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Grammy Awards 2013

By on February 11, 2013

Record of the Year: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye feat. Kimbra

Album of the Year: Babel, Mumford & Sons

Song of the Year: “We Are Young,” (Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost and Nate Reuss, songwriters (Fun. feat. Janelle Monae)

Best New Artist: Fun.

Best Pop Solo Performance: “Set Fire to the Rain” (Live), Adele

Grammy Awards Red Carpet 2013

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye feat. Kimbra

Best Pop Vocal Album: Stronger, Kelly Clarkson

Best Dance/Electronica Album: Bangarang, Skrillex

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Kisses on the Bottom, Paul McCartney

Best Rock Performance: “Lonely Boy,” Black Keys

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance: “Love Bites (So Do I),” Halestorm

Best Rock Song: “Lonely Boy,” Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton and Patrick Carney (Black Keys)

Best Rock Album: El Camino, Black Keys

Best Alternative Music Album: Making Mirrors, Gotye

Best R&B Performance: “Climax,” Usher

Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Love on Top,” Beyoncé

Best R&B Song: “Adorn,” Miguel

Best Urban Contemporary Album: Channel Orange, Frank Ocean

Best R&B Album: Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment

Best Rap Performance: “N****s in Paris,” Jay-Z and Kanye West

Best Rap Song: “N****s in Paris,” Jay-Z and Kanye West

Best Rap Album: Take Care, Drake

Best Country Solo Performance: “Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood

Best Country Album: Uncaged, Zac Brown Band

Best Blues Album: Locked Down, Dr. John

Best Reggae Album: Rebirth, Jimmy Cliff

Best Comedy Album: Blow Your Pants Off, Jimmy Fallon

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Best Historical Album: The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Boxed Set), Beach Boys

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Dan Auerbach


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Opening Performances

Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce and Co at the Super Bowl 2013

By on February 4, 2013
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Last nights’ performances at the Super Bowl were not just amazing, it’s rather extraordinary having three divas in one night for us to experience.

Alicia Keys performs the Star Spangled Banner during the 2013 Super Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday (February 3) in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her rendition was powerful and moving, not to mention accompanied by her own tipping of the piano. We’ve seen critiques make a big deal out of National Anthem sang differently from how it is but Keys was able to deliver. Still didn’t go unscathed, this humble blogger thinks she did very well.

“I’m really excited about it, I can’t even lie,” Keys was quoted saying before Sunday’s performance. “I have to rehearse it totally, as if it’s a brand-new song, because it is actually a brand new song in the style that I’ll deliver it. I’m actually rehearsing it like a maniac.”

Jennifer Hudson also performed and it was an emotional rendition of “America the Beautiful” with the Sandy Hook Elementary School Chorus in memoriam to their schoolmates who lost their lives in the tragedy.

“Such a privilege to be performing w the Sandy Hook elementary chorus at the #SuperBowl today. We go on just before kick off!” Jennifer tweeted before the game.

And of course half-time would never be as memorable as the groundbreaking LED effects morphed multitudes of electronic Beyoncés into the real her – a totally complex feat!

Beyonce was on solo through a medley of her hits; “Love on Top,” “Crazy in Love,” “End of Time,” and “Baby Boy.” She was then joined by Destiny’s Child bandmates Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland. They started with “Bootylicious” and worked through “Independent Woman” before collaborating on “Single Ladies”.

Following the controversy of her lip sync on a previous performance, Beyonce clarified “I will absolutely be singing live, I am well-rehearsed. This is what I was born to do.” And she did.

All in all, it was a night to be recorded as one of the best in Super bowl performances, I say.

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