The Grammy Awards are on Monday, and if you can’t name a single nominee, not to fear! We’re here to help you seem totally in the know come the Grammys screening party you really only agreed to go to for the guac.
Below, this week’s massive workout playlist, filled with over two hours worth of Grammy-nominated songs and artists. Of course, we couldn’t fit everyone who was nominated, but we squeezed in the songs we thought would go well with your sweat sessions. And pssst: Taylor Swift got a few Grammy nods but she gets no love on this playlist because her music isn’t on Spotify. (Sorry, Tay.) Read more »
The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin were amongst the lengthy list of Grammy nominees announced today, with Nézet-Séguin being nominated not once, but twice. Read more »
Madonna looked like a hooker and Lady Gaga was best dressed (no, she wasn’t wearing a gown made of meat). Annie Lennox essentially owned the night and Kim Kardashian donned something that looked like she pulled it out of a Best Western closet and Bedazzeled it. Yes, this all sounds like an alternative universe, but it pretty much captures the 2015 Grammy Awards on Sunday evening. Sure, there were dozens of performances, but, let’s be honest: Who watches the Grammys for the music? Below you’ll find our picks for the evening’s most memorable moments, including the Material Girl’s assless outfit and a certain celebrity who looked like a defunct Muppet. Read more »
If you missed last night’s Grammy Awards, consider yourself lucky. They were truly terrible, absolutely awful, and thoroughly reprehensible. And that’s not putting too fine a point on it. But since I was forced to sit through all three hours and forty-some-odd minutes of it, so that I could live tweet the event via @PhillyMagTicket, only to have @PhillyMagTicket get inexplicably suspended by Twitter, well, then you’re going to have to sit through my synopsis of the evening. I’ll keep it short. Read more »
Is Queen Latifah really going to marry 34 people — including homosexuals — on stage at the Grammys? Better yet, will she take it as an opportunity to come out of the closet? What’s Lady Gaga going to wear? I mean, assuming she isn’t too high to make it to the ceremony in the first place. Will Madonna act her age? Will Paul and Ringo make magical music together for the first time in many, many years?
These are only a few of the questions we’re asking ourselves as we head into tonight’s 56th-annual Grammy broadcast, and you better believe we’ll be dishing dirt along the way. Keep up with what we’re saying with Philly Mag arts editor @VictorFiorillo, who will be live-tweeting the show with the rest of Philly.
You can also follow along via our nifty live feed below, and, for goodness sake, join the conversation using the hashtag #GrammysPHL. The conversation’s already starting!
Earlier this week we posted about Philly composer Joseph Hallman being nominated for a Grammy for his album Sprung Rhythm, but he’s not the only local guy to be rooting for this Sunday.
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On Sunday night, music industry royalty congregated at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Here, my winners and losers from the night. For the real winners in each category, scroll down. Read more »
Turns out the dude dressed in KKK garb to make a point about black-on-black violence has quite the background as a provocateur. In 2003, Nicholas ‘Sixx’ King, walked on stage during the Grammys, then did it again at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. Also, he’s a former Daily News “Sexy Single.” Below: video of him interrupting Panic! At the Disco receiving an award. (A public service, really.) [Daily News]
This week, Philadelphia social worker and family therapist Abena Afreeka announced her “Nigga Recovery Program.” The Bryn Mawr College and Drexel University graduate says it’s time to do something about the “addiction” to the N-word that she sees in so many black people today, and she says she has the answer. Read more »