The 2014 Grammy nominees were announced on Friday with a big star-studded concert in Los Angeles, and as is the case nearly every year, there were a bunch of surprises — and a couple of disappointing snubs.THE SURPRISESThe usual suspects (Pink, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, et al.) dominate most of the big categories, but there are some new faces in the top categories like this year. Well, at least two.
1. Sara Bareilles' The Blessed UnrestBareilles' excellent pop release is undoubtedly the...Read Full Story
(Getty)The first Grammy nominations were announced on Friday night during an hour-long concert special on CBS hosted by LL Cool J. Jay Z, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and New Zealand newcomer Lorde were among the big nominees, but pop superstars Katy Perry and Taylor Swift also scored major nods. Check out the list of nominees below:Song of the Year “Just Give me A Reason” by Pink “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars “Roar” by Katy Perry “Royals” by Lorde “Same Love” by Macklemore and Ryan...Read Full Story
Justin Bieber has had his fair share of big name collaborators, including Kanye West and, most recently, R. Kelly. But this week he announced a collaboration that left many stunned: His next single will feature up-and-comer Chance the Rapper, aka the 20-year-old SPIN just named "Rapper of the Year."
Bieber confirmed the news on Instagram Thursday, writing, "Are you ready? My new single #Confident featuring @chancetherapper Sunday at Midnight." While the post drew mostly excited replies...Read Full Story
(Twitter) With all the negative press Justin Bieber has been getting for the past year, it's sometimes hard to remember why a legion of young women is in love with him in the first place. But then he goes and does something like what he did for Aussie fan Kate O'Neill this week, and it seems like Bieber fever isn't quite so baffling.O'Neill, a 19-year-old coordinator of the Bieber Melbourne Team, had intended to go to all of Bieber's Australian tour dates before a devastating car crash ruined...Read Full Story
(Instagram)In the six years since she announced her very teenage pregnancy on the cover of OK! magazine, Jamie Lynn Spears has, for the most part, avoided the spotlight. The former Nickelodeon star, who became engaged to businessman Jamie Watson earlier this year, has been quietly working on an a career in country music. This month, she finally unveiled the fruits of her labor in the form of her debut single, "How Could I Want More."And honestly, it's pretty good.The younger Spears hasn't...Read Full Story