Grammys: Does The Recording Academy (Heart) Fergie?

I mentioned in this week's Freedom Rock chat that it's always worth noting who's been invited to the annual Recording Academy news conference to announce the Grammy nominees. Since, you know, those who show up to announce the nominations are often rewarded with nominations themselves.

Reuters considers this trend in a story that says eight of the nine artists who showed up for last year's news conference were nominated. The prior year, five of the eight press-conference participants received nominations.

This probably portends good things for Akon, Vince Gill, Taylor Swift, Herbie Hancock and (gulp) Fergie, who are scheduled to show up at the Music Box in Los Angeles this morning to announce this year's Grammy field. Joining them will be Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters.

I'm not-so-secretly hoping that Fergie gets shut out so that we can discover whether big girls do, in fact, cry.

We'll be blogging about the nominees in This Very Space - and, of course, looking for your thoughts.

By J. Freedom du Lac |  December 6, 2007; 8:22 AM ET Awards
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Vince and Herbie, naturally, should be nominated. But the downside is that is all cancelled out if Fergie (seriously, I sneer even when typing it) makes the list. My dream world is seeing Fergie, Amy Winehouse, and Brit-Brit all get nominated against and shut out by Mandy Moore, but I doubt that's going to happen.

Posted by: 23112 | December 6, 2007 9:09 AM

Big girls may or may not cry, but they sure do wet their pants.

Posted by: Ronnie | December 6, 2007 9:58 AM

What the heck is her real name anyway? At least the rest of the Peas had stage names that didn't sound like someone putting on airs. Sounds like Linkin Park is a shoo in for anything rock related. They could do worse, I think.

Posted by: EricS | December 6, 2007 10:48 AM

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