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See the Full List of Grammy 2021 Nominations

The 63rd annual Grammy Awards Nominations have been announced, and will be broadcast by CBS from Los Angeles on Sunday, January 31st. Not much else is known about the ceremony, one of the many awards shows taking place as the coronavirus pandemic and its resulting restrictions continue.

After 40 years, the show’s longtime producer, Ken Ehrlich, has retired from the awards, and Ben Winston will be taking over. Ben is best known for his work on James Corden’s late-night show and “Carpool Karaoke”. Trevor Noah, from “The Daily Show,” will host. Performers have yet to be announced.

Check out the nominations below:

Album of the Year
Chilombo, Jhené Aiko
Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition), Black Pumas
Everyday Life, Coldplay
Djesse Vol. 3, Jacob Collier
Women in Music Pt. III, Haim
Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa
Hollywood’s Bleeding, Post Malone
folklore, Taylor Swift

Record of the Year
“Black Parade,” Beyoncé
“Colors,” Black Pumas
“Rockstar,” DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
“Say So,” Doja Cat
“Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish
“Don’t Start Now,” Dua Lipa
“Circles,” Post Malone
“Savage,” Megan Thee Stallion

Song of the Year
“Black Parade,” Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk and Rickie “Caso” Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)
“The Box,” Samuel Gloade and Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)
“Cardigan,” Aaron Dessner and Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
“Circles,” Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post and Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)
“Don’t Start Now,” Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa and Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)
“Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish O’Connell and Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
“I Can’t Breathe,” Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)
“If the World Was Ending,” Julia Michaels and JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels)

Best New Artist
Ingrid Andress
Phoebe Bridgers
CHIKA
Noah Cyrus
D Smoke
Doja Cat
Kaytranada
Megan Thee Stallion

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Yummy” by Justin Bieber
“Say So” by Doja Cat
“everything I wanted” by Billie Eilish
“Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa
“Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles
“cardigan” by Taylor Swift

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Un Dia (One Day)” by J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Dua Lipa, Tainy
“Intentions” by Justin Bieber
“Dynamite” by BTS
“Rain on Me” by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande
“Exile” by Taylor Swift and Justin Vernon

Best Pop Vocal Album
Changes by Justin Bieber
Chromatica by Lady Gaga
Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
Fine Line by Harry Styles
folklore by Taylor Swift

Best Rap Performance
“Deep Reverence,” Big Sean Featuring Nipsey Hussle
“Bop,” DaBaby
“What’s poppin,” Jack Harlow
“The Bigger Picture,” Lil Baby
“Savage,” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé
“Dior,” Pop Smoke

Best Melodic Rap Performance
“Rockstar,” DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
“Laugh Now, Cry Later,” Drake featuring Lil Durk
“Lockdown,” Anderson .Paak
“The Box,” Roddy Ricch
“Highest in the Room,” Travis Scott

Best Rap Song
“The Bigger Picture,” Dominique Jones, Noah Pettigrew and Rai’shaun Williams, songwriters (Lil Baby)
“The Box,” Samuel Gloade and Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)
“Laugh Now, Cry Later,” Durk Banks, Rogét Chahayed, Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Ron LaTour and Ryan Martinez, songwriters (Drake featuring Lil Durk)
“Rockstar,” Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, Ross Joseph Portaro IV and Rodrick Moore, songwriters (DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch)
“Savage,” Beyoncé, Shawn Carter, Brittany Hazzard, Derrick Milano, Terius Nash, Megan Pete, Bobby Session Jr., Jordan Kyle Lanier Thorpe and Anthony White, songwriters (Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé)

Best R&B Song
“Better Than I Imagine,” Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndegeocello and Gabriella Wilson, songwriters (Robert Glasper featuring H.E.R. and Meshell Ndegeocello)
“Black Parade,” Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk and Rickie “Caso” Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)
“Collide,” Sam Barsh, Stacey Barthe, Sonyae Elise, Olu Fann, Akil King, Josh Lopez, Kaveh Rastegar and Benedetto Rotondi, songwriters (Tiana Major9 and Earthgang)
“Do It,” Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Anton Kuhl, Victoria Monét, Scott Storch and Vincent Van Den Ende, songwriters (Chloe X Halle)
“Slow Down,” Nasri Atweh, Badriia Bourelly, Skip Marley, Ryan Williamson and Gabriella Wilson, songwriters (Skip Marley and H.E.R.)

