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Originally posted 01/30/2010 07:00PM
Los Angeles got the party started on Friday with a host of pre-Grammy
bashes attracting some of the biggest names in music and Hollywood.
At the MusiCares Person of the Year gala benefit honoring Neil Young, artists including Dave Matthews, Wilco, Elvis Costello and John Mellencamp performed more than a dozen of the folk-rock legend's classic songs.
After singing "Rockin' In the Free World" with John Fogarty and Booker T., Keith Urban ran up to grab his wife, Nicole Kidman, who was happily singing along to the tribute.
Originally posted 01/30/2010 04:00PM
As the Grammy Awards prepare to honor the late King of Pop with a Lifetime Achievement Award, Joe Jackson says he is happy to have his grandchildren accept the award on his son's behalf.
Michael Jackson's two eldest children, Paris, 11, and Prince Michael, 12, are scheduled to take the stage at Sunday's telecast.
"I am very proud that my son, Michael Jackson, is a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Grammy," Joe Jackson said in a statement Saturday. "However, there [have] been some recent rumors that I am displeased with the idea that Michael's children are accepting the award on my son's behalf. On the contrary, I am very proud of my grandchildren. Katherine and I are the ones that [have] initiated their participation."
Originally posted 01/30/2010 12:00PM
Now that we're just hours away from music's biggest night, PEOPLE critic Chuck Arnold shares who he's rooting for in the biggest races:
ALBUM OF THE YEARBeyoncé – I Am . . . Sasha Fierce **
The Black Eyed Peas – The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)
Dave Matthews Band – Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King
Lady Gaga – The Fame
Taylor Swift – Fearless
Without three discs that should have made the cut – U2's No Line on the Horizon, Maxwell's BLACKsummers'night and Green Day's 21st Century Breakdown – there's no clear choice. I think Swift's album wasn't strong enough to win, and it wasn't DMB's year. But Sasha Fierce is due.
Originally posted 01/29/2010 02:40PM
Grammy officially pays homage to Michael Jackson this weekend with a Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony Saturday and then a spectacular 3-D tribute at the big show Sunday.
Originally posted 01/27/2010 08:30PM
Nothing says Grammys like a good party – unless it's a week full of them. The biggest names in music and Hollywood are expected to turn out at a string of galas starting Wednesday and going until the wee hours after the awards show Sunday, and PEOPLE has all the details:
Originally posted 01/20/2010 09:10AM
In an unprecedented move, this year's Grammys will pay homage to Michael Jackson in a tribute that will include a 3-D film clip the pop sensation made before his June 25 death and performances by Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Celine Dion and Smokey Robinson.
Jackson will also be honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Recording Academy during the show, CBS announced.
The 3-D video clip (which will require TV viewers to wear special glasses, available at Target stores) was made by Jackson for his hit "Earth Song" and was to have been an integral part of singer's July 2009 comeback concerts in London.
Originally posted 01/14/2010 01:50PM
That November holiday with the turkey has long since passed, but Taylor Swift has kicked off 2010 by showing her gratitude.
Swift, who on top of her eight nominations is due to present and perform at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Jan. 31, starts off her most recent MySpace blog post by saying, "Thank you January."
Analyzing the month, she says, "I've gone over the memories and jumped up and down with my producer and floated around with nothing on my schedule other than just appreciating what my life has somehow turned into. So thank you for giving me so much to be thankful for this January."
Originally posted 01/14/2010 10:30AM
Miley Cyrus, Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel and the Jonas Brothers have joined those who'll present the trophies at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 31.
Additional presenters announced Thursday are Norah Jones and Ringo Starr, who each have nine Grammys to their name, 10-time winner Carlos Santana (who also has three Latin Grammys), Justin Bieber, two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J, three-time Latin Grammy winner Ricky Martin and singer-songwriter Ke$ha.
The award-winning group joins Taylor Swift, who will have her hands full that night with eight Grammy nods – and her dual roles as both presenter and a performer.
– Blane Bachelor
Originally posted 01/13/2010 09:25AM
It's music's biggest night but it's also a fun one for couples, fashion and newbies. What do you think of the new lovebirds in Hollywood? Who will be in the best new artist class of 2010? Vote below, and look out for the results in PEOPLE magazine.
Originally posted 01/12/2010 10:55AM
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