February 10, 2013

2013 55th Grammy Awards

Photo Courtesy of Laura Lieff
The Excitement Starts Tonight!!!

Tomorrow is the 55th Grammy Awards which will be a bittersweet moment for the music industry because around the same time last year we lost a very influential and gifted entertainer, Whitney Houston. There are rumors that the Grammy's is scheduled to have another Whitney Tribute performed by amazing artists who will take stage in celebrating the legacy and life of "THE VOICE". 

The Grammy's will be held at The Staples Center in Los Angeles LIVE February 10th at 8PM eastern on CBS. The arena will be filled with tons of celebrities, comedians, producers, singers, and heavy big names as they all unite to celebrate the best of the best in music. The performances will be a star studded event of those who will take the stage as well as presenters. Performers who are scheduled to rip the stage are: 

  • Travis Barker, Chuck D, LL Cool J, Tom Morello, and DJ Z-Trip
  • Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert
  • The Black Keys
  • Zac Brown, T Bone Burnett (as musical director), Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard, Elton John, Mumford & Sons, and Mavis Staples, who will pay tribute to the late Levon Helm of the Band
  • Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea and Kenny Garrett in tribute to Dave Brubeck
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band with the Black Keys
  • Fun.
  • Elton John with Ed Sheeran, performing together live for the first time
  • Juanes
  • Alicia Keys and Maroon 5
  • The Lumineers
  • Bruno Mars, Rihanna, and Sting
  • Miguel and Wiz Khalifa
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Frank Ocean
  • Rihanna
  • Taylor Swift
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Jack White


The lineup seems like no other award show will top it this year in 2013. I'm looking forward to Justin Timberlake and Rihanna's performances. Rihanna has a special surprise for her performance and it looks like she'll be performing alongside the Marley's.
What's even more exciting about this years Grammy's are the nominees, looks like the Grammy's have been listening to the people's opinions and have decided to nominate REAL ARTISTS and their work. Check out some of the artists that are up for a Grammy, maybe more than one. 

1. RECORD OF THE YEAR

Lonely Boy

The Black Keys
The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer
Track from: El Camino
Label: Nonesuch

Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)

Kelly Clarkson
Greg Kurstin, producer; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Greg Kurstin & Jesse Shatkin, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
Label: RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited

We Are Young

Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe
Jeff Bhasker, producer; Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dawson, Ken Lewis, Pawel Sek & Stuart White, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
Track from: Some Nights
Label: Fueled By Ramen

Somebody That I Used To Know

Gotye Featuring Kimbra
Wally De Backer, producer; Wally De Backer & Francois Tetaz, engineers/mixers; William Bowden, mastering engineer
Track from: Making Mirrors
Label: Universal Republic

Thinkin Bout You

Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean & Shea Taylor, producers; Jeff Ellis, Mark "Spike" Stent, Pat Thrall & Marcos Tovar, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer
Track from: Channel Orange
Label: Def Jam

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Taylor Swift
Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, producers; Serban Ghenea, Sam Holland, Michael Ilbert & John Hanes, engineer/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
Label: Big Machine Records

2. ALBUM OF THE YEAR

El Camino

The Black Keys
The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tchad Blake, Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer
Label: Nonesuch

Some Nights

Fun.
Janelle Monáe, featured artist; Jeff Bhasker, Emile Haynie, Jake One & TommyD, producers; Jeff Bhasker, Pete Bischoff, Jeff Chestek, Rich Costey, Andrew Dawson, Emile Haynie, Ken Lewis, Manny Marroquin, Sonny Pinnar, Pawel Sek & Stuart White, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
Label: Fueled By Ramen

Babel

Mumford & Sons
Markus Dravs, producer; Robin Baynton & Ruadhri Cushnan, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
Label: Glassnote

Channel Orange

Frank Ocean
André 3000, John Mayer, Earl Sweatshirt & Tyler, The Creator, featured artists; Om'Mas Keith, Malay, Frank Ocean, Pharrell & Shea Taylor, producers; Calvin Bailif, Andrew Coleman, Jeff Ellis, Doug Fenske, Om'Mas Keith, Malay, Frank Ocean, Ken Oriole, Philip Scott, Mark "Spike" Stent, Pat Thrall, Marcos Tovar & Vic Wainstein, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer
Label: Def Jam

Blunderbuss

Jack White
Jack White, producer; Vance Powell & Jack White, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
Label: Third Man/Columbia Records

3. SONG OF THE YEAR

The A Team

Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)
Track from: +
Label: Elektra; Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Adorn

Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
Label: RCA/Bystorm Entertainment; Publisher: Art Dealer Chic

Call Me Maybe

Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)
Label: 604 Records/Schoolboy Records/Interscope; Publishers: Jepsen Music Publishing, Regular Monkey Productions, Crowe Music Publishing

Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)

Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)
Label: RCA/19 Recordings; Publishers: Universal Music Publishing MGB Scandinavia, Perfect Storm Music Group/Sony ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia, BMG Gold Songs, Kurstin Music/EMI April Music

We Are Young

Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun. FeaturingJanelle Monáe)
Track from: Some Nights
Label: Fueled By Ramen; Publishers: WB Music, FBR Music, Bearvon Music/Rough Art/Shira Lee Lawrence Rick Music/Way Above Music/Sony ATV Songs

4. BEST NEW ARTIST

Frank Ocean


5. BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

Set Fire To The Rain [Live]

Adele
Track from: Live At The Royal Albert Hall
Label: XL/Columbia

Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)

Kelly Clarkson
Label: RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited

Call Me Maybe

Carly Rae Jepsen
Label: 604 Records/Schoolboy Records/Interscope

Wide Awake

Katy Perry
Label: Capitol

Where Have You Been

Rihanna
Track from: Talk That Talk
Label: Def Jam

8. BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

Stronger

Kelly Clarkson
Label: RCA Records/19 Recordings LLC

Ceremonials

Florence & The Machine
Label: Universal Republic

Some Nights

Fun.
Label: Fueled By Ramen

Overexposed

Maroon 5
Label: A&M/Octone

The Truth About Love

Pink
Label: RCA Records

17. BEST R&B PERFORMANCE

Thank You

Estelle
Track from: All Of Me
Label: Home School/Atlantic

Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)

Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Ledisi
Track from: Black Radio
Label: Blue Note

I Want You

Luke James
Label: Mercury

Adorn

Miguel
Label: RCA Records / Bystorm Entertainment

Climax

Usher
Track from: Looking 4 Myself
Label: RCA Records

18. BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE

Lately

Anita Baker
Label: Blue Note

Love On Top

Beyoncé
Track from: 4
Label: Columbia Records

Wrong Side Of A Love Song

Melanie Fiona
Track from: The MF Life
Label: SRC

Real Good Hands

Gregory Porter
Track from: Be Good
Label: Motema Music

If Only You Knew

SWV
Track from: I Missed Us
Label: Mass Appeal Entertainment/E1 Music

19. BEST R&B SONG

Adorn

Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
Label: RCA/Bystorm Entertainment; Publisher: Art Dealer Chic

Beautiful Surprise

Tamia Hill, Claude Kelly & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Tamia)
Label: Plus 1 Music Group; Publishers: Plus 1 Publishing, Studiobeast Music/Warner Tamerlane Music/Linden Springfield/EMI Blackwood Music

Heart Attack

Benjamin Levin, Rico Love & Tremaine Neverson, songwriters (Trey Songz)
Track from: Chapter V
Label: Songbook/Atlantic; Publishers: Matza Ball Music/Where Da Kasz At, EMI Foray Music, April's Boy Muzik/Warner Chappell Music

Pray For Me

Antonio Dixon, Kenny Edmonds, Anthony Hamilton & Patrick “jQue” Smith, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)
Track from: Back To Love
Label: RCA; Publishers: Tappy Whyte's Music/Songs of Universal, Faze 2 Music/Songs of Universal, Antonio Dixon's Muzik/EMI April Music, Christopher Matthew Music Publishing/Songs of Windswept Pacific

Refill

Darhyl "DJ" Camper, Elle Varner & Andrew "Pop" Wansel, songwriters (Elle Varner)
Track from: Perfectly Imperfect
Label: RCA Records/MBK Entertainment; Publishers: Ellevision Music/Sony ATV Songs, Private Stock Entertainment/Songs of Universal, CampStar Music/EMI April

22. BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)

Drake Featuring Lil' Wayne
Track from: Take Care
Label: Cash Money Records

N****s In Paris

Jay-Z & Kanye West
Track from: Watch The Throne
Label: Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC

Daughters

Nas
Track from: Life Is Good
Label: Def Jam

Mercy

Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
Label: G.O.O.D. Music / Island Def Jam

I Do

Young Jeezy Featuring Jay-Z & André 3000
Track from: TM: 103 Hustlerz Ambition
Label: Def Jam

25. BEST RAP ALBUM

Take Care

Drake
Label: Cash Money Records

Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1

Lupe Fiasco
Label: Atlantic

Life Is Good

Nas
Label: Def Jam

Undun

The Roots
Label: Island Def Jam

God Forgives, I Don't

Rick Ross
Label: Def Jam

Based On A T.R.U. Story

2 Chainz
Label: Island Def Jam

And this is just to name a few, more nominees and categories will be announced throughout the show. For more on this years Grammy's, you can check out Grammy.com And make sure you tune in to watch the show, watch the fashion, music performances and winners all on one big night for music. 

SourceGRAMMY