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  • Mandisa, Grammy award-winning ‘American Idol’ alum, dead at 47

    04/20/2024 6:09:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/20/2024 | Lisa Respers
    Soulful gospel artist Mandisa, a Grammy-winning singer who got her start as a contestant on “American Idol” in 2006, has died, according to a statement on her verified social media. She was 47. “We can confirm that yesterday Mandisa was found in her home deceased. At this time we do not know the cause of death or any further details,” the post reads. “We ask for your prayers for her family and close knit circle of friends during this incredibly difficult time. Mandisa was a voice of encouragement and truth to people facing life’s challenges all around the world.” Mandisa...
  • Ann-Margaret: Elvis Hot Co-Star And Girlfriend In The Sixties And An SVU Emmy 5 Decades Later

    04/28/2023 8:52:31 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 40 replies ^ | 28th April, 2023 American time | Ozguy1945
    Ann-Margaret was born April 28, 1941 in Sweden. She won her first award from Billboard in 1961 and 50 years later won her sixth Emmy in Law & Order SVU. Over her career she gathered 2 Oscar nominations, 6 Emmy Awards, 5 Golden Globe Awards and two Grammy’s. That’s talent. That takes hard work and talent. She was made for that, saying: “I tried in ’71 to relax. I thought I had made my farewell tour.” The costar and girlfriend of Elvis. Other girls could only drool. Look at her here:
  • Jill Biden to present Grammy award Sunday night

    02/05/2023 6:37:04 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    The hill ^ | 02/05/2022 | Lauren Sforza
    First lady Jill Biden will be among the award presenters at the Grammys in Los Angeles on Sunday night. The Recording Academy announced on Wednesday that Jill Biden would be among the presenters along with Viola Davis, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Billy Crystal, James Corden, Olivia Rodrigo and Cardi B. The first lady arrived Saturday afternoon at the Hollywood/Burbank Airport from Camp Pendleton, where she participated in a round table discussion with military families, according to KCBS-TV Channel 2.
  • 2023 Grammy presenters announced: Jill Biden, Cardi B and more

    02/01/2023 12:12:06 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 1, 2023 | By Jack Hobbs
    And the presenters are … The Grammys announced Wednesday the lineup of celebrities who will be presenting during Sunday’s star-studded award show. Past Grammy hosts James Corden and Billy Crystal are slated to hand out some awards at the ceremony and First Lady Jill Biden is also set to make an appearance. Cardi B, Viola Davis, Shania Twain, Olivia Rodrigo and “Black Adam” star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson were also revealed to be presenting. Last week, several stars including Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petras and Sam Smith were announced as performers.
  • EGOT

    06/11/2022 10:08:20 AM PDT · by TBP · 85 replies
    Now | Me
    Tomorrow night, the Tony Awards are being presented, thankfully live again. Only 16 people have won the EGOT -- Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony. How many can you name?
  • Trevor Noah riffs on inflation, COVID and the Oscars slap in Grammy opening

    04/03/2022 6:39:56 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    The hill ^ | 04/03/2022 | Judy Kurtz
    Trevor Noah kicked off the Grammy Awards with a series of rapid-fire references to inflation, the coronavirus pandemic, and Will Smith’s infamous Oscars slap in the first few moments of the annual music spectacle. “The Daily Show” host launched the 64th annual awards show from Las Vegas on Sunday by introducing the group Silk Sonic. “A dynamic duo who are single-handedly bringing back the 70’s — which might explain all the inflation,” Noah cracked.
  • Lil Nas X's song about gay sex earns 3 Grammy nominations

    11/24/2021 11:21:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | November 23, 2021 | By Matt Lavietes
    Rapper Lil Nas X's hit song about gay sex was nominated Tuesday for three Grammy Awards, catapulting LGBTQ narratives to the highest echelon of achievement in the music industry. The provocative song — “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” — is up for song of the year, record of the year and best music video at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which are being held Jan. 31 in Los Angeles. Its title is a reference to the gay romance novel and 2017 film “Call Me By Your Name.” But its lyrics are less about love and more about lust, with...
  • 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 · 64 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...