18 musical icons who have never won a Grammy Award
- Author: Kyle Peterson Jan 26, 2018,
Jan 26, 2018, 1:53
"Since it's our 60th annual Grammy Awards and diamond represents a 60th anniversary, we wanted to keep things classic, simple, and elegant, and place more of an emphasis on the "sparkle" of this milestone achievement", explained Branden Chapman, the executive in charge of production and chief business development officer of the Recording Academy.
ET's Cameron Mathison and Sophie Schillaci joined forces in our Absolut Lime Green Room to reflect on our favorite GRAMMYs of the past. But the Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist awards all go to a wimpy white guy named Christopher Cross. In a three-hour live show where careers can be made or damaged, performers include Miley Cyrus, Elton John, U2, Sting, Kesha, Rihanna, Sam Smith, SZA and Broadway star Ben Platt.
IBM is partnering with Grammys organizer the Recording Academy to provide Watson's AI services to populate the event's social media feeds with automatically-generated content during the Grammy Awards ceremony, which airs this Sunday, Jan. 28, on CBS.
Heralded as the best album of the year by NPR and Rolling Stone, rapper Kendrick Lamar's fourth studio album, "DAMN.", is full of existential questions and laments the state of the modern world, particularly race relations in America.
Mars will face off in the record of the year category with Gambino's "Redbone", Lamar's "Humble", and Jay-Z's "The Story of O.J".
Pop singers Lady Gaga and Pink, rapper Childish Gambino and country group Little Big Town are among the artists slated to perform. "New York City is the ultimate melting pot, and the diversity of cultures and vast array of cuisine available is one of the many reasons people are drawn to the city", Chapman said.
Kendrick, a seven-time victor, is up for seven gramophones this year, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Rap/Sung Performance, and Best Music Video.
Jay-Z snagged the most nominations for the 60th awards, vying for a trophy in eight categories. This comes four months after she beats Beyonce at the MTV Video Music Awards, where her acceptance speech is interrupted by Kanye West's infamous "imma let you finish" moment.
Krauss won her first Grammy in 1990 for Best Bluegrass Recording for the song "I've Got That Old Feeling".