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Imagine Dragons Dan Reynolds: Grammys Still Failing to Honor Female Artists 2

Imagine Dragons Dan Reynolds: Grammys Still Failing to Honor Female Artists

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds is speaking out on behalf of female artists and slamming the Grammys for failing to honor more female nominees. He calls the male-dominated categories “embarrassing.” Reynolds, 30, and the band are up for Best Pop Vocal album and Best Pop Duo/Group at the awards ceremony. Wouldn’t it be wild if he refused the awards in protest? Of course, he’d have to win first....
Adele is Grammy Belle With Five Wins; Sweeps Top Three Awards 4

Adele is Grammy Belle With Five Wins; Sweeps Top Three Awards

Adele, the UK singer with the haunting voice, captured the hearts and minds of Grammy voters with five wins at last night’s 57th Grammy Awards, including a sweep of the top three awards. Beyoncé and Chance the Rapper were the other top winners. Adele, 28, was an odds on favorite to win some awards but her dominance of music’s top prizes was a surprise....
Grammys Nod to Streaming Music in Last-Ditch Stand for Relevance 6

Grammys Nod to Streaming Music in Last-Ditch Stand for Relevance

The Grammys, music’s biggest night, lumbers into its 59th year besieged by failing ratings and dwindling demographics. Does anyone even care anymore–outside of industry insiders and 12-year-old girls? The entire telecast could be re-titled “An Annual Tribute to Beyonce.” Every year, it seems, the same four or five homogenized pop stars vie for the evening’s biggest accolades....
New, Unimproved! Why Grammys Underwhelmed as Usual This Year 8

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....
Frank Ocean Who? Indie Rockers Capture Major Grammy Awards 10

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....
Grammy Nominations Skew Older (Again!) Justin Bieber Snubbed 14

Grammy Nominations Skew Older (Again!) Justin Bieber Snubbed

Kanye West and Jay-Z were some of the familiar faces among nominees for the 55th annual Grammy Awards that once again are skewed to older artists, probably a refection of the age of Grammy voters. Outside of the best new artist category, there were mostly familiar faces among this year’s nominees for major awards. To be eligible their work had to be released between Oct. 2011 and Sept. 2012. Of course, there were notable exceptions, which helps the stodgy Grammy Awards, maintained credibility. ...