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Poll: Would Lady Gaga have beaten Lady Antebellum at the Grammys if nominated for record of the year?

Lady gaga bad romance newsThe greatest Grammy outrage this year was the omission of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" from the race for record of the year. It was one of the top-selling singles of 2010 (9.7 million copies) and won video of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards. At the Grammys, "Bad Romance" won best video too, plus Lady Gaga's performance of it claimed the prize for female pop vocal.

If the Grammy nominations for record of the year were chosen by the same voting method as other categories -– that is, by popular vote of members of the recording academy –- it certainly would've been nominated, but instead that lineup is chosen by a secret committee of 25 music experts who obviously don't go gaga over pop's trashiest superstar. They preferred another lady -- Lady Antebellum -– who ended up winning record of the year for "Need You Now."

Do you think Lady Gaga would've ruled if she had made the list, which also included Bruno Mars' "Nothing on You," Eminem and Rihanna's "Love the Way You Lie," Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" and Cee Lo Green's "… You." Lady Gaga was nominated for album of the year for "The Fame Monster" but lost to Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs."

-- Tom O'Neil

Photo: Lady Gaga. Credit: Interscope

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Lady Gaga knows what to sell and how to sell.. She goes all length to do what anyone wouldnt dare to do.
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the Grammy robbed her awards every year!! but she just knows the right way to steal all of the awards! lol the big entrance!! cuz the next day, people will be talking about her not who won the Grammy!!! lol

Yeah, that's definitely true. I highly doubt anyone would say "Need You Know" was the biggest highlight of 2010. It barely got noticed.

On the other hand, Bad Romance was absolutely HUGE in 2010. Even non-gaga fans would admit that. Now I think that song actually represented the year 2010. Yes, Need You Now is a good song, but it was nothing that stood out from the rest. The Grammy's board is just really bad at making choices.

Again all one needs to see is the Grammys list of past winner to get a sense what NARAS prefers to honor. So in this case Bad Romance could have had a chance but NARAS doesn't honor dance club-pop fluff much or at all. NARAS either prefers bombastic ballads or soft, easy-listening middle of the road uptempo songs for Record of the examples: I Will Always Love You, I Honestly Love YOu, Killing Me Softly, My Heart Will Go On, Rosanna, Sailing, It's Too Late, First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Don't Worry, Be Happy, Wind Beneath My Wings, Another Day in Paradise, Don't Know Why, What's Love Got to Do With It, We Are the World, etc. ...need I list them all???

I think she would have.Bad romance was a monster hit.


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