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Find out who’s up for Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and more By Allison Hussey, Quinn Moreland, and Evan Minsker November 24, 2020 The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, January 2018 (DON EMMERT/AFP via Getty Images) It’s that time of year once again—the 2021 Grammy Awards nominations were announced today (November 24). Leading the field is Beyoncé, […]

The Daily Show comedian replaces Alicia Keys, who hosted the past two years By Matthew Strauss November 24, 2020 Trevor Noah, January 2020 (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) Trevor Noah will host the 2021 Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced. He’ll take the place of Alicia Keys, who has hosted the 2019 and ’20 editions of the Grammys. Before Keys, James […]

By Melinda Newman 11/24/2020 Country radio may still not give women artists their due, but the Grammy voters heard them loud and clear Tuesday morning (Nov. 24), when the nominees for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards were announced. In the best country album category, four solo female acts and a co-ed group received nominations, shutting out […]

By Paul Grein 11/24/2020 Every year’s Grammy nominations brings its share of snubs and surprises. But this year also brought some absolute shockers. Take a look: Snub: The Weeknd, whose propulsive “Blinding Lights” is one of the year’s biggest and best hits, wasn’t nominated in any category. The Weeknd had better luck five years ago when he was up […]

Andy Jones Allow me to preface this answer by pointing out that there is no excuse or justification for John Lennon’s neglect of his first son, Julian. It remains one of John’s most grievous mistakes, and it certainly caused a great deal of pain to Julian. That said, this question seeks an answer for why, […]

Alpcan Aras A really good question. The song Bohemian Rhapsody includes such names as: Scaramouche, a clown character from Comedia dell’Arte Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango? Galileo Galilei, astronomist and Figaro, a character of Rossini’s Barber of Seville Galileo(Galileo),Galileo(Galileo), Galileo Figaro Beelzebub, a devil in Christianism Beelzebub, has a devil put aside for me, for […]

James O’Connor Well… This question lends itself purely to taste since so many albums, even by incredibly famous bands, were somewhat ignored by the public and critics alike. I’m a musical child of this era, growing up listening to AM, then the fledgling FM radio of the time. From AM came the hits, all day […]

Bob Smith Boston the band saw the height of it’s popularity in the 1970’s but continues to tour and produce music today . The band was essentially three former members of an early group called Freehold in 1969 .Those individuals being Tom Scholz, Barry Goudreau and Jim Masdea . That band would then become known […]

Alex Johnston Although this question is based on a faulty premise, it’s a very interesting query indeed. If we explore it, we can learn some actual music theory. First off, we must dispose of the premise in the question. Hendrix didn’t invent the chord, which is technically a dom7#9. It’s actually the chord in the opening […]

A conversation about the captivating sounds, burgeoning industry, and increasingly global influence of West African pop music, on our podcast The Pitchfork Review. By Pitchfork November 20, 2020 Davido (photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for 105.1), Wizkid (photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage), and Burna Boy (photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage) Over the last several years, American listeners have grown […]


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