Justin Bieber is having a tough time lately. The “Sorry” singer hasn’t stopped with the pictures of his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. On top of that, he was snubbed by the Grammy Awards for his solo hits.
Justin Bieber tried his hardest to attempt a comeback. For some time, it seemed like it was going well. Bieber’s singles, “What Do You Mean,” “Where Are U Now?” and “Sorry” were taking over the music charts. For a short period of time, Bieber’s latest release, Purpose, reached the number one position until Adele stole his thunder. Then, he pulled out of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade citing “personal issues” as the reason.
The 2016 Grammy Award nominations for major categories like Album of the Year and Song of the Year were announced on CBS on Monday morning, Dec. 7. Most of Justin’s fans assumed that he would get a nomination for his album, Purpose, or his single, “What Do You Mean.” However, his album wasn’t released until Nov. 13, cutting it too close for consideration for the award show. Justin’s song, “What Do You Mean,” was eligible, and it could have easily gotten a Song of the Year nod, but it didn’t. He had to share his nomination with DJ Skrillex and Diplo for the summer smash, “Where Are U Now?” in the Best Dance Recording category.
Did Justin Bieber really get snubbed by the Grammy Awards? Bustle contributor Alexis Rihannon doesn’t think so.
“Sure, ‘What Do You Mean?’ gave Bieber his first Hot 100 number one, and it’s gotten a pretty decent critical reception, but I really don’t think it has the clout to contend with some of those monster hits — so I’m not too bummed out that it wasn’t nominated.”
The last time that the Biebs was nominated for a Grammy was back in 2011 for the category Best New Artist, when he was up against Drake, Florence + The Machine, Mumford & Sons, and Esperanza Spalding. Meanwhile, his album My World 2.0 was up for Best Pop Vocal, and his beloved Beliebers thought he would win. But, it was Esperanza Spalding who took home the award for Best New Artist, and Bieber told MTV News backstage that he was “disappointed.”
At the 2013 Grammy Awards, Justin’s next album, Believe, was snubbed. His manager, Scooter Braun, said that the Recording Academy “blew it” when they didn’t nominate the “Boyfriend” singer. His 2014 album, Journals, wasn’t nominated because it wasn’t labeled as an official release. Journals is still something that Justin’s fans enjoy listening to and is arguably highly-underrated.
The 2015 Grammys didn’t show the Biebs any love, with only a single nomination in next year’s award show.
Not only is Justin Bieber having a hard time making a comeback in the music industry, he’s also having a tough time dealing with his up-and-down relationship with Selena Gomez. The “Same Old Love” singer was spotted canoodling with One Direction singer Niall Horan over the weekend, causing Justin to share old photos of the singer-actress on Instagram. So, what gives?
Seventeen magazine has thought up of 13 possible reasons why Bieber can’t stop posting pics of Gomez. Other than the fact that he’s still in love with her, – which he has admitted to Access Hollywood – probably wants to win her back, can’t stop thinking about her, enjoys messing with Jelena fans, or is simply just doing it for the likes. Or, maybe Bieber is having some sort of crisis since he’s been seen walking off stage mid-concert, walking out of an interview, and being rude to his fans, according to the report.
According to celebrity gossip blog Hollywood Life, Justin was in a complete state of shock like the rest of the world when he learned about Selena and Niall’s rumored romance.
“Justin is absolutely floored that Selena and Niall were seen kissing each other. He and Selena didn’t have a commitment to one another, but it still shocked him to learn that she got close to another guy in such a public setting in front of everyone.”
Gomez and Bieber confused fans when they were spotted on a date at the Beverly Hills Hotel before the AMAs. He even serenaded her and they were later spotted holding hands. This past weekend, Niall and Selena were reportedly spotted kissing and holding hands at Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s birthday on Friday, Dec. 4. Justin now sees the 1D singer as a “threat” to his on-and-off relationship with the “Good For You” singer.
“He always feels that Selena will be there for him and hates the fact another guy is enjoying her company instead of him. Justin never really thought of Niall as a threat either, because Selena wasn’t that taken by him in the past. But still, he can’t expect Selena to be at his beck and call. If she’s looking for a serious relationship, Justin isn’t really the person to give that to her at the moment.”
While Gomez has basically said “never say never” when it comes to getting back with her ex, it’s clear that she’s trying her best to move on. She previously expressed that she’s currently dating and playing the field at the moment, even if she doesn’t always enjoy it.
What are your thoughts? Do you think Justin Bieber is having a tough time? Or, do you think he will get through these difficult moments in his life? Share your thoughts below in the comments section.
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