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  • Gospel Singer Kirk Franklin Apologizes After Son Records Expletive-Laden Phone Call

    03/17/2021 10:34:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 15, 2021 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    "No father should speak to their children like this," Kerrion Franklin posted with the recording.Grammy-winning gospel singer Kirk Franklin apologized over the weekend after his son posted a recording of a phone call in which Franklin hurled profanities and an apparent threat at his son. In audio of the partial phone call posted to Kerrion Franklin's Instagram account, the elder Franklin can be heard saying: "You need to get your skinny motherf-----g ass back out the g------ way before I put my foot in your ass." "I will break your neck if you ever disrespect me," he continued before seeming...
  • How Ray Parker Jr. Got Cheated Out of a Grammy for a No. 1 Hit

    09/10/2020 1:16:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/11 | Jeremy Helligar
    Ray Parker Jr. is best known for writing, producing and performing the 1984 Grammy-winning No. 1 hit “Ghostbusters,” but by the time he turned “Who you gonna call?” and “I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost” into national catchphrases, he had already logged more than a decade in the business. He was still a teenager when Stevie Wonder invited him to join his band, and before breaking out as a solo star in the ‘80s, he logged credits as a songwriter (Rufus featuring Chaka Khan’s 1974 hit “You Got the Love”) and as a performer on a string of hits for...
  • Grammy Organization’s CEO on Leave After Misconduct Allegation

    01/17/2020 6:32:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jan. 17, 2020 1:40 am ET | By Neil Shah
    Deborah Dugan, the first woman to lead the Recording Academy, took the reins in August The body that hands out the Grammys said it put its chief executive on leave due to a subordinate’s unspecified allegation of misconduct, 10 days before its flagship awards show. Deborah Dugan, the first woman to lead the Recording Academy, took the reins in August, following public remarks by her predecessor that were widely interpreted as sexist. Citing “a formal allegation of misconduct by a senior female member of the Recording Academy team,” the organization said late Thursday that its board was placing Ms. Dugan...
  • Best Abortion Artists: Planned Parenthood Thanks Its Grammy-Nominated Supporters

    11/22/2019 10:20:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov. 21, 2019 | Gabriel Hays
    The Grammy nominees were announced earlier this week and of course, there were the top 40 favorites, the hip-hop stars and a couple of good artists. The hype revved up and Hollywood outlets began debating who deserves what and why. But there was one surprising take by the nation’s premiere abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. The professional baby killers took to Twitter to congratulate the nominees for their contributions to their “healthcare” provider. Planned Parenthood tweeted on Wednesday, “Artists that support abortion access get nominated for #Grammys. Coincidence??? We think nah. Congrats on the nominations!” Their tweet also included a list...
  • Cardi B responds to backlash over her drugging, robbing men

    03/27/2019 7:55:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 3/27/19
    LOS ANGELES -- Cardi B is trying to clarify herself after a video resurfaced online where the rapper said she drugged and robbed men for money. The Grammy winner posted a statement Tuesday on Instagram that she had "very limited options" and needed to do anything to "survive." The former stripper says she wasn't trying to glorify her actions, but felt it was necessary at the time. **SNIP** Cardi says the men she spoke about in the video were ones she dated and they were "conscious, willing and aware."
  • Jimmy Carter Won the 2019 Grammy Award For Best Spoken Word Album

    02/12/2019 9:58:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 02/12/2019 | By Sanjana Karanth
    Jimmy Carter has won a Grammy Award for his audiobook Faith: A Journey for All, marking the second Grammy win for the 39th president of the United States. Carter will claim the award for Best Spoken Word Album at Sunday’s 2019 Grammy Awards. In his audiobook, the former president reflects on how faith has helped him during good times and bad. At 94 years old, Carter will be the third-oldest winner in Grammy history. He follows comedian George Burns, who won a spoken word Grammy in 1991 at the age of 95, and blues musician Pinetop Perkins, who won the...
  • 2019 Grammy Awards: LGBTQ women shine at 61st annual music event

    02/11/2019 12:00:47 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 11, 2019 | by Gwen Aviles
    LGBTQ artists dominated Sunday night’s 61st Grammy awards with history-making wins and a number of memorable performances. Pop icon Lady Gaga and country singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile both broke records after becoming the first out winners in their categories. Gaga, who identifies as bisexual, took home three awards on Sunday. Not only is she the first openly LGBTQ artist to win the Grammy in the Best Pop Solo Performance category for her song “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?),” but she also won awards for Best Song Written for Visual Media and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Shallow". Carlile, who...
  • Super Bowl LIII Halftime Controversy Continues, As Colin Kaepernick Attorney Attacks Adam Levine

