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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...

Cardi B, Candace Owens Just Got Into It (Again) on Twitter

Things got wild after Owens criticized the rapper on Fox

(Newser) - Cardi B and conservative commentator Candace Owens have clashed on Twitter before , but this time, they say they're going to sue each other. Owens specifically says she plans to sue the rapper for posting a Photoshopped tweet suggesting Owens' husband cheated on her with her own brother. Yes, really....

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—...

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...

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...

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...

Billie Eilish Did What No Female Artist Has Done
Billie Eilish
Did What No
Female Artist
Has Done
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Billie Eilish Did What No Female Artist Has Done

She sweeps the 4 major awards

(Newser) - The 2020 Grammys are in the books, and the night was a record-breaking one for 18-year-old Billie Eilish. She became the first female artist to sweep the four major awards: best new artist, record of the year, album of the year, and song of the year, reports Billboard . For good...

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

Diddy Speech Is Making Headlines
Diddy Speech Is
Making Headlines

Diddy Speech Is Making Headlines

Sean Combs slams the Grammy Awards for failing to include black music

(Newser) - Sean "Diddy" Combs called out the Grammy Awards for dissing rap and R&B stars in its major categories in a blazing speech that earned him a standing ovation from Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and several other music industry players, the AP reports. At the end of his 50-minute speech Saturday...

Ousted Grammys CEO: It Was Retaliation
Ousted CEO Sues Grammys

Ousted CEO Sues Grammys

Deborah Dugan describes harassment, conflicts of interest at Recording Academy

(Newser) - Ousted days before the Grammys , former Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan is hitting back. In a 46-page complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Dugan claims she was put on leave after complaining of "egregious" conflicts of interest; a "boys' club" mentality; and sexual harassment by the...

Just Days Before the Big Show, Grammys Chief Is Suspended

Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan placed on leave amid allegations of misconduct

(Newser) - In 2018, former Recording Academy chief Neil Portnow caught flak after he said women in the music industry needed to "step up" if they wanted to win Grammys. A woman took over his post last August—but now she, too, is making headlines for the wrong reasons. In a...

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...

Cardi B Makes History at the Grammys
Cardi B
Makes History
at the Grammys

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...

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