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Title: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: Film Student on December 07, 2004, 07:15:35 PM
Not to point out the obvious, but the Grammys seem to be a bigger joke than the Oscars...  This year is especially terrible.


By ANTHONY BREZNICAN

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Producer-turned-rapper Kanye West collected a leading 10 Grammy nominations Tuesday, including album of the year, for his innovative debut, "The College Dropout."

West's disc stood out in the rap landscape because of its atypical prose. It avoided the usual plotlines about sex, money and violence and touched on everything from religion to his own insecurities.

The performer, who isn't afraid to sing his own praises after claiming he was "definitely robbed" when he picked up no trophies at the American Music Awards, also had a nomination for best new artist and shared a songwriting bid for song of the year with his hit "Jesus Walks."

"Ten nominations, that's amazing," said West, a nominations presenter at the Music Box Theatre in Hollywood. "That's like a perfect score. I'm at a loss for words."
 
Usher and Alicia Keys, who collaborated on the hit "My Boo," followed West with eight nominations each, including album of the year for Keys'"The Diary of Alicia Keys" and Usher's "Confessions."

Ray Charles, whose posthumous duets album "Genius Loves Company," became the biggest selling album of his long career, had seven nominations including album of the year and record of the year for "Here We Go Again," sung with Norah Jones.

Green Day garnered six bids for its hard-driving rock-punk album "American Idiot" which satirized culture, politics and apathy. The group was nominated for record of the year and best rock song for the title track and best rock album.

Besides Charles' and Jones'"Here We Go Again" and Green Day's "American Idiot," other record of the year contenders were the mellow love song "Heaven" by Los Lonely Boys, the jumpy party song "Let's Get It Started" by the Black Eyed Peas and Usher's massive hit "Yeah!"

The best new artist class spanned soul, rap, country and pop, with nominees Gretchen Wilson, country's self-proclaimed "Redneck Woman," rapper West, young soul sensation Joss Stone, Los Lonely Boys and Maroon 5.
 
Bids for song of the year - which goes to songwriters - went to "Daughters," written and recorded by John Mayer, "If I Ain't Got You," written and recorded by Keys, "Jesus Walks," recorded by West, "Live Like You Were Dying," recorded by Tim McGraw, and "The Reason," recorded by Hoobastank.

"It hasn't sunk in yet," said Hoobastank singer Doug Robb. "I feel like I'm in a daydream."

Old-school performers filled the best R&B album category with Anita Baker's "My Everything," Al Green's "I Can't Stop," and Prince's comeback "Musicology" competing against "The Diary of Alicia Keys" and Jill Scott's "Beautifully Human: Words & Sound Vol. 2."

Loretta Lynn had five nominations in the country field including best country album for "Van Lear Rose" (which was produced by the White Stripes' Jack White) and two bids for best country song for "Miss Being Mrs." and "Portland Oregon."

Her album competition includes McGraw for "Live Like You Were Dying," Tift Merritt for "Tambourine," Keith Urban's "Be Here" and Wilson for "Here for the Party."
 
Half of West's 10 nominations were in the rap field, including best rap album. He competes against himself in the best rap-sung collaboration with the songs "Slow Jamz," performed along with Twista and actor-singer Jamie Foxx, and "All Falls Down," which he performed with Syleena Johnson.

Also nominated for best rap album were Nelly's "Suit," LL Cool J's "The Definition," The Beastie Boys'"To The 5 Boroughs," and "The Black Album" by Jay-Z, which he has said will be his last.

In the rock category, Green Day's "American Idiot" was named in the best rock album competition along with Hoobastank's "The Reason," The Killers'"Hot Fuss," Velvet Revolver's "Contraband" and "The Deliveryman" by Elvis Costello & The Imposters.

Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson's long-gestating album "Smile," which was recently released after years spent on the shelf following his emotional and mental problems, collected a bid for best pop vocal album. It competes with "Afterglow" by Sarah McLachlan, "Feels Like Home" by Jones, "Mind, Body & Soul" by Stone, and "Genius Loves Company" by Charles.

