Hell hath no fury like a Belieber scorned
February 14th, 2011
10:02 AM ET

Hell hath no fury like a Belieber scorned

Justin Bieber's legions of followers were shaking their heads in dis-Belieb last night after jazz artist Esperanza Spalding beat the teen idol as the Grammy awards' best new artist. Shortly afterward, they took to Twitter to voice their dissatisfaction.

"Wow… #bieberwasrobbed. He so should have won best new artist!! No one even knows who this spalding chick is," wrote @victoryapl, and @mattdgren echoed her sentiment: "I've never heard of Esperanza Fever."

@sarajoallocco noted, "Best New Artist should now be called Artist You'll Never Hear From Again," while @EugeneRamirez perhaps summed it up best: "The Grammy judges better watch their backs! A bunch of tween girls are out to get you now!"

But the disses didn't stop there. Some fans also went to Spalding's Wikipedia page and added entries that were considerably more irate, including this sentiment: "She now has the 2011 Grammy for being the Best new Artist! Even though no one has ever heard of her! Yay!" (At the time of this post, Spalding's Wiki page - which had been down for a bit - was back up, and reflected a more reasonable tone. "On Thursday 2 December 2010, Spalding became a Grammy nominee for 'Best New Artist,'" the page reads under "Critical Reception." On February 13, Esperanza won the Grammy for Best New Artist.")

If people didn't know who Spalding was last night, they certainly do today. As of this morning, her name was a trending topic on Twitter and reaction has been a bit more kind.

"Her name is Esperanza Spalding. That's like... a Disney Princess and a basketball," wrote @kingsleyyy. "But congrats to her."

When reached for comment, Spalding's rep told CNN that the reaction is "a shame, really. Justin [Bieber] was very, very nice. They met at the AP
booth...he was very gracious and they had a nice chat."

For more on Spalding, check out this Soundcheck we did with her last fall:

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  1. sajhoffmanhussain

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  3. sareja

    This is nice post.
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    April 21, 2011 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
  4. jcksatyr

    Beiber is just a little boy, who probably is only as intelligents as someone his age. These idiots have made him an idol. I hate fads, and this fad will change over time, This i'm greatful for. I have read the other comments, everybody needs to grow up, and except that they've given too much power to some teeniebopper boy. What has this boy done for these people? At least the idols of lost civilizations were believed to help crops, or with riches, or with prosperity. He does none of this. Just something to think about.

    February 20, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Diana

    Esperanza is a real artist and a composer. I'm very happy that she won the grammy. It was about time a real musician was recognized.

    February 18, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. JohnBell44

    Any "artist" that has to rely on Auto-Tune and digital voice enhancements to sell their "music" isn't really that talented.

    February 16, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. gwin

    I just find it sad that peers do not seem to recall the time when they would follow an artist to the moon. Ask the parents or peers of The Beatles generation, Elvis, Michael Jackson what they thought of the music of the time and they'd say they didn't appreciate it just like most of you. Justin Beiber is a very talented young man. He also is very thoughtful and respectful if you bothered to learn anything about what the young women of this generation are following. Much more thoughtful and kind than most who have posted the many negative comments (which are just as ridiculous as the Beiber fans not giving Esperanza the respect she deserves...)...but then again they are mainly children...and you are???

    February 16, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. taksann

    All that beiber kid is, is a pimple. who will be gone away soon. you have to earn a grammy. not just get one cause you have a lot of kids screaming and crying over you. next thing you know,they`ll be giving newborn babies grammies for constant crying. !!

    February 16, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Pete the Ninja

    I have to say that just watching CNNs clip of Miss Spalding is making me want to go purchase her album. Interestingly enough, justin bieber with all his 'talent' has never inspired me to buy one of his CDs.

    February 16, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. Red

    Ok this 'fro wearing mannequin is freaking me out

    February 16, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  11. HEANN

    I usually punch babies in the face but in this case I will change it to all the kids who like this little waste of protein.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  12. Meh

    Awww poor little noob didnt win -cry to your mommy youngster. She'll make you some hot chocolate and post another you tube snooze-a-thon on the interwebz for you

    February 16, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  13. ConcordantMind

    LOL. There is no better feeling than watching a bunch of Justin Bieberite teeny boppers get their panties in a twist. I am so glad this hack musician LOST. So unbelievably awesome. God this kid's music is such crap and it is a sign there is hope for music because he lost! HEY KIDS: GET OVER IT

    February 16, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  14. Sick of Beiber

    Why would a teenage boy look like teenage girl ON PURPOSE? This kid is a f@ggot in training. He'll be another Ricky Martin, smoking the pole backstage before a concert, ingesting lots of man-spacke and baby batter before he reaches 21. I'll be his colon is already well adapt to handling the meat whistle. What a sausage jockey this kid is. Why do girls like such little pu$$ies?

    February 16, 2011 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
  15. Brainy Yak

    Kid probably has some talent, but the behavior of his fans is not only reviling, but proves that they are wishy washy and will be on to the next big thing in a year. I knew NKOTB was a fad when I was 14, and I've watched my friends who loved them move to the next and the next and the next ever since.

    I've never heard this lady, but I've seen over and over that a slow and measured ascent produces a much longer and more fulfilling music career than the flash in the pan. Flash in the pan usually leaves scorch marks on the soul, poor kid. I wonder if it will be drugs, gay, or what that will drag him down. See you on Dr. Drew unless you slow it down, pal.

    February 16, 2011 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  16. Justin Bieber

    C'mon boys. Come play with my disco stick! Let's do some slammin. U meet my good friend, Ben? Ben Dover. I am gonna rock some poop shoots. The Biebster is a flamer!! -Jb

    February 16, 2011 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  17. WhatzaBeeber?

    Poor little BABY BABY BABY BIEBER BABY BABY BABY......gawd I hate that tune!!!

    And now he's acting in CSI?? Saw the first attempts on CSI: Miami....they SUCKED!!!!!

    February 16, 2011 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  18. WhatzaBeeber?

    POOR LITTLE BABY BABY BIEBER BABY BABY....puke!!!!

    February 16, 2011 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  19. tintin

    i am really surprised the number of people in the comments saying she got the award because she is black...u want to give an award (any award) to corporate produced no talent bubblegum pop over a talented jazz musician...these conservatives are a joke...behind all that explicit show off patriotism and concern over the state of the country is just pure racism...

    February 16, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  20. ALLEN

    mabye he can learn a new song now besides that stupid baby baby baby crap.dont worry in a couple of years he will be a has been on danceing with the has been stars. lol

    February 16, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  21. Liquidcobra

    1.This is the Grammys not the teen choice awards.
    2. Talent....the winner has it.
    3. ???
    4. Profit

    February 16, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  22. LMR

    Good for her! I wish her many blessings and much success in her life.

    February 15, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  23. dragongirl

    The problem is that tweens don't understand that popularity doesn't mean talent. Justin maybe good according to some people. He seems like a nice kid, but Esperanza is incredible. The kids will get over it.

    February 15, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  24. PONKY

    All the Grammy's should be given to rap legend EMINEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  25. ponky

    justin who?? i don't care whoever won!
    EMINEM THE BEST........

    February 15, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Nicci

    Girls you are going to have to used to your favorite not always winning. Us Johnny depp fans have had to watch Johnny lose what should have been his Oscars to Jamie Foxx and Sean Penn. You girls thought that you were mad. You haven't seen any thing until you have seen a Depp fan unhappy.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  27. mellony

    He is upset he didn't win he said it to Chelsey Lately , he expected it. I am glad it went to a accomplished artist that studied her craft and doesn't need a lot of theater distraction when she performs. He needs to go back to school and learn how to act and play an instrument while he has the time. A bunch of teeny bopper fans will not do it.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Ben Dover

    What a bunch of hormonal, useless adolescent little loser trainwrecks.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  29. pkfops

    Young people are really dumb.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Fuzzbee in LA

    I have nothing against The Bieber – he's a talented kid and I'm sure he'll only get better. That said, Esperanza Spalding is a FAR more accomplished & developed MUSICIAN and these are music awards, if I remember properly. Just hearing Justin's weak, worse-than-run-of-the-mill guitar playing, made it abundantly clear that he's just starting out and has a lot to learn in this field. Just because current musical standards are low doesn't mean people who are just learning should win awards for excellence. She was the better choice.

    February 15, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Margaret

    No comparison, Esperanza is a huge classically trained jazz virtuoso.
    Beiber is a little snot with a crappy hairdo.

    February 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  32. cheryl martin

    Justin Beiber fans;Don't fret Justin has plenty of years in him,HE IS aGOOD SINGER and performer;just a little too young in his years to be given an award considering the others have been around longer.HE DESERVED IT YES but he will show them up next year..BE GOOD FANS AND KNOW JUSTIN WILL FIND HIS WAY TO GET HIS MANY AWARDS COMING TO HIM!!!!!!

    February 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Justin Bieber

    I wanna rock the hershey highway. This grammy loss has driven me over the edge. All you cruel people turned me to the dark side....the dark chocolate brown poop shoot side. I like boys and wanna rock the world of sum yung guy. Sorry teenie bopper chicks. U iz out of luck. The Biebster is coming out of the closet. Time to pound some dudes!!

    February 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Eric Nicolas

    No one who wins "New Artist" is ever "new" – just newly noticed. Spalding has been teaching music for the past 5 years, but her latest album is her first to get noticed mainstream. She is talented and highly skilled at playing the bass. Unfortunately thos who win "New Artist" are often never heard from again – it's kind of a curse.

    February 15, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Irwin

    It's definitely not a popularity contest. Taylor Swift not even nominated! Katy, Justin no wins? Eminem just two wins. And Arcade Fires loses to Black Keys in alternate rock category, yet wins best album. Go figure! Tthey obviously love alternate rock, hate the popular, catchy stuff. Lucky my LG took home three; should've been 4.

    February 15, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  36. marky61

    Can I just say I enjoyed the broadcast? Lots of great talent of all stripes. I'm a rocker but I liked the jazz stuff that was going on. My favourite was not Mick Jagger, but Cee Lo. He made me laugh. Kudos to Montreal's Arcade Fire. Clearly, the Grammys are trying hard to be relevant to the artistic community out there. Cheers!

    February 15, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  37. cynix

    Maybe, just maybe, some of these tweens will listen to Ms. Spalding and discover what talent really means. It's waaaaaaaaaaay more than singing "Baby baby" over and over again and failing to get your hair out of your face. Esperance Spalding has a beautifiul voice. Congratulations to her and I sincerely hope she continues to raise the bar.

    February 15, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  38. bailoutsos

    Bieber should do an album with her. Unless he feels his boyhood is threatened.

    February 15, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  39. bailoutsos

    Bieber should do an album with her. Unless he feels his manhood is threatened.

    February 15, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  40. MNfatslady

    Glad he didn't win, time to take some of the wind out of his self-absorbed sails.

    February 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Tyler

    Sounds to me like a bunch of imature teenagers compaining about a pop star (Bieber) whose main talent in looking good as a teenage heart throb, (and who was lucky by being at the right place at the right time to be discovered). Shouldn't a Grammy go to someone who has real music talent (Spaulding) and has more substance over someone who is a mere "flash in the pan". Goes to show where are culture is going, that is that it is more important to look good and strive to be famous (LIke being on a reality TV show) than to work and be really good at something. The next generation is ready to ruin our country by their lack of motivation and lack of realism towards hard work.

    February 15, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  42. MrsFizzy

    "No one even knows who this spalding chick is" ...and isn't that what it's all about??

    February 15, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Get Over It, Girls!

    In ten years these twits who go ape-s for Bieber will have forgetten about him for some other fad musician. Why bother to get angry at his defeat? Bieber has other chances to win awards in the years to come.

    February 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Orville

    To give Beiber the award would mean having to give an award to the several tons of studio equipment used to make him sound cute and moist for the little girlies. I am so glad that common sense found it's way to this award decision. Somebody out there has their eye on the ball. Here's the deal Beiber: STAND OUT FRONT AND CENTER, PERFORM IN A COHERENT AND COMPETENT MANNER AND LET'S SEE HOW YOU DO.

    February 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Portland Jazz Guy

    Wow, maybe the judges are coming to their senses by recogizing a muscian rather than a teen phenom who probably doesn't sharps from flats. We are pleased that the rest of the country can enjoy what we have known here in Portland for some time.

    February 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Keli

    I actually thought Mumford & Sons was most deserving. I really love their style of music and they have definitely gained appeal over the last year. The recent concert in Minneapolis sold out before many of my friends even had a chance to get tickets. I had never heard of them until 2-3 months ago, but I have since turned into a huge fan, buying their recent album. I have heard both artists and both have star power, but I wouldn't say Justin Bieber is a "new" artist and, honestly, I wasn't horribly impressed by Esperanza. Not thrilled, but can't say I'm surprised either because we've seen awards going to the 'underdog' before... But congratulations to Esperanza anyway – she must have some 'spark' that I obviously can't see or hear.

    February 15, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  47. john in san diego

    Guarantee Justin will be nobody in 5 years. You will still be hearing from Espie. Besideds he sounds like a girl.

    February 15, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  48. kat

    and the last time I checked, it's best NEW artist. She dropped her first album FIVE years ago, and I'm pretty sure that's a long time ago. She might be extremely talented, but she isn't new at all. The others are.

    February 15, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  49. SB

    If Esperanza is so talented, why didn't she win this 5 years ago? For those of you claiming Bieber has no talent, that's just sheer jealousy. None of you would turn down the opportunity he has been given and he's certainly made the most of it. He can sing, dance and play instruments and he's a pure entertainer. I bet everyone here has heard of Bieber. I bet fewer than 3% of you have ever heard of Esperanza nevermind heard her music. There are obvioulsy far more fans of Bieber than of Spalding, and these few Grammy voters are basically telling millions of people that they're wrong. 12 year old girls may not be voting, but they're the ones buying the music.

    February 15, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  50. fanofgoodtunes

    Never heard a Bieber song, but Esperanza Spalding is great! Glad she won, not that I lost a minute of sleep over it either way. Which one does Bieber play on that Disney show – Zach or Cody?

    February 15, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  51. WildCatWest

    Justin Bieber should be in school enjoying a normal childhood. The people who exploit children for profit should be jailed for violating child labor laws and the real musicians like Esperanza Spalding should be receiving the awards.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  52. nonsense

    i would give anything to have grown up in a generation with actual music.

    what a joke this society is becoming, good luck parents of the future...............

    February 15, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  53. steve

    ah snerf snerf

    February 15, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  54. JJsMom

    I saw Esperanza on Jay Leno's show a week ago and she was WONDERFULLY talented. Remember it's their peers that vote for the winner, whoever the feel is most talented. I like Justin B. and yes he is very talented and a nice kid, but, they voted on the "one" that was deemed more talented.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  55. Joyce

    Bieber is a joke. Let's get some real talent. He's just a teeny booper! No big deal and don't know why he get's all this attention.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  56. Josh

    The Grammys threw cold water on the whole Bieber craze nonsense. They saw through the hype and PR machine, and reminded us all that the music isn't really that good....at least not worthy of a Grammy.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  57. kip

    Beiber can play several instruments. Go see the movie.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  58. Mark

    Having worked as a voice trainer in Europe with opera singers in Germany, Russia and Italy (including Peter Hoffmann, "Parsifal") this Bieber can not hit a note correctly. His singing is so poor that it can not be played without electronic masking.
    Have him sing on stage with no microphone and no support and you will see what a joke this is. Music has died.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  59. jert

    They actually gave the grammy to someone with talent. Justin Bieber has no talent and sounds like every other boy singer out there.

    February 15, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  60. scott

    The word is "believer". Please CNN, do not suck up to the twinks and tweens of the world.

    February 15, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  61. Sue

    This wasn't a popularity contest. Just because you have never heard of her does not mean she should not have won. Jazz has been around A LOT longer than Bieber. Time for some culture little ones.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  62. Adam Frist

    I only learned this weekend that Justin Bieber is considered a singer. I thought he was an actor who sometimes uses Autotune to make recordings for commercials and such.

    Esperanza Spalding is a really amazing musician, and certainly has a Grammy-worthy talent and work ethic.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  63. boredsillygirl

    I hate jazz.

    February 15, 2011 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  64. Mike H.

    I remember when The New Kids On The Block was "it" for tween girls. Then it was 98 Degrees, Colour Me Badd, N'Sync and the Backstreet Boys. going back further it was Shaun Cassidy and Leif Garrett. Today it's Justin Beiber. They have all had a measure of success spitting out plain bubble gum pop songs but none have any staying power. Beiber was lucky to have been nominated.

    February 15, 2011 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
  65. Justin Bieber

    I am a fruit. My hair is gay. I wanna travel the hershey highway. I am hot after Lance Bass. He needs to drop that clown he is dating and come over to camp Bieber. I am ready for some man-love. Time to break free and hook up with dudes from Glee. -Bieber

    February 15, 2011 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  66. brian

    how can you win a music award if you don't write all your own music?

    February 15, 2011 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  67. Simmy

    Let's all celebrate the good things that our youth are doing.

    February 15, 2011 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  68. Noka

    Why are their so many bieber haters??? I'm not a fangirl but the young kids got talent. He sings well, he dances better than you do (the average person) and he plays his own musical instruments. Hes an american idol who made it bcuz of his talent scouted by a grammy award winning artist, usher. Usher believes he had the talent and gave him that chance. And now hes richerr. Anyway who knows what the criteria is to win a grammy. Bieber was everywhere in the media this year... I bet they felt bad for that old hag and gave her the grammy. They figure bieber is young and has plenty of chances in the near future.

    February 15, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  69. Don Vito Corleone

    WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Justin Bieber finally knows his damn place in life as a FN' 10 yr old girl who is boring and has no true talent than makin tweens shout like they hav no life. Thanks Spalding whoever UR!! WAKA FLOCKA!!!!! GUCCI!!!!!!!!

    February 15, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  70. Guess what....

    I have toast.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Mary

    Esperanza is brilliant!
    Bieber at his best is ok.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Connoisseur

    The Beliebers are angry ........

    (ROTFLMAO) And?! So?!

    February 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Chris

    Well in related news Milli Vinilli will have a new movie.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Starling

    Most of you Bieber-Heads out there are complete idiots. The Grammys are all about celebrating the best "musicians" and not some idiot that can play a couple of power chords on the guitar and can dance. Esperanza Spaulding is 10 times the musician Bieber ever will be. They have an award out there for artists like the very marketable Bieber and thats called the Peoples Choice Award. Yes, Bieber is a better entertainer, but Spaulding can play the standup bass like no one elses business and she is a very accomplished singer as well.

    February 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Nush

    Well they both should have been nominated for the worst hairstyle awards, I wonder who would win, the Biebs for looking like a Q-tip, or her for that God awful Afro that should have been left back in the 70's where it belongs on an episode of Mod Squad?

    February 14, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Pampile

    Its a shame what happened to Beiber... he was ROBBED!! No one says she doesn't have talent even tough I never heard of her, but she was granted the award only because she belongs to the Grammy academy school... what a shame! It makes me lose faith in this awards.... I want to point that the show was great.

    February 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Marco Budgyk

    The fact that they call themselves "Beliebers" is enough to make you hope that none of their dreams come true.

    February 14, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  78. JFate

    Personally, what I think is funny is how people talking about seeing his movie and never heard his music think he deserves the award... just because he has acting talent doesn't mean he deserves an award. I believe the catagory was "Artist" not "Actor" I congratulate the "New girl on the block."

    February 14, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Bieber's Wallet

    She can have the door stopper...he's too busy putting Benjamin all up in me. Talk all you want but I'm in a private jet and you're checking Orbitz for a discount rate suckaaaaaaaa....

    February 14, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Jonathan

    The reason Beiber didn't win Best New Artist is because he's not an "artist". He's a manufactured product sold at Wal-Mart. Grammy's are for artists and people who matter.

    February 14, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Music Fan

    The Grammys got it right. Noone over the age of 12 listens to Bieber.

    February 14, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Don

    I don't think there's any reason to be upset or hurtful about who won what award. The public and even record sales have no bearing on the Grammy's. Justin fans can sleep well tonight knowing that he's making more money hand over fist than Spalding. It's also foolish to say that she's more talented. He's a little kid, she's more of an accomplished artist. It's not like it used to be. Neither of them will be on anyone's radar in 10 years anyway. There's only been a handful of musicians and bands that have been able to pull of something truly unexplainable such as the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen. The chance that either of these two will be playing stadiums in 20 years is slim to none. You also have to take into consideration that they might not want to be playing stadiums in 20 years. If you're a Justin fan, good for you. If you're a Spalding fan that's great. Be your own person. Stop worrying about their feelings and be proud of their accomplishments. They've both accomplished something that most musicians only dream of.......or did they?

    February 14, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Craig

    The Grammy's are a joke for the most part. Aside from the Beiber ordeal, look at the nominees for "Best Rock Album" for example... none of those artists had a remotely good year. It was a bunch of "has beens" with new albums full of crappy material. Takes me back decades ago in the 80's when Jethro Tull won the newly created "Best Heavy Metal Album". Tull were ANYTHING but heavy metal – it's just how disconnected the Grammy folks are.

    February 14, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Bieber Babble

    I watched a compilation of this "artiste's" music and not only did it all sound the same, but he was consistantly off-key.
    Blah, blah, blah!

    February 14, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Justin Bieber

    The Biebster won't let this get me down. I am coming out of the closet and ready to party down with some dudes. I love boys and I wanna travel down the hershey highway. Black, white, yellow..hey I aint a racist. It is all brown on the inside of the p-shoot! Let's booze it up!! -Bieber

    February 14, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  86. chris

    The real story here people is why snookie didn't win best "New Drunk Slob"??? Big time bummer...

    February 14, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Sarah

    Ugh....cannot stand him.

    February 14, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  88. The Other Guy

    Actually a good thing Spalding won, though I've never heard of her before today. Bieber and Gaga are horrible singers, and unfortunately, teen girls don't have a good track record when it comes to anything important. Bieber=Avatar, Spalding=Hurt Locker. So please Beliebers, be happy that Adam Sandler kicked his ass at the box office by only a million bucks, because within two years he's gonna be a nobody

    February 14, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  89. gary

    Sure Bieber has alot of fans ,manly teenie bobpers. David Cassidy he is not. Cassidy will always be bigger. give the kid credit but he is not a Micheal Jackson.

    February 14, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Shayla

    I'm tired of people talking bad about Esperanza. I love me some Justin Bieber, but at the end of the day he's extremely young and still has some growing to do as an artist. I've hear Esperanza and she is extremely talented. I'm glad to see the Grammy's went off talent and not a popularity contest.

    February 14, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  91. luv bieber

    Bieber is the next white Usher. He is so talented.

    February 14, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Feeniegal

    David Cassidy, Shaun, Leif Garret, New Kids on The Block, Backstreet Boys, & Justin Bieber.. There must be others that have had that special something in common. Just enjoy it while it lasts.

    February 14, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  93. beelady950

    While Beiber sells a lot of records and has bunches of fans, to me he sounds like most of the pop music out there. I agree with Pat Metheny when he said this of Miss Spalding; ""that she had a lot to say and was also unlike any musician I had ever run across before. Her unique quality is something that goes beyond her pretty amazing musical skills; She has that rare 'x' factor of being able to transmit a certain personal kind of vision and energy that is all her own". She is an amazing talent and was one of the youngest professors in Berklee college of Music at age 20. I am happy to see that this amazing talent is being recognized on a world stage.

    February 14, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Lauri Garber

    I read about Esperanza Spalding in the New Yorker. Then I downloaded her album and watched a couple of you tube videos.. She is a breath of fresh air. She sings in Spanish, Portuguese and English, writes some of her own songs, and has an excellent band which she leads beautifully. She is also one of the best bass players I have ever heard.

    Who is Justin Bieber?

    February 14, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  95. DEA

    Sure, if it was a popularity contest the bieb should of won, but it is not. It is about musical talent and he has none. Sure he can sing, but so can the church musical. I doubt he writes his own music, probably sings in the studio and lip syncs on stage.

    February 14, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Mike Boyd II

    As many have already stated, the Grammy's are based on talent, not popularity. The persons in charge of deciding who gets the awards made their decision for best new artist, and I agree with them. Who cares if Bieber has 2 billion mindless zombies that crave his lip synced flashy dance moves. Spalding is a true musician who has talent. Until last night I never heard of her, but I am glad I did cause I may not have ever found her music, which turns out to be spectacular.

