In the Outstanding Music Artist category, gay rights advocate Lady Gaga and her troubled (though apparently back-on-track) album ARTPOP are up against releases by Tegan And Sara (Heartthrob), Elton John (The Diving Board), Goldfrapp (Tales Of Us) and Vampire Weekend (Modern Vampires Of The City). Personally, it would be great to see Goldfrapp win here for the duo’s rich, orchestral sixth studio LP. More »
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French duo Daft Punk went on to nab the awards for Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year and Best Duo Or Group Performance, the latter two for their summer jam “Get Lucky.” New Zealand teen Lorde proved to be a big upset when she took the Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance Grammys for her radio smash “Royals.”
Elsewhere, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis not only stunned with their epic performance of “Same Love” — a spectacle that included Mary Lambert, Queen Latifah, Madonna and over 30 couples who got married on stage — the pair also walked away with Grammys for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song (“Thrift Shop”).
Catch the entire head-spinning list of winners at the Grammy Awards below. More »
This time around, as Entertainment Weekly reports, there’s even more new tunes — in particular, a brand-new song from Rilo Kiley songstress Jenny Lewis, “Completely Not Me,” and a new track by Miguel called “simplethings.” (Both of those are exclusive to the soundtrack.) Most intriguingly, though, the set will include a new song from Lily Allen in anticipation of her upcoming third album, so the soundtrack’s February 11 release should provide a nice stopgap as fans wait for Allen’s full LP.
See the full tracklist below, rounded out by songs from Christina Perri, Beck and Vampire Weekend. More »
In fact, he takes it a step further and takes on T.I.‘s rap verse — not shocking to those of you who know that, before he was fronting VW, Koenig dabbled in hip-hop as part of L’Homme Run. Check it out below. More »
See how the rest of the Top 10 played out below. More »
:: Kanye West was robbed—and we’re not talking about his lack of an Album of the Year nomination at this year’s Grammys. The rapper’s Los Angeles home was burglarized while the rapper was in England for the European leg of his Watch The Throne tour. At least West doesn’t appear to be too attached to the place — this is the same home he put on the market after getting serious with Kim Kardashian. [TMZ]
:: In case you weren’t tired of hearing about Carly Rae Jepsen yet, the Canadian singer’s Hot 100-topping “Call Me Maybe” was recently mashed up with Annie Lennox‘s “Walking On Broken Glass,” courtesy of Vampire Weekend‘s Rostam Batmanglij. [Stereogum]
:: Ever wanted to go to a concert with Rihanna and Shakira? You only need to fly out to Azerbaijan to make your dreams come true! The two pop stars were just announced as performers for the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup. [Popjustice]
:: Avril Lavigne has done crazy stuff with her hair before. But after recently shaving her head a la Skrillex, the “Complicated” singer is defending her new hairstyle via a retweet on Twitter. [PopCrush]
After the jump, find out which music acts you can find on the tube today. More »
:: Adele credits none other than Sarah Palin for making her a success in the U.S., since Palin appeared on the same episode of Saturday Night Live in which the British singer performed as the musical guest. It certainly helped that it was one of SNL‘s most watched eps ever. [Spinner]
:: 50 Cent won’t put out new music until people start missing him. It’s going to be awhile, particularly if he keeps tweeting. [Rap-Up]
:: Stephen Colbert invited The Black Keys and Vampire Weekend on his show to duke it out for his Grammy vote for Best Alternative Rock Album. It got pretty nasty! [Best Week Ever]
:: Check out the perfect Muse playlist for Matthew Bellamy and Kate Hudson’s baby. [PopEater]
:: A group of little girls made their own version of Wiz Khalifa’s “Black And Yellow”, now Tom Hanks’ son (not Colin) releases his own parody as an ode to his alma mater, Northwestern University. Behold, “White And Purple.” [EW Music Mix]
After the jump, find out what music acts are performing on the tube today: