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When the 55th Grammy Awards nominees were announced on Wednesday, the category for Best Dance Recording featured a lineup representing the world’s most popular DJs — Avicii, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, Al Walser. Wait, what? Okay, those first four ring a bell, but who in the flying eff is Al Walser? Well, I’m glad you asked!
Turns out, nobody knows who Al Walser is. That’s because Mr. Walser is a nobody in Grammy circles — and especially in the EDM community — except via the terrible music video posted above (Dear Haters, here’s your chance to say it sounds just like anything SHM would churn out). Obviously, the oversight is not going over well in Grammy circles (because they cherish the integrity of their award show). One anonymous popular musician chimed in:
This kind of thing doesn’t happen. [The Grammy Academy] takes this really seriously. They are super embarrassed that this happened. I still can’t believe it.