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Lorde to perform at Grammy nominations concert

Lorde’s “Royals” could be crowned with Grammy gold. The breakthrough singer will perform at the Grammy Awards nominations special on Friday in Los Angeles.

“This will be the greatest number of people to see her in one place at one time,” show producer Ken Ehrlich said in an interview Tuesday.

The 17-year-old New Zealand native released her debut, Pure Heroine, on Sept. 30 — the final day to be considered for Grammy nominations. “Royals” has held the top spot on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart for nine weeks.

Lorde joins Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night, to be held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

Robin Thicke will be joined by T.I. and members of Earth, Wind & Fire for “Blurred Lines,” the year’s longest-running No. 1 hit. Keith Urban will take the stage with R&B singer Miguel to sing Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine.”

“This is really Keith Urban’s idea,” Ehrlich said, who added that the country star was impressed with Miguel’s performance at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Rapper-actor LL Cool J will host the one-hour special, which will air on CBS starting at 10 p.m. ET.

The show will also feature pre-taped performances by Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.

Adele denies run-in with Chris Brown at the Grammys

Adele, it turns out, is not beefing with Chris Brown. Womp womp!

After last Sunday’s Grammys, a photo emerged showing the British singer and Breezy having what seemed to be an unpleasant exchange. Many assumed that Adele was chewing Brown out, scolding him either for snubbing Frank Ocean or for the Rihanna situation, or perhaps just for his general Breezy-ness.

But it turns out it was a case of collective wishful thinking on the internet’s part: as Adele tweeted out early today, they were playing nice.

“Chris Brown and I were complimenting each other in that photo actually!” the singer wrote. Indeed, this would make sense — after all, there’s a second photo from later that night (shown above) depicting the pair smiling arm-in-arm.

So, it was much Adele about nothing. Are you kind of disappointed? It’s okay to say so, as long as you do it in the comments below.

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Frank Ocean at the Grammys: What happened?

Last year’s Grammys really spoiled us. Though the death of Whitney Houston cast a certain somber pall over the entirety of the evening, there was a clear narrative that emerged from the show’s proceedings: Adele has arrived as a superstar who will be around for a long time and whose work is as close to bulletproof—both critically and commercially—as it can get. It was an easy story to digest, and all Adele had to do was show up and act gracious (the fact that she was singing in America for the first time since throat surgery helped the narrative, too).

Last night’s show offered no such clarity. The winners were scattershot (the Black Keys took home the most awards of the night, though they didn’t win any of the Big Three—Record, Song, or Album of the Year), and just about everybody walked out of the Staples Center roughly as big as they were when they walked in. There were no clear moments of ascendence, though Justin Timberlake, the Lumineers, and fun. are all getting iTunes sales bumps today.

In fact, this year’s Grammy Awards were perhaps most notable for something that didn’t happen: The elevation of Frank Ocean from modestly successful critical darling to full-blown superstar.

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Adele on her next album: 'I don't even know what's cool and what's not'

Adele, it turns out, has been up to more than “getting knocked up” since racking up a trunk full of trophies for 21 last year.

When we caught up with the busy pop queen/working mom at last night’s Grammys (where she picked up an award for Best Pop Solo Performance), she offered up a status update on how her life — and her next album — are coming along. As always, Adele was ever frank.

“I’ve been up since 6 a.m. — I’m quite tired,” the “Skyfall” singer said. She did add, however, that she’s been learning how to balance work and parenthood ever since giving birth to her first child last October. “It’s nice, I haven’t been as stressed out. You have to prioritize what you stress about when you have a child.”

As for how the follow-up to the record-shattering 21 is coming along, Adele is less sure. “I’m not very far along at all,” she said of her highly anticipated third album. “I’m having lots of meetings. That’s what I’ve been doing in LA.., and I will be till the Oscars.”

“I’ve been out of the loop,” she added, referring to the current music landscape. “I’ve been singing my baby nursery rhymes, and I sort of don’t even know what’s cool and what’s not.

