GRAMMY AWARDS 2020

While the world is reeling from the tragic death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, the Grammys must go on. It’s music’s self-proclaimed biggest night of the year. Outside the Staples Center, arrivals took place on the red carpet as mourners gathered outside the arena to pay their respects at the home of the Lakers, Bryant’s team for his entire career. Despite the somber mood, the stars showed up for a night of performances, Grammy moments and of course the distribution of the awards themselves. Alicia Keys was reprised her role as sunny host, with performances from Ariana grande, Rosalía, Demi Lovato and many more.Going into the evening, Lizzo led with the most nominations (eight), while Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish followed with six apiece. All three of those artists contended for best new artist, alongside five other artists, in the first year of an expanded category.Lizzo, a charismatic and outspoken performer who had worked in obscurity for almost a decade before her breakout last year, won three awards, but all in lesser categories. “Truth Hurts,” her breakthrough track, won Best Pop Solo Performance, while “Jerome” won traditional R&B performance and the deluxe version of her album “Cuz I Love You” took Urban Contemporary Album.Lil Nas X, a gleeful master of internet memes, won two for his “country-trap” hybrid “Old Town Road” as Best Pop duo/Group performance and Best Music Video.Eilish, an 18-year-old auteur with a moody and idiosyncratic aesthetic, won five awards, including the four most prestigious and competitive prizes — Album, Record and Song of the year, and Best New Artist. She was the first artist to sweep the top awards since Christopher Cross in 1981, besting competition from Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Ariana Grande and others.“bad guy,” a no. 1 hit, took record and song of the year — the latter prize recognizes songwriting — while “when we all fall asleep, where do we go?” won Album of The Year as well as Best Pop Vocal album. She is the youngest artist to win Album of The Year.Check out the full list of winners below.Album of The YearWhen we all fall asleep, where do we go? (Billie Eilish)Record of The Yearbad guy (Billie Eilish)Song of The Yearbad guy  (Billie eilish o’connell & finneas o’connell, songwriters)Best new artistBillie EilishBest Pop Solo PerformanceLizzo - Truth HurtsBest Pop Duo/Group PerformanceOld Town Road- Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray CyrusBest Traditional Pop Vocal AlbumLook Now -Elvis Costello & The ImpostersBest Pop Vocal AlbumWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? - Billie EilishBest Dance RecordingThe Chemical Brothers (The Chemical Brothers, Producers; Steve Dub Jones & Tom Rowlands, Mixers)Best Dance/Electronic AlbumNo Geography (The Chemical Brothers)Best Alternative Music AlbumFather Of The Bride (Vampire Weekend)Best R&B PerformanceCome Home (Anderson .Paak Ft. André 3000)Best Traditional R&B Performance Jerome (Lizzo)Best R&B SongSay So (Pj Morton, Songwriter Pj Morton Featuring Jojo)Best Urban Contemporary AlbumCuz I Love You (Deluxe) (Lizzo)Best R&B AlbumVentura (Anderson .Paak)Producer Of The Year, Non-ClassicalFinneas   

BTS AND LIL NAS X ARE SET TO PERFORM TOGETHER AT THE GRAMMYS!

Yes, it is officially happening! BTS is not nominated at the awards ceremony this year, but have been invited to perform as part of a special collaboration stage with Lil Nas X, Variety Magazine reports. Lil Nas X is nominated for Album Of The Year for his EP ‘7’ and will face competition from the likes of Lana Del Rey, Billie Eilish, and Lizzo. According to the outlet, the “Panini” singer will reportedly take on the Grammys stage to perform his record-breaking hit “Old Town Road,” which dominated the Billboard charts last summer and took the whole world by storm. He'll be joined onstage by a number of artists including Diplo, Mason Ramsey, Billy Ray Cyrus, and of couse, BTS! All three artists appeared on remixes of his hit single, with BTS rapper RM featuring on a version of it titled ‘Seoul Town Road’.Variety wrote, "The next onstage moment that has a lot riding on it? When the most nominated male artist at the Grammys performs 'Old Town Road' at the ceremony on Jan. 26. (It’s up for record of the year, pop duo/group performance and in the music video category.) Sources say that he’ll be joined onstage by Diplo, BTS, Mason Ramsey, and Billy Ray Cyrus, though neither the label or the Recording Academy have confirmed a lineup." The Grammys will be taking place on January 26th. Other performers confirmed for the Grammys 2020 include Eilish, Lizzo, Camila Cabello, Jonas Brothers, Ariana Grande, DJ Khaled, and Tyler, The Creator. Alicia Keys will once again host the ceremony after taking on those duties for the first time in 2019.

ALICIA KEYS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM AND WORLD TOUR!

