Saturday, 18 February 2012

Top Music News: 13-18.2.12

Adele wins big at Grammys: singer grabbed all six of her nominations, Foo Fighters wiped the board in the rock category, Jay Z and Kanye got a heap Skrillex picked up two prizes and Bon Iver also managed to win two (even though @WhoIsBonnieBear was trending in the US!)

Winners:
Album of the Year: Adele - 21
Record of the Year: Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Song of the Year: Adele - Rolling in the Deep
New Artist: Bon Iver
Pop Solo Performance: Adele - Someone Like You
Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse - Body & Soul
Pop Vocal Album: Adele - 21
Alternative Album: Bon Iver - Bon Iver
Rock Song: Foo Fighters - Walk
Rock Album: Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Rock Performance: Foo Fighters - Walk
Hard Rock/Metal Performance: Foo Fighters - White Limo
R&B Album: Chris Brown - F.A.M.E.
R&B Song: Cee Lo Green, Melanie Hallim & Jack Splash  - Fool For You
R&B Performance: Corrine Bailey Rae - Is This Love
Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona - Fool For You
Rap Album: Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Rap Performance: Jay-Z and Kanye West - Otis
Rap Song: Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West - All Of The Lights
Rap/Sung Collaboration: Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie - All Of The Lights
Dance Recording: Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Dance/Electronica Album: Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Country Solo Performance: Taylor Swift - Mean
Country Album: Lady Antebellum - Own the Night
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical: Paul Epworth
Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: Cinema (Skrillex remix)
Historical Album: Paul McCartney - Band On The Run
and most importantly Best Album Notes - Adam Machado - Hear Me Howling!

Adele in 2009
Possible Azealia Banks and Lana Del Rey collaboration: hinted at by Adele songwriter at the Grammys

Chase & Status headlining SW4 Weekender: dubstep duo are first confirmed acts for London Summer festival

Azealia Banks Autumn tour announced: 212 rapper playing eleven UK dates over September and October

Odd Future recording with Kanye West: Tyler's hip-hop crew have show pictures of them working together

Bestival will be headlined by New Order: playing on Saturday 8 September. Also Friendly Fires, Death In Vegas, Django Django, Daughter and Drum's Of Death added to Rob Da Bank's eclectic festival
Electro-punk threesome in 2007
Marina and The Diamonds touring Britain: singer will play eight nights in May for Electra Heart album
Black Keys and Kiwanuka collaboration: Dan Auebach recorded work with Michael in Ray Davies' studio
It's the Brits on Tuesday 21st February:
Ed Sheeran has four nominations but I don't think he'll win too many.
Adele might get all three of hers but the performance is a lot to beat.
Blur are getting Outstanding Contribution to Music.
PJ Harvey ought to win with Let England but probably won't.
My tip is Emeli Sande who has already bagged Critics Choice and should win British Breakthrough.

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