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Jay-Z Calls Out The Grammys + Victoria Monet & Killer Mike Win Big

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 04: Victoria Monét, winner of the "Best New Artist, Best Engineered Album, and Best R&B Album" award for "Jaguar II", poses in the press room during the 66th GRAMMY Awards at Crypto.com Arena on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) Courtesy: CBS/Recording Academy.

The 66th annual Grammy Awards aired last night, and to say this year’s show was entertaining may be an understatement! From Fantasia’s electric Tina Turner Tribute to Jay-Z calling out inequalities towards Black artists…The night was filled with shocking moments.   Before the main show, the premiere ceremony presented awards to the gospel, contemporary Christian, […]

Lenny Kravitz, Lionel Richie & Oprah Will Present at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards

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Presenters have been added to the lineup for the 66th Annual Grammy Awards® and taking the stage will be Christina Aguilera, Samara Joy, Lenny Kravitz, Maluma, Lionel Richie, Mark Ronson, Meryl Streep, Taylor Tomlinson and Oprah Winfrey. Previously announced Grammy® performers include Burna Boy, Luke Combs, Billie Eilish, Billy Joel, Dua Lipa, Joni Mitchell, Olivia […]

N.W.A, Gladys Knight, and Donna Summer to Receive 2024 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

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*N.W.A, Gladys Knight, and Donna Summer are among the artists to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards during the 2024 Grammys ceremony next month.  Per Variety, Laurie Anderson and Tammy Wynette will also be honored during the Special Merit Awards ceremony, along with longtime producer/manager Peter Asher, hip-hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc, and veteran attorney Joel Katz. […]

Women’s Rights Group Wants to Ban Diddy from the Grammys

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*Sean “Diddy” Combs is at the center of another situation following the ruckus raised from allegations made by his former artist Cassie. An effort is underway by women’s rights group UltraViolet to convince the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) to ban Combs from the 2024 Grammy Awards. In a statement, the group expressed its concern […]

Raphael Saadiq on Working for Prince: ‘We Literally Were The Blouses!’

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*Raphael Saadiq has offered a rare interview in which he opens up about his time working for Prince. The former Tony! Toni! Tone! lead singer told The Quietus that at age 18, he auditioned to be Prince’s protégé as well as part of the Parade Tour backing band that Prince crafted for Sheila E.  Saadiq […]

Grammy Awards Could Move to Hollywood Bowl Amid Omicron Surge

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*The Recording Academy is seeking a new venue to host the 64th annual Grammy Awards amid the rise in the COVID-19 Omicron variant.  “They’re having trouble finding a venue and they’re looking at the Hollywood Bowl because it’s outside,” one source said, Page Six reports.  We reported earlier that the telecast was originally set to […]

Trevor Noah Tapped to Return as Host of 63rd Grammy Awards

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*Trevor Noah is set to return as host of the 2022 Grammy Awards.  The 64th annual telecast will do down at the Los Angeles Crypto.com Arena, formerly the Staples Center, on Jan. 31, 2022, per The Blast.  “Trevor was amazing as our host for the 63rd Grammy Awards with praise from the music community, music […]

DARE Records Artist Karima’s ‘Redeemer’ Leaps to No. 15 on the Billboard Chart | WATCH

*Karima, the Dove Award-winning and Grammy-nominated recording artist’s current single “Redeemer” leaps to No. 15 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart, after more than 20 weeks on the charts. Written by Nicole C. Mullen, “Redeemer” is Karima’s offering of the international Christian anthem, with production by Grammy Award-winning super-producer Aaron Lindsey. To listen to “Redeemer,” check […]

How Bill Burr’s Wife Defended Him Against Racism Allegations (Video)

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*Comedian Bill Burr is notoriously controversial, so the Recording Academy had to know what they were getting into when choosing him to present categories during the Pre-Grammy ceremony on Sunday. Predictably, some viewers found his jokes offensive and have taken to Twitter, which prompted a hilarious five-word response from his African American wife. Before announcing […]

Fisk Jubilee Singers Win First Grammy Award in 150 Year History (Watch Acceptance Speech)

*The Fisk Jubilee Singers, founded at the HBCU 150 years ago and instrumental in preserving America’s treasured Negro spirituals, has added another accolade to its rich history – a Grammy Award. At Sunday’s pre-telecast “Premiere Ceremony,” the vocal group’s “Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album)” was named Best Roots Gospel Album, earning them their first-ever […]

NEA Jazz Master Terri Lyne Carrington and Band Social Science Earn 2021 Grammy Nomination for Ambitious Double Album Waiting Game

*Drummer, producer, and composer Terri Lyne Carrington and band Social Science have received a prestigious nomination for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category for their 2020 double album project, Waiting Game, released on Motema Music. Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science is the drummer’s collaborative project with pianist Aaron Parks and guitarist Matthew Stevens, along with multi-instrumentalist Morgan Guerin, vocalist Debo Ray, and DJ/rapper […]

National Endowment for the Arts Names Terri Lyne Carrington Among 2021 NEA Jazz Masters

*Three-time Grammy Award-winning jazz musician and composer Terri Lyne Carrington has been named a 2021 NEA Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C.  The National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Fellowship is the nation’s highest honor in jazz. “I am so honored to receive this prestigious award, along with […]