The 15-time Grammy Award-winner confirmed that a new album is on the way! Alicia announced that her upcoming seventh studio album, simply titled Alicia, will be out on March! "#ALICIA The Album 3/20," Keys wrote on Instagram alongside what appears to be the project's colorful cover art, which features the singer-songwriter photographed from four different angles against peach, purple and turquoise backdrops. The self-titled album follows Keys' 2016 LP Here, and was preceded by the Miguel-assisted lead single "Show Me Love" as well as "Time Machine" and the motivational "Underdog."She is also hitting the road for ‘Alicia -- The World Tour’, her first full-scale tour since 2013. The 2020 concert trek opens on June 5 in Dublin, Ireland and keeps her on the road through a Sept. 22 show at the Hard Rock Live Arena in Miami. View this post on Instagram If I get this strike ? I’m going on The #ALICIA World Tour ????????... Check my story for info A post shared by Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) on Jan 21, 2020 at 7:35am PST

ADELE’S MANAGER HINTS THE SINGER IS RELEASING NEW MUSIC THIS YEAR!

Adele last released an album in 2015! It’s been five years since her five-time Grammy-winning album 25, and now it looks she is finally ready to hit the studio once again to record her fourth studio album. It’s time for 31!Adele is thought to be on the brink of a comeback after a video hidden from the public was uploaded to her official YouTube channel. There are 12 videos available for her fans to watch and now there is one in private, invisible to the public.The singer's management have said that new songs are ready to be released.Jonathan Dickins told Music Week that singer will finally release the follow up to her 2015  album ’25’  and said “the sooner [it comes out] the better.”Ever since Adele split from her husband in April last year, rumours have been swirling on fan sites that the breakdown of this relationship would fuel her new music. She even teased her fans that she had been working hard in the studio, soon after celebrating her birthday last May.At the time she said: “This is 31…thank fucking god – 30 tried me so hard but I’m owning it and trying my hardest to lean in to it all.” She added: “For the first time in a decade I’m ready to feel the world around me and look up for once,” before hinting that a new album – ’30’ – could be on the way soon as she joked: “’30’ will be a drum n bass record to spite you. Chin up, eh”.While Adele hasn’t confirmed any new music releases, ahead of the interview with the Dickins, the singer dropped hints about her record in a coy Instagram post. “Bunch of f*cking savages, 30 will be a drum n bass record to spite you,” the singer joked.via GIPHY

THE 1975 UNVEILED NEW SINGLE 'ME & YOU TOGETHER SONG'

The band have debuted the fourth track released so far from their upcoming fourth album, Notes on a Conditional Form, which is slated for release on April 24th. 'Me & You Together Song' is a pure bop about making love and longing a point of contention rather than celebration. Little more than the concept of being young and in love, but doesn’t necessary always work out. Matty offers up glimpses into the stages of them falling in love and his fantasies of their future. “I had a dream where we had kids/You would cook, I’d do the nappies,” he sings on the second verse. “We went to Winter Wonderland/It was shit but we were happy.” When teasing their new single ‘Me and You Together Song’, Matty embraced the fact that they’re heading back to the very start. Replying to a comment on the post he said ‘Me and You Together Song’ is like “a Drive Like I Do song (kind of) [sic]” and that their “current vibe is very DLID”. DILD (Drive Like I Do) was one of the band’s original names, before they settled on The 1975. In recent years Healy’s elaborated on the band’s beginnings, saying in a 2017 tweet, he said that “The 1975 and Drive Like I Do are separate entities” but hinting that the early days are basically an alter-ego. He’s even teased a separate album under that moniker.Listen to the song below.'Notes on a Conditional Form', originally slated for a 21st February release, will now be out on 24th April.  The band went on to confirm that there'll be further new songs in February, March and right before the album in April. The 1975 previously released three other tracks off the 22-track LP, including the opening, self-titled instrumental, which features a monologue from climate change activist Greta Thunberg, “Frail State of Mind,” and “People.”

MACHINE GUN KELLY REVEALS POP-PUNK ALBUM TITLE, ‘TICKETS TO MY DOWNFALL’

Machine Gun Kelly has been teasing hints of a Travis Barker-produced pop-punk album over the past few weeks. Now, the musician has finally revealed its name. “the untitled pop punk album has a name,” he wrote on Instagram. “#TicketsToMyDownfall.”Last month, the rapper announced plans to release a rock album in 2020. Not long after revealing his plans on Twitter, he clarified himself by noting his follow-up to 2019’s Hotel Diablo LP would be better classified as a pop-punk.“I’d like to reword what I said last week to this: pop-punk album 2020,” he wrote.Prior to the name reveal, MGK has been posting studio clips over the past few weeks. Featuring Barker, Escape The Fate guitarist Kevin “Thrasher” Gruft and more, each post teased “the untitled pop punk album.”  He previously confirmed with Zane Lowe of Beats 1 in December that the album will have a stacked array of collaborations with plans to drop it in the first quarter of 2020.No release date has been announced for MGK’s fifth studio album, but he has given fans a preview of the sound they can expect to hear on the project by dropping a single titled “why are you here” showcasing his genre shift. Stream the new single below.
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