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“I no be ya mate” – Angelique Kidjo beats Burna Boy to a Grammy

Angelique Kidjo was announced winner for her album Celia at the 62nd Grammy Awards held on Sunday in Los Angeles, US. She beat off competition from a crowded field that included Afro-fusion singer, Burna Boy, Altin Gun, Gece; Bokante & Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley, What Heat; and Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet, Fanm D’Ayiti.

The announcement was made by host Alicia Keys joined by Boyz II Men. With his 2020 nomination, Burna Boy joins the likes of Seun Kuti, Femi Kuti and King Sunny Ade in getting listed in that category at the Grammy Awards.

Grammy Awards Aftermath: Angelique Kidjo dedicates Win To Burna Boy & AKA confesses that he doesnt hate Burna Boy.

The results of the 62nd Grammy Awards last night took the continent of Africa, especially Nigerians by storm. Millions of Burna Boy fans were disappointed when the Grammy Award for the best World Music Category was goven to veteran, music artiste Angelique Kidjo.

In a surprisingly gracious move, the African diva dedicated her win to Burna Boy and the movement of new artistes taking the continent by storm. Inspite of that and in the wake of Angelique kidjo’s win over Burna boy, South African rapper AKA has shot down accusations making the rounds that he hates Burna boy.

In a tweet incensed by trolling fans, the controversial rapper responded that it is time to move away from the hate narrative and that Burna boy is still a champion because to him a nomination is also a win.

2020 Grammy Awards: Full list of Nominees & Winners

The 2020 Grammy Awards has wrapped, with Billie Eilish sweeping the top four categories — song, record, album and new artist. Other top awards went to Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Tanya Tucker and more.

Alicia Keys hosted the live ceremony from Staples Center in Los Angeles, where multiple winners and performers paid tribute to the late Kobe Bryant.

Here is the list of winners and nominees:


WINNER: “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — Billie Eilish

“I, I” — Bon Iver

“Norman F— Rockwell!” — Lana Del Rey “Thank U, Next” — Ariana Grande

“I Used to Know Her” — H.E.R.

“7″ — Lil Nas X “Cuz I Love You” (Deluxe) — Lizzo

“Father of the Bride” — Vampire Weekend


WINNER: “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish

“Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver

“7 Rings” — Ariana Grande

“Hard Place” — H.E.R.

“Talk” — Khalid

“Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

“Truth Hurts” — Lizzo

“Sunflower” — Post Malone & Swae Lee


WINNER: “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

“Always Remember Us This Way” — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)

“Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)

“Hard Place” — Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris. H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)

“Lover” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)

“Norman F— Rockwell!” — Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)

“Someone You Loved” — Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)

“Truth Hurts” — Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)


WINNER: Billie Eilish

Black Pumas

Lil Nas X Lizzo

Maggie Rogers

Rosalía Tank and the Bangas Yola


WINNER: “Truth Hurts” — Lizzo

“Spirit” — Beyoncé

“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish

“7 Rings” — Ariana Grande

“You Need to Calm Down” — Taylor Swift.


WINNER: “Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

“Boyfriend” — Ariana Grande & Social House

“Sucker” — Jonas Brothers

“Sunflower” — Post Malone & Swae Lee

“Senorita” — Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello


WINNER: “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — Billie Eilish

“The Lion King: The Gift” — Beyoncé

“Thank U, Next” — Ariana Grande

“No. 6 Collaborations Project” — Ed Sheeran

“Lover” — Taylor Swift


WINNER: “Look Now” — Elvis Costello & the Imposters

“Sì — Andrea Bocelli “Love” (Deluxe edition) — Michael Bublé

“A Legendary Christmas” — John Legend

“Walls” — Barbra Streisand


WINNER: “Sticks & Stones” — Dave Chappelle

“Quality Time” — Jim Gaffigan

“Relatable” — Ellen DeGeneres

“Right Now” — Aziz Ansari

“Son of Patricia” — Trevor Noah


WINNER: “Social Cues” — Cage the Elephant

“Amo” — Bring Me the Horizon

“In the End” — The Cranberries

“Trauma” — I Prevail

“Feral Roots” — Rival Sons ROCK


WINNER: “This Land” — Gary Clark Jr.