    On the other hand I couldn't believe Eminem's Recovery lost top album of the year to Arcade Fire? or whoever they were. I never heard of them either but that crap they played @ the Grammy's sure did suck. Maybe their studio version is way different?

    February 14, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Mike Boyd

    As many have already stated, the Grammy's are based on talent, not popularity. The persons in charge of deciding who gets the awards made their decision for best new artist, and I agree with them. Who cares if Bieber has 2 billion mindless zombies that crave his lip synced flashy dance moves. Spalding is a true musician who has talent. Until last night I never heard of her, but I am glad I did cause I may not have ever found her music, which turns out to be spectacular.

    On the other hand I couldn't believe Eminem's Recovery lost top album of the year to Arcade Fire? or whoever they were. I never heard of them either but that crap they played @ the Grammy's sure did suck. haha

    February 14, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Mr.ReapersNeighborhood

    Perhaps a Grammy category like "Best Product Marketing to Naive Children" would be more suited for performers like Bieber. He is the product of a corporation using an old formula to exploit a certain demographic. Such is what passes for talent to an audience for whom everything is new.

    February 14, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  99. SleemBuppo

    Perhaps a Grammy category like "Best Product Marketing to Naive Children" would be more suited for performers like Bieber. He is the product of a corporation using an old formula to exploit a certain demographic. Such is what passes for talent to an audience for whom everything is new.

    February 14, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Justin Bieber

    I am a fruit. I don't care about the award. I just want to hit a hot boy's poop shoot. Time to travel the hershey highway!! I am the biebster and I am a flamer!!

    February 14, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Matt

    Ok everyone, you should stop now. Bieber is probably crying somewhere because everything you guys are saying. I feel bad for the little guy, he's doing his best to get all the little girls to like him I'm sure it's stressfull. HAHA who cares!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Justin Bieber

    Ok guys, this is justin bieber. You guys are so mean I think I'm going to cry because I am such a girl. I should have won. I am the coolest guy ever, because all your 10 year old daughters like me and your just jealous.

    February 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  103. YESSSSSSSSS!!!

    Dictatorships falling in the Middle East, Justin Bieber gets her little ass kicked- YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  104. MeetyCheezyBoy

    There is a difference between an artist and a performer. Esperanza Spalding is an artist. Justin Beiber is a performer.

    February 14, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  105. DAK

    I had not heard of Ms. Spaldingbefore she won. But I did a search and listened to some of her music and she is amazing. I am sure people in the music industry know her, that is their business. As far as Justin B. goes, well he is a teen (and pre-teen) heart throb. This too will come to pass. I wish him well and hope that he grows into a talented musician and does not fall prety to all the bad things that fame can bring with it. But at the stage of his life and talent, compared to Ms. Spaldings, there is no comparison. The greatest talent won.

    February 14, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  106. GrimShaw

    Good stuff. Bieber is riding the Jew hollywood monopoly wave anyway, they gotta make it look like they don't control every aspect.. now dont they? Besides.. give credit where it is due. Bieber may be a great artist in the future, but for now.. he's just a teeny bop sensation with BIG money.

    February 14, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Josh

    Bieber is a fad, and will fade in a few years. True talent endures, which is why artists like the Beatles, Pink Floyd, U2, and Santana continue to sell albums, even albums that have been released decades ago.

    February 14, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  108. TP

    I think the fact that so many of you have "never heard of" Esperanza Spalding is proof enough you aren't interested in music, not really. If you were, you would have heard of her. But then, you are the perfect consumer – you will gobble up whatever dogfood is fed to you and believe it is prime rib.

    February 14, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Frank

    WHy should he be upset or anyone for that he can't sing.

    February 14, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Rafi

    "Best New Artist should now be called Artist You'll Never Hear From Again". If that was the case Beiber would have won in a heartbeat. I think he should just cash out now, before he ends up like all the other pop star has beens. I see this kid going down a Leif Garret road in the near future. The thing about Bieber is that once his fans grow up all he will be left with is housewives who just listen to him because they think he is cute.

    February 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  111. rb

    Maybe now bieber will head back to nursery school where he can play with his little brainless tweeny biatches.
    I guess all it takes to get noticed is to put a song or 2 on youtube and have some thug wannabe see it.
    Yo beiber....do u know what the word "german" means yet? DUHHHHHH!!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  112. anonymous

    Justin Bieber? Best New Artist? Seriously? Just because he has legions of tweens falling at his feet doesn't mean he should get an award.

    February 14, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Thomas Rowell

    From a New York State Mind ! Ms. Spalding keep the koool music coming. We await your next recording and when will you appear in NYC again ? Must b tea party people that don"t appreciate your music. LOL !!!!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  114. NachoLiberal

    Bieber the freakin who???? This kid needs to learn how to sing then we'll think about even giving a ticket to the grammys next time. Get a haircut, learn how to sing.

    February 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  115. noname

    this kid sucks any award he would win would be a sham anyway 5 years from now he will be gone as his fan base will out grow him

    February 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Maine music fan

    This is why fans dont get a vote. Those that actually know music do vote. tnis way we dont have a "bristol Palin" grammy winner.

    February 14, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  117. DianeCollinsSmith

    I'm 58 and even I was shocked. Justin really should have gotten the Best New Artist. I thougtht Eminem got robbed too. RECOVERY really should have won Album of the Year. Not the Grammy's of old...... Outside of Eminem's WHOLE performance, Rhianna, Mick Jaggar and Barbra Steisand I was NOT IMPRESSED. I have EVERY YEAR on tape.

    February 14, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Jim

    This girl probably has more talent in her toenail than Bieber has.
    And the saddest part is so few people are happy to see someone succeed their more angry that Bieber lost which let's be honest he's a PERFORMER not an artist.

    February 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Topa

    Gah. Some of the comments here make me really angry. "No one has heard of Esperanza Spalding." Doesn't matter. I don't agree that she is the best new artist, but between her and a pre-pubescent whose only accomplishment has been to attract legions of pre-teen girls with a couple uncreative pop songs, I'd say she wins. Florence and the Machine? Way overrated. Spalding was the only really good musician to get nominated for this award. Don't get me wrong, I was just as disappointed when I saw Lady Gaga and Katy Perry in the best new song/album list. They're pretty much just as bad. But why people are complaining about an overglorified, unimaginative, exploited artist didn't win a Grammy is beyond me. Spalding's winning was at least some hope that the Grammies had not totally lost sight of what is really being done in the world of music not the world of music advertising. P.S. I had heard of and heard Esperanza long before the Grammies.

    February 14, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  120. ekc

    Not a Beiber fan but he was robbed. He should have won an award last night. He is extremely talented!

    February 14, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Cerberos

    one man's music is another man's noise

    February 14, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  122. NickB5

    Justin Beiber like many is a corporate shill. I'm surprised the Grammy's acknowledged an actual musician but definitely not outraged.

    February 14, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Dan Taylor

    He's young..There will be many more disappointments in his lifetime. Suck it up young man.

    February 14, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Tom

    She won because she is actually a singer...not some androgynous product created for teenage consumption!

    February 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Ozzy

    What's a Bieber?

    February 14, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Ted

    Don't those esperanzas have nougat?

    February 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  127. existencecoaching

    I am a mother who has followed Justin because of my daughter. I run listening to Justin... I am a jazz lover and I didn't know about ms. Esperanza...
    I think our judges lack a simple treat... Common Sense!!!
    She is not known... How could she be the best new artist?? Why??

    February 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Clete

    I think Justin Bieber is the worst female artist in a long time...that chick sucks.

    February 14, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Sassy

    You all crack me up. Never heard of Esper..who? To you she had a great voice..good for you. But to me – NEVER heard of her, don't care and would never listen to her type of music. Justin Beiber was robbed, plain and simple. This is the FIRST WHITE teenage star since the 70's that could actually be a POSITIVE influence on all of his fans-which are in the thousands, if not millions. And that's not a racial slam. It's just the truth. Most of you didn't know who this woman was until after last night. NOW you are saying she has a great voice – but you couldn't do that until you looked her up. Beiber is talented and deserved the award. You don't give grammy's to the unheard people who don't even have their songs playing on the radio. Did anyone even read how the grammys are decided? It's the people in the music industry, NOT the fans who get to choose the nominees..Then after that, it's really unclear how the winners are picked. I'm not a huge JB fan, but the kid was robbed and he's NOT the one complaining, his fans are. Some of your comments are really showing your childish side for being the adults you are...

    February 14, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  130. neetsie

    I was happy with anyone BESIDES the Bleeber winning best new artist. I just don't get the popularity of this kid. I just don't get it!

    February 14, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Lynn

    I have nothing against the Bieb; but it was nice to see someone else win the award! I'm sure he'll over it.

    He's an updated version of Donny Osmond! Not for me, I don't like the baby faced guys and he hasn't quite filled out enough for me, he still looks like a little boy!

    February 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  132. 4MyAmerica

    Justin Bieber ... overproduced castrato ..... got what he deserved... NOTHING.

    February 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Egotripen

    So Milli Vanilli won this award in 1990 and we all know how that turned out right?? LOL!! Justin was robbed! This chick has someone in her back pocket!! Bieber you are still young! Your time will come! Celebrate your success and your new movie that is making millions and move on! It is not the end of the world!

    February 14, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  134. JTV

    Remember, the award was for the BEST new artist; not the one who's made the most money or is the most popular. it's refreshing that they did that for a change!

    February 14, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Egotripen

    So Milli Vanilli won this award in 1990 and we all know how that turned out right?? LOL!! Justin was robbed on this won. This chick has someone in her back pocket!! Bieber you are still young! Your time will come! Celebrate your success and your new movie that is making millions and move on! It is not the end of the world!

    February 14, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  136. 2011 Model

    thanks

    February 14, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Spyder

    Get a life! Get over it. Move on feeble beibers.....

    February 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Christina

    The Grammy awards are not a popularity contest. Justin is a ok singer but not Grammy worthy.

    February 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Morgs

    Bieber is not an artist, hes the current teen idol, they come and go....Spalding is a real artist, she plays an instrument, writes her music and expresses herself. I seriously doubt Justin writes his music and if he does, that "song" he "sang" last night was awful. Has the general public gotten so bad that they can't see total crap?? Maybe my parents just exposed me to great music when I was growing up...

    February 14, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  140. rblogg

    Finally got it right....a musician....singer..writer..composer. I like beiber but he can sing but don't him as singer or musical artist truly. Great marketing and targeted the right niche for a huge fan base. Good Business move Usher.

    February 14, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Ga Peach

    The Grammy winners are selected by their peers and if the other artists feel she is better, she is better and deserving! There should be a teen category so teens could get an award. This awards are not given by 12-14 year old girls!!! and surely Bieber will win an award soon...hopefully before his voice changes ( and I pray for the better!!)

    February 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Be Right Back

    Bieber needs to get over it and quit crying about spilled milk. He already has more money in the bank than most of his fans combined. No one feels sorry for him.

    February 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  143. darah

    She's my sister.. Esperanza!

    February 14, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  144. RobA

    Maybe this will teach a lesson to all those people who get their music from Nickelodeon...just because you worship him and would breed with him given the chance, that doesn't mean he's actually the best.

    February 14, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  145. dislike all pretend persons

    Dont give a crapppp

    February 14, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Superhiro

    Lol 1000 comments for this? Are you kidding?

    February 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Kim

    Bieber right now has potential, maybe when matures...but I don't see how he was nominated best new talent. I have not heard much buzz about Jaden Smith's performance, he blew me away with his 30 seconds and he is way more talented than Bieber. I wish no ill will on Bieber but I put him in the same category, talent-wise, as the Jonas brothers...All hype and no real talent. Ride the wave Bieber and go to college.

    February 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Janet P.

    I wonder how many of us where praying for a Spinal Tap moment when Lady Gargoyle had to emerge from egg.

    February 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Janet P.

    For those that keep talking about Grammy Committee and Grammy judges, here is some information. The grammies are voted on by literally thousands of people in the music business from pop to jazz to classical to world to folk. 90% are over 30. As many have pointed out the purpose is to recognize talent and contribution to musical innovation. They are not decided by American Idol type judges who are looking to create the next "pop" idol.

    I can think of many many artists who have nominated for best new artist who have been around awhile. It really just means "new" to the wider music audience. Any finally I saw Bravo to all of those who point out that there are thousands of truly talented people who are never recognized for their work. How wonderful that there are so many of us who love to explore all that music has to offer and not just be told what to listen to by payolla addicted DJs.

    February 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  150. ssprince1

    You have to admit it's a bit weird, as talented as she is, no one knows who she is, nor are her concert tickets sold out in a matter of seconds.

    February 14, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Mark D

    I think the most talented artist won... whether she is "new" is another discussion.

    I don't believe Bieber is talentless, did you hear him sing with just his guitar? He has been marketed to death and a lot of people are tired of him. He's not the best singer, for sure... he's really young and we'll see how they like him when his voice changes.

    February 14, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Felo

    OMG who is Esperanza Spaulding, i can't find any of her music to pirate. LOL Just kidding, but really there isn't any.

    February 14, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Jango Davis

    Esperanza Spaulding evacuates more talent in her daily bowel movement than Justiin Bieber has in this entire body, and that's exactly what his "music" sounds like.

    February 14, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Tom

    The number of followers have nothing to do with the quality of music.

    February 14, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Alex

    Just because the Biebs is POPULAR, doesn't mean he's the best. There's a BIG difference, but most of his fans are under the age of 12, so what do they know.

    February 14, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Required

    AWWWW, Beiber didn't win. Get over it. The kid is good but as many other posts have stated, he's not the best. There are many other talented artists out their that have not had the fortunate opportunity as he did to meet USHER too make him famous. In my own opinion Usher just saw money signes for him. I hate to say it but Beiber will just be a New Kids on the block or Menudo and fade away as so many others have done. Lets see if he can stay off drugs and alchohol first and stick with his music.

    February 14, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  157. billclemons

    Esperanza Spalding had to win. She is of mixed ethic groups. It's the year of the untalented minorities. Obama got the Nobel Peace Prize.

    February 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Keith

    Ah, poor baby. Beaten out by someone who really studied and knows music. Musically Justin could not carry Esperanza's bass case. For once, talent overrides record sales and the morons who buy such garbage. "Americans would not know good music if it bit them in the ass"–Frank Zappa

    February 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  159. SHOCKING SHOCKER

    ITS A SHOCK BC NOOOOONE CARES ABOUT BEIBER, OR HAS HEARD OF ESPERANZA!!!!!!!!! IT'S A SHOCK THAT THERE ARE OVER 3 BILLION PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AND WE DON'T HAVE ONE REEEEEEEEALLY GREAT MUSICALLY GIFTED INDIVIDUAL YET!
    THATS SHOCKING PEOPLE!

    February 14, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  160. john

    ha the little "girl" didnt win. hate justin, but cant say much for the girl. what's a good song by her? havent heard a single one

    February 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  161. RebelSix

    A lot of folks REALLY need to learn to READ. THE FANS are the ones upset. The article says Justin was courteous and nice about everything. So quit bashing the artist – bash the idiot tweenies. Just because THEY don't listen to JAZZ, doesn't mean this artist who one is 'unheard of'.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Beaver Lover

    It's pronounced beaver...not beeber.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  163. SHOCKING SHOCKER

    ITS A SHOCK BC NOOOOONE CARES ABOUT BEIBER, OR HAS HEARD OF ESPERANZA!!!!!!!!! IT'S A SHOCK THAT THERE ARE OVER 3 BILLION PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AND WE DON'T HAVE ONE REEEEEEEEALLY GREAT MUSICALLY GIFTED INDIVIDUAL YET!
    THATS SHOCKING PEOPLE!

    February 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  164. woodie

    Clearly Bieber should have won. The Grammy is a bit of a joke now. No one knows or cares about this Jazz singer. So 'Best' has taken on a whole new meaning. It should just be 'Newcomer', and include everyone who sings in the running.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Lauren

    I'm really surprised at a lot of these comments. As a 27 year old female, I'm a huge Justin Bieber fan,
    and I'm not ashamed of it. Esperanza Spalding is very talented, and she deserved to win. I became a JB
    fan when I found him on YouTube in 2008. If people would get passed his current "image", they'd realize
    he's a kid. He's 16 (almost 17). He's appealing to his target audience. What do you expect? I hope he
    will grow as an artist and that his music will mature as he gets older. He's pure talent though. As an
    individual who is coming to the age of having kids and can envision having a 16 year old son/daughter one
    day, it's inspiring to watch a kid at his age go out and do what he does. For those of your older folks
    bashing him, imagine if that were your son or daughter. It's pathetic to hear adults bashing him. No one
    is forcing you to listen to his music. I rarely hear his stuff heard on the radio. Let the tweens enjoy
    his music. I have even more respect for him after watching his Never Say Never movie this weekend. He's
    surrounded by a lot of grounded people who are trying hard to make him a good person. At the end of the
    day, people need to remember that he's a 16 year old kid living his dream. Shame on you for hating on
    a kid. Congratulations for spreading the hate. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Wade W

    If talent is what's required for a Grammy, why has Rush never received so much as a mention at the Grammys? For them to never have received an award is criminal. (And no, it's not just because they're Canadian – plenty of non-American acts have received Grammys)

    February 14, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Beaver Lover

    What the heck is a Bieber?
    I've heard of Just In Beaver...that's how I like it.
    I have no idea what a Bieber is.
    Sounds like he shouldn't have won anyway.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  168. janet halvorson

    Justin Beeber isn't that talented, musically. And he can't dance at all. They give him the most elementary choreography and he can't even handle that. He has absolutely no rhythmic ability. It hurts his perfomance. He shouldn't even attempt to turn right or left.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Ed

    Bieber is a manufactured performer. I hear a single note in all his music with barely a half octave range. No depth. Face it, the voice is weak, no power. Not Grammy material. It's not a popularity contest people.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Steve

    We're talking about the difference between fast, processed food and fine cuisine, here. McDonald's is popular. Lots of people like it. Lots of people eat it. But would you call it fine cuisine? The best among food? Probably not. And just because there's a Bieber King serving up fast hits on every corner doesn't mean it's award worthy.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  171. J.

    This kid may be able to sing but his brand was carefully put together by a music executive. He will end up just like every other teen idol, make a lot of money and quickly be forgotten. Just like New Kids on the Block, 98 degrees, Back Street Boys and the rest of them. He has no staying power. Popularity does not mean good, it just means popular. Any teen fashion has no staying power. Turn out 10 records then come talk to me.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Cuso

    Just because someone sells a million records doesn't mean they are the best new artist. It just means a million people listen to crappy cookie cutter music.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Felo

    Nothing but a bunch of haters on either side of the aisle. UGH }8<

    February 14, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  174. tmac8213

    Two words for Justin Bieber: Leif Garrett

    February 14, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Doug

    How the hell did this guy get nominated for a grammy? Just cuz tweens love you doesnt mean you produce quality music.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Mario

    Get a life...this is not news much less getting the prime spot on the front page of cnn.com. CNN you just keep sliding down into the dirt with the rest of us.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Colin

    J B is horrible, i would like to tell him that. he is not a musician, just a little girl boy toy

    February 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Karl

    I too am glad to see that for once, talent prevailed over hysteria.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  179. YoungRey

    Hate on Beiber or Esperanza- Truth is, people listen to both of them. Can we say that about anyone in here? Pretty sure no one has 1,000's of girls chasing after them, or connections with Usher. The kids life has just started; Im pretty sure were never going to get rid of Beiber till his voice changes. Esperanza is talented and won – in the end its a great award, unfortunately people love to biotch about dumb shiat. Im sure they got Beiber a happy meal and everything turned out ok.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  180. John

    Esperanza is a better musician.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  181. MASS4CHANGE

    This is HUGE! The actual best new artist won the award for Best New Artist!
    Perhaps the New Madrid Fault Line earthquake that will sink half the nation is going to happen!

    February 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  182. buffoon

    Hands-down, she is a talented, articulate, unpretentious, well-deserved winner!

    February 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  183. lol

    You guys are honestly pretty dumb if you think that the Grammy Awards have anything to do with talent. The fact that people like Justin Bieber are even NOMINATED in these categories should have taught you something. This was a publicity stunt. They put an unknown artist who makes adult, upper-crust type music in a group with a bunch of pop stars and gave her the award to make the organization look better. And to make you talk about it. And here you all are, talking about it.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Peter W

    Poor baby. He needs to grow up a little before he gets this award. LOL

    February 14, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  185. JasonInAtlanta

    Why has CNN had Bieber's face on the front page all day long? Enough is enough! We get it...all the tweens are ticked off, move on!

    February 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  186. jh

    cnn... y is this on front page of website?

    February 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Matt

    And not a single F*&# was given on that day...

    February 14, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  188. vp123

    That's it, it's a hint, Bieber should quit now and quit wasting my audio space.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Mikie T

    Next hot story will be about the middle schools all across the country have shut down to show support. Get over it Beaver, you lost.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Jon King

    Those kids would not know talent from shoe polish. If the mass media told them to like a singing lamp post they would.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Matthew

    Well, from the sound of the article, Bieber himself seems okay with the outcome. Bieber already has market saturation, Spaulding does not. Thus, she wins and can sell more records to the clueless masses. It's all in the game. The grammys are a marketing farce and everyone in the industry knows it. Sell outs win, plain and simple. Don't believe me? Just follow the love affair they've had with the black eyed peas & ever so talentless, hack of a Madonna impersonator Mrs. gaga.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  192. steeve-o

    I wouldn't say Beiber doesn't have any talent... he is talented. Just not much more talent than many other kids his age. Talent does not get you a Grammy, just like talent isn't the only thing you need to get famous. You need to impress people. Beiber impresses a lot of teens. But he's a puppet. His steez ( what to wear, how to dance, what to say and who to kiss) are not all fresh ideas coming from his head. Same with Gaga. They emulate and saturate, and that'll get you fame and riches, but not necessarily recognition.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  193. mo1d

    How is this surprising? It's the Grammy's not MTV and Nickelodean...

    February 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  194. DanteX

    Wow.

    People need to get a life.

    Not ONLY is Justin Bieber a PATHETIC LOSER – So are all of the people running around hugging his nuts too.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  195. George Soros

    Justin who?

    February 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Dino

    Maybe someone at the Grammy's was tired of seeing him on all over the web with misspelled name puns.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Don

    HA! Who really cares!

    February 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Scott

    Wow, this kid is nothing more than a hormonal kneejerk by millions of teen girls. Please, give me a break! Has ANYONE actually LISTENED to this kid sing, watched him perform? The award is for best new ARTIST, and sorry, this kid isn't it. Reminds me of another kid from the 70's who had a similar hormonal kneejerk reaction from the teen gir;s of the time. Anyone remember Leif Garret? .............. Thought so ............. when this kids actually learns how to sing/perform, assuming thats possible for him, then maybe he'll be able to get an award for it.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Scott A

    Why is this front page?

    February 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Sibm

    Everyone who is saying it's about talent and musicianship is just as bad as the tweens crying about bieber.
    They were both nominated by the same people that voted for the winner – they are in the same company, you might dislike his music (same as tweens may dislike Espeanza's) but at the end of the day it's the variety that makes music interesting and worth listening to.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Michele

    Really cnn, you consider this important news.wow you have really lost your touch. you are catering to a bunch of mindless idiots. This kid is nothing but a tool and has no real talent. i have lost all respect for your news comapny. do all all a favor and take this trash off your site and start looking at what is important in the world.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  202. progfan71

    Who cares about the Grannys anyway?! All they reward is mainstream music, the likes of Bieber and Gaga. Completely talentless people, while snobbing real musicians who write their own tunes, etc. I hate mainstream music and have never listened to it in my 40 years on this planet. LONG LIVE PROG ROCK!

    February 14, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  203. aruba988

    Come on CNN who cares about this stupid kid beiber and his pre-teen fans that just got out of diapers!! Can you put something that is truly news worthy, or is this the best you can do today?

    February 14, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  204. scott

    How did Beiber get robbed? Drake is better and teenage girls represent a very small portion of the population seek the fan base is limited. The real robbery was B.o.B. not even getting nominted

    February 14, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Matt B

    There is a reason why he lost: he's not that good. Yes, lots of fans, but not much talent.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  206. tjm

    I love this, everyone up in arms over some stupid award. You've got these kids whining, "Well I haven't heard of her so that must mean no one has so why should she get an award". Why do people care about the grammy's or any of these other awards, I'll never understand that. They are awards that give the folks in the music industry a chance to pat themselves on the back. Sure if you're in the music industry, maybe you care that your supposed "peers" are recognizing you but beyond that why does anyone outside the industry even give a crud.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Sam

    How did a black win ? No one has even heard of it before !

