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'') The Grammys will be presented in Los Angeles on Feb. 12, 2017. David Bowie, who died from cancer in January, earned four nominations for his final album "Blackstar,'' including best rock performance, rock song, alternative music album and engineered album, non-classical. "I think this is beyond sort of the sympathy vote, because sometimes you'll see those kinds of things happen just 'cause people feel sorry about it. But listen to (his) album - it's quite extraordinary,'' Portnow said of Bowie. This year the Recording Academy allowed streaming-only recordings - released on paid-subscription platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal but not for sale on iTunes - to be eligible for nominations, giving Chance the Rapper a fair chance. The breakout performer scored seven nominations including best new artist, pitting him against country singers Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini; singer-rapper Anderson Paak; and pop-EDM duo the Chainsmokers, whose recent hits include "Closer'' and "Don't Let Me Down.
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Almost a decade later, T-Swift has won 271 awards and it's been almost six years since I founded my tech company, Revel Systems . Women working in business--especially those here in San Francisco--often talk about the great examples we have like Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer. But there's also a lot to be learned from businesswomen outside Silicon Valley and outside of what we might think of as traditional business. Here's why we should all be emulating Taylor in business, rather than speculating about her love life. She follows her intuition Now that 1989 was the best-selling album of 2014 in the US and won the Album of the Year Grammy, it's easy to forget that Taylor was originally an established country music star when she released this pop album. Even her own label was urging her not to break the mold and to put at least a few country songs on the album to appeal to her original fan base.
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After service in the U.S. Army in the 1940s, Stanley gave up plans to become a veterinarian and joined his brother to form a band. He took a personal role in recording the soundtrack music for "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," a 2000 film about Depression-era convicts on the lam directed by Ethan and Joel Coen. He won a Grammy Award for his a cappella performance of the dirge-like "O Death" in the soundtrack, which became a best-selling album. Stanley was honored with the Library of Congress' "Living Legend" award. He is a member of the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame. (Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Michael Perry) -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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LOS ANGELES: Taylor Swift made history Monday as the first woman to win the top Grammy twice, but rapper Kendrick Lamar took home five awards and delivered an electrifying, politically charged performance that rocked the gala. The top prizes on the music industry's biggest night mainly went to mainstream chart-toppers, with Swift taking the Album of the Year prize for "1989" and the retro party anthem "Uptown Funk" winning Record of the Year. Swift, who has transformed from country prodigy to pop superstar, won three prizes on the night, all for work off "1989," which was one of the best-selling US albums of the past decade. The 26-year-old, who has fashioned herself as a feminist campaigner, spoke to her legions of girl fans as she accepted her second Album of the Year award. "I want to say to all the young women out there — there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame," Swift said.
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I've been very thankful she's on the mend. It's true all that is said about the healing power of music so with this year's Grammy commercials flaunting an Earth, Wind & Fire tribute, this was must see TV for us. I even made a fun viewing game where Mom and I rated each live performance on a scale of 1 (worst) to 10 (best). Popcorn was popped, Munchos were being munched, and the show started. She gave Taylor Swift's opening performance a "5." I gave it a "7." Mom said, A "5" is a very good rating. You're too generous. I'm a tough critic. Okay fine. Then came the first award of the evening, Best Rap Album. The winners immediately thanked God to which Mom said, Rap artists always thank God and then they shoot each other. When Sam Hunt sang, Mom noted how refreshing it was to watch such a "nice looking man sing with strong arms and no tattoos." When the blonde female country singer presented the award for Best Country Album, Mom burst out laughing, Well that looks like a transvestite to me.
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Taylor Swift's official switch from country to pop with her multi-hit, best-selling 1989 album brought the singer her second Grammy Award win for Album of ...
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Taylor Swift’s official switch from country to pop with her multi-hit, best-selling 1989 album brought the singer her second Grammy Award win for album of the year.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift's official switch from country to pop with her multi-hit, best-selling "1989" album brought the singer her second Grammy Awar...
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Swift’s smash hit album defeated Mark Ronson and Florence + the Machine, among others Taylor Swift’s 1989 has won the 2016 Grammy award for best pop vocal album. 1989 was Swift’s fifth studio album, and one that saw her complete the transition from country star to fully-fledged mainstream pop act. It reached the top of the charts in numerous countries, including the US and UK. Continue reading...
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Swift’s smash hit album defeated Mark Ronson and Florence + the Machine, among others Taylor Swift’s 1989 has won the 2016 Grammy award for best pop vocal album. 1989 was Swift’s fifth studio album, and one that saw her complete the transition from country star to fully-fledged mainstream pop act. It reached the top of the charts in numerous countries, including the US and UK. Continue reading...
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Every year seems to bring up a new winner for Sturgill Simpson in 2014 to this absolute killer album in 2015. Unlike Simpson, the wheel remains the same -- no reinvention here. Just great songs, great musicianship, great singing. Except for the maudlin "Daddy Doesn't Pray Anymore" -- a traditional country tune in the bad sense, right down to the "surprise" twist at the end -- this is a sheer pleasure. 5. THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH - Dark Bird Is Home It's been a decade now that I've been digging this artist, a guy from Sweden who sings in English, plays the guitar with flair, digs Dylan and Guthrie, has a folkie vibe and yet from the start has followed his own melodic, rock and roll heart. I can't say he keeps getting better because he started out sensationally good. But he has been slowly, gently expanding his musical range. First it seemed like it was just him and a guitar.
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(Originally published on Grammy.com ) In between Good Kid, M.A.A. D City and To Pimp A Butterfly, a 2014 trip to South Africa changed Kendrick Lamar. As he toured the country -- visiting historic sites such as Nelson Mandela's jail cell on Robben Island -- his worldview broadened, and so did his music. The trip led Lamar to scrap "two or three albums worth of material," according to engineer/mixer Derek MixedByAli" Ali. Lamar wanted to make music that reflected the sounds of his upbringing in Compton, CA. He began to listen to the likes of Sly Stone, Donald Byrd and Miles Davis. Eventually To Pimp A Butterfly took form, incorporating elements of jazz, funk, soul, spoken word, and hip-hop. "I wanted to do a record like this on my debut album but I wasn't confident enough," says Lamar. Lamar's widely-acclaimed project garnered 11 GRAMMY nominations, including Best Rap Album and Album Of The Year.
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" "I think it's going to be really crazy to look back when I'm older and look at these albums as these diary entries from different times in my life," she added. Although she wasn't nominated in 2009, Swift performed her song "Fifteen" with, you won't believe it, Miley Cyrus. Eventually, all those diary entries earned Swift eight Grammy nominations in 2010, with "Fearless" winning both Album of the Year and Country Album of the Year and her single "White Horse" being honored as Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song. (Side note: "Fearless" beat out Beyonce's "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," Lady Gaga's "The Fame," The Black Eyed Peas' "The E.N.D." and Dave Matthews Band's "Big Whiskey the GrooGrux King.") This was when TSwift's now infamous "surprised" face was founded. Swift's 2011 album "Speak Now" earned her two Grammys in 2012, both for the track "Mean," which was named Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance.
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