Though the above headline seems like awesome joke in the making, it happens to be the question on everyone’s mind after this photo of the two began circulating the Internet:
As “Rumour Has It” (too easy), the Brit singer yelled at a bitter Chris Brown for not standing up while Frank Ocean was accepting the award for Best Urban Contemporary Album of the Year at the Grammys Awards Sunday night.
While we would love to have listened on an Adele vocal beatdown, Adele cleared up that rumor as she tweeted, “Chris Brown and I were complimenting each other in that photo actually!”
Which totally makes sense because if Adele had yelled at Chris Brown, then we wouldn’t have gotten this head-scratcher of a photo:
So there you have it, Team Breezy. No need to send Adele any hate.
The 54th Grammys are on tomorrow night and is hosted by none-other than hip-hop legend LL Cool J – and if you can’t be there, might as well stalk those who are via Twitter.
We pulled together a little list of musicians, music critics, comedians and other accounts that are essential to give an inside look at music’s biggest night. Check them out below:
@AdamLevine: Maroon 5′s frontman and The Voice judge is performing with the freakin’ Beach Boys and Foster The People.
@BlobTower: Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon – a Twitterholic and up for two major awards.
@BrunoMars: He’d catch a grenade for you and he snagged a few nods.
@CoryMonteith: That Canadian dude from Glee tweets as much as sings.
@Deadmau5: Toronto’s DJ with a nod and a performance this weekend.
@Drake: Stay tuned for lonely thoughts at the after parties.
@JustinBieber: An up-and-coming tween sensation that has some potential.
@KanyeWest: He’s up for seven awards and he likes to talk. A lot.
@KatyPerry: She’s performing, up for a few awards – and she’s Katy Perry.
@LadyGaga: Mother Monster is performing, up for a few awards.
@LLCoolJ: Host for the evening; stay tuned for a snapshot or two from behind the scenes.
@TheLonelyIsland: Everyone’s favourite SNL-group headed by Andy Samberg.
@LupeFiasco: Nominated for Best Rap Performance.
@MileyCyrus: She will be in attendance.
@NickiMinaj: She’ll be performing, nods for her collab with Drake and Best New Artist.
@Questlove: The Roots’ drummer that is “your favourite twitterer’s music critic.”
@Rihanna: She likes to Tweet That Tweet – let’s see what she has to say about Chris Brown’s performance.
@Skrillex: 24-year-old producer is up for Best New Artist.
@TaylorSwift13: No doubt this nominee will be Instagraming all night long.
@WizardCud: Kid Cudi might not be as philosophical since quitting weed, but remains vocal.
@ZooeyDeschenel: Fresh from her SNL-hosting gig Saturday, she’ll be all adorkable at the award show.
THE MUSIC CRITICS:
@AlanCross: Canadian music-history icon will keep us confirmed.
@GerrickKennedy: Music writer for the Los Angeles Times likes to tweeter.
@JianGhomeshi: Canadian radio personality loves his music.
@RobSheff: Rolling Stone’s resident music critic – knows a thing or two about the industry.
@RyanSeacrest: This guy is so addicted to hosting things that he’ll likely tweet as if he is hosting the damn show.
@JimmyFallon: The Late Night host that’s a fan of everything – especially music.
@NealBrennan: New York comedian that is worth following year-round.
@RobDelaney: He tweets like breathing – why aren’t you following him already?
@TheGrammys: Pretty self-explanatory
@Fave: One of the official Grammy bloggers.
@KickKickSnare: An official blogger for the Grammys – been snapping a lot of candid pics of the parties thus far.
@RedCarpet: E! Channel’s official red carpet twitter account with photos and commentary for every major red carpet event.
The outrageous pop singer joined forces with acclaimed country band Sugarland last night.
Gaga had the opportunity to open and close the Grammy Awards nominations concert, held at the Nokia Theatre in L.A.
The singer sat by the piano, in her typically dark clothes and makeup as the more laid band country duo, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, played guitar. The three artists on stage sang Gaga’s “You and I”, which already has a bit of country twang to it.
