January 26, 2014 |
The Grammy 2014 concert/awards at Staples Center is set to begin at 5 p.m. PST (with the show on tape delay for the West Coast at 8 p.m.) The pre-show awards included wins for Paul McCartney, Daft Punk, Rihanna and "Kinky Boots. " The red carpet has rolled out, and L.A. Times reporters are on the scene. See live coverage from the pre-show, the red carpet and the awards show below. (Mobile users, click here for live coverage.) GRAMMY PRE-SHOW | WINNERS, LIVE STREAM
August 24, 2013 |
Linda Ronstadt has disclosed that she is suffering from Parkinson's disease , and that the neurological disorder has left her unable to sing. The 67-year-old musician made the disclosure in an AARP Magazine interview posted online Friday. Ronstadt, an 11-time Grammy winner, said that she was diagnosed with the neurological ailment about eight months ago and "can't sing a note. " PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times “No one can sing with Parkinson's disease,” Ronstadt said.
January 27, 2014 |
One of the highlights of Sunday's Grammy Awards ceremony was the meeting of singer-songwriter generations with the teaming of Carole King and Sara Bareilles for a medley of King's “Beautiful” and Bareilles' “Brave,” her Grammy-nominated anthem of empowerment. Without a single pyrotechnic effect, King and Bareilles sparkled in one of the night's most enduring musical moments. As the segment came together at rehearsals at Staples Center, Bareilles received a master class in song arrangement and delivery from King, who tapped the invaluable training she absorbed as a member of New York's famed Brill Building school of songwriting in the 1960s.
February 11, 2013 |
The 55th Grammy Awards honored a wide range of acts on Sunday night. Mumford & Sons' "Babel" was named top album, Gotye won record of the year for "Somebody That I Used to Know" and the New York City group Fun. took home awards for song of the year with "We Are Young" and for best new artist. What to make of it all? Join Times pop music critic Randall Roberts and Times staff writer Todd Martens as they discuss the Grammys in a video chat right here at 10 a.m. The victories in the four major categories were in keeping with an evening that saw relatively youthful acts rewarded by the voting members of the Recording Academy.
February 5, 2010
Grammys boost sales As a promotional showcase, the Grammy Awards remain a force. Early results from Nielsen SoundScan show that artists who performed on the CBS telecast Sunday night are experiencing a relatively major sales boost. The Black Eyed Peas, for example, are on track for a stellar week with the Interscope set "The E.N.D.": Over four days last week (Monday through Thursday), the album sold 18,000 copies. In just two days this week (Tuesday and Wednesday), the set scanned 26,000 copies.
February 10, 2013 |
The Grammys, live . . . 8:55 p.m.: The Grammys saved the most fascinating performer for one of its final performances, and the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch finally received a Grammy tribute, albeit a brief one. First, to introduce Frank Ocean, Juanes declared him one of today's “more compelling singer-songwriters.” He gave a performance that lived up to that bill, although it may not widely expand his fan base. Ocean's “Forrest Gump” began with a striking guitar solo, which gave way as Ocean appeared onstage.