Jones and Stone compete against each other again for female pop vocal performance, with Stone's "You Had Me" and Jones'"Sunrise" up against "Oceania" by Bjork, No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani's solo single "What You Waiting For?" and Sheryl Crow's cover of the Cat Stevens song "The First Cut is the Deepest."

In the male pop vocal competition, Costello's cover of the Cole Porter song "Let's Misbehave" from the movie "De-Lovely" was picked along with the inspirational song "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban, John Mayer's "Daughters," Prince's "Cinnamon Girl" and Seal's "Love's Divine."

Posthumous was the operative word in the best pop collaboration with vocals category. Charles competes against himself with the duets "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" with Elton John and "Here We Go Again" with Jones. Also nominated was a cover of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" by Johnny Cash and The Clash's Joe Strummer, both deceased. The other two bids went to veterans: Stevie Wonder and Take 6 for "Moon River," and Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton for "Something" from the album "Concert for George," a tribute to the late George Harrison.

The Grammys will be given out Feb. 13 in Los Angeles during a broadcast on CBS
Title: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: ono on December 07, 2004, 07:21:24 PM
Why?
Title: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: NEON MERCURY on December 08, 2004, 01:05:29 PM
:-D   oh my gosh ..i fucking love the grammieez ..they rock so hard like the nomineeze do.  i cant wait till my main pimp kaye west wins dat thing for real.. all my lovers will be on the mtv chatroom discussing the 411 on the grammieez.  kanye gots dat 10 noms yo.  what de fuck dio you guys thinks about that ?..huh?  hey you ghetyto ass mothe fucka im talking to you.  yeah that punck with the hewlit packered.. yeah that greasy sex bitch smoking the kool cigarettes with the aribrushed mousepad.  yeah my mans was robs for real.  he didnt get no throphiez..damnz, yallz got to respect him...yo!! whats up with that r&b shit..how comes usher and alicia keyz got albums that have the same thing.  ones called "confessions" while the other is called "diary of ________  ___"...i guess they cool pint up chromozone fetish..........

oh yall no dat song "my boo"  i give you a story from the real...i pulled a "say anything" john cusack  on my bitch the other day... i smashed her face in with a wet towel and snaped he twiggy arms....then she mulilated my mentally .. and i got nervous and i grapped my bnoombox and played the song...........needless to say we fucked like hippy who get stoned on raspberry meth.

oh, yeah green day true authentic punk pioneers are back......i know all yall mother fuckers like dem.  remeber that song that wnet "iots something unpredictable bu tin the end its righ t....i hope you have the time of your lives"........that was soo damnz deep man.....they are backs and here to stay........


hoobastank........................ :|




john mayer.....where those 15 year old girlz at........yall like this lisping bitch ?  i dont likes his voice i dont like how hes a gheyer dave matthews......i don tlike hi sclothes, his teeth, his innuendo, .............or that guitar ...go back inside michael jacksons testicles ...

thats my grammiez report see ya in the chatroomz,,,,,,,,


over&out.
Title: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: MacGuffin on December 08, 2004, 05:08:26 PM
Some isolated catagories:

Best Alternative Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Medulla
Björk

Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand

Uh Huh Her
PJ Harvey

Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Modest Mouse

A Ghost Is Born
Wilco

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(Award to the Artist(s) and/or Producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album, or to the individual(s) actively responsible for the concept and musical direction and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable.)

Cold Mountain

De-Lovely

Garden State

Kill Bill Vol. 2

Shrek 2

Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series or other visual media.)

Angels In America
Thomas Newman, composer (Thomas Newman)

Big Fish
Danny Elfman, composer (Various Artists)

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Jon Brion, composer (Various Artists)

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
John Williams, composer (Various Artists)

The Lord Of The Rings - The Return Of The King
Howard Shore, composer (Howard Shore)

Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television or other visual media, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.)

