Macklemore published an apology on his website for the seemingly ethnic costume he wore to a performance on Friday. In the blog post, he says again that it wasn’t his intention to “mimic any culture, nor resemble one” with his outfit choice. The costume was a disguise so that he could sneak into the venue for a surprise show at the EMP Museum. READ FULL STORY
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As with every awards show ever, last night’s Grammys ceremony has inspired a glut of reactions online — not all of them good. So what’s the pitchfork-wielding mob upset about this morning? Here’s a sampling:
1. They misspelled Cory Monteith’s name
As we noted last night, the Grammy proofreaders dropped the ball on honoring the late Glee star (see above). Not a good look, guys.
2. They cut off the closing act
In a show woefully short on straight-up rock music (but thank you, Metallica!), many were looking forward to the epic confluence of Nine Inch Nails, Lindsey Buckingham, Queens of the Stone Age, and Dave Grohl. Which viewers at home caught some of before the Grammys rudely interrupted the guitar heroes with a Delta promo — and then ended the telecast altogether. Trent Reznor had some feelings about it, too: READ FULL STORY
Every year, the Grammys are loaded with as many artists and performances as possible within three and a half hours (or more, given that this year ran long and they still had to play the credits over the finale). Because of those mega-performances, it’s a televised event that’s just as enjoyable in person — or probably more so.
The inside of Staples Center feels like a one-night-only festival where all the most relevant pop stars and biggest artists of the past are on one bill. And they play together. And they try to one-up each other, meaning that even if a performance isn’t great, it goes down swinging (we might throw Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” witch-fest into the latter category).
Here are some observations from EW’s crew on the inside, including our view of Taylor Swift, when she wasn’t caught on camera dancing in the crowd.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took to the Grammy stage to perform “Same Love.” The pair were joined by singer-songwriter Mary Lambert, Trombone Shorty, and a large church choir — and Queen Latifah, who walked onstage with a special announcement midway through the song. She gestured offstage at 33 couples. “They have chosen this moment to celebrate their vows with us here in Los Angeles,” said Latifah. READ FULL STORY
Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and more added to Grammys performance roster
The 56th annual Grammy Awards ceremony is shaping up to be one giant all-star luge race of live performances –the latest names to be added are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Keith Urban, and Sara Bareilles with Carole King. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, who will accept the 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award for the Beatles, will perform as well.
They join a roster that already includes Lorde, Katy Perry, Daft Punk with Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams, and Stevie Wonder; Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons;Metallica and Lang Lang; P!nk and Nate Ruess of fun.; Robin Thicke and with Chicago, and a special performance with Merle Haggard Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and Blake Shelton.
The show airs Sunday, Jan. 26 on CBS at 8 p.m. EST/PST (meaning that it will be live on the East coast but delayed on the West, for those in the Pacific Standard Zone gagging for spoilers and/or wishing to avoid them on social media).
Macklemore is The Source‘s man of the year.
The Seattle rapper was among the most-played artists of 2013, partnering with producer Ryan Lewis on hits such as “Thrift Shop,” “Can’t Hold Us,” and “Same Love” and earning seven Grammy nominations.
Macklemore discusses his hip-hop credentials, the Grammys, the role of race in his pop success, and worrying over Kanye’s opinion in an interview with the magazine.
Even though he’s also nominated for best rap album at the Grammy Awards, Macklemore says Kendrick Lamar should win: “I think it should go to Kendrick. He’s family.”
Macklemore and Lewis also are up for top honors album and song of the year.
Previous man of the year winners include Rick Ross and 2 Chainz.
Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus made big splashes on the red carpet and on stage, but it was Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake who each continued to break out of their respective genres Sunday night, taking home American Music Awards across several categories. Rihanna was honored with an AMA Icon Award (at only 25!) and country stars Lady Antebellum took away the night’s biggest country category prize.
See the full list of winners below! READ FULL STORY
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