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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>More performers have been added to Sunday's lineup! <a href="http://t.co/dhMWGSRSy7">http://t.co/dhMWGSRSy7</a> <a href="http://t.co/QeFJW5IlfF">pic.twitter.com/QeFJW5IlfF</a></p>— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheGRAMMYs/status/563045297895780353">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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“We’re getting an introduction from the great Beyoncé,” Common told the magazine. “That’s a whole other level, to have her singing [the gospel standard [Take My Hand] ‘Precious Lord.’ I’m excited.” Six-time Grammy nominee Bey will reportedly be introduced by good pal Gwyneth Paltrow.



Mrs. Carter joins an already super-packed list of performers for Sunday’s show, which includes some recently added mash-ups featuring Sam Smith with Mary J. Blige, Album of the Year nominee Beck and Coldplay singer Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran jamming with recently reunited 1970s symphonic rock band ELO, as well as Grammy legend jazz icon Herbie Hancock, John Mayer and Roots drummer Questlove. "




so Gwyneth is introducing Beyonce.

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Here's an article on how it can be confusing how Groups/Songs are put in categories: http://fusion.net/listicle/44938/we-asked-an-anonymous-grammy-awards-voter-wtf-do-these-confusing-categories-even-mean/


We asked an anonymous Grammy Awards voter: WTF do these confusing categories even mean?


by Arielle Castillo

Okay, so we know the Grammys are the most official of the music awards shows because they’ve been around for approximately 1000 years (well, actually, 56, since 1959) and they’re voted on by industry professionals.

Over time, categories get added or renamed to reflect changing times – like “best dance/electronic album,” which got renamed last year to drop the outdated term “electronica.” So why do some of them remain so inscrutable and confusing? Why do old categories linger without ever getting really cleared out, overlapping with ones that actually make sense? Why is there both a “record of the year” category and an “song of the year?”

Well, we peeled back the secret Grammy illuminati curtain and asked an actual member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), the members of which vote for Grammy awards. Our member chose to remain anonymous because NARAS frowns upon members revealing themselves—they don’t want them exposed to undue influence.

Luckily, though, our Grammy voter was ready to spill a little. So here five Grammy category mysteries, more or less explained.

1. Let’s get the most confusing one out of the way – what’s deal with “record of the year” versus “song of the year?”


At first glance, the nominations for “record of the year” is a list of songs. So is, uh, “song of the year.” They don’t necessarily overlap. Hozier’s “Take Me to the Church” is in the “song” list, but not the one for “record”; Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” finds itself in the reverse situation.

“Think of it this way,” explains our Grammy voter on the inside. “The ‘song’ awards the actual composition, whereas the ‘record’ is for the overall impact of the recording: how the production, performance and tune all combine.” In other words, “Fancy,” for one, isn’t necessarily the greatest song as written, but its production and everything else is pretty bangin’.

2. What makes an album a “pop vocal album,” specifically, rather than just a “pop album,” a category which does not exist?


This one’s easy to explain—it’s just a case of the Grammys cleaning out now-defunct categories and not changing the names of the remaining ones

“The ‘pop vocal album’ category is a carryover from when there used to be separate categories for ‘pop vocal album’ and ‘pop instrumental album,’” says our Grammy voter. “The latter has been phased out — there aren’t many pop instrumental albums made any more, or at least not enough to warrant attention — but the nomenclature remains.


3. Why is a band like Coldplay nominated in the “pop vocal album” category rather than a rock category?


This goes back to how a song, album, or group starts out in the Grammy award pipeline. First, their people must make an official submission to NARAS for evaluation to see if they’re even good enough to put up for vote.

From there, experts in different genre-specific categories basically decide if an album/song/group fits into their category. This is where things can get subjective and weird.

“Whoever comprises the pop committee decided Coldplay was a good fit there, while the rock committee chose other nominees,” says our person on the inside. “If Coldplay had a song that rocked harder on ‘Ghost Stories’ — and they don’t — it’s conceivable that they could’ve shown up in both pop and rock.”

4. Speaking of rock, what’s up with the difference between “best rock performance” and “best rock song,” and the same difference between “performance” and “song” in other genre categories?


“Think of the ‘performance’/’song’ distinction as an extension of the ‘record of the year/’song of the year’ distinction,” says our expert. “The ‘performance’ awards just that — the performance (though ‘recording; might be a better way to say it — where the song awards the composition.”

In other words, an artist could have a totally great song but totally tank the performance and recording of it—but maybe, just maybe, the song could still get a nod. Let’s say, oh, someone else had bought “Let it Be” from the Beatles and then sang it off-key in a damp room. It’s unlikely, but that helps to understand the difference between the categories.

5. Finally, what’s up with the “urban contemporary” category? It seems to be made up mostly of artists who were also nominated in R&B categories, with maybe one exception.


This one is a big ol’ question mark at first—the “urban contemporary” nominees include Jhené Aiko, Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams, and Mali Music. The first four boast nominations in R&B and/or pop categories, and Mali Music’s already got a nod in a gospel category.

So what makes them then, all, “urban contemporary?” Even our Grammy voter is a little stumped by this one.

“Again, that’d be down to the individual committees to decide what artists fall where, while the overall board responsible for the overall categories chooses the categories and their names,” says our expert. “In this specific case, urban covers more modern soul while R&B seems slightly more traditional — but don’t hold me to that.”

Well, luckily, the Fader explained it in more detail a few days ago. As it turns out, it’s basically the creation of one producer, Ivan Barias, who wants a different term for new strains of genre-inclusive black pop.

And that’s part of the fun of the awards – watching them change as the musical landscape does.

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live 09.02. 2:00 am Germany on TV sixx








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aren't there some performances missing? wasn't there supposed to be a collab between ed sheeran, john mayer, ?estlove? saw rehearsal pics of them.


and Herbie Hancock... It's probably the thinking out loud performance but they didn't list all the performers, he's also dueting with ELO and Jeff Lynne.

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Here is an article about David Grohl presententing but what does this mean "Performers Representing rock tonight include AC/DC, Chris Martin.............."? That he is performing in the Rock Category?


[h=4]Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl has been added to the list of presenters at the 2015 Grammy Awards[/h] This Grammy Awards will take place tonight (Feb. 8), and in a last-minute move, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been added to the long list of presenters at the ceremony. Joining Grohl in the presenter role will be Anna Kendrick, Shia LaBeouf, Gwyneth Paltrow, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus.

Performers representing rock tonight will include AC/DC, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani, Beck and Hozier.


Those wondering why Foo Fighters’ new album, “Sonic Highways,” isn’t nominated for any Grammy Awards can rest easy. The album was released after the Grammy Awards’ Sept. 30 cut-off date. The Foos’ last album, 2011’s “Wasting Light,” and its songs snagged five Grammy Awards.

This year’s Best Rock Album nominees include Ryan Adams for his self-titled release, Beck with “Morning Phase,” The Black Keys with “Turn Blue,” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with “Hypnotic Eye” and U2 for “Songs of Innocence.

The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS tonight.

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so coldplay lost out both pop duo/group vocal performance (Say Something) and best film (20 feet from stardom). the remaining one (best pop vocal album) will be presented at the ceremony and don't think there is a chance for them to win there.

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it's the pre-ceremony now. not watching. but you can online i think. the ceremony starts in 1:40 time. almost 2 hours.


Oh okay. I cant watch atm now, will watch it tomorrow and hopefully someone will post the whole video :P

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