Yes, it has finally happened. Britney Spears is being commended for all of her recent…accomplishments. “Musically,” that is. This morning, E! Online reported that the one and only B-Spears has been nominated for 7, yes-count them, 7, MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).
What does this mean? This means people will walk the streets thinking that her music is good, that she has talent, that…that…that it is okay to sing “Mmm Papi” as a 10-year-old.
The music B-Spears performs (not sings–she’s far too computer enhanced to call it singing) definitely gets 10 out of 10 stars in the “fun” category. It makes people dance, laugh and have an overall good time. Trying to deny that would be ridiculous. However, is it good music? No! Aside from the “Best Dance Album” award, does Circus deserve anything? Let’s say it together now…no.
Thank God this isn’t the nomination list for the Grammys. If that were the case, I would feel awful for all of the great musicians that were if-you-seeked-over. Still, I would like to think that a television channel titled “Music Television” might have an understanding of what good music is. This is the channel that was all about Michael Jackson in the ’80s. What happened?! Now MTV tosses out 7 nominations to performers that have taken the VMA stage like this in the past:
2007 VMA “Gimme More” Performance:
Evidently, MTV does not learn from experience. Instead, it has decided to commend that artist 7 times over.
Top nominees for the 2009 VMA awards are Lady GaGa and Beyonce, who both snagged 9 nominations. Totally understand Beyonce, but Lady Gaga? Not so much.
To read the full article on the B-Spears nominations from E! Online, click here.