October 9, 2013 |
The first slate of performers for the Dec. 6 Grammy Awards nominations concert includes Drake, Robin Thicke, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Keith Urban, who will take part in the event at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. Nominations will be announced in a one-hour special on CBS: “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night.” The show will be hosted again by rapper-actor LL Cool J. The awards will be presented Jan. 26 at Staples Center in downtown L.A. The push toward the 2013 Grammy Awards took another important step Wednesday, with first-round ballots being sent to the Recording Academy's roughly 12,000 voting members.
September 25, 2013 |
The 14th Latin Grammy nominations were announced Wednesday at the Avalon in Hollywood, with Natalie Cole, Draco Rosa and Alejandro Sanz among the nominees. The ceremony highlighting the best music recorded in Spanish or Portuguese will take place Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Below is a complete list of the 2013 nominations as provided by the Latin Recording Academy. Record of the Year "Tanto" - Pablo Alborán "Vivir Mi Vida" - Marc Anthony "La Nave Del Olvido" - Buika "Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida" - Andrés Cepeda "Bachata Rosa" - Natalie Cole Duet With Juan Luis Guerra "Desde Lejos" - Santiago Cruz "Más Y Más" - Draco Rosa Featuring Ricky Martin "Mi Marciana" - Alejandro Sanz "Um Abraçaço" - Caetano Veloso "Volví A Nacer" - Carlos Vives Album of the Year "Tanto" - Pablo Alborán "Presente" - Bajofondo "Papitwo" - Miguel Bosé "Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida" - Andrés Cepeda "En Español" - Natalie Cole "Escultura" - Guaco "Versiones" - Gian Marco "Vida" - Draco Rosa "La Música No Se Toca" - Alejandro Sanz "Corazón Profundo" - Carlos Vives Song of the Year "Esse Cara Sou Eu" - Roberto Carlos, songwriter (Roberto Carlos)
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.
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August 15, 2013 |
Grammy-winning R&B singer Miguel was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor drunk driving early Monday after he was pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer for a traffic violation in Marina del Rey. Miguel Pimentel, 27, was pulled over for speeding and driving with tinted windows after 2 a.m. near the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Mindanao Way, according to CHP spokeswoman Corina Munoz. The CHP administered field sobriety tests including measuring his blood alcohol, Munoz said.
August 14, 2013 |
Who said a little band drama would hurt record sales? Despite not touring -- or even speaking to one another -- the Civil Wars have earned their first No. 1 album. The Grammy-winning folk duo's self-titled sophomore album sold 116,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The follow-up to 2011's “Barton Hollow,” which debuted at No. 10, might be a hit for Nashville singer-songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White, but the album's success comes at time when tensions between the duo are so high they aren't promoting the album together, let alone speaking to each other, according to Williams.
June 29, 2013 |
Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl, the female ensemble Trio Ellas will be among the top-billed acts at Mariachi USA Festival, a glittering annual showcase of charro-suited talent. It'll make a nice change of pace for the three young Mexican American women: guitarist Stephanie Amaro, violinist Suemy Gonzalez and Nelly Cortez, who plays the formidable, wide-bodied guitarrón. Although last year Trio Ellas earned a Latin Grammy nomination for ranchera album for its debut release, "Con Ustedes" (With You)