    February 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Fernando1958

    If Justin Bieber starts wearing his pants in a decent way, without me having to see his underwear, I might consider buying his music. What kind of fashion is that?

    February 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  209. JS

    I don't think Bieber is all that broken up about it, if he is, he can wipe away his tears with some of his money. The kid is living an amazing life. In the grand scheme of things a grammy probably won't be that big of a deal for him.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  210. msquared

    boo-hoo. I wonder if he'll find anyone to help console him?

    February 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Skeptical

    Hey, congratulations on being black...I mean on winning the award...I mean on winning the award because you're black...I mean on winning the award because the other person was white...sigh...you know what I mean!

    February 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  212. @ All who thought Bieber should win.

    You guys all need tongue transplants, because you have no taste. I don't care how much you like Bieber, I don't care how much your kids like him, I don't care if he's popular. He's not a better artist. Period. End of story. He makes dumb little lollipop music that's manufactured to appeal to tasteless folk like yourselves.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Brian

    Well he's know Michael Stipe or even a Bob Pollard, but the Bieb sure can dance..... lol

    February 14, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  214. ficheye

    Bieber is just fresh out of his long running gig as one of the 'smurfs'. Give him some time.... he'll fade away.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  215. bert

    if bieber HAD won, "best new artist" would be renamed to "best new puppet"

    February 14, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  216. chris

    jb is a kid with no real talent. he dosen't write music or play any instrument. he's just a youtube brat with a bunch of teeny girls for fans. that does not make him talented just another fad... real musicians know the difference, welcome to reality bro, at least l-gaga writes her own material and performs it. he just sits and waits to be handed kudos for being nothing.

    too bad so sad...

    February 14, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Felo

    Esperanza Spaulding has been around since 2001 and has three albums, so how is she a new artist? Justin a talented phenom who can play the pianp. drums and guitar. He can dance as well and starting an acting career. Eperanza Spaulding who? She is an accomplished Jazz bassist and has perform for the Whitehouse. She is one one of the best Jazz musicians out there but she is anything but new. One person posted that Beiber has been around since 2007. He was discovered in 2007 and released and album in 2009. He is currently touring for his new album Justin Bieber 2.0. He is a much newer artist than Spaulding. Oh and what of the other nominees, aren't they just as qualified. The issue is the New Artist category in respect to the winner. Also who is Arcade Fire?

    February 14, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  218. John S.

    Why is this THE HEADLINE on CNN.com?? Stop idolizing people and bring some serious news. Thanks!

    February 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Legrange Silverload

    Mumford and Sons should have won this!!!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Sheila

    hey everyone, there is a whole world full of music out there, not just "TweenBop" ! Maybe everyone thinks only those with heavy marketing and advertising (just like political elections) should get voted in. But Music is about a lot more than advertising hype. When was the last time you listened to anything different ?

    February 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  221. detsea

    good. he doesn't deserve any of it.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  222. bieberlovermom

    Just gotta say, there is absolutely no reason to hate on Bieber...if you do its just envy ...bottom line..Hes kind,smart,funny,talented, cute and easy to like...gimme a break hater people seriously.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  223. John H

    It's about the quality of their music, not about how many little girls like them. I'm glad Justin didn't get it. It's not like his music is anything exciting/new/creative.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  224. diane

    Justin Beiber has alot of growing up to do, Usher had to explan to hime what the presenters were saying, so go home you David Cassidy wantabe.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  225. JUSTINBIEBERFAN

    Bieber definitely should have won this! Noone knew who this other chick is! BIEBER ROOOCKS!

    February 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  226. happy!

    So glad that talent-less brat didn't win. With any luck, next year it will be "Bieber who?"

    February 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Sick of Bieboy

    Aw wa.....Beiber is a flash in the pan. His 15 minutes will be up soon. The Grammy is awarded on a vote by peers. They didn't think Justin was the best new artist. Simple as that. Get over it all you 12-15 year old girls. If you want to complain about a new artist that was robbed – look back to 1977 – Andy Gibb and Shaun Cassidy lost out to Debbie Boone! Those two were robbed!

    February 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  228. smk17

    With all due respect to Justin, if he had won I would have lost all faith in the Grammy's. He can win the MTV awards, but please not the Grammy's, that's reserved for real talent. And hopefully always will be. But all the young 10-14 year old girls will never realize this.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  229. HMAN

    North Africa, much of the Middle East and Iran are teetering on the edge of chaos due to demonstrations for freedom; the geopolitical and economic implications are huge, so could you please explain to me how Bieber or anything related to the Grammys is relevant to anything in the real world?

    February 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  230. diane

    Justin Bieber is just a David Cassidy wantabe, plus the performance was terrible, he may 16 but has alot of growing up and did you watch his expression when Tpresenters takling it took Usher to explain what they ment. GO BACK HOME

    February 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Alex Santana

    Who said just because this girly boy is popular with young teen girls that means he has any talent? I did not know who he was until I heard him sing...he is just another talentless hack who is popular with teen girls...that says it right there...since when do 13 year old girls dictate talent? They would not know it if it hit them in the face. Bieber is just a spoiled, egomanical brat who did not deserve to win anything. We have lost sense in this world about who deserves what...what ever happened to earning their way to the top? This kid is popular in the training bra set and that makes him a star? I don't think so...and don't get me on that other fool Lady Gaga...why is it that "ugly" women are the ones who cover themselves with costumes or other things to take away from the fact that they are ugly and have no talent...Madonna and Britney Spears comes to mind...is a "big moon face" the requirement now for stardom?

    February 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Name

    Who the phuq is Jason Bieber? Just some little snot-nosed PunQ that all the boys wanna do and all the girls are jealous cause he's a little gayy boi.

    His "music" is nothing but "noise". IF he weren't as CUTE as he is, didn't have the talent association he has, he'd be an unemployeed little druggie sittin at home wondering which neighbor he's gonna vandalize tonight and who he's gonna score his next line from. He probably already does drugs anyway or will soon, they all succome to drugs and alcohol, remember where you read it first.

    Go home JB, no body is interested in your NOISE, just yer Azz.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  233. CmonReally

    CNN Really needs to take this off the front page its been up for like 4 hours bieber can not really be more important then the rest of the world

    February 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  234. Don

    Good for you Esperanza, congratulations, you've earned it. I've been following you since before you appeared on Austin's City Limits, and was blown away by your performance. Esperanza is a great, talented musician who really opened my mind about music and Jazz, and that's what this award is all about, MUSIC and talent, NOT HYPE, or "fever" or what the press "thinks", what have you. People have stated they have not heard of Esperanza, well, I heard about Justin from the Disney Channel because my daughter watches that channel. I follow mainstream musicians and music, and not just the top 40 or hype. If I did that, my music library would be limited to about 50 musicians/groups, perhaps less.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Joe

    I'm pretty sure The Beatles never won a Grammy. So what does that say about the show? Same with a lot of the Oscar winning movies – the favorites, and the true deserving winner doesn't always win.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Joe

    Last I checked, the award is for BEST new artist. Not most popular new artist. Obama is popular too but obviously far from the best president.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  237. asgardshill

    If all you Justin Beaver fans don't stop whining RIGHT NOW, I'm turning this car around and you'll get no allowance next week.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Hollie

    PLEASE CNN!!!! WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  239. Really?

    People who listen to nothing but Justin Bieber CDs all day and watch only his material on youtube wonder why they haven't heard of a jazz singer? Bieber fans are hardly on the cutting edge of the music scene.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  240. dug

    I think these fans should read the definition of "artist," then get a life.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Evan

    Justin Bieber's legions of followers are breaking my heart, boohoohoo! A bunch of hormonal teeny-boppers crying in their chocolate milk over their fallen teen idol is just so sooooo sad (LOL!!!).

    February 14, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  242. Adam

    Googled her for the first time today (had no idea who she was).

    She sounds... INCREDIBLE!!! HOW IN THE WORLD is she not famous yet?!?!

    February 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  243. markus

    the award is for BEST New Artist, not MOST OVEREXPOSED New Artist...

    February 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Felo

      Most of the real rewards are given before the actual show anyway. That is where all the real talent receive their honors.

      February 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  244. kiss of death

    I thought that after recieving the best new artist award the winner vanished never to be heard from again.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  245. trombone

    I have no idea who Esperanza is, but LOL Biever is a creepy little boy.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  246. davetharave

    Never heard of Esperanza Spalding ? Me neither. I have seen the best of Bieber (not live) several times, but it only took 2 minutes of watching Ms. Spalding play the bass to inform me that she has about 50 times more musical ability than Mr. Bieber who is nothing more than a teeny-bopper magnet product of the American Idol generation who can sing OK. Quite honestly, I'm shocked that the Grammys picked Esperanza over Justin, given the shallow perception they demonstrate in just about every other category of music.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  247. JD123

    Ah, sweet justice.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  248. DS

    Why is this even news????????

    February 14, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  249. bill

    canada rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Jimmy D

    Where's Kanye West when you need him!

    February 14, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  251. bill

    canada rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahaha!

    February 14, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  252. bes

    The bad news is that whomever gets this award, never has another hit....the bad news is the losers record again......:(

    February 14, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  253. Ashleigh

    Just because a legion of prepubescent girls have decided that Justin Bieber is talented doesn't make it so.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Ozzie

    What's a bieber?

    February 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  255. boocat

    Just watched video of this young lady on You Tube....she is wonderful – a true musician and a wonderful singer – no screaming and melisma.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  256. bobbo62

    The most overhyped artist in years. Nothing more than "boy band" style music, with absolutely no value, other than to let teenagers swoon over him. Get over it.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  257. Bob

    So talent won instead of bowl-cutted lesbians with a marketing machine and zero talent. Thank god for that.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Nick

    Justin Beiber is a no-talent tool of the music industry tween brainwashing machine and anyone who sees him for more than that is a moron.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Felo

      "Moron is as Moron does" To Quote Forrest Gump somewhat. Moron, this kid has enough talent to do a lot in what ever field he wants in the coming years. It doesn't take a moron to see that. It does take a moron to dismiss others for liking and artist. I like Miss Spaulding but i don't think she should of won in the newest artist category and i don't dismiss those do also those for liking Bieber either. So You are the moron for using this venue to insult others for listening to other types of music. Heck i like Emimen and classical music, does that make me a moron to.

      February 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  259. syd

    yeah, totally. because tween girls haven't heard of a musical ARTIST, they shouldn't be named best new ARTIST. when tween girls start to dictate artistry is when the world loses. nothing against, Biebs. I'm sure he's talented. but he's a performer. his label hires the ARTISTS to design his sets and choreograph his shows.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  260. sabalog

    Grammy Award definition of Best New Artist.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammy_Award_for_Best_New_Artist

    Esperanza Spalding is a great artist and deserves this award.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  261. Shouldabeen

    Definitely should have been Mumford and Sons!

    February 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  262. starwhite

    Sore Looosers!

    February 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  263. R Calling

    Popular does not equal better, in fact it is quite often the opposite. Fpr all of you who do not know who the winner is, download and listed to 'Wild is the wind': it will be the best 99c you will spend on music this year. I see people are up in arms because the Grammys rewarded talent for a change.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  264. the harsh truth

    Bieber didn't win, because the category was BEST new artist, not WORST new artist, or the artist with the most tone-deaf 12 year old girl fans. Grammy got it right.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  265. Chris

    Let her have the silly award The beebs already is worth Millions more than this unknown chick will ever make

    February 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Dr. X

    Beiber has more money then all of the posters on this Forum COMBINED.
    They have to pass around the wealth somehow.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  267. Jon

    Well grammys are for people who have true talents – get that beiber fans?

    February 14, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  268. Eatenhogg

    Sorry Biebtards, the category is best new ARTIST, not best new "Disney Channel lip sync'er"

    February 14, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  269. Mortigan

    Who the f%#k is justin beiber?

    February 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  270. stevn

    Humm memory failed: WHO remember Madonna back in 84 when she lost in the BEST NEW ARTIST against..Cyndi Lauper....The Grammy's don't like artist for the masses....Britney Lost to Christina...
    don't worry fans...Justin will get back on his feet.... no big deal...

    February 14, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  271. anna

    Thank goodness the people in the know have better taste than to nominate Bieber. He has no talent and copies other artists moves!
    Stand on your own two feet!

    February 14, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  272. Wayne Sage

    CNN, really? This is top news? This is not worthy of headline news. There are so many things going on the the world. Ground breaking changes in the middle east and you have Justin Beiber being snubbed at the Grammys headlining? This is why people go to bloggers and the Huffington Post for news. The US media is single handedly bringing the intelligence level of the American public to a new low.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  273. mikey g

    What is a bieber?

    February 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  274. Deckroid

    Well, I guess Bieber now knows what Metallica felt like when the Grammy's did a Whammy on them and gave Jethro Tull the Heavy Metal Artist award. Jethro Tull?!?

    February 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • ficheye

      I'm always amused by this. People who love Metallica seem to have never heard of Jethro Tull. Metallica has got theirs long ago. Lots of money fame etc. Jethro Tull deserved something, but in a different category. That being said... you just can't give these awards to the same people over and over again. Boring.

      February 14, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  275. Peter

    Congratulations to Esperanza – she is a fine artist. I hope this will get her in the spotlight, she deserves it.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  276. Mona B

    This isn't People's Choice Awards. I thought a panel of judges listen to all these artists and decide on talent. I didn't think it really mattered what the people thought, especially little teeny boppers. It's all a fad, like Hillary Duff, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, and Hanson. They all fade out and he will too. I was REALLY surprised he won, as well as when The Suburbs won album of the year because I have never heard of them. And I think Barbra Streisand was surprised too because she alsmost messed up their name while announcing the award.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  277. meh

    I kinda figured CNN readers were past the sippy cup stage of life, but then they go and post this article.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  278. stevo

    Justin sucks all he does is covers way to go chick no one heard of

    February 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  279. Don the Mon

    The Grammys are the result of voting by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. You might want to ask what it takes to become a member if you would like your voice to be heard next time.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  280. Doug

    I don't get it, why should women have to wait until 18 to get anything and everything they could ever want, make their control retroactive and the first line of business should be a Bieber grammy!

    February 14, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  281. chris

    Wait, this is news worthy? And I thought thearing that it's bene ten years since some redneck got killed driving his car into a wall and bad enough. I guess we can all laugh about this when Bieber is in rehab for the 9th time on his way to becoming his generations Lief Garrett

    February 14, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  282. Tom

    He sounded bad last night why would he win. He is over rated.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  283. NotSoMuchHairBand!

    Biggest controversy since Jethro Tull won for best metal band! Yeah, I am that damn old!

    February 14, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  284. Brian

    Justin Bieber is prepackaged corporate Mcdouble. The American people are brainwashed into celebrating and treating like Gods. We should start a campaign to stop celebrating these Mcdoubles. Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan, Brittany Spears, and Paris Hilton. They have done absolutely
    nothing beneficial to the Human race. What they create doesn't matter. Celebrate your
    Armed Forces!!!!!!! Army, Navy, Marines, Airforce! Celebrate your Firefighters, Police, Emts, Doctors. People who make a difference.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  285. Stevo

    I'm not necessarily a Bieber fan, but the kid is talented. People get caught up on him being a bubble-gum pop idol, but he does play a lot of instruments. He reminds of Justin Timberlake when he was with Nsync. A lot of people hated him, myself included, for his boy band image, but the guy is actually talented. A lot of people still don't like him, however, that's now based on his style and not simply image. Bieber WILL be around a lot longer than Esperanza Spalding, so to all of you Bieber fans out there, let her have this one and understand the Grammy's makes a lot of weird choices in who wins. SImilar to how the Moody Blues beat out Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP for Album of the year back when it came out (BTW, how DID that happen?)

    February 14, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  286. Jen

    LOL WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.monogrammedeverything.com

    February 14, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  287. patricklee

    Justin Bieber fans need to get over themselves. Thank you to the Grammy Committee for recognizing artists with REAL TALENT!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  288. Yasmin

    Oh my gosh.
    This lady stinksss at singing.
    The only thing she can do with the bass is get sound of it and that just barley.
    I work better w/ my pits and my hand.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  289. Sarcastro

    She's a beautiful young lady with a feminine, enchanting voice who will grow into a beautiful woman one day.

    Esperanza isn't too bad either though.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  290. Justin-who?

    OK, the thing is that people seem to not understand who is voting at the grammies. It's professional musicians, artists and people in the music business. Not many of them are little girls in their 'tweens.

    He didn't exactly shine last night in his performances. But don't worry, he'll sweep the People's Choice awards.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  291. Lorri

    Karen said-
    I don't see how she fits the Grammy's Best New Artist requirements? She has previously released albums in 2006,2008 & 2010; performed publicly on numerous tours with well known artists since 2006 and, in 2009 performed before President Barack Obama at an official function upon his request. So she is and has been known to the public much prior. It shouldn't have been awarded with her already professional background.

    I don't like the new teen blieber but if what the poster above said is true..... how is this Esperanza Best "new" artist? But maybe since his holyness requested her in 2009, it put her over the edge.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  292. Whoohooo

    This is an best new ARTIST award......Bieber's not an Artist. He's a fad at best! Some people need to understand what real talent is...it is not Justin Bieber. When all you thumb suckers grow up you'll understand....hopefully.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  293. Daniel

    Was this article written by a fourth grader?

    February 14, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  294. msyellarose

    If your over the age of 12 and listen to jazz, you've heard of Esperanza Spalding. The Grammys have gone to heck in a handbasket over the years ( which is why I quit watching 20 years ago) and they were'nt intended to be a popularity contest. That's what American music awards, MTV awards, Teen choice and those types of things are for. Many had not heard of her until last night, but that's okay. I had not heard of Arcade Fire until last night either.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  295. Bella

    She deserved to win, she's a great artist who sings real music. Everybody doesn't have the Bieber fever people. A lot of great musicians are overlooked by little bubble gum music or females prancing around the stage half naked. Real talent won people get over it & get a life if you're that upset, GEEZ!! Congratulations to Ms. Spalding she well deserved it.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  296. Doug

    All of the young Bieber girls are crying now for sure, but they will get the last laugh as they will control all the money in this country in about a decade.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  297. Dante

    Where is Justin Beiber's statement against the Beliebers' BULLYING of Esperanza Spalding?

    February 14, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  298. BillyGonzo

    Nothing against JustinB, but you gotta check out Esperanza on Youtube, .... then decide. I was pleasantly surprized and faith renewed in the folks who determine the best new artist. Also there is next year and I just hope both of then move onj to better tunes. Enough with same 'ol struttin round the stage sounds. My ears need to hear good stuff!!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  299. Canopy

    I had no idea who she was prior but after hearing one song "Really small" or something like that....I see why she won. I'll be getting her album because I like her style of music and I'm glad the grammy's highlighted her cause if they hadn't I'd be missing out on some good music.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  300. Thomas

    Congratulations to Esperanza Spalding !
    Both my 6 year old and myself 54 prefer music over commercials !

    February 14, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  301. Philip Girvan

    Esperanza Spalding is a great artist and a great talent. I've been following her for about 2 yrs. I saw her a year and a half ago in Atlanta and she was fantastic. Probably deserved the Grammy. But I'm not sure why everybody is slamming Bieber. This kid is a great talent. he plays multiple instruments. His first public performance was when he was at 8yo as a drummer in a jazz band with adults. He made it on his own as an artist, not one of those fabrications out of Disney or Nick. Don't knock the kid just because his fans are a bunch of mindless tweens.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  302. Buster Bloodvessel

    He doesn't sound all that great, and this is a Music award show. If it was about hair or chipmunk teeth, he'd be the clear winner.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  303. Dino

    Should the government launch an investigation? This could be serious and have repurcussions. Reparations maybe in order, even if taxpayers have to pay it. I smell republicans.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  304. Ree

    I don't know why they keep hyping that Bieber boy up, he CANNOT sing, plus he sounds/look like a tweety bird...get over yourselves,,,enjoy something new and fresh..sick of the same folks winning that truly cannot sing..(Bieber, Ga Ga (hot mess), Brittney, etc..) sound like a bunch of hollering birds if u ask me!...Go Esperanza, shake off the haters/do YOU!

    February 14, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  305. Chris

    I don't see why this is such an issue. The award is for best new artist. Bieber isn't really an artist, he's just a lucky kid who sings songs other people have written (and not any better at singing than anyone I was in Chorus with 20 years ago in High School) Esperanza Spalding is a musician, who is incredible at playing the Bass, and sings very well. She's definitely much more of an artist than Bieber. Besides the Grammys aren't supposed to be a popularity contest. We know that Bieber has sold more records, but is he really a better artist? I think not.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  306. MusicInsiderNY

    It's vital to remember that unlike other awards, such as the People's Choice (a popularity contest) or the Billboard Awards (based on sales and concert revenue), a Grammy is voted upon by peer members...those most qualified to judge on a musician's talent or lack thereof. This is NOT a popularity contest. A Grammy signifies the highest level of achievement in a given category as judged by peers, not fans or others. Beiber is, no doubt, very popular, but his musical talents cannot hold a candle to those of Esperanza Spalding - a true talent and the hands down winner in the Best New Artist category. She is a well rounded composer and performer and we'll all be hearing a lot more about her now that the "talent" factor has taken precident over the "popular amongst teeny boppers" category.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  307. reb

    Look the award is for best new artist and not best new teen idol. The fans that that boy has are teenagers not music lovers. It's not who is the most popular but who produces the most artistic music.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  308. linflag

    Just a reminder people, there are no judges...The members of the academy meaning all artists who are members are the judges!! So it looks like his peers feel he didn't deserve it

    February 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  309. midgick

    This isn't like Country Music where absolutely no talented and non musical electronic computed fakes get awards and are revered. The Grammy Awards are for People and Musicians that can actually sing and play musical instruments. Grow up

    February 14, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  310. JREinOK

    Bieber is a no-talent hack who should be thankful to You Tube and tone-deaf teenagers for his stardom. He has no understanding of different musical stylings – let alone being classically trained in anything or being able to sing on key. He's a one-trick pony who will not be around any more in another 5 years.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  311. TJ

    First off, to say this Beiber kid is talentless is a little false. He plays multiple instruments very well and works his ass off. That being said, his music has 0 creatiity, is extermely over produced and just awful. This girl (whose music is fresh and shows off her very obvious musical talent and trumps Beiber over and over) earned a very well-deserved Grammy. Though his music is awful, i have respect for him for at least doing it. His ridiculous caddy 14 year old fans ruin his reputation far more than it already is. LISTEN TO IDIE MUSIC!!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  312. RVW51

    And in the end, what does it matter? The Beiber machine will continue to take in millions until another tween-idol topples Justin, and he'll have enough money in the bank to go on and do whatever he pleases while young girls scream to another manufactured money machine. In the mean time, a worthy and deserving artist got a piece of the spotlight and career boost. So, it was a win-win situation all around.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  313. Clutch

    These Awards Shows are a huge waste. Make up your own minds who you like and ignore the Entertainment Industry's hype. There's not much I enjoy in Show Business today. I'd rather be listening to the sounds of nature.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  314. Luke

    The Grammy's haven't been relevant to me for over ten years –
    that being said, they should be treated like the Oscars –
    Like who you like – It is nice if the Academy agrees with me on what the best movies are –
    but I don't really care if they don't.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  315. Logan

    Well considering the Grammys are about TALENT and not about how many teen girls are going crazy over you this is not surprising, Bieber is a flash in the pan, get back to me this time next year and see if anyone even remembers who he is. Remember the Jonas Brothers? Neither do I

    February 14, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  316. Justin

    What happens when this kids balls drop? He already sucks, its going to be crazy... Maybe he will be able to carry a tune then? I can't BELIEVE (yes that is the spelling, no b's involved) that people actually get this worked up over this little tweener.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  317. dd

    Justin has had more success in his young life than most people have in a lifetime. Not winning Best New Artist will not sway his adoring fans, but just might help this talented young woman increase her fan base. He'll be fine– and rejection builds character.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  318. JayDub

    I'm glad she won. Can't stand little punk kids who think there all that, when they are not.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  319. Deb

    Just because Pop Tarts are loved by millions of kids, it doesn't make them excellent epicurean delights...

