BRUNO MARS took home top honours at the 60th annual GRAMMYAwards. The Hawaiian-born Singer/Songwriter for his Tracks 24K Magic, That’s What I Like and Album 24K Magic, won Album of the Year,Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album.
Mars says, pleading not to be cut-off during his speech in which he recalls performing at the age of 15, “Babyface, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Teddy Riley wrote many of the songs I’d be singing. I remember people who’d never met each from two sides of the globe all would be dancing and all I wanted to do with this Album was to see everybody dancing and everybody moving. I’d like to dedicate this award to my heroes, these teachers who laid down the foundation.”.
See his performance with CardiB on the Remix to Finesse:
Taking place in New York City this year, the GRAMMYs took place at Madison Square Garden after having been in Los Angeles for the past 14 years. Funnyman James Corden filled hosting duties and his parents Malcolm and Margaret even came out again to support him, joking they snuck-out to see Hamilton while the show was going on! New York native and 14-time Grammy Winner Alicia Keys stated upon presenting Record of the Year to Bruno Mars, “I love it better when the GRAMMYS are in New York”, drawing applause from the crowd.
Other big winners from the evening included Bruno Mars‘ labelmate Ed Sheeran who won Best Pop Solo Performance for smash hit Shape of You and also Best Pop Vocal Album for ÷.
GRAMMY Darling Kendrick Lamar won Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance and Best Music Video for HUMBLE. and his Rihanna Collaboration LOYALTY. won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. His Disc DAMN. won Best Rap Album.
Canada saw The Weeknd win for Best Contemporary R&B Album with his top-selling Starboy Disc, while national icon Leonard Cohen post-humously won for Best Rock Performance with You Want it Darker. Our Alessia Cara won coveted Best New Artist and while her version of How Far I’ll Go didn’t win for Best Song for Visual Media, the Moana Theme sung by Auli’i Cravalho would go on to win.
Lady Gaga was on early with a fantastic acoustic Medley of A Million Reasons and Joanne:
Kesha would make a return to the GRAMMYs after a few years away delivering her nominated Praying with the help of Cyndi Lauper, Bebe Rexha, Camila Cabello, Andra Day and more:
While it was announced recently that Elton John soon will retire following his upcoming Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, Miley Cyrus would join him on-stage for a rendition of Tiny Dancer:
After feuding for many years after a fallout in the ’90s, Broadway legend Patti Lupone would take the stage to perform Don’t Cry for Me Argentina from EVITA for Composer Andrew Lloyd Weber, who was being honoured this evening for his achievements. Lupone performed the same song at the 1981 GRAMMYs. See the performance:
Not only is the Oscar Buzz feverish for TIFF ’13 Special Presentation 12 Years a Slave, but the controversial Drama from Director Steve McQueen also boasts a stellar Soundtrack too!
Sony Music Canada and Mr. Will Wong want to give Readers a chance to enjoy the Music from what well could be Best Picture Winner at the Oscars! As an added bonus, Winners also will win a Copy of John Legend’s acclaimed latest Disc, LOVE IN THE FUTURE!
Standout Tracks on MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY 12 YEARS A SLAVE include Legend’s soulful version of Roll Jordan Roll, Alicia Keys’ Queen of the Field (Patsey’s Song) and the Alabama Shakes’ Driva Man. The Disc also includes a version of Roll Jordan Roll featuring Star Chiwetel Ejiofor, heard in the Film. Also, legendary Composer Hans Zimmer, who composed the Film’s Score, also is heard here.
Tracklisting as follows:
1. Devil’s Dream – Tim Fain 2. Roll Jordan Roll – John Legend 3. Freight Train – Gary Clark Jr. 4. Yarney’s Waltz – Tim Fain & Caitlin Sullivan 5. Driva Man – Alabama Shakes 6. My Lord Sunshine (Sunrise) – David Hughey & Roosevelt Credit 7. Move – John Legend featuring Fink 8. Washington – Hans Zimmer 9. (In The Evening) When The Sun Goes Down – Gary Clark Jr. 10. Queen Of The Field (Patsey’s Song) – Alicia Keys 11. Solomon – Hans Zimmer 12. Little Girl Blue – Laura Mvula 13. Misery Chain Chris Cornell featuring Joy Williams 14. Roll Jordan Roll – Topsy Chapman featuring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Cast 15. Money Musk” – Tim Fain 16. What Does Freedom Mean (To A Free Man) – Cody Chesnutt
Listen to Legend‘s version of Roll Jordan Roll below:
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The face of R&B is changing completely and at the forefront of the Movement of Singing/Songwriting Sensation Miguel. Don’t call him an instant success though as the 27-year-old has long been at his Craft and after a false start back in 2010 under Jive Records, he now is tasting sweet success with current label RCA Records (Sony Music). Earlier this year Miguel‘s Adorn was awarded Best R&B Song at The GRAMMYs, also receiving a nomination in the prestigious Song of the Year Category.
After arriving in Toronto yesterday, the Crooner whose Music can best be described as Rock/Electronica-infused R&B, is spending a day to promote his latest Disc, Kaleidoscope Dream. He might even have had some fun with the Rabbit-Dog Sculptures outside of Metro Hall! Among his appearances today were an early morning visit to CityTV’s Breakfast Television arriving before 7:00 AM for Soundcheck, where Staff including Host Dina Pugliese were mesmerized by his smoldering, smooth Vocals and limitless upper-Range. Miguel performed a two-song Acoustic Set which included Adorn and The Thrill interspersed throughout the Show, which be watched right here.
Following his Appearance, Miguel was extremely gracious, generously stopping for Photos and Autographs with Fans in heavy winds, with his Handler assisting kindly.
Watch Miguel with Fans below:
In the meantime, let’s get to know some of Miguel‘s amazing Work below:
Miguel opens for Alicia Keys on her Set the World on Fire Tour, which hits at Air Canada Centre tomorrow night.