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Grammy Awards Had More Than a Few Highs and Lows; Here They Are 2

Grammy Awards Had More Than a Few Highs and Lows; Here They Are

So, was Sunday’s 59th Grammy she-bang good, great or just an also-ran? David Bowie went five-for-five, so in my book, that’s a solid win. Here are some other highs and lows of the music industry’s annual self-congratulatory gathering. Adele won best album, record and song and showed herself to be a classy performer in every way. Her re-start on the George Michael tribute was astonishingly good … class all the way...
Iggy Azalea Big, Bold, Blonde; How She Upset the Rap Game (7 Photos) 4

Iggy Azalea Big, Bold, Blonde; How She Upset the Rap Game (7 Photos)

Iggy Azalea, the unlikeliest breakout singer, maybe, ever, swept the rap world in 2014 with her bold, brassy looks and smooth Southern rap style. But instead of being lauded for re-energizing the fading scene, she was scorned by fellow rappers and critics. African-American rappers Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks, were the catalysts for most of the criticism. ...
New, Unimproved! Why Grammys Underwhelmed as Usual This Year 6

New, Unimproved! Why Grammys Underwhelmed as Usual This Year

With only a handful of actual awards handed out on television, The Grammys did their utmost best to convince us there’s nothing wrong with the music business. Again, it’s kind of like the orchestra on the Titanic–if the Titanic took 20 years to sink. As much as I loved The Eagles and the late Glenn Frey, they looked sorely out of place on last night’s telecast. Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Timothy Schmit, Joe Walsh and Jackson Brown looked like your grandfather’s band jamming in the middle of your bar mitzvah....
Adele Comes Out of Shell, Tells How She Found Herself (Photos, Video) 8

Adele Comes Out of Shell, Tells How She Found Herself (Photos, Video)

Adele was one of the biggest breakout artists in music history when she released her second studio album 21. But she was also severely conflicted. Fame came too fast. But all that changed by the time she released her third album last year. Today, the 27-year-old singer is at peace with herself after taking “just the right amount of time off.” ...
Beyonce, Jay-Z Ignite Uproar With Raunchy Grammy Act (watch!) 10

Beyonce, Jay-Z Ignite Uproar With Raunchy Grammy Act (watch!)

Beyoncé proved that Miley Cyrus doesn’t have a thing on her with a raunchy opening act for the 56th Grammy Awards. Her ultra-revealing outfit, salacious gyrations and vulgar lyrics sparked an uproar because it opened the show at 8 pm. The performance generated a storm of comments on Twitter....
Paula Patton 'Hottest Bitch in This Place' at Grammy Gala (photos!) 12

Paula Patton ‘Hottest Bitch in This Place’ at Grammy Gala (photos!)

Paula Patton, wife of “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke, was the embodiment of his racy paean to hot women in a scandalous, ultra-cleavage-baring red dress at Clive Davis’s Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills last night (Jan. 26). Patton, 38, was Thicke’s arm candy for the night. He’s up for “Record of the Year” and “Best Pop Vocal Album” among the major Grammy Awards....
Carrie Underwood Carries Ball For NFL's Female Fans (Watch!) 14

Carrie Underwood Carries Ball For NFL’s Female Fans (Watch!)

Carrie Underwood debuted her Sunday Night Football theme song (Sept. 8) and helped the NFL do more to get in touch with its feminine side because female fans are following football in growing numbers. In fact, more than 43 million women watched the Super Bowl this year; more than the Grammy Awards or the Academy Awards last year, according to Nielsen, which tracks viewers. Underwood may be the newest female football icon, to benefit from the trend. ...
Miley Cyrus VMA Critics: 10 Reasons Why They're Off-Base 16

Miley Cyrus VMA Critics: 10 Reasons Why They’re Off-Base

Miley Cyrus’s performance at the MTV Music Video Awards continues to generate fearsome reaction from nearly every quarter, ranging from the mainstream media to egg-head publications and, of course, the blogosphere. Most of it has been negative and most of it equally way off-base. Here are ten principal arguments critics are using to lambaste the 20-year old singer and why they are all mostly ridiculous....
Did Taylor Swift Mock Harry Styles During Grammy Performance? 30

Did Taylor Swift Mock Harry Styles During Grammy Performance?

Taylor Swift scored on the red carpet and on stage during the 55th Grammy Awards last night (Feb. 11) and appeared to lord it over ex-boyfriend Harry Styles. Did she actually take a dig at him on stage? She won the "Best Song Written For Visual Media Award" for her song "Safe & Sound" from "The Hunger Games" soundtrack. ...
Rihanna, Chris Brown Finally Keep Their Grammy Date 32

Rihanna, Chris Brown Finally Keep Their Grammy Date

Chris Brown and Rihanna were finally able to keep their Grammy date, after Brown’s brutally assaulted the pop star four years ago and kept both from attending the signature music event. It was clearly a coming out party for the duo and one of the sub-dramas of the evening....
Frank Ocean Who? Indie Rockers Capture Major Grammy Awards 34

Frank Ocean Who? Indie Rockers Capture Major Grammy Awards

Frank Ocean who? The dynamic rapper, who was expected to win at least one major award, came up empty handed at the 55th Grammy Awards Sunday night (Feb. 10). Mumford & Sons, rock band Fun. and Gotye divided up the big three. Indeed, the major awards belonged to indie rockers, while two of the big three went to British and Australian bands....
Katy Perry MusiCares Dress: Did It Meet Grammy Standards? 40

Katy Perry MusiCares Dress: Did It Meet Grammy Standards?

Katy Perry’s stunning Alexander McQueen mermaid-style halter gown with jeweled neck strap is under fire for allegedly failing to meet CBS’s strict new dress code for the Grammy Awards. For this year’s show, however, CBS inexplicably circulated a memo warning stars to avoid revealing clothes. The network will televise the show tomorrow (Feb. 10). ...
Grammy Nominee Seth Glier Drops Stunning Third Album 46

Grammy Nominee Seth Glier Drops Stunning Third Album

Singer-songwriter Seth Glier is starting the New Year off with a bang: By dropping his sensational third album, “Things I Should Let You Know,” on Feb. 5. Through riveting tracks such as "The Man I Used to Be," Glier, 24, touches his listeners with engaging music and soul-searching lyrics....
Chris Brown Loses It in Alleged Fight Over Parking Space 48

Chris Brown Loses It in Alleged Fight Over Parking Space

Volatile singer Chris Brown allegedly punched a man during an argument over a parking space in West Hollywood, raising new questions about his ability to control his anger. Could it just as easily have been Rihanna… again? Police are reportedly investigating the allegations. Brown, 23, is still on probation from his brutal 2009 assault of the Barbadian singer on the eve of the Grammy Awards....