Almost as soon as news of Winehouse's death broke and spread across social media, fans were inducting her into the unfortunate pantheon of music talents gone too soon. Many noted that Winehouse, 27, shared the same age at death as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison.
The best in popular music gathered at Los Angeles' Staples Center tonight for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, the country's biggest trophy show for all things pertaining to tunes. And while the night was memorable for all the top names gathered there, it was also memorable for a pair that never made it.
The wrath of the writers strike was able to reduce the Golden Globes to a Billy Bush-laden press conference.
Now, the strike by the Writers Guild of America (WGA), currently in its 12th week, threatens to wreak similar havoc on the 50th annual Grammy Awards, according to Ad Age. The Grammys presentation is set for February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on CBS.
The WGA is asking artists and musicians who are members of the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) to skip the Grammys, a move intended to reduce the event's star power and thus viability. The WGA used a similar tactic last weekend to force the glitzy Golden Globes to be scaled back dramatically.
"WGA has informed us that this is struck work and they expect to have a picket line in place," SAG said yesterday in a ...Read more
The defiant Dixie Chicks dominated the 49th annual Grammy Awards tonight, garnering all five awards for which they were nominated and sweeping the album, record, and song of the year categories.
The awards, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, marked a triumph for the group, which was criticized and abandoned by much of country radio following singer Natalie Maines' criticism of President Bush in 2003.
"I, for the first time in my life, am speechless," Maines said in accepting the song of the year award. She thanked bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Robison "for sticking by me...I told you I'd take you to the Grammys."
The night saw several other artists land multiple awards, with Red Hot Chili Peppers nabbing four, including best rock album for Stadium Arcadium. Mary J. Blige, who led all nominees coming into the event with eight, grabbed three awards in the ...Read more
The hips that didn't lie for most of 2006 will be back on stage at the Grammys Sunday night.
The Recording Academy said today that it has added Shakira to its list of performers at the Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles Sunday at 8 p.m.
Shakira will be joined by Wyclef Jean, with whom she teamed on "Hips Don't Lie," the smash single that is nominated for best pop collaboration with vocals.
Country trio Rascal Flatts, the top-selling band of 2006 with nearly 5 million units sold, will also perform. The event will also feature a new-meets-old R&B segment, with teen sensation Chris Brown teaming up with legends Smokey Robinson and Lionel Richie.
As previously reported, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, the Dixie Chicks, Gnarls Barkley, John Legend, Ludacris, John Mayer, Corinne Bailey Rae, the Red ...Read more