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Grammy Awards 2019: The Big Winners And The Big Surprises Of The Night


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What an incredible night at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards! With mind-blowing performances, impassioned acceptance speeches and a surprise appearance from Michelle Obama, we're excited to see many of our predictions come true, as well as a few curveballs that the Grammys could never be without.

Kacey Musgraves - Golden HourKacey Musgraves - Golden Hour

First of all, we were hugely surprised to see a country album take the Album of the Year prize for the first time since Taylor Swift's Fearless in 2010; Kacey Musgraves won the coveted award as well as Best Country Album for Golden Hour, while songs Space Cowboy and Butterflies won Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance respectively.

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Grammy Awards 2019: Our Predictions For The Big Winners


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With the 61st Grammy Awards fast approaching, we have revised the long list of nominees once again and think we've made up our mind about who will be taking home the big prizes this year. These are definitely who we think deserve the wins this year, though it's likely there will be a few surprises in store.

Childish Gambino - This Is AmericaChildish Gambino - This Is America

First off, Childish Gambino's This Is America is without a doubt the strongest contender for the coveted Record of the Year, Song Of The Year and Best Music Video prizes. Frankly, Donald Glover will be robbed if he does not receive all three of these for this iconic song which has become an anthem for the generation under Trump's government.

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Grammy Awards Sets Up 'Independent Task Force' To Examine Gender Equality Issues


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After a turbulent week in the wake of the Grammy Awards ceremony, dogged by accusations of inequality between male and female artists, an independent task force has been set up to examine “the role of gender”.

It comes in the context of Recording Academy president Neil Portnow coming under fire for saying that women in music needed to “step up” when he was quizzed about the relative lack of recognition they received during Sunday’s awards, where female artists or female-fronted bands only received 17 out of the 86 awards and the list of performers included few women.

On Thursday (February 1st), Portnow went back on his statement and said they were a “poor choice of words” and that “gender bias” in the industry needs to be addressed. 

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Bon Iver Speaks His Truth On This Year's Highly Criticised Grammys


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Bon Iver has caused quite the stir on social media this week by voicing his disappointment that Bruno Mars was the big winner at the 2018 Grammy Awards. He has nothing against the singer, but he certainly seems to wish for more musical diversity during the awards season.

Bon Iver performing liveBon Iver performing live

Bon Iver, whose real name is Justin Vernon, won two awards in 2012 for Best Alternative Music Album and Best New Artist, and last year he was nominated for his album '22, A Million'. Naturally, he hadn't released anything for the running this year, but that didn't stop him having an opinion on those who did win.

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Bruno Mars And Other Top Winners At The 2018 Grammy Awards


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The results are in for the 2018 Grammy Awards, and of course it's Bruno Mars who comes out on top with seven gongs altogether including Record of the Year for his stellar 2016 record '24K Magic'. He missed out on eligibility for the 2017 awards, but it's clearly been worth the wait.

Bruno Mars wins big for '24K Magic'Bruno Mars wins big for '24K Magic'

Not only has the pop heartthrob's latest album won the most coveted prize of all at the Grammys, it has also been named Album of the Year, Best R&B Album, and Best Engineered Album in the Non-classical section. Meanwhile, his number one single 'That's What I Like' brough him Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song.

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2018 Grammy Awards Performers Include Childish Gambino And Lady Gaga


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Lady GaGa, Pink, Little Big Town and Childish Gambino have been unveiled as some of the musical acts performing at the upcoming 60th Grammy Awards later this month.

On Thursday (January 4th), the Recording Academy announced several of the artists who’ll be taking to the stage at the 2018 ceremony, which takes place on January 28th at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The return of the event to New York City – after being held in Los Angeles for several decades – will see a Broadway-themed tribute to composers such as Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein. It will see former Grammy winner Patti LuPone doing a reprise of her ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ from Webber’s ‘Evita’. Ben Platt, of the hit musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen’, will also perform a song from Bernstein's ‘West Side Story’.

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Gone But Not Forgotten: Five Posthumous Grammy Winners


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This year seems to be the year of posthumous Grammy nominations, with at least four recently deceased superstars up for awards this year. Carrie Fisher is nominated for Best Spoken Word album for 'The Princess Diarist', Leonard Cohen and Chris Cornell are both up for Best Rock Performance, and Cohen is also competing with Glen Campbell for Best American Roots Performance.

Here are five past artists who won Grammys after they died:

Ray Charles - Best Album for 'Genius Loves Company'Ray Charles - Best Album for 'Genius Loves Company'

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Carrie Fisher Could Win A Grammy For Her Spoken Word Album


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Hidden amongst all the main Grammy nominations is a nod to the late 'Star Wars' star Carrie Fisher, who could be looking at her first music award for her spoken word album 'The Princess Diarist'. She's not the only posthumous nomination either, as at least three other late celebraties are named in other categories.

Carrie Fisher spotted outside Chiltern FirehouseCarrie Fisher spotted outside Chiltern Firehouse

Gone but never forgotten, Carrie Fisher - who died at the age of 60 from a cardiac arrest last year - released her first memoir the month before her death entitled 'The Princess Diarist', exploring her time playing Princess Leia on the 'Star Wars' series and even detailing her alleged affair with co-star Harrison Ford. It was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Related Work, but is now looking at Best Spoken Word Album at the 2018 Grammys.