Best Progressive R&B Album
Chilombo, Jhené Aiko
Ungodly Hour, Chloe X Halle
Free Nationals, Free Nationals
____ Yo Feelings, Robert Glasper
It Is What It Is, Thundercat

Best R&B Performance
“Lightning & Thunder” by Jhené Aiko ft. John Legend
“Black Parade”by Beyoncé
“All I Need” by Jacob Collier ft. Mahalia and Ty Dolla Sign
“Goat Head” by Brittany Howard
“See Me” by Emily King

Best Music Video
“Brown Skin Girl” by Beyoncé
“Life Is Good” by Future ft. Drake
“Lockdown” by Anderson Paak
“Adore You” by Harry Styles
“Goliath” by Woodkid

Best Music Film
Beastie Boys Story, Beastie Boys
Black Is King, Beyoncé
We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, Freestyle Love Supreme
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, Linda Ronstadt
That Little Ol’ Band From Texas, ZZ Top

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album
YHLQMDLG, Bad Bunny
Por Primera Vez, Camilo
Mesa Para Dos, Kany García
PAUSA Pausa, Ricky Martin
3:33, Debi Nova

Best Rock Song
“Kyoto” by Phoebe Bridgers
“Lost in Yesterday” by Tame Impala
“Shameika” by Fiona Apple
“Not” by Big Thief
“Stay High” by Brittany Howard

Best Rock Album
A Hero’s Death, Fontaines D.C.
Kiwanuka, Michael Kiwanuka
Daylight, Grace Potter
Sound & Fury, Sturgill Simpson
The New Abnormal, The Strokes

Best Rock Performance
“Shameika” by Fiona Apple
“Not” by Big Thief
“Kyoto” by Phoebe Bridgers
“The Steps” by Haim
“Stay High” by Brittany Howard
“Daylight” by Grace Potter

Best Alternative Music Album
Fetch the Bolt Cutters, Fiona Apple
Hyperspace, Beck
Punisher, Phoebe Bridgers
Jamie, Brittany Howard
The Slow Rush, Tame Impala

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
Dave Cobb
Flying Lotus
Andrew Watt

Best American Roots Performance
“Colors,” Black Pumas
“Deep in Love,” Bonny Light Horseman
“Short and Sweet,” Brittany Howard
“I’ll Be Gone,” Norah Jones and Mavis Staples
“I Remember Everything,” John Prine

Best Country Solo Performance
“Stick That in Your Country Song,” Eric Church
“Who You Thought I Was,” Brandy Clark
“When My Amy Prays,” Vince Gill
“Black Like Me,” Mickey Guyton
“Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert

Best Country Song
“Bluebird,” Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby and Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
“The Bones,” Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz, songwriters (Maren Morris)
“Crowded Table,” Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Lori McKenna, songwriters (The Highwomen)
“More Hearts Than Mine,” Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis and Derrick Southerland, songwriters (Ingrid Andress)
“Some People Do,” Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey and Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Old Dominion)

Best Country Album
Lady Like, Ingrid Andress
Your Life Is a Record, Brandy Clark
Wildcard, Miranda Lambert
Nightfall, Little Big Town
Never Will, Ashley McBryde

Best Global Music Album
Fu Chronicles, Antibalas
Twice as Tall, Burna Boy
Agora, Bebel Gilberto
Love Letters, Anoushka Shankar
Amadjar, Tinariwen


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Mary J. Blige Teams up for 3D Exclusive Experience

UMe’s Urban Legends has teamed up to create an extraordinary one-of-a-kind 3-D experience for ardent Mary J. Blige fans that celebrates the November 29 anniversary of My Life, one of the most critically acclaimed and important R&B albums of all time.

