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Grammy nominations 2013: Who was snubbed?

With practically every award nominations, there is going to be someone left out. When the Grammys nods were unveiled on Wednesday, some artists were noticeably absent from a few categories.


First up was Justin Bieber. Say what you will about the Canadian pop star, but his manager Scooter Braun, for one, thought he deserved a nod. Bieber released his new album, "Believe," this past summer, and Braun went off on a Twitter rant about the apparent "snub":

Best New Artist

The best new artist category is always an exciting one, but also one that's bound to leave out some newcomers. This year's nominees are rockers Alabama Shakes, country singer Hunter Hayes, folk-rockers The Lumineers, R&B singer Frank Ocean and pop group Fun.

Perhaps surprisingly missing from the category was hot new star Carly Rae Jepsen -- though her summer hit, "Call Me Maybe," did get a song of the year nomination. U.K. rock group One Direction could have made it into the new artist category, too. But maybe One Direction's Harry Styles will luck out and get to attend the Grammys anyway - if his reported lover interest Taylor Swift decides to take him as her date in February.

Budding artist Ed Sheeran also didn't make the best new artist cut. But Sheeran probably isn't too worried; he's up for song of the year for "The A Team." Same goes for Australia's Goyte, who's up for three nods, including record of the year. It was difficult to escape "Somebody That I Used to Know," this year, so it wouldn't have been too shocking to see Gotye in the best new artist category.

So, looking back who typically wins the best new artist category? A look at previous winners shows a mix of stars from a range of genres, many of whom have stuck around in the spotlight, including Christina Aguilera, Maroon 5, Alicia Keys, Norah Jones and Carrie Underwood.

And there were acts who took home best new artist that didn't stay in the spotlight for as long, including Arrested Development and Lauryn Hill.

The 55th annual Grammy Awards will air live Feb. 10 on CBS.

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