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Canadian artists snubbed in 2013 Grammy Award nominations

Justin Bieber was not nominated for a Grammy this year (Photo by Bill McCay/WireImage)

The Grammy Awards are not a fan of Justin Bieber this year.

At the Grammy Award nominations concert hosted on Dec. 5 by Taylor Swift and LL Cool J from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., there seemed to be a selective lack of recognition of specific Canadian talent.

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Artists such as Justin Bieber, Feist and Nickelback were left off the Grammy's radar this year, with one person in particular who appeared to take it quite hard.

Unimpressed by Bieber's zero nominations for his No.1 album "Believe" that houses top 10 singles such as "Boyfriend" and "As Long As You Love Me," the 18-year-old singer's manager Scooter Braun took to Twitter to air out his feelings in a series of tweets.

"This time there wont be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE. The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one," he wrote. "The hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving. the kid delivered. Huge successful album, sold out tour, and won people over...this time he deserved to be recognized and I don't really have any kind nice positive things to say about a decision i don't agree with. So to all those do deserve it. You worked hard and u earned it. Just feel like so did JB."

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He continued, "To his fans...looks like we get to stay the underdog a little longer. #BRINGIT. I got a lot more I can say but for now....I'm gonna leave it at that. Congrats to all those who got nominated including our own CRJ. Life is long, with many ups and downs, but we get to keep going, everyday brings a new opportunity. NOTHING GREAT EVER CAME EASY."

Later tweeting this quote, "'A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.'"

Another artist who was denied a Grammy nomination this time around is Amherst, Nova Scotia's Feist, who earned four nominations in 2008, including Best New Artist, and was heavily recognized at the 2012 Juno Awards for her album "Metals."

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Say what you will about Nickelback, but in the past they have managed to earn themselves six Grammy nominations. This time around, their album "Here and Now," which rose to the top spot on Billboard's Rock Albums, Alternative Albums, Hard Rock Albums and Canadian Albums charts, was passed over.

Canadians who did make the cut included "Call Me Maybe" hitmaker Carly Rae Jepsen, who picked up two nominations for Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her viral track.

In addition, Toronto's very own Drake nabbed mentions in the categories of Best Rap Performance for "HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)," Best Rap Song for "The Motto" and Best Rap Album for his effort, "Take Care."

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Other Canadian artists who appear in the 55th annual Grammy Award nomination list include:

- Tamia from Windsor, Ont. who earned two nominations for Best R&B Song for "Beautiful Surprise" and Best R&B Album for "Beautiful Surprise."

- Arcade Fire's contribution to "The Hunger Games'" soundtrack, "Abraham's Daughter," was nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media.

- Michael Bublé's holiday album "Christmas" snagged a nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

- Deadmau5's  ">Album title goes here<" is up for Best Dance/Electronic Album.

- Manitoba's Loreena McKennitt's "Troubadours on the Rhine" is in the running for Best New Age Album.

- Howard Shore's epic score for "Hugo" was nominated for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.

- Indie rock band Tegan and Sara were nominated for Best Long Form Music Video for their music DVD "Get Along."

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