Half way through the song, Gaga yelled “everybody put your drinks up!” to liven up the crowd. Lead singer of Sugarland, Jennifer Nettles looked really happy to be collaborating with an artist so opposite of her. As much as pop suits this mother monster, Lady Gaga could totally have a seperare career in country music if she really wanted to. Trust.
Check out their performance below.
The nominees were announced last night at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. It was a great way to wrap up a stellar year in music. The nominations were followed by a spectacular concert featuring Lady Gaga and Usher.
The awards don’t get handed out until February 12 but if you want to start picking your winners now, here’s a look at the popular nods (those with an * are the one’s I except to see up at the podium):
Record of the Year:
“Rolling in the Deep” – Adele *
“Holocene” – Bon Iver
“Grenade” – Bruno Mars
“The Cave” – Mumford & Sons
“Firework” – Katy Perry
Album of the Year:
“21″ – Adele *
“Wasting Light” – Foo Fighters
“Born This Way” – Lady Gaga
“Doo-Wops & Hooligans” – Bruno Mars
Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver *
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Body and Soul” - Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
“Dearest” - The Black Keys
“Paradise” – Coldplay
“Pumped Up Kicks” – Foster the People *
“Moves Like Jagger” – Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera
Best Dance Recording
“Raise Your Weapon” - deadmau5 and Greta Svabo Bech
“Barbra Streisand” – Duck Sauce
“Sunshine” – David Guetta and Avicii
“Call Your Girlfriend” – Robyn *
“Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” – Skrillex
“Save The World” - Swedish House Mafia
Best Rock Album
“Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul” – Jeff Beck
“Wasting Light” – Foo Fighters
“Come Around Sundown” – Kings of Leon
“The Whole Love” – Wilco *
“I’m With You” – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Best Rap Album
“Watch the Throne” – Kanye West and Jay-Z *
“Tha Carter IV” - Lil Wayne
“Lasers” – Lupe Fiasco
“Pink Friday” – Nicki Minaj
“My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” – Kanye West
Kanye West leads with seven nominations and Adele comes in second place with six. I wouldn’t be surprised if she wins them all! For a look at all the nominees, go to the official Grammy website.
Despite her not-so-noteworthy performance at the Academy Awards, E! Online reports that many record labels have been trying to court this blonde into signing a record deal of her own, following in hubby Chris Martin’s musical footsteps. I don’t know about you guys, but I’d love for her to put out an album!
The most recent rumour of them all is that Gwyneth Paltrow has signed a $900,000 record deal with Atlantic Records to create an album that the New York Post classified as “country pop”. I hate to burst your bubbles – well, I mostly hate to burst mine – but E! Online has said that this statement is false, and that Paltrow has not yet closed any deals with a record company.
Thanks a lot, New York Post, for getting my hopes up!
But apparently there is still hope – E! Online goes on to say that it is not a matter of “if” Paltrow will actually sign with a record company, but “when.”
Paltrow has previously showed off her singing chops in the the fail-of-a-movie, “Country Strong,” and has appeared on two episodes of “Glee,” in outstanding performances as substitute teacher Holly Holliday, along with live performances at the Grammy Awards, where she joining Cee Lo Green on-stage for a slightly Sesame Street-rendition of “Forget You”, and the Oscars, where she performed the nominated song “Coming Home” from “Country Strong.” (To set the record straight, the soundtracks weren’t a fail, just the movie.)
So get to work on that recording contract Gwyneth, because there are a lot of eager Team Paltrows waiting for it! And if your “Glee” co-star Matthew Morrison can do it, so can you!
As reported by Gossipcop.com, after Sunday’s Grammy Awards Letterman joked about “Lohan stealing a Grammy award,” which poked fun at Lohan regarding her pending trial for stealing jewelry. Afterwards he received a call from an unknown man who claimed to be Lohan’s friend saying, “Lindsay thought that joke was hilarious… She wants to be on your show.” Letterman was thrilled and called CBS’ publicity department to issue a press release.
When Lohan received the news she said that this information was false. Letterman apologized to Lohan and her family for the confusion.
