You can all hate on Adele now, but even if she wouldn't have won there would be no guarantee that Katy would have. So I think it's unfair towards Adele to say she didn't deserve it just because you are bitter Katy lost. You win some, you lose some.
Spot on, Ingie.
I've been away from the KPF for awhile (on a forced break), but I had to put my 2 cents in when I heard about this dispute whether Adele deserves a Grammy over Katy, since Adele has won so many the previous year (and beating Katy in every category, as was the case this year).
First of all, we (as KatyCats) should be grateful and pleased that Katy was even nominated for an award this year, when she did not release a full-length album of new material. It's unusual for the Recording Academy to honor a song/performance featured on a re-released album.
Secondly, Katy shows respect to her colleagues in the music industry. In "Part Of Me, The Movie", Adele gives props to Katy's impact on the industry. Katy was also one of the first people to praise Adele's Grammy achievement at last year's awards show.
When Kelly Clarkson won her Best Pop Album award, Katy and Kelly hugged each other and Katy offered her congrats before Kelly went up to accept her award. Remember that Katy gave 2 of her songs to Kelly in 2007 which became hits, and Katy benefited from the royalties of those songs enabling her to launch her own career.
Katy is also a strong supporter of MusicCares, the Academy's benevolent arm aimed at helping musicians in need of financial and/or medical assistance. No doubt Katy has seen a few of these cases amongst her fellow musician friends during the early part of her career.
So if Katy respects her fellow artists, shouldn't we as fans respect them as well, and congratulate their achievements when appropriate?
Thirdly, Katy has her whole career ahead of her. She has shown herself to be an extremely talented singer/songwriter/musician who can only grow and mature from here. As fun as the Teenage Dream
era was, I feel her best work is yet to come. She is quite capable of putting an album together that can have a similar impact as Alanis Morisette's Jagged Little Pill
or Carole King's Tapestry
(both Grammy winners for Album of The Year). However, she needs to let her own creative juices flow and not be constrained by the mechanics of "formula based" pop. Let her experiment with rock, blues, indie/alternative, jazz, and more guitar and perhaps piano playing.
I feel when she reaches that level musically, she will get the industry recognition she richly deserves. It takes time and patience.
A couple of other notes: I also must agree with Conalae, Kelly would have won Best Pop Vocal Performance if not for Adele, simply because Kelly's album, Stronger
, was just that. It was recognized as Best Pop Album. Kelly had several other nominations that night.
In addition, Adele's "Set Fire To The Rain" would have been an eligible song with either the live or studio version, as it was released as a single in November 2011. Recordings made between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012 were eligible for nomination. It appears her record company decided to nominate the live version as it was truer to the criteria, Best Pop Vocal Performance
If there was one thing I might be grateful for as a KatyCat, it was that Carly Rae Jepsen did not win a Grammy this year. Not to take anything away her, but to see her win a Grammy before Katy would be difficult to stomach.