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Gioachinno Rossini on Google Doodle

Posted by on Feb 29, 2012 in Google Doodle | 0 comments

 

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 Two thousand and twelve as a leap year is celebrated by Google with a frog doodle as they also give honor to Italian composer Gioachinno Rossini.

 

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Adele bags 6 gramophones

Posted by on Feb 13, 2012 in Grammy Awards | 0 comments

Adele accomplished a lot for this year’s Grammys: The 23-year-old managed to bag six awards, winning all categories she was nominated in. Therein including three main prizes, to list:

Album of the Year – Adele, 21
Record of the Year – Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Song of the Year – Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Best Pop Solo Performance – Adele, “Someone Like You”
Best Pop Vocal Album – Adele, 21
Best Pop Vocal Album – Adele, 21

Following the death of diva Whitney Houston – the grammys had to make serious program adjustments to give her tribute. Houston herself is a Grammy favorite. 

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best New Artist – Bon Iver
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse, “Body and Soul”
Best Pop Instrumental Album – Booker T. Jones, The Road From Memphis
Best Dance Recording – Skrillex, “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites”
Best Dance/Electronica Album – Skrillex, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album – Tony Bennett & Various Artists, Duets II
Best Rock Performance – Foo Fighters, “Walk”
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance – Foo Fighters, “White Limo”
Best Rock Song – Foo Fighters, “Walk”
Best Rock Album – Foo Fighters, Wasting Light
Best Alternative Music Album – Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Best R&B Performance – Corinne Bailey Rae, “In This Love”
Best Traditional R&B Performance – Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona, “Fool For You”
Best R&B Song – “Fool For You” (Performed by Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona)
Best R&B Album – Chris Brown, F.A.M.E.
Best Rap Performance – Kanye West & Jay-Z, “Otis”
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie, “All Of The Lights”
Best Rap Song – “All Of The Lights” (Performed by Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
Best Rap Album – Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Best Country Solo Performance – Taylor Swift, “Mean”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance – The Civil Wars, “Barton Hollow”
Best Country Song – Taylor Swift, “Mean”
Best Country Album – Lady Antebellum, Own The Night
Best Spoken Word Album – Betty White, If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t)
Best Comedy Album – Louis C.K., Hilarious
Best Musical Theater Album – The Book of Mormon
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media – Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media – Alexandre Desplat, The King’s Speech
Best Song Written For Visual Media – Tangled, “I See The Light”
Best Historical Album – Paul McCartney, Band On The Run
Best Short Form Music Video – Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
Best Long Form Music Video – Foo Fighters, Foo Fighters: Back And Forth

Now to get goosebumps, watch this video of her performance that night. And that’s coming from a great singer who just underwent throat surgery…


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Whitney Houston dead at 48

Posted by on Feb 11, 2012 in Whitney Houston | 0 comments

Guiness World Records holder for being the most awarded female act of all time, Whitney Houston, died today (February 11, 2012) at the age of 48.

Her accolades include 2 Emmy Awards, 6 Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards as of 2010. Houston is also one of the world’s best-selling music artists, having sold over 170 million albums and singles worldwide.

Among her hits that will live on as her legacy were “One Moment in Time,” “How Will I Know,” “Saving All My Love for You” and “I Will Always Love You” (above video).

Drug abuse is purportedly the cause of her death. In recent years it will be recalled that  her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown.

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Whitney at her best

 

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