Grammy Awards 2022 To Be Held In April; Trevor Noah To Host The Event
The 64th annual Grammy Awards will be held in Las Vegas. The ceremony has been scheduled at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, hosted by Trevor Noah and organised by Recording Academy, CBS and CMT. Initially, the award ceremony was scheduled for March 14, in Los Angeles, but was postponed due to COVID-19 and its new variant Omicron surge in the United Nations. CBS will air the live ceremony.
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Singer Marilla Mendonca Passes Away In Plane Crash
Gammy winner Marilla Mendonca passed away in a plane crash in Minas Gerais. Furthermore, four others also died in the incident. As per sources, Marilla was travelling for a concert, and she had also posted a video on Instagram of her walking towards the plane. The sudden demise of the 26-year-old singer has left everyone in shock. "I refuse to believe, I refuse," tweeted… read-more
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Grammys To Include "Inclusion Rider" To Boost Diversification At On & Off Stage
The Grammys will supposedly include an "inclusion rider" ensuring a diverse team working on and off stage to present the highest honours in the music industry, organizers said on August 4. The Recording Academy, partnered with racial justice nonprofit Color of Change, stated that it is the first music awards show to take such a step. The inclusion move comes after the 2020 cultural protests against systemic racism in the US.
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Grammy Award Winning Cellist Yo Yo Ma Dedicates Performance For India
Grammy award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma on May 4 dedicated a music performance to soothe India's COVID pain. Sharing the video on several platforms, including Twitter and YouTube, he performed the rendition of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suite for Solo Cello No 4, ‘Sarabande’. Soon after the video's upload, many netizens thanked him for his efforts. Notably, the renowned musician had also performed in Mumbai's Marine Drive recently.
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Grammy Awards Replaces 'Secret' Nomination Committees With Voting
Following allegations of rigging in major categories, 'Grammy' Awards organisers have decided to end the practice of ‘secret’ committees. Instead, the nominations for the 2022 will be based on the decision of 11,000 voting members, stated The Recording Academy. Earlier, the award received criticisms from musicians like The Weekend, Zayn Malik, and Halsey claiming the selection of the awardees was not transparent. However, the academy earlier… read-more
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Kanye West's 2008 Grammy Sneakers Sold For Over Rs 13 Crore
American rapper Kanye West's sneakers, which he worn during his performance in 2008 Grammy Awards, were sold for over Rs 13 crore ($1.8 million). Auctioned in a private sale on April 26, the Nike prototype was acquired by sneaker investment marketplace ‘RARES', making it the most expensive shoe ever sold. The sneakers were reportedly designed by West and Mark Smith and are made of soft leather with detailed perforation.
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Zayn Malik Expresses His Discontent Toward Grammy's Selection Criteria
English singer Zayn Malik has fumed at the Grammy award's ceremony slated to take place on March 15. Expressing discontentment, Zayn blamed the jury over transparency and taking considerations for nominations. Reportedly, the move came after his album 'Nobody is Listening' did not make it to the awards, as it crossed the August nomination cut-off date. Notably, ‘The Weekend's’ single hit ‘Blinding lights’, which was in US Top-10, was… read-more
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Grammy Awards Show Of Los Angeles Rescheduled Over Surging COVID Cases
The 63rd Grammy Awards which was scheduled on January 31 has been postponed to March 14, due to the escalating COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles. Currently, the Californian city is experiencing a spike in coronavirus deaths and hospital admissions. In a joint statement of the Recording Academy & broadcaster CBS said, the decision has been taken after a thoughtful conversations with the health experts, our host and artists scheduled to appear… read-more
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Rapper Drake Calls Grammy "Corrupt" For Overlooking The Weeknd
Canadian singer Drake has asked for the Grammy Awards to be replaced with “something new that we can build up over time and pass on to the generations to come." The rapper, who has had a tumultuous relationship with The Grammys, posted on social media after the 2021 nominee list overlooked The Weeknd's best-selling album of the year, After Hours. The Grammys "empathised" saying that some "deserving" acts miss out every year.
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Recording Academy To Announce Grammy Nominations Online On Nov 24
The Recording Academy has decided to go digital to announce the nominations for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Reportedly, the nominations will be declared on November 24 through a live-stream which will be available on grammy.com at 9 am Pacific Time. The nominees for the 84 different categories will be presented by Interim Recording Academy President/CEO Harvey Mason junior. The award ceremony is… read-more
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