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Grammy Awards 2010

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GRAMMY POLL: Who Has the Sexiest Video of the Year?

GRAMMY POLL: Who Has the Sexiest Video of the Year?

Originally posted 01/11/2010 11:20AM

You may not be able to pick the winners at this year's Grammy Awards – but you can tell us what you think of the all the nominees. Keep checking PEOPLE.com this week for more Grammy poll questions, and pick up next week’s issue of PEOPLE magazine to see the results. Go ahead, rock the vote!

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Liza Minnelli to Have Knee-Replacement Surgery | Liza Minnelli


Liza Minnelli to Have Knee-Replacement Surgery

Originally posted 01/10/2010 04:10PM

Liza Minnelli is planning to undergo knee-replacement surgery in the next week in a New York hospital and will be unable to attend the Grammy Awards on Jan. 31, her rep tells PEOPLE.

"Minnelli, who has been dancing on stage since she was a teenager, is 63," the rep says. "She is expected to make a full recovery."

The legendary entertainer's album Liza's at the Palace, the original cast recording from her Tony-winning Broadway engagement, is nominated for best traditional pop vocal album. A DVD of the show is out Feb. 2.

Watch the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, live on CBS – and catch up on all the news and style from the show on PEOPLE.com!

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Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas to Perform at Grammys

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Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas to Perform at Grammys

Originally posted 12/22/2009 11:00AM

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and the Black Eyed Peas are among the megawatt stars set to perform Jan. 31 at the 52nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, it was announced on Tuesday.

Country cutie Swift, whose eight nods are second only to leading nominee Beyoncé's 10, will also present at the show, an inside source told PEOPLE on Tuesday.

Fellow nominees Lady Antebellum (with two nominations) and Maxwell (with six) will also perform on the live CBS telecast, while others are still to be named.

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Taylor Swift to Perform and Present at Grammys

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Taylor Swift to Perform and Present at Grammys

Originally posted 12/22/2009 07:00AM

Taylor Swift, whose eight Grammy nominations are second only to Beyoncé's 10, will be a performer and presenter at 52nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 31, an inside source tells PEOPLE.

The 20-year-old practically stole the show at the Grammys last February by performing a duet with Miley Cyrus of the song "Fifteen," featured on Taylor's album Fearless.

That album has since gone five times platinum, picked up a slew of industry awards, and is nominated for Album of the Year and Best Country Album at the upcoming Grammys.

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Fantasy Grammy Duets: Taylor & Kanye! Fergie & Susan Boyle! | Fergie, Susan Boyle

Fantasy Grammy Duets: Taylor & Kanye! Fergie & Susan Boyle!

Originally posted 12/16/2009 04:30PM

It's an honor to be nominated and even better to win, but for viewers at home, one of the best things about the Grammy Awards is the dazzling – and often surprising – array of artists who come together for unique live performances.

Remember Prince and Beyoncé bringing down the house with a funky rendition of "Purple Rain" on 2004's show? Or the Jonas Brothers teaming with Stevie Wonder last year? Don’t forget Radiohead's mind-blowing collaboration with the University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band.

While the Recording Academy is likely drafting a wish list of presenters and performers now – last year's telecast boasted 25 musical numbers! – PEOPLE humbly submits some pairings we'd love to see when the Grammy Awards air on CBS on Jan. 31.

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This Year's Grammy Poster: the Presidential Connection

This Year's Grammy Poster: the Presidential Connection

Originally posted 12/15/2009 07:00PM

The artist behind one of the most iconic images of last year's presidential campaign – the Obama "Hope" portrait – is painting the Grammys with his unique brand of cool.

Shepard Fairey – whose vision for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards official poster features a modern take on the classic gramophone image – found fame 20 years ago as one of the creators of the Andre the Giant has a Posse and ensuing Obey Giant street art campaign, which also spawned a clothing line.

Fairey and his firm have also created album covers for bands including the Black Eyed Peas, Led Zeppelin and Smashing Pumpkins, as well as the movie poster for the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line.

Marisa Laudadio

Zac Brown Celebrates His Grammy Nod – with a Dance

Zac Brown Celebrates His Grammy Nod – with a Dance

Originally posted 12/14/2009 05:55PM

When Zac Brown found out his band was nominated for the best new artist Grammy, a spontaneous party broke out in his living room.

"I was home with my family watching TV when they announced the nominations," the Zac Brown Band frontman tells PEOPLE. "And we just danced. Our kids are 3, 2 and 2 months, so they're a little too young to understand, but they were still dancing around with us!"

Brown, who's the 11th of 12 kids himself, says he was flooded with congratulatory texts and phone calls when the news came out. "My family is very proud."

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5 Things to Know About MGMT

5 Things to Know About MGMT

Originally posted 12/11/2009 07:40PM

Their psychedelic pop songs "Kids" and "Time to Pretend" off their album Oracular Spectacular are instantly recognizable, but MGMT – the New York duo Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser – never intended to become household names.

"Being famous was never the goal," VanWyngarden, 26, told the Honolulu Advertiser earlier this year of how he and Goldwasser, 27, started the band after meeting as freshmen at Wesleyan University. "We acted like pop stars on our campus of 3,000 people. We would play little living room parties and act like we were playing stadiums. It was all part of the joke."

That "joke" has now turned into a Best New Artist Grammy nomination for the twosome, whose next album Congratulations will be released this spring. Here are five fun facts about this folksy new wave revival duo:

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Miley Cyrus Song Pulled From Grammy Nomination

Miley Cyrus Song Pulled From Grammy Nomination

Originally posted 12/10/2009 02:50PM

A song performed by one of the world's top tween pop singers gets a Grammy nomination – only to be taken out of the running days later.

No, it's not a plotline for an episode of Hannah Montana, it's what has really happened to a song performed by her real-life counterpart, Miley Cyrus.

The 17-year-old singer's single "The Climb," featured heavily in Hannah Montana: The Movie and written by Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe, is no longer up for Grammy consideration for best song written for a soundtrack. That means that the song's nomination will go to the entry with the next highest number of votes, "All Is Love," by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and written for Where the Wild Things Are.

Since she didn't write the song herself, Cyrus was never personally nominated.

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Silversun Pickups: From a Brush with  Idol to Jeopardy

Silversun Pickups: From a Brush with Idol to Jeopardy

Originally posted 12/10/2009 12:05PM

Are members of Silversun Pickups really secret Claymates?

Don't hit the panic switch – they never went that far. But the indie L.A. band does have a secret connection to a decidedly less hip American Idol.

"I had a really weird experience working on a Clay Aiken music video once," singer/guitarist Brian Aubert tells PEOPLE of his time doing day-rate work in the entertainment industry, long before his band's best new artist Grammy nomination on Dec. 2.

"It was the worst," he said, explaining that he and bassist Nikki Monninger wrangled extras for Aiken's video being shot in Hollywood. "It was so hot, we were all sweating, and we were just so hung over. This extra came up to me and was like, 'Excuse me, aren't you in that emo band?' And I said no – then maybe. She'd seen us play at a club."

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