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LA fugitive manhunt brings heavier Grammy policing

There is a heavier-than-usual police presence at the Grammy Awards because of a dangerous former Los Angeles police officer believed to have killed three people in a region-wide rampage this week.

Police Cmdr. Andy Smith says the always heavily guarded Grammys will see even more officers at Staples Center Sunday as the hunt for 33-year-old fugitive Christopher Dorner continues.

The search is focused in mountains 80 miles away, but police say Dorner could be anywhere, and most of the targets he threatened in an online manifesto have ties to the LAPD, which typically has a visible presence at the Grammys.

Scores of officers are outside Staples, others are stationed on a hotel roof across the street and Grammy participants’ credentials are being checked constantly.

Dorner’s manifesto mentions many celebrities, but makes no threats to entertainers.

Grammys 2013: See the complete winners list here

The Grammys! Yes, they’ve all been handed out already. Who got their paws on some golden gramophones? Read on to see the full list of victors from the 55th Annual Grammy Awards:

Album of the Year
Mumford and Sons, Babel

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

Best New Artist
Fun. READ FULL STORY

LL Cool J celebrates Grammy hosting gig at dinner

LL Cool J and wife Simone Smith. Image credit: David Livingston/Getty Images

LL Cool J spent the night before the Grammy Awards sipping Hennessy with some of his famous friends.

The 45-year-old rapper-actor and returning Grammy host was the guest of honor Saturday at a private dinner sponsored by the liquor brand. Celebrities such as Mark Cuban, Michael Bolton, Neil Patrick Harris, Mark Burnett, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Gene Simmons were among those who raised a glass when LL Cool J proposed a toast to “success in every form.”

Clive Davis gala remembers Whitney Houston

Jennifer Hudson and Clive Davis. Image Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage

A year after Whitney Houston’s death, music executive Clive Davis remembered her in words — and video.

Houston died last year just hours before the annual Clive Davis Gala was to start. On Saturday, Davis said his world continues “to be so shattered by her passing” and that Houston’s death still feels “unreal.”

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Chris Brown crashes car, says paparazzi to blame

Photo: Chris Brown; Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

It’s been another bad week for Chris Brown.

On Saturday, Feb. 9, the singer, who’s expected at the Grammys tonight, was driving his Porsche to a charity event in Los Angeles when he said the paparazzi cut him off. “The occupants jumped out, with cameras, and aggressively approached his vehicle,” Brown’s representative said in a statement. “In an effort to remove himself from the situation, he began to back down an alley, at which point he was cut off by two additional vehicles. Chris’ vehicle was totaled due to this aggressive pursuit by the paparazzi. He is okay.”

A spokesperson for the Beverly Hills Police Department also released a statement about the accident, confirming that Brown was involved in “a solo, non-injury traffic collision” in which he “collided with a wall.” “Brown stated that he was being chased by paparazzi causing him to lose control of his vehicle,” the statement said. “Brown’s Black Porsche was towed from the scene at his request.”

It was on this same day, four years ago, that Brown attacked then-girlfriend Rihanna, who has now rekindled her relationship with him. He later pled guilty to felony assault and was sentenced to five years probation and six months of community service. He was back in court last week after prosecutors raised questions about his community service and ongoing anger management issues.

Rihanna will join Brown at the Grammys; she’s listed as one of the performers. Also on the bill is Frank Ocean, who was involved in an alleged altercation with Brown in January.

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Grammy nominee Frank Ocean performs at Levi event

Frank Ocean is nominated for six awards and will perform at Sunday’s Grammys, and he warmed up at an event for a few hundred people Friday night.

The R&B singer-songwriter performed a 30-minute set at the Ace Museum in Los Angeles. He was calm onstage, singing songs like “Pyramid,” ”Crack Rock,” ”Sierra Leone,” and “Thinkin Bout You,” which is nominated for record of the year at the Grammys. READ FULL STORY

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