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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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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…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2015 - 9:16 am
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The Week In Pop: Early Odds On The 2015 Grammys

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
Chris DeVille | January 29, 2015 - 3:18 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 22, 2015 - 11:24 am
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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…
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…
James Rettig | December 5, 2014 - 9:59 pm
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Making Sense Of The 2015 Grammy Nominations

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…
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2014 - 2:47 pm
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2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here. // The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominations…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2014 - 9:02 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | September 30, 2014 - 9:10 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | June 12, 2014 - 10:29 am

Josh Homme: “Fuck Imagine Dragons!”

A couple of weeks ago, Imagine Dragons won the Best Rock Performance Grammy for their inescapable puffball "Radioactive," beating out the Queens Of The Stone…
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2014 - 10:12 am
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Watch NIN, QOTSA, Dave Grohl, & Lindsey Buckingham’s Uncut Grammys Rehearsal

After the Grammys cut off Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Lindsey Buckingham, and Dave Grohl's superjam with a sponsor ad, pissing off
Miles Bowe | February 3, 2014 - 11:53 am
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The Week In Pop: Miley Brings The Monogenre To MTV Unplugged

You don't have to be a legit rock star to get an MTV Unplugged these days. In recent years the show has hosted quite a…
Chris DeVille | January 30, 2014 - 6:46 pm
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Kendrick Lamar Addresses Grammys Rap Drama

On Sunday night, Kendrick Lamar lost every Grammy award he was up for, most infamously when Macklemore beat him for the Best Rap Album Grammy…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2014 - 1:23 pm
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Vampy Weeks Thought Trent Reznor Was Pissed At Them!!

Vampire Weekend won Best Alternative Music Album for Modern Vampires Of The City at Sunday's Grammys pre-telecast against a field that included Neko Case, the…
Chris DeVille | January 28, 2014 - 1:03 pm
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Watch Taiwanese Animators’ Dramatization Of Daft Punk’s Grammy Victory

TomoNews has done a funny little feature on Daft Punk's big Grammy wins for their impeccably crafted Random Access Memories. And if there's one thing…
Miles Bowe | January 27, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Trent Reznor Says “FUCK YOU” To Grammys

UPDATE: Grammys Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich has apologized to Reznor in The Hollywood Reporter: I'm sorry he was upset. I was really thrilled…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2014 - 10:30 am
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Read Macklemore’s Apology Text To Kendrick Lamar For Winning Best Rap Album Grammy

Last night, we were somehow spared the vast communal humiliation of seeing Macklemore win every single Grammy, as Daft Punk and Lorde walked away with
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2014 - 9:14 am
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Grammys 2014 Wrap-Up: Taylor Swift Gets Daft Punk’d

Robots ruled the 56th annual Grammys. Daft Punk seized both Album and Record Of The Year for Random Access Memories and "Get Lucky," respectively, plus…
Chris DeVille | January 27, 2014 - 1:42 am
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Grammys 2014: GIFs & Videos

The Grammys aren't about Grammys -- the vast majority of them aren't even given out during the televised ceremony. (UPDATE: Here's who won, though.) No,…
Stereogum | January 26, 2014 - 8:56 pm
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Grammys 2014: Winners List

UPDATE: Check out GIFs and performance videos from the Grammys here and our wrap-up essay here. Here we go! The festivities are underway…
Michael Nelson | January 26, 2014 - 6:59 pm
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