    02/02/2019 3:19:32 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Deadline ^ | February 2, 2019 | Bruce Haring
    The controversy surrounding Super Bowl LIII’s halftime show continues, as Colin Kaepernick’s attorney Mark Geragos called Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine’s rationalization on his participation “a cop out.” Speaking on Good Morning America on Friday, Geragos called on Levine to admit what he’s doing by appearing in the NFL Super Bowl halftime. “If you’re going to cross this idealogical or intellectual picket line, then own it, and Adam Levine certainly isn’t owning it,” Geragos said. “It’s a cop-out when you start talking about, ‘I’m not a politician; I’m just doing the music.’ Most of the musicians who have any kind...
  • TV Ratings: 2018 Grammys Tumble to All-Time Demo Low, Pull 19.8 Million Viewers

    01/30/2018 1:47:31 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    hollywoodreporte ^ | JANUARY 29, 2018 | Michael O'Connell
    t's a demo low for the telecast, as it still skews young and the audience drops by 24 percent. Sunday's Bruno Mars-loving Grammy Awards took a dramatic ratings spill, fetching the smallest demo audience in the show's history. The telecast, which ran a bloated three-and-a-half hours, was off by 24 percent from 2017 with adjusted numbers. With time zone adjustments taken into account, the telecast averaged 19.8 million viewers and a 5.9 rating among adults 18-49. The second stat marked a low for the show. Among total viewers, that number was down even more than overnight returns from Nielsen Media...
  • Grammy Ratings Fall From 2017 As Politics Dominate Music’s Biggest Night

    01/29/2018 6:41:16 AM PST · by Strac6 · 52 replies
    Back in New York City for the first time since George W. Bush’s first term and drenched in the politics of the Donald Trump era, last night’s Grammy Awards tanked in the all-important ratings, was rockin’ with multiple wins for a very non-political Bruno Mars and a very very political Kendrick Lamar. The more than three-hour long CBS show also had an audio book audition cameo by Hillary Clinton a use or two of the censor button, a lot of U2 and Sting, a powerful Time’s Up speech by Janelle Monáe and an equally powerful performance by Kesha and a...
  • Grammy Awards Shocker for CBS as Top Pop Stars Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga Snubbed, No Country Acts (tr)

    11/28/2017 7:39:49 AM PST · by RightGeek · 91 replies
    Showbiz411 ^ | 11/28/2017 | Roger Friedman
    Full title: Grammy Awards Shocker for CBS as Top Pop Stars Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga Snubbed, No Country Acts in Main Cateogories The Grammys in New York took a weird turn this morning as the nominations were a shocker: Ed Sheeran’s best selling “Divide” did not get an Album of the Year nod, neither did albums by Lady Gaga or Kesha. Instead, the Grammys went mostly for R&B and rap: Jay Z, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino, who is really the actor Donald Glover. CBS must be plotzing. (I’m thrilled because I love the Childish Gambino album.) Indeed,...
  • Singer Rockets to No. 1, Sales Jump 18 Million Pct. With Pro-Trump Stance, Death threats continue

    02/14/2017 10:16:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 02/14/2017 | Joe Kovacs
    Talk about a dress for success! A singer who dressed for Sunday night’s Grammy Awards in a gown that proclaimed “Make America Great Again” on the front and “Trump” on the back has seen the sales of her music skyrocket at least 18 million percent in one day. Joy Villa’s album “I Make The Static” instantly jumped to light speed, soaring to No. 1 on the U.S. iTunes album sales chart, as well as No. 1 on Amazon’s top digital albums. It was previously ranked on Amazon at No. 543,202 before her Grammy appearance. The patriotic dress also helped Villa’s...
  • Don’t Get Your Pink Pantashoes In A Bundle

    02/13/2017 7:03:59 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-13-2017 | MOTUS
    You have no reason to heed my advice, as fashion and I had a parting of the ways shortly after I stopped reporting for work on a daily basis. But this is a big story and you need to be aware, especially since tomorrow is Valentine’s day and you may be tempted to don something in your favorite shade of near-red: WARNING! PINK IS NOW A POLITICAL STATEMENT. According to Mr. Kors, pink this season is about power, specifically, “the idea that women today want to feel feminine but also powerful, strong and independent.” In the wake of the recent...
  • Joey and Rory Feek: This Grammy-nominated duo’s love story will break your heart this V-Day

