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Beyoncé Makes Grammys History, Multiple Times
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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'...

After Grammys Controversy, Drake Calls for 'Something New'

Artist notes famed awards 'may no longer matter'

(Newser) - "What once was the highest form of recognition may no longer matter." That's what Drake has to say about the Grammy Awards after The Weeknd, expected to be the king of 2021 nominations, was excluded altogether . In posts on his Instagram Stories, Drake—who received two nominations—...

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...

First Award Handed Out 30 Minutes Into Grammys
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Here Are Your Grammy Winners

Dozens of awards were also handed out before the ceremony

(Newser) - The Grammy Awards telecast is typically chock-full of performances and skimpy on actual awards handed out ( dozens of them are given out before the televised ceremony begins), and Sunday night's 2020 ceremony was no different: After Lizzo opened the show , Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani performed; Alicia Keys...

Grammys Red Carpet Got Political
Grammys
Red Carpet
Got Political
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Grammys Red Carpet Got Political

Including one message ... on a butt

(Newser) - At least four of the looks on the Grammy Awards red carpet Sunday night were political, per the Hollywood Reporter :
  • Arab Fashion Council ambassador Megan Pormer showed up wearing a dress featuring the US and Iran flags and reading, down the middle, "No War Iran."
  • Singer Joy Villa'
...

Taylor Swift Bows Out of Grammys
Taylor Swift
Bows Out of Grammys
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Taylor Swift Bows Out of Grammys

Singer was reportedly going to do a surprise performance, now won't even be attending

(Newser) - Taylor Swift was reportedly planning a surprise performance at the Grammy Awards, but sources told Variety on Friday that she'd decided not to do it after all—and on Sunday, hours before the ceremony, sources told CNN she wouldn't be in attendance at all. Her reasons aren't...

Lizzo Opens Grammys With Dedication to Kobe
Lizzo Opens Grammys
With Dedication to Kobe 
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Lizzo Opens Grammys With Dedication to Kobe

'Tonight is for Kobe,' she says as she starts her performance

(Newser) - The Grammy Awards opened with a performance by Lizzo—and Lizzo opened her performance with a fitting dedication. "Tonight is for Kobe," she said before launching into the music. Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter were killed in a helicopter crash hours before the ceremony began at the...

Performer at Grammys Has a Problem
Performer
at Grammys
Has a Problem

Performer at Grammys Has a Problem

Rapper YG is arrested on suspicion of robbery

(Newser) - Rapper YG was arrested Friday at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of robbery just two days before he is scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards, officials said. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies took YG, whose real name is Keenon Jackson, into custody at his Chatsworth home as...

Newcomers Dominate Diverse Grammy Noms

Lizzo leads with 8, followed by Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish with 6

(Newser) - The 2020 Grammy nominations are out, and there are plenty of surprises. Bruce Springsteen and Halsey were ignored altogether, per USA Today . Ten-time winner Taylor Swift nabbed three nods but was snubbed for record of the year and album of the year in what the Los Angeles Times describes as...

Cardi B Makes Gaffe About the Late Tom Petty

She thanked him for sending her flowers

(Newser) - Cardi B thanked Tom Petty for sending her flowers after her big win at the Grammys , puzzling everybody who was aware that the rocker died in 2017 . People reports that in a now-deleted Instagram post, Cardi B said "Thank you Tom Petty for the flowers," adding that she...

Ariana Grande Wins First Grammy, Skips Ceremony

She deleted a tweet after Cardi B's win

(Newser) - Ariana Grande won her first Grammy Award on Sunday, but the singer didn't collect it after deciding to skip the ceremony following a public dispute with the show's producer . Grande won the best pop vocal album trophy for "Sweetener," beating Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Shawn...

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