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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, song and album of the year — to be handed out Feb. 12 in a ceremony at Staples Center. 

The work they’re being recognized for reflects a stark contrast in how each thinks about sound, style, function — even how a musician should make music available at a moment when streaming is changing the way we...

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