Justin Bieber Disappointed He Didn’t Win Best New Artist — And So Are His Fans

Feb 14th, 2011 // 10 Comments

Admit it — when it was announced that jazz singer Esperanza Spalding had won Best New Artist at last night’s Grammy Awards, you either muttered “What?!” or, more likely, “Who?” Spalding was one of the more obscure artists in the category — only people as hip as The President Of The United States knew who she was before last night, apparently — and even we thought the award was Drake or Justin Bieber’s to lose. Drizzy fans seem to have kept their composure upon hearing he didn’t win, but we only wish we could say the same for all the Beliebers out there who attacked Ms. Spalding the best way they know how: poorly written insults on the Internet.

Justin did admit that he was disheartened at his loss. “I had no clue what was going to happen; I worked really hard these past few years and you know, I’m not going to lie — I was disappointed,” Bieber told MTV News backstage at The Grammys after losing the award to Spalding. “But, you know, I’m gonna come back [next year] and we’ll take a few home.”

He also tweeted his dismay, and without saying any ill words of Esperanza: “As for the awards…of course I wanted to win. Its been & still is a dream to win a grammy. Was I upset…yes. But I was happy for her also.”

Bieber’s lack of sour grapes were lost on his minion, as they instantly revolted against the jazz singer by going into her Wikipedia page and slipping in not-so-subtle jabs.


(Sidenote: Can Bieber please teach a video series on grammar, spelling and punctuation? Then his fans might actually know how to use the English language correctly when defending his honor.)

But don’t think Esperanza’s fans went down without a fight — they, too, shot back at the Beliebers with their own edits. “HaHa Justin Bieber, you’re just a little boy with no Grammy for Best New Artist,” read one comment before it was erased.

We’re sure Justin isn’t moping too much after his Grammy loss — his movie Never Say Never scored $30 million at the box-office this weekend. And how much did Esperanza Spalding’s 3-D musical biopic make? Oh, wait, she  doesn’t have a 3-D musical biopic? Well, I think we know who the real winner is.

[E! Online]


  1. If he would have won the Grammy for best new artist by all means the Grammys would officially be a joke not to be taken with an ounce of credibility.

    You know we’re in a bad place for music when someone like him can think he deserves a Grammy for best new artist for the complete rubbish he has put out in the past however long he’s been relevant.

    Commercial success doesn’t equal talent the fact that he was nominated is beyond questionable especially when you consider Ke$ha.

  2. Al3OMT

    Ok. I don’t think Justin deserved it but I don’t think he would have been so disappointed if someone else one like Drake who actually deserved it. I mean seriously. Who is she? A jazz artist! WOW. That means she so deserves to be the Best New Artist because people know her name and she’s a jazz artist. At least Justin could’ve won it instead.

  3. Vicy

    He totally deserved it, every judges should be in shame unless they took $$ or has slept with that unknown girl.

  4. Bill

    I thought the award was for best NEW ARTIST!!! After checking out a little about Esperanza, because I never heard of her before, I found that she had a single about 4 years ago and has been around for a while. So how is that she is a NEW ARTIST! Oh well, you said only people as hip as The President Of The United States knew who she was before last night, NEED MORE BE SAID!!!

  5. Someone Level Headed

    Don’t be a bitch, the Grammys are professionals voting based on who has real musical skill, not stupid little girls who know nothing about what real music sounds like. When he can gain more music experience and grow as an artist maybe then he would be deserving of a Grammy let alone be nominated which he never deserved to be next to the other artists in that category/

  6. Elle

    The only people who are disappointed Beiber didn’t win are teenagers and people who like things that kind of suck. The Grammys are trying to regain some credibility and gave the award to someone they truly thought deserved it, not some teenage pop star who makes 12 year old girls swoon. It’s like when Marion Cotillard won the Academy Award for La Vie En Rose. A lot of people were like, “who is this broad? The movie isn’t even in english!” The film is great and so is Cotillard. Just because it’s Jazz and not playing every ten minutes on whatever radio station doesn’t mean it’s not hip or relevant.

  7. John Conner

    Justin Bieber is a robot from the future. His music will activate SKYNET. He must be stopped at all costs. His one weakness is jazz, we’ve already delt him a serious blow with his loss to a jazz musician at the grammys, but we must continue the fight. Quick, pop in some Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk.

  8. Cal

    OK….. he DID deserve to win, but idk if i like him or not…..

  9. G

    You’re kidding right. Justin Bieber for best new artist. He was the one person in the category without talent. The other artist could sing for one, or in Drake’s case really spit some rhymes(rap). Also they had acclaimed studio albums. Justin’s albums aren’t that far off from every boyband/slash teen heartthrob ever. Esperanza Spalding is a renowned musician she been in the industry since was 5, she’s traveled the world playing music and received a music scholarship to Berklee College of Music at 17 after getting her GED. OH and did I mention she became one the schools youngest’s professors because after she graduated they hired her to teach. Yeah she’s that good. She’s a fantastic jazz musician, her voice is lovely. Have you ever heard her sing? Bieber’s fans need to grow up and recognize real talent and real music.

  10. Sarah

    Okay, how do either of them deserve Award for best New Artist??? I don’t know much about the award itself, but Justin Bieber isn’t exactly a new artist. He became famous in 2009. Not 2010 or 2011. He shouldn’t be qualified to even receive the award. He’s been around for almost two years…

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