GRAMMY AWARDS

GRAMMY AWARDS 2018

The inside story behind Kesha's emotional Grammy moment

Kesha’s emotional performance at this year’s Grammys was in the works long ahead of Sunday’s ceremony, with its origins tracing back to late last year when the pop singer-songwriter played to a sold-out crowd at the Hollywood Palladium. It was the final stop of her Rainbow tour — a trek that for...

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  • Grammys shut out white men in album of the year category for the first time

    Grammys shut out white men in album of the year category for the first time

    From Frank Sinatra in the 1960s to Paul Simon in the 1970s to U2 in the 1980s, ’90s and early 2000s, one set of musicians has long had reason to feel secure in its privileged position at the Grammy Awards. Well, roll over, white guys, and tell Beethoven the news. For the first time in the ceremony’s...

  • 'Despacito' is on the verge of Grammy history

    'Despacito' is on the verge of Grammy history

    The last time a non-English-language composition won the Grammy for song of the year, Dwight D. Eisenhower was President. The song was “Volare,” a jaunty Italian crooner from singer Domenico Modugno and co-writer Franco Migliacci, and the Grammys in 1959 were a brand-new awards show. Now the Grammys...

  • Hip-hop has long dominated culture — what took so long for it to dominate the Grammys?

    Hip-hop has long dominated culture — what took so long for it to dominate the Grammys?

    Once considered a passing fad, hip-hop has permeated American pop music and become the most influential sound in the genre over the last half century. Its artists have gone from being persecuted over lyrics to bona-fide pop stars, corporate pitchmen, Hollywood players, tech moguls and label executives....

  • Expressive jazz pianist Fred Hersch receives a Grammy spotlight

    Expressive jazz pianist Fred Hersch receives a Grammy spotlight

    After a year that saw the release of his heartfelt memoir “Good Things Happen Slowly” and another splendid solo album, pianist Fred Hersch will again vie for his first Grammy Award after receiving two nominations in the jazz categories Tuesday morning. The expressive “Open Book” was among the releases...

  • Why Adele's Grammys flub was actually a pop-star power play

    Why Adele's Grammys flub was actually a pop-star power play

    Is this becoming a habit for Adele? As you’ve surely heard by now, the young British singer went dramatically off-script at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, halting her shaky performance of the late George Michael’s “Fastlove” (presumably because she couldn’t hear her accompaniment) and asking to start...

  • Beyoncé's Grammy snub and the glass ceiling on black art

    Beyoncé's Grammy snub and the glass ceiling on black art

    Beyoncé and Adele went head-to-head four times at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. Both were nominated for album of the year, song of the year, record of the year, and best pop solo performance. In every category, Adele was awarded the Grammy. Every time, Beyoncé, the peerless pop music icon...

  • Beyoncé watches herself, a pre-show call to action and other Grammy moments you didn't see on TV

    Beyoncé watches herself, a pre-show call to action and other Grammy moments you didn't see on TV

    The 59th Grammy Awards had no shortage of major moments: Beyoncé’s breathtaking performance and surprising loss in all major categories, Adele’s flub, a Prince tribute from the Time and Bruno Mars that electrified the audience and then, of course, a victory lap from Chance the Rapper, winner for...

  • Beyoncé vs. Adele and the Grammy story lines to watch

    Beyoncé vs. Adele and the Grammy story lines to watch

    This year’s Grammy Awards could see history-making victories from Beyoncé and Adele, but a young independent rapper from Chicago may steal the spotlight. With a diverse field of nominations that lean more to the current pulse of pop rather than industry veterans, much remains a mystery about Sunday...

  • Meet Gojira, the hard rockers who became a Grammy surprise

    Meet Gojira, the hard rockers who became a Grammy surprise

    Drone metal, black metal, speed metal, sludge metal, death metal, groove metal, deathcore, stoner metal, deathgrind. In 2017, hard, aggressive rock has splintered into so many factions that it takes a grim-reaping interpreter to explain the terrain.  Unless you’re the French American metal band...

  • With an album of the year nod for Sturgill Simpson, Grammys put the spotlight on surging Americana genre

    With an album of the year nod for Sturgill Simpson, Grammys put the spotlight on surging Americana genre

    When the 2017 Grammy Award nominations were unveiled in December, a lot of fans had one question after perusing the names in the album-of-the-year field:  Beyoncé, Adele, Drake, Justin Bieber and Sturgill Simpson. Sturgill who? The nod to the latest work from the Kentucky-born singer and songwriter...

  • Meet Busbee, the producer who helped Maren Morris get to the Grammys

    Meet Busbee, the producer who helped Maren Morris get to the Grammys

    When Maren Morris started writing songs for her major-label debut, “Hero,” the 26-year-old country singer “knew where my musical compass pointed,” as she put it recently. A self-described “’90s baby,” Morris grew up in Texas listening to Johnny Cash, Chaka Khan and the Spice Girls, and she wanted...

  • Package designers Sarah and Shauna Dodds have been on a Grammy roll

    Package designers Sarah and Shauna Dodds have been on a Grammy roll

    Shauna and Sarah Dodds are on a streak that could make Adele envious. The sisters from central Texas, whose creativity focuses on roots music, have been nominated for Grammy Awards in four of the last five years. This year they’re once again jetting to Los Angeles for the ceremony, a trip earned...

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