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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 a… More »

NOTE: The Grammys are still 10 days away, but I’m going on vacation next week, so you’re now privy to what must be the earliest Grammys preview on the internet. More »

Is it possible that the Grammys are actually moving backwards? America’s steep racial divide is not some radical new development, and like most other institutions built on prestige, the Grammys have always been an exceptionally white enterprise. But at a time when the continuing separation between blacks and whites in America is becoming impossible for… More »

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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 — and I love to hear him running it — so of course he had some more vitriol to spew when Rolling Stone caught up with him, and of course I’m… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 27, 2015 - 11:16 am

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 point, the latest dispatch involves him again, too. Yes, Kanye pretended to go onstage when Beck won, and later commented that — once again — Beyoncé deserved to win instead. More »

By: Caitlin White / February 16, 2015 - 3:23 pm

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 Beyoncé’s defense, Beck and Beyoncé have been held up as opposite poles of pop-music stardom, even though they probably have zero feelings about each other. And so now some horrible… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2015 - 2:03 pm

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 be a momentous event in the careers of both artists, and to this day, it might be the only thing Kanye has done that your mom knows about. At the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2015 - 11:38 am

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 together that unholy trifecta has quickly picked up way too much steam. Try to follow along. More »

By: Caitlin White / February 9, 2015 - 6:27 pm

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 live rendition of “FourFiveSeconds,” we now know that AC/DC still rock the same wardrobe that they’ve been sporting for eons, and Iggy Azalea didn’t win a damn thing. But some… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 9, 2015 - 2:05 pm

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 Of The Year trophy for Morning Phase, shockingly beating Beyoncé, among others. At least within my Twitter feed, the prevailing sentiment was something like whaaaaat? We were not alone. Kanye… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2015 - 7:40 am

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 on the internet long after the ceremony is over. For those of you watching live, playing catch up, or examining the ruins of our civilization long after we’re all gone,… More »

By: James Rettig / February 8, 2015 - 7:08 pm

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 in bold. To discuss all the performances and winners, check out our comment party. And go here for all the weird memes and best GIFs and tweets the night i… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 8, 2015 - 6:13 pm

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, rampant memes, cultural appropriation, and Taylor Swift reaction shot cutaways. Last year’s festivities brought the debut of @Pharrellhat, a live Jay Z-Beyoncé chair dance, a mass gay wedding, Daft Punk’… More »

By: Stereogum / February 8, 2015 - 6:06 pm

Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds” Video

Last week, the unlikely trio of Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney released the divisive new single “FourFiveSeconds,” an acoustic threat of a song that happens to be, probably, Rihanna’s finest-ever vocal performance. A few days ago, we saw a behind-the-scenes look at the video, including Rihanna wearing what she calls “some Sean John throwback… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2015 - 9:16 am

LL Cool J Will Host The Grammys For The Fourth And Hopefully Final Time

“LL Cool J did a great job hosting the Grammys” is a thing that nobody in human history, with the possible exception of LL Cool J, has ever said. LL Cool J is a darkest-timeline awards-show host. He represents everything terrible about the enterprise: Flashy self-congratulation, tone-deaf smugness, loud shilling, the utter and complete inability… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2015 - 11:24 am

AC/DC, Eric Church, Madonna Among 2015 Grammy Performers

The Grammys have announced the first round of performers who will grace the stage for Music’s Biggest Night™. AC/DC, Eric Church, Madonna, Ariana Grande, and Ed Sheeran are all scheduled to perform. Church, Grande, and Sheeran are all up for various awards that night. AC/DC and Madonna are not, though the former just put out… More »

By: James Rettig / January 13, 2015 - 12:22 pm

2015 Grammys Album Of The Year Nominees Include Beyoncé, Beck, Ed Sheeran

The Grammys decided to stretch out the announcement of this year’s nominees for as long as possible by tweeting them periodically throughout the day and saving the announcement of the Album Of The Year nominations for a television holiday special. After an hour of performances from Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande (with a surprise… More »

By: James Rettig / December 5, 2014 - 9:59 pm

2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here.

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The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominations one-by-one this morning on CBS This Morning. Irritatingly, we won’t learn the nominees for the most important award, Album Of The Year, until tonight; the Academy is announcing them a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014 - 9:02 am

U2 Quietly Release Songs Of Innocence Vinyl Early So They Can Win All The Grammys

After noisily spamming your iTunes account with Songs Of Innocence, their turgid chore of a new album, U2 have quietly slid a few vinyl copies of the LP to a few independent retailers, just in time to qualify for next year’s Grammys. The album’s official white-vinyl release isn’t until 10/14, but the fan site @U2More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2014 - 9:10 am

Songs With Samples Now Eligible For Non-Rap Grammys

Hands up: Who knew that songs with samples couldn’t be nominated for Grammy Awards? Up until now, the Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences only allowed songs with samples and interpolations to compete in the Best Rap Songs category, which stands as a powerful testament to the out-of-touchness of the Grammy Awards and the whole… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2014 - 10:29 am
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