All hail Dame Adele–again. For the second straight year, the English songbird stole the show on music’s biggest night. With a fresh Grammy in her hand and etiquette lessons tailor-made for Chris Brown at the ready, Ms. Adkins gets our vote for Grammy MVP on account of looking so gosh darn tickled to be invited AND for being prepared to mediate potential fights before they got a chance to start.
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Our You Oughta Know alums The Lumineers may not have won any awards tonight–losing out to Bonnie Raitt in Best Americana Album category and fun. for Best New Artist–but their Grammy moment, as LL Cool J has instructed us to call them, was a very convincing argument as to why they deserved both statues, and then some.
Kelly Clarkson plays no games when it comes to delivering with a live performance, whether it’s her own song or one of the many covers we’ve come to look forward to during her tour. There’s no fake wind blowing through her hair, just honest and consistently impressive vocals that can and will shut down the stage. Read more…
The love the Recording Academy has for Mumford & Sons goes nicely with their massive album sales over the last year. Leading the way with six nominations, out of all of tonight’s performers, the band drew some of the biggest pre-Grammy hype, thanks to the smash success of Babel and the hoards of extended family members emailing you to see if you’ve listened to this Mumford guy and his sons.
Every artist has a different pre-show ritual. While some opt for a quiet night in and gallons of coconut water to look red carpet ready, Skrillex isn’t afraid to mix business with pleasure. The annual Clive Davis party is the place to be come Grammy weekend, but Mr. Moore just revealed he skipped out early Saturday night to catch ex-girlfriend Ellie Goulding‘s L.A. show. Say what?
The night has begun, and we’re kicking off our very special Grammy Night Live with a bang by chatting with some of the show’s most decorated nominees. Mumford & Sons continue their effortless brand of cool tonight by breezing by the red carpet (sunglasses ON, natch) to clear up any threat of drama should Babel go home with Album of the Year.
If you’ve been keeping up with weather reports, those of you on the East Coast will need something to do between now and when the storm clears–and Justin Bieber doesn’t hit Saturday Night Live for another 32 hours. With the impending arrival of Nemo, in all its white and not-so-cuddly glory, we thought it would be appropriate to give a few activities to pass the time. Enter the Ru.
Justin Bieber has set his sights on 30 Rock, scheduled as both host and musical guest on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live. You’ve seen the promos, and now, with the impending snowstorm predicted to rock much of the Northeast, you have no choice but to watch. Nicely done, Scooter Braun! We will never question your relationship with the weather gods again.
As you prepare your dips and diva stances before Sunday’s Grammy Awards, allow us to announce something that will make your average award show routine that much more awesome. VH1 is teaming up with fellow Viacom networks CMT, LOGO, and MTV to bring you around-the -clock coverage before, during, and after Music’s Biggest Night. Want to get involved? All you need is a computer and an Internet connection. (You might want a comfy couch and some snacks. These things tend to run well into the night.)
It all started with an unexpected press release early Monday, while many were still dealing with the lingering effects of a Super Bowl XLVII. Fall Out Boy, your favorite pop-punk-rock outfit of the mid-aughts who’ve never cared for brevity in song titles, have a new album, single, video, AND tour on the horizon, and are celebrating their return with a string of intimate shows in front of fans who never left 2003. While the band isn’t necessarily trying to relive the past, they believe they’re currently stronger, tighter, and making better music, nearly 10 years later.