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Cee-Lo Green had a fabulous 2010. “Forget You” shoved him into the spotlight, where he’s stayed throughout the winter, and he’s come into 2011 with sold-out tours and award nominations aplenty.
First up, Cee-Lo’s nominations all rest on the popularity of “Forget You,” the catchy, much-covered hit that went from viral phenomenon to chart smash in just a few short weeks. Green had form though; Gnarls Barkley managed the same trick with “Crazy” and former bandmates Goodie Mob broke out from underground circles to help bring Dirty South to the public eye.
“Forget You” has climbed and climbed in popularity, with thousands of listeners giving it a spin every week despite its relatively long life – for a pop song.
Given its viral beginnings, we think it’s the promo that’s likely to have the strongest Grammy showing, nominated as it is for Best Short Form Music Video. He could also secure the Best Urban/Alternative Performance award, with a little trouble from Janelle Monáe‘s “Tightrope.”
But the key categories of Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year probably aren’t Cee-Lo’s for the taking; competition from the likes of Lady Gaga and Lady Antebellum is likely to be a little too tough for the singer.
Find out if we’re right when CBS airs the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards on February 13th.