FLASHBACK: Alicia Keys at the 44th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2002 winning Best New Artist, Song Of The Year [Fallin’], Best Female R&B Vocal Performance [Fallin’], Best R&B Song [Fallin’], and Best R&B Album [Songs In A Minor]
Katy Perry says her new single with Snoop Dogg, “California Gurls,” is a West Coast answer song to Alicia Keys and Jay-Z’s “Empire State Of Mind.” (The song debuted this week at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.) Perhaps a new West Coast/East Coast battle is brewing. But could Katy’s spelling also be a nod to Big Star? “September Gurls” was one of the better-known songs by the band, led by recently passed cult figure Alex Chilton. What do you think: Is Katy a Big Star fan, or did she just misspell “Grrrls”?
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