Scott Storch has
a bone to pick with the Grammy committee. The super-producer, who was named
Billboard’s number one Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop producer of 2005, feels
he was snubbed in the Producer of the Year category for the 48th annual Grammy
The Producer of
the Year nominees for the Feb. 8 ceremony in Los Angeles are the Neptunes, Jimmy
Jam and Terry Lewis, Danger Mouse, Nigel Godrich, and Steve Lillywhite.
"I was extremely
disappointed to find I was not nominated, and even more so when I saw the list
of nominees," said Storch.
Last year, the
veteran producer opened the first 20 weeks of the year with back-to-back number
one hits—Mario’s "Let Me Love You" and 50 Cent’s "Candy
Shop," featuring Olivia. "Candy Shop" went on to become the number
one ringtone of 2005.
Storch ended the
year strong with Chris Brown’s "Run It!" which held the number one
spot on the singles chart for five weeks, as well as five songs on Billboard’s
Hot 100 Year End songs chart.
produced 13 hit singles that were released in 2005.
Although he said
he isn’t trying to disregard the nominees, Storch feels it’s hard to justify
some of the names when looking at the big picture.
Three of the candidates
(Danger Mouse, Godrich and Lillywhite) have one or two albums credited to their
names for the entire year, said Storch, adding that Jam and Lewis have worked
with many artists but have not had as many 2005 number ones as Storch.