After all, Braun pointed out, Bieber's had a good year, outlasting the "Bieber fever" of 2012: "The hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving. The kid delivered," he said, in a series of posts. "Huge successful album, sold out tour, and won people over... this time he deserved to be recognised and I don't really have any kind nice positive things to say about a decision I don't agree with."
Bieber's Believe was released this summer. It's sold 2 million copies and produced the hit single "Girlfriend."
Bieber was nominated in a couple of categories for the 2011 Grammys: Best New Artist (which went to Esperanza Spalding) and Best Pop Vocal Album (Lady Gaga beat him).
And he's clearly a Grammys fan, gushing in press interviews back in 2010 that he'd stayed up all night to hear the Grammy nominations when they were released at 5:30 a.m. So maybe it sent his manager around the bend to hear that The Biebs wasn't to be honored when the list of noms was read off Wednesday night at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live.
Braun did have praise for Carly Rae Jepsen, whose "Call Me Maybe" was launched after a video of Bieber and friends dancing to it became an internet meme: "So proud of u," Braun tweeted to her.
"So to all those nominated... you do deserve it. You worked hard and u earned it. [I] just feel like so did JB," Braun finished. Later on he tweeted "A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."
No subtext there.
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