Accidentally In Love (From Shrek 2)
David Bryson, Adam Duritz, David Immergluck, Matthew Malley & Dan Vickrey, songwriters (Counting Crows)

Belleville Rendez-Vous (From The Triplets Of Belleville)
Benoit Charest & Sylvain Chomet, songwriters (-M-)

Into The West (From The Lord Of The Rings - The Return Of The King)
Annie Lennox, Howard Shore & Fran Walsh, songwriters (Annie Lennox)

The Scarlet Tide (From Cold Mountain)
Henry Burnett & Elvis Costello, songwriters (Alison Krauss)

You Will Be My Ain True Love (From Cold Mountain)
Sting, songwriter (Alison Krauss)



Full list here. (http://www.grammy.com/awards/grammy/47noms.aspx)
Title: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: ©brad on February 14, 2005, 07:19:17 AM
alicia keys and alicia keys and jaime foxx were both excellent performances.
Title: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: Two Lane Blacktop on February 14, 2005, 07:45:02 AM
I heard a clip on NPR this morning of Loretta Lynn and Jack White accepting for "Van Lear Rose" (cool abum, BTW)...  it was funny hearing White, who's usually so in-control of any public appearance,  barely able to keep up with Lynn, who's been on stages longer than White's been alive.   :yabbse-grin:

2LB
Title: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 14, 2005, 12:10:19 PM
It was worth watching, if only for the "still outstanding in his field" joke and the Green Day performance.
Title: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: Stefen on February 14, 2005, 12:45:44 PM
The grammys are a joke and a shill for hip pop. Didnt outlkast win album of the year last year for that horrid album they dropped?
Title: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: I Don't Believe in Beatles on February 16, 2005, 09:38:11 PM
I kept making fun of all my friends who watched.  

"I hear Nirvana was a no-show this year."  "Dude, Nirvana broke up a long time ago."  "No way, they had an album out in November."  "No, uh, their singer shot himself."  "Oh, that sucks.  But their guitarist's still awesome."  "The singer and the guitarist's the same guy."  "Huh.  You sure?"  "Yeah.."  

Seriously though, Stevie Wonder showed up?
Title: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 16, 2005, 09:55:43 PM
Quote from: Ginger
Seriously though, Stevie Wonder showed up?

Yes, and he even did a blind joke.
Title: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: I Don't Believe in Beatles on February 16, 2005, 10:26:25 PM
Cool.  I'm hearing from friends now that he pretended to read an envelope and then read it with braille?
Title: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: Pubrick on February 17, 2005, 07:48:21 AM
Quote from: Ginger
I'm hearing from friends now that he pretended to read an envelope and then read it with braille?

i don't know, are u?
Title: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: I Don't Believe in Beatles on February 17, 2005, 11:36:27 AM
Yeah, I am.
Title: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: peaceisourprofession on February 17, 2005, 06:44:24 PM
the grammys are lamer than fdr's legs.....too soon?
anyway, all award shows are ridiculous nowadays, I can barely stand watching them because there's always some idiot in the balcony screaming "I LOVE YOU ANDRE!" and "WILL YOU MARRY ME?"
Title: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: picolas on February 17, 2005, 09:10:59 PM
are the rumours about the stevie wonder joke true?
Title: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: Stefen on February 17, 2005, 09:12:45 PM
Are you kidding?! Read my LIPS! :.:..:::.:
Title: Re: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: MacGuffin on February 09, 2006, 12:41:35 AM
RECORD OF THE YEAR
"We Belong Together," Mariah Carey
"Feel Good Inc.," Gorillaz Featuring De La Soul
"Boulevard Of Broken Dreams," Green Day (Winner)
"Hollaback Girl," Gwen Stefani
"Gold Digger," Kanye West

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"The Emancipation Of Mimi," Mariah Carey
"Chaos And Creation In The Backyard," Paul McCartney
"Love. Angel. Music. Baby.," Gwen Stefani
"How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb," U2 (Winner)
"Late Registration," Kanye West

SONG OF THE YEAR
"Bless The Broken Road"
Bobby Boyd, Jeff Hanna & Marcus Hummon, songwriters (Rascal Flatts)

"Devils & Dust"
Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

"Ordinary People"
W. Adams & J. Stephens, songwriters (John Legend)

"Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" (Winner)
U2, songwriters (U2)

