07:21 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 12/04/2008 04:15PM
When five-time Grammy nominee Jazmine Sullivan hits the awards show for the
first time this year, she plans to make a beeline for one band only: Coldplay.
"I am so excited to meet them!" Sullivan tells PEOPLE. "I actually want to do a song with Chris Martin, so maybe somebody will introduce me to him, or I can slip him an album and he can listen!"
The R&B songstress, who earned the highly-coveted best new artist nod, still can't believe her good fortune. "When they called the Jonas Brothers, I started getting nervous. I was like, 'Man ... they're huge!' I didn't even know they were new artists!"
But with mom right by her side – "I must have grabbed her arm so hard she probably still has red marks!" – she learned she had actually received not just one, but five nominations. "It was surreal," says the Philly-native, who texted mentor Missy Elliott as soon as she heard. "I've been working for this my whole life and to see it finally pay off is just wonderful."
Originally posted 12/04/2008 11:00AM
It's Grammy time again, and each year there are a few nominations (or lack thereof) bound to leave music fans baffled.
Sure, everyone knew rapper Lil Wayne had a stellar 2008 and we all figured Coldplay would score big too, but who was left out to dry?
Originally posted 12/03/2008 10:30PM
Lil Wayne is having a big year.
Not only did the rapper's album Tha Carter III go five times platinum, selling over five million copies, but on Wednesday, he was nominated for eight Grammy Awards, including the prestigious album of the year honors.
And the rapper will face off against British rockers Coldplay in that category, who followed closely behind, earning seven nominations.
For the first time ever, the Grammy nominations were announced on primetime television as part of a special concert featuring performances by Christina Aguilera, John Mayer and Mariah Carey, who opened the telecast with a seasonal run through "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." The show, which was broadcast from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live also celebrated the official opening of the Grammy Museum, which will open to the public in Los Angeles on Dec. 6.
The event was cohosted by Taylor Swift – a nominee for best new artist last year – and LL Cool J.
Originally posted 02/10/2008 11:00PM
It was Amy Winehouse's night: The British pop singer pulled off a near-clean sweep at the 50th annual Grammy Awards Sunday night, scoring five trophies including record of the year, song of the year and best new artist, while putting on a passionate performance via satellite from London.
Winehouse won all the night's top awards, except album of the year, which went to Herbie Hancock for River: The Joni Letters.
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