GRAMMY AWARDS

GRAMMY AWARDS 2016

How the Grammy Awards are adapting to the era of streaming music

Chance the Rapper made music-business history last month when his album “Coloring Book” became the first streaming-only release to chart on the Billboard 200. Next year the Chicago hip-hop star could score another first with his acclaimed record that’s available to stream through services like...

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  • Why the Grammy Awards show paid tribute to Natalie Cole the way it did

    Why the Grammy Awards show paid tribute to Natalie Cole the way it did

    Natalie Cole had been granted most-favored-nation status at the Grammy Awards since the daughter of Nat King Cole made her big career splash in 1975, when she collected Grammys for new artist and for R&B female vocal performance with the breakthrough single “This Will Be.” Many Grammy telecast...

  • Compton mayor celebrates Kendrick Lamar's Grammys -- and disses Drake

    Compton mayor celebrates Kendrick Lamar's Grammys -- and disses Drake

    During the Grammy Awards on Monday, Compton artist Kendrick Lamar earned five trophies for work from his 2015 album "To Pimp a Butterfly." The album, like much of his work, reflects on his life and the challenges of growing up in South Los Angeles. His self-described "tire screeching, ambulance,...

  • Grammys 2016: What really happened with Lauryn Hill?

    Grammys 2016: What really happened with Lauryn Hill?

    Among the surprising number of onstage snags at the 58th Grammy Awards, one of the most mysterious was the no-show of a very special guest who almost no one knew about ahead of Monday’s show. After the Weeknd’s performance — a medley of his song-of-summer smash “Can’t Feel My Face” and his slinky,...

  • Kendrick Lamar didn't win the Grammy for album of the year, but he's moving rap to a bigger stage

    Kendrick Lamar didn't win the Grammy for album of the year, but he's moving rap to a bigger stage

    At the end of his emotionally charged performance at the 58th Grammy Awards, rapper Kendrick Lamar stood in front of a screen that projected an outline of Africa with his hometown, Compton, superimposed over the continent. He rapped of police brutality and the shooting of Trayvon Martin in the...

  • Grammys' David Bowie love fest: Better late than never?

    Grammys' David Bowie love fest: Better late than never?

    Setting aside for the moment the artistic merits of Lady Gaga’s performance on Monday’s 58th Grammy Awards telecast, it’s impressive to note that the posthumous salute to the rock innovator and provocateur touched on no fewer than 10 Bowie cornerstone songs, even if some of them were revisited...

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