“Pretty Waste” — Bones UK

“History Repeats” — Brittany Howard

“Woman” — Karen O & Danger Mouse

“Too Bad” — Rival Sons


WINNER: “This Land,” Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)

“Fear Inoculum,” Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones & Maynard James Keenan, songwriters (Tool)

“Give Yourself a Try,” George Daniel, Adam Hann, Matthew Healy & Ross MacDonald, songwriters (The 1975)

“Harmony Hall,” Ezra Koenig, songwriter (Vampire Weekend)

“History Repeats,” Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)


“Father of the Bride” — Vampire Weekend “U.F.O.F.” — Big Thief “Assume Form” — James Blake “I,I” — Bon Iver “Anima” — Thom Yorke MUSIC K-pop’s BTS and yodeler Mason Ramsey join Lil Nas X for kitchen-sink ‘Old Town Road’ Grammy jam Jan. 26, 2020 R&B ALBUM: WINNER: “Ventura” — Anderson .Paak “1123″ — BJ the Chicago Kid “Painted” — Lucky Daye “Ella Mai” — Ella Mai Jerom “Paul” — PJ Morton R&B PERFORMANCE: Anderson .Paak outside his Los Angeles studio. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times) WINNER: “Come Home” — Anderson .Paak featuring André 3000 “Love Again” — Daniel Ceasar & Brandy “Could’ve Been” — H.E.R. Featuring Bryson Tiller “Exactly How I Feel” — Lizzo featuring Gucci Mane “Roll Some Mo” — Lucky Daye R&B SONG: WINNER: “Say So” — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring JoJo) “Could’ve Been” — Dernst Emile II, David “Swagg R’Celious” Harris, H.E.R. & Hue “Soundzfire” Strother, songwriters (H.E.R. Featuring Bryson Tiller) “Look At Me Now” – Emily King & Jeremy Most, songwriters (Emily King) “No Guidance” – Chris Brown, Tyler James Bryant, Nija Charles, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Michee Patrick Lebrun, Joshua Lewis, Noah Shebib & Teddy Walton, songwriters (Chris Brown Featuring Drake) “Roll Some Mo” – David Brown, Dernst Emile II & Peter Lee Johnson, songwriters (Lucky Daye) RAP ALBUM: Tyler, The Creator performs at the 62nd Grammy Awards.(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times) WINNER: “Igor” — Tyler, the Creator “Revenge of the Dreamers III” — Dreamville “Championships” — Meek Mill “I Am > I Was” — 21 Savage “The Lost Boy” — YBN Cordae RAP/SUNG PERFORMANCE: WINNER: “Higher” — DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend “Drip Too Hard” — Lil Baby & Gunna “Panini” — Lil Nas X “Ballin” — Mustard featuring Roddy Ricch “The London” — Young Thug Featuring J. Cole & Travis Scott LIFESTYLE 2020 Grammys: Lil Nas X turns heads in a hot-pink Versace outfit on the red carpet Jan. 26, 2020 TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE: WINNER: “Jerome” — Lizzo “Time Today” — BJ the Chicago Kid “Steady Love” — India.Arie “Real Games” — Lucky Daye “Built for Love” — PJ Morton featuring Jazmine Sullivan URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM: WINNER: “Cuz I Love You” (Deluxe) — Lizzo “Apollo XXI” — Steve Lacy “Overload” — Georgia Anne Muldrow “Saturn” — NAO “Being Human in Public” — Jessie Reyez RAP PERFORMANCE: Nipsey Hussle performing at the Palladium in Los Angeles on Feb. 15, 2018.(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) WINNER: “Racks in the Middle” — Nipsey Hussle featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy “Middle Child” — J. Cole “Suge” — DaBaby “Down Bad” — Dreamville featuring J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EarthGang & Young Nudy “Clout” — Offset featuring Cardi B MUSIC Nipsey Hussle celebrated at 2020 Grammys by Meek Mill, YG and DJ Khaled Jan. 26, 2020 RAP SONG: Grammy winner 21 Savage.(Complex) WINNER: “A Lot” — Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage Featuring J. Cole) “Bad Idea” — Chancelor Bennett, Cordae Dunston, Uforo Ebong & Daniel Hackett, songwriters (YBN Cordae featuring Chance the Rapper) “Gold Roses” — Noel Cadastre, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Khristopher Riddick-Tynes, William Leonard Roberts II, Joshua Quinton Scruggs, Leon Thomas III & Ozan Yildirim, songwriters (Rick Ross featuring Drake) “Racks in the Middle” — Ermias Asghedom, Dustin James Corbett, Greg Allen Davis, Chauncey Hollis, Jr. & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Nipsey Hussle Featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy) “Suge” — DaBaby, Jetsonmade DANCE RECORDING: WINNER: “Got to Keep On” — The Chemical Brothers “Linked” — Bonobo “Piece of Your Heart” — Meduza Featuring Goodboys “Underwater” — Rüfüs Du Sol “Midnight Hour” — Skrillex & Boys Noize featuring Ty Dolla Sign DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM: WINNER: “No Geography” — The Chemical Brothers “LP5″ — Apparat “Hi This Is Flume” (Mixtape) — Flume “Solace” — Rüfüs Du Sol “Weather” — Tycho Featuring Saint Sinner COUNTRY SONG: Grammy winner Tanya Tucker.(Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times) WINNER: “Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandie Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker) “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” — Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde) “It All Comes Out in the Wash” — Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert) “Some of It” — Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church) “Speechless” — Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay) COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE: Willie Nelson performs at Austin City Limits Live in Austin, Texas, in 2018. (Suzanne Cordeiro / AFP / Getty Images) WINNER: “Ride Me Back Home” — Willie Nelson “All Your’n” — Tyler Childers “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” — Ashley McBryde “God’s Country” — Blake Shelton “Bring My Flowers Now” — Tanya Tucker COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE: WINNER: “Speechless” — Dan + Shay “Brand New Man” — Brooks & Dunn with Luke Combs “I Don’t Remember Me (Before you)” — Brothers Osborne “The Daughters” — Little Big Town “Common” — Maren Morris featuring Brandi Carlile COUNTRY ALBUM: WINNER: “While I’m Livin’” — Tanya Tucker “Desperate Man” — Eric Church “Stronger Than the Truth” — Reba McEntire “Interstate Gospel” — Pistol Annies “Center Point Road” — Thomas Rhett GOSPEL PERFORMANCE/SONG: WINNER: “Love Theory” — Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter “Talkin’ ‘Bout Jesus” — Gloria Gaynor featuring Yolanda Adams; Bryan Fowler, Gloria Gaynor & Chris Stevens, songwriters “See the Light” — Travis Greene Featuring Jekalyn Carr “Speak the Name” — Koryn Hawthorne featuring Natalie Grant “This Is a Movie (Live)” — Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Tony Brown, Brandon Lake, Tasha Cobbs Leonard & Nate Moore, songwriters GOSPEL ALBUM: WINNER: “Long Live Love” — Kirk Franklin “Goshen” — Donald Lawrence Presents the Tri-City Singers “Tunnel Vision” — Gene Moore “Settle Here” — William Murphy “Something’s Happening! A Christmas Album” — CeCe Winans CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE/SONG: WINNER: “God Only Knows” — For King & Country & Dolly Parton; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters “Only Jesus” — Casting Crowns; Mark Hall, Bernie Herms & Matthew West, songwriters “Haven’t Seen it Yet” — Danny Gokey; Danny Gokey, Ethan Hulse & Colby Wedgeworth, songwriters “God’s Not Done With You” (Single version) — Tauren Wells “Rescue Story” — Zach Williams; Ethan Hulse, Andrew Ripp, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM: WINNER: “Burn the Ships” — For King & Country “I Know a Ghost” — Crowder “Haven’t Seen it Yet” — Danny Gokey “The Elements” — TobyMac “Holy Roar” — Chris Tomlin ROOTS GOSPEL ALBUM: WINNER: “Testimony” — Gloria Gaynor “Deeper Roots: Where the Bluegrass Grows” — Steven Curtis Chapman “Deeper Oceans” — Joseph Habedank “His Name Is Jesus” — Tim Menzies “Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout” (Various Artists) — Jerry Salley, Producer LATIN POP ALBUM: WINNER: “#Eldisco” — Alejandro Sanz “Vida” — Luis Fonsi “11:11″ — Maluma “Montaner” — Ricardo Montaner “Fantasia” — Sebastian Yatra LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM: Rosalía, in red, performs with dancers during Calibash at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) WINNER: “El Mal Querer” — Rosalía “X 100PRE” — Bad Bunny “Oasis” — J Balvin & Bad Bunny “Indestructible” — Flor De Toloache “Almadura” — iLe REGIONAL MEXICAN MUSIC ALBUM: WINNER: “De Ayer Para Siempre” — Mariachi Los Camperos “Caminando” — Joss Favela “Percepción” — Intocable “Poco a Poco” — La Energia Norteña “20 Aniversario” — Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM: WINNER (TIE): “Opus” — Marc Anthony WINNER (TIE): “A Journey Through Cuban Music” — Aymée Nuviola “Tiempo Al Tiempo” — Luis Enrique + C4 Trio “Candela” — Vicente García “Literal” — Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 AMERICANA ALBUM: WINNER: “Oklahoma” — Keb’ Mo’ “Years to Burn” — Calexico and Iron & Wine “Who Are You Now” — Madison Cunningham “Tales of America” — J.S. Ondara “Walk Through Fire” — Yola AMERICAN ROOTS PERFORMANCE: WINNER: “Saint Honesty” — Sara Bareilles “Father Mountain” — Calexico and Iron & Wine “I’m on My Way” — Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi “Call My Name” — I’m With Her “Faraway Look” — Yola AMERICAN ROOTS SONG: WINNER: “Call My Name” — Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan & Sara Watkins, songwriters (I’m With Her) “Black Myself” — Amythyst Kiah, songwriter (Our Native Daughters) “Crossing to Jerusalem” — Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, songwriters (Rosanne Cash) “Faraway Look” — Dan Auerbach, Yola Carter & Pat McLaughlin, songwriters (Yola) “I Don’t Wanna Ride the Rails No More” — Vince Gill, songwriter (Vince Gill) BLUEGRASS ALBUM: WINNER: “Tall Fiddler” — Michael Cleveland “Live in Prague, Czech Republic” — Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver “Toil, Tears & Trouble” — The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys “Royal Traveller” — Missy Raines “If You Can’t Stand the Heat” — Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM: WINNER: “Tall, Dark & Handsome” — Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men “Kingfish” — Christone “Kingfish” Ingram “Sitting on Top of the Blues” — Bobby Rush “Baby, Please Come Home” — Jimmie Vaughan “Spectacular Class” — Jontavious Willis CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM: Gary Clark Jr. performs on July 19, 2018, in Nice, France.