2011: "Best Dance Recording" Category Has Zero Non-Pop Nominees
In 2010, dubstep was mainstreaming, R&B singers were making electronic records and the baby that would become known as EDM was beginning to emerge. Yet the Grammys' perception of dance music seemed to be fully planted in chart hits. In the year Crookers collaborated with Pitbull, Magnetic Man brought the world Katy B, and LCD Soundsystem dropped his final album, the members of the nomination committee couldn't seem to find a record that wasn't also pop. You could do way worse than Rihanna, Robyn, LaRoux, Goldfrapp and Gaga — but were the categories not so rigid or tied to popularity, it could been had a better representation of the movement set to devour the world.