The GRAMMYs

Music’s favorite couple is going on tour this summer! Did you know that beyonce + Jay Z have a combined 36 GRAMMYs?

At the 17th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1975), the unlikely power trio of Paul Simon, John Lennon and Andy Williams presented the last award of the night for Record Of The Year. The three teamed up for some surreal but entertaining comedy referring to all of their former partners—Art Garfunkel, Paul McCartney and Claudine Longet—with the former Beatle in particular coming off as simultaneously charming and mocking. Memorably, when an absent Olivia Newton-John won the award for “I Honestly Love You,” Art Garfunkel—wearing a faux tux-T-shirt for the occasion—was chosen to accept on her behalf. “I thought I told you to wait in the car,” Simon quipped. Garfunkel also got in a great jab, asking Simon, “Still writing, Paul?”

February 8th, 2006: Kelly wins her first two Grammys at the 48th Grammy Awards

Happy Birthday Kelly!

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Moment in time: Feb. 28, 1996 — Alanis Morissette Cleans Up at the Grammys
Alanis Morissette was only 21 when she released Jagged Little Pill, her third studio album and first to be released internationally. The mix of pop and angst on songs like ‘Ironic’ and ‘You Oughta Know’ made it a phenomenon. It sold millions of copies (more than 33 million to date), reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and prompted widespread debate over the definition of the word “ironic.” The album was nominated for nine Grammy awards and won four, including best rock song, best female vocal performance and best rock album. The Ottawa-born artist also beat out Pearl Jam, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson and Joan Osborne to win album of the year, making her the youngest ever to win that award until Taylor Swift unseated her in 2010. - Dave McGinn

Outkast is returning to the stage tonight at coachella after seven years. This year also marks the 10th Anniversary of their Album Of The Year win for Speakerboxxx/The Love Below at the 46th GRAMMYs in 2004.