    And for Bieber fans: Bieber=PopTarts ... fun, tasty, sold in the millions, well packaged and attractive to kids.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  320. Unbelieber *BARF*

    He lost because he/she sucks!! What do these 12 year olds know about good music. I have never heard the winner, but I'm sure she is talented and not riding on Usher's coat tails....

    February 14, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  321. NoBieber

    The award is for BEST NEW ARTIST, not MOST POPULAR ARTIST AMONG TEENAGE GIRLS. Have you listened to Eperanza's stuff? She is clearly more talented than Bieber.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  322. Name*will

    Justin the best.... spalding who

    February 14, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  323. TOM BAGSHAW

    Esperanza is a monster talent please check her out with Joe Lavono and US 5 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEEOob9jsY4&feature=player_detailpage) she can play her butt off. Mr Bieber is a talent and a packaged comodity that is popular but will unfortunately fade. Ms. Splading with be an artist for life in a music that has no bounds she deserves this honor for her abilities and talent. In the pure sale category Mr. Bieber wins not matter who walks with the statue.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  324. Marti

    Anybody who uses auto-tune such as Bieber, the Black Eyed Peas and all the other talent-challenged "artists", should NOT be considered serious musicians ever and should be automatically disqualified from any award anywhere, anytime.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  325. Tomoyo

    The category is "Best New Artist" not "Best New Punchline". The Grammys have to preserve what little credibility they have left.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  326. BonesJones

    The Grammys gave 'Best New Artist' to a amazingly talented and deserving jazz bassist with musical merit??? Keep up this behavior Mr. Grammy and you'll no longer be the laughing stock of the awards community.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  327. Mandy

    This is an outrage!! How could they snub Justin Beaver like that?!? It's obvious that they didn't give her the award just because she's a proud lesbian! Discrimination!!

    February 14, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  328. Wakiash

    Who cares? Bieber is just the latest obsession to float to the top of the musical industry cesspool.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  329. Dave

    Who's Justin Bieber?

    February 14, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  330. jared

    Jazz > beiber

    Jazz is a very hard style of music to understand. You don't "play" jazz, you feel it, it flows naturally.
    jazz and progressive rock-metal are by far (especially jazz) one of the hardest genres out there.
    House/trance fusion is yet another respected genre as well in my book.

    my opinion
    Jazz > Metal/Progressive > House/Trance / Rock > Hiphop: > rap\RnB > bieber

    Go listen to some Jeff berlin, Frank Gambale, Edu Ardanuy, Marco Sfogli, Gary Hoey, Guthrie Govan, Andy James, Jeff Loomis, joe stump

    February 14, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  331. Bill500

    As Ozzie said...What the **** is a Bieber? Pop music...get real.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  332. Adam R

    Hah Bieber fans. Go suck it! Sorry the rest of the world thinks this teen hack is pathetic with no skills. Esperanza Spalding, the real world congratulates you!

    February 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  333. Dick

    Bieber Who!!! Esperanza is awesome. Listen before you talk Bieber fans.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  334. The Iron Chief

    Who gives a rip?? I have to agree with some of the other comments... why is this news??

    February 14, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  335. k

    This is not a top news story. CNN you suck!

    February 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  336. ignacio Cantu

    Justin Biewhatever does not have a talented bone in his body! Just another baby face, can't sing or dance being promoted by those who have no taste. They only want to generate income...he was awful last night. Miss you Michael....

    February 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  337. Loogin

    Its really pretty sad that the main story coming out of this is about who lost out on an award when Neil Young won his first after decades in the business.

    The day Justin Beiber can create something as moving as "Old Man" is the day that i'll consider taking him remotely seriously.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  338. ficheye

    You mean the human smurf did'nt' win? In case you didn't know, Esperanza is an amazing bass player. There is justice after all. Beiber doesn't really qualify as an ARTIST. He's a product, like hair spray, or anti itch cream.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  339. Nate

    Just because someone isnt as popular or as well known doesn't mean that they arent a better musician. I won'der how many of you have heard of tony rice and he's prob one of the 10 or 20 best living guitarists. Popularity doens't mean better

    February 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  340. Neil

    Who cares why is this front page? this should be front page http://www.location-finder.net/bank-branch/union-bank/union-bank-westgate-branch-location.html

    February 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  341. msmaryland

    I guess Esperanza surprised everyone with her grammy nod jus as Nora Jones did in 2003..i luv lil upsets. JustinBieber ? R u serious...album of the year???never..yeahrightwewillbejammintobeiber20yrsfromnow.com
    Its more than just about sales, good product..good justifable music deserves awards...not a youtubehopefulwho turned out to be marketable and profitable.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  342. Clay Black

    LOL here is where the child parts comes out. Get over it the right girl one...ur uh I mean singer.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  343. Ed

    Bieber has no talent. He is simply a marketing doll made up to make money. Voters were right to see through this gimick. Once again we have a David Casidy!

    February 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  344. Marc

    Justin who ? what a waste of time.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  345. George

    Esperanza Spalding was hard on the beiber last night...............it paid off...............

    February 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  346. Bout Time

    He is nothing more than a Twinkie...all fluff and no substance. Tweens move on!

    February 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  347. AyaSky

    I'm actually surprised most of you have not heard of her. :P I've followed her music since she started. It's awesome stuff! It's actually a breath of fresh air to see real raw talent and good music win over hype and what is popular among the masses, which so happens to be teenage girls. The industry is always going to push what they know will sell. It's encouraging to see that there are excellent musicians still around that don't get caught up in the hype, yet they still rise above, and there are still those of us out there who appreciate it.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  348. Seaman Cowell

    It seems some of you don't understand the concept of Best New Artist. The fact that Esperanza has been in the industry a few years and already released some albums is part of the equation. All new aspiring artists develop and polish their talents over time, pay their dues and when they have considerable talent as in her case they get the recognition they deserve. She worked her way up and has emerged being recognized as the Best New Artist. The award is really for the Best New (Emerging) Artist and now she's got the recognition she deserves. Bieber on the other hand has not been in the business long enough to develop his Musical skills and pay his dues and is not yet at Esperanza's level. He has a long way to go.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  349. Jeannie

    Could they be possibly giving out grammys for actual talent these days? Beiber is just another Brittney Spears, no talent, thy take some attractive kid, dress him up, teach him the dance moves, over dubbed his singing because of mediocre singing talent and mass market him to the sheeple.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  350. lola

    I now have hope for the music world since last night. Now if we could only convert mainstream radio.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  351. Revrant

    Thank God, no more wins for this trashy kid.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  352. elgean

    Perhaps she actually has some talent..

    February 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  353. Lane

    With all the crap going on in the world ...do we really care about a Justin Beiber. In 10 years he will be driving drunk, getting into bar fights, doing drugs, stealing..and all the extra perks that come with "Where are they now " celebrities...I'll wait for that conversation.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  354. Sandy

    I am of the older generation and was also disappointed that Justin didn't win. I can't imagine though that he is bitter. He is just not the type to be bitter. I am sure he was disappointed as most would be. He really should of won though. No one, including myself knew who this other person was. Even though I am glad for her, no doubt who the new star should of been. However we have not seen the last of this young boy who has great manners and much talent.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  355. asdf

    HEY 12 YEAR OLD GIRLS. THIS AWARD IS CALLED "BEST NEW ARTIST". WHICH MEANS YOU NEED TO BE AN **ARTIST** TO WIN, NOT A LIPSYNCING, TALENTLESS, OVER-PRODUCED HACK WHO RELIES ON OTHER PEOPLE TO WRITE YOUR MUSIC FOR YOU. SORRY, BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME!

    February 14, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  356. Albert

    Justin Beiber. That's a NSync member and a child's play toy. Give Esperanza some credit. Why the F&*# did Eminem win when Jay Z and Drake had the hottest albums all year?

    February 14, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  357. Maureen

    how sad a real artist got the grammy? :(

    February 14, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  358. AXXE

    JUSTIN O TALENT – Justin Cant sing!!! How about you CAN YOU SING? Oh please I bet you sound like a Parrot.

    Grammy's doesn't Have Age limit moron. If Justin can't sing how come Usher discovered him for what Props?
    He sings on stage But IN SOME BULLIES HE CAN'T SING. It doesn't make any sense.

    TO ALL JUSTIN HATERS YOU ALL JEALOUS. YOU SHOULD BE HAPPY JUSTIN BIEBER IS NOT SINGING PUNK ROCK OR ELSE THE MORE YOU PEOPLE WILL HATE HIM. JUSTIN WILL STAY FOREVER JUST LIKE CHRISTINA AGUILERA, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND BRITNEY SPEARS.

    REMEMBER THEY STARTED HAS KIDS

    February 14, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justin O'Talent

      "TO ALL JUSTIN HATERS YOU ALL JEALOUS. YOU SHOULD BE HAPPY JUSTIN BIEBER IS NOT SINGING PUNK ROCK OR ELSE THE MORE YOU PEOPLE WILL HATE HIM. JUSTIN WILL STAY FOREVER JUST LIKE CHRISTINA AGUILERA, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND BRITNEY SPEARS."

      Oh I get it, you're a troll. Well played.

      By the way, since you're a fan of punk, what's your favorite Dead Kennedys album?

      February 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  359. JR, San Diego

    Aw come on Beiblers, your gay idol will have plenty of awards for his auto-tune work, don't take it so to heart, maybe next year they'll give him a consolation prize for worse hair.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  360. Greg

    Who is Justin Bieber?

    February 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  361. rrinbr

    Hey, I stll haven't gotten over Starland Vocal Band winning it back in the 70's

    February 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  362. JWK

    I think all we need to know about Mr. Bieber is that, when he did not win the Grammy, he sat there in his chair pouting like a 3-year-old, instead of doing the classy thing applauding with the rest of the audience. That leads to the only conclusion is that he is a spoiled little punk.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  363. Dean

    Hmm, an accomplished composer, musician and professor at Berklee versus a kid with good hair. Yeah, they really snubbed Bieber.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  364. Joseph

    All you Beiber Freaks of nature out there, don't be so suprised that a multi talented, beautiful, amazing woman like Esperanza beat him out. If you have never listened to her you can't really say much, which shows your ignorance to the topic. Talent should always trump a clown like Beiber. Today music, and real talent wins!!! finally.....

    February 14, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  365. Sasha

    I think this is all absurd, Esperanza didn't vote herself as the grammy award winner. She won it fair and square no matter what your personal feelings are. I didn't know her as of last night either but that decision is up to the judges. I just think it's a shame to put her down all over the Internet because she won. Grow up and show some class.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  366. Darrel

    I heard him sing for the first time last night on the Grammys; He does not have a good voice and sounded like a little kid, just about any 13 yo boy could have done the same thing. The Grammys showed how much diversity there is in the music business, there's some great talent and then you have a lot of autotuned idiots that are all substance and no talent.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  367. Bill

    I don't think that the award goes to the person with the greatest number of brain dead followers! If that were the case then the androgynous "Beeber Creature" would have nailed it.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  368. Sher

    Justn Bieber is very talented and young. To write him off now is just silly. He has years ahead of him to mature and grow and create his own unique sound. I have never heard of this girl but people shoudn't hate her because she won, just as people shouldn't hate Justine Bieber because he is the hot thing with young girls. Each brings their own talen to the music world.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  369. jmo

    lol rather her then the twelve year old kid going through puberty likes to grab his crouch all day

    February 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  370. Andrea

    If no one knew who Esperanza Spalding was before hand they will now. So happy she won. She will the talk for the next few weeks and I happy she will be. I'm sooo tired of hearing about Bee-ber fever. Ugh.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  371. Carole Clarke

    Alot of people can sing...somewhat. Take a cute teen boy, add a great wardrobe, electronic sound enhancement, confidence and presto – a STAR. Talent has nothing to do with it – it's all backstage hype for money. He's a show product. Talent is when you can sing without accompaniment, without a microphone (and still be heard) and phrase a song to make it interesting. Sinatra could do it, most opera singers can do it, maybe Streisand too. This whole show was nothing but the hype for money of 3rd rate performers.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  372. SmarterHuman

    Since Justina Bieber doesn't ACTUALLY have a good voice, this should come as no surprise. Just close your eyes, girls, and listen to the difference in their voices. Duh! It's a no brainer! The winner sounds a lot like Billy Holiday. Biever sounds like a girl.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  373. Tony

    I didn't know who she was until last night, but when I heard her voice and how good and strong she sounded, I was blown away.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  374. Sojack

    Because she's better.... simply that.... "BETTER!"

    February 14, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  375. joe

    While I am certainly no bieber fan, I at least know who he is, as does all of america. This girls music might be great, but like someone said, we will likely never hear about her ever again.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  376. Jackson

    Beibo did not win because the category was "BEST new artist". Beibei is mediocre at best.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  377. Jeff

    Who said she was the greatest thing since sliced bread? Some kid of mediocre talent whose music appeals to pre-pubescent girls didn't get a grammy - Shocked, I am just shocked.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  378. haha

    That kid shouldn't have been nominated for anything. Don't u have to have musical talent to win a grammy

    February 14, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  379. Mike

    Bieber is not an artist. He is a face boy bithout the backup boy band. At least this girl plays music. Death to autotune and this silly casio sampling junk the music industry calls music. He is soooo cute!!! OMG...really? Become a model. Leave the music to musiicians

    February 14, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  380. jen

    so many of these girls will be embarassed by the fact that they loved Beiber so much as children - i seriously wish the music industry was not polluted by children with no talent - when I was a kid (save a few teen idols that didn't last but a couple yrs) music was performed/sung/marketed to adults, now kids seem to rule the airwaves and the fanwaves and in return we get junky trashy music (if u can call it that) - 99% of today's music sucks and kids like beiber are the root cause of it!

    February 14, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  381. Roomie Rob

    I read all these comments and see "Yay and actual REAL artist won" and "Thank goodness she won...Beiber is a talentless joke" etc. etc. The real truth is that both of them have talent; they can play more than one instrutment and sing very well. It's just that some of you fail miserably at taking both artists into consideration when it comes to their musical abilities. Please learn to differentiate between having a disdainful opinion about a performer and recognizing the fact that a someone can play an instrument, sing, perform, etc. Trust me, as much as I would enjoy seeing Justin Beiber get pummeled by a shovel for comical purposes, he has some musical talent. HOWEVER, the Grammy judges just made a an extremely wise decision choosing Esperanza as the BETTER artist :) Congrats, Ms. Spalding!

    Although, I 100% AGREE that Justin has become a product of tween entertainment marketing that has become some ridiculous popular hype/fad. He's basically a puppet to the music industry. That is very very true. His "popularity" will soon phase out and get thrown back into the back bunner.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  382. Sarcastro

    Can't the two girls just share the award and make everyone happy? Both Bieber and Esperanza seem like nice young ladies.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  383. Claudius

    Who cares? In 2 years, nobody will even remember Bieber.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  384. Moneybagz Mahoney

    I see a lot of people comparing Justin to Leif Garrett, David Cassidy, Corey Feldman, etc, but to their credit, at least they looked and sounded like they went though puberty by the time they hit 16.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  385. lisa

    JB followers are younger generation...its obvious they are upset! Spalding fans...majority are older than JB supporters! You all sound more immature!! Shame!! Grow up and learn some class...like what jazz is supposed to be???

    February 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  386. Jason B.

    Gotta remember people, this Grammy is based on the *best* artist, not the most popular. Although I do believe that Ms. Spalding winning this award over Bieber shows that there truly is a God. :)

    Besides, in a couple years she'll still be around making music. His 15 minutes will be long used up.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  387. Matt Bailey

    Quite honestly, who really cares? he's a teenage popstar who quite frankely, can't sing worth a darn. No disrespect or anything, but this shouldn't be top news. there are much more important things in the world going on than teenage girls being sad about some teenaged boy's loss at a stupid award.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  388. abby

    All those Beiber fans - get over it - there are many, many multi-talented people out there - anyhow. he'll still make plenty of money off of you –

    February 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  389. Jill American

    I think it is plain to see. "Jazz Artist" vs "Teen Idol". There's a lot of people out there that can't stand the Bieb.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  390. AXXE

    I DID NOT KNOW WHEN A KID SINGS. OLDER PEOPLE RIDICULE A CHILD.
    I THINK JUSTIN BIEBER HATERS THAT ARE OLD AND ENVIOUS SHOULD GROW UP BIG TIME

    I WISH JUSTIN IS MY CHILD. SO ME AND MY CHILD WILL BE LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK.
    IF YOU DON'T LIKE JUSTIN BIEBER LEAVE HIM ALONE. LET YOUR CHILD LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC BECAUSE HIS MUSIC ARE FOR KIDS.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justin O'Talent

      Here's the problem, "AXXE" (nice use of caps lock, by the way). The Grammys are an ADULT music event, where ADULT artist compete for ADULT music awards.

      Justin Beaver isn't an Adult. Heck, he isn't even an artists. Maybe it's the 12 year old children like you who should shut it and be content that record companies produce trash like this to entertain you – just don't expect real people to take you OR him seriously.

      February 14, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  391. Justin O'Talent

    Justin Beaver's new nickname = Leif Garrett 2k11

    February 14, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  392. mike hunt

    srlsy, all jokes aside... WHO THE FK IS Esperanza Spalding ? Beiber, hoards of followers, commercials, talk shows, a movie.. Esperanza Spalding? for starters, she is a Jazz singer. really? best new artist is a Jazz singer? what, is this 1970's Harlem?

    February 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • AXXAE

      Esperanza is A NEVER HEARD ARTIST. Yes she is popular to Jazz Followers That's about it.

      February 14, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • ficheye

      You guys are incredible. You are just the perfect consumers for this over produced drivel. Justin just isn't an artist yet. That's a category reserved for people who write their own music, play an instrument, forge their own way through the commercial music jungle. If you don't know who Esperanza is, google it. She's an amazing bass player and singer. It's really hard to sing and play bass at the same time. If you like Bieber you are content to consume what the industry wants you to. Bieber is a product, like hair spray. It's being sold to you as they convince you that, somehow, he's great. He is not.

      February 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  393. Boblob

    I saw Esperanza live in a small club in Boston five years ago- amazing talent. There is hope for the future of music!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  394. Daniel

    Two words – 'Sore loser' Don't think for a second that because Beiber didn't get the award that the tweeners panties will be any less moist at the thought of their idol.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  395. Grammy got it RIGHT

    The grammy voters definitely got this one RIGHT. Ms. Spalding is very talented and is not a cookie-cutter type performer like many of the artist today. She should be applauded and respected for her win. So what the "favorite" didn't win. That's life. Raw talent clearly trumped "manufactured" talent this time around. Big Cheers to Esparanza. Woo Hoo!!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  396. DAVE

    ALL OF YOU PEOPLE TRYING TO KNOCK THE BIEBER SUPPORTERS AND SAYING ESP DESERVED THE AWARD SOUND SO BIASED AND DUMB!! FIRST OF ALL BIEBER NEVER COMPLAINED ABOUT NOT WINNING THE AWARD ITS HIS FAN BASE COMPLAINING THAT HE DID NOT WIN IT SO STOP DESTROYING HIM ON HERE HE DOESN'T DESERVE ANY OF YUR IGNORANT RUDE COMMENTS. HE IS A KID THAT BECAME A MEGA STAR WITH TALENT HOW CAN YOU SAY HE HAS NO TALENT LOL. AND SECONDLY THE MAIN POINT IS ESP IS NOT A NEW ARTIST AND THE GRAMMYS GOT IT WRONG!! SHE HAS BEEN OUTRELEASING ALBUMNS SINCE 2006 AND TOURING THE WORLD AND PERFORMING WITH EVERYBODY AND FOR PRESIDENTS AND ROYALTY. THE CATEGORY WAS BEST NEW ARTIST. CHECK FACTS BEFORE YOU GO ON A BIASED RANT ABOUT SOMETHING YOU ARE CLUELESS ABOUT!!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • JUSTIN O'BODY

      HEY 12 YEAR OLD GIRLS. THIS AWARD IS CALLED "BEST NEW ARTIST". WHICH MEANS YOU NEED TO BE AN **ARTIST** TO WIN, NOT A LIPSYNCING, TALENTLESS, OVER-PRODUCED HACK WHO RELIES ON OTHER PEOPLE TO WRITE YOUR MUSIC FOR YOU. SORRY, BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME!

      BY THE WAY, YOU KNOW THAT LOOK OF EMBARASSMENT THAT YOUR MOTHERS GET WHEN THEY TELL YOU ABOUT HOW THEY LISTENED TO NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, THE OSMONDS, ETC WHEN THEY WERE YOUR AGE? THAT'S WHAT YOU WILL LOOK LIKE IN 20 YEARS WHEN TALKING ABOUT JUSTIN.

      February 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  397. John In OKC

    THE RAMONES WON A GRAMMY AND THEY ARE MOSTLY DEAD! GABBA GABBA HEY!!!!!!!!!!!1

    February 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  398. HMora

    Finally good to see someone that has musical talent win the award. Congratulations Ms. Spalding

    February 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  399. mark

    This child needs to go home grow up his pre-teeny bopper days are done. He is all over the place on tv news magazines. Pops up on my best shows even letterman, This kid is driving me crazy put him to bed already!!

    By the way they even had some bio on him and he acted like a silly brat.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  400. boscobear

    Perhaps they need a special category for teenybob music. That way these dweebs can compete against each other and not against real musicians that have talent.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  401. Jeff

    So a bunch of 13 year old girls are mad because everyone didn't set out to please them?! I guess it's practice for when they grow up to be women.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  402. Natty Gambino

    Most of you JB fans wouldn't know a REAL artist if they came and slapped you upside your empty head! Got a problem with Esperanza, see me!!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  403. JB

    Can't wait unitil the VH1 Where is "he" now?? story. Airing soon..

    February 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  404. lisa

    Spaldings spokespeople call the JB fans and comments a shame? They need to look at the comments by their own supporters! Now THATS just as shameful!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  405. Sam

    Esperanza is an incredible talent and an amazing musician. Read up on her or better yet hear her in concert! I went to see her in Pittsburgh this past summer not knowing much about here. I was blown away by her musical talents....an amazing performance. But then again its probably a bunch of 13 yr old kids reading this ..not people in their late 20s and older.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  406. Doug

    so who is justin bieber?

    February 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  407. JDAWG

    Pretty easy to see here that they got it right – jb is a trainwreck waiting to happen. Congrats 2 Spalding :)

    February 14, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  408. SH

    People don't get it. POP died in the 1990's. People want new and refreshing... not a canned redux of the '80s and '90s. He's just the male version of Brittany.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • DAVE

      You clown you sound dumb...what do you mean the "people want something fresh" did you stop to check biebers record sales!?!?!?!? oh wait you probably think monkeys buy his albums not people..and monkeys sell out his shows in stadiums...lol why do you even talk! lol

      February 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Dave: I stopped reading after your brilliantly crafted "You clown you sound dumb..." response. Actually, I'm surprised you can spell dumb.

      February 14, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  409. Howler

    They should make him sing Mary Had a Little Lamb duet with Taylor Swift. The over/under on percentage of correct notes sung between them is 35%. I'll take the under..

    February 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  410. Random

    Wonder if anyone will still like bieber once he hits puberty?

    February 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  411. Waldo

    While all the nominated are evidently TALENTED, I was impressed with all the happy [award] SURPRISES which herald discernment & wisdom among the grammy judges. KUDOS for selecting Esperanza overJustin i.e., selecting substance over popularity.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  412. InEarnest

    It's a good thing that Facebook and Twitter don't choose the winner of Grammy's. Then we would have music reduced to what's happened to American Idol. The Grammy's would then become a forum only for those who are popular. And it seems to me that the losers have done better on American Idol than the winners. But in the case of the Grammy's it's about the production as much as it is about the music itself. It's about the people BEHIND the artist as it about the artist himself or herself.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  413. Jean

    I can't believe that most people commenting have not given a mention to the other nominees. Mumford and Sons are really talented they write their own songs and have amazing voices. Also Florence + The Machine – Dog Days Are Over has to be one of the best songs pf 2010. Even though Esperanza Spalding is very talented she is somewhat boring and just like any other lounge singer. Good music to fall asleep to

    February 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  414. Lost

    I HAVE HEARD OF Esperanza Spaulding...she's quite popular on the jazz circuit. If there is a jazz station in your town, listen to the wonderful artists and talent there...and you'll find some groovy gems...including Miss Spaulding's.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  415. redogg12

    My daughters likes Justin so by default I have to listen. The kid has talent be it different from a Jazz singer. The whole new artist thing bothers me if she has had albums out since 2005. Why is she all of a sudden best new artist. The other thing is why even put Drake and Justin in the category if they shouldn't be considered musicians. For all the voting members why put them on the ballot because I guarantee there are plenty of young musicians that play every instrument under the sun which apparently is a requirement according to most here. I listened to some of her work but it didn't blow me away but then again I'm not a slow Jazz fan . She got a nice voice and can play an instrument (s) so what so can a lot more so why is she all of sudden the greatest thing since sliced bread.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lizzy

      Performers like the prepubescent teen idol have their place, in the bedrooms of teenagers who have a collection of figurines and stuffed animals with idols pasted all over their room, or at a some local mall where you can hear his music can be accompanied by the sound of plastic meal trays in the food court. Esperanza will probably go international where she will be popular in different countries and her music will not get stuck in puberty. Teenage girls from Anytown, USA will have to get over it.

