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Holy Cow people are crazy….after Esperanza Spalding won Best New Artist…Bieber fans united and attacked! Bieber fever fans attacked Esperanza’s wikipedia page…lol!
Those silly Grammys should have known better than to give their Best New Artist award to anyone other than Justin Bieber if they didn’t want a tween revolt on their hands. Moments after Bieber lost the prize to Esperanza Spalding, his tech-savvy army of fans began an assault on social media and the entire Internet.
Spalding, an emerging jazz artist with a less fervent following than Biebs, saw her Wikipedia page attacked by the little hackers. At points, her middle name on the page was changed to both “Justin” and “Quesadilla.” Someone also wrote: “Justin Bieber deserved it go die in a hole. Who the heck are you anyway?”
Beliebers, as Justin’s fans are called, went through various phases of revolt following his loss. First, they were very, very angry and acted out on Twitter and Facebook by calling Spalding a variety of expletives, some of which were upsettingly racist.
Following the anger, the Beliebers tried to rationalize what had happened to them and their hero. Bieber fans seemed vaguely confused about how one goes about winning a Grammy. Isn’t it based on how popular you are on Twitter? They seemed lost that someone like Spalding, who has much fewer followers on the networking site, could have been given the award.
“So the Esperanza Spalding has only 8 thousand followers on twitter and how many does justin bieber has?” one fan tweeted and many agreed.
During this time, a small sleeper cell of fans plotted the sneak attack on Spalding’s Wikipedia entry. By this morning, most of Spalding’s page had been restored with its pre-win information.
Here are the Grammy Winner’s…
Album of the Year: “The Suburbs,” Arcade Fire
Record of the Year: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
Song of the Year: “Need You Now,” Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)
New Arist: Esperanza Spalding
Female Pop Vocal Performance: “Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga
Male Pop Vocal Performance: “Just The Way You Are,” Bruno Mars
Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: “Hey Soul Sister,” Train
Pop Vocal Album: “The Fame Monster,” Lady Gaga
Alternative Album: “Brothers,” The Black Keys
Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “Crazy Love,” Michael Buble
Rock Song: “Angry World,” Neil Young
Rock Album: “The Resistance,” Muse
Rock Performance: “Tighten Up,” The Black Keys
Solo Rock Vocal Performance: “Helter Skelter,” Paul McCartney (from Good Evening New York City)
Hard Rock Performance: “New Fang,” Them Crooked Vultures
R&B Album: “Wake up!” John Legend & The Roots
Contemporary R&B Album: “Raymond V Raymond,” Usher
R&B Song: “Shine,” John Legend & The Roots
R&B Performance: “Soldier Of Love,” Sade
Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: “Hang On In There,” John Legend and The Roots
Urban/Alternative Performance: “(Forget) You,” Cee Lo Green
Rap Album: “Recovery,” Eminem
Rap Solo Performance: “Not Afraid,” Eminem
Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group: “On To The Next One,” Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz
Rap Song: “Empire State of Mind,” Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Empire State Of Mind,” Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
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