"We Belong Together"
J. Austin, M. Carey, J. Dupri & M. Seal, songwriters; (D. Bristol, K. Edmonds, S. Johnson, P. Moten, S. Sully & B. Womack, songwriters) (Mariah Carey)

BEST NEW ARTIST
Ciara
Fall Out Boy
Keane
John Legend (Winner)
SugarLand

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL
"Speed Of Sound," Coldplay
"Best Of You," Foo Fighters
"Do You Want To," Franz Ferdinand
"All These Things That I've Done," The Killers
"Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own," U2 (Winner)

BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE
"Doesn't Remind Me," Audioslave
"The Hand That Feeds," Nine Inch Nails
"Tin Pan Valley," Robert Plant
"Little Sister," Queens Of The Stone Age
"B.Y.O.B.," System Of A Down (Winner)

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE
"The Great Satan," Ministry
"Determined," Mudvayne
"Mein Teil," Rammstein
"What Drives The Weak," Shadows Fall
"Before I Forget," Slipknot (Winner)

BEST ROCK SONG
"Best Of You," Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
"Beverly Hills," Rivers Cuomo, songwriter (Weezer)
"City Of Blinding Lights," U2, songwriters (U2) (Winner)
"Devils & Dust," Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)
"Speed Of Sound," Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)

BEST ROCK ALBUM
"X&Y," Coldplay
"In Your Honor," Foo Fighters
"A Bigger Bang," The Rolling Stones
"How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb," U2 (Winner)
"Prairie Wind," Neil Young

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
"Funeral," The Arcade Fire
"Guero," Beck
"Plans," Death Cab For Cutie
"You Could Have It So Much Better," Franz Ferdinand
"Get Behind Me Satan," The White Stripes (Winner)

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FOR MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA
"Beyond The Sea," Kevin Spacey
"Napoleon Dynamite," (Various Artists)
"No Direction Home: The Soundtrack - Bootleg Series, Vol. 7," (Bob Dylan)
"Ray," (Ray Charles) (Winner)
"Six Feet Under Volume 2 - Everything Ends," (Various Artists)

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FOR MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA
"The Aviator," Howard Shore, composer
"The Incredibles," Michael Giacchino, composer
"Million Dollar Baby," Clint Eastwood, composer
"Ray," Craig Armstrong, composer (Winner)
"Star Wars Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith," John Williams, composer

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA
"Believe," Glen Ballard & Alan Silvestri, songwriters (Josh Groban) (Winner)
Track from: "The Polar Express"

"Cold Wind," The Arcade Fire, songwriters (The Arcade Fire)
Track from: "Six Feet Under Volume 2 - Everything Ends"

"Million Voices," Jerry Duplessis, Andrea Guerra & Wyclef Jean, songwriters (Wyclef Jean)
Track from: "Hotel Rwanda"

"Square One," Tom Petty, songwriter (Tom Petty)
Track from: "Elizabethtown"

"Wonka's Welcome Song," John August & Danny Elfman, songwriters (Danny Elfman)
Track from: "Charlie And The Chocolate Factory"
Title: Re: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: polkablues on February 09, 2006, 01:47:45 AM
"U2: The Grammys Still Think We're Relevant!"
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Post by: Gold Trumpet on February 09, 2006, 02:36:07 AM
"U2: The Grammys Still Think We're Relevant!"

I'm glad U2 won. Didn't expect them to grab all of them, but How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb was more noteworthy than All That You Can't Leave Behind. Its really their best album since Achtung Baby.

But, I'm also a lifelong U2 fan. A certain bias creeps in.
Title: Re: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: Pubrick on February 09, 2006, 08:19:58 AM
Uwho?
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Post by: MacGuffin on December 07, 2007, 10:13:41 AM
Record Of The Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.)

