LOS ANGELES -- This year's Grammys "In Memoriam" segment left out -- and misspelled -- a few key names.
Among those snubbed for their montage moment were Talk Talk frontman Mark Hollis and Silver Jews founder David Berman. Sunday's edit also featured "Rick" -- as opposed to the correct "Ric" -- Ocasek, the late leader of Boston rock band the ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The Grammys arrivals red carpet delivered the escapism we all needed on a night when the scandal-rocked Recording Academy hoped attention was focused on anything but the accusations of former President and Chief Executive Deborah Dugan and TV audiences tuning in were trying to process the tragic news that earlier in the day Laker-...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The mood was celebratory but somber during the 62nd Grammy Awards on Sunday after news broke earlier in the day that Lakers star Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. His 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also among the nine on board who died.
But Bryant, the iconic basketball player who spent 20 years with ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Billie Eilish was named best new artist at the 2020 Grammy Awards, beating a competitive field that included Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Rosalia, Maggie Rogers and others.
Referring to her competitors, Eilish said from the stage, "I know your fans are hardcore, they're going to talk s-- about for me for years."
The L.A. native got the ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- L.A.-based singer/songwriter Billie Eilish put an exclamation point on what was a break-out year in 2019 by winning album of the year for "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go" as well as best new artist, record and song of the year.
It was a sweep of the major categories for Eilish, who scored six nominations, tying with ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Less than four years ago, when Billie Eilish was preparing for her first-ever performance at the Hi-Hat on York in Highland Park for about 50 people, few could have predicted that the then-15-year-old would go on to sweep the four major categories at the Grammy Awards. On Sunday, the 18-year-old accomplished that feat, in the ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Welcome back, Demi Lovato.
The pop star made a powerful return at the Grammy Awards Sunday night with a raw rendition of her new single, "Anyone," written four days before her widely publicized June 2018 overdose.
The intimate live performance, featuring simply Lovato, a spotlight and a piano, was her first since the incident ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- "Old Town Road" had record-breaking staying power on the charts in part because of its remixes and guests. All of them and then some came out to perform with Lil Nas X at the Grammys.
While the Grammys are known for sometimes-perplexing collaborations onstage, the scattershot assemblage for "Old Town Road" -- K-pop megastars BTS,...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The Grammys' tribute to the late Prince was an energetic celebration led by R&B singer Usher, featuring an appearance by British experimental artist FKA twigs.
As Usher sang Prince's 1984 hit "When Doves Cry," the camera panned to a pole propped on a small circular stage where twigs spun upside down, showing off some of the moves...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles is reeling from the unexpected death of Kobe Bryant. But Nipsey Hussle's Grammy tribute lauded another local hero whose death brought the whole city together to mourn, and reminded fans how resilient his legacy still is today.
Hussle, the L.A. rapper and entrepreneur, was murdered last year outside his Marathon ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Duh.
Billie Eilish took home the coveted song of the year Grammy Sunday night for her 2019 hit "Bad Guy." She accepted the award with her "best friend," collaborator and brother, Finneas, both of whom appeared stunned by their win.
"Wow, wow, wow, wow," Eilish began her speech. "So many other songs deserved this, I'm sorry."
LOS ANGELES -- The rendition wasn't honored by the Grammy Awards with a nomination at the time, but 34 years later the iconic tag-team of Aerosmith and Run-D.M.C. corrected the oversight by reminding viewers that their 1986 rap-rock classic version of "Walk This Way" could still bang.
Featuring Aerosmith's Joe Perry and Steven Tyler alongside ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- More than a decade after he and his Odd Future collective stormed social media to inject punk rock-style rebellion into the Los Angeles rap scene and the world, Tyler, the Creator took home his first Grammy Award on Sunday. Nominated in the rap album category for "Igor," the 28-year-old artist, producer and Golf Wang streetwear ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Less than four years after his tragic death, Prince earned a tribute at the Grammy Awards from a fellow legend when Usher returned to center stage for the first time since he joined a young Justin Bieber at the 2011 ceremony. Backed by longtime Prince percussionist Sheila E. and, on the pole, British avant-pop star FKA Twigs, ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- After performing a show-stopping opening medley, Lizzo officially accepted her first Grammy Award during Sunday's ceremony.
While picking up the award for pop solo performance for her self-love anthem "Truth Hurts," the singer-songwriter got emotional, saluting her fellow musicians and alluding to the sudden death of Lakers ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Tyler, the Creator pulled one of the harshest bait-and-switches the Grammys stage has ever seen.
Just hours after arriving to the ceremony dressed, sardonically, as the in-house bellhop, "The Daily Show's" Trevor Noah introduced him alongside classic R&B guests Boyz II Men and Charlie Wilson. Tyler, nominated for rap album for ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- A surreal only-in-L.A. moment unfolded Sunday at L.A. Live, where thousands of fans gathered to mourn Kobe Bryant while music's elite filed into the Grammy Awards at Staples Center.
Security was already tight because of the Grammys, and the Los Angeles Police Department said they don't it didn't see any problems occurring as the ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Grammy Awards host Alicia Keys kicked off Sunday's ceremony on a somber note against the backdrop of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant's death earlier in the day.
"We're all feeling crazy sadness right now," Keys said after taking the stage slowly and deliberately after Lizzo's triumphant opening medley. "We never imagined in a million ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- "Welcome to the Grammys, bitch!"
That's how Lizzo opened the 62nd Grammy Awards on Sunday night in a characteristically exuberant performance that also featured a blazing flute solo and a troupe of ballet dancers in illuminated tutus.
Conducting a small orchestra of string and horn players (and dressed with typical panache in a ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- After retiring from a basketball career that spanned two decades, Kobe Bryant -- an 18-time NBA All-Star who won five NBA championships, two Finals MVPs and one-regular season MVP over 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers -- set his sights on disrupting a new industry: entertainment.
In 2018, the basketball legend and self-...Read more
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