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The Top 10 Worst Artists To Win a Grammy

by dsussman   January 29, 2010 at 8:00AM  |  Views: 15,394

5. Britney Spears


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For an artist as fabricated and fake as Britney Spears, it’s very sad to think that she actually received the Best Dance Recording Grammy for her hit “Toxic” back in 2004. Yes, it is a catchy pop tune, but Britney is the epitome of what should be banned from music, and the fact that she won any award for her so-called "artistic work" is just plain laughable. Britney Spears, the pop star, is a manufactured product and no different than a can of Pepsi Cola. She also can’t sing a song to save her life. Musical technology has treated this girl very well and also helped put a Grammy on her mantel.


4. Michael Bolton


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For those that don’t know, Michael Bolton has won two Grammys and has been nominated four times for Best Pop Vocals. Are you confused how this is possible? Well, large quantities of music listeners are cattle and it seems the Grammy award-givers are no different.

In 1990, Bolton beat out Billy Joel for "We Didn't Start the Fire" and Prince for "Batdance." These aren’t the greatest songs ever written, but they are sure as s*** better than Bolton’s “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You.”

This is proof that lonely Midwestern housewives should not be allowed to purchase music.


3. Puff Daddy


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The fact Puff Daddy won a Grammy proved overnight that any Joe Blow in the world could do the same if they just ripped off older artists and used their great music as their own.

Diddy has won three Grammy Awards, but most notably took home the prize for Best Rap Album in 1998. I can’t lie that there are still a few solid jams No Way Out that I like, but they’re only because of Biggie. That being said, No Way Out is mostly just a covers record from start to finish. Almost every single song on the album has a hook on it that was blatantly ripped off from a well-known classic. Also, Puffy is not a musician or even a real producer. He just attaches his name as a co-producer and takes credit for someone else’s work. Every song on No Way Out is like this.

Somehow, hacks like Puff can con their way into receiving awards. Quincy Jones must be rolling his eyes as we speak.


2. Milli Vanilli


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A fake musical group won a Grammy. Yes, they got it taken away, but the Grammy committee did honor the pop/dance music "project" with a Best New Artist award in 1990.

There are probably a number of musical acts that aren’t the real artist on the record, but Fab and Rob were the only ones to actually get caught red-handed. Blunders this terrible show that the Grammy people should've done a little more homework before blindly handing out an award based purely on album sales and popularity alone.


1. Baha Men


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I bet you when the Baha Men covered the abomination “Who Let the Dogs Out” back in 2000 they had no idea that it would make ears bleed form coast to coast for all eternity.

Not only was this song the fourth-biggest selling single of 2000 in the U.K., it also nabbed a Grammy for Best Dance Recording. Are you kidding me? Who are these prestigious Grammy committees made up of? My guess is a class of third graders overdosing on Jolt Cola and Sour Patch Kids.

There are very few songs I can think of off the top of my head that are as annoying as “Who Let the Dogs Out.” Very few. And only in America would we honor such a group for accomplishing such a idiotic feat. I gotta know who decided that this was the best dance recording on planet Earth in the year 2001. What an outrage. I would have taken that crappy "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" song by Eiffel 65 over this de-evolutionizing abomination any day.


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