All the 2015 Grammy winners

Album of the Year
Beck Morning Phase

Record of the Year
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”

Song of the Year
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”

Best New Artist
Sam Smith

Best Pop Vocal Album
Sam Smith, In the Lonely Hour

Best Pop Solo Performance
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera, “Say Something” – WINNER

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Cheek to CheekWINNER

Best Country Album
Miranda Lambert, Platinum

Best Country Solo Performance
Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water” – WINNER

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
The Band Perry, “Gentle On My Mind” – WINNER
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Kendrick Lamar in South Africa

Arguably the most popular rapper in hip hop at the moment, has to be Kendrick Lamar. He has received huge acclaim in the last year with his debut album and critics are calling him the future of hip hop. So obviously alcohol brand, Miller put their thinking caps on and devised a plan to get him to come to South Africa. The plan worked and the result was a massive three city tour to SA this last weekend. Here’s a look at what Kendrick had to say, while addressing the media at The Saxon in Johannesburg, South Africa at the weekend:

Were you at one of the Miller Boomtown concerts? Was Kendrick Lamar everything you expected and more? Share your thoughts with the rest of us.

Grammys 2014 – blow by blow

Beyonce and Jay-Z at the GrammysAnd let’s go… The best way to get music’s biggest night going in my opinion is to welcome Mrs Carter aka Beyonce Knowles to the stage. The star, who recently dropped her number one album, BEYONCE, took to the stage

Anna Kendrick and Pharrell Williams are up to present New Artist. The award goes to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

“Wow, we’re here on this stage right now. First and foremost I want to thank our fans, the people who got us on this stage. Without them there would be no us.”

– Lorde takes to the stage to sing her smash hit, Royals. It’s a bit of a boring song to sing at the Grammys in my opinion.

– Hunter Hayes said he was nervous to perform his new track, Invisible tonight, but he did a great job at it. Sidebar, he looks like Jesse McCartney’s younger brother.

– Juanez and Anna Faris up to present Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance. The award goes to Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams “Dude. On behalf of the robots, just like to say first of all. Man, thank you, thank you, thank. This category has a lot of great nominees. We’re honored. Of course they want to thank their families.”

– Katy Perry and Juicy J are up to perform their song Dark Horse. If I were Katy’s red carpet hairstylist, I’d be bleak. The amount of effort that went into putting that look together must’ve taken forever, only to let it all down for this performance. This performance is a little flat 😦

– The first collaboration of the night belongs to Chicago and Robin Thicke. A medley of classic tracks with the soulful Robin Thicke. Nice one… Obviously Blurred Lines featured in this medley too.

– A little bit of country music now. It’s time for Keith Urban and Gary Clark Jr.

– Recently married, John Legend is on stage now performing All of Me. This man has one of the best voices in the business. They cut to his wife during the performance. How cute… Clever director.

– Uncle Charlie and Kevin Hart present the award for Best Rock Song to Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear for the song, Cut Me Some Slack.

