Grammy Awards

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Kanye to Beck: 'I'm Sorry'

Rapper is apparently on an apology kick

(Newser) - Is Kanye West perhaps actually admitting he was wrong? The rapper made headlines ( and enemies ) when he almost interrupted Beck's Grammys acceptance speech and later explained that Beyonce should have won , but it seems he's seen the error of his ways, the New York Post reports.... More »

Shirley Manson to Kanye: No, You're the One Dissing Artistry

Garbage singer posts open letter after rapper questions Beck's Grammy

(Newser) - After Kanye West launched a post-Grammy tirade about Beck's victory over Beyonce for album of the year, rocker Shirley Manson is taking him to task, Us Weekly reports. West said Beck should have given Beyonce his award in order to "respect artistry." In an open letter on... More »

Kanye: I Wasn't Kidding About Beck's Win

Beck should 'respect artistry', give his Grammy to Beyonce

(Newser) - After Beck's surprise Album of the Year win last night at the Grammys, Kanye West stormed the stage and appeared to almost interrupt Beck as he took the mic—and the Internet laughed, assuming West was making a joking reference to the 2009 VMAs when he told Taylor Swift,... More »

Here Are Your Grammy Winners

Plus, of course, all the performances

(Newser) - The Grammys are off and running, with AC/DC opening the show with a performance and host LL Cool J skipping the full monologue to instead hand the stage over to Taylor Swift, who presented the first award. Best New Artist went to Sam Smith, who kept his acceptance speech blissfully... More »

Madonna Bares Butt on Grammys Red Carpet

And Chrissy Teigen apparently went commando

(Newser) - Madonna walked the Grammys red carpet in some sort of matador costume, and—whoops!—while adjusting the back of her skirt, she accidentally exposed her butt cheeks and thong underwear. She also revealed that she was wearing "an interesting piece of fabric beneath her muscular derriere to give... More »

Rock's Rare Moment: Bob Dylan Gives a Speech

And it's rambling, poetic, pure Bob Dylan

(Newser) - Usually when Bob Dylan opens his mouth he's singing, so the rambling 35-minute speech he gave Friday to a crowd of 3,000 of music's royalty had his audience, as the New York Times puts it, "hanging on his every word" as he careened from the topic... More »

7 Things to Know About Last Night's Grammys

Pharrell Williams wore a really odd hat

(Newser) - Opted not to sit through 210 minutes of Grammy action? No worries. Here's your cheatsheet to seven people, moments, and sartorial choices worth knowing about:
  • Taylor Swift didn't win, but she maybe thought she did. Her Red was up for Album of the Year, and as they named
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33 Couples Marry to 'Same Love' and 'Open Your Heart'

Queen Latifah presides over Macklemore & Ryan Lewis anthem

(Newser) - In the Grammys' highly anticipated show-stopper, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis played their marriage-equality anthem "Same Love"—as 33 gay and straight couples married in the audience. Queen Latifah presided over the weddings and Madonna made a surprise visit, singing "Open Your Heart" with backup from a swaying... More »

Daft Punk Wins Record, Album of the Year

Lorde wins Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance for 'Royals'

(Newser) - Awards? What awards? A few Grammys were handed out beforehand, Rolling Stone reports, but the show is first and foremost ... a show. Beyonce kicked things off by getting sexy on a chair and giving the censors a challenge with "Drunk in Love." Jay-Z joined in to rap and... More »

Jay Z Leads Grammy Noms, Timberlake 'Snubbed'

Justin left out in album, song, record categories

(Newser) - Justin Timberlake may have earned seven Grammy nominations, but he still has reason to cry himself a river: The pop star was shut out of the top Grammy categories—album, song, and record of the year—though his comeback effort, The 20/20 Experience, is 2013's best-selling release. It might... More »

Grammys: Not Bad, Not Great, Really Long

Reviewers split on last night's award show

(Newser) - It seems everyone can agree on one thing about the Grammys: As E! put it in the first line of its recap, "So, that was ... long." Beyond that, reviews for the three-and-a-half-hour ceremony (which included "more than 30 performers but only 11 trophy presentations," notes Chris... More »

Top Grammy Wins for Mumford, fun., Gotye

Plus, awards for Adele, Carrie Underwood, Jay-Z

(Newser) - It's the Grammy Awards, which, as we all know, are more about performances than actual awards—so the show opened, not at all surprisingly, with a performance by Taylor Swift. The music world's darling gave what appeared to be a circus/carnival/Alice in Wonderland-themed performance of "We Are... More »

Rihanna, Chris Brown Quite Cozy at the Grammys

Couple attends award show together

(Newser) - Four years ago, Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna on the eve of the 2009 Grammys. Tonight they're attending the award show together, and looking quite cozy while doing so, People points out, tweeting a picture of the couple . Our favorite tweet on the matter comes from Patrick Ryan : "Rihanna'... More »

Jennifer Lopez's Leg Mocks Grammys Dress Code

'I read the memo,' J.Lo jokes

(Newser) - Jennifer Lopez pulled an Angelina Jolie tonight at the Grammy Awards, flaunting pretty much all of her right leg in a very revealing dress. "So, as you can see, I read the memo," Lopez joked as she walked onstage to present an award. She was referencing CBS' strict... More »

CBS: No Breasts, Butts, or Privates at the Grammys

Sure, like that'll happen: Deadline

(Newser) - In what is sure to be a futile move, CBS is warning Grammys performers and presenters not to bare any breasts, buttocks, or genitalia while onscreen, reports Deadline . The network's Standard and Practice department sent out a "Wardrobe Advisory" in advance of Sunday's awards ceremony that includes... More »

6 Artists Tie for Most Grammy Nods

Nominees announced during live CBS special

(Newser) - The Grammy Awards celebrated the diversity of music as six different artists tied for lead nominee: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, and fun. Auerbach received five nominations as a member of the Keys and also is up for producer of the... More »

Adele Gets Record Bump in Sales From Grammy's

Album '21' sees increase of 207%

(Newser) - Adele's big night at the Grammy's (six wins) was sure to translate into increased sales, but the numbers came in better than anyone expected: Her album 21 went from selling 237,000 copies last week to 730,000 this week, reports Billboard . That one-week increase of 493,000,... More »

Adele Flips Bird at Brit Awards

She's annoyed when Best Album speech is cut short

(Newser) - Adele pulled an MIA Super Bowl stunt and flipped the bird at Britain's music awards last night when one of her acceptance speeches was cut short. She grabbed honors for Best British Female Solo Artist and Best Album in London, a week after scooping up six awards at the... More »

Chris Brown on Rihanna Song: 'I Miss Your Body'

Brown featured on 'Birthday Cake,' pair exchange birthday tweets

(Newser) - Are Chris Brown and Rihanna getting cringingly close? Evidence is mounting that the relationship between the ex-lovers is percolating. Brown tweeted a happy birthday to Rihanna yesterday (in the wake of possible love tweets late last year), and Rihanna responded, triggering a tidal wave of OMGs and WTFs from startled... More »

Chris Brown's New Pick-Up Line: I Won't Beat You

Woman says he tried it on her at Grammys

(Newser) - Chris Brown's mission to disgust everyone who's not a member of "Team Breezy" continues: The singer, who reacted to controversy over his Grammys performance by telling the world to "f*** off," also tried to hit on a woman at a Grammy gift lounge … in... More »

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