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Americana Awards Make a Statement by Nominating Only Women for Artist of the Year

The annual Americana Honors & Awards have faced mounting criticism that they, too, like the Grammys, have seen a preponderance of male winners taking the stage. Last year, the much beloved Brandi Carlile and Margo Price were both nominated in the top three categories — artist, album and song of the year — and many […]
Tags: Kacey Musgraves, News, Awards, Grammys, Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine, Brandi Carlile, Americana Honors & Awards, Americana Association


TV Review: ‘The 2019 Billboard Music Awards’

Ariana Grande, who famously skipped the Grammys this year over disagreements about what form her production number would take, found an agreeable partner Wednesday night in the Billboard Music Awards — they let her mail in her characteristically dimly lit performance from a Vancouver concert. (It might’ve been via snail mail; that gig took place […]
Tags: Reviews, News, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Madonna, Vancouver, Imagine Dragons, Grammys, Bts, Halsey, Panic! At The Disco, Jonas Brothers, Lauren Daigle, 2019 Billboard Music Awards


Deborah Dugan Selected To Succeed Neil Portnow As Recording Academy President

(RED) CEO Deborah Dugan has been selected to succeed Neil Portnow as the Recording Academy's new president/CEO, Billboard has learned from multiple high-level sources. More »
Tags: Music, News, Grammys, Neil Portnow, Deborah Dugan


Oscars Music Director Rickey Minor Reveals 10 Secrets of the Telecast

Rickey Minor is an old hand at conducting music for live TV shows, having handled such chores on “American Idol,” the Grammys and the Emmys. This year, he scored his biggest gig yet: as music director of the Academy Awards. “It’s the biggest and most prestigious show for a reason,” he says. “It is the […]
Tags: News, Oscars, Lady Gaga, Grammys, Rickey Minor, Music for Screens, Oscar music, Shallow Gaga Cooper


Kacey Musgraves on Embracing Love Over Snark and Being a Country-Pop Centaur

Not exactly being the type of artist who’s all about the braggadocio, Kacey Musgraves surely didn’t title her most recent album “Golden Hour” to be some sort of self-fulfilling career prophecy. But there’s little doubt that she’s one of music’s 2019 golden girls, by virtue of her slow burn of a third studio album having […]
Tags: Kacey Musgraves, News, Features, Grammys, Power Of Women


Grammys Closing Eligibility Window One Month Early To Avoid Conflict With The Oscars

The eligibility year for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards will close Aug. 31, one month earlier than it has in each of the past nine years. The change is the result of next year's Grammy telecast being moved up two weeks to Jan. 26, 2020. That change was made so the Grammys wouldn't go head-to-head … More »
Tags: Music, News, Oscars, Grammys


Grammys Generate More Social Impact Than Oscars, According to Nielsen (EXCLUSIVE)

The Oscars may be the most-watched awards show on TV — but when it comes to social media, it’s the Grammys that garners the most attention. That’s according to Nielsen, which has finished calculating its Social Content Ratings for the just-ended awards season. Nielsen monitored social activity for every awards show that aired between Aug. […]
Tags: News, Oscars, Nielsen, Grammys


Recording Academy CMO Evan Greene Stepping Down

Evan Greene, chief marketing officer at the Recording Academy since 2003, will be stepping down from his post to “partner on the launch of a new boutique marketing consultancy focusing on the intersection of music, sports and entertainment,” according to an announcement, which says details about his new venture will be forthcoming. Greene established the […]
Tags: News, Grammys, Recording Academy, Greene, Evan Greene, Recording Academy CMO Evan Greene Stepping Down


Meet Jason Owen, the Mega-Manager Whose Clients Swept the Grammys’ Country Awards

There was a moment on the night of Feb. 10 when manager Jason Owen allowed his mind to “go there.” Could his client, Kacey Musgraves, who by 4 p.m. had already picked up two Grammy Awards — for “Space Cowboy” and “Butterflies,” for best country song and best country solo performance, respectively — in Owen’s […]
Tags: Kacey Musgraves, News, Grammys, Iheartradio, Little Big Town, Owen, Jason Owen


