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Grammys: Plenty of ‘fire and fury’ – Powerful acts

Just as the Hollywood award shows this year have been dominated by the Time’s Up movement, the 60th annual Grammy Awards became a platform for artists to address sexual harassment and abuse, but also President Donald Trump, immigration and gun violence. Artists arrived on the red carpet with white roses …

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Mars surprises with Grammy sweep – Jay-Z walks away empty handed

NEW YORK, Jan 29, (Agencies): Bruno Mars owned the Grammys with his R&B-inspired album “24K Magic,” winning all six awards he was nominated for at a show where hip-hop was expected to have a historical night. Jay-Z, the leading nominee with eight, walked away empty handed Sunday — a year …

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Grammy noms top snubs & surprises – No nods for ‘Reputation’

LOS ANGELES, Nov 29, (RTRS):  Every year, the nominations for the Grammy Awards are met with varying degrees of surprise, exhilaration, outrage and boredom — and with dozens of categories, they can be a roller-coaster ride between all of the above. But this year’s nominations contained a few more surprises …

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22 yrs on Selena ‘lives’ on in song – Swift drops new song

LOS ANGELES, Nov 4, (RTRS): Selena Quintanilla would have turned 46 this year. When she died in 1995, the Grammy winner was on the precipice of a Latin music explosion and about to enter a new phase of her career: a crossover. Commanding the stage with breathless sets of cumbia …

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Artists turn Grammys into political showcase – Late pop stars Prince, George Michael saluted

Bowie, who was always more recognized in his native Britain than in his adopted home the United States, was controversially passed over for Album of the Year honors at this year’s Grammys. But “Blackstar” won in its five categories — including Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance, Best Alternative Music …

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B’way star Cook recounts highs, lows – Sanders has book deal, to reflect on campaign

NEW YORK, July 15, (AP): Barbara Cook has won a Tony Award, a Grammy and she’s a Kennedy Center honoree. But the thing she seems most pleased about these days is her latest title — author. The 88-year-old singer, whose buttery soprano enlivened Broadway originals such as “The Music Man,” …

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Swift wins top Grammy Award – Lamar steals show

LOS ANGELES, Feb 16, (Agencies): Taylor Swift’s official switch from country to pop with her multi-hit, best-selling “1989” album brought the singer her second Grammy Award win for Album of the Year. Swift was shocked when she won the night’s top prize, beating out Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, Alabama Shakes …

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Top stars rock the red carpet – Swift wows in bitty top

NEW YORK, Feb 16, (AP): The music world’s top stars rocked the Grammys red carpet Monday in Los Angeles. Taylor Swift donned a bitty, midriff-baring coral orange bandeaux top and long magenta skirt to walk the Grammys red carpet Monday, joined by squadie Selena Gomez in full-on glittery sapphire blue …

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Lamar, Swift top favorites – Diverse Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Feb 14, (AFP): Socially conscious rapper Kendrick Lamar leads nominations going into the Grammy Awards on Monday but he faces tough competition led by pop superstar Taylor Swift. A diverse array of artists is in contention at the music industry’s premier awards ceremony, an action-packed evening that will …

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Alabama Shakes to rock Grammys – Hip-hop finds spotlight with Lamar

LOS ANGELES, Feb 13, (Agencies): Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes remembers being a nervous, fresh-faced, first-time nominee at the Grammys back in 2013. “It was all (like), ‘Well, what’s going to happen. What? Ahhh, it was really stressful. What is this? What do I do? Go here, go there; Staples …

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