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The 58th Grammy Awards: Authenticity Is the Hardest Thing to Fake

Amidst the numerous deaths of pop music icons, we thought the Grammys might do something soulful this year. Lamar and Howard, at least, gave us what we needed.

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15 Feb 2016 // 10:07 AM

How the Grammys Learned to Be Relevant

The Grammys stand out by comparison with their cinematic sibling, the Oscars.

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Grammys 2016: 10 Essential Artists Who Helped Kendrick Lamar Shape ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

The To Pimp a Butterfly production credits illustrate its communal spirit.

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Grammys 2016: Thundercat Emerges From Shadows to Discuss ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Born Stephen Bruner, the bassist was one of Lamar’s secret weapons on To Pimp a Butterfly.

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Grammys 2016: The Weeknd Takes in Breakout Year of ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’ Success

The Weeknd's breakout year is that much more remarkable given how unlikely a pop star he was.

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Guessing the Grammys 2016: Expect Weirdness

Speculating on the nominees' odds in a dozen big categories.

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Grammys 2016: Flying Lotus and L.A.‘s Experimental Music Scene Are Poised to Scoop Up Rewards

Flying Lotus is everywhere at this year’s Grammys, even when you can’t see him.

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7 Dec 2015 // 10:17 AM

Grammys 2016: Complete List of Nominees

This year’s top nominees for the 58th Grammy Awards — presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences — include Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar (who received 11 nominations), megastar Taylor Swift (seven nominations) and Canadian crooner the Weeknd (seven).

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‘Who We Be’ and the Optics of Culture, in Living Colors

Jeff Chang's cultural history tackles how race has played out across the last 50 years, and counting, of American culture.

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The 2015 Grammys Get Jazz Mostly Wrong, a Little Right

Grammy nominations in jazz are rarely adventurous and usually confusing. Yet this year's slate is intriguing.

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10 Jan 2014 // 11:00 AM

Guessing the 2014 Grammys

Predictions and behind-the-scenes info on who will win the 2014 Grammys in ten major categories.

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7 Dec 2011 // 5:06 AM

Guessing the 2012 Grammys

Predictions on who will be honored on “music’s biggest night”, based on a mixture of rumors, critical acclaim, and the academy’s voters.

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Amy Winehouse: A Look at  Another Promising Career That Came to a Tragic End

A look back at Amy Winehouse’s most memorable moments is sadly short, due to her depressingly short life.

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14 Feb 2011 // 7:00 AM

Rewinding the 53rd Annual Grammys

Performance-filled show often gave excellent tributes to music greats, but barely passed out any awards. This is going to be a long post!

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The 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards’ American Bandstand & Dick Clark Tribute

When was the last time you seen a tribute that moved a celebrity to tears?

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Please Don’t Call ‘This’ Country

You can say that this is just mindless garbage, no different than a Black Eyed Peas hit, but I disagree.

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At the 52nd Grammy Awards on Jan. 31, it’ll be kids’ night — at least by the staid standards of the National Academy of Recording Arts

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Beyond the Bubble of the Grammys

The Grammys suffer from the same problem as the rest of the recording industry: thinking America defines culture.

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The Grammys: our window into the corporate music world. A sprawling three-hour-plus event featuring remote possibilities of: copyright lawsuits on stage, sentenced criminals performing, performers

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9 Feb 2009 // 8:58 AM

Let’s be honest - the Grammy telecast always amounts to just a half-hour of winners and acceptance speeches ... and then three hours of performances.

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