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She began again after telling the audience, "I can't mess this up for him," referring to Michael. Chance the Rapper won in three categories, including best new artist, without selling a single CD or download. The 23-year-old rapper released his music only through streaming. The late David Bowie's performance on his song Blackstar won him Grammys for best rock performance and best rock song. Solange, Beyonce's little sister, won the best rhythm and blues performance for Cranes in the Sky. The best country song performance nod went to Maren Morris for My Church. Morris said in her acceptance speech that 11 years ago, she was a participant in the first Grammy Camp, which teaches young people about the music business. This year's show was hosted by James Corden. Unlike the Golden Globes earlier the year, the Grammys generally avoided political statements for most of the show, until A Tribe Called Quest took the stage late in the evening.
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Sturgill Simpson performed his hit All Around You from his Grammy-nominated album A Sailors Guide to Earth at the 2017 Grammys on Sunday night. Simpson took the stage with his guitar in hand as his band added jazz notes with saxophones and trombones. Aside from album of the year, Simpson is also nominated for best country... Read more »
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This has all been slightly surreal to say the least. Surreal, indeed. Read on for more about the man behind A Sailors Guide to Earth. This isnt Simpsons first rodeo. His sophomore album, 2014s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, received a Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album. It also became a critics darling, ranking on Rolling Stones 50 Best Albums of 2014 list. Before going solo, Simpson played in a bluegrass band called Sunday Valley. The group released an EP in 2004 and made an appearance at the Pickathon Festival in Portland, Oregon. But they didnt get too far, Simpson says. We couldnt travel because the bass player had a great gig with the fire department, he told Rolling Stone . Simpson comes from a family of coal miners. Born in Jackson, Kentucky, Simpson grew up listening to music.
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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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