“I have to say, we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Paul and Ringo and for Black Sabbath and the Rolling Stones. This songs were two hours in my studio. We knocked this song out in a couple of hours.”
Sir Paul said, “Come along and we’ll do a song. We should just make something up and this is it.”
– Taylor Swifts whips here back and forth on the Grammys stage.
– Bruno Mars introduces P!nk and Nate Ruess. Pink is showing off her acrobatic skills again in the song Try, before the two perform Just Give Me A Reason.
– Miguel and Ariana Grande present the Best Pop Solo Performance Grammy to Lorde for her song, Royals:
“Well hello. This is the one thing that I did not expect the most about tonight. So thank you very much”. To all the other nominees she said, “I’ve been inspired by all of you at some point in my life, so thank you.”
– Black Sabbath introduce The Beatles legend Ringo Starr, who is singing his track Photographs. It’s nice to see a montage of the star and his fellow band mates throughout the years… It has been fifty years since The Beatles’ invasion into America. One Direction will be looking at this going, this could be us! Great performance.
– Jamie Foxx presents the  Rap/ Sung collaboration to Jay-Z featuring Justin Timberlake for their song, Holy Grail.
“Thank you very much. Thank all the producers for writing the song. I want to thank God, I mean a little bit for this award, but mostly and for that universe conspiring for putting that beautiful lady in my life. And I want to tell Blue that look Daddy got a gold sippy cup for you”
– Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons are up now. All dressed in white and the slow motion effect works really well. Taylor Swift is loving this performance. Another giff, tick!
– Next up is Kacey Musgraves.
– Oh hello Julia Roberts. She’s here to introduce The Beatles special tribute. Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr take to the stage to perform too.
– Gloria Estafan and Marc Anthony present Best Pop Vocal Album to Bruno Mars for Unorthodox Jukebox. He dedicated the award to his late mom… Bless. it’s a great album… Do the right thing.
– Blake Shelton, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson on stage now.
– Martina McBride and Zac Brown present the Best Country Album to Kacey Musgraves for her album Same Trailer Different Park.  “Oh my goodness. I can’t even, but I got to make a record that I poured myself into.”
– Neill Patrick Harris introduces Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers and Stevie Wonder. As Neil said, we are about to “La freak out”. La awesome indeed…
– Sara Bareilles is sharing the stage with The Grammys’ Person of the Year, Carole King. They’re singing Brave. Very nice performance. They’re now presenting Song of the Year.
– Song of the Year goes to Joel Little for his work on Lorde’s Royals.
– Oscar nominee and singer in his own writer, Jared Leto pays tribute to Lou Reed before introducing Metallica and Lang Lang, as they perform One.
– Smokey Robinson and Steven Tyler are up on. Tyler gets the crowd to briefly sing along to one of Smokey’s tracks before presenting Record of the Year to Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams for Get Lucky.
“I suppose the robots would like to thank. You know honestly I bet France is really proud of these guys right now. And one more time for the incredible Nile Rodgers. And God guys. And the people”.
– Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are on stage performing Same Love. Queen Latifah then announced 33 couples as wife and wife, husband and wife, husband and husband, as madonna joined them on stage. You Turn The Key, #SameLove… Several stars are in tears.

Grammys 2014 – red carpet

Music’s biggest night is upon us. This year’s Grammy awards go down from the Staples Center in Los Angeles and the stars are doing their thang on the red carpet. Some of my favourite’s tonight so far include Rita Ora, Paris Hilton (yes, true story), P!nk and the hot mamma to be, Ciara. If you haven’t had enough of Jared Leto this awards season, he’s put aside the acting for the night in favour of his musical talent. He, together with the rest of the 30 Seconds To Mars crew, rocked the red carpet. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis looked stylish tonight. At the Oscars, Golden Globes you’ll see the gents keeping it pretty generic in their black suits and bow ties, but the Grammys are different and thankfully so. The bow ties are there, only this time they’re matched with some colour. That’s what makes this one of the better red carpets to watch.

How do we feel about Madonna’s outfit tonight? I saw a tweet saying is that Madonna’s new boyfriend? I died a little right there… It’s her son by the way.

Aaah Katy and her musical notes and Ciara and her baby bump… The Grammys.

Biggest WTF moment belongs to Slipknot… I have no words:

Taylor Swift is elegant and wise beyond her years. She’s looking great in her “chainmail” Gucci gown.

List of stars set to honour Bruce Springsteen – MusiCares Person of the Year

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As part of the build up to music’s big night, aka The Grammys, Bruce Springstreen is set to be honoured at the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year this year. In the press release, the special event will honour Springsteen for his “exceptional artistic achievements as well as his philanthropic work”. The money raised from the event will go into the MusiCares Foundation for people in music who run into trouble, financially, medically or personally.

The event, in its 23rd year, is completely sold out. It’s set to take place on the 8th of February at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Jon Stewart will host the event and Alabama Shakes, Jackson Browne, Kenny Chesney, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, Jim James, Elton John, Juanes, John Legend, Natalie Maines, Tim McGraw, Tom Morello, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Sting, Eddie Vedder, and Neil Young will all be in attendance. They are also set to perform. Feeling the FOMO already!!

Stay tuned for more on music’s big night, coming to you on the 10th of Feb at the Staples Center in LA.

 

Grammys 2012 – Guetta, Brown, Lil Wayne, Deadmau5… all in five minutes

David Guetta, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne on stage performing I Can Only Imagine… DeadMau5 and the Foo Fighters on the other side performing Rope and Raise You Weapon. Good mix of dance, urban, rock and electronic. What did you think of this performance?

Grammys 2012 – Jennifer Hudson sings to Whitney Houston

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Jennifer Hudson takes to the stage for the special tribute to Whitney Houston and others, whom we lost this year, singing arguably her biggest song ever: I Will Always Love You.

“Whitney We Love you”