Grammy Awards - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Grammy Awards With new album, Kendrick Lamar emerges as artist of the year NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers who morph into superstars usually follow a well-traveled path that includes an overabundance of collaborations with other artists, radio-friendly pop hits, a bit of tabloid buzz and a conscious effort to eschew anything that might get too political or socially conscious. Kendrick Lamar took a different path and still emerged as the... Fri, 12 May 2017 14:37:00 GMT 2017-05-12T14:37:00Z 2018 Grammy Awards returning to NYC after 14 years in LA NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards are in a New York State of Mind. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the 2018 Grammys would return to New York City after spending the last 14 years in Los Angeles. The show will take place at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 28, 2018. MSG last hosted the Grammys in 2003. Spike Lee, a New Yorker, ... Tue, 09 May 2017 13:42:00 GMT 2017-05-09T13:42:00Z The Latest: David Bowie awarded British album of the year LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Brit Awards ceremony (all times local): 9:42 p.m. The Brit Award for album of the year has been awarded to David Bowie for "Blackstar." It is the latest posthumous honor for Bowie, and the second Brit Award he won Wednesday. His son, film director Duncan Jones, accept... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:50:00 GMT 2017-02-22T21:50:00Z Keith Urban leads Academy of Country Music nominations NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Keith Urban's boundary-pushing album "Ripcord" has spawned several top country singles and led him to pick up seven nominations including entertainer of the year and album of the year at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. Lady Antebellum announced the nominations Thursday on "CBS This Morning" for the awards show, which w... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:11:00 GMT 2017-02-16T17:11:00Z Grammys on CBS viewed by 26 million, highest since 2014 NEW YORK (AP) —  Sunday's Grammy Awards delivered its largest viewership since 2014, according to Nielsen.               The audience of 26 million viewers reflected a 4 percent uptick from last year, the smallest Grammys audience since 2009.              It stands as the season's top-rated special in viewers. Aired by CBS, it was hoste... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:47:00 GMT 2017-02-13T21:47:00Z Adele wins top Grammys, but pays tribute to Beyonce In an extraordinary moment between the music industry's top female artists, Adele beat Beyonce for three of the top Grammy Awards — then said her competitor deserved at least one of them. The Grammys featured memorable performances by the likes of Bruno Mars and A Tribe Called Quest, big victories by Chance the Rapper and David Bowie, and some unusual flubs Sunday, but they ... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:10:00 GMT 2017-02-13T20:10:00Z Grammy memorable moments: Adele, Beyonce, Prince, politics In Beyonce's first performance since announcing her pregnancy with twins, she shined head to toe at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night in golden hues. Meanwhile Adele took the top honors and got a rare do-over on national television when she flubbed her performance, and Beyonce's daughter, Blue Ivy, stole the show with her adorable mini-Prince outfit. Here are the top Grammy ... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:10:00 GMT 2017-02-13T17:10:00Z Momma Beyonce shines, Adele flubs in Grammy's top moments In Beyonce's first performance since announcing her pregnancy with twins, she shined head to toe in golden hues. Meanwhile Adele got a rare do-over on national television when she flubbed her performance and Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy stole the show with her adorable mini-Prince outfit. Here are the top moments of the Grammys: MOTHER BEYONCE In a highly ... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:56:00 GMT 2017-02-13T14:56:00Z The Latest: Adele sweeps record, album of year Grammy honors LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 59th annual Grammy Awards being presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Adele's "25" has won the album of the year Grammy Award, capping a huge night for the singer, who moments earlier had won for record of the year. ... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:57:00 GMT 2017-02-13T13:57:00Z Lady Gaga to Adele: Grammy fashion moments Though unusually staid, fashion-wise, the Grammys had a few memorable moments. CeeLo Green showed up Sunday in Los Angeles as a metallic gold something with a strange headpiece and tunic to match. And Lady Gaga, fresh from the Super Bowl, donned tiny black leather shorts and top, looking fierce in her thigh-high boots. Other than that, ... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:55:00 GMT 2017-02-13T13:55:00Z Grammys fashion: CeeLo goes gold, Lady Gaga goes bitty CeeLo Green looked part Tin Man, part big gold statue with a strange, monsterish headpiece while Lady Gaga showed up in bitty black leather shorts and an underbreast-baring top, a pair of towering, thigh-high boots to match, for the anything-goes parade of wacky fashion at the Grammys on Sunday. Green's message, including a full tunic to the ground, was u... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:41:00 GMT 2017-02-13T05:41:00Z Select winners at the 2017 Grammy Awards Select winners at the 2017 Grammy Awards: Album of the year: "25," Adele. Record of the year: "Hello," Adele. Best new artist: Chance the Rapper. Song of the year (songwriter's award): "Hello," Adele and Greg Kurstin. Best pop solo performance: "Hello," Adele. Best pop vocal album... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:13:00 GMT 2017-02-13T05:13:00Z Adele starts over during George Michael tribute at Grammys LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adele wanted her performance of "Fastlove" during the George Michael tribute at Sunday's Grammy Awards to be perfect. So when it wasn't, she cursed, then started over on live TV. "I'm sorry. I can't mess this up for him," she said to the audience. "Can we start again?" The second performance was flawless and heartfelt... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 03:53:00 GMT 2017-02-13T03:53:00Z Michael Jackson's daughter takes to Grammys stage LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paris Jackson took to the stage at the Grammys, introducing a performance at Staples Center eight years after attending her father's memorial service at the arena. The 18-year-old wore flowers in her up do and sported a nose ring at Sunday's show. She introduced The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk in the evening's second performance. ... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 03:33:00 GMT 2017-02-13T03:33:00Z 'Blackstar' band mates accept 3 posthumous Grammys for Bowie LOS ANGELES (AP) — Saxophonist Donny McCaslin was profoundly honored to accept a posthumous Grammy Award for David Bowie's final album, "Blackstar." And he got to repeat the move multiple times Sunday. Bowie received three Grammys for "Blackstar" during the ceremony's pre-telecast and a fourth during the live show — his first Grammy Awards for music. (His... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 02:08:00 GMT 2017-02-13T02:08:00Z Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau, who transcended genres over a 50-year career, died at a Los Angeles hospital Sunday, just days after announcing his retirement from touring because of exhaustion, his manager Joe Gordon confirmed. His official Twitter account says he died surrounded by his wife, son and a few other family members a... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 23:14:00 GMT 2017-02-12T23:14:00Z UMG pre-Grammy showcase features Katy Perry, Motown doc LOS ANGELES (AP) — Universal Music Group's annual pre-Grammy showcase included Katy Perry celebrating her 10-year anniversary with Capitol Records and the debut of trailers for new documentaries about Motown Records and INXS singer Michael Hutchence. Chart-topping rappers Desiigner, Rae Sremmurd, Big Sean, MGK and others performed at the multi-hour event ... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 05:42:00 GMT 2017-02-12T05:42:00Z Grammys add 1st man, transgender woman as trophy presenters LOS ANGELES (AP) — At Sunday's Grammys, a man and a transgender woman will join the so-called trophy girls who bring music's top honors onstage. It's a change that puts the Grammys in the front ranks of awards diversity. "To be honest, the idea of a 'trophy girl' has felt antiquated for some time now," Neil Portnow, president of the Rec... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:59:00 GMT 2017-02-10T18:59:00Z James Corden says he won't sing as Grammy host LOS ANGELES (AP) — He may be the king of Carpool Karaoke, but James Corden says he won't be singing as host of Sunday's Grammy Awards. "There are a lot of brilliant singers there," he says, "and no one needs to hear me disrupt such beautiful vocals." Corden also says he isn't trying to be the next LL Cool J, Grammy host for the past fiv... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 02:58:00 GMT 2017-02-10T02:58:00Z AP Source: Macklemore didn't submit latest album to Grammys NEW YORK (AP) — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the mainstream rap duo that swept the rap Grammys in 2014 and received backlash after besting Kendrick Lamar, didn't submit their latest album for contention at the 2017 Grammy Awards. A person close to the nomination process, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly ta... