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Spotify UK retires ‘urban’ from verbiage

Spotify UK will no longer be using the term “urban” to categorize music, according to UK artist & label partnerships lead for hip hop, rap, grime, drill, R&B, Afrobeat, reggae and dancehall, Safiya Lambie-Knight. Lambie-Knight discussed the verbal shift in a recent interview, stating, “Moving forward, we won’t be using the word ‘urban’ in the UK anymore. I […]

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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’ becomes longest-charting hip-hop LP

Kendrick Lamar‘s sophomore studio album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, is now the longest-charting hip-hop LP in United States chart history, according to new data from @chartdata. The production, which boasts fan favorites such as “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” “Swimming Pools (Drank),” and “Poetic Justice,” has logged 400 weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart […]

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The Grammys nix ‘Urban Contemporary’ title along with significant rule changes

On Wednesday, June 10, The Grammys announced a series of changes to their rules and guidelines, set to go in effect for their 2021 award ceremony. Most notable, the highly criticized “Best Urban Contemporary Album” has been renamed to “Best Progressive R&B Album,” a change that “includes a more accurate definition to describe the merit […]

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Diplo shares behind-the-scenes look at 2020 Grammys performance with BTS and Lil Nas X [Watch]

The 62nd annual Grammy Awards ceremony took place on Jan. 26—culminating in Billie Eilish making Grammy history and welcoming an entourage of decorated performances. Among those who took the stage included Diplo, who joined Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, and BTS for a live rendition of “Old Town Road.” The smash hit was nominated […]

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Billie Eilish makes Grammys history, becomes first female artist to sweep the four major categories

Billie Eilish has scripted Grammy history, becoming the first female artist to take home the coveted awards for the ceremony’s four major categories, Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. Eilish is only the second artist to sweep each of the four categories: Christopher Cross was […]

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Billie Eilish makes Grammys history, becomes first female artist to sweep the four major categories

Billie Eilish has scripted Grammy history, becoming the first female artist to take home the coveted awards for the ceremony’s four major categories, Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. Eilish is only the second artist to sweep each of the four categories: Christopher Cross was […]

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There’s A Perfectly Good Reason A Switch Was On Stage At The Grammys Last Night

When Tyler the Creator accepted an award for Best Rap Album for Igor during last night’s 62nd annual Grammys, he was joined on stage by his mother, longtime friend and collaborator Jasper Dolphin, and Jasper’s Nintendo Switch. “I was playing Pokémon”, said Jasper on Twitter. Fair enough. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Saturday Night Session 034: Black Caviar gears up for the Grammys and talk about their first self-released EP

Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, […]

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Ousted Grammys CEO files sexual harassment complaint against the Recording Academy

The Recording Academy‘s recently ousted CEO and President Deborah Dugan has filed an EEOC complaint against the organization for alleged discrimination and sexual harassment. The news comes less than a week after Dugan was placed on administrative leave for misconduct against an employee and just days before the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, running Sunday, January […]

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Diplo, BTS, Mason Ramsey to join Lil Nas X on Grammys stage for live rendition of ‘Old Town Road’

Lil Nas X’s inescapable breakthrough record, “Old Town Road,” will be performed live at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony. The chart-topping single has been selected for a “Grammy Moment” performance, during which Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus will collaboratively deliver a live rendition of the viral hit. Along with some help from friends. […]

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Wuki celebrates Grammy nomination with new mix of all Grammy-nominated tracks [Stream]

Wuki received a Best Remixed Recording Grammy-nomination for his spin on Miley Cyrus’ “Mother’s Daughter.” The New Jersey-native producer is celebrating his invitation to the 62nd annual Grammy Awards with a specially curated mix of nominated tracks and remixes from this year’s upcoming ceremony. Starting the mix off right with his own Grammy nod, Wuki […]

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Wuki celebrates Grammy nomination with new mix of all Grammy-nominated tracks [Stream]

Wuki received a Best Remixed Recording Grammy-nomination for his spin on Miley Cyrus’ “Mother’s Daughter.” The New Jersey-native producer is celebrating his invitation to the 62nd annual Grammy Awards with a specially curated mix of nominated tracks and remixes from this year’s upcoming ceremony. Starting the mix off right with his own Grammy nod, Wuki […]

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Flume details plans for new music in 2020, reveals new insights in ‘Hi, This is Flume’

An innate desire to push conventions has propelled Harley Streten—better known as Flume—in a direction that has crowned him as both an electronic pioneer and a Grammy-winning act. After grabbing the Best Dance/Electronic album of the year for sophomore LP Skin, Streten is now up for another milestone Grammy in 2020—securing a nomination in the […]

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Spotify announces launch of their own award show, the Spotify Awards

Spotify has announced that on March 5th, 2020, they will host the first annual Spotify Awards in Mexico City. According to the streaming giant, the show’s categories, nominees, and winners will be decided entirely based on user streaming data to “provide a true reflection of what fans are listening to.” Coming fresh off the heels […]

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Dr. Dre to be honored by Recording Academy ahead of 2020 Grammys ceremony

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 […]

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Dr. Dre to be honored by Recording Academy ahead of 2020 Grammys ceremony

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 […]

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Dr. Dre to be honored by Recording Academy ahead of 2020 Grammys ceremony

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 […]

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Dr. Dre to be honored by Recording Academy ahead of 2020 Grammys ceremony

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 […]

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Lane 8 flips Virtual Self’s ‘Ghost Voices’ on its head with enamoring new remix

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 […]

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