Irreplaceable
Beyoncé
Beyoncé Knowles, S. Smith & Stargate, producers; Jim Caruana, Jason Goldstein &
Geoff Rice, engineers/mixers
Track from: B'Day

The Pretender
Foo Fighters
Gil Norton, producer; Adrian Bushby & Rich Costey, engineers/mixers

Umbrella
Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
Kuk Harrell & C. "Tricky" Stewart, producers; Kuk Harrell & Manny Marroquin,
engineers/mixers
Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad

What Goes Around…Comes Around
Justin Timberlake
Nate (Danja) Hills, Timbaland & Justin Timberlake, producers; Jimmy Douglass &
Timbaland, engineers/mixers

Rehab
Amy Winehouse
Mark Ronson, producer; Tom Elmhirst, engineer/mixer
Track from: Back To Black

Album Of The Year
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Foo Fighters
Gil Norton, producer; Adrian Bushby & Rich Costey, engineers/mixers; Brian
Gardner, mastering engineer

These Days
Vince Gill
John Anderson, Guy Clarke, Rodney Crowell, Diana Krall & The Del McCoury Band,
featured artists; Vince Gill, John Hobbs & Justin Niebank, producers; Neal
Cappellino & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers; Adam Ayan, mastering engineer

River: The Joni Letters
Herbie Hancock
Leonard Cohen, Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell, Corinne Bailey Rae, Luciana Souza &
Tina Turner, featured artists; Herbie Hancock & Larry Klein, producers; Helik
Hadar, engineer/mixer; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer

Graduation
Kanye West
Dwele, Lil Wayne, Mos Def & T-Pain, featured artists; Warryn "Baby Dubb"
Campbell, Eric Hudson, Brian "Allday" Miller, Nottz, Patrick "Plain Pat"
Reynolds, Gee Roberson, Toomp & Kanye West, producers; Bruce Beuchner, Andrew
Dawson, Mike Dean, Anthony Kilhoffer, Greg Koller, Manny Marroquin, Nottz Raw,
Tony Rey, Seiji Sekine, Paul Sheehy & D. Sloan, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller,
mastering engineer

Back To Black
Amy Winehouse
Mark Ronson & Salaamremi, producers; Tom Elmhirst, Gary Noble & Franklin
Socorro, engineers/mixers; Mark Ronson, mastering engineer

Song Of The Year
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

Before He Cheats
Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
Track from: Some Hearts

Hey There Delilah
Tom Higgenson, songwriter (Plain White T's)
Track from: Every Second Counts

Like A Star
Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriter (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Track from: Corinne Bailey Rae

Rehab
Amy Winehouse, songwriter (Amy Winehouse)
Track from: Back To Black

Umbrella
Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius "Dream" Nash & Christopher Stewart,
songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z)
Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad

Best New Artist
(For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.)

Feist
Ledisi
Paramore
Taylor Swift
Amy Winehouse

Best Alternative Music Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Alright, Still...
Lily Allen

Neon Bible
Arcade Fire

Volta
Bjork

Wincing The Night Away
The Shins

Icky Thump
The White Stripes

Best Dance Recording
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances. Vocal or Instrumental. Singles or tracks only.)

Do It Again
The Chemical Brothers
Tom Rowlands & Ed Simons, producers
Track from: We Are The Night

D.A.N.C.E.
Justice
Gaspard Auge & Xavier de Rosnay, producers; Gaspard Auge & Xavier de Rosnay,
mixers
Track from: †

Love Today
Mika
Jodi Marr, John Merchant, Mika & Greg Wells, producers; Greg Wells, mixer
Track from: Life In Cartoon Motion

Don't Stop The Music
Rihanna
StarGate, producer; Phil Tan, mixer
Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad

LoveStoned/I Think She Knows
Justin Timberlake
Nate (Danja) Hills, Timbaland & Justin Timberlake, producers; Jimmy Douglass &
Timbaland, mixers
Track from: FutureSex/LoveSounds

Best Electronic/Dance Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)

We Are The Night
The Chemical Brothers


Justice

Sound Of Silver
LCD Soundsystem

We Are Pilots
Shiny Toy Guns

Elements Of Life
Tiësto




Entire list:
http://www.grammy.com/GRAMMY_Awards/50th_Show/list.aspx
Title: Re: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 07, 2007, 12:02:32 PM
Looking at this list makes me wish we did a Xixax Grammys.
Title: Re: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: MacGuffin on December 04, 2008, 12:43:22 AM
The nominees for the 2009 Grammy Awards are:

