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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 as… 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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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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,…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
Scott Lapatine | December 2, 2009 - 9:59 pm