      February 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  416. enricorosan

    Political correctness; If is a non white VS a white person you cant bet confidently that the non white would win regardless of talent. That is my humble observation..

    February 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  417. Jaison Biagini

    well, the award does say ARTIST!! does anyone believe this kid to be an artist?? honestly, if the word baby is used more than 30 times in a song that should prove you're no artist. just another in a long line of cookie cutter pop tweens!!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  418. Neither should have won.

    Florence and the Machine should have won over these two.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  419. Tush

    What is the outcry for? Esperanza Spalding Won, period!!! This is exacly what Kayne West did on previous Grammy, it looks like there are alot of Kaynes around!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  420. Medic

    I am not a huge Beiber fan and I am not a young person either, but let me say this to all you people bashing him..and think about this long and hard. If you had a chance to do what he does the way he does it and make tons of money...you would not be in your mom's house, driving to your minimum wage job in a used pinto, trash talking on a forum. You would get your butts out there and make that money. So don't hate because he is there and you are here. I don't know who this other chick is, but I am sure the Beiber fans are saying the exact same thing about her and they are just hating as well.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  421. VA_Jill

    Justin Bieber is BORING and I predict he'll be gone as soon as his voice changes, unless he remakes himself into something resembling a REAL artist and musician.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  422. jeff0621

    Lets be careful not to cry about an injustice to Bieber – related to the Grammys...keep in mind – the Rolling Stones have never (READ NEVER) earned a grammy for an album, song or video...their sole grammy is a ridiculous Lifetime achievement award – given a lifetime ago ((12 years ago)

    February 14, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  423. lisa

    i think the true best one. theres no use in arguing about it it wont change any thing

    February 14, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  424. Armando

    A new artist may be unknown to many if we compare here to Justin. However certain qualification need to be met and it's not because of popularity sometimes that you win. So to everyone they only thing I can tell you guys is to expand your horizion in music before you speak.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  425. Al Win

    Look at all these fools who think Beiber was robbed...silly fools. I for one am GLAD a REAL MUSICIAN won.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  426. Joey

    Are you guys adults talking about Bieber like this? Seriously if you care about his music then it is you who either needs to grow up or get a job. If you care about people who care about him you are hopeless. Last I checked adults talking crap about, what a 16 year old?; deserves all the disappointment you get. Now a 16 year old boy whos girl is obssessed with him i can see getting on here to talk smack about a child as well. Kids talk smack about kids, adults you should stick to adults.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justin O'Talent

      Here's the problem, "Joey". The Grammys are an ADULT music event, where ADULT artist compete for ADULT music awards.

      Justin Beaver isn't an Adult. Heck, he isn't even an artists. Maybe it's the 12 year old children like you who should shut it and be content that record companies produce trash like this to entertain you - just don't expect real people to take you OR him seriously.

      February 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  427. lynn

    Beiber fans: You are harming his image by being sore losers and deciding to criticize other deserving artist who you haven't took the time out to look into. He'd want you all to be happy for her just as he is. SPALDING FANS/BEIBER HATERS: if you want ppl to appreciate the talent that Spalding has, then you need to fairly admit the true talent that Justin does have. It is rude and very naive of you to judge him on his eleven year old fans and his hair. The industry makes money off of teen heartthrobs because the youths parents are begged to purchase anything Beiber so they will continue to hype and sell Justin. That's not his fault. No matter how much you want to hate him, just admit that some ppl still are popular because they ARE talented. Oh, I am a twenty year old Justin listener...he is talented yet, not the best...yet. :)

    February 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  428. Nunya

    NO WAI! BIEBER DIDN'T WIN?! ZOMG!!!! LIKE...THE GRAMMIES SHOULD TOTALLY BE DECIDED BASED SOLELY ON WHATEVER CRAP 12 YEAR OLD GIRLS ARE LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  429. Spanish Inquisition

    Before today I had never heard of Esperanza Spalding but for a few years now you cannot turn your hand or someone calls Bieber. So that reason alone she deserved that award. She is definitely NEW.
    And Bieber, he's starting to look like an old grump. Get over him already, before he starts to act like Lohan.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  430. mikey

    Next thing you know, the Bieberettes will be screaming "HE GOT ROBBED" when he does not get nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for his silly little move that is out. I just watched a couple of Bieber vids on YouTube. They definately made the right call on this one.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  431. lisa

    Wow...they call the comments from JB fans patheic...seems Spalding supporters are just as nasty. Im not a fan of either, but really, to each their own!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  432. dave

    That's a shame.
    (big grin)

    February 14, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  433. Skata Malaka Moonakie

    Bieber is PROOF that good pop music went out the window years ago! The best era for truly excellent pop/rock music was the 60's through the 80's, hands down!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  434. Eva Cassidy rules in Heaven.

    Talent over Twilight, hooray. Justin Beiber seems like a nice kid but he really isn't all that special. Artists like Ray LeMontagne, Janelle Monae and Florence Welch have talent beyond belief. It was truly insulting that Beiber and Katy Perry got nominated for anything. It is totally appropriate for Spalding to win over Beiber.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  435. Mike R.

    The award isn't a popularity award, it's for being a musical artist. She may have not been well known on the radio or to tweens, but the MUSIC INDUSTRY sure took note. That's what counts.
    Congrats!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  436. The Veteran

    Listen folks, the Grammys is more technical. It is more about the true art of music. It is not about showmanship.
    That is why Hip/Hop does not do well.

    Justin will clean up at the American Music Awards. That one is about popularity and sales. Esperanza is a music professor, singer, writer, & composer. You can't get much more technically talented than that!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  437. jlot987

    This crap is actually news? This little boy bieber is a nobody and this should only be mentioned in some teen magazine. The news people are sure stretching it a bit when they have this junk as news!!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  438. Devil's Horns

    Iron Maiden – grammy winners
    Judas Priest -grammy winners

    They had to wait over 30 years for a Grammy, and they actually write and preform the music. And last time I checked, they don't use computers to sing through. That crap last night was a bunch of no talents.

    Metal Rules!!
    \m/

    February 14, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  439. Realist

    At last, The Grammy's got it right!!
    The Bieb needed to be taken down a few notches following his sweep at the American Music Awards, methinks last night was all a backlash against Bieber Fever. He's likeable and a hard worker, but his singing is only mediocre.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  440. Mick Russom

    Justin is a no talen arrogant sham and a rotten human being. People who listen and like him are lost pathetic souls.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Allanah

      Wow! That is pretty harsh. Is everyone forgetting that Justin Bieber sings, dances, plays the piano, the guitar and the drums???? You are all taking it too far to say he has NO talent. He's 16 and can do all this....HE HAS TALENT.

      February 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  441. biotch

    @ Mrs.Bieber, you are an idiot.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  442. Leeroy Jenkins

    Good for Ms. Spalding on her Grammy award. But for all of those people bashing the Bieber kid, what's with the outragous hatred? I mean, I can't stand Barney the dinosaur myself, but there's an audience for it and more importantly, JB doesn't nominate himself for a Grammy. He'll still be making millions while the rest of you continue to be secretly jealous of a little kid. Don't begrudge him his moment of fame.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  443. Reason

    1. Esperanza's record label is owned by Concord Music Group (look it up…very big)…award shows are not always a way to recognize talent and sometimes the people voting have financially motivated reasons to spotlight or vote for an artist, it is all a business...this includes jazz and country as well as pop.
    2. Case in point, I would imagine an otherwise unknown jazz singer/bass player is going to sell a hundred thousand records today and the record label, amazon.com, and itunes will all get several million hits. Maybe they think the Bieber well has run dry and it is time to drill elsewhere.
    3. Why all the comments about Bieber looking like a little girl/lesbian/etc.? It's a kid and what is wrong with being effeminate? We can have both Motorhead and Prince, no?
    4. I don’t believe that tween girls are the best litmus test for talent, but they did bring the Beatles to the big time, so stop disrespecting the musical choices of tweens…if society (e.g. you, me, us) only expose people to pop radio, what do you expect? Stop buying soda and then we can talk. I am tired of just about every song that was played/nominated on the show because they are all overplayed and not just Bieber, so don’t comment on only one artist being overplayed instead of all of your radio favorites.
    5. Go lay down, you’re over stimulated.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  444. Futup

    She won because its called New ARTIST of the year. Bliber is not an artist he is art work. He doesnt write, he doesnt sing (not without auto tune). The only thing he can do is steal dance moves. Ms. Spalding is a true artistst

    February 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  445. Cooper

    It was a win for best new artist, not most popular! Get with it people, Bieber is an entertainer, Esperanza is a musician!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  446. Dave

    The Grammy's finally got something right! Justin is a cute kid, but I have been playing very seriously all my life and
    would be nervous to play in a band with Esperanza. She is talented to the point of almost being freaky for her age!
    She puts the word music back in music and is probably the most talented musician to come along in the last ten years.
    Sorry Justin fans, but those two are not in the same league... Check her out, especially her jazz side, and you will have to admit she is incredible!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kman

      I am sure she has talent and you dont think Beiber has any ?...."record sales" is proof enough to award a new artist. Spalding has a couple albums out and still dont match his record sales. Besides....that is what the public wants to hear mostly and she may be gifted in her ability of music and many are that "never" make it in the industry and if not, they dont deserve a award for lack of popularity and she does not have it and Beiber does. Case in point!

      February 14, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  447. mm

    Now I know technology moves at rapid speed these days. But, when did this chick happen on the scene? Did I doze off for a second? Never heard of her!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  448. Lydia

    Every Justin Bieber fan I've met or spoken too has proven to be a confused child with no concept–and I mean absolutely NO concept–of reality. His entire fan base is in love with him, and could care less about the quality of his actual music. He could just sing nursery rhymes all day and they'd eat it up, because it's Bieber. They don't care about his talent at all, and their rage over his snub at the Grammies has nothing to do with who actually deserves the award. In their minds, the award should go to the artist with the most mindless, rabid fans, not to the one with the most talent. I'm of the opinion that "Bieber fever" should be classified as a genuine medical condition, and that anyone showing symptoms should seek immediate treatment. Any child who can name every single one of Justin Bieber's songs but doesn't know what elephants are is not right in the head. (This actually happened. I was showing my friends photos from my zoo trip, and when I got to the elephants, the Bieber fan went "Oh, I know that one... it starts with an 'e', right?" This from a 16-year-old!)

    February 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  449. Andulamb

    The award is called "Best New Artist," not "Most Popular Artist Among Teenage Girls." And Bieber wasn't snubbed - he simply didn't win.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  450. Drew

    Dear idiots – the award is called "Best New Artist", not "Cutest Sucktard Tweener". That is why he didn't win.

    Also, Jazz rocks.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  451. auberon

    Glad to see best new artist doesn't mean most popular new studio creation.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  452. Mikey

    Wow. Real talent won over the boy wonder. Imagine that. The best really did win.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  453. number one justin bieber fan

    i llllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvveeeeee justin bieber

    February 14, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  454. Rod

    Esperanza is a very talented young women..great cd..people these days are so use to auto tune they dont know a REAL artist when they hear one

    February 14, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  455. mrs.bieber

    ARE YOU FIRETRUCKING KIDING ME? THIS AFRO MONSTER SHOULD NOT HAVE WON ANYTHING!!! JUSTIN SHOULD HAVE TAKEN BEST NEW ARTIST! HE IS HOT AND SO SO TALENTED!!!!!!! THIS GIRL SHOULD HAVE TAKEN THE " NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD OF ME BEFORE" AWARD!!! I AM A BELIEBER AND THIS IS RIDUCULOUS TO ME!!!!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justin Beaver

      Have you ever heard of Leif Garrett? No? I bet your mother has - she probably felt the same way about him that you feel about Justin.

      And guess what - in 15-20 years, when you're old enough to finally have children, they will have never heard of Justin either.

      February 14, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lost

      Afro Monster?! Shame on you.

      February 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eva Cassidy rules in Heaven.

      Mrs. Beiber, I'm going to say this as politely as I can - The Grammys are not for the most heard of or the one with the most record sales. It's for the best work by artists in their genre or overall, all artists combined. Beiber should consider himself lucky to have gotten a nomination at all. And since Best New Artist is considered cursed, you should be happy, too, that he didn't win it.

      February 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • boocat9

      Whe you get older you'll look back on all of this and say to yourself "what the hell was I thinking?"

      February 14, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  456. Forrest

    It's no surprise. Bieber fans are the same people that broke out in hysterics and sent death threats to the poor girl Bieber was caught kissing. I daresay their fixation is unhealthy.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  457. JB

    People over 13 shouldn't watch or participate in the grammys. Where's Casy Casum when you need him?

    February 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  458. james

    Oh come ON people! White Anglo Saxon Protestant hetero male vs. Black lesbian, and it's the Grammys! Someone actually thought Bieber would win? I don't know any of either's music, but I know how Hollyweird and the entertainment biz thinks. Straight male WASPs stand no chance in the entertainment industry.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  459. mrmhead

    Spalding – Wasn't that the name of Tom Hanks' companion in his Lost movie?
    At least it doesn't make me think of a dam-bulidng rodent...

    February 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  460. Joe C.

    HARD TO BELIEB, but the Grammys finally honored a real ARTIST, passing over the LATEST SENSATION who's contribution will come to be regarded as highly as SHAUN CASSIDY, LIEF GARRETT, and all the others we've completely forgotten. Esperanza Spaulding is a serious musical artist who has already accomplished much and who will in all likelihood go on to forge a legacy of great music rarely equalled. As for Bieber, no serious person thinks about him.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  461. Marlene Tachoir

    Get over it people. The Grammys are supposed to reward quality and not the amount of records sold. I am a highly trained musician and trust me here, they made the right call.... Justin has a lot of growing up to do, and plenty time to get his awards...
    And by the way, who won the Grammy for best Halloween costume?

    February 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  462. Romo

    Justin has sand in his boygina

    February 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  463. Terry Moore

    The Grammys have always been supposed to crown musicians and singers who demonstrate high quality, not necessarily well coiffed teens with a fan base made up of 12 years olds whose understanding of music is non-existent and whose understanding of lyrics requires the qord "Baby" in every sentence..

    So, Esperanza, you have talent and style..Good Luck to you !

    February 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  464. Chaos

    Beiber fans are such Beiber fans.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  465. Brian

    Well, the better female artist won.....

    February 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  466. Luna

    From grammy.com: "The GRAMMY's are the only peer-presented award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position."

    Sounds like the voting members actually did what they're supposed to do.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  467. MGLRB

    Justin plays drums, guitar and piano. He is talented. But Usher gives him crappy music to sing. Speaking of Usher, he can't sing live. I am not a Bieber fan at all. Just stating a fact.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  468. Johnny

    Bieber and Gaga are one in the same freak show.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  469. Patrick

    Classic, soulful jazz vs superficial, overproduced bubblegum pop aimed at 12 year old girls. This is a classic example of what you'd call a NO-BRAINER!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  470. Mark

    Jazz is the greatest music in the world, and this is the proof!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  471. JB

    Man, I miss Sean Cassidy.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  472. vandilar

    I've never heard of her,she is very talented in her own way with music. I don't listen to JB's music but he is a good singer for his age...but I suppose everyone is surprised he didn't win with all the hype over him, he'll survive and still make plenty of money... he will win other awards, like MTV or others.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  473. Kaylyn

    I have never seen larger group of haters in my entire life. and the funny thing is, it's peolple older than him. people that are supposed to be mature and just give him a congrations for making it so big. if he wasn't talented, would usher really stand by his side? would he had been discovered from YouTube? because I think I recall him singing live on all those videos and he got to where he is because of his talented VOICE. his voice is changing right now we all knew sooner or later it would change until he got used to it. maybe all these older people spending time writing these hate posts are mad that at his age he just made 30 mil at the box office plus millions more off his music? numbers don't lie. if he wasn't talented no one would be purchasing his music. I believe the more you all hate, the more the young man will prevail. just keep giving the angel fuel. only benefits him.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul http://www.youtube.com/ny007ny

      He is not talented. He does not even sing live. Get a clue. He is just another disposable teeny bopper and will be blowing in the wind in a few years. There is nothing original about him , not even his Beetles hairdoo. Get a grip.

      February 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  474. Mel

    I'm no Beiber fan, but how is Spalding a "new artist" when she's already had several albums out?

    February 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  475. Kumo

    Sure he's got talent, but he's got his head so far up his ass right now that when he drops, it'll hit like hell and I wish to hell that he wasn't found by some ass like Usher. He needs guidance, not a star-machine...
    Maybe this will make him actually refine his voice so that when he does hit puberty, it won't drop him like a rock.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  476. Public Enemy Number 2

    The REAL winner should've been Florence & The Machine or Mumford & Sons. And Lady Antebellum for Record and Song of the Year? Really? Eminem or Cee-Lo Green made better songs. Totally agree on Arcade Fire though.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  477. Philip Bushell

    Let's see.... The category was Best New Artist; not Best Premanufacturef and Recycled Teenager whos career will end when voice changes and ends by checking into Dr. Drees Celebrity Rehab Miss Spalding is a true talent and a rare find. Congratulations to you Miss Spalding!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  478. Patti

    Evidently little Justin thought the Grammy's were solely a popularity contest and didn't have anything to do with actual talent.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  479. Paul http://www.youtube.com/ny007ny

    Beiber is a turd. The only fans who should be miffed are Lady Gaga fans. She got robbed.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  480. Alan

    He can't sing, he can't dance, and he has a pig nose. But, other than that he just might be okay.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  481. B Strong Productions

    Actually she upset Drake .

    February 14, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  482. MightyMoo

    She's cute to boot. *thumbs up*

    February 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  483. Graz

    It is BEST new artist not most popular new artist.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  484. Pat

    Is there any other song that Bieber sings besides Baby this, Baby that? That's all he sings. There's not talent there. It's the same Baby song every year.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  485. Sam

    When watching Justin Bieber play guitar last night...as he was looking at the fret board during every chord change...I began to doubt that he knew more than the 3 or 4 chords he played over and over again.

    The kid has a decent voice, and is a pretty good dancer, but perhaps his best "talent" is the fact that he's a good looking teenager who has a well-oiled machine choreographing his every move.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  486. bob

    Esperanza will be heard from much more in the future hopefully. She is truly a great artist and unique talent. Congrats to her!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  487. notaposter

    All music awards are a joke now anyway.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  488. MIK

    He s just another "money maker monkey" He s not a real musician, He s just very very lucky, and too bad for his fans but too sad at the same time here in America we love fake artists. She's a real musician and she worked hard for it. Congrats!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  489. George Greek

    Bieber is a JOKE, and proof that Americans have lowered their standards bigtime, and have become further 'dumbed down'. I can see tweens liking him, as our generaton had Shaun and David Cassidy, The Bay City Rollers, Leif Garrett, etc., but what is shocking is all the ADULTS who take him seriously, and actually listen to his crap! It's no coincidence the lightweight didn't win.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  490. Richard

    "The music busines went to HELL when the record companies decided to cater almost solely to pre-teen and early teenage girls."
    Paraphrase, Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  491. Oh... POOR BIEBER

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    February 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  492. yo yo baby

    ummm actually , justin has talent ! Obviouslly she doesn't have much because NOONE knows her & most of you don't either . & we alllllll knoww , her " FANS " would stand a chance against Justins ; thats the facts ( just sayingg )

    February 14, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  493. AXXE

    Justin Beiber is a kid. His song are for your sons,daughters,grandsons or grand kids.

    I can't believe this world. trying to bully a 16 year old kid. His music are for Kids not for Soundgarden followers or Metallica fans. GROW UP PEOPLE. JUSTIN BEIBER MUSIC ARE FOR TEEN AGERS. I BET ALOT OF YOU ARE TWENTY SOMETHING IDIOTS OR A 50 YEAR OLD CHILD

    February 14, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  494. Aaron

    What's a Bieber?

    February 14, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  495. spilex

    Once again the artist's are gracious, and kind to each other, and happy they were nominated. The fans are idiots. The general public! Wow! They never cease to amaze me! Tweeting little girls, who cares! WOW!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  496. FreeWay

    To all the Justin fans out there, you do him no justice with ignorant remarks you make. If you have not heard of Esperanza Spalding, then maybe you should broaden the genre’s of music you listen to.

    And if you know nothing about her, how can you say she does not deserve the award...YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT HER!
    She is very talented, not saying Justin is not, do your research on someone before you decide whether they are or are not worthy of an award.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  497. Kman

    I think Beiber was snubbed and his record sales is proof enough who the best new artist is. He is a young talent and very gracious in his demeanor and interviews. I dont actually promote his style of music, but appreciate there is a talent he has. Spalding is one I never heard of plus miliions who can claim that the same. She has her grammy (one) and the awards are always bias regardless of the music industry and who is in the circle of the big wheels anyways and sell out half the time with no talent. Half of them cant even sing or entertain on stage. Beiber can entertain on stage and has a voice of a kid growing up and he will be around for awhile.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  498. Johnny

    This qualifies as a top story on CNN

    You know maybe Human Extinction isn't such a bad idea after all.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  499. Todd Beaucoudray

    Not a Bieber fan, but I have words of encouragement to Bieber fans: Madonna never won a Grammy for Best New Artist and consider her historical career.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  500. Nick

    Who cares for either of them. Only reason Im posting is to tell you that following a kid that hasnt quite reached puberty, or calling that girl racially charged names, is pretty low. Dont people have hobbies anymore? Instead of listening to awful music, go outside and do something other than complain. If thats too much for you, end it all

    February 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  501. Jack

    The Grammy awards were never supposed to be a popularity/beauty contest, it's about the music, and no matter how many undeveloped tastebuds overload on the Bieber (he even makes fun of it himself), the gal had him beat where it really counts. As did Arcade Fire. Simple as that.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  502. Tony

    WOW ! What an important story !!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  503. P

    This is why the Grammy's have an electoral college so the people don't elect a complete idiot to Best New Artist.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  504. hahahahhaa

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0hfg1htnM4&w=640&h=390]

    February 14, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  505. Midloo

    Beiber children would do well to listen to something other than bubblegum trash. The music world is bigger than whatever corporate stooge is shoving down your ear canal.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  506. Nihon

    Not a Bieber fan by any means. But I think it may be unfair to say he has no talent. It appears the true musician won in this case, which I am happy about, but to say Bieber has no talent is not accurate. The boy does have good pipes. He can sing very well. Now as far as I know he has never written his own music, so that is something that would add to him as an artist. Anyone can be taught to dance in my opinion, so you can't list that as natural raw talent. His image works for the teen girls, but he will have to evolve and then see if he has what it takes to make it in that industry. He does in fact look like a boy/girl, but he will grow out of that I'm sure. Im only stating that he has a very good voice. Everything else is up for debate.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  507. C

    If Beiber wasn't making the same pop/r&b that has been made for the last 20 years he might have won. Just because he is popular with little tween girls doesn't mean he should be given music awards, we all know MTV will give him those awards anyway.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  508. EmilyJ

    Bieber fans sound narrow-minded and like sore losers– there ARE other kinds of music out there....

    Since when were the Grammys based on a popularity contest instead of quality and talent?

    February 14, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  509. curtis martin

    I've heard both Esperanza and Justin sing live and in my opinion neither of them really are up to what should be Grammy level. But then again, I guess the Grammys are really about "recordings" not performance ability, so i guess I shouldn't be too harsh. BUT they really should give the awards out to the producers and engineers who do the recordings (and fix all the bad notes with AutoTuner) and not the "artists" who usually have more personality than chops.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  510. AXXE

    Why is everyone HATE Justin B. He has a talent and more. Usher will not discovered him and helped him find a place in the recording industry. Those who don't like him ARE BITTER PEOPLE. He is a kid who can sing.