(Valery Hache / AFP/Getty Images) WINNER: “This Land” — Gary Clark Jr. “Venom & Faith” — Larkin Poe “Brighter Days” — Robert Randolph & The Family Band “Somebody Save Me” — Sugaray Rayford “Keep On” — Southern Avenue REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM: WINNER: “Good Time” — Ranky Tanky “Kalawai’anui” — Amy Hānaiali’i “When It’s Cold — Cree Round Dance Songs” — Northern Cree “Recorded Live at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival” — Rebirth Brass Band “Hawaiian Lullaby” — (Various Artists) Imua Garza & Kimié Miner, producers REGGAE ALBUM: WINNER: “Rapture” — Koffee “As I Am” — Julian Marley “The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie vs. Roots Radicss” — Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics “Mass Manipulation” — Steel Pulse “More Work to be Done” — Third World WORLD MUSIC ALBUM: WINNER: “Celia” — Angelique Kidjo “Gece” — Altin Gün “What Heat” — Bokanté & Metropole Orkest conducted by Jules Buckley “African Giant” — Burna Boy “Fanm D’Ayiti” — Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM: WINNER: “Mettavolution” — Rodrigo y Gabriela “Ancestral Recall” — Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah “Star People Nation” — Theo Croker “Beat Music! Beat Music! Beat Music!” — Mark Guiliana “Elevate” — Lettuce METAL PERFORMANCE: WINNER: “7empest” — Tool “Astrolus — The Great Octopus” — Candlemass featuring Tony Iommi “Humanicide” — Death Angel “Bow Down” — Prevail “Unleashed” — Killswitch Engage JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM: Esperanza Spalding performs at the Hollywood Bowl.(Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times) WINNER: “12 Little Spells” — Esperanza Spalding “Thirsty Ghost” — Sara Gazarek “Love & Liberation” — Jazzmeia Horn “Alone Together” — Catherine Russell “Screenplay” — The Tierney Sutton Band IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO: WINNER: “Sozinho” — Randy Brecker, soloist “Elsewhere” — Melissa Aldana, soloist “Tomorrow Is the Question” — Julian Lage, soloist “The Windup” — Branford Marsalis, soloist “Sightseeing” — Christian McBride, soloist JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM: WINNER: “Finding Gabriel” — Brad Mehldau “In the Key of the Universe” — Joey DeFrancesco “The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul” — Branford Marsalis Quartet “Christian McBride’s New Jawn” — Christian McBride “Come What May” — Joshua Redman Quartet LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM: WINNER: “The Omni-American Book Club” — Brian Lynch Big Band”Triple Helix” – Anat Cohen Tentet “Dancer in Nowhere” — Miho Hazama “Hiding Out” — Mike Holober & The Gotham Jazz Orchestra “One Day Wonder” — Terraza Big Band LATIN JAZZ ALBUM: WINNER: “Antidote” — Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band “Sorte!: Music by John Finbury” — Thalma de Freitas with Vitor Gonçalves, John Patitucci, Chico Pinheiro, Rogerio Boccato & Duduka Da Fonseca “Una Noche Con Rubén Blades” — Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis & Rubén Blades “Carib” — David Sánchez “Sonero: The Music of Ismael Rovera” — Miguel Zenón NEW AGE ALBUM: WINNER: “Wings” – Peter Kater “Fairy Dreams”- David Arkenstone “Homage to Kindness” – David Darling “Verve” – Sebastian Plano “Deva” – Deva Premal SPOKEN WORD ALBUM: “Becoming” author Michelle Obama.(Charles Sykes /Invision/Associated Press) WINNER: “Becoming” — Michelle Obama “Beastie Boys Book” — (Various Artists) Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers “I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years as a Two-Time Cancer Survivor” — Eric Alexandrakis “Mr. Know-It-All” — John Waters “Sekou Andrews & The String Theory” — Sekou Andrews & The String Theory MUSIC Michelle Obama wins spoken-word Grammy for ‘Becoming’ audio book Jan. 26, 2020 ADVERTISEMENT CHILDREN’S MUSIC ALBUM WINNER: “Ageless Songs for the Child Archetype” – Jon Samson “Flying High!” – Caspar Babypants “I Love Rainy Days” – Daniel Tashian “The Love” – Alphabet Rockers “Winterland” – The Okee Dokee Brothers MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM: WINNER: “Hadestown” – Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada & Patrick Page, principal soloists; Mara Isaacs, David Lai, Anaïs Mitchell & Todd Sickafoose, producers (Anaïs Mitchell, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast) “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations” – Saint Aubyn, Derrick Baskin, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Jeremy Pope & Ephraim Sykes, principal soloists; Scott M. Riesett, producer (Original Broadway Cast) “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” – Danny Burstein, Tam Mutu, Sahr Ngaujah, Karen Olivo & Aaron Tveit, principal soloists; Justin Levine, Baz Luhrmann, Matt Stine & Alex Timbers, producers (Original Broadway Cast) “The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – In Four Contemporary Suites” – Imogen Heap, producer; Imogen Heap, composer (Imogen Heap) “Oklahoma!” – Damon Daunno, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ali Stroker, Mary Testa & Patrick Vaill, principal soloists; Daniel Kluger & Dean Sharenow, producers (Richard Rodgers, composer; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist) (2019 Broadway Cast) 62nd SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA: WINNER: “I’ll Never Love Again” (Film Version) — Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Aaron Raitiere songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper). Track from: “A Star Is Born” “The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy” — Randy Newman, songwriter (Chris Stapleton). Track from: “Toy Story 4″ “Girl In the Movies” — Dolly Parton & Linda Perry, songwriters (Dolly Parton). Track from: “Dumplin’” “Spirit” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh, songwriters (Beyoncé). Track from: “The Lion King” Suspirium” — Thom Yorke, songwriter (Thom Yorke). Track from: “Suspiria” Compilation soundtrack for a visual media: Bradley Cooper as Jack and Lady Gaga as Ally in “A Star Is Born.”(Warner Bros. ) WINNER: “A Star Is Born” – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper “The Lion King: The Songs” – Various Artists “Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood” – Various Artists “Rocketman” – Taron Egerton “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” – Various Artists Score soundtrack for a visual media: WINNER: “Chernobyl” – Hildur Guðnadóttir, composer “Avengers: Endgame” – Alan Silvestri, composer “Game of Thrones: Season 8″ – Ramin Djawadi, composer “The Lion King” – Hans Zimmer, composer “Mary Poppins Returns” – Marc Shaiman, composer Music film: “Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé.”(Parkwood Entertainment / Netflix) WINNER: “Homecoming” — Beyoncé “Remember My Name” — David Crosby “Birth of the Cool” — (Miles Davis) “Shangri-La” — (Various Artists) “Anima” — Thom Yorke AWARDS Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ Coachella pyramid merges art and flash Aug. 23, 2019 MUSIC VIDEO: WINNER: “Old Town Road” – Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus, Calmatic, video director; Candice Dragonas, Melissa Larsen & Saul Levitz, video producers “We’ve Got to Try” – The Chemical Brothers, Ellie Fry, video director; Ninian Doff, video producer “This Land” – Gary Clark Jr. Savanah Leaf, video director; Alicia Martinez, video producer “Cellophane” – FKA Twigs, Andrew Thomas Huang, video director; Alex Chamberlain, video producer “Glad He’s Gone” – Tove Lo, Vania Heymann & Gal Muggia, video directors; Natan Schottenfels, video producer MUSIC For ‘Old Town Road’ video director Calmatic, the ride begins in South L.A. Aug. 25, 2019 INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION: WINNER: “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite” – John Williams, composer (John Williams) “Begin Again” – Fred Hersch, composer (Fred Hersch & The WDR Big Band conducted by Vince Mendoza) “Crucible For Crisis” – Brian Lynch, composer (Brian Lynch Big Band) “Love, A Beautiful Force” – Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra) “Walkin’ Funny” – Christian McBride, composer (Christian McBride) ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTAL OR A CAPPELLA: WINNER: “Moon River” – Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier) “Blue Skies” – Kris Bowers, arranger (Kris Bowers) “Hedwig’s Theme” – John Williams, arranger (Anne-Sophie Mutter & John Williams) “La Novena” – Emilio Solla, arranger (Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra) “Love, A Beautiful Force” – Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts & Temple University Studio Orchestra) ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCALS: WINNER: “All Night Long” – Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier Featuring Jules Buckley, Take 6 & Metropole Orkest) “Jolene” – Geoff Keezer, arranger (Sara Gazarek) “Marry Me a Little” – Cyrille Aimée & Diego Figueiredo, arrangers (Cyrille Aimée) “Over the Rainbow” – Vince Mendoza, arranger (Trisha Yearwood) “12 Little Spells (Thoracic Spine”) – Esperanza Spalding, arranger (Esperanza Spalding) RECORDING PACKAGING: WINNER: “Chris Cornell” – Barry Ament, Jeff Ament, Jeff Fura & Joe Spix, art directors (Chris Cornell) “Anonimas & Resilientes” Luisa María Arango, Carlos Dussan, Manuel García-Orozco & Juliana Jaramillo-Buenaventura, art directors (Voces Del Bullerengue) “Hold That Tiger” – Andrew Wong & Fongming Yang, art directors (The Muddy Basin Ramblers) “I,I” – Aaron Anderson & Eric Timothy Carlson, art directors (Bon Iver) “Intellexual” – Irwan Awalludin, art director (Intellexual) BOXED OR SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE: WINNER: “Woodstock – Back to the Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive” – Masaki Koike, art director (Various Artists) “Anima” – Stanley Donwood & Tchocky, art directors (Thom Yorke) “Gold in Brass Age” – Amanda Chiu, Mark Farrow & David Gray, art directors (David Gray) “1963: New Directions” – Josh Cheuse, art director (John Coltrane) “The Radio Recordings 1939–1945″ – Marek Polewski, art director (Wilhelm Furtwängler & Berliner Philharmoniker) ALBUM NOTES: WINNER: “Stax ’68: A Memphis Story” – Steve Greenberg, album notes writer (Various Artists) “The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions” – Judy Cantor-Navas, album notes writer (Various Artists) “The Gospel According to Malaco” – Robert Marovich, album notes writer (Various Artists) “Pedal Steal + Four Corners” – Brendan Greaves, album notes writer (Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band) “Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection” – Jeff Place, album notes writer (Pete Seeger) HISTORICAL ALBUM: WINNER: “Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection” – Jeff Place & Robert Santelli, compilation producers; Pete Reiniger, mastering engineer (Pete Seeger) “The Girl from Chickasaw County: The Complete Capitol Masters” – Andrew Batt & Kris Maher, compilation producers; Simon Gibson, mastering engineer (Bobbie Gentry) “The Great Comeback: Horowitz at Carnegie Hall” – Robert Russ, compilation producer; Andreas K. Meyer & Jennifer Nulsen, mastering engineers (Vladimir Horowitz) “Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990″ – Spencer Doran, Yosuke Kitazawa, Douglas Macgowan & Matt Sullivan, compilation producers; John Baldwin, mastering engineer (Various Artists) “Woodstock – Back to the Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive” – Brian Kehew, Steve Woolard & Andy Zax, compilation producers; Dave Schultz, mastering engineer, Brian Kehew, restoration engineer (Various Artists) ENGINEERED ALBUM, NON-CLASSICAL: WINNER: “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” – Rob Kinelski & Finneas O’Connell, engineers; John Greenham, mastering engineer (Billie Eilish) “All These Things” – Tchad Blake, Adam Greenspan & Rodney Shearer, engineers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Thomas Dybdahl) “Ella Mai” – Chris “Shaggy” Ascher, Jaycen Joshua & David Pizzimenti, engineers; Chris Athens, mastering engineer (Ella Mai) “Run Home Slow” – Paul Butler & Sam Teskey, engineers; Joe Carra, mastering engineer (The Teskey Brothers) “Scenery” – Tom Elmhirst, Ben Kane & Jeremy Most, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Emily King) PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL: WINNER: Finneas Jack Antonoff Dan Auerbach John Hill Ricky Reed MUSIC FKA twigs wanted to sing at the Grammys Prince tribute. But she wasn’t asked Jan. 26, 2020 REMIXED RECORDING: WINNER: “I Rise (Tracy Young’s Pride Intro Radio Remix)” – Tracy Young, remixer (Madonna) “Mother’s Daughter (Wuki Remix)” – Wuki, remixer (Miley Cyrus) “The One (High Contrast Remix)” – Lincoln Barrett, remixer (Jorja Smith) “Swim (Ford. remix)” – Luc Bradford, remixer (Mild Minds) “Work It (Soulwax Remix)” – David Gerard C Dewaele & Stephen Antoine C Dewaele, remixers (Marie Davidson) IMMERSIVE STUDIO ALBUM: WINNER: “Lux” – Morten Lindberg, immersive audio engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive audio mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, immersive audio producer (Anita Brevik, Trondheimsolistene & Nidarosdomens Jentekor) “Chain Tripping” – Luke Argilla, immersive audio engineer; Jurgen Scharpf, immersive audio mastering engineer; Jona Bechtolt, Claire L. Evans & Rob Kieswetter, immersive audio producers (Yacht) “Kverndokk: Symphonic Dances” – Jim Anderson, immersive audio engineer; Robert C. Ludwig, immersive audio mastering engineer; Ulrike Schwarz, immersive audio producer (Ken-David Masur & Stavanger Symphony Orchestra) “The Orchestral Organ” – Keith O. Johnson, immersive audio engineer; Keith O. Johnson, immersive audio mastering engineer; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, immersive audio producers (Jan Kraybill) “The Savior” – Bob Clearmountain, immersive audio engineer; Bob Ludwig, immersive audio mastering engineer; Michael Marquart & Dave Way, immersive audio producers (A Bad Think) ENGINEERED ALBUM, CLASSICAL: WINNER: “Riley: Sun Rings” – Leslie Ann Jones, engineer; Robert C. Ludwig, mastering engineer (Kronos Quartet) “Aequa” – Anna Thorvaldsdottir Daniel Shores, engineer; Daniel Shores, mastering engineer (International Contemporary Ensemble) “Bruckner: Symphony No. 9″ Mark Donahue, engineer; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) “Rachmaninoff: Hermitage Piano Trio” – Keith