Over the past few days, 500 randomly selected superfans from her newsletter and website, ages 21+, received an invitation to dive into a dynamic online environment full of rare content via mobile or desktop that mirrors virtual reality. Custom-built so fans can interact with one another as well as with digital concierges designed to guide them on-demand throughout the journey, UMe’s Urban Legends and Soul In The Horn provide VIP access to My Life music, performances, visuals and more.

Mary J. Blige, the legendary singer-songwriter, actress, philanthropist and honorary Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, will re-release her acclaimed 1994 sophomore album, My Life, on November 20 via Geffen/UMe. The album will be released in three physical forms: a 2CD, a standard weight black double vinyl, and a triple vinyl edition in translucent blue with a lenticular cover, including bonus tracks featuring LL Cool J, and Smif ‘N Wessun. The 3LP edition will also be available digitally which will also feature commentary by Mary J. Blige on the original album tracks. From her No. 57 hit “You Bring Me Joy” to her No. 22 version of Rose Royce’s 1976 soul classic “I’m Going Down,” My Life was one of Blige’s most creatively vital works to date.

Bringing fans into My Life through an immersive digital experience fittingly celebrates an iconic artist and her groundbreaking album. In addition to basics such as emojis, chats and avatars to spur conversations, the journey starts in the studio and continues through to the stage allowing for 360 panning and immersive audio as visitors move through the virtual space easily navigated on mobile or desktop devices. For additional guidance, fans may enlist the on-demand help of a concierge. The experience is scaled so that as one moves closer to or away from the action, video and sound increase and decrease proportionately. Once inside, fans discover a great room that allows for roaming from one area to another solo or with other fans. Areas include a studio environment where fans can listen to My Life with track-by-track commentary from Mary J. Blige as she discusses each song and what it means to her; a digital closet with deep dives into Blige’s fashion statements and iconic looks; a special merchandise corner showcasing the Mary J. Blige Sun Goddess wine brand, and another area, a digital merch table, brings fans to the Mary J. Blige online store. A stylish lounge invites fans to sit back and watch rarely seen interviews with Mary J. Blige. There’s even a main stage where, as the headlining performer, Mary J. Blige takes the stage in filmed performances and videos. Fans can post about their experiences using #MJBMYLife.

‘Welcome To My Life’ brings an innovative artist and one of her most significant projects to some of her most dedicated fans via an innovative platform in an era when at-home entertainment is more important than ever.


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Donny Osmond Returns To Las Vegas for First-Ever Solo Residency

Legendary entertainer and music icon, Donny Osmond, has announced his return to Las Vegas and the Caesars Entertainment family with his first-ever solo multi-year residency inside Harrah’s Showroom at Harrah’s Las Vegas, opening Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.

“Donny Osmond has achieved a lifetime of remarkable milestones as an entertainer, including countless memories with us during his 11-year run at Flamingo,” said Caesars Entertainment Regional President Gary Selesner. “We’re thrilled to welcome him to the stage at Harrah’s Las Vegas next summer for an all-new show, and we look forward to sharing many more unforgettable moments with our guests and one of music’s most beloved stars.”

In an unprecedented and history-making deal for Harrah’s, Osmond’s return to stage will be an exciting, energy-filled musical journey of his unparalleled life as one of the most recognized entertainers in the world. Guests can expect a party as he performs his timeless hits, shares stories of his greatest showstopping memories and introduces brand new music in a completely reimagined song and dance celebration. The announcement comes almost exactly one year after the curtains closed for the final time on his previous record-breaking 11-year residency at Flamingo Las Vegas. Fans can once again experience an unforgettable night with Donny Osmond – exclusively at Harrah’s Las Vegas.