Poor Lindsay, more bad press…
Last year the show featured a familiar scantily clad Lady Gaga and this year we will see Miss Katy Perry, also scantily clad. Surprised?. Perhaps the singer will tone down her sex appeal because of the controversy that her world famous cleavage caused on a Sesame Street segment (that never aired) and because she is a married woman now. Although it is doubtful that her husband, comedian Russell Brand, would stick his nose up at one of those cotton candy costumes (that are probably edible).
Due to the success of her album, “Teenage Dream,” and that damn catchy title track that I can’t seem to get out of my head, it seems that Perry is the perfect choice to perform at the Grammy’s. The singer has also been nominated in four categories.
It should be a good night for Perry and all of her fans, including the Sesame Street producers, we know you wanted her to wear that costume.
The Grammy’s will air on February 13.
Miss the show? Check out the list of winners below, courtesy of the Grammy website.
Record of the Year – Use Somebody, Kings of Leon
Album of the Year – Fearless, Taylor Swift
Song of the Year – Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it), Beyonce
Best New Artist – Zac Brown Band
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance – Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it), Beyonce
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance – Make it Mine, Jason Mraz
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals – I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas
Ever since her skyrocket to pop royalty, Lady Gaga has been living a whirlwind life – and it seems to finally have caught up with her. According to rollingstone.com, Gaga was supposed to play a concert in Indiana last Thursday, but cancelled at the last minute when she collapsed backstage.
After opening acts Semi Precious Weapons and Jason DeRulo performed at Purdue University’s Elliott Hall of Music, the crowd was told that “Lady Gag will not be able to take the stage this evening due to sudden illness.”
“Due to exhaustion and dehydration, Lady Gaga collapsed and passed out before her show tonight in West Lafayette, Indiana,” the pop singer’s publicist told Rolling Stone. “Her physician has advised her to take a few days off to rest.” It was not specified exactly how long Gaga will be off the stage, but the Indiana show has been rescheduled for Jan. 26.
Gaga’s shows on the 16 in New Jersey and the 17 in Wallingford, Connecticut have been cancelled. Her Uncasville, Connecticut show on the 18 was postponed. However, her four-night gig at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, starting on Jan. 20 (tomorrow), are still said to be going ahead as planned.
Beyonce is taking a little break reports USA Today. After an amazing 2009 in which she performed at President Obama’s inauguration, collaborated with Alicia Keys, an amazing tour and other notable events, Beyonce has said she needs some R&R.
After she performs at the Grammy Awards on January 31, she plans to do a whole lot of nothing. “I’ve always worked hard, but I feel like I worked harder this past year than I have since I was just starting out. I just had all these great opportunities. … It’s definitely time to take a break, to recharge my batteries,” the singer told USA Today. “I’d like to take about six months and not go into the studio. I need to just live life, to be inspired by things again.”
Since Lady Gaga has swept the musical world with her kooky costumes and buggy eyes, it’s no shock that she has been announced to perform at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. Among Gaga, other artists who the Grammys announced will be performing at the Staples Center in Los Angeles include Green Day, Dave Matthews Band, Pink and the Zac Brown Band, reports rollingstone.com.
The new announcement of artists adds to an already stacked line-up including the likes of Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Maxwell, the Black Eyed Peas, and Lady Antebellum.
With the addition of the new performers, the Grammy’s have promised that all five artists nominated for the Album of the Year award will perform at the show. Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and the Black Eyed Peas all received nominations in this category. The Dave Matthews Band appearance has been speculated ever since the band was chosen for the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Neil Young over the Grammy weekend.
It’s been 13 years since All-4-One’s peak popularity in the 1990′s- winning at the 1995 Grammy Awards and having their hit single I Swear certified by the ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) as one of the greatest love songs of the 20th century.
But now on the verge of resurfacing to the music industry and releasing their most successfully expected album to-date No Regrets on September 15, the four-man R&B band is ready to bring back a piece of work that caters to all.
“This record is a lot more exciting,” singer Jamie Jones tells andPOP. “We had a ton more leeway in the production and the writing, and just having the opportunity to make the record we wanted to make.”
“When we we’re making it, we agreed that regardless of the reception, we’re proud of it, and we’re happy with this body of work.”