Grammys face more criticism with unknown nominee

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Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 12:00 am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Chances are you never heard of Al Walser before his surprise Grammy nomination for best dance recording. Even more surprising? Neither had most Grammy voters.

For the second year in a row, the Grammys are facing criticism for allowing a nominee in a field where some say he lacks credibility. Walser's inclusion along with better-known artists Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris and Skrillex set off complaints about The Recording Academy's Grammy365 social media platform that allows members to lobby each other when it comes time to vote.

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