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  • Who Is Esperanza Spalding, Grammy Best New Artist Winner?

    Posted Feb 13th 2011 at 10:45 PM by Zach Dionne

    Who is Esperanza Spalding? The 26-year-old jazz bassist who snatched the Best New Artist Grammy out of the hands of Justin Bieber, that's who. Although cameras quickly cut away, Bieber's disappointment at the announcement seemed clear. The AP reports Spalding had just one Grammy nomination entering the show's 53rd annual ceremony Sunday night. Drake, Mumford & Sons and Florence and the M...

  • Lady Gaga Thanks Whitney Houston For Inspiring 'Born This Way' at Grammys

    Posted Feb 13th 2011 at 10:15 PM by John Mitchell

    During her acceptance speech for Best Pop Vocal Album, an emotional Lady Gaga thanked Whitney Houston, saying she imagined the legend singing her latest smash, 'Born This Way,' which gave her the confidence to write the track. "I wanted to thank Whitney because when I wrote 'Born this Way,' I imagined she was singing it -- because I wasn't secure enough in myself to imagine I was a superstar," ...

  • Aretha Franklin Grammys Appearance: Thin and Thankful

    Posted Feb 13th 2011 at 09:08 PM by Zach Dionne

    After a powerful Aretha Franklin tribute opened the 53rd Grammy Awards on Sunday night, the Queen of Soul herself appeared in a taped video segment, thanking the divas who paid tribute to her and the fans supporting her through recent health troubles. It was Franklin's first televised appearance since surgery for an undisclosed malady, rumored in December as pancreatic cancer. "I wish that I co...

  • Lady Gaga Storms Grammys in Giant Egg, Performs 'Born This Way'

    Posted Feb 13th 2011 at 08:58 PM by Zach Dionne

    Lady Gaga arrived at the 2011 Grammys inside an egg. Hyping her upcoming first performance of 'Born This Way,' the singer was carried down the red carpet by a handful of her Little Monsters entourage. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the egg contained an oxygen tank. "Lady Gaga is in creative embryonic stage and won't be born until this evening," one of her carriers told Ryan Seacrest. U...

  • Christina Aguilera Redeems Herself With Rousing Aretha Franklin Grammy Tribute, Then Slips Onstage

    Posted Feb 13th 2011 at 08:45 PM by John Mitchell

    The 53rd Grammy Awards kicked off with a rousing tribute to soul legend Aretha Franklin with Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, Florence Welch and Yolanda Adams tackling Franklin's classics. The ladies kicked things off with a group performance of '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman' before launching into solos of 'Ain't No Way,' 'Until You Come Back to Me,' 'Think,' 'Re...

  • Rihanna's Grammys Dress Kills on the Red Carpet

    Posted Feb 13th 2011 at 08:32 PM by Zach Dionne

    After Lady Gaga's egg, Rihanna's dress was one of the most talked-about items of the Grammy Awards red carpet. Wearing a barely there white number by Jean Paul Gaultier, Rihanna looked a little like a layer cake, a little like a Christmas decoration and a lot like a total stunner. Ryan Seacrest was visibly smitten, asking producers to follow Rihanna's entire red carpet walk before throwing to G...

  • 2011 Grammys Red Carpet Photos

    Posted Feb 13th 2011 at 06:05 PM by Zach Dionne

    The Grammys red carpet photos are just as crucial as the awards, for some of us. When you've got recording artist stars like Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and male sartorial singing legends like Usher and Justin Timberlake (please, please be there, JT, even if you're all actorly now!) walking the carpet, things can get seriously awesome. As we wait for the 53rd Annual Gram...

  • Lil Wayne Plays Surprise Performance at Cash Money Records' Grammy Party

    Posted Feb 13th 2011 at 05:30 PM by Amber James

    There was no detail missing at the Cash Money Records exclusive Grammy Awards Party in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. Drake, Nicki Minaj and Vivica Fox were among the celebrities ushered into The Lot, which was transformed into a bank vault complete with a gold carpet and dance floor, dollar sign floral arrangements and custom Cash Money money bag pillows. Drake got into the mood, flashing a ...

  • Adam Lambert on His New Album, and Hopes for Movie Stardom Opposite Natalie Portman

    Posted Feb 12th 2011 at 02:28 PM by Amber James

    'American Idol' standout Adam Lambert has been lying pretty low recently, but now, he's excited about recording his sophomore release, a follow-up to 2009's 'For Your Entertainment.' As he preps new tracks, the glam pop-rocker is ready to put his original stamp on the new album. "I can't reveal much, but I'm crossing my fingers for a fall release date," Lambert revealed to PopEater backstage at...

  • Justin Bieber Prepares for Grammys, Plays Big Brother to Jaden Smith

    Posted Feb 12th 2011 at 11:31 AM by Amber James

    Justin Bieber, 16, has officially taken Will Smith's 12-year-old son Jaden under his wing. The two young stars, busy preparing for a Grammys performance together with Usher, have been bonding all weekend as Justin shows Jaden the ropes. "Justin is still young, but he's dealt with both the joys and pitfalls of fame," a source backstage at the Grammys tells PopEater. "He is playing big brother, a...

  • Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson Rehearse Grammy Tribute for Aretha Franklin

    Posted Feb 12th 2011 at 09:03 AM by Christine Fenno

    Before Sunday night's Grammy Awards, five of this generation's most revered singers gathered at Los Angeles' Staples Center to fine-tune their highly anticipated salute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Of course, after the Super Bowl national anthem debacle, all eyes and ears will be on Christina Aguilera at the Grammys, where she'll reportedly sing Franklin's "Ain't No Way." Aguilera, pi...

  • Can a 'Terrified' Christina Pull It Together for a Grammy Comeback?

    Posted Feb 9th 2011 at 04:55 PM by Rob Shuter

    Christina Aguilera will try to shake off her disastrous Super Bowl performance with a tribute to Aretha Franklin at Sunday night's Grammy Awards. Sources close to the singer tell me she's still shaken up by her "Star-Mangled Banner" moment and prays this performance will offer her a chance at redemption with fans. "This is a huge night for Christina so she's leaving nothing to chance," an ins...

  • Eminem and Lady Gaga Among 2011 Grammy Performers Announced

    Posted Jan 14th 2011 at 01:10 AM by AOL Music Editors

    The Grammys announced its 2011 performers this morning via tweet, and the list isn't short on big names. Eminem, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Arcade Fire, Cee Lo Green and Miranda Lambert are the first performers announced for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards show. All six are nominated for gongs this year. Arcade Fire and Lambert will perform for the first time, while Eminem, Green, Lady Gaga and Perry...

  • Lady Gaga Projected to Make $100 Million in 2011

    Posted Jan 13th 2011 at 07:45 AM by Kelly Fisher

    Lady Gaga, known as much for her flamboyant outfits and personality as her infectious pop hits, is on track to make $100 million this year, according to Forbes. That's a lot of zeros. The 'Bad Romance' singer is set to make almost $40 million more than she did in 2010. Last year, she was the seventh-highest paid musician in the world, making just $1 million less than hip-hop powerhouse Jay-Z. ...

  • Shock! Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance' Snubbed by Grammys in Top Categories

    Posted Dec 2nd 2010 at 11:58 AM by John Mitchell

    When it comes to showbiz's biggest awards -- Oscars, Grammys, Emmys -- someone is bound to get left in the dust. Each category only gets five nominees, after all, so snubs are expected. But this year's Grammy nominations came complete with a glaring and epic fail: The recording academy forgot to nominate Lady Gaga's awesome 'Bad Romance' for either Song of the Year or Record of the Year. And, w...


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