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Grammys Add New Categories, Including Songwriter of the Year

The Grammys are adding a special song for social change award and five new categories including songwriter of the year, giving the Recording Academy an avenue to honor music’s best composer. The academy announced Thursday that the new non-classical songwriter category will recognize one individual who was the “most prolific” non-performing and non-producing songwriter for […]

Louis C.K.’s Grammy Win Stirs Questions and Controversy

Louis C.K.’s Grammy win for best comedy album on Sunday was his first major award since a 2017 scandal in which he admitted to several incidents of sexual misconduct. The award was presented during the Grammy Premiere Ceremony prior to the main telecast. The comedian wasn’t present at the MGM Grand Conference Marquee Ballroom in […]

Jessie J Headlines Steven Tyler’s Grammys Party, Event Raises $4.6M for Janie’s Fund

Steven Tyler’s Grammy Awards viewing party returned on Sunday after the annual event took a hiatus in 2021 due to the pandemic. Set for dinner and a show at the Hollywood Palladium, the event historically benefits Tyler’s charity organization Janie’s Fund, a philanthropic initiative to raise awareness for young girls who have survived abuse and […]

Jon Batiste Secretly Married Suleika Jaouad Before Her Bone Marrow Transplant

Grammy winner Jon Batiste and longtime partner Suleika Jaouad have revealed they secretly got married. In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Batiste and Jaouad shared the news that they married in a secret February ceremony, which took place the day before Jaouad’s bone marrow transplant as she battles leukemia a second time. “We had […]

Grammys: Lady Gaga, Olivia Rodrigo and Lil Nas X Among Best-Dressed Stars

Viewers could be forgiven for wondering why the 64th Grammy Awards looked downright stately Sunday evening. Tuxedos and grand ballgowns ruled the red carpet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, from host Trevor Noah in double-breasted Gucci to Chrissy Teigen’s voluminous pink strapless gown by Taiwan-based couture house Nicole + Felicia. Lady Gaga, […]

Grammys: Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish Shut Out as Jon Batiste Surprises With Album of the Year Win

Two years ago, Billie Eilish made history at the Grammys by becoming the youngest artist to sweep the four general field categories — album, record and song of the year and best new artist. And this year, a number of experts predicted that Olivia Rodrigo could follow in Eilish’s footsteps, or at least capture a […]

Grammys: What You Didn’t See on TV

Grammy night is a wrap! After a scaled-back, COVID-safe private ceremony last year and an omicron-inspired rescheduling from the show’s original date this year, the industry showed up in full force for the 64th annual Grammy Awards. Hosted for the first time in Las Vegas, Billboard was positioned on the red carpet, backstage in the media […]

Kanye West Misses 2022 Grammys, Still Takes Home Two Awards for ‘Donda’

Kanye “Ye” West was absent from the 2022 Grammys held Sunday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas but still walked away with two awards. Early in the night, West won in the best melodic rap performance category alongside The Weeknd and Lil Baby for “Hurricane.” The category honors a solo or […]

Grammys: Jon Batiste Wins Album of the Year, Calls Music a “Spiritual Practice”

Jon Batiste took home the Grammy for album of the year for We Are during Sunday night’s 2022 Grammys. The singer won over fellow nominees’ albums Love for Sale (Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga), Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) (Justin Bieber), Planet Her (Deluxe) (Doja Cat), Happier Than Ever (Billie Eilish), Back of My Mind (H.E.R.), Montero (Lil Nas X), Sour (Olivia Rodrigo), Evermore (Taylor Swift) and Donda (Kanye West). […]

Grammys: Silk Sonic Boasts About “Clean Sweep” After Winning Record of the Year

Silk Sonic’s big night continued as the duo was honored with record of the year at the 2022 Grammys on Sunday. The group notched their fourth win of the 64th Grammy Awards for hit “Leave the Door Open,” as Keith Urban presented the prize to members Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak. “We are really trying […]

Grammys: Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Honored With Special Tribute, Billie Eilish’s T-Shirt

The 2022 Grammys paid special tribute on Sunday to Taylor Hawkins, the longtime Foo Fighters drummer who passed away last month at the age of 50. Foo Fighters — who won three Grammys on Sunday, bumping up their career tally to 15 — had been scheduled to perform at the ceremony until announcing last week […]

Grammys: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt, Rachel Zegler Perform Stephen Sondheim Medley

Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt and Rachel Zegler celebrated the work of Stephen Sondheim during a 2022 Grammys In Memoriam tribute, which featured some of the late musical theater composer and lyricist’s most popular songs.  The four artists performed a medley of Sondheim hits on Sunday night, their performances presenting different motifs, as […]