December 6th, 2012
03:02 PM ET
The Recording Academy showed appreciation for a variety of young artists this year, but they didn't extend any of that love toward Justin Bieber.
The 18-year-old pop star didn't snag a Grammy nod Wednesday for his album "Believe," or any of its singles. Instead, the six artists at the top of the nominees pile include Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Jay-Z, Kanye West and Fun., who earned six nods each.
If you're Justin Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, you look at that and think the Recording Academy "blew it."
December 6th, 2012
12:00 AM ET
When the Grammy Nominations Concert wrapped up in Nashville on Wednesday, the night was likely still young for Fun. because the group had plenty to celebrate.
The band joined The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and Mumford & Sons as the lead nominees for the 55th Grammy Awards, with each earning six nods.
June 12th, 2012
03:09 PM ET
As host of the 2012 Grammy Awards, LL Cool J was at home preparing for the next night's ceremony when he got the February 11 call that Whitney Houston had died.
After hearing that, the rapper-turned-actor told CNN Monday, there was really only one thing he could do to move forward with the celebration of the best in music as the industry reeled from such a loss: to open the ceremony with a prayer.
February 17th, 2012
02:14 PM ET
With barely a day to prepare, the Recording Academy pulled off a heartfelt and meaningful tribute to honor Whitney Houston’s legacy at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.
Music industry insiders say that short notice might have been a blessing in disguise.
When a tribute performance is packed with effects and as many celebrities as possible, it becomes a little schmaltzy, said Lyndsey Parker, the managing editor of Yahoo! Music. Jennifer Hudson singing “I Will Always Love You,” with a single spotlight shining down on her, was tasteful and embodied what Houston was all about, Parker added.
February 15th, 2012
10:14 AM ET
Adele mentioned in the March issue of Vogue that she wants to take "four or five years" off, but the singer seems to have amended that to five days.
In a bubbly blog post on her site - titled "5 was my favourite number but now it's 6" - the 23-year-old relishes her six wins at the Grammys on Sunday.
"I'm absolutely flabbergasted! In between laughing my head off, welling up, needing to sit down and trying to maintain an open fire...I keep having flashbacks to Sunday night," she writes. "The most incredible night of my life."
February 13th, 2012
05:34 PM ET
The Grammy Awards managed to pull off a celebration of both the living and the dead during Sunday's show, and in return they had the highest rated ceremony in nearly three decades.
According to a statement from the Recording Academy, more than 39 million viewers tuned in to see how the show would treat the passing of Whitney Houston, how Adele would perform in her first performance since throat surgery, and, of course, who would win what in the big categories.
Although it could be said that we pretty much already knew the answer to that question, because Adele picked up all six awards she was nominated for, as expected.
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