Odd Nominations, Big Questions and Other Head-Scratchers Explained About Tonight’s 54th GRAMMY Awards! (page 5)
How can [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Amy Winehouse[/lastfm] win an award already? Her to-be-released album “Lioness” of recordings that were not finished before her death hasn’t hit the shelves yet? She’s up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with Tony Bennett for their work on Body & Soul. Amy had five GRAMMY awards to her credit. Bennett suggest we legalize drugs.
What about Mumford and Sons? They performed The Cave on last year’s show, but it’s nominated this year?
Yahoo Music Explains “Nods in both Song and Record of the Year were surprising though, especially since “The Cave” shouldn’t have been nominated at all. VH1’s Mark Graham noted on Twitter, “The Cave” was eligible for the 2011 Grammys, since the song was released on an album that came out way back in February 2010. In fact, Mumford played “The Cave” at the 2011 Grammys. So why was it nominated for next year’s show? “The Cave” was released a single stateside on October 25th, 2010, just after the 2011 cut-off, which made it eligible for the 2012 ceremony.”