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Deconstructing: The 2013 Grammys

When the Grammy nominations came out back in December, they looked significantly younger and hipper than usual. This legendarily conservative institution, the one that recognized late-period Steely Dan studio farts at the expense of Stankonia, Kid A, and The Marshall Mathers LP, had turned in something like a relevant list of contenders. Sure, hip-hop wasMore »

By: Chris DeVille / February 11, 2013 - 4:52 pm

The 10 Least Boring Moments From The 2013 Grammys

About two thirds of the way through last night’s endless Grammy ceremony, Justin Timberlake ambled onstage for the second time, this time to flank Recording Academy CEO and inveterate pirate-scolder Neil Portnoy. Timberlake asked a question: “Best Grammys ever?” Then he answered himself: “Best Grammys ever.” Well, no, Justin. The idea of a “best” Grammys,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2013 - 2:38 pm

Watch Frank Ocean, Jack White, Miguel Perform At The Grammys

The Grammys! We spent altogether too much of last night watching and talking about them, and now it’s time to pick through the refuse for the gems. Not too surprisingly, two of the best performances came from the recent wave of personal, psychedelic R&B singer-songwriters. Frank Ocean may have lost in every single major category,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2013 - 9:20 am

Grammys 2013 Comment Party

Has it really only been a year since Adele swept the 2012 Grammys? Well, she didn’t win Best New Artist, of course, because she wasn’t eligible for that one. That particular trophy was awarded to “new artist” Justin Vernon, aka Bon Iver, whose debut album, For Emma Forever Ago, came out the same year a… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 10, 2013 - 7:56 pm

Frank Ocean Nominated For 6 Grammys

Frank Ocean has had a pretty good year, and he’s closing it out in style, cleaning up on year-end lists and now, being nominated for Grammys in six categories: Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Best New Artist, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and Best Short Form Music Video. The other… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 5, 2012 - 11:40 pm

FunnyOrDie Uncovers Who The Fuck Paul McCartney Is

There’s nothing I could possibly add, except this: The History Channel is entirely correct about Lil B. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2012 - 2:35 pm

Dave Grohl Clarifies Grammy Speech

Dave Grohl said some stuff during his Grammy acceptance speech that came across as anti-digital, anti-technology, anti-Skrillex that he thought he should clarify (of course, the whole juxtaposition of his “long live the rock!” speech at odds with his band’s performance with Deadmau5 later in the broadcast. The Grammys, ladies and gents!). Here’s Dave, via… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 17, 2012 - 2:05 pm

The 10 Least Boring Moments From The 2012 Grammys

Barely 24 hours before this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony began, Whitney Houston, a woman who’d once seemed like a cyborg engineered to win as many Grammys as possible, was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room. Houston was exactly the sort of artist who the Grammys are built to honor — enormously talented, ridiculously… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2012 - 11:44 am

Grammys 2012 Comment Party!!

It’s the 2012 Grammys! The Stereogum crew is over at my house, there may or may not be pizza and beer involved, and on the off chance you are experiencing something similar at yours, we have decided to put up a post for us all to congregate and talk shit about Adam Levine. This year’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 12, 2012 - 7:55 pm

Beach Boys To Reunite At Grammys… With Foster The People & Maroon 5

In December, we reported that elusive, damaged genius Brian Wilson was back together with the Beach Boys, the once-estranged group he’d helped to make great. This year, they plan to tour together and release a new album. And at this Sunday’s Grammys, Billboard reports that they’ll all perform together for the first time in decades. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 8, 2012 - 2:23 pm

Bon Iver Declines Grammy Performance, Collaborates With Alicia Keys

After last year’s Grammys, when Arcade Fire performed dodging Mat Hoffman bike-tricks and then immediately won the Album Of The Year award, the award show has a high standard to live up to when it comes to ridiculous and implausible but kind of awesome indie-rock performances. But even though Bon Iver got nominated for aMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2012 - 2:14 pm

Watch Bon Iver’s Grammy Commercial

The 54th annual Grammy Awards will be handed out at the Staples Center on 2/12, and while Bon Iver won’t be performing at the ceremony, the band is up for some of the night’s biggest awards, including Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best New Artist. That’s enough to have inspired a… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 30, 2012 - 9:27 pm

Bon Iver Nominated For 4 Grammy Awards

The 54th annual Grammy Award nominations were announced tonight, and then our blog server exploded. I blame Skrillex. Anyway, by now you’ve heard the big news… Bon Iver was acknowledged in three of the four General Field (i.e., important) categories: Record Of The Year (for “Holocene”), Song Of The Year (“Holocene”), and Best New Artist. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 30, 2011 - 11:09 pm

Grammys Drop Dozens Of Categories

According to a Reuters report next year’s ceremony will feature only 78 of the formerly 109 categories. Because if you can’t make a person care more about the Grammys, give them less Grammys to care about. Notable shifts: Pop, rock and country instrumental fields are no more; the R&B categories have been halved from eight… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 6, 2011 - 4:24 pm

Arcade Fire Win Album Of The Year Grammy

Arcade Fire pulled off the upset of the night (or, at least, left a few people at home upset) by winning the Album Of The Year Grammy last night. Things looked good for the band when it became obvious that they’d be the last performance (nearly every performer went home with awards later in the… More »

By: jessica / February 14, 2011 - 10:31 am

Arcade Fire Nominated For Album Of The Year Grammy

Eminem received ten nominations, Bruno Mars got eight, and good job to Arcade Fire, who will lose Album Of The Year to one of these LPs:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 1, 2010 - 11:58 pm

Grammys 2010: Funny Photos Help Ease The Pain

Too bad we didn’t have this gallery of LOLable pics and captions last night, but as is NARAS’s mantra, better late than never. More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 1, 2010 - 2:16 pm

Grammys 2010: Out Of Touch, Out Of Time

For the first time since I became aware of them, I won’t be watching the Grammys. I made other plans weeks ago and forgot they were airing tonight. I’m fairly confident I won’t be missing anything. Last year Amrit, Brandon, and I enlisted Videogum for our annual Grammys liveblog and it did not make the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 31, 2010 - 3:19 pm

Karen O Gets Grammy Nom After Miley Cyrus Disqualified

According to Spike Jonze, Karen and The Kids’ “All Is Love” is now up for a Grammy because Miley’s “The Climb” wasn’t originally written for a movie after all. Funny/weird/great! Let’s hope they perform it. (via 24bit)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 10, 2009 - 2:15 pm

Grammys 2010 Nominees

Contenders were revealed in a primetime concert tonight hosted by LL Cool J and featuring the comedy of Smokey Robinson (“Don’t worry Taylor, Kanye’s not here.”). As expected, Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Swift, and Beyoncé made out well (they’re all up for Album Of The Year along with Dave Matthews Band for their worst album… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 2, 2009 - 9:59 pm