Hey, Grammy! You Slept On Robin Thicke!

This was Robin Thicke's year. After his strong but overlooked 2003 debut, A Beautiful World, he sat on the curb for a long time watching those with lesser talent run it on the charts. But with the 2006 release of The Evolution of Robin Thicke, the tide turned. He hooked up with the Neptunes and together they created a quintessential piece of new millennium blue-eyed soul, which could clearly be heard on the Bossa Nova-tinged, breakout slow jam, "Lost Without U."

"Lost Without U" was everywhere this year, and everyone from Oprah Winfrey to the thuggiest thug was feeling this track. I wouldn't be surprised if Dubya even sang this little ditty to Laura in their private moments. OK, maybe I would be surprised--and I shudder at the thought--but you cannot deny that "Lost Without U" was the song.

So can someone, anyone explain to me why this track is not a contender for Record of the Year and/or Song of the Year? I'm sorry, but you cannot tell me that Rihanna's "Umbrella" is a better song. More popular? Perhaps, depending on who you ask. More annoying? Yes. More better? No. More deserving of a Grammy nomination? Hell to the naw. Then if we want to take a stroll on over to the R&B categories, he could have easily gotten nods for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best Contemporary R&B Album. Robin Thicke should have been been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards right alongside Kanye West and Amy Winehouse. Better luck with the next album, Robin.

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7 Responses

  1. I wonder if they just forgot. Seriously...
    You're right... this should have been recognized. It was a pretty big hit.

  2. you know-i couldn't figure out why "umbrella" was nominated and i agree 100000%. thicke is the man

  3. When the nominations came out I was shocked he was not nominated for anything. He should have been nominated in every category that was mentioned in this article. The so called "experts" on the nominating committees for the Grammys in these categories should really be embarrassed that Robin was overlooked and artist like Rihanna and T-Pain were given multiple nominations.

  4. I'm not surprised he wasn't nominated. The song was cool but it didn't make a year long impact. And if your song isn't in the Grammy voters minds when the ballots come around for voting then you don't get nominated. So blame his PR for not keeping his profile high enough for them to remember him when voting time came around. If no one remembers your song when the ballots hit then don't expect a nomination.

  5. That is odd ... but they've done odder things. I like him a lot actually. His last album reminds me so much of El DeBarge's "Heart, Mind and Soul" album from '94. Listening to his album made me dig that one out. I think he's a true talent.

    You are incorrect. LWU made a huge impact in 2007 and continues to do so in 2008. LWU was Billboards No. 1 R&B/Hip Hop Song for 2007 and well as Robin Thicke was the No. 1 R&B/Hip Hop Artist Male and No. 2 R&B Hip Hop Artist for 2007. LWU was also voted the Most Sexiest Song of 2007 by People's magazine. LWU is currently the No. 2 Song on Billboard's R&B/Hip Songs Recurrent Airplay charts. In 2008, there will be several Jazz versions of LWU released. TEORT is still on the R&B charts a year after its release. The Record Company must submit the record/artist to the Recording Academy for grammy consideration and a grammy committee vote (not the general public) on who will get the grammy nod. It has nothing to do with what's on their mine. It is based on entries from the record companies. If the record company does not submit the artist--the artist cannot receive any consideration.

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    Robin Thicke should of been nominated an taken home atleast 4 grammys its an outrage!!!