With the nominees announced for the 54th annual Grammy Awards airing in February 2012, fans and artists have taken to social media sites to express their thoughts. Not all of them have been positive responses, however.
Soul singer Jill Scott took to her Twitter to express her disappointment in this year’s nominees list after having a successful comeback year with the release of her album ‘Light of the Sun.’
“0 nominations. I’m speechless. Cover of Billboard, #1 cd in the country, tied/broke the record for Urban radio. Ok…so…ok. Wow,” she tweeted.
Aside from being frustrated with her snub, Jill also expressed her let down over the snubs to fellow singers Beyonce and Miguel. When one of her fans mentioned the Miguel not being nominated, she replied, “No Miguel?!?!? Huh!!!? Again appalled.” Meanwhile when a fan pointed out Beyonce’s lack of nominations, Jill said, “excuse me?!?!? No ‘Love on Top’? This can’t be right.”
For Jill, she explained that it was not a matter of accolades, but rather a level of respect. “Needing and deserving are 2 different things. I’m not even saying I’d win,” she explained. “I don’t need a Grammy. I deserve it & I’m clear on that. The Light of the Sun was/is magical . We were lifted & filled w/ truth.”
Miguel has also taken to Twitter to vent his frustrations. “I’m F**king P***ed Yo. I don’t think I’m Gods gift to music but I know the Album or at LEAST Sure Thing should have been Nominated,” he said. He even admittedly expressed being “really hurt,” but did congratulate all the nominees.
The 2012 Grammy Awards will air live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on February 12th.