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Paramore Rebuffs Honor After Tenn. GOP Disses Black Singer

Hayley Williams decries 'cruel' move to deny similar honor for fellow Grammy winner Allison Russell

(Newser) - Last week, Tennessee state Rep. Justin Jones brought a pair of resolutions to the floor of the state's House of Representatives, honoring the pop band Paramore and the folk musician Allison Russell for winning Grammys earlier this month. After a Republican lawmaker stymied one of those resolutions, however—that...

Killer Mike Explains Grammys Arrest

Calls it a 'speed bump,' blames 'overzealous' security guard

(Newser) - Killer Mike is speaking out after the rapper won three Grammys and was then promptly arrested at the awards ceremony Sunday night. "As you can imagine, there was a lot going and there was some confusion around which door my team and I should enter. We experienced an overzealous...

Grammys Show Jay-Z Isn't Wrong
Grammys Show
Jay-Z Isn't Wrong

Grammys Show Jay-Z Isn't Wrong

Best new artist nominees were shut out of performances, reviewers point out

(Newser) - Jay-Z included a caveat in his criticism of the Grammy Awards for overlooking Black musical artists—including his wife, Beyonce—in his acceptance speech Sunday night. "Obviously, it's subjective because it's music," he said, per the Hollywood Reporter . "And it's opinion-based." But there...

Tracy Chapman Proves 'Fast Car' Is Her Own
'No Mistaking Who
Owned That Song'

'No Mistaking Who Owned That Song'

Luke Combs gives Tracy Chapman her due on stage at the Grammys

(Newser) - Tracy Chapman made a rare public appearance at the Grammys Sunday night, taking the stage with country singer Luke Combs for a duet of "Fast Car." When Combs covered Chapman's decades-old hit last year, Lydia Polgreen wasn't thrilled because he didn't seem to bring anything...

Jay-Z Calls Out Grammys While Onstage at the Grammys

'We want y'all to get it right—or at least get it close to right'

(Newser) - Jay-Z was awarded the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award at the Grammys on Sunday night, and the rapper took the opportunity to call out the awards show itself while onstage accepting the award. He mentioned Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff boycotting the ceremony in 1988 and himself boycotting it...

Killer Mike Wins 3 Grammys, Gets Detained by Cops
Killer Mike Arrested
After Winning 3 Grammys

Killer Mike Arrested After Winning 3 Grammys

Rapper was booked on misdemeanor charge after alleged altercation

(Newser) - Killer Mike was arrested at the Grammy Awards on Sunday after the rapper and activist won three Grammy awards including his first in more than two decades, the AP reports. In a video posted by the Hollywood Reporter , Mike was escorted in handcuffs by Los Angeles police at

Taylor Swift Makes History With Grammy Win
Taylor Swift
Makes History
With New
Grammy Win
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Taylor Swift Makes History With New Grammy Win

Sets new record for most 'album of the year' wins

(Newser) - Taylor Swift won album of the year at the Grammy Awards for Midnights, breaking the record for most wins in the category with four, the AP reports. She began her speech by thanking her producer and friend Jack Antonoff and added, "I would love to tell you this is...

Taylor Swift Announces Surprise New Album at Grammys

Fans had been expecting a re-release announcement, instead got a new release

(Newser) - Taylor Swift won best pop vocal album for Midnights at Sunday's Grammy Awards, and used her acceptance speech to reveal a "secret" she said she's been keeping for two years: She's coming out with a new album April 19. "It's called The Tortured Poets ...

A Look at the 'Wild and Wacky' Grammys Red Carpet
A Look at the
'Wild and Wacky'
Grammys Red Carpet
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A Look at the 'Wild and Wacky' Grammys Red Carpet

Including the youngest-ever nominee, age 2

(Newser) - Victoria Monét walked the Grammys red carpet Sunday in a bronze Versace goddess body-hugger, her adorable 2-year-old and fellow nominee, Hazel, in a matching color as music's big night unfolded on the wildest and wackiest red carpet of awards season, the AP reports. Monét's corset look...