O. Johnson & Sean Royce Martin, engineers; Keith O. Johnson, mastering engineer (Hermitage Piano Trio) “Wolfe: Fire in My Mouth” – Bob Hanlon & Lawrence Rock, engineers; Ian Good & Lawrence Rock, mastering engineers (Jaap Van Zweden, Francisco J. Núñez, Donald Nally, The Crossing, Young People’s Chorus Of NY City & New York Philharmonic) PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, CLASSICAL: WINNER: Blanton Alspaugh James Ginsburg Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin Morten Lindberg Dirk Sobotka OPERA RECORDING: WINNER: “Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox” – Gil Rose, conductor; John Brancy, Andrew Craig Brown, Gabriel Preisser, Krista River & Edwin Vega; Gil Rose, producer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Boston Children’s Chorus) “Benjamin: Lessons in Love & Violence” – George Benjamin, conductor; Stéphane Degout, Barbara Hannigan, Peter Hoare & Gyula Orendt; James Whitbourn, producer (Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House) “Berg: Wozzeck” – Marc Albrecht, conductor; Christopher Maltman & Eva-Maria Westbroek; François Roussillon, producer (Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Chorus Of Dutch National Opera) “Charpentier: Les Arts Florissants; Les Plaisirs de Versailles” – Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Jesse Blumberg, Teresa Wakim & Virginia Warnken; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble; Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble) “Wagner: Lohengrin” – Christian Thielemann, conductor; Piotr Beczała, Anja Harteros, Tomasz Konieczny, Waltraud Meier & Georg Zeppenfeld; Eckhard Glauche, producer (Festspielorchester Bayreuth; Festspielchor Bayreuth) ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE: WINNER: “Norman: Sustain” – Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic) “Bruckner: Symphony No. 9″ – Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) “Copland: Billy the Kid; Grohg” – Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Detroit Symphony Orchestra) “Transatlantic” – Louis Langrée, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra) “Weinberg: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21″ – Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor (City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Kremerata Baltica) CHORAL PERFORMANCE: WINNER: “Duruflé: Complete Choral Works” – Robert Simpson, conductor (Ken Cowan; Houston Chamber Choir) “Boyle: Voyages” – Donald Nally, conductor (The Crossing) “The Hope of Loving” – Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (Conspirare) “Sander: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom” – Peter Jermihov, conductor (Evan Bravos, Vadim Gan, Kevin Keys, Glenn Miller & Daniel Shirley; PaTRAM Institute Singers) “Smith, K.: The Arc in the Sky” – Donald Nally, conductor (The Crossing) CHAMBER MUSIC/SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE: WINNER: “Shaw: Orange” – Attacca Quartet “Cerrone: The Pieces That Fall to Earth” – Christopher Rountree & Wild Up “Freedom & Faith” – PUBLIQuartet “Perpetulum” – Third Coast Percussion “Rachmaninoff: Hermitage Piano Trio” – Hermitage Piano Trio CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO: WINNER: “Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite” – Nicola Benedetti; Cristian Măcelaru, conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra) “The Berlin Recital” – Yuja Wang “Higdon: Harp Concerto” – Yolanda Kondonassis; Ward Stare, conductor (The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra) “The Orchestral Organ” – Jan Kraybill “Torke: Sky, Concerto For Violin” – Tessa Lark; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony) CLASSICAL SOLO ALBUM VOCAL: WINNER: “Songplay” – Joyce DiDonato; Chuck Israels, Jimmy Madison, Charlie Porter & Craig Terry, accompanists (Steve Barnett & Lautaro Greco) “The Edge of Silence: Works for Voice by György Kurtág” – Susan Narucki (Donald Berman, Curtis Macomber, Kathryn Schulmeister & Nicholas Tolle) “Himmelsmusik” – Philippe Jaroussky & Céline Scheen; Christina Pluhar, conductor; L’Arpeggiata, ensemble (Jesús Rodil & Dingle Yandell) “Schumann: Liederkreis, Op. 24, Kerner-Lieder Op.35″ – Matthias Goerne; Leif Ove Andsnes, accompanist “A Te, O Cara” – Stephen Costello; Constantine Orbelian, conductor (Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra) CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM: WINNER: “The Poetry of Places” – Nadia Shpachenko; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, producers “American Originals 1918″ – John Morris Russell, conductor; Elaine Martone, producer “Leshnoff: Symphony No. 4 “Heichalos”; Guitar Concerto; Starburst” – Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer “Meltzer: Songs & Structures” – Paul Appleby & Natalia Katyukova; Silas Brown & Harold Meltzer, producers “Saariaho: True Fire; Trans; Ciel d’Hiver” – Hannu Lintu, conductor; Laura Heikinheimo, producer.


