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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 “I Took a Pill in Ibiza,” his clever pop hit about not wanting to have pop hits.

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Sturgill Simpson on his surprise album of the year Grammy nod

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone more surprised by the general album of the year Grammy nomination for Sturgill Simpson’s “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” than Simpson himself.

“In terms of what happened today, this never even crossed my mind,” the Kentucky-born singer and songwriter told The Times from Nashville on Tuesday.

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Director Ron Howard reacts to the Grammy nomination for his Beatles documentary

It’s no surprise that the Grammy Awards’ music film category includes a nomination for the Ron Howard-directed documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years.”

Grammy voters have saluted the group, its music and its members regularly since first bestowing the new artist for 1964 award on the Fab Four.

“It’s a blast!”

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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.

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Kip Winger has a contemporary classical album? The rock guitarist discusses his Grammy nod

Nestled near the end of the list of 84 Grammy nominations amid the hundreds of musicians is one particular artist whose appearance likely will surprise many who lived through the 1980s metal scene. A certain “C.F. Kip Winger” is nominated in the contemporary classical recording category for “Winger: Conversations with Nijinsky.”

That can’t be the same Kip Winger, can it?

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