Grammy Nod for “If It Wasn’t For Bad”

If It Wasn’t For Bad has received a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals.

If It Wasn’t For Bad released as a single in August and is eligible for the 2011 awards.  However, The Union was released in October and that means it is not eligible until the 2012 awards.  U2 experienced a similar situation about a decade ago, but did well in both years.  U2’s single It’s A Beautiful Day won for 2001, but the album from which it came,  All That You Can’t Leave Behind, was not eligible until the 2002 ceremonies when it did very well.  So definitely keep the faith for Elton and Leon and The Union in both 2011 and 2012.

Congratulations to Elton and Leon and all associated with If It Wasn’t For Bad. Here’s looking forward to the 2011 and 2012 Grammys.

The following is a list of nominations with which If It Wasn’t For Bad competes, courtesy of The Wall Street Journal.

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

  • “Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version)” — “Glee” Cast
  • “Misery” — Maroon 5
  • “The Only Exception” — Paramore
  • “Babyfather” — Sade
  • “Hey, Soul Sister (Live)” — Train
  • Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals:
  • “Airplanes II” — B.o.B, Eminem & Hayley Williams
  • “Imagine” — Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare
  • “If It Wasn’t For Bad” — Elton John & Leon Russell
  • “Telephone” — Lady Gaga & Beyoncé
  • “California Gurls” — Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg

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