Idol winners Clarkson, Underwood post 6 Grammy nominations

Norman Byrd's picture

They're the two best-selling "American Idol" alums in the history of the show and their music is up for a combined six Grammy Awards at the 2013 ceremony.

Although there are a number of singing competition reality series on television, none have had the impact on the music industry like "American Idol." And nothing solidifies a music artist's place -- other than sheer sales volume -- within the industry as an approving nod from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the nominating body that draws up the lists of candidates that eventually become the final nominees for the Grammy Awards. For the 2013 awards, the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, "American Idol" again saw graduates of the show nominated. Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson and Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood had scored six Grammy nods between them.

Kelly Clarkson posted four award nominations for her 2010 album, Stronger, bringing the Texas singer's total personal Grammy nominations to nine (she's won two) over her decade-long career. She's been nominated for Record of the Year (for "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You), Best Pop Solo Performance (for same) and Best Pop Vocal Album for her fifth studio album,Stronger. The title song is also up for Song of the Year, where the award goes to the songwriters (in this case: J├Ârgen Elofsson, Ali Tamposi, David Gamson, and Greg Kurstin).

According to She Knows Entertainment, Clarkson's nomination for Record of the Year is a first for an "American Idol" alum.

Carrie Underwood pulled in two nominations for the 2013 Grammy show, bringing to ten her total nominations (she's won four) over the seven years she's been recording. The Oklahoma singer is up for Best Country Solo Performance for "Blown Away," the title track to her fourth studio album. The song is also up for Best Country Song (songwriters: Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins).

The 2013 nominations were announced at during "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!" on CBS Wednesday evening, Dec. 5, in Nashville, Tennessee. Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) was included in a group of nominees that were all nominated for six Grammys each: FUN., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, and Kanye West. The Black Keys as a group was nominated for five. So were Chick Corea, and Miguel. Jeff Bhasker, Bob Ludwig, and Nas were nominated for four each. Kelly Clarkson led a host of artists with three nods each (remember: Clarkson's fourth award is via association; the actual award for Song of the Year is presented to the songwriters), including Gotye, Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, Jack White, Drake, Hunter Hayes, and Esperanza Spalding.

Eligibility for nominees for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards spanned the time period Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2012.

The 2013 Grammys will be broadcast live on CBS Television on February 10, 2013, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. (EST).

Take Home Message: Awards are great but so is simply being nominated, getting official acknowledgment and recognition from colleagues, fans, and peers. Getting awards are the bonuses of not only a job well done, but also of work deemed a cut above the average.

(photo credit: RCA, Wikimedia Commons, Fair Use)


Submitted by lerheercibvic (not verified) on
When you have decided that its time to start out impressing clientele and satisfying close friends by going out to golfing using them, you may want to brush through to some the game of golf terms. Particularly if are a novice to playing golf generally speaking, you have got to comprehend a few basics regarding the online game prior to scuba diving in. The following tips need to help you out. <a href=>cheap oakley for sale</a> discount oakleys . A useful tip when it comes to the game of golf is to not at all times feel the excitement in relation to new groups or balls. This is significant simply because playing golf is expensive as it is along with the reap the benefits of a number of merchandise may well not go with the charge.<a href=>cheap real oakleys for sale</a> discount oakley glasses Organizations will almost always be trying to find new methods to offer you the same item. To obtain optimum tee precision, line up with one thing inside the distance as part of your pre-shot regimen. Whether picking a mountaintop, garage, or interesting searching plant, use a reference level for the intention. This can give included emphasis for your positioning and a better chance to get a directly generate. A valuable suggestion in terms of golfing is to ensure that you unwind the knees and do not appear when you speak to the tennis ball.<a href=>cheap oakley sunglasses for sale</a> discount oakleys This will be significant because there may be anyone to strike the top of the ball, triggering it go go tiny length. A useful idea when it comes to playing golf is to be sure that when you strike the golf ball your primary objective is precision, with length 2nd. A ball that is certainly struck quick but that is certainly on excellent range with a good second possibility is way better than one hit more but also in poor rest or with bad visibility to the eco-friendly. Golfing may be likened to some duck in the pond. It's relax on the outside, but all those ft . will be going a distance a minute under the drinking water. Nonetheless, the fantastic golf players out there are relax within, and that's what separates very good gamers from your regular gamers. Don't become the ugly duckling of the nation group. Utilize these ideas to support development your golfing online game. <a href=>oakley sunglasses on sale cheap</a> cheap oakley for sale .

Add new comment