)
– Gotye – “Somebody That I Used To Know” (an earbortion)
– Frank Ocean – “Thinkin Bout You” (not bad at all, actually)