^^^Angela looks very pretty. Those big eyes seem to run in the family.
i agree with katy_chameleon, Katy deserves Grammys just like Adele. Katy is a very strong and talented performer. I know Adele has a very beautiful voice, but i only see her as a great singer not a performer or entertainer, but Katy? She's a whole package, a very true performer! That's my opinion Unfortunately, Adelle is exactly what the Grammy people like. Someone who's strictly about the music and nothing more. If Adelle wasn't around Katy probably would have won both song and record of the year.
@steviep24 you're spot on with that one. I may have said this before, but Grammy voters are industry professionals (producers, sound engineers, arrangers, musicians, songwriters, etc.), many of whom have years of experience in their craft. This is why a music industry professional considers winning a Grammy a highlight of his/her career.
Grammy voters tend to look at the quality of the recording and/or performance, and nothing more. This is why some Grammys are won by acts which are less popular than mainstream artists (e.g.: Bon Iver for Best New Artist).
For 2011, the buzz throughout the industry was the critical success of Adele's album 21
. Fans, broadcasters, promoters, and industry types all jumped on her bandwagon. Most every radio station (except country) was playing her music. This is one of those albums that come once in a blue moon. Similar albums include Carole King's Tapestry
, Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill
, and Norah Jones' Come Away With Me
, all of which won Album Of The Year.
I have no doubt that Katy is capable of releasing such an album which can garner critical success as well as popularity. Any of us KatyCats know how deep Katy can get with her songs, particularly Lost, Pearl, Not Like the Movies, or the acoustic version of TOTGA. Furthermore, Katy counts Carole King and Alanis Morissette as her influences, and admires Adele as a singer. She has much to learn from those people in order to achieve that level of success. However, it appears Capitol or her management is focusing her marketing exposure on the youth pop market. How long Katy is prepared to stay there or branch out will totally influence her maturity as a musician/performer.
But that is another topic for another time. In the meantime, let's enjoy the ride as Katy continues to strive to greater levels of success!