A Preview of Sunday's Grammy Awards

It's SZA, not Taylor Swift, who has the most nominations

(Newser) - It's almost time for the Grammy Awards, the daylong celebration of music that on Sunday also marks the start of an epic week for Taylor Swift. She is among the contenders for the Grammys' top prize, album of the year. SZA is the leading nominee , and the Barbie soundtrack...

Grammy Nominations Leader Isn't Taylor Swift

SZA leads the pack with 9 nominations

(Newser) - The new Grammy nominees are out, with artist SZA leading the way at nine nominations, per the AP . "Kill Bill," her revenge anthem cloaked in an R&B ballad, earned her nods for record of the year, song of the year, and best R&B performance. SOS is...

Ben Affleck Addresses Those Grammys Memes
Ben Affleck Addresses
Those Grammys Memes

Ben Affleck Addresses Those Grammys Memes

And more, in wide-ranging 'Hollywood Reporter' sit-down

(Newser) - Ben Affleck can't help it, OK? He just has Resting Ben Face. That's one of many topics the actor discussed during a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter . For anyone who missed it, Affleck was the subject of many memes following the apparent dismay written all over his...

Harry Styles' Grammys Speech Caused Mass Bewilderment

World gives a big 'um, what?' to claim that 'this doesn’t happen to people like me very often’

(Newser) - Before leaving the stage after winning the biggest award at Sunday night's Grammys ceremony, an apparently overwhelmed Harry Styles—a white, male, wealthy, straight, cisgender British singer of pop music—said: "I’m just so—this doesn’t happen to people like me very often and this is...

Beyonce Makes Grammy Awards History

She wins her 32nd award, becoming the Grammys' most decorated artist

(Newser) - Harry Styles won album of the year at Sunday's Grammy Awards, taking home the top honor on a night that Beyoncé dominated and became the ceremony’s most decorated artist, the AP reports. Beyoncé won her 32nd award, breaking a 26-year-old record. But as in years past, the album...

Viola Davis at Grammys: 'I Just EGOT!'

She becomes the 18th person to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony

(Newser) - Viola Davis on Sunday night became the latest celebrity to EGOT when she won a Grammy for the audio version of her 2022 memoir. "Oh my God! I wrote this book to honor the 6-year-old Viola, to honor her life, her joy, her trauma, everything. And it has just...

Beyonce, Jay-Z Tied for Grammy Nominations Record

Their total is now 88 apiece

(Newser) - Beyoncé has been crowned the most Grammy-nominated person in history—tying her husband, rapper Jay-Z, with 88 nominations apiece. She received nine nominations while Kendrick Lamar received eight and Adele received seven, the CBC reports. Jay-Z got five nods. Here are the reactions to Tuesday's Grammy nominations, per the...

Study: Grammy Win, or Loss, Affects the Artist's Music
Study: Grammys Change Artists

Study: Grammys Change Artists

Research finds more innovation on the next album

(Newser) - A few of the ways that winning a Grammy Award—or even being nominated for one—changes life for artists are obvious. They're even more famous, have greater leverage when cutting deals, and often watch their record sales skyrocket, the BBC reports; Adele's 21 had a 207% increase...

Louis CK's Grammy Win Sets Off a Backlash

'So much for cancel culture,' is a familiar refrain on social media

(Newser) - One of the most notable Grammys doled out Sunday night went to a performer who was not there to collect it in person: Louis CK won for best comedy album five years after a sexual misconduct scandal rocked his career, reports NPR . The win was not part of the televised...

Here Are Your Grammy Winners
Here Are Your
Grammy Winners

Here Are Your Grammy Winners

Jon Batiste is the big winner with 5 awards

(Newser) - Jon Batiste won album of the year honors for We Are at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, giving him five trophies on a night that saw the ’70s funk of Silk Sonic take record of the year and song of the year, the AP reports. (The night also saw...

Cardi B Deletes Twitter Amid Grammys Drama

Fans were mad she didn't attend

(Newser) - As she was getting dragged on Twitter for not attending the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, Cardi B appeared to delete, or at least deactivate, her account . Fans were upset because they believed the rapper, who was nominated for best rap performance for "Up," had indicated she would...

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