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South African Comedian, Trevor Noah Set To Host 2021 Grammys
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South African Comedian, Trevor Noah Set To Host 2021 Grammys

The Recording Academy has announced "The Daily Show" host and GRAMMY-nominated comedian Trevor Noah as host of the 2021 GRAMMYs on Sunday, March 14. This will be the first time Noah will host Music's Biggest Night. "Despite the fact that I am extremely disappointed that the GRAMMYs have refused to have me sing or be nominated for Best Pop Album, I am thrilled to be hosting this auspicious event," Noah said in a statement. "I think as a one-time GRAMMY nominee, I am the best person to provide a shoulder to all the amazing artists who do not win on the night because I too know the pain of not winning the award! (This is a metaphorical shoulder, I'm not trying to catch Corona). See you at the 63rd GRAMMYs!" "With a knack for keeping viewers engaged and entertained, Trevor is the per...
Grammy awards postponed until March over COVID-19
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Grammy awards postponed until March over COVID-19

The Grammy music awards slated for January 31 in Los Angeles have been postponed until March over COVID-19, which has been rapidly spreading in California. The Recording Academy released a statement saying it rescheduled the show to March 14, a week earlier than the date briefly listed on its website. "The deteriorating COVID situation in Los Angeles, with hospital services being overwhelmed, ICUs having reached capacity, and new guidance from state and local governments have all led us to conclude that postponing our show was the right thing to do," organizers said. "Nothing is more important than the health and safety of those in our music community and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly on producing the show." The ceremony's delay comes less than a month before it wa...
Nicki Minaj Drags GRAMMYs Over 2012 Best New Artist Loss
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Nicki Minaj Drags GRAMMYs Over 2012 Best New Artist Loss

Nicki Minaj has also slammed the GRAMMY Awards and the Recording Academy while reflecting on how she lost Best New Artist in 2012. Shortly after the 2021 Grammy Award nominations were revealed on Tuesday, the rapper took to Twitter to suggest the organisers have been regularly getting things wrong after they failed to reward her with Best New Artist in 2012. During the 2012 Grammys, Bon Iver beat Nicki and other nominees including Skrillex, J. Cole, and The Band Perry for the highly coveted award.   She wrote on Twitter: "Never forget the Grammys didn't give me my best new artist award when I had 7 songs simultaneously charting on Billboard & bigger first week than any female rapper in the last decade—went on to inspire a generation," she wrote to her 21 million fo...
Grammy Renames Controversial ‘Urban Contemporary’ Category
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Grammy Renames Controversial ‘Urban Contemporary’ Category

The Recording Academy, the organization behind the Grammy awards on Wednesday June 10 announced a number of changes to its category names, including changing "urban contemporary" to "progressive R&B." The announcement was made amid growing criticism of the term “urban” which generalized genres including hip-hop and R&B, belittling the innovation of black music. The Recording Academy said the changes had been made to ensure its awards were "inclusive and reflect[ed] the current state of the music industry".   The statement read in part; “The renamed category is intended to highlight albums that include the more progressive elements of R&B and may include samples and elements of hip-hop, rap, dance, and electronic music. It may also incorporate production ele...
Grammy 2020: P Diddy To Be Honoured With ‘Industry Icon Awards’
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Grammy 2020: P Diddy To Be Honoured With ‘Industry Icon Awards’

The Recording Academy has announced American rapper and businessman, Sean “Diddy” Combs as the 2020 Grammy Salute To Industry Icons honoree in recognition of his 25-year career and “continuous influence on the music industry and beyond.”   The acclaimed music producer who just celebrated his 50th birthday will get to celebrate his decades-long career at The Recording Academy’s Pre-Grammy Gala on January 25, a day before the annual awards ceremony.   According to a statement by Clive Davis, co-host of the Pre-GRAMMY Gala, said Combs “fully deserves this wonderful recognition.  “It’s personally so gratifying that Sean “Puffy” Combs is this year’s icon,” he said. “From his past innovative and creative contributions right from the very inception of the hip hop revolu...
A Grammys 2019 Winners List has been Leaked | Recording Academy Responds
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A Grammys 2019 Winners List has been Leaked | Recording Academy Responds

The Recording Academy has reacted to reports of a leaked winners list for the 2019 Grammy Awards. The Academy has reportedly also reached out to their legal team about potential legal action. In a statement shared with Billboard, the Recording Academy spokesperson says: There is no legitimacy to this. Grammy Awards results are not shared, even with Recording Academy staff members, until the day of the Grammy Awards ceremony, when names of the recipients are delivered by Deloitte in sealed envelopes. There was a tweet circulating that allegedly leaked some of the 2019 Grammy winners. The tweet’s attached video also showed an alleged winners’ list from the Recording Academy’s website and also claims to have seen a deeper list of winners from a supposed hack of the site.
Beyoncé Dominates 2017 Grammy Nominations
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Beyoncé Dominates 2017 Grammy Nominations

The 2017 Grammy nominations have been announced by the Recording Academy. The 59th annual awards will be given out in 83 categories, most subdivided by genre (rock, country, rap, etc.). Four of those categories — Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist — are open to music from every genre. The nominations are led by Beyoncé, who landed nine nominations for her monumental hit Lemonade, including nominations in the Album, Record, and Song of the Year categories, with the latter two nominations for “Formation.” The only other artist to land nominations in all three of those top categories is Adele, nominated for her album 25 and its hit “Hello.” Despite that achievement, Adele managed only one other nomination across the field. Following Beyoncé a...

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