Despite Improvements, the Grammys Still Have a Lot of Catching Up to Do

Even after a Grammy Awards show that was judged to be the strongest in years — one that addressed many long-standing issues regarding female and minority inclusion — a top-level Grammy executive once again sowed discord. While the Feb. 10 telecast featured many dynamic moments and a nominee list filled with female and minority artists, […]
Tags: News, Ariana Grande, Drake, Grammys, Ken Ehrlich


Lady Gaga and Christian Carino call off their engagement ahead of the Academy Awards

Lady Gaga has been turning heads on the red carpet, but her ringless finger at the Grammys made fans wonder: Is she still with fiance Christian Carino?            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Lady Gaga, Usa Today, Grammys, Christian Carino


Tiffany Haddish Reveals Plans for Album That May Be Called ‘The She Ready Experience’

Tiffany Haddish has music on her mind. In a recent interview with Glamour, Haddish revealed that she’s working on an album. The “Girls Trip” actress was up for a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for her audiobook “The Last Black Unicorn.” She also sings on that project at the very end. “This is before I […]
Tags: News, Drake, Grammys, Tiffany Haddish, Lego Movie 2, Glamour Haddish


Michelle Obama's mom reminds her she's not a 'real celebrity'

The "Becoming" author made a surprise appearance at the Grammys but her mom wasn't too impressed.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Michelle Obama, Usa Today, Grammys


Michelle Obama’s Grammys Appearance Did Not Impress Michelle Obama’s Mom

On Grammy night, the biggest cheer from the crowd wasn't for a musician. It came when Michelle Obama touched a microphone. The former First Lady -- flanked by Alicia Keys, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lady Gaga, and Jennifer Lopez, and towering over all four of them -- said a few vague words about the … More »
Tags: Music, News, Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Grammys, Alicia Keys Jada Pinkett Smith Lady Gaga


Michelle Obama just shared a glorious text exchange with her mom from Grammys night

Becoming First Lady of the US means a lot of big life changes, but the one thing it apparently doesn't put an end to are wonderfully awkward messages from your mom.Nothing stops those. Not even becoming a best selling author, or a super popular surprise guest at the Grammys.SEE ALSO: 17 books every activist should read in 2019On Wednesday morning, Michelle Obama took to Instagram to share a truly A+ message exchange she'd had with her mom, after appearing at the Awards show on Sunday.Ma...
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How Brandi Carlile Stole the Grammys

What beats winning some awards on a show? Winning an awards show. There’s no trophy given out for what Brandi Carlile did on the Grammys Sunday, bringing down the house and raising the social media roof with “The Joke.” But she should leave an empty space on her mantle in honor of this moment anyway. […]
Tags: News, Awards, Grammys, Brandi Carlile


Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Hosts Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg at Grammy Viewing Party

Several hours before Aerosmith took the stage for the second annual Steven Tyler Grammy viewing party — which benefits Janie’s Fund, an organization created by Tyler to help underage victims of human trafficking — an energized and animated Tyler spoke to Variety about what it’s like when the band gets together these days. “Let’s just […]
Tags: News, Mark Wahlberg, Leonardo Dicaprio, Steven Tyler, Grammys, Aerosmith, Variety, Tyler, Janie, Steven Tyler Hosts Leonardo DiCaprio Mark Wahlberg, Grammy Viewing Party


Zedd’s Suggestion for the Grammys: ‘There Should Be Way More Categories’

Sitting in the Interscope Records studio where he recorded his first two albums, Anton Zaslavski, better known as Zedd, revealed an inside look at what it’s like to be one of the music industry’s most powerful hitmakers Thursday at a masterclass hosted by Universal Music Group and Marriott Bonvoy in partnership with Interscope Records. Surrounded […]
Tags: News, Grammys, Zedd, Universal Music Group, Maren Morris, Interscope Records, The Middle, Anton Zaslavski, Marriott Bonvoy


With ‘Black Panther’ and Childish Gambino Wins, Ludwig Göransson Sets a Grammy Record

Ludwig Göransson’s Grammy wins Sunday night broke yet another record: The Swedish composer and member of Childish Gambino became the first artist to win song of the year and best score soundtrack for projects in entirely different music genres. Göransson won for his “Black Panther” score and shared the song of the year Grammy with […]
Tags: News, Awards, Grammys, Black Panther, Gambino, Childish Gambino, Goransson, Ludwig Göransson, Childish Gambino Wins Ludwig Göransson


Katy Perry ‘Blackface’ Shoes Pulled From Stores

Katy Perry’s fashion line is pulling a number of shoes from retailers including Dillards and Walmart after one of the styles was criticized for evoking racist imagery. The style in question, present on the line’s “Rue Face Slip On Loafers” and “Ora Face Block Heel Sandal,” featured large, blue eyes and and a pair of even larger red […]
Tags: News, Walmart, Katy Perry, Grammys, Dillards


Dan + Shay’s ‘Tequila’ Named Most Shazamed Song of the Grammys

Everyone wanted a taste of “Tequila” at this year’s Grammy Awards. The hit single from country duo Dan + Shay was the most Shazamed song of the night following the artists’ stripped-down performance, featuring Dan Smyers on guitar and Shay Mooney on piano. “Tequila” was a multi-week No. 1 smash at country radio and crossed […]
Tags: News, Alicia Keys, Grammys, Shazam, Dan + Shay, Shay Mooney, H.e.r, Dan Smyers


Grammys 2019: Everything You Didn’t See on TV

With all the cameras in action at a major awards show like the Grammys, there are still many things that happen offstage or during commercial breaks that aren’t seen by the millions watching the telecast — but are spied by certain eagle-eyed reporters from their seats in the auditorium. Here are a few highlights that […]
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The Grammys did a few things right, but the show was still completely unwatchable

More diverse, critically acclaimed artists won Grammys this year, but the actual telecast remained a mess.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Opinion: Why the Grammys exceeded my expectations

There's no doubt that women had a banner year at the Grammys. It's hard to say if this is an anomaly or the new normal, and it's too soon to herald a changing of the guard within the Recording Academy. However, the diversity of the female performers/honorees and winners -- not only in terms of race, but also musical genre and generation (from legends like Dolly Parton and Diana Ross to newcomers like Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa, and H.E.R.) -- is worth noting and applauding. Let's hope it's a sign ...
Tags: News, Dolly Parton, Stories, Grammys, Diana Ross, Recording Academy, Camila Cabello Dua Lipa


Michelle Obama led a banner year for women at the Grammys

The show had some missteps, but overall it was a marked improvement from last year in one major way, says Rebecca Bodenheimer: Women dominated the night. Let's hope it's a sign of a more equitable future in the music industry, she writes.
Tags: Cnn, Michelle Obama, Grammys, Rebecca Bodenheimer


Where was Donald Glover? Childish Gambino wasn't at the Grammys to accept big wins

Childish Gambino won four out of the five awards he was nominated for, but was not there to accept them.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Grammys, Donald Glover, Gambino


TV Ratings: Grammy Awards Tick Up in Early Numbers From 2018

The Grammy Awards are up in the early Nielsen ratings compared to 2018. The Sunday awards telecast on CBS nabbed a 12.8 rating in metered market households, up ever so slightly from the 12.7 rating the 2018 telecast drew. Time zone adjusted numbers for the Grammys will be available later on Monday and this post […]
Tags: News, Time, Ratings, Cbs, Nielsen, Grammy Awards, Grammys


Smokey Robinson: Jennifer Lopez Motown tribute critics 'stupid'

Before they even hit the stage Sunday night at the Grammys for a tribute to Motown, Smokey Robinson was defending the selection of Jennifer Lopez.
Tags: News, Smokey Robinson, Stories, Grammys, Jennifer Lopez Motown


Smokey Robinson calls Jennifer Lopez Motown tribute complainers 'stupid'

Before they even hit the stage Sunday night at the Grammys for a tribute to Motown, Smokey Robinson was defending the selection of Jennifer Lopez.
Tags: Cnn, Smokey Robinson, Grammys, Jennifer Lopez Motown


Here's the other thing that made Cardi B cry

Cardi B got so emotional. Oh not just for her historic Grammys win as the first solo female rapper to win rap album of the year for her debut project "Invasion of Privacy."
Tags: Cnn, Grammys, Cardi



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