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Why I Like the Critics' Choice Television Awards Better Than the Oscars

I know what you're thinking, "What? Are you nuts?" Well, just take it easy and hear me out. You see, I've been to roughly 10 Oscars, a dozen or so Golden Globe Awards, a ton of Emmys and numerous Grammys. So, I have a pretty good gauge of award shows. In fact, I love the CCTA's the same way I love the Golden Globes. Show More Summary

'Hip-Hop Fellow' Outtake: 9th Wonder on the Impact of Public Enemy, The Cosby Show and HBCU Enrollment

9th Wonder Teaching at Duke University The Hip-Hop Fellow is a feature length documentary following Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder's tenure at Harvard University. In this outtake, filmed at Duke University, 9th Wonder discusses...Show More Summary

#NewRules: The Grammys Changed Their Rules On Sampled Music

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has decided to change some terms and conditions of their Grammy award. The most noteworthy amendment is their rules on writers’ credits for sampled music. Per Grammy.org: Before now,...Show More Summary

Don Devaney Passes Away; Another Hank Williams Biopic in the Works; Grammy Awards Add “Best American Roots Performance”

last monthMusic / Country : The 9513

Songwriter Don Devaney, who penned “Someone Loves You Honey,” “Listening to the Rain,” and many more, passed away last Friday at the age of 78. The Grammy Awards added several new categories, one of which is Best American Roots Performance. Show More Summary

Timeline For Submitting To The Grammys [2014-2015]

The first round of GRAMMY Award submissions opens in July followed by an array of Recording Academy deadlines. To cut through the confusion, here if the official timeline for submitting to the 2014-2015 Grammys. Overview: The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast (CBS) will be held on Sunday, February 8, 2015. Show More Summary

Award Categories for Grammys Are Tweaked

One change in the music awards allows use of sampling and “interpolation” in all songwriting categories; another redefines “alternative.”

Newswire: Grammys to allow sampling in all songwriting categories

All the old white dudes are finally coming around to the ubiquity of sampling, as The Recording Academy has announced a few changes to the rules surrounding the Grammy Awards process. The most noteworthy is that songs with samples and/or interpolation will now be allowed in all songwriting categories, including Song Of The Year. Show More Summary

Songs With Samples Now Eligible For Non-Rap Grammys

Hands up: Who knew that songs with samples couldn’t be nominated for Grammy Awards? Up until now, the Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences only allowed songs with samples and interpolations to compete in the Best Rap Songs category, which stands as a powerful testament to the out-of-touchness of the Grammy Awards and the whole [...]

Usher's Defense of Justin Bieber is Indefensible

The only time I ever met Usher was at his very first album release party in 1994. At the time, I was working for NARAS (The Grammy Awards) and Usher was just a child with great talent; not much older than Justin Bieber in the video above. Show More Summary

The 'Magical' Moment Tim McGraw Loves As An Artist (VIDEO)

Tim McGraw has won multiple Grammy awards and critical acclaim for his music, but this country star is still a down-to-earth Southern boy at heart. "I couldn’t tell you what a hit song was," he says in the above video from his upcoming...Show More Summary

Jennifer Lopez's infamous Grammy gown reincarnated as bodysuit

Jennifer Lopez keeps on playing off the high points in her career, and maybe that's why she resurrected her infamous 2000 Grammy Awards gown at a free concert in the Bronx on Wednesday.

Brian McKnight Opens Up About His Million Dollar Tax Debt

Throughout the course of his career, Brian McKnight achieved a tremendous amount of success with chart-topping music that earned him multiple Grammy Award nominations. However, earlier this year the “Anytime” crooner managed to landShow More Summary

The EGOT: Which Stars Are Almost There?

As Broadway's brightest stars walk away with gold statues at the Tony Awards this Sunday, they'll be a quarter of the way to joining Hollywood's most exclusive class of performers. The EGOT - an acronym for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony...Show More Summary

Ryan Lewis Confronts All The People Who Have No Idea What He Does

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Poor Ryan Lewis. He gets stuck playing second banana to the admittedly more expressive Macklemore. In their early days, it was easy to be unsure who was who. Grammy Awards and countless live performances later, most people either think of Lewis as an also-ran — if they even know who he is or what he does. Read more...

Metallica’s James Hetfield Narrates ‘The Hunt’ Documentary

James Hetfield, a nine Grammy award winner, and lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Metallica, will be the narrator for the eight-episode series “The Hunt” –  a documentary on bear hunts Read More The post Metallica’s James Hetfield Narrates ‘The Hunt’ Documentary appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Yolanda Adams to perform at Baseball Hall of Fame concert

Four-time Grammy Award winner and acclaimed gospel singer Yolanda Adams has joined the lineup of musical performers who will appear at the summer concert celebrating the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 75th anniversary.

No Respect Week: Join Vulture As We Celebrate the Pop Culture That Rarely Gets Celebrated

Every year, some of the finest artistic achievements of the year are celebrated at the Academy Awards, the Grammys, and the Emmys. But what about the entertaining movies that don’t get their due? What about the songs that make for great karaoke selections but will never land on a critic’s... More »

John Legend backs Kanye West’s cousin in interactive video startup

D eVon Harris won the Grammy Award for best rap song in 2005, along with his “cousin, friend, and collaborator,” Kanye West. It was during a three-day writing session for the song that he learned a valuable lesson he said contributed...Show More Summary

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