<a href=”http://last.fm/music/Keith%20Urban” target=”_blank”>Keith Urban</a> should be awaiting the <a href=”http://grammys.radio.com/” target=”_blank”>53rd Annual Grammy Awards</a> with some expectation: he’s been nominated for <strong>Best Male Country Vocal Performance</strong>, an award he’s won three times before.
<a href=”http://trends.last.fm/” target=”_blank”>Last.fm Trends</a> is looking at the nominees in the run up, and Urban’s pattern of wins seems to put him <a href=”http://trends.last.fm/2011/01/17/can-chris-young-get-that-grammy-home/” target=”_blank”>ahead of his peers</a>. We’re looking at his scrobbles to see any other indicators of how he might do.
<img title=”‘Til Summer Comes Around” src=”http://cbsrlastfm.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/keithurbantrend.png?w=233&h=150″ alt=”” width=”233″ height=”150″ />He’s been nominated for “‘Til Summer Comes Around,” released on <em>Defying Gravity</em> alongside “Sweet Thing”, his 2009 winning song.
It’s not yet as popular as previous singles, and certainly can’t match up to 2005 winner “You’ll Think Of Me”, which has a total of <strong>367,426</strong> scrobbles from <strong>87,711</strong> listeners. The Recent Listening Trend doesn’t suggest a pre-Grammy uptick yet, but as part of a large catalogue, it’s less likely to be affected by hype.
As a strong performer on both Hot Country Songs and the Billboard Hot 100, Urban doesn’t seem to have lost any of his touch – but does this track really stand out?
<a href=”http://trends.last.fm/” target=”_blank”>Last.fm Trends</a> is bringing you news and profiles for <a href=”http://grammy.com/” target=”_blank”>Grammy</a> nominees over the next few weeks, and you can catch the ceremony on <strong>Feb. 13 on CBS</strong>.