Lambert is nominated for Best Vocal Performance for his song : “Whataya Want From Me” and is up against Michael Buble, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars and John Mayer.
The Ballad “Whataya Want From Me” was written by Max Martin, Shellback and Pink who recorded the song for her fifths album. However the song didn’t make the cut on Pinks album.
Grammy Nominations are decided by the Academy’s voting member after entries from record companies or recording artists are screened for qualifications and categories. Members are only allowed to vote in their specific field. After nominations Ballots are send out again to members in good standing who determine the Grammy Winner. The results are not known until the actually presentations. For more on the process click here!
It’s a prestige honor since the winner is determined by peers. Enimem leads the pack with ten nomination.
Lambert is joining a huge list of former American Idol contestants who were nominated for/or won Grammies. Kelly Clarkson, Ace Young, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry aka Daughtry, Fantasia Barrino, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Mandisa and Ruben Studdard all made Idol fans proud by scoring at least one nomination with Carrie Underwood taking the icing of the cake and winning the most.
The American Idol Season 8 runner up Adam Lambert took his excitement about his Grammy nomination to his twitter page posting:” Woah!!! Just got the news! A Grammy nomination?!?! I’m floored and honored. There are no words….”
The 53rd Annual Grammy Award Show will air February 13th, at 8 PM ET on CBS.
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