Three “Idols” are represented by the Grammys, announced yesterday.
Carrie Underwood for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “Temporary Home”
Adam Lambert nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Whataya Want From Me”
Fantasia for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Bittersweet”
Fantasia’s “Bittersweet” for Best R&B Song (Charles Harmon & Claude Kelly, songwriters)
Fantasia for Best R&B album for “Back to Me”
Carrie’s up against likely favorite Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me.”
Adam is up against more likely winners such as Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” and Michael Buble’s “Haven’t Met You Yet” (plus sentimental nominee Michael Jackson with “This is It.”)
Fantasia’s “Bittersweet” in the female R&B category is up against Faith Evans, Kelly Price, Atlanta’s Monica and Jazmine Sullivan. I’m not sure what her chances are there.
She’s up against El DeBarge, Kem, Jaheim and John Legend in the R&B song category. All four artists are well respected in the R&B world and El DeBarge would be the sentimental pick.
For best R&B album, she’s up against Jaheim, Raheem DeVaughn, John Legend & the Roots and Monica. Again, I have no idea who coudl win this one.
- Mama’s Song: Underwood’s song slipped back to No. 9 on the Mediabase rolling country charts with 6,309 spins from Nov. 25-Dec. 1, up 185 spins week over week. Tim McGraw’s “Felt Good on Her Lips” lapped her by 16 spins to take the No. 8 spot. She is still No. 7 on weighted airplay. Upward momentum has slowed in recent days.