When the Grammys find a host they can work with, the show goes back to that host again and again. LL Cool J hosted the Grammys five years in a row even though he did not show the tiniest shred of personality during a single one of those shows. James Corden got to host the … More »
The Recording Academy will honor Dr. Dre for his contributions to the music industry through groundbreaking production work on January 22. The Academy made the announcement on Friday, November 1 that its Producer & Engineers Wing intends on paying tribute to Dre for his numerous musical accomplishments. The event will take place four days before the 2020 Grammys at Village Studios in Los Angeles.
The longtime hip-hop trailblazer has won six Grammys in total—three of which were for his engineering or production work. Since his rise as co-founder of N.W.A., Dre has not only marked his lasting impact on the scene through popularizing West Coast G-Funk, producing for and overseeing the careers of prolific artists, and winning his own accolades, but also expanded into ventures including establishing Aftermath Entertainment, Beats Electronics, and Beats Music. The latter two businesses were then both acquired by Apple in 2014 in a $3 billion deal.
Dre has produced and assisted on projects for some of hip-hop’s most influential acts to date. He has worked on music for Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Tupac, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, and Nas, to name a few. His credits can also be seen on the pop and R&B charts as well, having crafted hits for Gwen Stefani, Mary J. Blige, and more.
The universe has been expanding for approximately 13.8 billion years, and ever since the advent of recorded sound, popular music has followed suit. New galaxies of sound are constantly springing up and spreading out, intermingling and morphing and exploding. An adventurous music fan is never bored. Yet this past decade the pop mainstream has exhibited … More »
The eligibility year for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards will close Aug. 31, one month earlier than it has in each of the past nine years. The change is the result of next year’s Grammy telecast being moved up two weeks to Jan. 26, 2020. That change was made so the Grammys wouldn’t go head-to-head … More »
Fresh from the Grammys Red Carpet, Virtual Self has gifted fans with Lane 8‘s remix of “Ghost Voices.” More popularly known as Porter Robinson, the producer was this year nominated for the Best Dance Recording category as Virtual Self for his wall-to-wall sensation, “Ghost Voices.” Though he did not win, the track has still not only had a tremendous impact on the electronic sphere, but has also reverberated through the music industry at large.
Lane 8’s take on the release flips the track inside out, pulling the piano to the forefront and shrinking the electronic elements out of focus in the introduction. Crescendoing notes eb and flow through the forefront of the track, while the vocal dances around the new sound structure. While the remix evokes an entirely different, more pensive set of emotions and energy than the original, it still soothes and sonically pleases the listener. The remix has been released on Robinson’s own YouTube channel.
When Avicii received an honorary award at the 2019 Grammis gala, the late producer’s father, Klas Bergling, was there to accept the posthumous award on his son’s behalf. A Swedish version of the American Grammy Awards ceremony, the Grammis were hosted in Stockholm on Feb. 7.
“As Tim’s father, I am very honored to receive this great prize,” Bergling reads the Swedish Aftonbladet newspaper’s translation of his acceptance speech on behalf of his son. “Tim was a friendly person with humor and very serious, humble, and stubborn as sin. When it came to the music, he was on the verge of obsessed to reach the optimal he had imagined.”
“He was a shy person who didn’t want to be in the center and he had a hard time with the official role,” Bergling added. “He had a need to withdraw, and peace, and find himself–something that many of us probably recognize.”
Klas Bergling concluded the acceptance speech through tears with an address to his son. “Tim,” Bergling said, “we think your music will live and continue to delight people.”
Avicii’s 2019 Grammis acknowledgement is not his first Grammis award; he previously won a Grammis in 2012 for his landmark production, “Levels.”
2019 might be some kind of cosmic turning point in the history of the Grammys: The first show where the conversation was more about who didn’t perform than who did. Ariana Grande’s fuck-this-shit refusal to play ball with the notorious Grammy-production dumbfucks revealed just how completely this was a show in … More »
Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour has won the Grammy award for Album Of The Year. Musgraves had a busy night at the Grammys. She performed twice, once on her own for “Rainbow” and again with a ton of other people for the Dolly Parton tribute. She also won for Best Country Album, … More »
Cardi B won her first Grammy! She took home the Best Rap Album trophy for her 2018 debut Invasion Of Privacy at the 61st Grammy Awards tonight, beating out Mac Miller’s Swimming, Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap, Pusha T’s Daytona, and Travis Scott’s Astroworld. She is the first female solo artist to win Best … More »