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Cheyenne had me tape the Grammy Awards so we could watch it together when she got home from visiting her dad's house. Wow. Three and a half hours. Watching the entirety of that show was a feat for me ... Posted on 2/12/13 at 11:40 PM
Some 28.1 million Americans watched the Grammy Awards show on television, a predictable 30 percent drop from last year’s emotion-filled ceremony following the death of singer Whitney Houston, according to ratings data on Monday.
Mumford & Sons wrapped up a completely unpredictable Grammy Awards with perhaps the most surprising win of the night, taking home album of the year for "Babel." It was an event that even shocked the London folk-rockers.
The Grammys tried to do their best to not let Sunday's 3 1/2-hour program turn into a wake for Whitney Houston, the late Amy Winehouse and Etta James, another R&B goddess who died last month at age 73.
VIDEOS: Watch tribute to Glen Campbell, Paul McCartney's rocking Grammy close, both at bottom of article Sunday's Grammy Awards telecast made sweet music in the ratings, delivering for CBS its largest audience since 1984 and beating last year's viewership by 50 percent.
The splintered music world truly coalesces only one night of 365 for the Grammy Awards, and this year was united in the triumph of recovered British soul singer Adele's trophy haul and the tragedy of Whitney Houston's death.
VIDEO: Watch clip from Adele on '60 Minutes' at bottom of article In an interview featured in the March issue of Vogue magazine, the 23-year-old says people think she's "miserable" because of her songs like "Someone like you" and "Rolling in the Deep."
VIDEOS: Watch at bottom of article Adele, who captured the world's heart with an album about a broken romance, emerged as the top winner at Sunday's Grammy Awards, winning six trophies including the prestigious trifecta of record, song and album of the year.
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of page Whitney Houston's death came on the night before music's biggest showcase, the Grammys. She will be remembered tonight in a tribute by Jennifer Hudson, organizers said. Houston had been at rehearsals for the show Thursday, coaching singers Brandy and Monica, according to a person who was at the event but was not authorized to speak publicly about it.
No artist owned 2011 quite like Adele, and she’s poised to sweep the major awards at the Grammys this weekend (Sunday night on CBS). If she does, she would become the first performer since the Dixie Chicks in 2007 to win awards for album, song and record of the year.
The comedy category at the Grammys is a funny thing...
In the unwired, pre-cable era, comedy recordings on vinyl were a core way for comics to reach mainstream audiences. “The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart” not only won a Grammy in 1961, it beat every musical release for album of the year. Two years later, Vaughn Meader’s “The First Family,” did the same.
It was Adele's year, and when the Grammy Awards are revealed next February, it very well may be her night. But on Wednesday night, the British songstress shared in the Grammy nominations glory. While she was nominated for six trophies, including album of the year for "21" and record and song of the year for her bitter groove "Rolling in the Deep," Bruno Mars and the Foo Fighters also received six each, and it was Kanye West who was the night's top leader, with seven nominations.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the Rolling Stones’ “Exile on Main St.,” Bill Cosby’s “I Started Out as a Child” comedy album and musicologist Harry Smith’s widely influential “Anthology of American Folk Music” collection are among 25 new recordings selected for the 2012 Grammy Hall of Fame, the Recording Academy has announced.
A coalition of musicians that has protested the Recording Academy's decision to drop 31 categories from the Grammy Awards is stepping up the pressure, calling for a boycott of the Grammys' telecast partner, CBS, and hiring a lawyer to explore legal action.
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