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Motown — Busier Than Ever in 2019? TV Specials, Broadway Musicals Reload the Jukebox

Motown has almost certainly never had more ancillary projects happening at once in the realms of TV and theater than it does in 2019. Among the offshoots keeping the catalog alive in multiple media: — The Ken Ehrlich-produced “Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration” airs on CBS April 21, after being filmed while the stars aligned […]
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Ken Ehrlich: Behind the Scenes With Grammys’ Wizard

For someone who already had a reputation as the hardest-working TV music producer in show business, Ken Ehrlich has lately taken it up a notch. Since last fall, on top of his usual Grammy Awards duties, he’s been at the helm for three other prime-time specials — an homage to Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special […]
Tags: News, Elvis Presley, Grammy Awards, Ken Ehrlich, Music for Screens

TV Review: “Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul”

Booking anyone at all to appear in an Aretha Franklin tribute is an act of nerve, since she was arguably the one performer in pop music history who can be said to have had no real peers as a singer, even in her day, much less ours. With that as a given, “Aretha! A Grammy […]
Tags: Reviews, News, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Patti Labelle, Janelle Monae, Alessia Cara, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Franklin, Brandi Carlile, Ken Ehrlich, SZA, H.e.r

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, […]
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Nicki Minaj Joins Ariana Grande in Calling Out Grammys Producer: ‘I Was Bullied’

Nicki Minaj is speaking out against Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich just days after Ariana Grande called him out for statements regarding her not performing at this year’s Grammy Awards. “I pissed off the same man Ariana just called out for lying. Grammy producer KEN,” Minaj wrote on Twitter. “I was bullied into staying quiet for 7 […]
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Ariana Grande Wore Her Zac Posen Grammys Dress At Home

Turns out the party came to her. Last week, to great fanfare and confusion, Ariana Grande announced she would not be performing at or attending the 61st annual Grammy Awards after all, despite previous plans, amidst a feud with Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich."I offered 3 different songs. It’s about collaboration. It’s about feeling supported, she tweeted. "It’s about art and honesty. Not politics. Not doing favors or playing games. It’s just a game y’all.. and i’m sorry but that’s not what music...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Obama, Ariana Grande, Mac Miller, Zac Posen, Ken Ehrlich, Doug Middlebrook

Ariana Grande, a No-Show, Wins First-Ever Grammy Award

Ariana Grande, who is sitting out this year’s Grammy Awards following a disagreement with producers over which songs would be featured during her performance, has picked up her first ever Grammy, for best pop vocal album for “Sweetener.” The Recording Academy accepted the award on her behalf. Grande was up in a second category, for pop […]
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Inside Grammy Rehearsals: ‘If We Deliver, The Rest Goes Away,’ Says Producer Ken Ehrlich

There are a little more than 24 hours left before the Grammy telecast, and tensions are running a little high. But veteran show producer Ken Ehrlich is as unflappable as ever, even as CBS EVP Jack Sussman complains about a Rolling Stone interview that prolongs the Ariana Grande-Grammy spat for at least one more day. […]
Tags: News, Rolling Stone, Grammys, Brandi Carlile, Ken Ehrlich, Jack Sussman

Grammys Producer Ken Ehrlich “Surprised” By Ariana Grande’s Epic Clapback About Why She’s Not Performing

Ariana Grande and the producer of the Grammy Awards, Ken Ehrlich, are embroiled in something like a beef right now.Ariana was scheduled to perform at the 2019 Grammys, but on Tuesday (Feb. 5)—less than a week before the live show—Variety reported that she would neither be performing at nor attending Sunday’s (Feb. 10) ceremony due to a “disagreement” with Grammy producers over what songs she’d perform during her set.An insider told Variety that Grande felt “insulted” after producers undermined h...
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Grammys producer walks a tightrope in the social-media age

Social media, real-time reactions and shifting trends are the latest batch of challenges for Ken Ehrlich, who has produced the Grammys for 39 years.            [Author: Detroit Free Press]
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Ariana Grande isn't performing at the Grammys, calls out producer for 'lying'

Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich says Ariana Grande "felt it was too late for her to pull something together" to perform at Sunday's show. She disagrees.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Ariana Grande Slams Grammys Producer for Lying After She Backs Out of Show

Ariana Grande and Ken Ehrlich. Mike Coppola/Getty Images; Timothy Norris/WireImage/Getty Images Shots fired! Ariana Grande clapped back at the 61st annual Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich for claiming she pulled out of the show because she couldn’t organize her performance in time. Ehrlich spoke to the Associated Press on Thursday, February 7, two days after reports surfaced that Grande, 25, would not take the stage at the event due to disagreements with production. The producer told th...
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Alicia Keys says Grammys will be about the ‘power of music’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammys host Alicia Keys previewed the show Thursday by rolling out the red carpet and dancing while Trombone Shorty played funk music with bandmates. Keys was all smiles as she joined Grammys CEO Neil Portnow, show producer Ken Ehrlich and others for a toast at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, […]
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Ariana Grande to Grammys producer: 'You're lying about me"

The singer has responded to a claim that her absence at this weekend’s awards was down to it being ‘too late’ for her to pull something togetherAriana Grande has called out Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich for lying about the reasons behind her absence from this weekend’s awards. Related: Thank u, next! Why pop stars fell out of love with albums Continue reading...
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Ariana Grande Hits Back at Grammys Producer: ‘You’re Lying About Me’

Ariana Grande has fired back at Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich’s claims that she’s not performing at the ceremony because they felt it was “too late for her to pull something together.” “i’ve kept my mouth shut but now you’re lying about me,” Grande tweeted on Thursday. “i can pull together a performance over night and […]
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Alicia Keys To Host 2019 Grammys [VIDEO]

After parting ways with comedian Kevin Hart, The Recording Academy and CBS announced today that Alicia Keys will host the 61st Annual  Awards. The awards will be broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, 8 p.m.ET / 5 p.m. PT. "I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I’m going to bring that vibe and energy," said Keys. "I'm so excited to be the master of ceremonies on the biggest night in music and celebrate the creativity, power and, magic. I'm especially excited for ...
Tags: Music, Alicia Keys, Broadway, Cbs, Kevin Hart, Bruce Houghton, Recording Academy, Neil Portnow, ALICIA, Ben Winston, Ehrlich, Ken Ehrlich, David Wild, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, Louis J Horvitz

Ken Ehrlich Pays Tribute to Aretha Franklin With Joyous Grammy Tribute

When it comes to television, Ken Ehrlich is Aretha Franklin’s “Do Right Man.” The TV producer worked with the late Aretha Franklin for the first time in 1981 at his second-ever Grammys at Radio City Music Hall. Now his AEG Ehrlich Ventures is executive-producing (along with Clive Davis and Danny Davis) “Aretha! A Grammy Celebration […]
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James Corden Isn’t Hosting 2019 Grammys, But CBS Is Eyeing His Producer, Ben Winston (EXCLUSIVE)

James Corden will not be returning as the host of the Grammy Awards this year, Variety has confirmed, although a source close to the situation says that “Late Late Show” show producer Ben Winston is being considered as a successor to longtime executive producer Ken Ehrlich and will work on the 2019 show in an expanded […]
Tags: News, Cbs, James Corden, Grammy Awards, Recording Academy, Ben Winston, Ken Ehrlich

Quincy Jones TV Tribute Scrapped by CBS

Plans for a Grammy-related CBS special to celebrate legendary producer Quincy Jones’ 85th birthday have been scrapped, a source confirms to Variety. The news was first reported on For the past several years, the Recording Academy and its television partner CBS occasionally have taken advantage of the musical talent in town for the Grammys […]
Tags: News, Cbs, Quincy Jones, Recording Academy, Ken Ehrlich, Don Mischer

Ken Ehrlich: Working with Aretha 'was always worth it'

Veteran producer Ken Ehrlich talks about working with Aretha Franklin throughout the years and how all other performers expected her to steal the show. (Aug. 19)            [Author: AP]
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Ken Ehrlich on Aretha Franklin: 'They just made one'

Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich discusses Aretha Franklin's uniqueness in the music industry and recalls how much Barack and Michelle Obama loved her songs. (Aug. 19)            [Author: AP]
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Producer who worked with Franklin recalls great performances

NEW YORK (AP) — When Ken Ehrlich, the longtime producer of the Grammys and other awards shows, worked with the Obama administration on a concert honoring women at the White House, first lady Michelle Obama laid down one rule. “You aren’t doing a tribute to women in my house without Aretha Franklin,” Ehrlich recalls Obama […]
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Grammys Producer on Aretha Franklin’s Greatest Show Moment and Why She Loathed Air-Conditioning

The very first time that Grammy Awards telecast producer Ken Ehrlich worked with 18-time winner Aretha Franklin was on his second-ever awards ceremony in 1981, the initial one held at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. Franklin sang her nominated song “Can’t Turn You Loose,” which lost out to Stephanie Mills’ “Never Knew Love […]
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Grammys Producer Ken Ehrlich on Neil Portnow’s ‘Step Up’ Comment, Exit: ‘We’ve Listened’

Longtime Grammys executive producer Ken Ehrlich has spoken to Recording Academy president Neil Portnow just about every other day since the Jan. 28 awards show. The two have worked together for some 15 years so they are close, but not to the level of near-familial as the last three months have been. “He’s held up […]
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How The Grammys Are Acknowledging Its Woman Problem

Following their announcement in March that Tina Tchen, former chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, would head up the Recording Academy's Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, the Grammys have a released a list of people on the task force. Among the musicians and music industry folk on the list is the very woman who called out the Academy for their underrepresentation of women.Dr. Stacy L. Smith, founder and director of the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, was one of the primary author...
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Inside the Elton John Post-Grammys Tribute Concert, With Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, SZA and More (Watch)

It’s become a Grammy tradition that a day or two after the big show, director Ken Ehrlich and the producers engage in some masochism by filming another televised show in tribute to a legendary performer. Past years have highlighted the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra and the Bee Gees, and this year Elton John got […]
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Britney Spears’ Business Manager to Recording Academy President: ‘Pull Your Head Out of Your Ass’

Business manager Lou Taylor, whose TriStar Sports and Entertainment firm represents such clients as Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani and Mary J. Blige, lashed out at Recording Academy president Neil Portnow in an Instagram post on Monday. Responding to remarks he made to Variety following the Grammy Awards broadcast on Sunday night, in which […]
Tags: News, Britney Spears, Mary J Blige, Grammys, Recording Academy, Neil Portnow, Ken Ehrlich, Lou Taylor, TriStar Sports and Entertainment, Britney Spears Jennifer Lopez Gwen Stefani

No, Women Don't Need To Step Up — But The Men Who Run The Grammys Do

The Grammys truly bungled their attempt to be part of the conversation around equality and representation for women this year. First, there was no coordination with Time's Up, which organized protests at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards, to help raise money for their legal fund or give attendees an opportunity to rally behind achieving equality for women in the industry. So, a group of 14 women who are mid-level music industry executives pulled together and formed Voices in Entertainment, and s...
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Grammys president said women need to "step up" after male-heavy awards

The 2018 Grammy winners were noticeably male-heavy, with all of the televised awards going to men except Best New Artist (which Alessia Cara won). Only 11 of the total 84 awards went to women. Grammys president Neil Portnow replied by saying ”women need to step up.” Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Grammys, Music News, Alessia Cara, Neil Portnow, Ken Ehrlich, BrooklynVegan Staff

Grammys Continue To Have A Woman Problem, This Year It's With Lorde

It appears that the Grammys have some catching up to do. Of all the artists nominated for Album of the Year, Lorde is the only woman. She was also reportedly the only nominee not offered a solo performance spot at the award show.According to Variety, Lorde was reportedly approached by the Grammys to perform alongside other artists at the event hosted at Madison Square Garden in a collaborative tribute to Tom Petty. Lorde declined, with good reason.The pop star is joined by Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar...
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