Taylor Swift talks about not talking about Katy Perry, Kanye West’s producer says “All Day” was meant for French Montana, Rick Ross and Bill Murray hit the studio, and more on First Dibs.
Madonna doesn’t care about her Lady Gaga feud anymore, Billy Corgan talks about the state of music, Kanye West premieres “All Day” at the Brit Awards, and more in Last Lap.
Today has been an active one for BBC Radio 1. First, Rihanna premiered a new song called “Towards The Sun” on the show. Then, Ed Sheeran entered the Live Lounge to cover Christina Aguilera‘s “Dirrty.”
Today we’re wishing our favorite musical redhead, Ed Sheeran, an incredibly happy 24th birthday. The ginger Brit has found our way into our hearts with his smooth, romantic sound— although he’s not the first musical carrot top that we’ve fallen irrepressibly in love with. Ever since Art Garfunkel and Daryl Hall were young men, we’ve held a soft spot for the orange haired troubadour. And when it comes to the ginger ladies, they’re not lacking in willful girl power: from Geri Halliwell to Annie Lennox to Neko Case to Shirley Manson to Tori Amos, red hair on a woman in music is synonymous with independence and power.
Dave Grohl is named Record Store Day Ambassador of 2015, Missy Elliott and Timbaland hit the studio, Joey Bada$$ references the deaths of unarmed black men in new “Like Me” video, and more on Last Lap.
Michael McDonald doesn’t think Kanye is talented enough to criticize Beck or the Grammys, Bon Iver and The National will headline this year’s Eaux Claires Music Festival, Jessie Ware releases the video for “Champagne Kisses,” and more on First Dibs.
Ed Sheeran took over the 2015 Grammy stage performing his hit song “Thinking Out Loud” backed by an all-star band.Herbie Hancock’s legendary piano playing combined with John Mayer on guitar and Questlove on drums brought new life to an already fan favorite. Read more…
By Frank Donovan
Here we go–music’s biggest night is this weekend, and with all the tough calls on the ballot, we wouldn’t want to be on the voting committee. But we’re proud to see former You Oughta Know vets like Ed Sheeran, HAIM, and Sia–who’s up to possibly win her first Grammy–mixed in with recent YOK stars like Sam Smith and Hozier who each turned industry heads with their gut-wrenching ballads in 2014. Take a look at the nominees in four of the major categories below and cast your vote!
After watching VH1′s Storytellers with Ed Sheeran, you probably thought you heard every story Sheeran had to share— but you thought wrong. Sheeran had to refrain from “Thinking Out Loud” with this particular story he’s been dying to tell because it’s too kinky for TV.