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Grammy Awards 2013

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Celebrate Kelly Clarkson's Grammy Nominations with a 'Stronger' Cocktail

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Kelly Clarkson: Grammy Nominated and Honored with 'Stronger' Cocktail

Originally posted 02/10/2013 10:00AM

The Grammy Awards are just one more reason to celebrate current PEOPLE cover star Kelly Clarkson.

PEOPLE's current cover girl, 30, topped off her recent engagement announcement with a handful of nominations leading up to the biggest night in music on Sunday.

Mixologist Paul McGee of Chicago's country-themed Bub City bar and eatery prepared a specialty robust beverage called "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger" Old Fashioned for Clarkson fans to serve at their Grammy viewing parties.

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Check Out PEOPLE's Picks for Grammys | Frank Ocean

UpdatePosted 02/09/2013 07:00PM

Frank Ocean Should Win Big at the Grammys, Says PEOPLE's Music Critic

Originally posted 02/08/2013 05:00PM

When it comes to Sunday night's Grammy Awards, it's Frank Ocean's world and the rest of the nominees are just swimming in it.

With six nominations for his album Channel Orange total, the neo-soul sensation will go head-to-head with what are essentially four rock acts for album of the year.

But none of them rocked Channel Orange's artistic vision, with its intricately woven soundscapes and storytelling.

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Who is Katy Perry's Grammy Date? Pssst: Not John Mayer | Allison Williams, Katy Perry

Katy Perry's Grammy Date? Allison Williams from Girls

Originally posted 02/08/2013 12:00PM

The Grammy Awards will be a girls night out on Sunday for nominee Katy Perry, who has invited a surprising plus-one.

Perry, 28, who is currently in a relationship with John Mayer, 35, plans to take gal pal and Girls star Allison Williams. Mayer, however, is expected to present at Sunday's show.

The chicks-only night on the town was confirmed by Williams to host Anderson Cooper when she appeared on a Thursday episode of his Anderson Live talk show.

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How Clive Davis Is Remembering Whitney Houston a Year After Her Death | Clive Davis, Whitney Houston

Clive Davis Is 'Feeling Keenly the Loss' of Whitney Houston

Originally posted 02/08/2013 07:55AM

As the music community mourns Whitney Houston one year after her death at 48, her mentor and confidante, Clive Davis is "feeling keenly the loss" of the superstar, he told PEOPLE on Thursday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Gearing up for his annual pre-Grammy gala that centered last year on Houston's memorial, Davis, 80, says at Saturday's big event, he is "going to do something to remind everybody that her talent lived among us and in so many people."

On the same night as his event, a special is airing on CBS, dedicated to the fallen diva.

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Grammy Stars Warned: Cover Up Your Body Parts

Grammy Stars Warned: Cover Up Your Body Parts

Originally posted 02/07/2013 09:30AM

The Grammy Awards have seen enough of your private parts.

In an unusually frank email to attendees of this Sunday's music-awards show, CBS has identified – rather bluntly – exactly which body parts it doesn't want to see exposed by those swanky designer outfits.

"Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered," reads the email, obtained by Deadline.com. "Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic."

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Grammy Insider: What's on Michelle Obama's Playlist? | Michelle Obama

Grammy Insider: What's on Michelle Obama's Playlist?

Originally posted 02/06/2013 04:30PM

"All Hail the Chief" isn't the only thing blasting out of White House stereos!

Michelle Obama – who is nominated for a Grammy Award for her spoken-word reading of American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America – is sharing the songs that are in heavy rotation on her iPod. (Psst: she's a fan of Willow Smith.)

Just don't expect her to sing along: As the First Lady tells PEOPLE, "Let's just say my husband is the real singer in the family."

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Why Country Singer Eric Church Loves Bruce Springsteen

Grammy Insider: Eric Church Loves Bruce Springsteen

Originally posted 02/03/2013 09:00AM

As a child of the '80s, I was exposed to Bruce Springsteen with Born in the U.S.A. But as I went to college, I became more educated in his music, and it led me on a hell of a journey.

He's writing about experience and real life. "Darkness on the Edge of Town" spoke to me: It was gritty, real and raw. And the escapism in a song like "Thunder Road" – everybody should want that sense of freedom sometimes. Seeing Bruce in concert, I'm always amazed at what the crowd gives and what Bruce gives.

It's a gang and it's a mentality, like, "We get it. We belong." It's a religious experience. Bruce heard my song "Springsteen," and I got a great note from him, saying he was a big fan. It just blew me away. The note is locked up. So if my house burns down, I know it's safe somewhere.

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Justin vs. Barbra: Who's More Excited for These Performances – You or Your Mom? | Barbra Streisand, Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake & Barbra Streisand Performing at Grammys & Oscars

Originally posted 01/30/2013 01:30PM

How's this for a generational gap?

This year's Grammy and Oscar ceremonies will feature top performers from two very different times. For the first time in four years, Justin Timberlake will appear onstage at the Grammy Awards with a live performance, according to Rolling Stone. Two weeks later, Barbra Streisand will make her own return to the Oscar stage, performing there for the second time.

Timberlake, 31, recently released a new single, "Suit and Tie." His upcoming album, The 20/20 Experience, drops March 19, and he'll put on his first show in four years at a Feb. 2 Super Bowl event, Rolling Stone reports.

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Five Things to Know About The Lumineers

Five Things to Know About The Lumineers

Originally posted 01/19/2013 06:00PM

You already know their hit song "Ho Hey" with its catchy shout-it-out chant that sticks in your head – but what's behind Denver-based band The Lumineers' cool blend of indie rock and Americana?

Here are five things to know about the trio – Wesley Schultz (lead vocals, guitar), 30; Jeremiah Fraites (drums), 27; and Neyla Pekarek (cello, piano), 26 – who are up for two Grammys (best new artist and best Americana album) and are also performing on Saturday Night Live this week alongside host Jennifer Lawrence.

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Taylor Swift, Rihanna and fun. Will Perform at Grammys | Marcus Mumford, Rihanna

UpdatePosted 01/09/2013 09:30AM

Taylor Swift, Rihanna and fun. Will Perform at Grammy Awards

Originally posted 01/09/2013 11:25AM

Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons, the Black Keys, Rihanna and fun. are among the first acts announced for the 55th annual Grammy Awards next month.

All are nominees and will join rapper-actor host LL Cool J to kick off the show, which will be broadcast live on CBS on Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. from the Los Angeles STAPLES Center.

Six artists (including fun. and Mumford & Sons) have been nominated this year for six Grammys each. The Black Keys have five nominations while Rihanna and Swift have three each.

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