RECORD OF THE YEAR

"Chasing Pavements," Adele
"Viva La Vida," Coldplay
"Bleeding Love," Leona Lewis
"Paper Planes,"  M.I.A
"Please Read the Letter," Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

"Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends," Coldplay
"Tha Carter III," Lil Wayne
"Year of the Gentleman," Ne-Yo
"Raising Sand," Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
"In Rainbows," Radiohead

BEST NEW ARTIST

Adele
Duffy
Jonas Brothers
Lady Antebellum
Jazmine Sullivan

BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE

"Chasing Pavements," Adele
"Love Song," Sara Bareilles
"Mercy," Duffy
"Bleeding Love," Leona Lewis
"I Kissed A Girl," Katy Perry
"So What," Pink

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE

"All Summer Long," Kid Rock
"Say," John Mayer
"That Was Me," Paul McCartney
"I'm Yours," Jason Mraz
"Closer," Ne-Yo
"Wichita Lineman," James Taylor

BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS

"Viva La Vida," Coldplay
"Waiting In The Weeds," Eagles
"Going On," Gnarls Barkley
"Won't Go Home Without You," Maroon 5
"Apologize," OneRepublic

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

"Detours," Sheryl Crow
"Rockferry," Duffy
"Long Road Out Of Eden," Eagles
"Spirit," Leona Lewis
"Covers," James Taylor

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

Gravity - John Mayer
I Saw Her Standing There - Paul McCartney
Girls In Their Summer Clothes - Bruce Springsteen
Rise - Eddie Vedder
No Hidden Path - Neil Young

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Rock N Roll Train - AC/DC
Violet Hill - Coldplay
Long Road Out Of Eden - Eagles
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
House Of Cards - Radiohead

Best Rock Song

Girls In Their Summer Clothes - Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)
House Of Cards - Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke, songwriters (Radiohead)
I Will Possess Your Heart - Benjamin Gibbard, Nicholas Harmer, Jason McGerr & Christopher Walla, songwriters (Death Cab For Cutie)
Sex On Fire - Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
Violet Hill - Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)

Best Rock Album

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends - Coldplay
Rock N Roll Jesus - Kid Rock
Only By The Night - Kings Of Leon
Death Magnetic - Metallica
Consolers Of The Lonely - The Raconteurs

Best Alternative Music Album

Modern Guilt - Beck
Narrow Stairs - Death Cab For Cutie
The Odd Couple - Gnarls Barkley
Evil Urges - My Morning Jacket
In Rainbows - Radiohead

Best Short Form Music Video

Honey - Erykah Badu
Who's Gonna Save My Soul - Gnarls Barkley
Another Way To Die - Alicia Keys & Jack White
House Of Cards - Radiohead
Pork And Beans - Weezer

Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

The Dark Knight - James Newton Howard & Hans Zimmer, composers
Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull - John Williams, composer
Iron Man - Ramin Djawadi, composer
There Will Be Blood - Jonny Greenwood, composer
Wall-E - Thomas Newman, composer
Title: Re: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 05, 2008, 02:10:44 PM
Am I getting crotchety, or is music sucking more and more each passing year?
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Post by: Stefen on December 05, 2008, 02:29:08 PM
Grammy nods always suck.

They follow a formula for album of the year every year.

Slot 1 for mainstream, yet safe rap album of the year.
Slot 2 for slot for hipster approved Indie band for credibility's sake.
Slot 3 for safe black R & B artist.
Slot 4 for aging artist(s) making a comeback,
Slot 5 is the wildcard, but is usually reserved for new band/artist on the scene, sometimes they give it to the most popular rock album of the year.

