Pop star Justin Bieber hopes making “good music” will be enough to help him win his first Grammy.
The 21-year-old received a nomination on Monday (07Dec15) in the Best Dance Recording category for Where Are U Now, his collaborative single with EDM superstars Diplo and Skrillex.
It marks the first time in five years that Justin has been nominated for a Grammy and before the full list of nominees was revealed, he told Entertainment Tonight winning one of the prestigious awards is in his top five career aspirations.
“I think it just takes making good music,” he said. “I think the rest goes to how much the Grammy board likes you. Hopefully they just like me, I don’t know. That’s all I can really ask for.”
Justin was infamously beaten in the Best New Artist category by jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding in 2011, and in the same year, his album My World 2.0, lost out to Lady Gaga’s The Fame Monster in the Best Pop Vocal Album genre.
Justin shared his excitement over the latest nomination via social media, writing on Facebook: “Diplo Skrillex Grammy time boys. Congrats. #WhereAreUNow #PURPOSE” – but the star may be a little disappointed his smash hit What Do You Mean? was snubbed.
However his latest album, Purpose, and any future singles from it, will be in contention for the 2017 ceremony, as the next period of eligibility for the 59th Grammy Awards began on 1 October (15).
After speaking about his Grammy goals, Justin revealed his other career aspirations to Entertainment Tonight.
“Some sort of Hall of Fame,” he said. “Like Rock and Roll Hall of Fame would be pretty crazy. I’m not even a rock and roll artist.”
The 58th Grammy Awards will take place on 15 February 2016.