UNDATED (CBS) -- Justin Bieber is flying high these days. He's in the middle of a sold-out tour, and his new album has three hit singles. But he didn't get a single nomination this week from Grammy voters, a mix of writers, performers, journalists, and others in the music industry.
Apparently Grammy voters are not willing to commit to Justin Bieber. When the nominations were announced Wednesday night Mumford and Sons and Jay Z led the pack, but there was no Bieber in the bunch. Billboard editorial director Bill Werde says, "This is fuel for the Justin Bieber fire. Justin's fans love to see Justin as an underdog."
Werde says some Grammy voters may not realize that Bieber is not just a prefab pop creation. He says, "I think there are a lot of misconceptions about Justin Bieber. This is a kid that wrote or co-wrote every track but one on his album. He played a ton of different instruments on his album. And I think that maybe people have the wrong idea about that."
The former babyfaced singer has grown up. Now 18, his voice and the music on his third album "Believe" are more mature.
The Grammy Board had no comment on their decision but on Twitter, Bieber's manager Scooter Braun had some words for them. He tweeted, "I just plain DISAGREE. The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one. The kid delivered."
Two years ago the singer famously lost the best new artist Grammy to jazz singer Esperanza Spalding. During a recent interview on Oprah's Next Chapter, Bieber said winning a Grammy is a goal. He says, "A Grammy. That would be really cool if I could win that."
Justin Bieber still has plenty of time to win a Grammy but even if he never does he'll be in good company: The Beach Boys, Diana Ross, The Who and Queen have never won Grammy Gold.
The singer can take solace in his seven American Music Awards and the reported $55 million he made in the past year.