They pick the winner out of a hat.
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Post by: nix on December 05, 2008, 02:37:42 PM
Formulaic yes, but better than last year. I was happy to see In Rainbows represented. Nas and the Roots made better rap records than Weezy, but at least Greenwood got recognition from someone for twbb.
Title: Re: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: Pas on December 22, 2008, 09:10:42 PM
I don't get the Grammys. It's not that I think X or Y choice sucks, it's the whole selection I don't get. The nominees are good and everything, it just seems so low rent. almost worthless. Its like they're a bunch of parents who ask their 14 yo daughter : ''so which singer you like now ?''............. no it's not even that

it's more random than that
Title: Re: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: MacGuffin on January 12, 2009, 10:33:13 PM
(http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/photos/uncategorized/2009/01/12/grammys_yorke.jpg)

Grammys sign up Lil Wayne, Thom Yorke for new campaign

Lil Wayne, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Wonder and Rihanna have signed on for a massive Recording Academy ad campaign. Television, print, online and radio spots will try to drum up some excitement for the organization's annual Grammy awards, which suffered a decline in ratings last year.

A television ad with Wonder's "Superstitious" -- and lyrical references to such R&B and soul artists as Ray Charles and Stephanie Mills -- debuted over the weekend on CBS. Ad spots with Rihanna and Yorke will roll out in the days leading up the Feb. 8 telecast.

A Grammy spokeswoman says each artist was asked to give the Recording Academy 10-20 songs that influenced or affected their life and career. The lyrics and song titles are then featured in the print and television ads.

One nicely odd effect is that the advertisements for the industry awards now feature a host of artists and songs that had not been recognized by the Grammys. The Yorke ad is at left, and contains references to such experimental and challenging artists as Scott Walker ("Psoriatic") and the Liars ("The Wrong Coat for You Mt. Heart Attack"). One of the biggest references in Yorke's ad goes to largely unknown electronic act Modeselektor, whose "Kill Bill Vol. 4" is inscribed into the forehead of the Radiohead singer.

The print ads from Lil Wayne and Rihanna come with more popular nods. Lil Wayne's ad pays tribute to Jay-Z's "Can't Knock the Hustle" and Young Buck's "Pocket Full of Paper," for instance. The most notable presence on the Rihanna ad is Destiny's Child's "Say My Name."

The print component will also continue to expand in the run-up to the awards. A Grammy spokeswoman says spots with Coldplay and Kanye West are in development.

The Lil Wayne ad comes with this bit of fine print: "Artist not guaranteed to perform." However, it would be rare for an artist nominated for album of the year -- Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" and Radiohead's "In Rainbows" are both up for the top prize -- to not perform at the Grammy ceremony, which will be held at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

The ads were developed by TBWA\Chiat\Day, and are said to be part of the biggest campaign in the Recording Academy's history, one that cost in the multimillions, according to Billboard. The promotion, dubbed "music makes us," is coming one year after the Grammys suffered their lowest ratings since 1992. More recently, a prime-time Grammy special announcing this year's nominations didn't fare too well in the ratings, finishing in fourth place for its time slot.
Title: Re: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: Stefen on January 12, 2009, 11:05:23 PM
(http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/223/1598/PreviewComp/SuperStock_1598R-154080.jpg)"Thom! Darling! Grammy's here. Listen, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity for you. We would like YOU to select some music for this years Grammy advertisement campaign. Just pick some music that inspires you. We respect your artistic credibility and we think the audience we have lost over the years does too. We just need your taste to be reflected by us. Help us out and pick something you enjoy. Something that makes you wanna move. Rihanna picked a FANTASTIC Destiny's Child song. Lil Wayne? Some Jay-Z. We want you to be on board as well. How about it. Are you in?"


(http://images.contactmusic.com/dn/thom+yorke_855_18586945_0_0_3988_300.jpg)"................................................"


(http://pro.corbis.com/images/42-17614463.jpg?size=572&uid={4A59B6D2-50D7-4255-A50F-281D99D4F63C})"................................"


(http://images.contactmusic.com/dn/thom+yorke_855_18574144_0_0_7006291_300.jpg)"Modeselektor. Liars."


(http://free-conference-calls.net/images/conference_call/conference_call_250x251.jpg)"FANTASTIC!! Never heard of them, but if the guy that wrote Creep recommends them, I'm sure they're EXACTLY what we're looking for!"


Approximately 17 minutes later........


