Now all we need are the artists…
Now all we need are the artists…
The Boss Bruce Springsteen being honored last night at MusiCares Person Of The Year
Current nominees Zac Brown, Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard and Mumford & Sons, along with five-time GRAMMY winner, GRAMMY Legend Award recipient and 2000 MusiCares Person of the Year honoree Elton John and GRAMMY winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient (as a member of the Staple Singers) Mavis Staples will join together for a special tribute to the late Levon Helm as part of the annual In Memoriam segment on the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast. Current nominee T Bone Burnett will serve as musical director for this special tribute to Helm. Additionally, current nominees Miguel and Wiz Khalifa also are set to perform on Music’s Biggest Night. Helm was a member of the revered rock group the Band, which received a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
Who do you think voters will choose for Best Rap Performance for the 55th GRAMMYs? Vote
With the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards just one week away, it’s time to gear up for the exciting lineup of performances we have in store for this year’s show. Some of your favorite artists, from the Black Keys, Fun., Rihanna, and Taylor Swift, to the Lumineers, Carrie Underwood and Jack White, will take the GRAMMY stage this year to give you what will undoubtedly be the Super Bowl of music.
But before GRAMMY Sunday, there’s Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 3, featuring the Baltimore Ravens versus the San Francisco 49ers. And what does everyone look forward to (aside from, of course, the actual game and million-dollar commercials)? The halftime show. Musical performances during the big game date back to Super Bowl I in 1967 when jazz trumpeter Al Hirt and the University of Arizona and Grambling State University marching bands took the field to provide the entertainment. But the halftime show has since gotten bigger. A lot bigger. Now resembling a stadium concert production, GRAMMY-winning artists from Michael Jackson and Tom Petty to Madonna, Prince and U2 have taken the field to perform what their fans (and the GRAMMYs) love most about them — their music.
So as you get all the fixings ready for your big Super Bowl party, pop in this playlist of GRAMMY-winning and -nominated halftime songs from Super Bowls past.
First-Time GRAMMY Nominees: Tegan & Sara
Natives of Calgary, Alberta, twin sisters Sara and Tegan Quin are nominated for Best Long Form Music Video for Get Along. Released in conjunction with their 2011 album of the same name, the DVD features two mini-documentaries and an intimate career-spanning live performance filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia.
“The GRAMMYs Will Go On: A Death In The Family” is a new one-hour special that looks at how the show’s producers, host, and musical artists made last-minute changes to the program against the backdrop of tragic and unforeseen circumstances. Set to air Saturday, Feb. 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network, the special features never-before-seen rehearsal footage and behind-the-scenes interviews with various artists and the GRAMMY production team and revisits the extraordinary 48 hours leading up to the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards last February.
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#CoverGirl + GRAMMY Nominee P!nk taking over Downtown LA in #GRAMMYGlam style!
“I was in Asia touring [when I found out about my nomination] and my manager called me so flabbergasted,” said Diplo. ”It took me a while to accept it, and then all the Twitter [congratulations] starting rolling in … and it started sinking in how huge of a deal it is. … I think [Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical] is one of the most important awards because we’re the guys who are back there putting our heart and soul in the music.”
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Who do you think voters will choose for Best Rap Album for the 55th GRAMMYs?