WINNER: “Higdon: Harp Concerto” – Jennifer Higdon, composer (Yolanda Kondonassis, Ward Stare & The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra)

“Bermel: The Migration Series for Jazz Ensemble & Orchestra” – Derek Bermel, composer (Derek Bermel, Ted Nash, David Alan Miller, Juilliard Jazz Orchestra & Albany Symphony Orchestra)

“Marsalis: Violin Concerto in D Major” – Wynton Marsalis, composer (Nicola Benedetti, Cristian Măcelaru & Philadelphia Orchestra)

“Norman: Sustain” – Andrew Norman, composer (Gustavo Dudamel & Los Angeles Philharmonic)

“Shaw: Orange” – Caroline Shaw, composer (Attacca Quartet)

“Wolfe: Fire in My Mouth” – Julia Wolfe, composer (Jaap Van Zweden, Francisco J. Núñez, Donald Nally, The Crossing, Young People’s Chorus Of NY City & New York Philharmonic).

Balls & Bravado; Remembering Basketball Legend, Kobe Bryant

US basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna are among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in the city of Calabasas, California. Bryant, 41, and Gianna, 13, were travelling in a private helicopter when it came down and burst into flames.

The LA county sheriff said there were no survivors. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, played for the LA Lakers throughout his career and is considered one of the greatest players in the game’s history.

Tributes from celebrities and fellow sports stars have been pouring in, many expressing shock at his sudden death. Moments of silence have been observed at basketball games across the US.

Bryant has also been remembered at the Grammy Awards which are being held at the Los Angeles Lakers’ stadium.

“We’re all feeling crazy sadness right now,” said Grammys host Alicia Keys. “Because earlier today Los Angeles, America and the whole wide world lost a hero.

We’re literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built.” The NBA issued a statement saying it was “devastated by the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna”. “For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning,” it said.

What do we know about the crash? Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the helicopter manifest indicated that nine people were on board when it crashed, raising the number from five in earlier statements by officials.

LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva confirms there were no survivors in the helicopter crash In a statement on Sunday afternoon, the City of Calabasas said it heard the news “with great sadness”. “The aircraft went down in a remote field off Las Virgenes around 10:00 this morning. Nobody on the ground was hurt,” it added.

Reaction and tributes as NBA legend dies in helicopter crash World sport stars and celebrities pay tribute to basketball legend Kobe Bryant’s career in numbers Gavin Masak, who lives nearby, told CBS News of the moment the helicopter crashed.

“It wasn’t exactly like an explosion sound but it was like a loud boom. It sounded like a helicopter, but it sounded like a jet, like it was loud, so I went inside and told my dad what was happening. So when I came out I saw smoke on the hill but it wasn’t like a big, black cloud of smoke, it was just grey,” he said.

Other eyewitnesses told celebrity news site TMZ they heard the helicopter’s engine sputtering before it went down. The LA County Sheriff’s Department shared pictures from the scene of the accident, showing a fire truck and smoke emerging from the hills.

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Beyond Basketball; Kobe Bryant’s Gift to The Next Generation

In the aftermath of the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, we dig deep into his legacy and how he has impacted the world beyond basketball.

What does life after basketball look like for five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant? After a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, the two-time Finals MVP retired in 2016, taking his Mamba Mentality to another world entirely: storytelling. “To finally have the time to pursue this other side of who I am, one that inspires me, has been endlessly rewarding,” Bryant says. “So I really didn’t struggle with leaving the game.”

He founded Granity Studios, a multimedia company through which he creates content for young adults, and won an Oscar in 2018 for his film Dear Basketball, an animated short set to one of Bryant’s poems. But his latest efforts fall within the realm of publishing.

Through a collaboration with author Wesley King, Bryant set out last spring to create the next beloved YA book franchise with The Wizenard Series, an intersection of Harry Potter-esque fantasy and traditional sports. On March 31, the second volume, The Wizenard Series: Season One hit bookshelves, offering young readers magic, basketball and self-discovery.

“I created Granity Studios as a way of teaching valuable life lessons to the next generation, with whatever they hope to do,” he says. “The goal is to encourage children to develop their own inner magic and believe they can achieve the impossible and do so in a fun way.” legend-turned-publisher spoke about his hope for children finding joy in this new genre of storytelling, the books he’s most excited about and what life looks like off the court—and yes, you can catch him coaching his daughter’s youth basketball team.

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