Tag: Grammy Awards

Jackie Shane, Transgender Pioneer of 1960s Soul Music, Dies at 78

Jackie Shane, a black transgender soul singer who packed nightclubs in 1960s Toronto before she stepped out of the spotlight for decades, only to re-emerge with a Grammy-nominated record in her 70s, has died. She was 78. Her death was confirmed by Douglas Mcgowan, her producer and friend. He said […]

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Cardi on the Half-Shell—and off IG: Behind-the-Scenes Scoop on How the ‘Money’ Maker Made Magic with Mugler

Cardi B attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Rich Fury (Getty Images for The Recording Academy) It was the statement dress that set the tone for a history-making night, and just the first of many designs by Mugler worn […]

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Following a Massive Attack from Nicki Minaj’s Barbz, BET Issues Apology for Crass Tweet 

Photo: Theo Wargo (GETTYIMAGES) I’d like to start this out by saying that never in the history of ever will you ever have to tear another woman down to build one up. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get started; On music’s biggest night, a regular, degular girl […]

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Jennifer Lopez’s Motown Tribute at the Grammys Gentrified the Genre

Jennifer Lopez (l) and Smokey Robinson perform at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony.Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images for The Recording Academy) During Black History Month 2019, the Recording Academy decided to gentrify Motown by having Jennifer “Don’t Be Fooled By the Rocks that I Got” Lopez do a tribute […]

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Michelle Obama surprised us at the 2019 Grammys with an empowering speech about music and representation

Michelle Obama Made Surprise Appearance At 2019 Grammys – HelloGiggles Michelle Obama surprised us at the 2019 Grammys with an empowering speech about music and representation this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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Grammys: Michelle Obama Gets Standing Ovation with Surprise Appearance

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammy Awards kicked off Sunday with a group of powerful women, including Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga, describing the role of music in their lives — a display that came a year after female voices were somewhat muted at the 2018 ceremony. “Music has always helped me tell my story,” […]

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Live Updates: Grammys 2019: What to Watch For

ImageAlicia Keys, center, is hosting the Grammys this year.CreditMatt Sayles/Invision, via Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The organizers of the Grammy Awards call it music’s biggest night. The show’s three and a half hours of network television time certainly represents the music industry’s highest-profile media real estate. This year the […]

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Music, Fashion and Black Girl Magic: Join the Glow Up for the Grammy Awards Red Carpet

Alicia Keys speaks onstage during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City.Photo: Christopher Polk (Getty Images for NARAS) The performance lineup for the 2019 Grammys may be “in flux,” but we know there will be plenty of showing out (and […]

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This Producer Helped Craft Ariana Grande’s Sound and He’s Working With Your Other Faves, Too 

Khris Riddick-Tynes and Leon Thomas make up the production duo The Rascals. They’ve produced Ariana Grande, Ty Dolla $ign, Zendaya and Kehlani, to name a few. Riddick-Tynes also knows the value of mentors, one of which is legendary singer-songwriter Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. The 11-time Grammy winner, along with music giant Antonio Dixon, […]

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Black Myself: Rhiannon Giddens Forms Supergroup ‘Our Native Daughters’—and Reclaims the Soul of Country Music

(L-R) Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell and Amythyst Kiah form the supergroup “Our Native Daughters.”Photo: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings In 1966, Nina Simone famously sang the strikingly diverse yet intersecting narratives of four fictional but unforgettable black women. Now, four women who could be considered Simone’s spiritual daughters—award-winning musician and […]

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James Ingram, a Hitmaking Voice of ’80s R&B, Is Dead at 66

James Ingram, whose voice — technically precise, crisp and reserved, yet full of audacious feeling — made him one of the defining singers of R&B in the 1980s, has died. He was 66. The actress and choreographer Debbie Allen, a frequent collaborator with Mr. Ingram on musical theater projects, announced […]

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Taylor Swift? Cardi B? The 2019 Grammy Nominations’ Snubs and Surprises

Like most major awards shows, the Grammys in recent years has attempted a precarious balancing act: maintaining its status as the music establishment’s kingmaker — and live CBS concert event — while also trying to confront the reality of its staid, overwhelmingly white and male history. [Kendrick Lamar leads nominees […]

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Google News v5.7 is testing restrictions to prevent data abuse, prepares music playback for Grammy Awards [APK Teardown]

Article Contents Google made some big changes back in May with the launch of Google News, bringing both Play Magazines and the News & Weather app together in a new format and completely redesigned app. A few months later, Google announced several new automatic features for the Google News app that would make it even […]

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