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:51:00 GMT 2017-02-09T20:51:00Z Beyonce or Adele? The AP predicts this Grammy showdown NEW YORK (AP) — Though dozens are nominated at Sunday's Grammy Awards, we all know the real showdown is between Beyonce and Adele. Both are nominated for the top three prizes — album, song and record of the year. Adele won all three honors with "21" and "Rolling In the Deep" in 2012, while Beyonce earned song of the year in 2010 for "Single Ladies." (Bey has earned multiple ... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:10:00 GMT 2017-02-08T19:10:00Z Grammys to pay tribute to Prince, George Michael LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sunday's Grammy Awards will include special tributes to pop music icons Prince and George Michael. Organizers announced Wednesday that the program will include two performances in honor of the stars who died last year. The announcement didn't say who would perform the tributes. Previously announced performers for this... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:40:00 GMT 2017-02-08T15:40:00Z Rory Feek fulfills promise to late wife by attending Grammys NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A year ago, Joey and Rory Feek watched the Grammy Awards from home, even though they were nominated for best country duo/group performance. They lost to Little Big Town, and Joey, who was diagnosed with stage-four cancer, told Rory if they ever got another nomination, he should attend the ceremony, a promise he is fulfilling this year. ... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:06:00 GMT 2017-02-08T15:06:00Z Grammy Museum plans East Coast experience in New Jersey NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Grammy Museum is planning a location in New Jersey. Officials on Tuesday announced plans for the 8,000-square-foot Grammy Museum Experience at the Prudential Center arena in Newark. The Los Angeles-based museum says it will be the first location on the East Coast. Beyond the main museum in Los Angeles, there are ... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 19:20:00 GMT 2017-02-07T19:20:00Z KatyCats rejoice! Katy Perry returns to Grammys LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry is returning to the Grammy Awards to the delight of fans who have been waiting to hear new music from the pop singer whose last album, "Prism," came out in 2013. The Recording Academy also announced Tuesday that Grammy nominees Kelsea Ballerini and Lukas Graham will perform Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show will air on CBS at... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 18:31:00 GMT 2017-02-07T18:31:00Z John Legend, Cynthia Erivo to perform Grammys' In Memoriam LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend and Broadway star Cynthia Erivo will be singing a Beach Boys song at Sunday's Grammy Awards. Executive producer Ken Ehrlich announced Tuesday that Legend and Erivo will perform a new arrangement of "God Only Knows" during the show's In Memoriam segment. The veteran producer was listening to music at home w... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:22:00 GMT 2017-02-07T13:22:00Z Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris lead wave of country women NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Female artists may often be overlooked on country radio, but the one place where they feel the love is at the Grammy Awards. This year, two newcomers, Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris, are leading a wave of country women dominating the Grammys this year. Morris and Ballerini share nods in the all-genre new artist category, the fir... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:03:00 GMT 2017-02-03T18:03:00Z Sturgill Simpson, Chance the Rapper to perform at Grammys NEW YORK (AP) — Top Grammy contenders Sturgill Simpson and Chance the Rapper are set to perform at the awards show this month. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that fellow nominee William Bell and Grammy winners Little Big Town and Gary Clark Jr. will also perform on the live telecast on Feb. 12. Previously announced performers ... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 02:16:00 GMT 2017-02-03T02:16:00Z Beyonce announces she's pregnant with twins on Instagram NEW YORK (AP) — Blue Ivy is about to become a big sister — twice over. Beyonce and Jay Z announced Wednesday on Instagram that the superstar singer is pregnant with twins. "We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two," said a statement signed "The Carters," Jay Z's real last name. ... Wed, 01 Feb 2017 23:11:00 GMT 2017-02-01T23:11:00Z At 13, pianist Joey Alexander heads back to the Grammys NEW YORK (AP) — Joey Alexander, the 13-year-old jazz pianist, broke ground after scoring two Grammy nominations last year, though he walked away from the ceremony empty-handed. This year, he has another chance to win. He's nominated for best improvised jazz solo with "Countdown" at the Feb. 12 show, airing live on CBS from the Staples C... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:17:00 GMT 2017-01-31T18:17:00Z