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Grammy Awards 2012
Originally posted 02/12/2012 03:50PM
The stars of the music world – who are all mourning the shocking death of Whitney Houston Saturday – will have to wait until tonight to find out whether they'll be adding gramophones to their trophy cases.
But PEOPLE music critic Chuck Arnold has his mind made up about who should go home a winner this year ...
Originally posted 02/12/2012 01:50AM
The death of Whitney Houston has rocked the industry on the eve of music's biggest night, but the show must go on – it's what she would have wanted, music mogul Clive Davis said Saturday night.
"Whitney was so full of life. She was so looking forward to tonight," he told those gathered Saturday night at The Recording Academy and Clive Davis's pre-Grammy gala, which she was due to attend (although she was not scheduled to perform, he said, as previously reported).
"She loved music and loved this night that celebrated music," he continued of the late singer, whose death is currently under investigation.
Originally posted 02/11/2012 11:00PM
The loss of a legend on the eve of Sunday's Grammys has brought a message of condolence from the Recording Academy.
"Six-time Grammy winner Whitney Houston was one of the world's greatest pop singers of all time who leaves behind a robust musical soundtrack spanning the past three decades," Neil Portnow, president and CEO of The Recording Academy, which presents the annual Grammy Awards, said in a statement Saturday.
"Her powerful voice graced many memorable and award-winning songs."
Originally posted 02/10/2012 12:30PM
With this coming Sunday's awards night igniting Grammy fever throughout L.A., Whitney Houston was among the revelers having a grand old time at Thursday's "Kelly Price & Friends Unplugged: For The Love Of R&B Grammy Party" at Tru Hollywood.
The singer, herself a six-time Grammy winner, made her entrance two hours after the party got going, emerging from a Cadillac Escalade in a snug black cocktail gown with a plunging neckline.
Among her large party was her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, 18, and the two clutched hands on the red carpet before hastily heading inside the venue.
Inside, sitting within the VIP area with Bobbi Kristina and a large group, Houston, 48, seemed to be in great spirits. Shortly after 11 p.m., she had her hands in the air and was dancing to the R&B group Bell Biv Devoe's "Poison."
Originally posted 02/08/2012 06:00PM
Adele's song lyrics are anything but crude – but when she steps away from the microphone, her conversations aren't as eloquent as her award-winning tunes.
"I love to swear," the singer, 23, tells Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes airing Sunday.
This factor, she says, was one of her most difficult issues when she couldn't speak for about two months after her November throat surgery for a hemorrhaged vocal chord.
"It was very hard," she explained, adding that she was only able to communicate with notepads and a special phone application that spoke her words. "I love to talk."
Originally posted 02/08/2012 08:00AM
With the Grammys right around the corner, everyone is talking about Adele.
The singer's eagerly awaited return to the stage on Feb. 12 will mark her first public performance since vocal cord surgery in November. The British pop star, 23, is also a favorite to sweep the six categories for which she is nominated, including album of the year for 21.
But in this week's cover story, PEOPLE goes inside Adele's private world, chronicling how she triumphed over the heartbreak that inspired her emotional songs, a broken home and almost losing her voice.
Originally posted 02/07/2012 08:45AM
Chris Brown will make a comeback on the very stage he was expected to grace three years ago, at the 2009 Grammy Awards.
Only back then, instead of performing, the R&B artist surrendered to police, which marked the beginning of a domestic violence drama that revealed a darker side of his relationship with then-girlfriend Rihanna.
But now Brown, 22, is due at this year's ceremony, a source tells the Associated Press.
Originally posted 01/31/2012 11:30AM
Music's biggest night was already a big night for Adele: She's nominated in six categories – a career high, and Kanye West only has her outnumbered by a single nod.
But the 2012 Grammy Awards represents another special milestone for the bluesy Brit with the powerhouse voice. Just two months after she underwent throat surgery for a hemorrhaged vocal chord, Adele will return to the stage for the first time since announcing the cancelation of her North American tour.
"Ima be, Ima be singing at the Grammys," Adele, who's currently dating former financier Simon Konecki, Tweeted Tuesday. "It's been so long I started to forget I was a singer! I can't wait."
Originally posted 01/30/2012 03:15PM
She may be a hip cat, but award-winning jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton has a secret.
"I'm the crazy cat lady of jazz," says Sutton, 48, who along with her band, recently earned her fourth Grammy nomination.
"When I was touring for 10 years, I was bereft of cats," she says, "but now I have three."
Originally posted 01/18/2012 05:55AM
For the first time in seven years, the 2012 Grammy Awards will have an official host this year, and has asked two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J to do the honors.
The rapper, who turned 44 this week, has hosted the live Grammy nominations concert show each year since 2008. This is his first time taking the reins of the award show itself.
"I'm thrilled to be part of Music's Biggest Night," he said in a statement. "I will always have fond memories of my first Grammy Awards and to now be hosting the Grammy show, in the company of so many other incredible artists, is a dream come true."
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