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Pray for America. In the early weeks of 2016, a disturbing development has come to pass that exposes some dark truths about the US population. A figure from this country’s past, one who represents our culture’s basest instincts and poorest taste, has somehow bounced back from relative obscurity and risen to a new level of… More »

This time last year we were perturbed with the Grammys for generating a slate of 2015 nominees that honored a bunch of mediocre white musicians at the expense of black excellence. Even within the bizarre and outmoded musical value system that is the Grammys, it felt like a regression. So it’s especially surprising that the… More »

The most uneventful Grammys in recent memory climaxed with an utterly anticlimactic Album Of The Year winner. Rarely has such a shocking upset felt so bereft of drama, and it could not have been more fitting. The triumph of Beck’s Morning Phase wasn’t even a head-scratcher of the Steely-Dan-in-2001 or Herbie-Hancock-in-2008 variety so much as… More »

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Taylor Swift Will Perform At The Grammys Duh

The 58th annual Grammy Awards are going down next week, and they might just be surprisingly watchable! We already know that Adele, Kendrick Lamar, the
Peter Helman | February 7, 2016 - 10:54 am
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Hamilton Cast, Chris Stapleton, Justin Bieber With Jack Ü, & Hollywood Vampires’ Lemmy Tribute Added To Grammy Performances

It's that time of year again. The 58th annual Grammy Awards take place in LA on 2/15, and we already know that Lady Gaga will…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 4, 2016 - 11:00 am
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Adele, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd Among 2016 Grammy Performers

The nominations for this year's Grammy Awards are shockingly decent, and it looks like we're in for a rare Grammy telecast that will also be…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2016 - 9:31 am

Run-D.M.C., Herbie Hancock, Jefferson Airplane Among Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

The Recording Academy announced the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients today and there is a bit of history being made. Run-D.M.C. will be the first…
Collin Robinson | January 14, 2016 - 12:29 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s “Hard Work” Grammys Promo

After snubbing good kid, m.A.A.d. city in favor of Macklemore in 2014, the 2016 Grammys are attempting to make up for their mistake by rewarding…
Peter Helman | December 23, 2015 - 8:19 pm
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LL Cool J Will Host The Grammys Yet Again

Hopefully, the fifth time's the charm for LL Cool J. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced today that LL would be hosting…
Collin Robinson | December 16, 2015 - 12:12 pm
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Here Are The 2016 Grammy Nominations

The Grammy nominations have arrived, and the major categories are pretty stacked! Of particular indie-rock interest is a Best New Artist nomination for Courtney Barnett.
Chris DeVille | December 7, 2015 - 8:17 am
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Noel Gallagher Explains Why Seinfeld Is The Best And Alt-J Can Fuck Off

When we spoke with Noel Gallagher recently, the ex-Oasis guitarist had harsh words for Beyoncé and Kanye West. Gallagher loves to run his mouth --…
Chris DeVille | February 27, 2015 - 11:16 am
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Win Butler Mashes Up Kanye & Beck On “Jesus Walks, Loser”

Ah, the never-ending string of Grammys-related-content has not come to an end yet, and since whenever Kanye West does anything it becomes a cultural focal…
Caitlin White | February 16, 2015 - 3:23 pm
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Hear The Inevitable Beck And Beyoncé Mashup “Single Loser”

Apparently, this had to happen. After Beck beat Beyoncé for an Album Of The Year Grammy on Sunday night, and after Kanye West jumped to
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2015 - 2:03 pm
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Kanye West Will Record With Taylor Swift, Says She Supported His Grammy Stage Crash

In 2009, Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift as she was trying to accept her award for Female Video Of The Year. This turned out to…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2015 - 11:38 am
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Papa John’s Tries To Make Amends With Iggy Azalea

The most embarrassing part of 2015 so far is definitely brands. Brands and memes. Oh, and Iggy Azalea. So the latest news story to draw…
Caitlin White | February 9, 2015 - 6:27 pm
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Read St. Vincent’s Grammy Acceptance Letter

Last night's Grammy Awards was its usual disastrous self, save for a few great moments: Rihanna, Kanye, and Paul McCartney saved the night with their
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 9, 2015 - 2:05 pm
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Kanye Wasn’t Kidding, Says Beck “Should’ve Given His Award To Beyoncé”

The best moment at last night's Grammys was an easy thing to miss; it was over in about a split-second. Beck had won the Album…
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2015 - 7:40 am
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Grammys 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, & Videos

As exciting (?) as Music’s Biggest Night™ itself is, the real treasures are the countless GIFs, videos, tweets, memes, and other ephemera that will survive…
James Rettig | February 8, 2015 - 7:08 pm
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Grammys 2015: Winners List

The 2015 Grammys are have officially begun. We'll be updating this post with the winners as they're announced throughout the night. Winners will be appear…
Caitlin White | February 8, 2015 - 6:13 pm
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Grammys 2015: Comment Party

It's Grammys time! This may or may not be Music's Biggest Night™, but it's definitely a bastion of storied traditions including widespread ridicule and disdain,…
Stereogum | February 8, 2015 - 6:06 pm
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