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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... More »

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... More »

Cardi B Makes History at the Grammys

She's the first woman to win best rap album

(Newser) - A visibly nervous Cardi B won her first Grammy, making history as the first woman to win best rap album, the AP reports. She took the stage Sunday night at the Staples Center with husband Offset, holding his hand. Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy beat out albums by the... More »

Michelle Obama Makes Surprise Grammys Appearance

Helps host Alicia Keys open the awards show

(Newser) - Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance to help open the Grammy Awards with host Alicia Keys, the AP reports. The former first lady appeared onstage with Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Keys to say how music has impacted their lives. Obama's initial comments were interrupted by... More »

Wildest Grammys Red Carpet Looks

Yes, singer Joy Villa is serious about her 'Build the Wall' ensemble

(Newser) - Sparkly, studded and strutting in designer looks, the Grammys parade of often out-there fashion kicked off in a downpour Sunday, but that didn't dampen spirits as the music industry's best showed off their myriad outfits, the AP reports. Cardi B had a spot of trouble walking in a... More »

Ariana Grande Says Grammys Producer Is Lying About Her

He claimed she won't be performing because she can't 'pull something together'

(Newser) - Ariana Grande says she wasn't going to talk about why she isn't performing at the Grammy Awards on Sunday—until producer Ken Ehrlich started "lying" about it. In a tweet Thursday, the star slammed Ehrlich, who told the AP earlier in the day that there had been... More »

Here Are Your Grammy Nominations

It's a woman-centric year, with the ladies heavily represented in the 4 big categories

(Newser) - The music of Black Panther, with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards. Also of note: Women are heavily represented in the major four categories. The Recording Academy announced Friday that Lamar is the top contender with eight nominations, including seven for his musical companion... More »

Exec's 'Spectacularly Wrong' Remarks Spur Calls to Resign

Female executives pen letter asking for Recording Academy President Neil Portnow to step down

(Newser) - Pink told the president of the Recording Academy to step off earlier this week, and now nearly two dozen female executives in the record industry are telling Neil Portnow to step aside from his position. It all comes out of his remarks after the Grammys on Sunday, when he reacted... More »

After Exec Tells Women to 'Step Up,' Pink Tells Him to Step Off

Singer blasts Recording Academy President Neil Portnow in open letter on Twitter

(Newser) - #GrammysSoMale? That was one hashtag that popped up after Sunday night's show , in which women seemed to get short shrift during the night's proceedings. Per the AP , Lorde, the only woman nominated for album of the year, didn't perform (but males who weren't nominees did); there... More »

Grammys Ratings Are Awful

Early numbers suggest a 24% drop from last year

(Newser) - It was a great night for Bruno Mars , and a pretty bleak one for CBS. The first ratings numbers are in for Sunday night's Grammys, and they are rough indeed. An estimated 19.8 million people watched, down 24% from 2017, reports Deadline . In fact, the show may end... More »

Anti-Abortion Dress Was Most Talked-About at Grammys

Rihanna skipped red carpet but wowed in trenchcoat

(Newser) - There were plenty of dazzling looks on display at this year's Grammy Awards, but there was a clear standout as most talked-about: Joy Villa turned up with a "Choose Life" handbag and had a picture of a fetus hand-painted on her ballgown, USA Today reports. The musician—who... More »

Bruno Mars Takes 6 for 6 at Grammys

Jay-Z had 8 nominations, no wins

(Newser) - Bruno Mars owned the Grammys with his R&B-inspired album "24K Magic," winning all six awards he was nominated for at a show where hip-hop was expected to have a historical night. Jay-Z, the leading nominee with eight, walked away empty handed Sunday—a year after his wife... More »

Clinton Trolls Trump in Surprise Grammys Cameo

She read an excerpt from 'Fire and Fury'

(Newser) - If President Trump watched the Grammys—and if he did, he didn't tweet about it—he would have found himself being trolled by several celebrities, including none other than Hillary Clinton. She made a surprise appearance in a pre-recorded segment where stars including Cher, Cardi B, and Snoop Dogg... More »

Carrie Fisher Wins Posthumous Grammy

She won best spoken word album Sunday

(Newser) - Thirteen months after her death, Carrie Fisher won her first Grammy, CNN reports. The late actor and writer took home the award for best spoken word album Sunday for the audiobook to her 2016 memoir The Princess Diarist, which made headlines for revealing an affair she had with Harrison Ford... More »

Here's Who Took Home Grammy Gold

Plus the most talked-about moments and performances

(Newser) - First to take the stage Sunday night at LA's Staples Center for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards before the show heads to New York for 2018 : a sparkly, well-received Adele singing her nominated "Hello." Her performance was followed by dapper late-night host and Carpool Karaoke crooner James... More »

Not Too Much Politics at Grammys—Until Busta Rhymes

Rapper called Trump 'President Agent Orange' during Tribe Called Quest set

(Newser) - Jennifer Lopez mentioned artists standing up during tough times, and Katy Perry offered some subtle subtext during her own performance, but there wasn't too much in-your-face politics exhibited at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night—until Busta Rhymes took the stage. A Tribe Called Quest gave one... More »

George Michael Tribute Gets Adele Cursing

But she recovered for powerful performance; Prince also honored

(Newser) - David Bowie wasn't the only major performer we lost last year, and the Grammys made sure to pay tribute to two others. First host James Corden spoke on the late George Michael, noting how the performer's music "had an honesty and openness that excluded no one"... More »

For First Time in 5 Years, No LL Cool J as Grammys Host

James Corden will host instead

(Newser) - Late-night host and "Carpool Karaoke" commuter James Corden will be behind the wheel at the Grammy Awards telecast in February, the AP reports. It will be the first turn for Corden presiding over the Grammycast, which for the past five years has had LL Cool J as host. It... More »

David Bowie's Son Stunned by Lorde's Tribute to His Dad

'Just ... beautiful'

(Newser) - David Bowie's son didn't exactly rave about Lady Gaga's tribute to his late dad at the Grammys earlier this month, but he had kinder words for Lorde, who performed Bowie's "Life on Mars?" at the Brit Awards in London Wednesday, the Guardian reports. "Finally... More »

Did Kanye West Just Kill the Album?

Slate critic Jack Hamilton sees a 'full-scale attack'

(Newser) - The Life of Pablo may be something new: the anti-album. Kanye West's unorthodox rollout—renaming it from So Help Me God to Swish to Waves to The Life of Pablo, continuously changing the track list and cover art, still working on the song "Wolves"—suggests something is... More »

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