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Jay Z And Kendrick Lamar Lead 2017 Grammy Awards Nominations


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Jay Z is leading the way at this year's Grammy Awards, nominated in an amazing eight categories with Kendrick Lamar just behind him and nominated in seven. Bruno Mars has also done well, taking in four nominations, whilst Childish Gambino also has four chances to take home some of the biggest prizes in the music industry.

Jay Z is expected to take home some prizes from the Grammy Awards 2017Jay Z is expected to take home some prizes from the Grammy Awards 2017

As usual, the Record of the Year category is one of the night's most stacked, with Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Bruno Mars and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee all battling it out. Gambino, Lamar, Jay Z and Mars all also make an appearance in the Album of the Year category, but face some heavy competition from the category's only female nominee, Lorde.

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Did Rihanna Really Throw Shade At Beyonce With Lipgloss At The Grammys?


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In amid the annual music industry bunfight that is the Grammy Awards last night, social media went wild after a few eagle-eyed viewers thought Rihanna shaded Beyonce as she lost out to her for Best Urban Contemporary Album award by disinterestedly applying lip gloss as Bey’s name was read out.

Surprising, as they’re both among the most loved female pop stars in the world at this moment in time and not normally associated with petty spats with other celebs.

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Jennifer Lopez seen arriving at the 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 17th November 2016

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Ten years ago today (27OCT16) Amy Winehouse released her second album Back to Black, which was to become her final record following her untimely death in 2011. The follow-up to her debut Frank was a critical and commercial success around the world, making singer-songwriter Winehouse a household name and thrusting her into the limelight. It topped the charts in the star's native Britain and reached number two in the U.S. Lead single Rehab became her only top 10 hit in America. The hugely personal album, produced by Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, also spawned tracks You Know I'm No Good, Back to Black, Tears Dry on Their Own and Love Is a Losing Game. In 2008 it won Best Pop Vocal Album at the Grammy Awards and Rehab was named Record of the Year and Song of the Year. She won five of her six nominations but was unable to attend and perform at the ceremony as her visa was denied while she was seeking treatment for drug addiction. Sales of Back to Black surged after her death, aged 27, with the album even returning to the number one in some European countries. As of late 2015, it had sold 3.59 million copies in the U.K., making it the 13th best-selling album of all time in the country. ** Amy Winehouse performs at Lollapalooza Featuring: Amy Winehouse performs at Lollapalooza Where: Lollapalooza, Illinois, United States When: 05 Aug 2007

Ten, Amy Winehouse, Back, Black, Grammy Awards and Lollapalooza
Ten, Amy Winehouse, Back, Black, Grammy Awards and Lollapalooza

Ten years ago today (27OCT16) Amy Winehouse released her second album Back to Black, which was to become her final record following her untimely death in 2011. The follow-up to her debut Frank was a critical and commercial success around the world, making singer-songwriter Winehouse a household name and thrusting her into the limelight. It topped the charts in the star's native Britain and reached number two in the U.S. Lead single Rehab became her only top 10 hit in America. The hugely personal album, produced by Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, also spawned tracks You Know I'm No Good, Back to Black, Tears Dry on Their Own and Love Is a Losing Game. In 2008 it won Best Pop Vocal Album at the Grammy Awards and Rehab was named Record of the Year and Song of the Year. She won five of her six nominations but was unable to attend and perform at the ceremony as her visa was denied while she was seeking treatment for drug addiction. Sales of Back to Black surged after her death, aged 27, with the album even returning to the number one in some European countries. As of late 2015, it had sold 3.59 million copies in the U.K., making it the 13th best-selling album of all time in the country. ** Amy Winehouse with her dad Mitch Winehouse The Q Awards 2006 held at The Grosvenor House hotel - press room London, England - 30.10.06 Featuring: Amy Winehouse with her dad Mitch Winehouse Where: London, United Kingdom When: 30 Oct 2006

Ten, Amy Winehouse, Back, Black, Grammy Awards and The Q Awards

Ten years ago today (27OCT16) Amy Winehouse released her second album Back to Black, which was to become her final record following her untimely death in 2011. The follow-up to her debut Frank was a critical and commercial success around the world, making singer-songwriter Winehouse a household name and thrusting her into the limelight. It topped the charts in the star's native Britain and reached number two in the U.S. Lead single Rehab became her only top 10 hit in America. The hugely personal album, produced by Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, also spawned tracks You Know I'm No Good, Back to Black, Tears Dry on Their Own and Love Is a Losing Game. In 2008 it won Best Pop Vocal Album at the Grammy Awards and Rehab was named Record of the Year and Song of the Year. She won five of her six nominations but was unable to attend and perform at the ceremony as her visa was denied while she was seeking treatment for drug addiction. Sales of Back to Black surged after her death, aged 27, with the album even returning to the number one in some European countries. As of late 2015, it had sold 3.59 million copies in the U.K., making it the 13th best-selling album of all time in the country. ** Amy Winehouse performs at Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday Concert in Hyde Park. London, England - 27.06.08 Featuring: Amy Winehouse performs Where: London, United Kingdom When: 27 Jun 2008

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Imagine Dragons and Nolan Gould at the 'Slay Cancer With Dragons' event. Grammy award winning band Imagine Dragons perform in Rock Las Vegas for The Tyler Robinson Foundation held at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 30th September 2016

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