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Grammy Awards poll: Was Justin Bieber robbed?

February 13, 2011 |  8:31 pm

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OK, so maybe it wasn't so crazy that Justin Bieber lost the Grammy Award for pop vocal album to Lady Gaga. "The Fame Monster" was nominated for album of the year; Justin's "My World 2.0" was not.

But what about the award for best new artist, eh? Justin Bieber was clearly the hottest new artist of the year. He set music sales records, whipped up a media frenzy, created hysterical stampedes and crowd crushes at concert venues. He proved that he's award worthy by already claiming this same trophy from the American Music Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards.

Or is there true justice in the fact this Grammy was bestowed to Esperanza Spalding? After all, she's a critically praised jazz artist who needs more public recognition.

-- Tom O'Neil

Photo credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press