File this under distressed fangirl.

The 2024 Grammy Awards were announced today and artists that were on the “Barbie” soundtrack ruled the list, along with Taylor Swift. Which, who could be mad at Taylor Swift? Not me.

What am I mad about?

Again, the Backstreet Boys AND Jonas Brothers were left out yet again.

The Music

The Backstreet Boys released “A Very Backstreet Christmas” last October, just past the Grammy deadline for the 2023 awards. This album has some of the best vocals that they have ever released, not to mention an original Christmas tune with “Christmas in New York” that could give classics of years past a run for it’s movie. Not to mention rerecording of classics like “Last Christmas,” which was also released as a single.

For sure they should have been nominated for “Traditional Pop Album,” right? No. No, they were not.

“Christmas in New York” was also not nominated in Pop Group/Duo Song of the Year, which has turned into the duet/collaboration category.

Which leads me to the Jonas Brothers.

“The Album” is a departure from their typical pop music from their teenage days and even “Happiness Begins.” It’s more artistic, more funky, more passionate. “Walls” is a song that will literally knock you off your feet performed live. The entire album, from “Waffle House” to “Vacation Eyes” is some of their best work.

They got nominated for nothing.

There were other artist that were snubbed, such as Pink and a lot of country artists, but this whole Backstreet Boys / Jonas Brothers thing is absurd.

The History

The Jonas Brothers have only been nominated twice: for Best New Artist back when they were on the Disney Channel and “Sucker” was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance back in 2020. Little Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus won – you know, a COLLABORATION.

The same thing could be said for the Backstreet Boys who received their first nomination in 1999 for Best New Artist. in 2019, they were nominated for the same category, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Dont’ Go Breaking My Heart” was was beat by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper for “Shallow.” Do you see where I’m going with this? A COLLABORATION! (Although, let’s be real, that song was amazing).

My issue with the Grammys dates back to 2000. The night the Backstreet Boys had 5 nominations, including Album of the Year and Pop Album of the Year (for “Millennium”) and Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Pop Duo or Group with Vocal for “I Want It That Way.”

This is when they were on TOP of the world. Did they win?


The next year they were nominated for “Best Pop Duo or Group with Vocal” again for “Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely” and did they win? They were nominated against *NSYNC, The Corrs, Barenaked Ladies and freakin’ Steely Dan, a group that isn’t really pop, won.

The next year, again, they were nominated for “Shape of My Heart” and they lost to U2.

Final Thoughts

Do either the Jonas Brothers or Backstreet Boys really need a Grammy Award? Honestly, they don’t. A Grammy Award is not as special as it once was, even 15 years ago. They have kind of become a joke. The legacy that both of these groups have left on the music industry, and with their fans, means more.

Would winning one be nice? Sure. It would be great, but it’s not the end-all-be-all.

Both the Jonas Brothers and the Backstreet Boys have something that a lot of artists who win Grammy Awards don’t have – longevity. The Backstreet Boys have been around for 30 years this year and the Jonas Brothers broke up and came back as if they never left.

In conclusion, it’s the Grammys lost for not nominating either group.