    I am not a fan but my 7 year daughter loves Justin for his talent. Try You Tube and listen to Justin Beiber's version of
    Got it Bad bu Usher. I never heard of this new artist or whatever she's called.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • jkINC

      Not hate on my part, just amusement. No different than the girls from my generation getting all gooey over the Monkey's, one of the original synthetic bands. And finding hate on a blog is like finding a fish in the ocean, the topic could be puppies and kittens and someone would growl about it. May the Beliebers enjoy.

      February 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  511. Alec

    A lot of sound and fury signifying nothing–most of these people couldn't be heard across the room without a mike. Lyrics, if there are any get lost in the racket that serves as accompaniment. Give me a Sinatra who could stand on the stage for over and hour with nothing more than a cigarettte and a piano player and keep the audience in the palm of his hand with REAL songs with REAL messages–now that was entertainment. and artistry. And he didn't need to arrive on scene in an egg. God –the whole thing was so awful

    February 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  512. Steve

    Wow, someone with real talent has won an award! There is hope for talented people out there.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  513. Eric

    Esperanza Spalding has more talent in her pinky than all of Justin Bieber's "talent". The Grammy awards aren't about popularity, but about pure musical talent, and I'm glad that the right decision was made. A lot of people are saying "Esperanza who?", but I was fortunate to attend one of her concerts in Miami, and I will tell you this; she has put her name on the map. In a few years people will be saying "Justin who?" while Esperanza adds more Grammys to her collection.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  514. kjcube

    the day bieber followers can be described as legions is the day Earth comes to an end ...

    "Justin Bieber's legions of followers were shaking their heads in dis-Belieb last night..."

    NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! (and what's up with the stupid pun?)

    February 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  515. Jazz Fan

    If any of you tots knew anything about Jazz, you'd know whe she was. At least sing, write, at play and instrument. She's too talented to even be compared with that manufactured young guy.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  516. EmilyJ

    Bieber fans sound immature and narrow-minded– there ARE other kinds of music out there....

    Since when were the Grammys based on a popularity contest instead of quality and talent?

    February 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  517. Chris

    The same people are probably wondering why Twilight didnt get Best Picture.

    You cant teach good taste.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  518. Jason

    Of course the Bieber fans are all bitter. It reflects the age and immaturity of his fan base. Perhaps, before they judge, they actually listen to an artist who is not on the Top 40 station and expose themselves to all types of music. Then decide whether or not she should be best new artist.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  519. Frank

    I'm not a Justin Beiber fan but it would be nice if the Grammy Academy gave the best new artist award to someone who actually has heard Esperanza Spalding perform. She is a bass player who plays chamber music. I have not spoken or heard from any of my friends who even knows who she is. I did try to educate myself and listen to her on the CNN article on this site and all I can say is her performance was not worthy of receiving an invite to The Grammy Awards Show.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  520. JJ

    This made my night. I love the fact these Beiber twits are saying you won't hear from her ever again. Please, Justin Beiber has the shelf life of a goldfish, with a very hungry cat nearby.

    Glad to see the Grammys went with actual talent over tweener obsession.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  521. Mr. T

    Wasting away again in Justine Bieberville.

    Searching for that, lost shaker of ..................... Clearasil??

    February 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  522. Geegee81

    The fact that we have over 500 comments about this should let u know how powerful this kid is... Lmao

    February 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  523. Damien

    The TRUTH is this: While i agree with the diverging opinions,
    truth is if Bieber was American, they would have given him the award.

    Unconciously(or conciously) all of a sudden they were appreciating the music subtleties of
    a much less known artist that does smooth jazz – which is fine, shes good and her music is good,
    but common, its the grammy, and EVERYBODY keeps mentioning Bieber in every shows,
    from SNL to any talk show to anyone- and guess actors. They mentinon him to tal kabout him
    or as a reference to make jokes or whatever.

    When was the last time an artist left such an impression and imprint
    and was such a phenomenon?

    While both artist have their merits, the fact this kid became such a phenomenon
    and is on everyone lips, in such a way you cannot even remember when this last happened –
    means you cant ignore this: he s a force to reckon with like no others.

    Sure maybe in 6 months this may change, but for now, you cannot deny
    his presence and his success is unmatched.

    Its just an award, so lets not get all serious about it, but logic says he should definitely
    have got the award.

    Oh well, congrats to the JAzz women.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  524. paul

    Finally some people have brains, its so nice to see that girl(Bieber) lose, his music is nonsense and he is hardly as talented as this Spalding girl, she at least seems to have artistic ability, so all you tweens might learn something here – popularity doesn't mean you have talent, look at Britney Spears.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  525. Toph

    Why Bieber was even nominated is beyond me. He's not talented. If he did win, the Grammy's would lose all credibility.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  526. Mike Ross

    Bieber is a good performer, but Spalding is a true artist.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  527. Byrd

    ..and you really expected them to give a Grammy to someone whose lyrics were basically "...oooo, uhhh, ohhh, baby, baby, baby, ooo..."? Jeez.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  528. lubos

    Who is justin bieber and why was he even nominated for a grammy? This world is screwed.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  529. Don_J

    "Justin's snub has Beliebers bitter"... Really... so what are they gonna do, go buy more of his "music"... they're kids, they'll get over it, if not then too bad for them.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  530. Hatebieber

    Glad the little puke lost. Listening to Bieber is like having a root canal...ooops I just got all his fan clubs (teenygirlsintrainingbras) mad at me..LOL!!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  531. ktrain

    Lmao, that's what happens when you dis Tom Brady!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  532. DrMabuse

    Wait a second...just found out that Spalding has been releasing CDs for about 5 years. Although she is more talented than Bieber, she has released 3 CDs of her own and has played on about a dozen others.

    SHE'S NOT A NEW ARTIST.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  533. Brian

    The award is for "best artist" not who has the most 12 year old fans.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  534. edmundburkeson

    I nominate Justin for the coolest jacket award. As far as music ... I haven't heard anything that earns him a place of substance.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  535. Jeff

    The only people that like this talentless punk are teenage girls that have no idea what talent is. The right person got the award.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  536. David

    I like Spalding's hair better than Biebers.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  537. Katie

    Getting a Grammy is more about your connections and how good your agent & managers are than about what kind of talent you do or don't have. That said, if this were the Olympics, the pundits would be saying "Oh, he's young. He's got time to develop to his full potential."

    February 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  538. DrFood

    Come on people. In this day and age, if two women are going up for a Grammy, they will pick the non white one.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  539. Geegee81

    Most critics out there will not deny this kid has talent and staying power. You all want him to fail because he is so popular and you just hate that. Just because its popular doesn't mean its bad. Many artist have to what they are told for the first few albums then they can take creative control (although he co wrote all the songs on how cd).. its ok that the other woman won. He was even happy for her.. he just said it has given him even more determination. So thanks Grammys you did get it right.. he is still finding his place in the world as most 16 year olds are and his day will come!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  540. Matthew

    It probably has a lot to do with the fact that he isn't all that good. Vocally he sucks. Who cares if he can dance a little bit and fling his comb-over.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  541. Joot

    The award is for the BEST New Artist, not the "most popular amongst the teeny-boppers new artist" award.

    If you can't tell the difference, then, just keep up your baseless whining.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  542. TO

    Have the Grammys (Grammies?) finally regained some credibility? I mean, first Spaulding, then Arcade Fire? And Neil Young? Eminem, Gaga and the Beib all shunned? Sweet. Best Grammy show ever.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  543. nmmom

    Congratulations to Esperanza – a true talent and a gifted artist! This is the grammys not the People's Choice Awards. Artists voting for Artists. I'm glad they voted for a true artist rather than the next cute pop sensation. Bieberis cute and talented, but no where near the gifted artist that Esperanza is.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  544. Tim

    oh thank god...

    February 14, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  545. jezz724

    Good for the girl that won. But what i'm not understanding is why everyone feels like Justin Bieber got robbed? DRAKE should've gotten it before Biebs. I don't think I've ever even heard one of his songs on the radio to tell ya the truth.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Z_2k

      And you probably won't. Like Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus, you'll likely find his offerings in a forum other than radio: Disney Channel.

      February 14, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  546. Zac

    He is a kid people... some sad comments... Lesbian in drag... come on...

    February 14, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  547. P. Lee

    It’s great that someone w/ actual talent instead of driven by a marketing machine! Love Eperanza!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  548. Z_2k

    The operative prhrase is "NEW ARTIST", and that is something Justin Bieber is NOT. He's not NEW, other than being a new copy of what we've all seen and heard before, and he's not an ARTIST inthat he doesn't create his own ______ (fill in the blank with music, image, dance moves or whatever). At this time he is just another toy boy with looks and a Beatle haircut that the teenies swoon over.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  549. Indie Rocker

    just because he can sell out arenas doesn't mean he is a great musician. it's such elementary crap. stop being such baby baby babies. Jazz is much better anyway.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  550. Mike D

    Who is she?
    Black
    Lesbian?
    Atheist?
    Loves Obama

    That is why she won. The Grammy's are fixed. Justin got more votes

    February 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Z_2k

      You've been reported to the 'net police for unwarranted racism, bigotry, and having an overall low-brow mentality.

      February 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  551. Sagebrush Shorty

    Perhaps the Awards were finally based on talent?

    February 14, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  552. Chynna

    Personally I think Spalding or Bieber shouldn`t have got the Grammy . The real winner should have been Drake ! The thing I don`t understand is how the winners of most Grammy`s a majority of the nation doesn`t know who the heck they are ! Just like American Idol , The Grammy`s are about to lose quite a few viewers soon enough .

    February 14, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  553. markiejoe

    Of course none of the Beliebers have heard of Esperanza Spalding. She actually has musical talent.

    I heard Spalding on Letterman's show some months back when I was still a Spalding neophyte, and was completely blown away. She is original, she is mesmerizing, and she has more musical talent in her little finger than Justin what's-his-name has in his entire pre-pubescent body.

    Bieber with his minimal talent will fade away (David Cassidy comes to mind, among a hundred others like him), while Esperanza Spalding will still be playing and singing her moving one-of-a-kind jazz fusion long after I'm in my grave.

    Congrats to the knowledgeable Grammy voters for getting one right for Music!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  554. Qmel

    Have the Bieber fans tried listening to all the other New Artist Nominess? Maybe they might actually like the other artists nominated.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  555. Jqau

    Maybe JUSTIN BEIBER will take this opportunity to investigate what real music and real MUSICIANS really are. And STOP BELIEVING HIS HYPED UP PRESS. This is a chance for all those youngsters to start to listen to Jazz and other types of music and stop letting themselves continue to be DUMBED DOWN by the press and radio stations that tells them who's hip and who is not. The Grammy people got it right this time. Espranza will be listened to long after Bieber is gone and he's woken up from his dream of fame a fortune that for him holds no substance with very limited lasting effect, simply because he is being used by the corporate suits that won't tell him the truth. Let him get some real talent, learn some musical structure or forget it. Listen Beiber, USHER got you there...now find the real you, you can do it. Get away from that BUBBLE GUM junk they want you to believe is music. IT"S NOT.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  556. Geegee81

    What is so funny here is that all you people know nothing of Justin Bieber.and will never take the time too.. so listening to all the he is auto tuned.. he can't sing and he has no talent is funny to me. He has done 120 shows so his voice is gonna be a lil worn at times when he sings that's understandable... he taught himself to play 3 instruments and to sing. He is 16 should he be singing about more mature material.. no.. he was discovered on YouTube by the people before any record label every scooped him up. It's not his fault girls like him. This happens get over it. And this auto tune stuff is funny t pain uses auto tune not Justin Bieber. You people are making me laugh today.. so thanks!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  557. shannon g

    Beiber is for little kids, we are talking actually real talent against fads.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  558. goober

    Ahhhhh...It's nice to have someone win who's not from the music "cloning factories" of the America. Good job Grammy's and congratulations Esperanza!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  559. fastball

    The proverbial manure has hit the fan now. You've ticked off veritable LEGIONS of young girls, and they're royally browned-off!!
    Hell hath no fury as a scorned woman....and as a male and a father, I can pretty well assure you that it's ten times worse with the pre-teens!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • goober

      Fastball your so right...thankfully my 14 year old wasn't affected by the bieberbug. The musical cloning factories will just pump out another clone to satisfy the fans, 2 for the price of one which will deflect the anger and breed a new argument - which one is better, which will feed the fenzy so they can get ticket sales not just for the Bieb, but the other clone also... it's a win, win situation as our pocket books get thinner...Ahhh...

      February 14, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lizzy

      Hell hath no fury on those pre-pubescent teens, especially their skin and will blame their acne breakouts on that GLBT looking Justin not getting that Grammy.

      February 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  560. Steve

    Wow what a surprise. A legitimate musician actually won as opposed to a no talent a$$ clown like Bieber. He can't fade into oblivion soon enough.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  561. chris

    wow see after the collapse of the nations economy which hasten rely recovered ye. people realized that things like belibers, what ever the hell that is ....don't matter. Take your high-school popularity contest and SHOVE IT.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  562. Jqau

    Maybe JUSTIN BEIBER will take this opportunity to investigate what real music and real MUSICIANS really are. And STOP BELIEVING THE HYPED UP PRESS. This is a chance for all those youngsters to start to listen to Jazz and other types of music and stop letting themselves continue to be DUMBED DOWN by the press that tells them who's hip and who is not. The Grammy people got it right this time. Espranza will be listened to long after Bieber is gone and he's woken up from this dream of fame a fortune that for him holds no substance with very limited lasting effect, simply because he is being used by the corporate suits that won't tell him the truth. Let him get some real talent, learn some musical structure or forget it. Listen Beiber, USHER got you there...now find the real you, you can do it. Get away from that BUBBLE GUM junk they want you to believe is music. IT"S NOT.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  563. workingsofanidlemind

    He's another Macaulay Culkin

    February 14, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  564. Ana

    Esperanza (Hope) She has it all. Voice, plays the bass extremely well and has classicly real God-given talent. I (hope) she will continue on to the success she deserves. On the other hand, that 14 year old kid, "adult wannabe" looks like he's dressed up for Holloween. He doesn't fit the image that Usher was trying to create in him. Beiber's face has been around for a couple of years, Esperanza is a NEW talent which is what the award is for. Felicidades Ms Spalding!!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  565. Dsn63

    It was rigged just like most award shows.The kid got a raw deal.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  566. Sean LA

    the award is for ARTIST....Bieber is a little knob, a marketing creation, the award was rightfully awarded. He's a pop gimic who can't sing without all his layovers, doesn't write, and as pointed out is not very talented without autotune.

    what's amazing is that he's been sold to the public. suckers.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  567. iwatchu

    talent over sparkle....maybe the world is changing...we certainly need less of the bieber's in the world for sure. I mean didn't the kids get enough sugar treats on the bottom of the cereal box growing up. It's time for real culture. Selling crap to kids should be considered 'child endangerment' or akin to molestation.......really. One of the body, the other of the mind.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  568. RK

    Hey NOWAY....You ndo know how may teen and pre-teen girls there are, yeah?? So that's what made those the money...Not his talent....Girl's that age don't even know what training bra to wear let alone what talent is...But making money doen't make you the best new artist....It just makes you a rich punk...

    February 14, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  569. KJ

    The Grammy's got it right this time not caving into the insane uphoria over JB who can't sing without electronic enhancement nor act. Good job on this one, Grammy judges.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  570. eredmond

    Congratulations to Esperenza... She makes good music.
    and to all of you bieber lovers who are mad and dissing her, perhaps you should broaden your horizon and listen to other genre of music, you disrespectful idiots!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  571. Chris

    remember the Grammy votes come from people actually in the industry...and the catagory is BEST new artist....not MOST POPULAR...or COMMERCIALLY sucessfull artist!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  572. El Andy

    All the Bieber fans need to chill. Fortunately for those of us who watch them, the Grammy awards are about talent, not popularity. Also, CNN...if this is what you consider worthy of the top of your front page, I think it's time I find a new default online news source.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  573. micspa

    Obama just announced a $3.73T budget and THIS gets front page news!!! Disgusting CNN...SIMPLY DISGUSTING!!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  574. Russell

    Future Leif Garret – that's all I'm saying.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  575. Chewbaca

    I am not a JB fan however, something is really wrong in the music industry. How can this kid not win? What is the criteria? Certainly CD's sold, income, popularity etc need to be considered? Could it be America snubbing Canada again?

    February 14, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  576. JCG

    Wow I'm so upset! My corporate backed musical product didn't win out against another corporate backed musical product. I felt like I was at a trade show. There was about as much musical soul in that 3+ hour show as a blood fart.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  577. Paul Willson

    Bieber looks and acts like a spoiled brat. He should show some grace and do what he does.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  578. Lizzy

    Perhaps this prepubescent androgynous teen could go on tour with KD Lang or get Wayne Newton's gig in Las Vegas. In a couple years when he becomes a "has been" he go on a concert circuit sponsored by AARP and perform for seniors since he's so bubble-gum innocent, if he's not strung out on meth from all the money and fame.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  579. mark in nyc

    when did not winning equal being snubbed? not sure what's worse.........the ridiculous presumption of the snub, the outdated concept of awards or the fact i am responding to this insipid cnn article. what a wasted monday.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  580. casualobserver

    just an observation..."Best NEW artist" goes to the best NEW artist...Hasn't Justin been around for a couple of years? So he is not NEW. Right???

    February 14, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  581. Kyle

    Justin bieber is a garbage one hit wonder! Please go back to Canada!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  582. Alec

    I love Spalding. I'm so happy to hear about this. It just goes to show how incredibly naive the Bieber fans are for thinking that "nobody has ever heard of her." They think that because within their bubble of people who think that Justin Bieber is music, there aren't many people who appreciate fantastic jazz. Kudos to Ms. Spalding and I highly recommend her. I'm posting a link to a really great Austin City Limits concert she played.

    http://video.pbs.org/video/1397474775/

    February 14, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  583. Kyle

    So what you're saying is that being a pop star makes you a better artist than someone less famous? Like Brittney Spears is better than Bob Dylan because she has a hit song. Please - Esperanza has way moer musical talent than Beiber.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  584. Arnold

    We live in a time when an U.S. representative was shot in the head and a dictator was replaced with a chance for real democracy to bloom in the cradle of civilization. I go to CNN and find this as the marquee headline? I am going to reload my browser now and we can all pretend this never happened.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  585. tqmt

    Actually Justin Bieber can sing and is very talented. Listen to his voice. In fact, if you have nothing better to do today, I dare all of you who believe he has no talent to listen to his song "Pray" and then actually post your honest opinion about it. I'm positivve that you will discover that you are wrong about his vocal abilities.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Alec

      Obviously he can sing a little bit, otherwise the people that go in and "create" him as an artist to be marketed couldn't do what they do, but that doesn't make him a "good" singer, it only makes him passable. But the point is he doesn't write any of his own music and it's all very bland. I listened to pray, and was not very impressed. It sounds very auto tuned. I'll look for a live version (which can't be auto tuned) and see if it's any good.

      February 14, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  586. Alex

    They gave a music award based on talent and Dweeber has no talent obviously. If 10 year old girls were voting, that's the audience this music is written for, maybe he had a chance but this award went to the right artist thankfully.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  587. K

    If Justin Turdling won ANYTHING except the award for "Most Likely to end up like Leif Garrett" I would boycott music. Not the label, not the industry, MUSIC. This kid is a manufactured snot. S-N-O-T.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  588. Maidenhead

    Bieber heads at least witnessed real talent winning. Iron Maiden has won for best metal performance. Enough said. Long live Iron Maiden, Up The Irons! Watch out Bieber, Eddie's coming for you! And also congrats to Esperanza, who though not my type of music has a great voice. Clearly, talent won and thats all that matters. Theres still hope to recognize true music with ACTUAL talent

    February 14, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  589. jkINC

    I hear that Tahrir square is filling with outraged Beliebers demanding that the Grammy governing board step down. Anderson Cooper is rushing to the scene.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  590. LK2

    There's been ENOUGH of Bieber! Give someone else a chance! He's had his stardom! And I hate to tell you die-hard fans, but he started with a bang, but he's going to fizzle out! I think the fans go crazy over his LOOKS because the kid really can't sing that well! Seriously...I've heard much better! True, he's cute, and seems like a nice kid, but that's about it. So the winner of best, newest performer was earned. Bieber needs to get his little ego shrunk a tad anyway.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  591. Mandy B.

    Arguing that Esperanza has more talent than Justin (which I don't doubt) is irrelevant in a discussion of Best New Artist. It's not the "Artist with the Most Talent" award. It's somewhat legitimate to complain if the winner isn't familiar to the general public since part of the award is having established your name.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  592. Dex

    What I find hard to believe is that anyone thinks he can sing. He is a joke, another teen heartthrob in the mold of Back Street Boyz, New Kids on The Block, Miley Cyrus, etc. None of whom seem to be able come up with anything original nor seem to have true talent. Come back to us boys and girls when you can compete with some of the best singers of the last 100 years.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  593. True North Strong & Free

    Boo hoo Bieber. Maybe the voters considered that she might be the BEST, NEW, ARTIST. JB is already overexposed, he doesn't need the radio play, TV exposure or Youtube hits. The audience that Spalding reaches is wider and more than likely, appreciates fine music, rather the pop that JB serves up (if girls can sing along to it, it's a hit).

    February 14, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  594. mjg228

    Newsflash! Jjust because you haven't heard of artist xyz, doesn't mean that artist doesn't deserve to win over your music industry's by-product like Beiber or Gaga. It's sad how so many people have no taste in music anymore. Quit drinking in what the record labels tell you to drink and find some actually artists who aren't marketed like a product.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  595. MightyMoo

    Looks like a David won out over a Goliath. Good for her!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  596. Sharon Odom

    If he is all that, he will win a Grammy some day.
    I think the Grammy people have been so burned by giving this award to artists that don't pan out... Taste of Honey, Christopher Cross, Starlight Vocal Band(!), Men at Work(!!) and don' forget Milli Vanilli. Though their audience is not a vast, Jazz artists tend to have more staying power than pop artists. Esperanza Spalding is very talented and maybe the Bieber fans should give her a listen and try to broaden their musical tastes.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  597. KW

    Grammys are not a popularity contest. That's what MTV music (joke) award is for.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  598. Jill Elliott

    He is overexposed and everyone is SICK of this kid. The only Justin with any talent is Timberlake. His handlers are not doing him any favours by constantly pushing him into everyone's face. Maybe they are trying to get all their money out of him now before everyone realizes there is not substance behind the hype.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  599. Doc

    Mature music fans believe the Grammy should be awarded based on talent. Eleven year old girls think it should be awarded based on popularity. Eleven year old girls think everything is based on popularity. This is their first clue that they're wrong. Hey, it's a hard lesson to learn, but they gotta learn it sometime.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  600. Jack

    There is a fine line between popularity and talent. I am very glad Ms. Spalding won over Bieber.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  601. Choconet

    Those Bieber babies thought that this one hit wonder (Babe, babe, babe) actually had a chance at winning a Grammy! Your mommy and daddies may have bought you Bieber's CD, but they can't buy him a Grammy! Also, they obviously can't buy you a movie ticket either because his jinky bubble gum soda pop movie didn't get number one at the box office either!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • pimms

      bubble gum soda pop? Do you know how stupid you appear to be by typing that? idiot, if you want to bash justin bieber, there are many other ways to do it that don't sound so f'ing gay.