    02/14/2016 2:28:05 PM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/14/16 | Ellen McCarthy
    If you’re a dedicated country music fan, just hearing the names Joey and Rory Feek is probably enough to produce tears streaming down your face. But if, like many others, those names don’t yet ring a bell, you might want to grab some tissues before reading on — or before watching Monday night’s Grammys. You’re going to hear a lot about the couple over the next few days.
  • Wasserman Schultz claims Grammys junket was ‘research,’ but guess who paid for it?

    02/11/2015 5:47:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 2/10/15 | Joe Saunders
    South Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s office is claiming her appearance at the Grammy awards Sunday wasn’t a just a junket for a star-struck politician dying to rub elbows with the glitterati. It was a research trip, paid for by the congresswoman’s campaign funds. That’s the story being spun by Wasserman Schultz’s office, anyway, after a New York Times reporter posted a photo of the Democrat in the background of a television standup – a photo that rocketed around the Twitter world. (The presence of Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee in the same photo helped.)
  • Obama Spouted False Domestic Violence Statistics in Grammys Video

    02/10/2015 5:53:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, I haven't seen the full transcript of Obama's public service announcement on violence against women that ran during the Grammys. Did he mention ISIS or Al-Qaeda at all? (interruption) He didn't mention ISIS or Al-Qaeda in that PSA during the Grammys? (interruption) Well, just domestic -- oh, just some domestic folks that were engaging in -- oh, okay. So he just confined himself to making up statistics about the number of women who were sexually assaulted in the US. Did you hear about this? This is really, really problematic here. The president said, "Right now nearly one in...
  • Ominous Tweet From Matt Drudge About Obama: “Like He Knows Something Terrible Coming…(shortened)

    02/10/2015 4:26:25 PM PST · by Kartographer · 182 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2/10/15 | Mac Slavo
    On Sunday night President Obama delivered a pre-taped speech to audience members at the Grammy awards. Drudge posted a photo of the President from the speech and called Obama’s appearance “greasy.” He continued with the following ominous words: Hoarse, watery eyes. Like he knows something terrible coming. Very unsettling…
  • Glen Campbell’s ‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You’ Wins 2015 Grammy Award for Best Country Song

    02/08/2015 3:49:46 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    the boot ^ | 2-8-15 | Scott Shettler
    Forty-eight years after he won his first Grammy Award, country music legend Glen Campbell won another honor, claiming Best Country Song at the 2015 Grammys (with co-writer Julian Raymond) for ‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You,’ the theme song from ‘Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me,’ the documentary that followed Campbell on his farewell tour as he battled Alzheimer’s disease. While the 78-year-old Campbell was not in attendance, his wife Kim took to the podium to speak on behalf of her husband. “I’m so proud of him tonight,” she told the crowd. “It’s been an amazing journey. He’s been so courageous...
  • Rapper Macklemore...performing in fake beard, prosthetic nose

    05/19/2014 5:43:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Jerusalem post ^ | 19/5/14 | Lauren Izso
    ..... Video The artists behind a few of this year's biggest party anthems including Thrift Shop, Same Love and Can't Hold Us have been the subject of Jewish controversy after the duo's rapper Macklemore appeared to be dressed up as a stereotypical Jew during a Friday performance, which was captured in a six-second YouTube clip. ..... Upon realizing how offended viewers were from his so-called stereotypical Jewish attire, Macklemore defended himself on Twitter Monday morning, saying that was not at all what he had in mind. ... "A fake witches nose, wig, and beard = random costume. Not my idea...
  • Grammy Awards say 'we do,' get political with mass wedding, both gay and straight

    01/27/2014 2:40:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/27/2014 | Hollie McKay
    This year, the Grammy Awards weren't just about the music, they were also about making a statement in the same-sex marriage debate. Heavily hyped in the hours leading up to Sunday night's show, 34 couples -- both gay and straight -- exchanged rings and said "I do," as officiated on stage by Queen Latifah. The actress/rapper/talk show host was recently deputized by Los Angeles County to legally conduct wedding ceremonies and will sign the marriage certificates for each couple. The event took place on a stage set to resemble a giant chapel with stained-glass windows during a performance by hip-hop...