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Originally posted 02/10/2013 05:00PM
Three-time Grammy winner Pink, 33, who is up for best pop vocal album at this month's Grammy Awards – and kicks off her U.S. tour on Feb. 13 – shares the secrets behind her music.
You're nominated for The Truth About Love. So how does the magic happen?
When I start a record, I'm like, 'God, I wonder if I can even sing.' But I write poetry and keep a journal, then the first day I go into the studio, I'm like, 'Here we go, I'm turning the faucet on!' I bottle it up for so long that the inspiration is always there.
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.
Originally posted 12/06/2012 07:00PM
When the 2013 Grammy nominations were announced Wednesday night, Kelly Clarkson was fast asleep in London – but not for long.
"My friends surprised me this morning with awesome news," Clarkson Tweeted from London Thursday morning after being woken up by a pal who informed her she had been nominated.
Clarkson's friend roused her at 4:50 a.m., armed with ingredients for mimosas, to celebrate her nominations for record of the year, best pop solo performance for her single "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," as well as best pop vocal album for Stronger. The songwriters of her hit single are also nominated for song of the year.
Originally posted 12/06/2012 05:45PM
Her husband already has two Grammys on the shelf, but for First Lady Michelle Obama, her first nomination is still an honor – one for which she shares the credit.
Mrs. Obama, who is nominated in the spoken-word category for her book American Grown, says in a statement to PEOPLE: "This nomination is such an honor not just for me, but for everybody who contributed to the garden and the audio book, from the National Parks Service employees to our White House chefs to our beekeeper."
The book – part gardening how-to, part cookbook, part White House history – is, "So close to my heart because it tells the story of our White House Kitchen Garden and gardens all around the country," she says, "as well as what Americans are doing to make sure our kids are growing up healthy."
Originally posted 12/06/2012 09:45AM
Where was the love for the heartthrobs?
That's the biggest question after both Justin Bieber and One Direction – two of this year's biggest sellers – were shut out when the nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards were announced last night in conjunction with a concert televised live from Nashville. Bieber seemed a good bet to at least grab a best pop vocal album nod for his hit Believe, while One Direction appeared to have an even better shot to make the best new artist cut.
Apparently there were no 12-year-old girls voting this year.
But those boys weren't the only ones snubbed by voters: Nicki Minaj and Lionel Richie both failed to get recognized for their hit albums Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and Tuskegee, respectively. Richie, teaming up with country stars to remake his hits, appeared to have sure-fire bait for album of the year.
Originally posted 02/15/2012 01:30PM
Chris Brown's return to the Grammy Awards this year – he performed twice and won a gramophone for best R&B album – was not welcomed by everyone.
Country star Miranda Lambert tweeted her disapproval of Brown's appearance writing, "Chris Brown twice? I don't get it. He beat on a girl ... Not cool that we act like that didn't happen."
Added Lambert, "He needs to listen to Gunpowder and Lead and be put back in his place. Not at the Grammys." (The reference is to Lambert's song about a woman waiting to kill her husband after he gets out of jail.)
Brown pled guilty to assaulting Rihanna, who was his girlfriend, in 2009 the day before the Grammy Awards. He has not been back to the awards since that incident. Rihanna also performed Sunday night.
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 02/12/2011 12:00PM
It may only be February, but LeAnn Rimes already has plenty to celebrate in 2011.
In addition to her Grammy nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for her hit "Swingin'," the newly engaged country star has two albums on the way later this year.
"Well, when you put it that way, I feel like I have a lot going on," Rimes, 28, told PEOPLE at the MusiCares Person of the Year Gala honoring Barbra Streisand in Los Angeles on Friday night, where she performed "Come Rain or Come Shine" with Jeff Beck and Bebe Winans. "But it's kind of chill. We’re taking it as it comes and planning as it comes."
Originally posted 02/11/2011 04:30PM
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