(http://pro.corbis.com/images/42-17365947.jpg?size=572&uid={FB1E6B1F-B19B-4A35-9420-9E6216E53210})"Thom? Yeah, Grammy's here. Listen, about that music you suggested..........."
Title: Re: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: Pas on January 13, 2009, 04:51:19 AM
brilliant haha
Title: Re: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: SiliasRuby on January 18, 2009, 01:53:15 AM
Hilarious.....but stefen is probably right on the money here. And thats why I don't watch the Grammy's. At least the oscars have ocassional funny moments with comedians hosting. (Unfortunately not this year. Hugh jackman should do less comic book and romantic comedy bullshit. Along with kate hudson. Kate, do something more constructive with your career, you haven't done anything of note since Almost Famous. Your talented, stop slumming with Matthew McCaunahey and Dane Cook.)

If I want to watch rappers thanking God and their Mom for where they are today, I'll listen to some 2 pac knock off rapper from the mid-ninties. Yeah, I know I'm harsh.
Title: Re: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: MacGuffin on January 26, 2009, 12:13:02 AM
Radiohead expected to perform at Grammy Awards

Expect Radiohead to be announced Monday morning as one of the performing acts on the Feb. 8 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, joining the likes of Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Carrie Underwood and fellow Brits Coldplay. Radiohead, who are nominated for album of the year for "In Rainbows," have been quite the Grammy boosters in 2009, with singer Thom Yorke appearing in a television and print ad campaign to hype the Recording Academy-hosted gala.

Indie-focused website Pitchfork reported the news Sunday evening, and the Recording Academy is expected to announce more performing artists early Monday morning. A Grammy spokeswoman did not comment on the Pitchfork report. With Radiohead in, all but two of the album of the year candidates will be on board for the telecast.

It's rare that an artist up for the top prize would not make some sort of live music appearance on the Grammy telecast. However, that's precisely what's happened with Radiohead in the past. The act has been nominated for album of the year twice -- for "OK Computer" and "Kid A" -- but did not perform in either year.

"In Rainbows" will compete for album of the year with Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III," Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends," Ne-Yo's "Year of the Gentleman" and "Raising Sand" from Robert Plant & Alison Krauss.

The face of Radiohead frontman Yorke can be seen in a Grammy television ad, in which the singer discusses some of his favorite songs -- many of them never nominated for a Grammy. Yorke's ad highlights such adventurous artists as Scott Walker, Bjork and Modeselektor, among others.

The print ad was earlier posted on this blog, although Idolator noted that some changes have been made to the ad since it was first revealed on Pop & Hiss. For instance, references to Walker and Autechre have been shrunk to make way for the Rolling Stones and David Bowie. A Grammy spokeswoman says the changes were made to reflect the artists Yorke discusses in the television spot, and no acts were removed from the original advertisement -- only made smaller.
Title: Re: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: Stefen on January 26, 2009, 08:29:21 AM
I'm watching now.
Title: Re: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: MacGuffin on February 09, 2009, 12:30:45 AM
The Day The Music Died - February 3, 1959 when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper perished in a plane crash? No, it was today when some asshole decided Jonas Brothers and Stevie Wonder would make for a great performance.


Radiohead, playing 15 Step with the USC marching band, was the only highlight:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IMiiJRwhS0
Title: Re: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: Stefen on February 09, 2009, 07:50:51 AM
I thought it was a great show. They really changed their style and made it more modern. I enjoyed it a lot. That performance of Swagger Like Us with M.I.A., T.I, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Lil Wayne was awesome.

I'm glad I watched. I'll probably watch next year, too, if they keep this same format.
Title: Re: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: Pozer on February 09, 2009, 11:46:53 AM
That performance of Swagger Like Us with M.I.A., T.I, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Lil Wayne was awesome.

ol' Dino must've been rolling over in his grave for being linked to this.

during Radiohead, how many ppl you think were saying 'wow, that gay kid from American Idol got strange?'
Title: Re: The Grammys Can Suck It
Post by: Stefen on February 09, 2009, 12:00:57 PM
Was that even Radiohead? It was just Thom and Jonny. I was disappointed in their performance. It was very boring by their standards. It was the whole reason I watched. At least they didn't play House of Cards. My dream would have been National Anthem. Grammys ain't ready for something like that.