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Blog Post: Grammy Awards 2016 - 5 Reasons to Tune-in to Music's Big Night

Blog Post: Grammy Awards 2016 - 5 Reasons to Tune-in to Music's Big Night
The Grammy Awards has become one of the world’s most-watched television events. Last year, over 25 million people tuned in to see singer Sam Smith win basically … everything. This year’s edition, the 58 th (Feb. 15, City), promises plenty of drama as Taylor Swift and The Weeknd challenge nomination leader Kendrick Lamar to decide who takes home the most hardware. Here are five of the biggest things to expect from music’s starriest night.   1. SHOW-STOPPING NUMBERS Live television means that music is spontaneous and often full of surprises. Don’t miss solo performances by Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber, Little Big Town, Pitbull and The Weeknd (the “Can’t Feel My Face” singer – a.k.a. Toro...
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Feature Article: Grammy Awards 2015

It opened with Australia’s AC/DC devilishly stomping their way through “Rock or Bust” and “Highway to Hell” and ended with America’s Beyoncé, John Legend and Common taking us to church with hopeful hymns about emancipation and salvation. In other words, the 57 th annual Grammys, hosted once again by the affable LL Cool J, ran the gamut from rock to gospel and heaven to hell. Another distinguishing feature of the show, which boasted a whopping 23 performances and only 10 onscreen awards, was the producers’ penchant for pairing legends with rising stars. While obviously an attempt to bridge the demographic divide, it made for some damn good duets. The young-meets-old collaborations included Ed...
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Various artists - Grammy 2015 Nominees

Next month’s Grammy Awards will be wildly diverse, judging by these 21 tracks. From Ed Sheeran’s “Sing” and Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” to Sia’s “Chandelier” and Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” it’s an eclectic collection, topped off by Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” and Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” both strong Song of the Year contenders.
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