It’s unclear how the Grammys will send off 2013, but a few things are very clear regarding what will go down on January 26 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS: People will be drunk and in love. Lines will be blurred. Dragons will be imagined. Below, find everything you need to know about the 2014 Grammy Awards. More »
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We already know Britney Spears stole the show, but she also managed to win Favorite Pop Artist. Elsewhere in the music categories, Katy Perry‘s “Roar” won Favorite Song and Music Video, Demi Lovato was named Favorite Female Artist, Taylor Swift took home Favorite Country Artist and Favorite Hip-Hop Artist went to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. More »
It’s impossible to pick a winner in the fashion stakes but J Hud turned a lot of heads in her skintight white gown and Naya was typically flawless in her multi-colored outfit. Props to Sara for staying true to her quirky style in a retro-style dress and extra marks to JT for keeping it classic in a suave suit. More »
:: Jennifer Hudson posted a video to Instagram where she slowly walks away after she hands her assistant a Christmas gift: a deed for a new home. Immediately, her assistant drops the deed and tackles Hudson on the couch, shrieking in delight. [Billboard]
:: Hilary Duff has made a few more key decisions for her new album since we last chatted with her. “There are a lot of artists out there being really provocative, wearing certain clothes and performing in certain ways, but right now that’s just not me,” she says. [Pop Dust]
:: Snoop Dogg proved himself to be a national treasure at this year’s Kennedy Center Honors Herbie Hancock. He rapped lyrics from “Gin & Juice” to the iconic jazz-funk-rap of US3‘s “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia),” to the utter delight of President Barack Obama and Hancock himself. [Rap Radar]
After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »
20/20 sold 2.43 million copies last year, a sum that pales when compared to the 5.82 million Adele‘s 21 sold in 2011 and 4.41 million the same LP moved in 2012 — it being the top seller in both of those years. Billboard notes that 2.43 million is the lowest amount for a year-end best seller since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991.
The 20/20 Experience was the only album to cross the 2 million mark in 2013, and overall album sales in the States fell by 8% last year. The good news? While CD sales were down 14% and digital album sales were down (for the first time ever) by 1%, vinyl album sales were up for the sixth year in a row, this time by a whopping 33% (total sales: 6.1 million in 2013). More »
While turning out a cohesive collection of songs proved impossible for most, there were still enough spectacular singles and overlooked album tracks to make our iPods buzz merrily over the past 12 months. See what each Idolator editor chose as their personal top 10 songs of the year after the jump. More »
“The first one he put out, I think I like that one better,” Sage says referencing JT’s blockbuster two-part project. “But the second one got one with Jay Z on it called ‘Murder’, oh my god it’s unbelievable.” Watch the rising rapper review the album up top.
Well, sort of.
During his monologue, Fallon stood before four mics as he “confessed” that he invited his favorite musicians — David Bowie, Bob Dylan and McCartney — to the show, only for all of them to get caught in New York traffic. Then, in between impressions of Bowie and Dylan, McCartney strolls in for an effortless duet of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
Later on, Fallon and Timberlake team up for a sketch as the Bee Gees’ Robin and Barry Gibb, respectively, co-hosts of The Barry Gibb Show. (The talk show’s theme song? A revised version of the 1975 hit “Nights on Broadway,” later assisted by the actual Barry Gibb.) Of its guests, Madonna not only offers the most salient point, she even calms “Barry” down to the point where “Robin” calls her mythical, as if we didn’t know that.
Watch McCartney and Fallon’s duet up top, then see Madonna and Gibb’s appearances after the jump. More »
And then he went in the complete opposite direction for his second song, the utterly maudlin, completely flaccid album closer “Pair Of Wings.” It sounded pretty or whatever, but it was a huge letdown after the invigorating energy he brought the first time around.
Watch “Only When I Walk Away” up top, then try to stay awake through “Pair Of Wings” below. More »
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