The Firewatcher's Daughter (2015) was nominated in the Best Americana Album category in 2016. Seeing as he ultimately left the ceremony empty-handed, losing out to Cardi B's Invasion Of Privacy, he was nevertheless privy to a rather interesting acceptance speech from his old pal. (Portnow was criticised past year for saying women needed to "step up" if they wanted more recognition). Said no one. Even though Smokey Robinson defended her, calling her critics stupid, having a non-Black person perform a tribute to a label that was founded on giving Black people a space in the music industry shouldn't be a thing. Meanwhile, Joyner Lucas can't help but grin at the situation, a hip-hop fan to the core. But my point is you've already won if you have people singing your songs word for word, if you're a hero in your hometown.
Ariana Grande won her first Grammy in the same week that she publicly blasted Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich and accused him of lying about why she was no longer performing at the show. So, if you see somebody that is hurting, don't look away.
"When I found out I was pregnant, my album was not complete", she said.
"Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day teamed up for stirring performance of "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" in honour Aretha Franklin, who died a year ago.
Squad: The singer, pictured with Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Mark Ronson (from left to right), won an award for Best Pop/Duo Performance for Shallow. She wasn't alone, however, as a handful of other artists were also hustled off the stage, and the show seemed disjointed at the end, rushing through its final awards. Mostly I'm just excited, and of course there's the glam and the wardrobe and the fact that my husband [Ruston Kelly] will get to be there sitting with me and hanging out with me.
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Another ex-White House resident was awarded a Grammy on Sunday. We made a film about music.
Tori Kelly and Lauren Daigle won two awards each.
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There was a tie for best rap performance, and Drake was surprisingly not one of the winners.