“Hee hee! “(Just a different way to start a post I guess…) Among Michael’s nods is the biggest of the night, Artist of the Year, for the 2009 American Music Awards. The “King” isn’t leading with nods, though. Taylor Swift is!!! (no surprise). The country-crossover crooner has six nominations, and Eminem follows with four.
Michael faces some rather stiff (and honestly, more contemporary and musically relevant) competition from Lady Gaga, Eminem, Kings of Leon, and Taylor Swift. Out of all of these nominees, I’m gunning for Lady Gaga – not just because I’m a fan, but mostly. I’m not dogging the deceased, but MJ is getting a little played out. Surely he’ll receive some kind of dedication on the American Music Awards when they air live on ABC November 22 in LA (from 8:00-11:00, so set those DVRs! :)). And I’m just not that convinced he needed to be nominated for Artist of the Year. You know you see my logic. Look at the other artists nominated in the category Artist of the Year and think about what MJ did in the past year. Gear up for a sell out tour? Yeah. But the biggest thing he did was pass away. The artist of a generation? Sure. Of a century?Maaaaybe. Artist of the year? I don’t think so.
Source: PR Newswire, Associated Press