      February 14, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  602. DLH

    Tonight the best new artist was based on real talent not popularity...as it should be!!!!All you Bieber fans stop your whinning!!!!Congratulations to Esperanza Spalding she is a truly talented woman....the music industry made the right decision!!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  603. joe

    Looks like REAL music won out over FLUFF, sorry girls

    February 14, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  604. Congrats

    She is a jazz artist – the first to win a Grammy of this sort – and I find that refreshing. Someone actually wrote "no one ever heard of Esperanza fever." REALLY? If it's not ____-mania or Bieber-fever then it's not worth a listen in this country? Not that he doesn't have talent (he does), but maybe, just maybe the judges voted based on the person they thought had the MOST talent/originality, not the one who was most popular, for once.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  605. Drew

    Who are ANY of these people? Oy I must be getting dusty.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  606. Atheus

    This is freaking hilarious. Now maybe Bieber and his fans will realize what a flash in the pan he is and he will go away that much sooner.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  607. Joel

    Mic was better than all of them

    February 14, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  608. DrMabuse

    Why did Spalding win? Because she isn't embracing pop drivel as Bieber is. She is more talented.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  609. Mark

    It's called talent, Bieber has none.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  610. Louise

    Thank God they went for talent, not ability to make big bucks. Good for her, and good for the Grammys.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  611. Barry

    Good!! I love Esperanza. A real genuine musical artist won this award. I'm sick and tired of all the bs and hype with Bieber. Congrats to Esperanza! An award well-deserved!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  612. NoWay

    How does someone sell over 7 million albums, pack arena's around the country, have a movie that made 30 million in it's first weekend and appear on stage for every award show and NOT win? I think there is a scam happening.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  613. tigest

    hi i love your songs and i fell bad that you did not win i wish you did win but you will win someday it is not going to be today but the day will come whan you will win
    love tigest

    February 14, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  614. Shani2sweet

    Congrats Esperanza finally real music and a real musician won! not popularity and a funny haircut!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  615. Richard

    I knew of Bieber and last night learned of the amazing Ms.Spalding... manufactured fake talent vs. a genuinely gifted artist... there's always hope somewhere in the corner of the world of music!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  616. Reggie

    Justin Beiber isn't even talented!!! Get over it!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  617. Squeeker

    Beiber is a freakin' joke!! He has no true talent beyond the ears of little musically inexperienced girls! He MAY develop into something in years to come, but for right now he's just another Jonas Brothers – raw, unrefined, non-experienced (by YEARS) and uninteresting. Time will tell.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  618. B

    Yay for her. Waah for THAT other.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  619. Anakaranina

    I am 60 and not a Beiber follower, but let see Esperanza sell her concerts. It was like American Idol, so... Justin better to be a Jennifer Hudson than Fantasia Berrino, or Crystal Bowersox than a Lee Dewyze, etc.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • galfridus73

      She's a jazz musician. I highly doubt she's worried about filling arenas. If she's selling-out jazz venues (and she is), then that's the measure of success in terms of concerts. She went to college at 16 and is on the faculty at Berkley at something like 26 or 27. I doubt she (or her fans) sees herself as "unsuccessful" in any way.

      February 14, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  620. Mary Miles

    He is not an artist- just a manufactured showboat like many who have gone before him.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  621. Kuhlaman

    Justin is the greatest of all-time (LOL) Those comments from that guy Arc suck!!! We don't need good music anymore. All we need is Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, Usher, Black Eyed Peas, Aguilera at her best when singing the National Anthem, and The Johannas Brothers. Singing on stage with The Muppet Babies? Hmmmmmmmmm..... Brilliant

    February 14, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  622. Quillan

    Well, it seems talent deservingly won over popularity for a change... congratulations to Esperanza.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  623. AJ

    I'd rather listen to gastrointestinal noises all day than JB.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  624. Ramon F Herrera

    Justin is finally beginning to look like a male... Perhaps it is time to up the estrogen doses??

    February 14, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  625. Dash

    He's not an artist, and basically 95% of the awards were handed to inferior musicians. The only one with any class was Paul McCartney, and to be honest claiming his performance of Helter Skelter at age 70 was the best solo rock performance is a bit off the mark.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  626. Really people?

    Wow, some people on here are way to fanatical. I'm not a Bieber fan or a big listener to Jazz music (and had not heard of Esperanza Spalding before last night), but they both have the musical talent to deserve being nominated for a Grammy. And to all those Bieber "fans", Bieber himself seemed quite gracious about his loss – maybe you should take a cue from him and not attack another musical artist just because they beat out your guy. Besides, it's only an awards show – it's not like the kid will stop making music. Congrats to Ms. Spalding for her win!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  627. Liz

    This is the Grammy Awards, not American Idol. This androgynous-looking preadolescent teeny-boppy Bieber can rule the mall and food court with the accompaniment of plastic food trays. I will listen to Esperanza to a upscale jazz bar and dinnerhouse and sip some merlot with a cheese dessert tray.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  628. Mr.$peed

    I have 2 words for Justin.

    LEIF GARRETT.

    Dont recognize the name???

    Look it up.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  629. Shaun

    I would like to put my jazz flute in her bieber.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  630. Will

    Between Bieber losing to her, and Eminem and Lady Gaga losing to Arcade Fire, I may have to reconsider my opinion of the state of the music industry. Maybe there's still some sanity left!!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  631. Mike

    Esperanza Spalding is 100000000000000000000000 times better better than bieber will ever be. Shes amazingly talented and already on the faculty at Berkeley college of music.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  632. Sankar

    Listened to Miss.Spalding yesterday and she was amazing.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  633. USA

    who cares the little runt chump is a canadian, who pretends to be an american

    February 14, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  634. Willam B.

    He has no talent, is incredibly obnoxious and known for being a prima donna.
    Not surprised at all that he was snubbed.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  635. gremlin

    What is it with people? Okay so the person you wanted didn't win. It isn't the winner's fault. People voted for her. And people in the industry. These are industry awards, much like the Oscars. Popular people don't always win. Why do people have to "show their support" for their favorite by bashing someone who has worked really hard and apparently is appreciated by her peers. So he didn't win, don't take it out on her. She didn't steal it. She just made music.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  636. FC

    Justin Beiber has done nothing to earn this award. Good for whats-her-name.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  637. JP P

    Esperanza Spalding is an artist. Justin Beiber is a phase. Thank you Grammy association for actually giving a grammy to an artist that deserved it and has talent. Some faith is restored.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  638. Will

    Nobody better to ask for their thoughts on the state of the music industry in 2011 than a bunch of 11 and 12 year old girls.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  639. RK

    Dave Mark...Not sure where you are from, but the US you aren't, right?? Are you from England?? If so, one name says it all for you, Robbie Williams...Are you from Canada?? On name says it all for you, Justin Beiber...
    And Ginger...The skinflute instrument doesn't count....

    February 14, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  640. OhThatHurts

    HAHA! at least a real artist and not some teenie bopper trendy artist won it. good for her, give her some credit, Beiber will last another year and he will go through puberty and look like Shawn White and end up touring with New Kids on the Block in 20 years.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  641. Nancy PH

    Go away Please Little No Talent Boy and take the Fat A$^% even more No Talen Kardashians with you !!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  642. Bob

    They picked Esperanza because they're trying to gain credibility for the Grammys.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  643. j

    haha bieber, no talent clown, pls. go away now

    February 14, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  644. Anthony

    Beiber has no talent! Any kid can copy the dance moves of Micheal Jackson and with enough sampling be made to sound good. She won simply because she has talent and her music is good plain and simple.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  645. Jeff M

    A testament that the Grammys are judged by talent and not popularity.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  646. gary p

    Really!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Justin Beiber is a non talent..Its a legion of 8 yr old girls who know nothing about music. The fact that hes a cute little boy with a alot of hair. The grammys are usually awarded to people who are talented and that will be relevent for years to come.Lets see where Beiber will be this time next year. My guess is he be just another teen idol on the trash heap.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  647. Nobody Special

    I'm DEFINATELY not a Bieber fan. Never heard of one of his songs, nor really care about him – but even I have to give it up that he has been EXPLOSIVE when it comes to the exposure scene and his work is pretty spread out. I feel that Bieber really did get snubbed as well as Cee Lo with his "Forget You!" song. The Grammies are out of touch. It would be funny if there is an army of tween girls starting to gun and snipe this unknown Spalding chick. Now THAT is news! And Cee Lo fans would scream "FORGET YOU!" to . . . . . Whoever beat them. Some white group I never heard of before.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • kcv

      FYI...Cee Lo won last night, unfortunately; some of the best awards are not televised. I really felt The Roots deserved to win something and was sorry that they didn't, then woke up this morning to see they one 3! Too bad that was also untelevised!

      February 14, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • MarkinFLA

      If it just a popularity contest then there is no need for an award. The most popular already get the big bucks and platinum records to recognize that. Talent is frequently not recognized with popularity and huge rewards. The award was for talent not popularity otherwise it would not be decided by judges but by Billboard position.

      February 14, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  648. mrninja

    The real tragedy is that Beiber was not attacked and dismembered by those ninjas.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  649. Western

    Jazz lovers (and probably others) will be listening to Spalding long after we've all forgotten Beiber even existed.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  650. fbysea

    Way to go, Esperanza... Time to take a breather from the overrated Bieber :-)

    February 14, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  651. WVLady63

    I have never heard of her either, but she's black, that's why she got the award. Had she been snubbed, there would have been charges of discrimination all over the place! Makes no difference if she is talented or not. Because HER PEOPLE enslaved HER PEOPLE four hundred years ago and sold them into slavery, white people are still being blackmailed for something our people did not do!!!!! As long as we are a "politically correct" society, there will always be preferential treatment given to blacks that don't deserve it!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Baruch

      Utter nonsense. In fact, your racism is showing.

      February 14, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • shani2sweet

      Have you even listened to her music? Her authentic not pathetically packaged/recycled music? Take your racist drivel elsewhere ...but wait i see your from West Virginia so that explains it LOL

      February 14, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  652. ephelis

    Some people are so cruel. He's just a kid. He has a lot of talent. Maybe it's not the same talent that a jazz artist has, but he does have talent. Most kids I know that are his age can't play all those instruments that he does, or can dance like he does... OR has the drive that he does. He's making his dreams come true. Why give him such a hard time? I don't understand... I'm an adult and would never criticize a kid SO much. THAT'S what's wrong with this world. When people boo him because they simply don't like his music, that's WRONG and I feel really bad for what that could be doing to his esteem. Poor kid! I hope he keeps trucking on... at least he's not a thug kid on the streets up to no good!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  653. Solat

    I cannot stand JB, however, Best New Artist is supposed to be the new artist that creates an album that explodes upon the masses. If he wasn't tallented I would understand, but honestly he can sing. I hate the Beatles-esque reception he gets, but I think he did get robbed. I would love to hear the reasoning behind why she was chosen.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  654. DayShifter

    No offense to Ms. Spaulding and her talent, but to all you people using the "REAL TALENT" excuse for her winning.... Ok, what's the excuse for the last 10 years, cause I can tell you, there's been some very questionable winners lately.... Talent is one of the last things you see in music now-a-days!!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  655. Blazz

    That is because he sucks, and I am not talking about his musical ability, but that sucks as well. Of course he is meant for under 12 year olds so why I am commenting on this I have no idea other than I am bored right now!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  656. Richard

    Bieber and those over-produced, talentless hacks have better watch out. Musicians who don't make it to radio now have a viable outlet online that's becoming as popular as radio. Congrats to Esperanza and to Arcade Fire for their Wins last night against huge names like GaGa and Biebs.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  657. linguinilips

    Suck it up. In a year or 2 no one will remember him anyway. Frank Sinatra he ain't.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  658. anonymous

    She won because she is dark skinned.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  659. doogie

    Oh, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby.......and so on.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  660. djh

    Being 'hot' with a bunch of 12 year old girls and being a musician are too vastly different things. the empty headed kid is a talentless moron who will outgrow his audience rather quickly and be lost to history until you see him on a 'where are they now – Rehab' episode on TLC in 10 years.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  661. Fred

    Esperanza is definitely more talented and deserves the award. She will have a long career and in a year we won't remember who the forward hair-combing boy is.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  662. Archie Bunker

    Esperanza Spalding won because it's cool to repay those 40 acres and mules still owing to "them". I figure the debt will soon be paid and we can stop placating "them". This wasn't the giant afro choice awards.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Rob Johnson

      If you and the other racist morons making similar claims were right, they would have given the award to Drake. He is also black, much more popular, and he is a hip-hop artist, the "blackest" music form there is.

      Sadly, jazz is most listened to by white music geeks like me, so the idea that the Grammys were making some concession to black America by giving an award to an obscure jazz artist is ridiculous at best. I assure you, the average black person is as ignorant of Esperanza Spalding as you are.

      February 14, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • msyellarose

      I am Black, but by no means "average'. I enjoy jazz over practically any music genre, and have loved Esperanza's music for the past few years. It was a well deserved win.

      February 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  663. blahh

    Bieber should not have won a Grammy in his first nomination. He'll probably win one when he's older and when he gets any good.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  664. Nagrad

    Bieber is a tool. He didn't deserve to win, so congrats to Spalding.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  665. ben ben

    What a bunch of cry babies. I'm glad that girly boy lost.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  666. Music Lover

    Grammy FAQs have all of your answers...

    https://www2.grammy.com/GRAMMY_Awards/Voting/FAQs/

    February 14, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  667. Marko3

    Have any of the Beiber fans listened to that boy sing? He could not cary a tune in a paper bag. Great production, good songs, dances well... He just CAN"T SING

    February 14, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  668. whatever

    I was elated last night! I even said to my family I don't care who wins as long as it is not Justin Beaver! In a few years it will be Justin who??

    February 14, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  669. gbreite

    Actually, I have heard Spalding play and find her exceptional and deserving of this award. I have never heard of this Bieber boy. Apparently, he is a favorite among those struggling with puberty and facial blemishes, a very passionate group. Maybe they should add award #110: Best Juvenile Artist.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  670. Olddude

    At least she has real talent – Berkley grad etc... I still remmember when U2 lost out to KC and the Sunshine Band for the same award.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  671. George

    Just picture Michael Jackson age 5 – 20. Then picture Justin Bieber. There is no talent in Mr. Bieber – just a pretty boy with a hairdo. Michael could run rings around him at any age. How did this Bieber ever get into show business? He's the second coming of Fabian – remember him? Pretty boy with a hairdo and no talent. If you really want to know the injustice, it's why did Ke$ha get ignored. Her music is on 24/7.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  672. KRV73

    Someone said it just right last night regarding the Mick Jagger performance. Bash Mick all you want, he's still doing it. Just wait 50 years, and Mr. Shaggy McAutotune won't be able to carry anything in a basket! Esperanza Spaulding has an amazing voice and talent beyond all. Just because she's not on the top of the pop charts because some 15 year old girl likes her doesn't mean she's got more talent in her little bass strumming finger than Bieber has in his entire body! You go girl!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  673. Maria

    It's about time someone with some real talent wins a Grammy!!! Congrats to you...........Just want to say I was sick of all the attention Bieber was getting anyway it's about time for him to get somewhere and sit it down there are others out there who are doing a great job too.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  674. Bob

    Just wait until he hits puberty, he'll be yesterday's news awfully fast.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  675. bubba

    waaaaa waaaaa, all the little beiber babies crying their eyes out

    February 14, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  676. IDon

    F Justin!!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  677. Tom

    How the F is this on the CNN home Fing page!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  678. Dee

    I've been on the Esperanza bandwagon for a while. amazing singer/musician. R&B, jazzy, plays a mean stand up bass. Refreshing. You tube has plenty of her stuff.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  679. Bones

    Bieber is a joke. He will be completely irrelevant in just a few short years, much like his pop predecessors, his "legions of followers" will grow up, and he will remain a token of their girl-ish youth. thank god the grammy judges realizes this.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  680. Ed

    There's more to talent than some teen that looks like a girl and has a female voice!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  681. Russ

    So glad that someone that can actually sing won the Grammy. Bieber's (or crybaby) talent is so weak. All he is,is a marketing phenomenon. He can't really sing, he's just someone his promoter's new would be a hit because the teenboppers would buy his music because they think he's cute. He's just the boy version or Miley Cyrus. Neither one has any real talent.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  682. cj

    I figured he would win , but so far he is just a teeny bopper flash in the pan entertainer.His singing is not great He might morph himself into more as he matures but right now , other than a cute face , he is not overly talented . The true artist won!
    Talent trumps cute! Well done!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  683. Ashley

    If Justun Bieber had won an award of any sort I would have lost all respect and faith for the judges.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  684. RWG

    Ms. Esperanza Spaulding won because she is a first rate musician and a true talent. Indeed, she is an accomplished artist. The young kid is probably a nice boy, but honestly he is just another well trained Puppet, manipulated by Public Relations Puppeteers to sell digitally manipulated sound products. He needs to study very hard to master and understand and perform music before he can claim to be a true musician and artists of the caliber of Ms. Spaulding. She is also an absolutely delightful person who radiates true grace and dignity. I am not certain that the young fellow is mature enough to have internalized what true grace and dignity are yet. The young boy sells records and makes the tweenies scream, but he is no artist. With lots of serious study of music, he might last, but he is not even close yet.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  685. SuperDave

    I also have never heard a Beiber song. They don't play that stuff on any radio I listen to. Maybe Beiber needs to go after the Teen Chice Award until he actually creates some music that is noteworthy.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  686. Sarah

    It was the Grammy's, not the Teen Choice Awards.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  687. Lawrence

    What! Talent,real talant actually won over just a beaver? Is culture on the rebound

    February 14, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  688. hookapooka

    Congratulations young lady! You'll be around for a long time for sure! The only thing Bieber will be doing in ten years would most likely be "time" !

    February 14, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  689. Bitter Not-Old Oldperson

    What bizzaro world did I arrive in where puns are acceptable? I mean it just cropped up overnight one day. Every sports site is using them and now cnn? One of the first things we learned in writing class was that puns are the worst form of humor, someone needs to be smacked for making puns acceptable.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  690. Rebecca

    Don't forget the Hanson Brothers were all over till their voices changed. He can only hide his bad singing for so long. Saw him on the news and he sang briefly and it was out of tune and awful. He'll be out soon enough and they will usher in a new fade for the teeny boppers to go crazy over.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  691. curzen

    I'd hardly call Bieber a "new" artist by now. Also being popular doesn't equal best. I thus don't necessarily have a problem with her winning.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  692. Jeremy

    I don't hate the kid. He's popular......but that doesn't mean he's talented. Seriously, when it comes to talent, tween and teenage girls are about the last opinion anyone should trust. They are baskets full of hormones

    February 14, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  693. Stacy3830

    Okay, I wish people knew the facts about things before they post. To say Justin Beiber is not talented is not true at all. The kid was playing guitar, drums and any other instrument he could get his hands on when he was like three years old! The boy can sing! I wasn't a big fan of his either until I took my daughters to see his movie last night and it really shocked me. He worked really hard to get where he is at right now. He also inspires teens to go for what they believe in. What is wrong with a person like that? All he did was post some videos of his self on You Tube and was lucky enough to catch the eye of some people who gave him the opportunity to do what he is doing now. What if your child had talent like that and had videos on You Tube and somebody discovered them? Would you turn it down? I think not. I think it is pretty amazing that a 16 year boy can sell out the Madison Square Garden in 22 minutes. Wonder if Esperanza can do that?

    February 14, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Shawn

      You went to see his movie.... and now you think he has talent..... REALLY ?
      Maybe you should rather be a fan of the directory and the producer of the movie.

      Any no talent person can become a star nowdays, it just takes money and backing from
      somebody who wants to make you famous.

      I always say....put them on stage with nothing more than a mike, no music, no instruments,
      and make them sing for 3 minutes. Then you will know if they can actually sing.

      February 14, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • IDon

      Doubt she would ever get booed like Justin did at a Knicks game at MSG!

      February 14, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • doug

      why would a movie written by the self indulgent multibillion dollar music industry do anything other than try to convince you of JB's "hard work" and natural talent/ He is no different than all the other teen wonders. Flash in the pan, etc. Sorry you actually went to the movie and solidified in your daughter's minds that this is actual talent, rather than a preprogrammed marketing machine. Your hard earned money went from your bank to his bank. he wins.

      February 14, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • K

      Stacy- The kid is a little turd with a weird haircut. That's it. He caught a wave for any person under the age of 12. Turd, Stacy, turd.

      February 14, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  694. Phil McCracken

    Looks like they were scraping the bottom of the barrell for their nominations either way.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  695. Jake

    The award was for Best New Artist, not "Best Marketed Hack". No wonder he didn't win. I'm still a little disgusted that he was even nominated. There's nothing about that kid's act that is artistry.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  696. The Drew Roberts Show

    That's it! I'm buying up everything music that is Esperanza Spaulding for beating out Justin Beiber. Way to go, girl!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  697. Rebecca

    I was so hoping she would win. She deserves it. So you don't know her because you don't listen to jazz, etc? That doesn't make her less deserving. She works hard, has a great voice and is very talented.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  698. 2112

    Good to see a real artist win. Bieber is only "good" because producers write everything for him, everything he does is auto-tuned, and the whole image is put together by other people. He's not talented. Any monkey who has everything done for them can do the same thing.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  699. Mark

    Oh that does it. Come on Bieber-ettes, let's rally in the town square and drink Shirley Temples until the Grammy people admit they were wrong.......who's with me? At least until it's our bed time.....

    February 14, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  700. Little Tin God

    Poor baby! And I mean that literally.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  701. moros

    The award is supposed to go to a GOOD artist, not a popular one.

    Its right where it belongs.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  702. John

    LOL on the comment about best new artist we'll never hear from again. On the contrary, in ten years I seriously doubt anyone willl be talking about the 2011 teen idol flavor of the month. Ms. Spalding, if she follows in the footsteps of almost any contempory jazz artist – Pat Metheny, Kurt Elling, Brad Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkle etc – will be recording, touring and continuing to push the musical envelope for many decades to come.

    Esperanza performs in a different genre than most people are familiar with. Most people do not listen to jazz; right, wrong or indifferent that's just how it is. Similarily, anyone that listens to bubblegum pop has probably not heard of any of the names I referenced above. Yet these are artists with a great deal of musical skill that are working and creating at the top of their craft. There's noting wrong with not knowing who she is, it's just that she exists on a different level of musical maturity and plays a more esoteric style of music. How many people that watch sitcoms on tv know who David Mamet is? How many people even read books anymore, yet alone are familiar with the works of the last few winners of the Pulitzer price in fiction or theatre? Because you've never heard of Tracy Letts does that mean he has no skill as a playright? How many people watching the memorium piece last night knew who James Moody was and that he had died this year? I'm guessing no one that was also rooting for Justin to win best new artist.

    Let's do this – let's get the beibs and Esperanza in a room on live TV to play through a few jazz standards; they could take turns with solos of a few choruses each. I think an exercise like this wouldn't turn out too well for our teen idol. Similarily, Esperanza couldn't entertain a throng of teenage girls if her life depended on it, unless the girls were also students of jazz and have a basic understanding of the art form.

    The basic premise is that americans are fed a steady diet of art that doesn't require much thought. As such the folks that like jazz live in a rarified world and have to wake up to messages of hate because an artist that we admire won a grammy over a 16 yr old pop singer. So be it – better luck next year.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • die die

      so incredibly well said! i'm in full agreement.
      esperanza weaves with her talent the type of musical artistry i live to hear!

      February 17, 2011 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  703. Tony K

    Only the most emotionally immature people in the world could think that Bieber deserves ANY kind of award. I had pretty much given up on the Grammys as a lost cause. Now my faith is somewhat restored. Congrats to the judges for proving their IQs are higher than their sperm counts.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  704. Mitchell

    Most of you people are just silly and hating. Either Justin Bieber or Drake should have won. I personally think Drake should have won. Hasn't been an artist to take over radio like him in a while.....he is on everything and he got skills (rapper/singer).

    Esperanza Spalding winning is ENTIRELY a personal choice of the acadamy. Did you notice her up there later with the "Suit" playing??? hmmm. Her winning is like some interanational movie that nobody saw or heard about winning best picture. JAZZ is dead.....sorry get over it. You have to take into account public opinion.....is she really the best if only 2 percent of the nation even knows who she is......or even LISTENS to Jazz.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • doug

      why do people like you keep bringing in the word "hate"? nobody says they hate JB, just the self indulgent multlibillion dollar promotion machine.

      February 14, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • kcv

      Your comments show your age or maturity level....popularity does not mean you deserve an award, the recording academy is a bunch of artists/muscians, it's about musical talent. I actually think Bieber is extremely talented, but clearly not the "best new artist" in the minds of the muscians, composers, performers and writers of the academy. I applaud the grammy's for not doing the "popular" thing to make tweens happy.

      February 14, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      I hope Bieber is a class act and educates the young lemmings that follow him. He should tweet that she won fairly and those that attack her are the kind he does not want as fans! It's sad because you know (hopefully) that these are young girls (and a few boys) under 18 that's probably spreading the hate. I hate to put them down (there brains are still developing), but attacking Esperanza is just low class and pathetic!

