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Justin Bieber's Grammy Snub: Manager Scooter Braun Says "I Disagree"

USMagazine, Thursday, December 6, 2012, 11:30am (PST)

Justin Bieber may still be a belieber, but his manager Scooter Braun is losing a little bit of faith.

The 55th annual Grammy Awards nominations were announced Thursday, Dec. 6, and Bieber's name was not on the list. The 18-year-old "Baby" singer has been nominated for Grammy Awards before, but has never won.

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"First . . . congrats to Carly Rae Jepsen. Thought you deserved a best new artist nom, but proud Call Me Maybe got you 2 noms. So proud of You," Braun, the head of Schoolboy Records which Jepsen is signed to, tweeted Thursday. "Second . . . this time there wont be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain disagree. The kid deserved it. Grammy board you blew it on this one."

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"The hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving. The kid delivered. Huge successful album, sold out tour, and won people over…" the 31-year-old manager added. ". . . This time he deserved to be recognized and I don't really have any kind nice positive things to say about a decision I don't agree with."

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But Braun did have some nice words to say to artists who were nominated including Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Frank Ocean and others.

"So to all those nominated . . . you do deserve it. You worked hard and you earned it. Just feel like so did JB. "To his fans...looks like we get to stay the underdog a little longer. Bring it."

Bieber himself has yet to comment on his Grammy snub.

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Justin Bieber's Grammy Snub: Manager Scooter Braun Says "I Disagree"

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