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Hanging with H.E.R.: Here's how the R&B prodigy spent her Grammys weekend

There’s one thing H.E.R. was not, amid the mayhem of her first Grammys week: a deer in headlights. On Saturday night, you could find the singer upstairs in the Beverly Hilton, prepping to perform at Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammys Gala. An entourage of friends and family sat around the bed as...

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Avril Lavigne on Head Above Water, near-death experiences, and that crazy conspiracy theory

For people who witnessed Avril Lavigne’s entrance into the music world with 2002’s Let Go, it might be surprising to hear that Avril Lavigne, in 2019, listens to jazz and soul music all day every day: Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and Frank Sinatra, to name a few. Those interests...

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A high-energy Grammys show fixed one big problem, created new ones

The Recording Academy has heard the criticism. They have taken action. 2018 brought a very dude-ish Grammys ceremony and a very dumb-ish comment by Academy president Neil Portnow about how female artists had to “step up.” This year, at the 61st annual Grammy Awards, there were women, nay,...

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Women rule the night on stage at the Grammys

Dua Lipa may have gotten off the slyest shade at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards. While accepting the trophy for Best New Artist, she noted how honored she was to be nominated alongside so many incredible female artists: “I guess this year we’ve really stepped up.” She was referring to...

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Cardi B says she's sharing her Grammy with Mac Miller

Cardi B is sharing the love. The rapper made history Sunday night when she became the first female rapper to win Best Rap Album since Lauryn Hill took home the prize over 20 years ago as a member of the Fugees. Cardi B is the first female rapper to win the award as a solo artist. In the midst of...

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Hugh Jackman is now one 'O' away from an EGOT

Hugh Jackman is just one “O” away from being one of the greatest showmen. The actor inched one step closer to being a part of the rarefied EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winners) crowd when he took home a Grammy award on Sunday night. Jackman earned his Grammy for Compilation Soundtrack for...

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Brandi Carlile on the 'self-revealing' album that won 3 Grammys

Brandi Carlile has made critically acclaimed records with her widescreen voice and wide-open heart since 2005, earning a devoted audience that includes famous fans like Barack Obama, Dolly Parton, and Adele, all of whom contributed to an album of Carlile cover songs in 2017. But even the...

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Kacey Musgraves wins Album of the Year at 2019 Grammys

It’s Kacey Musgraves’ golden hour. The country artist won the coveted Album of the Year award at the Grammys on Sunday night for her critically acclaimed, genre-bending record (and EW’s pick for Best Album of 2018) Golden Hour. “I would have nothing without songs… it’s all about the...

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Cardi B becomes first solo female artist to win Best Rap Album at Grammys

Okurrr! Cardi B made history on Sunday night, becoming the first solo female artist to win Best Rap Album at the Grammys. With the victory for Invasion of Privacy, the 26-year-old rapper joined Lauryn Hill as the only female winner in the award’s 23-year history. Hill won in 1997 as a member of...

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Lady Gaga emotionally thanks Bradley Cooper during 'A Star Is Born' Grammys win

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper were on different continents as each collected trophies for their musical collaboration in 2018’s A Star Is Born. In Los Angeles, the pop singer took the stage at 61st annual Grammy Awards to collect the honor for Best Pop Duo/Group for the song “Shallow,” her...

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Ariana Grande celebrates first Grammy victory from 'lowkey' party at home

Ariana Grande is saying thank you (sans “next”) to the Recording Academy. Following her headline-making spat with Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich over her absence from the 2019 ceremony, the 25-year-old pop star won her first Grammy Award. “i know i’m not there tonight (trust, i tried and still...

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