(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — If American teens could decide, the 48th Annual Grammy Awards would result in a return of former chart-toppers, according to a new Harris Interactive survey. Teens gave the nod to Green Day's comeback, picking the single "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" as Record of the Year. Also back on the rise, Mariah Carey was chosen by teens for the Song of the Year with "We Belong Together". Fall Out Boy was teens' pick for the Best New Artist award.
The Harris Interactive YouthQuery(SM) omnibus of 1,092 U.S. teens, aged 13 to 18, was conducted online from December 14-20, 2005.Results include:
— Record of the Year: "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day (27%);
"Gold Digger" by Kanye West (17%); "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey
(14%); "Feel Good Inc." by Gorillaz featuring De La Soul (10%); and
"Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani (9%).
— Song of the Year: "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey (27%); "Bless
The Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts (14%); "Ordinary People" by John
Legend (11%); "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" by U2 (10%);
and "Devils & Dust" by Bruce Springsteen (5%).
— Best New Artist: Fall Out Boy (30%); Ciara (21%); SugarLand (8%); John
Legend (6%); and Keane (5%).
— Percent of U.S. teens reporting "Not Sure": Record of the Year (22%); Song of the Year (33%); and Best New Artist (30%).
"This is the sixth year Harris Interactive has conducted a teen Grammy poll," said Dana Markow, vice president of Youth Research at Harris Interactive. "These results often show us the differing preferences between teens and The Recording Academy that determines the awards. Young people are more likely to choose new, young artists such as Kanye West or John Legend, while showing little appreciation for the more established musicians — like Paul McCartney, U2, and Bruce Springsteen — of their parents' generation." –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen