Showing posts with label grammy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label grammy. Show all posts

Saturday 7 December 2013

[Discuss] The Grammy Awards Continue To Be Irrelevant With 2014 Nomination List

By now you guys should know how many f***s I give about the Grammy nominations and who goes on to win what on the night. The fact that I love the performances that intersect the show is pretty much the only reason I indulge the annual event.

I'm  just not here for any panel- especially one as shady as the Grammys- telling me what constitutes award winning music. The fact that Roar by Katy Perry made the list for Song and PERFORMANCE of the year, while someone like Janelle MonĂ¡e didn't even get a mention, only affirms their irrelevance to me.

But whatever, this list was asked for so I posted it. If your opinion about the importance of the awards is different from mine, that's totally cool. Feel free to discuss your thoughts on the nominations in the comments. I'd love to still read them.

The FULL list can be found here. I've mostly omitted the Classical stuff, but you can reference the missing numbers to see exactly what I excluded.

Monday 11 February 2013

[Watch] Alicia Keys & Maroon Five Perform Together @ 2013 Grammy Awards

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Monday 13 February 2012

Watch: Jeniffer Hudson's Tribute To Whitney Houston At The 2012 Grammy Awards

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With the loss of one of the music industry's brightest talents only two days before the 2012 Grammy Awards, it was obvious that Whitney Houston would be at the forefront of everyone's mind during the ceremony.

Review: Rihanna Performs "We Found Love" And Duets With Chris Martin On "Princess Of China" At The 2012 Grammy Awards [Watch]

rihanna Grammy 2012 performance

Rihanna kept the energy levels up at the 2012 Grammy Awards Ceremony, delivering perhaps one of her most choreographed performances to date.

Her vocals during the piano led intro of We Found Love sounded good but became more pitchy as it progressed with her using some melisma to quickly get away from the missed note. However, once the substantial backing of the song started, she hit her stride, dancing and belting the notes, with a rasp at times, almost perfectly.

Friday 2 December 2011

The 2012 Grammy Nominations And Why I'm Not Really Bothered About Them.

I'm not usually a follower of the Grammy awards, bar the performances. Nor do I understand the importance, or prestige that they garner considering the politics and calculated decisions involved in selecting nominees and winners.

For instance, as much as I love Rihanna I can not believe her last album Loud- which was patchy- has received not only a nomination for the coveted "album of the year", but, even more incredulously, its also obtained a nomination in the "best vocal pop album" category. Are they having a laugh?