The Grammys announce a new task force to address its own biases against women in the music industry

Recording Academy president Neil Portnow has taken another slow, deliberate step to extract his foot—and possibly portions of his lower leg—from his mouth this week, after he enthusiastically jammed it in there in the wake of last Sunday’s Grammy Awards, when he told female musicians, producers, and engineers that …

Hillary Clinton tries to secure her next Grammy by reading for the Fire And Fury audiobook

As host James Corden noted during tonight’s Grammys broadcast, the Best Spoken Word category makes it possible for anyone and everyone to win a Grammy—like, say, Carrie Fisher. In an effort to predict who will win next year, then, Corden put the awards on hold for a moment for a skit in which he auditioned famous…

See Kesha bring the Grammys to tears with her powerful performance of "Praying" 

“We come in peace, but we mean business,” Janelle Monae said in her speech introducing Kesha at the Grammys, a speech that espoused support of and solidarity with the Time’s Up movement, expressed tonight by the white roses attendees wore on their lapels. This year, Kesha released her inspiring comeback album Rainbow,…

See Kendrick Lamar kick off the Grammys with U2 and Dave Chappelle

Earlier this month, the Grammys announced that Kendrick Lamar would be returning to its stage for what we assumed would be another intense and powerful performance like his showing in 2016. Then, once rumors emerged that Lamar’s performance would feature a couple of special guests—specifically U2 and comedian Dave…

Blue-collar icons Bernie Sanders and Bruce Springsteen will face off at the Grammys

The Grammy Awards are often the site of vicious musical feuds, like last year’s (actually good-natured) showdown between Adele and Beyoncé, but things might get particularly heated this year in the traditionally sedate Spoken-Word category. That’s because, as reported by The Los Angeles Times, working-class icons…

Here’s what Metallica and Lady Gaga’s Grammys duet should have sounded like

While they’re never going to live up to the Oscars in terms of 2017 award show fuck-ups, last month’s Grammy Awards did feature a few technical glitches that got in the way of a perfect show. Most notably, a much-touted Lady Gaga-Metallica collaboration suffered a setback when James Hetfield’s microphone didn’t work…

Sufjan Stevens tells the Grammys “don’t be racist,” St. Vincent backs him up

As the backlash against The Grammys continues to build, more artists have been voicing their displeasure over the countless issues affecting the show and the Recording Academy. Before the show even aired, Frank Ocean explained why he decided to skip the event, and since Sunday night plenty of people have been vocal…

Adele broke her damn Grammy in half, and the internet took it from there

As we’ve already reported, Adele won a lot of Grammys last night, bringing her career total to 11. She couldn’t really be expected to keep track of all of them, not when she also has a George Michael tribute to perform. So it’s not surprising to learn that one of those statuettes suffered some rough treatment, albeit…

David Bowie wins five posthumous Grammys, his first for music

Adele wasn’t the only big winner at “the biggest night in music” on Sunday—the late David Bowie’s Blackstar racked up five Grammys wins. Bowie’s final album, which proved to be as innovative as any of the works before it, received four awards during the pre-show: Best Rock Performance, Best Alternative Music Album,…

Adele pays tribute to George Michael at Grammy Awards with “Fastlove”

Adele might not seem like the most obvious choice to pay tribute to George Michael, but she put her own ballad-style spin on a performance of his 1996 song “Fastlove” during this year’s Grammys, and it was clearly an emotional moment for both her and the audience. After having already opened the show, Adele had to…

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