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Snub: No Justin Timberlake or Bruno Mars for Album of the Year
Though he snagged seven nominations, tying him with the most for all artists, Justin Timberlake’s exclusion from any song of the year, record of the year, and, especially, album of the year, was the night’s biggest jawdropper. “The 20/20 Experience” garnered primarily strong reviews, and grew to receive even more acclaim as songs like “Mirrors” took hold and it was also this year’s runaway most successful album. Though not as apparent, the lack of a nomination for Bruno Mars’ “Unorthodox Jukebox” also struck some as a surprise.