What do Eminem, Ludacris and Matthew Morrison have in common?
All three are on the Grammy Awards eligibility list for Best Solo Rap Performance. For his rap rendition of “Gold Digger,” the curly-haired star of “Glee” makes the list next to Kanye West. Even die-hard Gleeks have to agree some of the show’s more cringe-worthy moments occur when Morrison, who otherwise has a great singing voice, tries his hand at rapping.
What are Morrison’s chances of actually landing a nomination? Well, anything’s possible, but the last time I checked, hell was still hot. A Morrison nomination in this category would probably surpass the embarrassment felt by the Grammys when Jethro Tull knocked off Metallica for the first-ever Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Grammy award. Judge for yourself below.
Morrison’s rap isn’t the only one “Glee” tune entered for consideration. Most, but not all, of the show’s submissions are complete longshots. “Glee” could possibly get a nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack. And it could be a dark horse in the Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “Don’t Stop Believin'” (Regionals version).
The complete list is after the break.
Album of the Year – “Glee: The Music, Volume 1”
Record of the Year – “Glee” Cast, “Don’t Stop Believin'” (Regionals Version)
Best Compilation Soundtrack – “Glee: The Music, Volume 1”
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance – Lea Michele, “Don’t Rain On My Parade”
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance – Mark Salling, “Sweet Caroline”
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals – “Glee” Cast, “Defying Gravity”
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group w/ Vocals – “Glee” Cast, “Don’t Stop Believin'” (Regionals Version)
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals – “Glee” Cast with Kristen Chenoweth, “Alone”
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance – Amber Riley, “Bust Your Windows”
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance – Amber Riley, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”
Best Country Collaboration with Vocals – “Glee Cast” with Kristen Chenoweth, “Last Name”
Best Rap Solo Performance – Matthew Morrison, “Gold Digger”
Photo: Matthew Morrison on “Glee” (Fox)