Is Lady Gaga Scared Of Adele’s Potential Grammy Sweep?
Reigning pop queen Lady Gaga and her power team have curiously chosen not to submit her monster hits “Born This Way” and “Edge Of Glory” for inclusion in the coveted Record Of The Year category for the upcoming Grammy Awards.
This is according to Examiner.com, who yesterday revealed the award nomination submission lists which were leaked online and immediately taken down. From what was observed, “You & I” and “Judas” were submitted as potential Record Of The Year wins from Gaga, two tracks that almost disappeared into thin air as soon as they were released and paled in comparison to the success of the aforementioned smashes.
Which begs the question—does Gaga’s team leaving out her two biggest hits of the year from such a huge category at music’s night of nights have anything to do with the fact Adele has allegedly chosen to submit “Rolling In The Deep” in the same category? “Rolling In The Deep” is up for submission for Song Of The Year also, and once again it’s up against Gaga’s “You & I” and “Judas.” And here’s the icing on the cake: Adele’s follow-up hit “Someone Like You” has been submitted to Best Pop Solo category (the Grammys definitely make room for these artists to share the glory in a variety of ways, right?) going up against—you guessed it—”You & I” and “Judas.”
What’s the deal here? Irrespective of the fact Adele’s 21 has broken Gaga’s digital album sales record for The Fame, did Gaga’s team preempt Adele sweeping all shared categories at the upcoming ceremony (set to air live on Sunday, February 12, 2012) and perhaps decide it would look better if the losses their star may take come from songs that didn’t live up to their full expectation? According to the Examiner, one thing is definitely interesting; there could be a sneak tactic in play for the Record Of The Year award if Tony Bennett‘s people submit his duet with Gaga, “The Lady Is A Tramp” (from his record-breaking Duets II album), as Bennett may be a sentimental favorite with the voting academy.
All will be revealed during the Grammy Awards nomination special on CBS, airing (with Gaga as a special performer) on November 30.