Spanning five decades of entertainment, Donny Osmond has been a singer, actor, triple-threat television series host (talk show, game show, variety show) and best-selling author (his autobiography entered the UK bestseller chart at #1). Throughout his illustrious career, Donny has earned 33 gold records; selling over 100 million albums becoming a worldwide music legend. Currently Donny is hard at work on his 63rd album which is set to be all original music for the performer. Osmond’s debut at Harrah’s signifies the launch of his highly anticipated world tour.

“Las Vegas has been great to me and my family and in many ways, so this feels like a homecoming,” said Osmond. “I am incredibly excited to return to the entertainment capital of the world for my own solo residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas next summer, and I hope my fans are as excited as I am.”

“The addition of the renowned talent of Donny Osmond to our already impressive entertainment lineup further cements Harrah’s position as a leading center-Strip property,” added Dan Walsh, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Harrah’s Las Vegas.

Tickets will go on sale to the public starting Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. PT. Presale tickets for Caesars Rewards members as well as Ticketmaster customers will be available Monday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. PT.


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Billie Eilish’s New Track is Stuck in Everyone’s Heads

“Therefore I Am” is a song by American singer Billie Eilish. It was released through Darkroom and Interscope Records on November 12, 2020. The song was written by Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell, with production being solely handled by the latter.

“Therefore I Am” is an uptempo pop and dark pop track. Lyrically, Eilish sings about not caring what people think about her. A music video was released on the same day, and depicts Eilish in an empty shopping mall while eating and drinking various foods and beverages.

A music video for “Therefore I Am” premiered on Eilish’s YouTube channel on November 12, 2020 at 1 pm Eastern Time/10 am Pacific Time and was featured on the Viacom Times Square billboard. The video was solely directed by Eilish. The video was shot inside the Glendale Galleria shopping mall in California, where she would frequently go when she was a young teenager.

Eilish told Lowe about the video: “The video is just the way that the song feels to me—careless and not really trying. The video, we, number one, shot on an iPhone, which we didn’t even mean to do.” She described the video as both “random” and “chaotic”, and revealed that it was filmed overnight with “barely any crew.” Fans believe Eilish made the music video in order to prove that she does not care what people think about her body.

Listen to the addictive song here.


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Megan Thee Stallion Announces Her Latest Collab

Fashion Nova and award-winning rapper and philanthropist, Megan Thee Stallion, announced the highly anticipated launch of the Fashion Nova X Megan Thee Stallion collection, a line of premium denim, luxe corset bodysuits and tops with matching pants, jaw-dropping dresses and plush outerwear. The capsule collection boasts 106 pieces in total, at affordable prices ranging from $24.99 to $199.99 and is available beginning today exclusively at fashionnova.com.

“This collection was inspired by Megan’s unwavering confidence, fearless style, and infectious personality,” said Fashion Nova CEO/Founder Richard Saghian. “Every piece was meticulously designed with exceptional fabrics in a variety of looks and prints to make our customer stand out and feel empowered and we are excited to finally bring our creative collaboration with her to life for everyone to experience.”

“Designing this line with Fashion Nova has been a labor of love,” said Megan Thee Stallion. “Not only am I able to bring my signature look to all the hotties out there, but I was able to create sexy and beautiful clothing that fit bodies of all shapes, sizes, and heights. If you’re a tall girl like me, finding clothes that have savage style has never been easy, until now.”

The Fashion Nova X Megan Thee Stallion collection will make customers feel like they are on a wild Western Moto Speed Chase with a full assortment of statement styles and fits ranging from junior to plus sizes. Chic matching pet wear so your four-legged furry friends can look just as stylish as you.
The mesmerizing animal prints that parade along the entire collection are made up of faux zebra, leopard, and python.


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