      February 14, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  705. missymel

    designlucas said"
    "It's about musical quality, not popularity, people!"
    It seems most of you are under the assupmtion that musical quality and popularity do not go hand in hand...And sadly, Justin Bieber was not the only upset of the night...If people listen to the music, buy the albums it is because they like the music, and it is quality to them...We like it because its good, so quality and popularity go hand in hand! I think maybe the Grammy committee should define their judging criteria more specifically...Because what they are saying is that the people that buy the albums don't know the difference between quality music and just media hype...Give us a break!!! Not everyone is a mindless drone!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  706. Cory

    They give out Grammy Awards to the most talented person or best album, and not the most hype. This result adds legitimacy to Taylor Swift's wins last year.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Vee719

      I was about to agree with you until I saw "Taylor Swift," a lovely song writer and young lady, but far from a good singer/performer.

      February 14, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  707. SCOTT

    JUSTIN BEIBER HAS NOT TALENT AT ALL, HE WILL FADE FAST, KIDS STOP WASTING YOUR MONEY ON THIS NON TALENT, HE SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  708. mark

    it's not a popularity contest. If you've never heard of esperanza spalding, then that's your fault.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  709. KCV

    Beiber is a very cute, pop sensation and if he won I would have had no problem. I was definitely shocked that she won, but believe she deserved it just as much as anyone else in that category. Esperanza winning is refreshing because it means "popularity" didn't not beat "talent." It's a matter of opinion (preference and age) who's the most talented, but to attack the winner is just plain juvenile.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  710. surfer dude

    Well here's a tip JB, quit beebopping around like ALL the little new talent that has come out the past 20 years, and get rid of the ridiculous head set, play an instrument, write your own music and lastly get rid of all the electronics, and than maybe we'll see what you're really made of. In essence, do something ORIGINAL. Quoting my 13 year old daughter here, lol.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  711. Intelligent Free Thinking Person

    HA HA HA HA HA!! Poor little Justine didn't win an award, oh my goodness, whatever shall we do?!?!? Apparently some people of heard of her if she won, just because you haven't heard of her and she doesn't have millions of teenage girls going ga-ga over her, doesn't me she isn't better than he is, here's an idea, listen to something else once in a while and you'll realize there are A LOT of other artists out there and more to the world than Justin.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  712. jmu50

    I am no JB fan, but lets be honest here, the whole grammy thing was a complete fiasco last nite, i guess the grammy's is not given on merit or talent but rather on basis of good tv ratings!!!! i guess it was just a ploy to get audiences watching next time around!!!! before last nite i never had heard of spalding nor arcade fire !!!! are not the grammy's given on basis of record sales as well ??? please correct me if i am wrong.....complete bs, you can be sure of this you have lost a viewer.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Riley

      No, the Grammys have nothing to do with records sales or concert tickets sold or radio play. That's what the Billboard Music Awards are for. I'm sure Justin will win plenty of awards in that contest. The Grammys are for outstanding achievement and quality in music. They are voted on by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. "Academy members are to vote based upon quality alone. They are not supposed to be influenced by sales, chart performance, personal friendships, regional preferences or company loyalty." It's their Peers that vote on this award. Yes, Esperanza and Justin's Peers gave Her the award.

      This is what Beiber fans are not understanding. While they may love their Beibs, the Grammys is Not a popularity contest or based on how many of his CDs they buy. It's based on the Quality of the Music and the Artist. This is why Esperanza won.

      You really should check her out online. She's a prodigy jazz bassist and has an incredible voice. She may not be to your music liking, but she well deserved the Grammy Award.

      February 15, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  713. yacker

    All you "Belieber" are a product of a marketing scheme by his handlers. You wouldn't know real talent if it was standing next to you.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  714. waterfront

    THIS IS ALL BUSH'S FAULT ! LOL I can't stand Bieber, GLAD he DID NOT win, win for what ? The kid has NO TALENT and SO SO ANNOYING ! He's a FRUIT LOOP ! Though I have NOT a clue who this Esperanza is ! OMG, that is crazy !

    February 14, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  715. DWT

    How does Bieber count as "new"?

    February 14, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  716. John

    By the way, I've actually seen Esperanza in a nice lounge. She was awesome – perhaps if Justin Beiber took the time to play at smaller venues with a bigger variety of music, audience interaction as many "new" bands do, then the Grammy voters could get to better know Bieber. From what I understand all his shows are events with very expensive tickets, screaming fans and completely scripted shows. During his hundreds of shows That really doenst sound like new artist to me.

    Artist usually refers to writing and perfroming. Its seems like the Beiber camp admits that he wrote none of his earlier music but magically he has written all the songs in his new albus. That sounds very fishy. Its Ok to get help writing but the PR machine says its all Beiber. Thats interstingly because he hadnt been much of poet, writer, or generally wordy person during his childhood and early teen years – and now all of the sudden he can write?? Great singer – yes hes pretty good. But great artist is a stretch. I like him, hes fun and songs are catchy but thats about it.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  717. steve

    CNN, here's an idea, keep this garbage off the front of your NEWS page. This IS NOT news!

    February 14, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  718. chowyenfats

    Maybe people don't know Esperanza Spalding because we don't listen to real music anymore,she is very talented and deep,maybe we should get to know her and her music.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  719. JJ

    Justin who?

    February 14, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  720. JRCT

    The category was BEST New Artist, not MOST POPULAR New Artist. I have not heard of her either but in the judges eyes and ears, she was and is better than Bieber, Tough luck kid. Maybe next year,

    February 14, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  721. boondock566

    Beiber has absolutely no artistic talent whatsoever. Sure, he can sing, he can dance, but its all just performance with no artistic value to it whatsoever. Esperanza is a true artist who actually writes her own songs and is very talented. I'm glad she won, instead of another dancing pop puppet marketed to the girlie girl masses.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  722. geeeno

    "bieber fever" is right! get yourselves to a doctor.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  723. Greg

    I was so glad Best New Artist did not go to Bieber! A little more upset with the Album of The Year choice though.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  724. Jason

    I agree, why is this front page news? Did anyone, besides a bevy of teenage girls, think that Bieber would claim best new artist? Drake & Florence, and Mumford would all be worthier candidates. However, I think the young kid will be fine-his move gossed $30 million this weekend.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  725. MG

    There is a clear IQ cutoff for those who like Bieber and those who like anything else than Bieber.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  726. Meh

    I always knew a mannequin had more talent than that little boy.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  727. Finally

    I am so glad he lost. I made the mistake of looking him up on youtube after realizing I had never heard one of his songs. After about 1 minute I HAD to shut the window. It was awful! Even my kids were shell shocked and begging me to make it stop. The day he sings without auto tuning and reverb and it actually sounds decent, I will listen to him. But to me he's a little punk who can't sing a note outside of a studio.
    I'm glad the girl won, it's about time that the award doesn't reflect how much money people are dumping into your no-talent career cover-up.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  728. trixen

    Maybe it's God's way of telling the Beib that he doesn't appreciate his self-righteous holy roller image. hahaha

    February 14, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  729. Scott

    She has a FANTASTIC voice...

    February 14, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  730. Ken

    Sorry Beibs...one must have talent to finish first in that category. Maybe after you reach puberty and stop sounding like a little girl.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  731. Dolly

    The BEST artist did win. Congratulations Esperanza!!! You have mroe talent than Beiber will ever accomplish. I don't see the hipe in this kid.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  732. trixen

    LMAO!!!! F you Justin Beiber! HA HA HA!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  733. BeiberFEVER

    JUSTIN BEIBER WAS ROBBED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE IS SO AMAZING AND CUTE. I LOVE HIM AND YESSSS I HAVE BEIBER FEVER

    February 14, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • JazzRules

      JAZZ WILL FOREVER TRUMP POP MUSIC.........EVERYONE IN POP USES AUTOTUNE SUCKA............THE GRAMMYS IS NOT A POPULARITY CONTEST IT TO SHOW WHO HAS REAL TALENT ESPERANZA YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      February 14, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  734. C E

    I am glad that Justin didn't win. Spoiled little brat. He has the whole rest of his career to "earn" an award.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  735. dont care

    Bieber is such a lesbian

    February 14, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  736. Geegee81

    A bunch of grown people hating on a 16 year old... gotta love it.. get a life people.. and a computer so you can do some research before you start talking trash.. u all sound so stupid. But yeah Justin is laughing all the way to the bank. He will be around for awhile. Just like the Justin (Timberlake) before him!

    February 14, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  737. chris

    who wants to bet me it was a RACE Thing!!! a artist who NO ONE KNOWS, Never went PLatnum, Never Sold out COncerts.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  738. R. King

    It's good to see a skilled musician win the Grammy and not an industry-fabricated "phenomenon". All too often these industry awards are nothing more than a popularity contest (as evidenced by the published tweets and comments above.)

    I pray for the day when the big record companies have crumbled to dust and real talent has meaning again.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  739. sugar

    i cannot weigh in on this never listen to that music.. but i must say that sometimes singing alone can be a very high talent. Not every one can sing and some who do really cannot sing you know! Think of all the music that has been written with a certian voice in mind. Maybe we should look to a new future of music where it could really be about talent and having a love for making music instead of the over fed "cut your hair, change you name " over priced game it has become.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  740. Superhiro

    Gods be praised! Jazz > Pop every time.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  741. teresadillard

    esperanza is a phenomenal talent! it was really great to see a musician of her caliber walk away with this award!

    February 14, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  742. Lang The Lutheran

    This is what happens when you take God out of schools!

    February 14, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  743. Monika

    Who gives a crap about Justin Bieber? He has no talent and is supported by children with undeveloped musical taste and very little commen sense. I am so beyond annoyed about this kid. Esperanza, a real artist, should have won. And, no I wouldn't expect a silly little bieiber fan to know who she was. To me, that's a damn good time.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  744. Greg

    I'm glad this mop head freak didn't win best new artist. Just my opinion but he's intolerable garbage.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  745. gfgf

    hahahahaha

    February 14, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  746. Burns

    Thank god he's been knocked off his pedestal

    February 14, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  747. Donna E

    At last, someone with real talent gets the award. JB is just so lame, overdone, and so "the same old little boy stuff". If he did something artistic, that might be different. Little girl groupies are not good indicators of talent anyway–they are the only ones that think he's good at anything. OMG–get rid of that lank hair, already! It's just plain dumb.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  748. D

    Esperanza Rules ! Talent and class ! Plus an incredible person !

    February 14, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  749. 2FLI

    The right ARTIST won, nuff said.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  750. JV

    Congrats Esperanza, being from Portland I was rooting for her and her unique talents. for once the Grammys got it right. You Beiber fans get real. 16 and already has memoirs?!?!? Are you kidding me? Live a full life then maybe you will have something important to share with us.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  751. heycarrieann

    Every now and then substance wins over style. I really liked Esperanza's acceptance speech where she promised to do her damnest to continue to make good music for everyone. I believe that she will.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  752. J0eSchm0e

    MUahahahahahha @ Dannii you hit it on the nose. all the beiber people are butthurt. that stupid grin and wink is way un attractive or just plain dumb, take your pick. get a new hair style ya little girl. oh by the way Ive heard all this fuss about bieber, but I never hear "her" music on the radio, if I did I wouldnt know what it sang. and one more, quoting the Ozzy commercial..."Whats a bieber???" "LOOKS like a girl" muhahahahahaha then that STUPID WINK

    February 14, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  753. goss

    This is fine red wine beating bubble gum. Esperanza Spalding is a true artist.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  754. pmmarion

    And I still don't know who bieber is...

    February 14, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  755. Nicole

    The award is for best new artist, not best re-creation of something we've seen before. Congrats Esperanza!!

    February 14, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  756. Andy M

    Poor Justin. They got it right. Ms. Spaulding is an amazing musician, not just a flashy pop flavor-of-the-week.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  757. newt

    Bieber is not an artist. He's a kid living in a fantasy world created by the entertainment industries. All the work is done for him. He learns the steps and the lines, both of which are less than second rate. He appeals to eight year old girls, as he was designed to. Let him and his trainers have a tantrum, who cares? Cnn should be reporting news & giving background to important issues.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  758. justinbeibersucks

    Justin beiber sucks..i am glad the judges recognized that..he is no singer..glad to see copycats like gaga and beibers losing out to talented artists...

    February 14, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  759. steve

    Congrats to Esperanza and better luck next year biebs...lol

    February 14, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  760. MAX

    THIS IS ABOUT REAL MUSIC NOT SOME FLASH IN THE PAN BUBBLE GUM YOUNGSTER FAD

    February 14, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  761. Ron in California

    Beiber is a manufactured talent..He's made for TV. He can sing, he can dance. He could be a mousekeeter. He is a 16 year old kid with a teenage girl following. There are those with serious talent who have earned their place even tough they may not YET be well known by the teeny bopper crowd..

    February 14, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  762. Jeanni

    I'm glad REAL talent won over simple popularity. Being popular in todays day and age has NOTHING to do with talent. But the Grammys last night proved they are to be taken seriously – for those less talented (like the Bieber's of the world) you can watch the MTV awards. Stop whining kiddies! Bieber's music is awful...oh baby, baby, oh baby, baby is simply NOT good enough lyrics

    February 14, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  763. Michelle

    There is justice. Who cares if no one has heard of her? If she is talented and was VOTED to win, then good for her. she must deserve it. He does not even play an instrument!!!!!!! Happy Valentines day to me that he did not win!

    February 14, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  764. jimiatlas

    Jazz recordings stand the test of time and from the earliest days of the 78's up to present are constantly listened to sampled, and analyzed in the collections of serious music repositories and collectors. The music of pop icons past their prime are largely forgotten but can usually be found in the used records sections of Salvation Army and Goodwill. At the ripe age of 20 Bieber will be one of these artists who will be largely broke and playing at county fairs to dwindling audiences. His music will no be bubble gum sweet, but the sort of pink sticky mass on annoyingly finds stuck to the bottom of ones shoe. On the other hand in ten years people will still be listening to Spaulding' recordings and when she becomes a mature woman she will be appreciated and sought after.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  765. lizzie

    This kid has really no singing talent and no dancing talent. He is great with backup singers, but alas..a dud.
    Cuteness only lasts so long then fades out. I don't know who is backing this kid, but he really will only be popular with the little people.
    Plus, please keep him out of the NCIS programs...he is really corny as an actor.........enough said......

    February 14, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  766. Farhibide

    +1 for real music. -1 for unoriginal, mind-rotting bubblegum pop.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  767. SLM

    The category is BEST new artist not most famous new artist.Ms. Spaulding is more talented,by far,than Mr. Bieber.They got it right for once.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  768. Darrell

    She teaches a Master Class at Berkley!! The youngest person to be given an adjunct professorship at one of the best music schools in the country!!!! Does Bieber even know what a Pentatonic Scale – or even major and minor!?? The Grammy's are supposed to be about music and musicians, not popularity and packaging!! Hell, not only does she compose and sing, she even plays her songs from beginning to end – no cut and past here, boys and girls!! Grow up Bieber fans, musicianship is about doing the work. Congrats to Esparanza and all musicians like her!!

    February 14, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  769. D

    Dont let the trolls get you down Esperanza. You won because you are the best ! Dont let spoiled children hurt your moment. And dont worry. Its not just a moment. With your talent and kindness you will be around forever ! We Love You girl ! GOD BLESS YA !

    February 14, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Meh

      I dont care who won either way, but she does look like a mannequin

      February 14, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  770. Brian

    II am really glad Esperanza Spalding won the award. Esperanza is a real musician with real talent. Justin Beiber got his fame from his mommy uploading his videos onto YouTube. Thank God real music won the day.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  771. Richard

    Don't worry. Look back at previous winners of best new artist. Many are one hit wonders. Bieber is here for the long run.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      you may be right, and that is sad. we are sad.

      February 14, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • jimiatlas

      A few albums from now Bieber will sprout facial hair, his voice will crack and change with the coming of adulthood, and he will become just as repulsive as the rest of us. In a word his crooning will be more creepy then poppy. His music reflects the Pat Boone genre rather then those following in the timeless footsteps of Sinatra, Elvis, Miles Davis, or the Beatles.

      February 14, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Will

      Yup, Bieber's here for the long run, just like Hanson, 98 Degrees, N'Sync, NKOTB, Corey Feldman...

      February 14, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  772. steveo

    Jazz > Modern Pop.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  773. Geegee81

    What I think is so sad is that none of you people know anything about J Bieber other than he is young and a bunch of girls like him.. hating on a 16 year old who taught himself to sing and play 3 instruments by the age of 8. If you bought a cd of his you would see his name by each song as the what...writer.. you people are truly pathetic.. he is 16 if your kid was out there simply living their dream would u be talking in such a negative way.. No. You would be proud... its 2011 let's be happy for other people and stop the hate (especially when you have no idea what your talking about) GROW UP!

    February 14, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • doug

      Geegee81,
      Nobody has mentioned hating him personally. They hate multi-billion dollar music industry who force-feeds us with teen sensation crap until we puke him out and move on to somebody else. Meanwhile, there are truly, and I mean truly, talented people who make it on their own. Even the fact that there is a self indulgent, self promoting movie about Bieber is evidence of this ridiculous scam. I do not hate Bieber, but I certainly am not going to salivate all over his shoes and worship him as the next greatest thing. If he follows the pattern of most holloywood teens, he will be arrested for drug use in about 3 years, parents will files for divorce, he will become a recluse and everybody will have healed from Bieber fever. What a joke.

      February 14, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  774. AJ

    I get upset when "regular" people spell his name wrong, but CNN? Come on! Beiber? It's a German name and just because it "sounds" like you could spell it Beiber, that's not an excuse to do it that way. I can never understand how people (including CNN editors) can read his name (correctly spelled) so many times and still spell it wrong. Sorry for the rant, but this is just too sad.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • jimiatlas

      So far almost but not all pop, rap, street, rock, and country artists in this century have been incredibly easy to forget and ignore. None have commanded the respect needed to make them last. Conversely many amazing Jazz and Classic performers are emerging from our universities and streets with stunning recordings showing that music still can be timeless, current, and gain the respect of listeners not by means of sickeningly sweet adolescents, but through musical mastery.

      February 14, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  775. moe smith

    Hype =/= talent. when will you lemmings (Bielemmings?) understand that? Grats chica! YOU deserved the award.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  776. Jody

    LMAO!

    February 14, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  777. Baruch

    The award is not about popularity, it's about artistry. Bieber is a phenom, not an artist.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  778. frank

    She won because she's black and female; Beiber is white, male and openly Christian. It's racial PC politics plain and simple.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Will

      No, she won because she has TALENT. He DOES NOT.

      Go back to Fox News you ridiculous KKK bigot. They'll welcome you with open arms.

      February 14, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      Moron. She won because she's talented.

      February 14, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • grampy

      Frank, Frank, Frank. What an ignorant statement. It doesn't matter what color he is – he is a product, pure and simple and she is an extroidinarily talented MUSICIAN...not just an entertainer, but a REAL MUSICIAN – just because your narrow little mind never listens to anything but fluff, it doesn't impede the fact that there are truly talented kids out there who give a Damn about the sanctimony of music, not just 'singing and entertaining' – she won due to her extraordinary skill, not her color...open your mind you uninformed racist bigot.

      February 14, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  779. nenoelvis

    Elvis won only Grammys for Gospel Music. Justin, life ain't fair. Get over it. Go on Oprah and cry.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  780. Larry

    The award is for BEST new artist...not most POPULAR person in music. That means musical talent also goes into consideration.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  781. Tim C

    Every once in a while, an award is related more to one's level of skill than to the corporations and media engines that drive their success. Congratulations Esperanza.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  782. inflag

    She is a mature women (teacher at Berkeley College at 24yrs) teaching music. She had to make her way to where she is now at 24yrs Justin B is 16 yrs he has a few years to get to her level of contribution to music. Beside why does music awards have to be awarded to main stream music anyways??

    February 14, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  783. Doug

    Bieber's performance last night proved he can not sing, is completely manufactured and promoted by a money hungry music production companies. The hype and self promotion of him is just sickening. The performance stunk, his poor dancer fell on his back on the stage, and his "founder" Usher also stunk. What a bunch of self indulgent people.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  784. lilyq

    That kid can sing, but he is a newbie whose time has not yet come. This woman is an unknown and I do not know what the academy was thinking giving her this prestigious award.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  785. LocuraFeliz

    I first saw Esperanza on the Soul Train awards I think last year when they were presenting Prince with a lifetime achievement award and she was one of the performers. Needless to say, I was floored by her performance. A very well deserved Grammy...and those bieber fans can suck it!

    February 14, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  786. Milvia

    A few years from now Justin Bieber will be just another "former" teen star with very little to show for artistically and maybe some tabloid space for stupid chenanigans. Esperanza on the other hand, will be holding her double bass and playing and singing amazingly cool music, inspiring a new generation of jazz musicians and musicians in general! She is a timeless talent and truly deserves the award!

    February 14, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  787. imnotabelieber

    I don't think Justin cares that he didn't win the award. Besides, he has those hundred dollar bills all over his bedroom that he keeps tripping over to remind him that someone likes him.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  788. kARL

    I thought Ms. Spalding was poised, elegant, grateful, humble, eloquent and dignified in her acceptance speech: all the things that Bieber fans should be studying up on: true talent and true manners are what make real winners.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  789. JoePelican

    Rock-a-bye Beiber in the tree top, when the wind blows your cradle will drop.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  790. Jennifer

    Esperanza is incredibly talented and it's about time we started recognizing true talent again. I find it very refreshing and exciting to hear she won a grammy and I agree with the judges.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  791. Blob

    Lol look at all these angries. Both of these artists are terrible and all this arguing over these turds is hilarious. Good luck w/ puberty.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  792. TEE HEE

    I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST JUSTIN BUT THIS ISN'T THE BILLBOARD AWARDS, IT'S THE GRAMMY'S! THEY CHOOSE THE BEST MUSICAL ARTIST, NOT THE MOST POPULAR. HE HAS SOME CATCHY TUNES BUT IT'S POP MUSIC. JUST BECAUSE TEENS LOVE HIM DOESN'T MEAN HE DESERVES A GRAMMY. HOPEFULLY HE'S PROUD JUST TO BE NOMINATED AT HIS AGE, THAT'S WONDERFUL.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  793. joe t

    "For more on Spalding, check out this Soundcheck we did with her last fall:"

    video not available – wow cnn, you guys rock, just like Justin Biebert

    February 14, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  794. Geegee81

    Justin Bieber actually does help write all of his songs. If you knew anything about the music business you would know that most labels won't let you take full control of they product they are paying to produce until your more established. Do you even know what auto tune sounds like.. obviously not because you would know Justin is not auto tuned to death. He sings acoustic with just him and his guitar most of the time so if you have watched tv or turned on a computer you would know that.. yes he plays 3 instruments (self taught). He's young and talented... people are always gonna be jealous and hate on someone for living out their dreams instead of just talkin about it. To hate on a 16 year old that's doing it us pretty sad though! He has many more awards in his future so he is not worried & is grateful for the nomination as he should be

    February 14, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      Geegee81, there are lots of kids with the talent of Bieber. What Hollywood has done is promote him to death, much like they do all teen sensations. And folks like you never seem to learn. There are very few teen stars which make is later in life. VERY few. And their families also suffer and many times end up in divorce and with a host of other issues. Autotuning is ini various degrees. he uses it, but when he is live, you can tell that his vocals are not as strong as the promotion machine will have you believe.

      February 14, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Farhibide

      A true artist isn't a dabbler. Anybody can pick up a guitar and play tabs and chords they've printed off the internet but you can't self-teach musical theory, passion, creativity or sacrifice. That's why Esperanza Spalding is an artist and Justin Bieber is not. His talent has never progressed beyond the level of a self-taught hobbyist.

      February 14, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  795. Luvlyava

    Esperanza is an incredibly talented musician and singer. Justin Bieber is an over-marketed, over-rated and non-talented teeny bopper. Maybe next time Biebs.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  796. Dtossy

    I think Ozzy has it covered..."Whats a Bieber?" This kid didn't even deserve to be nominated!

    February 14, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  797. Lee Taylor.

    Look , who in the world is this Spalding girl . I have never heard her name, Not to mention any music from her. She has a name that one would find on a soap show . I thought this is about music. How could she win if no one has heard of her..Some one has been paid off . shw look like something that walked off the pages of the 70's . Oh well one really does not have to have talent anymore to be a starr.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |