Grammys

Dec
17
YG Reacts to Grammy Snub, Calls Out ‘Wack’ Albums

YG

Despite releasing one of the most acclaimed rap albums of 2014, YG was not nominated for any Grammys. The Compton rapper spoke out about his snub during an interview on Power 106.

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Dec
5
Beyoncé, Sam Smith Lead Grammy Nominations

Beyoncé

It’s Grammy time. The nominees for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Friday morning.

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Nov
19
Ariana Grande, Big Sean, Pharrell, & Mary J. Blige Celebrate ‘A Very Grammy Christmas’

Big Sean and Ariana Grande

Christmas came early during the taping of “A Very Grammy Christmas” at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. on Tuesday. Hosted by LL Cool J, the one-hour special featured today’s biggest stars performing holiday songs and their current hits as well as sharing their favorite holiday memories.

Pharrell Williams, decked out in a Christmas sweater, covered the classic “Please Come Home for Christmas” and performed his G I R L cut “Lost Queen” with his Baes.

Ariana Grande and Big Sean showed some PDA while performing their duet “Best Mistake.” The cute couple, coordinated in a red dress and black tuxedo, walked off stage hand-in-hand after their romantic set. Ariana also cozied up in front of the fireplace for a festive performance of her new holiday single “Santa Tell Me,” which debuts November 24.

The Queen of R&B, Mary J. Blige, spread some cheer of her own with selections from her upcoming album The London Sessions.

In addition to the performances, the nominations for Album of the Year for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be announced during “A Very Grammy Christmas,” which airs December 5 at 9 p.m. on CBS.

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Jan
28
Pharrell, Alicia Keys, & John Legend Salute Beatles at Grammy Tribute

Pharrell and Helen Lasichanh

A day after the Grammys, music’s biggest stars united once again to pay tribute to the Beatles at the taping of “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles” at the L.A. Convention Center on Monday night.

After taking the Grammys by storm, Pharrell and his Vivienne Westwood hat made a second appearance, along with his wife Helen Lasichanh. The Producer of the Year also hit the stage to perform “Here Comes the Sun” with country star Brad Paisley.

Alicia Keys and John Legend teamed up for “Let It Be,” Katy Perry performed “Yesterday,” and Ed Sheeran played guitar while singing “In My Life.”

Other performers included Stevie Wonder, John Mayer and Keith Urban, Maroon 5, Gary Clark Jr. and Joe Walsh, and The Eurythmics. Beatles legends Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr also performed the Fab Four’s classics.

The show will air February 9 at 8 p.m. on CBS, exactly 50 years after the Beatles made their U.S. television debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

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Jan
28
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Talk ‘Emotional’ Grammy Performance on ‘Ellen’

Ryan Lewis, Macklemore, and Ellen

Fresh off their four wins at the Grammys, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis returned to where it started. The hip-hop duo, who made their first appearance on “Ellen” in 2012, spoke about their headline-making Grammy performance, where 33 couples including Ryan Lewis’ sister were married onstage while they performed “Same Love.”

“I got emotional during rehearsal and I got emotional during the performance,” admitted Macklemore.

Queen Latifah officiated the ceremony, while Madonna performed “Open Your Heart.” “She was so gracious to come and share the stage, and killed it,” he said of the pop queen, adding, “Still don’t have her cell phone number.”

Ellen also delved into their personal relationships. Macklemore is engaged to his longtime girlfriend and tour manager, Tricia Davis, who’s been with him from the start.

His fiancée got emotional when the group won for Best New Artist. “She broke down into tears and I was like, ‘We’re definitely being watched by like 30 million people right now,’” he said.

Next up, the Seattle duo will attend Sunday’s Super Bowl, where they will be rooting for the Seahawks. In honor of their Grammy wins, Ellen presented them with their own hilarious jerseys.

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Jan
27
Ciara Debuts New Song ‘Anytime’ at Grammy After-Party

Ciara

Despite being pregnant, Ciara still delivered a stellar performance at last night’s Official GRAMMY After-Party at the L.A. Convention Center. With her baby bump on display, the mom-to-be performed her hits and debuted a brand new ballad called “Anytime,” which she dedicated to her fans.

“As you may know, I’m working on my new album now and I’ve got some really cool stuff going on,” CiCi told the crowd.

She collaborated with her fiancé on the personal song. “Baby, I’ll go to war for you / Baby, I’ll give the stars to you,” she sings, while Future’s vocals can be heard in the background.

In an interview with “E! News” before her performance, she gushed about the Atlanta rapper. “He’s the best, literally like my best friend and so sweet. He’s been the best support I could have,” said Ciara. “He’s been to every doctor visit with me, so it’s been really cool.”

See CiCi debut her sweet dedication live.

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Jan
27
Meek Mill Hosts Wild Grammy After-Party with Drake, Trey Songz, & Keyshia Cole

Meek Mill, Diddy, Jermaine Dupri, Bow Wow, and Nelly

Meek Mill took his partying to the next level. Following Sunday’s Grammys, the MMG rapper hosted the craziest event of Grammy weekend—complete with a superstar guest list and even wild animals. Drake, Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole, and Kevin Hart were shuttled to a mansion in the Hollywood Hills, where they partied with pals including Diddy, Rick Ross, Wale, and Nelly.

Camels and lions roamed the property while guests sipped Ace of Spades and DJ Mustard provided the evening’s soundtrack.

The party, which reportedly cost $200,000, went until 5 a.m. before the cops shut it down. Hundreds of guests were left stranded after their cars were towed for being illegally parked.

“Meeks party was CRAZY last night!” tweeted Sevyn Streeter.

Check out pics from the wild night below.

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