5 Reasons Katy Perry Is Up For An Album Grammy

Katy Perry

Katy Perry has already tweeted a stream of thank yous today after Teenage Dream got a Grammy nomination for Album Of The Year. It’s a smart move, since judging from backlash Katy’s victory got on the Twittersphere, it doesn’t seem likely she’s in shooting range of winning (shouting “hell yes!” before clasping her hands in prayer probably won’t help either). But is it really so strange that she got a nod? Here are five reasons this shouldn’t be so much of a surprise.

  • Anything released after September 30th wasn’t eligible. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy? Not eligible. Shakira‘s highly praised Sale El Sol? Not eligible. Single of the year nominee Cee-Lo‘s album? Not eligible. Kings Of Leon? Not eligible. 2009 Grammy nominee Jamey Johnson‘s Top 10 critic’s pick The Guitar Song? Released just two weeks before the cut-off. Meanwhile, Song Of The Year nominee Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 barely made the September 1st ’09 cut off—we’re impressed voters remembered it was eligible for Best Rap Album!
  • She’s hardly the first bubblegum act to be nominated. Really, is this any more absurd than The Backstreet Boys being nominated in 2000 for Millenium? Or The Black Eyed Peas for The E.N.D. last year? In 1990, they nominated MC Hammer and Wilson Phillips. No offense to any of the esteemed artists above, but their journey to the Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame will probably be a long one despite the NARAS accolades.

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Glamazons Galore At Glamour Magazine Gala

Glamour Magazine celebrated it’s 20th Annual Women of the Year gala last night at New York’s legendary Carnegie Hall. The awards honor both the megastars, as well as the not-so-famous women who have made a positive impact in the world. Queen of All Media Oprah was on hand, as was actual Queen Rania of Jordan (WTF!? a real queen!), but every woman was dressed like royalty as they made their way across the red carpet!

You couldn’t miss Miss Fergie who sizzled in a red dress with husband Josh Duhamel. Kate Hudson killed it in a platinum off-the-shoulder gown, and honoree Julia Roberts made us feel all warm and fuzzy in a dark demure outer wrap.

Some celebs went for a more off beat look. Kelly Osboune hit the town in a peacock-like sequined top and retro peg skirt. Our beloved Janelle Monae somehow rocked the all-black plus cape look without crossing into goth or Batman territory, while Hilary Swank had a less successful fashion statement with her ancient-Greek-chic tight gold bodice.

Check out more of the glitz and glam in the gallery below!

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