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Louis CK's Grammy Win Sets Off a Backlash

'So much for cancel culture,' is a familiar refrain on social media

(Newser) - One of the most notable Grammys doled out Sunday night went to a performer who was not there to collect it in person: Louis CK won for best comedy album five years after a sexual misconduct scandal rocked his career, reports NPR . The win was not part of the televised...

Here Are Your Grammy Winners
Here Are Your
Grammy Winners

Here Are Your Grammy Winners

Jon Batiste is the big winner with 5 awards

(Newser) - Jon Batiste won album of the year honors for We Are at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, giving him five trophies on a night that saw the ’70s funk of Silk Sonic take record of the year and song of the year, the AP reports. (The night also saw...

Cardi B Deletes Twitter Amid Grammys Drama

Fans were mad she didn't attend

(Newser) - As she was getting dragged on Twitter for not attending the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, Cardi B appeared to delete, or at least deactivate, her account . Fans were upset because they believed the rapper, who was nominated for best rap performance for "Up," had indicated she would...

Grammys Host Trevor Noah Makes a Will Smith Joke

Don't worry, he assures audience, names will be kept out of mouths

(Newser) - According to SFGate , it was just seven minutes into Sunday night's Grammy Awards when a Will Smith joke was made. "Don’t even think of it as an award show,” Noah said toward the end of his monologue. “This is a concert where we’re giving...

Ye's Camp Says Grammys Pulled the Plug

Academy says 'concerning online behavior' will keep him offstage

(Newser) - Ye will not be performing at the Grammy Awards next month because of what the Recording Academy called his "concerning online behavior," a representative for the rapper said Saturday. The former Kanye West was shut down for 24 hours by Instagram this week after he posted racial slurs...

'Music's Biggest Night' Postponed for 2nd Year

Grammy organizers cite omicron concerns

(Newser) - The upcoming Grammy Awards were postponed Wednesday due to what organizers call "too many risks" due to the omicron variant. No new date has been announced. The ceremony had been scheduled for Jan. 31st in Los Angeles with a live audience and performances. The Recording Academy said it made...

After Grammys Controversy, Drake Calls for 'Something New'
Drake Withdraws His
2 Grammy Nominations
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Drake Withdraws His 2 Grammy Nominations

Move appears to be unprecedented

(Newser) - Update: Drake has abruptly withdrawn his two nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards. Sources tell Variety that the Canadian star and his management have asked for "Certified Lover Boy," nominated for best rap album, and song "Way 2 Sexy," nominated for best rap performance, to be...

That Was John Davis' Voice on Milli Vanilli's Hits

Producer had singer record the tracks alone, late at night

(Newser) - John Davis, one of the real singers behind the lip-synching pop duo Milli Vanilli, has died of the coronavirus, his family said. He was 66. Davis died on Monday in Nuremberg, Germany, his daughter Jasmin Davis said. "We are so incredibly sad and heartbroken," Davis told the AP...

The Weeknd on Grammys Changes ... Meh

Singer still won't be submitting his music

(Newser) - After this year's controversial Grammy Awards , from which The Weeknd was completely shut out , the Grammys are making some changes—but it's too little, too late for the singer. "I remain uninterested in being a part of the Grammys, especially with their own admission of corruption for...

Beyoncé Makes Grammys History, Multiple Times
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Grammy Winners
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Here Are Your Grammy Winners

Including Beyonce, who made Grammys history

(Newser) - Beyonce made history before the Grammys even started Sunday night, winning best rap performance along with Megan Thee Stallion for their remix of "Savage" during the pre-ceremony, the AP reports. That's the first time two women have won in that category, CNN reports. During the awards ceremony, Queen...

Blue Ivy Is 2nd-Youngest Grammy Winner Ever
Blue Ivy Carter
Makes Grammys History

Blue Ivy Carter Makes Grammys History

She's the 2nd-youngest winner ever

(Newser) - Blue Ivy Carter on Sunday night became the second-youngest Grammy winner of all time. The 9-year-old daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z won (along with her mom and collaborator WizKid) for Queen Bey's "Brown Skin Girl," which took home the best music video award. As the Huffington Post...

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift Could Have Record Nights

'Folklore' is nominated for album of the year, while 'Black Parade' is up for record and song honors

(Newser) - It could be a night for the history books for Taylor Swift and Beyoncé at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. Swift could become the first woman to win the top prize, album of the year, three times, the AP reports. Her first surprise album of 2020—the folky, alternative adventure Folklore—...

Jazz Great Asked His Fans to Play On
Jazz Great Asked
His Fans to Play On
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Jazz Great Asked His Fans to Play On

'It's a constant experiment,' Chick Corea said of his music

(Newser) - Chick Corea, a towering jazz pianist with a staggering 23 Grammy Awards who pushed the boundaries of the genre and worked alongside Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, has died. He was 79, the AP reports. Corea died Tuesday of a rare form of cancer, his team posted on his website....

COVID Surge Postpones 'Music's Biggest Night'

Recording Academy says Grammys will be shifted to March

(Newser) - With COVID cases surging to record highs in California, the ceremony that calls itself "Music's Biggest Night" has been postponed. The Grammy Awards ceremony, which had been planned as a largely audience-free event on Jan. 31, has been delayed due to health and travel concerns, the Los Angeles ...

Blue Ivy Gets a Big Nod, Like Mom and Dad Before Her

8-year-old follows in Beyonce, Jay-Z's footsteps with Grammy nomination, for 'Brown Skin Girl'

(Newser) - Blue Ivy Carter is an official Grammy nominee. When the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 2021 Grammys last month, Beyonce scored a nomination for best music video for "Brown Skin Girl," for which Ivy Carter is credited as a featured artist. The 8-year-old's name didn'...

The Weeknd Shut Out of 'Corrupt' Grammy Awards

He's not the only one

(Newser) - The Weeknd is having what ABC News says might be "one of the best years in his career." The Canadian pop star's latest album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200; one of the singles from it spent a record-breaking 40 weeks in the top 10...

Beyoncé Leads the Way on Grammy Nominations
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Here Are the Top Grammy Nominees

Beyoncé leads the way with 9, despite not releasing an album

(Newser) - Beyoncé’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple Grammy nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine. She picked up song and record of the year bids with “Black Parade,” which she released on Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned...

The Grammys Just Ditched One Word From a Big Award

Best 'urban' album category for awards show to be renamed best 'progressive R&B'

(Newser) - The Recording Academy is making a slew of changes to its Grammy Awards process, but one tweak is especially making headlines: There won't be be a "best urban contemporary album" category anymore. Instead, per an academy release Wednesday, that award will now be for the "best progressive...

She Told Us, 'No Pain (No Gain).' And Now She's Gone
'The Voice of
Every Woman'
Has Died at 66
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'The Voice of Every Woman' Has Died at 66

Betty Wright kicked off her career at the ripe age of 2

(Newser) - Betty Wright, the Grammy Award-winning soul singer who gave us "No Pain (No Gain)" and "Tonight Is the Night," has died at age 66. The cause was cancer, Billboard reports. "I just lost my aunt this morning," Wright's niece tweeted Sunday, per People , adding...

Suspended Grammys CEO Has Now Been Fired

Deborah Dugan was the Recording Academy's first female CEO

(Newser) - A month and a half after suspending its first female CEO , the Recording Academy has fired her. Deborah Dugan sued after her suspension, alleging that she had been targeted because she complained about a rigged nomination process and sexual harassment, among other problems , at the organization whose members vote for...

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