In this, the third of a four-part rundown of the likely nominees in the Big Four Grammy categories, HITS’ Paul Grein surveys the field for Song of the Year.
In this, the second of a four-part look at the likely nominees in the Big Four categories, HITS’ Grammy whisperer breaks down the field for the Record of the Year competition.
In this pic, posted by the superstar on Instagram, YMCMB/Republic megastar Drake celebrates scoring a billion streams on Apple Music with the tech giant's Eddy Cue, Tim Cook and Larry Jackson. "This is momentous," Cook proclaimed, "and I can't wait to listen to Views again, as soon as I figure out where to plug in my headphones."
"Say weed!," urged Miley Cyrus before snapping the above pic with iHeartMedia's John Sykes, Tom Poleman and Marissa Morris during this weekend's iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Moments after striking a pose, the group assumed very different positions, as Cyrus led them in a pre-show yoga sesh.
The eligibility year for the 59th annual Grammy Awards ends 9/30. Let’s see how the key races are shaping up. We'll start with Best New Artist...
Here's something that's not subject to debate: Dualtone's The Lumineers belong in the White House. Or rather, nearby; they'll be appearing as part of President Obama's South by South Lawn festival on 10/3. The event, designed to spur activism, ideas and creativity, will also feature Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Leonardo DiCaprio and Stranger Things creators The Duffer Brothers.
"Thank goodness I didn't wear MY wig and giant bow tonight as well," reflects iHeart's Tom Poleman during this festive backstage photo op with prexy John Sykes and Monkey Puzzle/RCA's Sia at the iHeart fest in Vegas. "That would've been mortifying." Meanwhile, in the background, Crush's Jonathan Daniel sought shelter under Sia's headgear.
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A loaded release schedule. (9/26a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: HANDICAPPING THE NOMINEES, PT. 1
Best New Artist has at least a dozen contenders. (9/26a)
DRAKE DRAWS BLOOD WITH “MOBILE MOVIE”
Add filmmaker to his impressive resume. (9/26a)
NEW RELEASES: AN ILLUMINATING SURVEY(UPDATE)
Shawn Mendes takes the early lead. (9/26a)
TOP 50 STREAMED SONGS CHART DEBUTS
Chainsmokers lead the way. (9/23a)