Having a top-selling album is no guarantee of winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Here
Having a top-selling album is no guarantee of winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Here are five examples. Each of these is on the top-selling albums of all-time list, and is not a compilation, greatest hits or live album. None of them was named Album of the Year in the year of its release:
v Stairway to nowhere: Led Zeppelin, “Led Zeppelin IV” has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and includes the classic “Stairway to Heaven,” but the 1971 disc didn’t appear in nominations for album of the year.
v Hitting a brick wall: Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” is not only considered one of rock’s classics, it also boasts 23 million albums sold. It was nominated for 1980 album of the year but lost to Christopher Cross’ self-titled album.
v Lost its appetite: Guns N’ Roses’ 1987 classic “Appetite for Destruction” didn’t have any Grammy nominations. It has sold 18 million albums.
v Didn’t get beans: Boston’s “Boston” didn’t get an album of the year nomination, but the band was nominated for best new artist. “Boston,” released in 1976, has sold 17 million copies.
v Don’t give a hoot: Hootie & the Blowfish’s “Cracked Rear View” has sold 16 million since its 1994 release. It netted the group best new artist and pop performance by a duo or group trophies (the latter for “Let Her Cry”), but the album wasn’t nominated for album of the year.
“Mosaic” (8 p.m., HBO): It’s the premiere of this six-part limited series from Steven Soderbergh that explores the psychological underpinnings of love and murder in a small town, blurring the line between reality and memory. Sharon Stone stars.
"The Alienist” (9 p.m., TNT): The premiere of this anticipated series will immediately take viewers into the darkest corners of New York City during the Gilded Age. It begins with a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes. Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt calls upon criminal psychologist (aka alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler and newspaper illustrator John Moore to conduct the investigation in secret.
TV listings, C3
Movies available Tuesday on DVD and through digital providers include:
“Jigsaw” (R): A new Jigsaw rises to inflict pain as payback for people’s transgressions. Starring Laura Vandervoort and Tobin Bell.
“Geostorm” (PG-13): An unlikely team bands together to save the human race. Starring Gerard Butler.
“Thank You for Your Service” (R): A group of soldiers return from Iraq and struggle to fit in to civilian life. Starring Miles Teller.
“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (R): A surgeon takes a teen boy under his wing, but the boy’s actions become increasingly troublesome. Starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman.
“Goodbye Christopher Robin” (PG): The life story of A.A. Milne, the creator of the Winnie the Pooh characters.
Wind ensemble in free concert
The Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble will perform a free Music at Noon concert at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Butler Institute of American Art.