It’s time to spark another blunt and ponder some of the more compelling questions swirling around the Grammys. We find the Grammy process endlessly intriguing—don’t you?
Expect Grammy voters to “share the wealth” this year. If my hunches are correct, no artist will take more than one of the “Big Four” awards. This would be the first time in six years that those marquee awards have been dispersed so widely.
Check out this ingenious Grammy ad focusing on the Album of the Year contest, done as a "remix" of the various nominees animated on the surfaces of the city. The spot premiered during the Super Bowl.
For the last two years, the artist also known as Future Hendrix has been steadily challenging the status quo, collaborating on and releasing a phenomenal flow of new singles, mixtapes and albums. He's proved again with EVOL that his blueprint works...
Beyoncé is going on tour. Repeat: Beyoncé is going on tour. This is not a drill. The 40-date, worldwide Formation Tour was announced immediately after her red-hot Super Bowl halftime appearance.
We may never know who got cold feet about the booking of Coldplay as the halftime act for the 50th edition of the Super Bowl, but Chris Martin & Co. had a quick four and out in Sunday’s presentation dominated by Beyonce’s new single, Bruno Mars’ Grammy-nominated record and images of past Super Bowl performers.
Epic’s Zara Larsson f/MNEK and Republic’s Zendaya f/Chris Brown vie for adds at Pop and Rhythm radio, while Roc Nation/Columbia’s J. Cole impacts the latter. Alternative welcomes a batch of new tracks, with Astralwerks/Capitol’s Halsey and Dualtone’s The Lumineers leading the charge. Click the links for details, buddy.
Fox's Kung Fu Panda 3 remains the highest-grossing movie at the domestic box office for a second week with $21m, while, the biggest bow of Super Bowl weekend belonged to Universal's Coen Brothers comedy, Hail, Caesar!
The noteworthy sights and sounds (verified by Shazam) during the big game included…
ON RECORDS: RANDOM GRAMMY THOUGHTS
Admit it, you have these kinds of thoughts too. (2/8a)
CHART STORY: RIHANNA’S HARD “WORK” PAID OFF
Sia's latest arrives as well. (2/8a)
Add another megastar to the Grammy-night list. (2/5a)
HITS LIST PUTS YOU ON THE 50-YARD LINE
Are you ready for some football? (2/4a)
ADELE WADES INTO THE STREAM AGAIN
Still no album, but another single is streaming. (2/5a)