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GRAMMY AWARDS 2017

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...

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  • 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...

  • Mike Posner talks about his cosmic 'joke' of a Grammy nomination

    Mike Posner talks about his cosmic 'joke' of a Grammy nomination

    Mike Posner expressed all the usual feelings Tuesday about being nominated for a Grammy Award. He was honored. He was humbled. He was gratified. But also? He was a little suspicious. “I’m beginning to think the universe is playing a joke on me,” he said. That’s because Posner was recognized for...

  • Beyonce vs. Adele at the Grammys will be a battle of style: The new versus the tried-and-true

    Beyonce vs. Adele at the Grammys will be a battle of style: The new versus the tried-and-true

    Tradition will take on innovation — accompanied by plenty of pop-diva razzle-dazzle — when two of music’s most powerful superstars face off at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. In nominations announced Tuesday, Adele and Beyoncé are competing against each other for three of the major prizes — record,...

  • With nominees like Chance the Rapper, the Grammys look to the future of music

    With nominees like Chance the Rapper, the Grammys look to the future of music

    In a time of political uncertainty, the Grammy nominations offered a clear mandate: innovation over tradition, the future over the past. With barely a glance into the rearview mirror of pop music, the Recording Academy announced hundreds of nominees spread over 84 categories on Tuesday and clearly...

  • Lukas Graham grows up and finds Grammy acclaim with '7 Years'

    Lukas Graham grows up and finds Grammy acclaim with '7 Years'

    The biggest songs at the Grammys this year are about breakups, black womanhood and taking pills in Ibiza. All very up-to-the-minute topics for our era in pop music. But then there’s the little piano ballad about slowly growing older and finding comfort in your family as some friends get left behind....

  • The snubs, surprises and oddities among this year's Grammy nominations

    The snubs, surprises and oddities among this year's Grammy nominations

    Anyone who follows contemporary music might have predicted that superstars Beyoncé, Adele, Kanye West and Drake would earn a lot of Grammy nominations. And they did — to the tune of 30 of them.  But as with every year, the rest of the field is pretty much wide open. In some places, maybe some works...

  • Grammys: Classical nominations for L.A. Opera's 'Versailles,' L.A. Phil's '200 Motels'

    Grammys: Classical nominations for L.A. Opera's 'Versailles,' L.A. Phil's '200 Motels'

    As easy as it is to zing the Grammy classical awards year after year for predictability, sentimentality and the fact that no one person or group of nominators can possibly hear every single release, one has to admit that this year’s crop has some pretty worthy nominations. Strong representation...

  • Grammy Award nominations are coming — and then, most likely, dissent

    Grammy Award nominations are coming — and then, most likely, dissent

    The 59th Grammy Awards will kick off the major entertainment awards season when they unveil their nominations Tuesday morning. And with them will likely come dissent. The Grammy Awards enjoy a sometimes complicated relationship with the constituency they represent — so much so that raising objections...

  • James Corden is officially cooler than LL Cool J

    James Corden is officially cooler than LL Cool J

    CBS and the Recording Academy delivered a Grammy Awards shakeup Wednesday morning, announcing that James Corden will host the 2017 ceremony. The move leaves LL Cool J, who hosted the last five Grammy Awards, out in the cold. How is this possible? Has Corden really become cooler than a man who literally...

  • James Corden will replace LL Cool J as host of the 59th Grammy Awards

    James Corden will replace LL Cool J as host of the 59th Grammy Awards

    CBS has announced its host for the 59th Grammy Awards, and for the first time in five years it’s not LL Cool J. Instead, James Corden, “The Late, Late Show” host and star of the wildly successful “Carpool Karaoke” videos, will lead music’s biggest award ceremony when it airs on Feb. 12, 2017. The...

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

    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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