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What went “wrong” with Justin Timberlake last year.

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  • Music Forever
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    Everyone was suprised that JT failed to get a nominarion for AOTY. What do you guys think the BRP was thinking when they snubbed him ? 

    I think the Complete Package re-release had an effect on him. People trashed that album. I could possibly be wrong though.

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    Richard Aniston
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    The album (even the original not including part 2) wasn’t really good. I was shocked when he wasn’t nominated, but can’t say he snubbed.

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    The second part may have ruined his chances. Also, too many people expected a clean sweep by Justin Timberlake (an Adele/Beyonce level-type sweep), but NARAS was probably trying to avoid the boring and predictable. Or maybe the voters weren’t that impressed by the original release either. If they were, Justin would have won the smaller categories over Lorde and Bruno Mars. 

    That’s one snub I didn’t care about happening. “Mirrors” was merely a rehash of “Cry Me a River” and The 20/20 Experience felt forced fed to the public because it was Justin’s “comeback.” I was impressed by the nominees in SOTY and ROTY, and the AOTY nominees were good as well. I would have given Sara’s nomination to Bruno Mars, not Justin. I’m glad they didn’t feed into the propaganda. 

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    Everyone was suprised that JT failed to get a nominarion for AOTY. What do you guys think the BRP was thinking when they snubbed him ?

    I can only speculate, but the majority of them probably thought (after listening to the entire album all the way through) that the five nominated albums were better than his.
    They may not have thought “Wow, what a pretentious, overblown piece of [junk]” the way I did after listening to the whole thing, but who knows? 😉

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    Gucci
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    Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience is horrible .  That’s why he failed to score a third AOTY nomination.  Thank goodness for that.

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    Beyonce
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    What do you guys think the BRP was thinking when they snubbed him ?

    they listened to the album

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    Troy
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    The album sold well and got pretty good reviews across the board (the first part of the album anyway).  Surprised to hear so many say the album is horrible when the reception upon its release was pretty good.  

    It’s hard to say quality came into play when they have nominated much bigger pieces of garbage in the AOTY category.  I think with committee selecting the nominees in the GF categories, it gives them some (obviously) definitely influence in shaping who ultimately ends up winning the category.   Justin was the perceived frontrunner all year–leave him out and throw an wrench in the whole thing and open the door for another act–a influential, well respected electronic/dance duo who have been working consistently since the 90’s.    I still feel if Justin would have gotten the AOTY nomination, he could have won.   I don’t know if what I am saying makes sense, but I don’t think the quality of the album etc. necessarily was the reason he got left out, but rather to make things less predictable in a sense.   Though looking at the AOTY line up last year, it was obvious who they wanted to win–the other four nominees didn’t stand a chance.   I think we could see the same thing happen this year.

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    vinny
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    I loved both albums but maybe he should have saved part 2 for the next year.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    I agree that quality played into this but I think it was the second half’s quality that hurt him.

    Part 1 wasn’t very good either, but the strength of “the comeback”, the first two singles, the exposure, the tour, the media, made people and possibly voters forget that wait….that album isn’t really that good. So everything was going along nicely during the year. When Rihanna, Black Eyes Peas and Katy Perry can get AOTY nominations for their albums, 20/20 Part 1 was more than a lock to get one too.

    When Part 2 came out I think it ruined the whole campaign. The album was even worse than part 1, the singles didn’t go anywhere, there was no comeback or Justin saves the world or sales to back it up so all you focused on was on how bad the album was and how little it sold compared to part 1. I think a backlash was started by Justin himself and his team with this release. And then of course came the decision to put them together as the complete experience for Grammy consideration. They should’ve known better and try to save it all submitting Part 1. If they didn’t want it all to look like Justin was admitting part 2 wasn’t very good, all they needed to do was release it a bit later in the year and not have it qualify. Nobody would’ve said a thing.

    When it comes to albums, I don’t hate anything more than a double album. They hardly ever work. I always think it’s ridiculous not to focus on your best songs and release a single album. Justin and Beyonce have been victims of this awful idea and in their case, I’m more than 100% confident that it cost them an Album of the Year win. An album that only needed to live on If I Were a Boy/Single Ladies/Halo and Suit&Tie/Mirros for a whole year plus other good to great songs (both albums had them), tours, press, status, videos, the VMA spectacle, sales and worldwide success would’ve been more than enough from these huge stars. But no, they needed to release all the filler too in two albums and they fucked up. 

    Justin and his team fucked up. Simple as that.

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    Was Justin ever a lock for anything besides the awards he won? Even after the general field snubs, people predicted him to win Pop Solo and Pop Vocal Album, but he lost those to Lorde and Bruno Mars, respectively.

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    I think that Part 2 (or “The Complete Experience,” however you want to look at it) dragged down Part 1, which was a very good album that was more than enough to get JT into AOTY. I think he should have been nominated in AOTY, as well as ROTY & SOTY nominations for “Mirrors.” I would have been fine with a ROTY win, or at least Pop Solo Performance for “Mirrors.”

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    I was actually surprised. “Mirrors” because one of my favourite songs ever and the album has a lot of great songs on it. Of course, this is all just a matter of opinion, but I felt that it was a big snub to exclude the best song of that year from ROTY or SOTY.

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    Ryan Lapierre
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    JT rushed it. He didn’t need to release a second part the year he released the first. He would of been nominated without the second part. And I know mirrors was snubbed for song and record and didn’t win pop solo but I think the album would of gotten in. Especially that the Blessed Unrest got a nod without any thing except for pop solo.

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    I agree that if he only had ever released Part 1, then he probably would have had a better chance. But even then, the album was so ridiculously bloated and repetitive. The hype was more about JT’s big comeback, not about how groundbreaking his new material was. Part 2 was the nail in the coffin. However, it might have played out different if he released “Not a Bad Thing” earlier though…

    Surprising snub, yes. But in retrospect, it wasn’t too tragic. 

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    Gucci
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    Was Justin ever a lock for anything besides the awards he won? Even after the general field snubs, people predicted him to win Pop Solo and Pop Vocal Album, but he lost those to Lorde and Bruno Mars, respectively.

    Wasn’t JT a lock to win Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album despite the general field snubs?  That seemed to be the consensus.

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