Justin Bieber's manager furious at Grammy snub

Justin Bieber performs during KIIS FM's Jingle Ball. Photo/AP
Justin Bieber performs during KIIS FM's Jingle Ball. Photo/AP

Justin Bieber's manager is furious he hasn't been nominated for any Grammy Awards.

The Canadian pop star's third album, Believe has been a hit since its release in June - selling over a million copies and spawning the number two single Boyfriend in the US.

Bieber's manager Scooter Braun is upset those achievements weren't recognised during last night's Grammy Award nominations.

In a series of tweets, he wrote: "I just plain DISAGREE. The kid (Bieber) deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one. The hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving.

"The kid delivered. Huge successful album, sold out tour, and won people over ... this time he deserved to be recognized and I don't really have any kind nice positive things to say about a decision I don't agree with.

"So to all those nominated ... you do deserve it. You worked hard and u earned it. (I) just feel like so did JB. (sic)"

Scooter, 31, did praise Carly Rae Jepsen - another of the artists he manages - after she scored two nominations - Song of the Year for her huge single Call Me Maybe and Best Pop Solo Performance.

He posted on Twitter: "Congrats to Carly Rae Jepsen. Thought u deserved a Best New Artist nom, but proud Call Me Maybe got u 2 noms. So proud of u (sic)"

Carly, 26, was excited about her nods, tweeting: "Over the moon excited. Two @theGrammys nominations!!! Extremely thankful. (sic)"

Grammy nominations:

Album of the Year

El Camino - The Black Keys
Some Nights - Fun.
Babel - Mumford & Sons
Channel Orange - Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss - Jack White

Record of the Year

Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson
We Are Young - Fun., featuring Janelle Monáe
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye, featuring Kimbra
Thinkin Bout You - Frank Ocean
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift

Best New Artist

Fun.
Alabama Shakes
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Song of the Year

The A Team - Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)
Adorn - Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
Call Me Maybe - Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen and Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)
Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin and Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)
We Are Young - Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun., featuring Janelle Monáe)

- Bang! Showbiz

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