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Grammy Boss Denies 'Race Problem' Amid Beyonce Row

The Grammy Awards does not have a ''race problem'', according to President of the Recording Academy Neil Portnow.The annual ceremony has recently been criticised by a number of artists, including Frank Ocean and Solange Knowles,...

James Corden To Host 2017 Grammy Awards

James Corden is to host the 2017 Grammy Awards.The 'Late Late Show' star is to take control of proceedings at America's biggest music prize-giving ceremony for the first time.Corden - whose 'Carpool Karaoke' segment on...

Grammy President Praises Kanye West

The president of the Grammy Awards thought Kanye West's stunt was a ''fun moment''.Neil Portnow - who presides over the Recording Academy - was humoured by the 'Stronger' rapper's stunt at the Grammy Awards last...

Bob Dylan Inducted Into Grammy Hall Of Fame

Records from Bob Dylan, Sex Pistols and Lou Reed are among those inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.The 'Like a Rolling Stone' singer's iconic 1975 LP 'Blood on the Tracks' is one of 27...

Ravi Shankar To Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy

Ravi Shankar will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Grammys.The virtuoso sitar player - who is best known for his work with The Beatles and who's daughter is 33-year-old musician Norah Jones -...

Bob Dylan Makes Grammy Awards Hall Of Fame

Bob Dylan, AC/DC and Whitney Houston have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The US Recording Academy is adding 27 records to its Grammy Museum in Los Angeles in 2013, including AC/DC's 1980...

Guitar Legend Doc Watson Remembered By Musical Luminaries

Tributes have been coming in for bluegrass guitar legend Doc Watson, who passed away after abdominal surgery aged 89. A guitarist who truly changed the shape of the game, Watson went blind as a child...

Jennifer Hudson To Perform Whitney Tribute

Jennifer Hudson will perform a tribute to Whitney Houston at the Grammy Awards tonight (12.02.12). Executive producer of the music awards Ken Erhlic has confirmed the Oscar-winning singer-and-actress will make a "respectful musical tribute" at...

Soul Train Creator Don Cornelius Found Dead, Believed To Be Suicide

Don Cornelius, who was truly one of the pioneers of music television, has been found dead in his home in California this morning, February 1st, with entertainment website TMZ claiming that the creator of the...

Barbra Streisand To Perform Live At The Grammys

Barbra Streisand is to make a rare live performance at this weekend's Grammy awards.The 68-year-old singer-and-actress - who has won 15 Grammys over the course of her career, and is up for Best Traditional Vocal...

Mick Jagger To Perform At Grammys

Sir Mick Jagger is to perform at the Grammys for the first time.The Rolling Stones frontman is to take to the stage at the 53rd Grammy Awards on February 13 as part of a special...

Dolly Parton To Get Lifetime Achievement Grammy

Dolly Parton and Ramones will receive Lifetime Achievement Grammys.The country singer and the rock group will be honoured for their contribution to music, alongside 'Mary Poppins' singer and musicals star Dame Julie Andrews in a...

Finalists Named In Grammy Contest With Timberlake

LATEST: Twelve finalist have been chosen to compete for the chance to perform with pop star JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE at the Grammy Awards next month (FEB07). The finalists in the 'My Grammy Moment' contest, which features...

Gorillaz + Madonna Stun The Grammys

GORILLAZ made Grammy Awards history at Los Angeles' Staples Center last night (08FEB06) when they became the first animated group to open the prize giving. The quirky group, founded by BLUR's DAMON ALBARN and...

Queen Latifah To Host Grammy Awards

Rapper-turned-actress QUEEN LATIFAH has been confirmed as the host of this year's (05) GRAMMY AWARDS ceremony. The TAXI star is nominated for an award in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category and she will...

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Eric Clapton: The Era Of The Guitar Could Be Over

Eric Clapton: The Era Of The Guitar Could Be Over

Rock legend Eric Clapton has admitted the era of the guitar may be ''over''.

J.J. Abrams To Direct And Co-Write 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

J.J. Abrams To Direct And Co-Write 'Star Wars: Episode IX'

Following his success with 'The Force Awakens', the director will close out the trilogy.

Rami Malek Is The Spitting Image Of Freddie Mercury In Biopic's First Look

Rami Malek Is The Spitting Image Of Freddie Mercury In Biopic's First Look

The actor plays the Queen frontman in the forthcoming movie 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

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