Hit Producer Scott Storch Angry At Grammys

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.

Overall, Storch

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.