The American Music Awards has nominated Michael Jackson for five awards. Jackson will also be nominated or dominated at all other music and arts award ceremonies this year.
Michael Jackson's "Number Ones" was the bestselling album of 2009, but it was released in 2003. It's a greatest hits compilation that features songs from the 80s and 90s.
There will be some controversy because music critics feel that the AMAs should honor only artists who recently recorded albums.
I don’t think the American Music Awards should be nominating an artist who has not released an album this year. If they want to present an award, it should be a life time achievement award, or creative achievements award.
If this goes through and Michael Jackson does win an award for “Number Ones”, then this is would clearly be double standards, and all recording artists would be up in arms.
We all do respect Michael, his music, and what he had accomplished. We also do respect and need to pay respect to a recording artist that has passed away. But this is not the way to do it.
Artists like Taylor Swift will be up against Michael Jackson this year, and if Taylor lost, this would not be right at all.
By George Luker © Copyright 2009 Krule Music Group