50th annual Grammy Awards


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Feb. 10

Winehouse, West win big

Music's biggest night got under way as Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank Sinatra of "Learnin' the Blues" to kick off the 50th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Full story

Backstage at the Grammys
News and notes from backstage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards ceremony. Full story

Performances meld classic, contemporary
The classic met the contemporary at the 50th Grammy Awards, with performances from talent that included some of the most beloved songs of the past decades. Full story

Review: 50th annual Grammy Awards show
Befitting this 50th anniversary occasion, nostalgia and reverence for the past were big factors, though the impact was rather mixed (a reunion of the Time?). The thinking behind the show seems to be that two or more is always better than one. Full story

West, Winehouse, Obama win early Grammys
The 50th anniversary Grammy Awards actually started in the middle of the day today, with 100 awards handed out in the pre-telecast portion of the event. Full story

Gordy Jr., Jam honored
In honor of their industry accomplishments, Motown Records founder/chairman Berry Gordy Jr. and award-winning songwriter/producer Jimmy Jam were saluted during a luncheon Feb. 8. Full story

Stars come out for Davis' pre-Grammy party
Whitney Houston's appearance at Clive Davis' celeb-soaked, pre-Grammy concert party last night in Los Angeles fueled speculation that the diva would be among the night's performers -- but her only time in the spotlight came when the music mogul introduced her in the audience. Full story

Feb. 9

Grammys confirm Winehouse satellite performance
As expected, Amy Winehouse will perform during Sunday's Grammy Awards via satellite from a London studio, organizers announced today. The artist, who has recently spent time in rehab, was denied a visa to travel to the Los Angeles ceremony by the American Embassy in London. Full story

Feb. 8

Grammy Awards preview: Can CBS' telecast hold its own?
When the Grammy Awards telecast bursts into full-throated song on Sunday night, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, it will mark the awards show's 50th year. But there will be another milestone to celebrate as well -- the Grammys' 35th year on CBS. Full story

Grammy Award Lifetime Achivement honorees
Dialogues with Burt Bacharach, The Band's Robbie Robertson, Itzhak Perlman and Earl Scruggs. Full story

Fogerty earns first-time Grammy performance
John Fogerty is finding out it's never too late to be a first-time performer on the Grammy Awards. The 62-year-old former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman will join rock pioneers Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard in a "Cornerstone of Rock" segment during Sunday's CBS telecast from Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. Full story

Feb. 7

Winehouse won't be at Grammy Awards
Amy Winehouse will not be on hand for the Grammy Awards on Feb. 10 in Los Angeles, after her visa application to enter the U.S. was rejected by the American Embassy in London. Full story

Fogerty earns first-time Grammy performance
John Fogerty is finding out it's never too late to be a first-time performer on the Grammy Awards. Full story

Feb. 6

Unique collabs crafted for Grammy performances
A number of unique collaboratons, including Fergie performing with John Legend and Josh Groban duetting with Andrea Bocelli, will be featured at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 10), the Recording Academy has announced. Full story

Jan. 31

Grammy Town Hall scheduled
The music industry's biggest event will take on a political tone as the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences plans its first Grammy Town Hall on the eve of the awards show. Full Story

Feist, Keys sign on for Grammys
Multiple nominees Feist, Alicia Keys and Brad Paisley have joined the performance lineup for the 50th Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 10 at Los Angeles' Staples Center.  Full Story

Jan. 29

CBS, Grammys strike online deal
CBS Interactive will be the official online partner for the Grammy Awards in a two-year deal, the company said Monday. Full story

WGA on board for Grammys telecast
The show must go on, and now it officially will. The WGA said Monday that it has agreed to an interim agreement with the producers of the Grammy Awards telecast. Full story

Jan. 25

Beyonce, Rihanna, Underwood performing at Grammys
Beyonce, Foo Fighters, Carrie Underwood, Mary J. Blige and Rihanna are among the performers confirmed for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 10 at Los Angeles' Staples Center. Full story

Jan. 23

No picketers at Grammys; no work agreement either
The WGA said Tuesday it won't picket the Grammy Awards next month, but the Recording Academy hasn't yet secured an interim work agreement for guild writers to participate in a telecast of the show. Full story

Jan. 18

Acts sing backup for Grammys
As the WGA considers a request for an interim agreement with the Recording Academy to proceed with the Grammy Awards, some nominated artists and their reps are voicing their support for the awards show. Full story

Dec. 7

West, Winehouse lead 50th Grammy noms   There were a number of eclectic nominees in the best alternative album field, which includes Lily Allen's "Alright, Still," the Arcade Fire's "Neon Bible," Bjork's "Volta," the Shins' "Wincing the Night Away" and the White Stripes' "Icky Thump." Full story