Saturday, July 24, 2021

Paul Grein

Pharrell Williams, Rick Rubin & More of the Most Awarded Producers of the 2000s

Williams won multiple Grammys in all three of these years. He also took the 2003 award for best pop vocal album for co-producing Justin Timberlake’s solo debut Justified; the 2013 award for album of the year for co-producing Daft...

These 4 Motown Stars Received Kennedy Center Honors Before Label Founder Berry Gordy

Gordy, 91, founded Motown Records in 1959. Four of his biggest stars received the honor before he did. Take a look:Stevie Wonder:  Wonder was just 49 when he got the honor in 1999. That makes him one of the...

Just How Big Will Olivia Rodrigo’s Grammy Night Be?

Rodrigo is also likely to be nominated for album of the year for her debut, Sour. The album is currently in its fourth nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. That's one of the three longest stays...

Alison Krauss & More to Be Inducted into Bluegrass Hall of Fame

Morris was a trailblazer among women bandleaders in bluegrass. Morris was the first female elected to the IBMA board in the artists and composers category. While she no longer performs, she has become a successful sound engineer.The Stoneman Family...

BTS, Olivia Rodrigo & More Early Front-Runners for Big Four Nominations at 2022 Grammys

This would be the first nod in this category for all of these writers. Thomas was nominated for album of the year five years ago for his work on Drake’s Views.Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, D’Mile, Christopher Brody Brown“Leave the...

Recording Academy Bans Chart Numbers & Sales Figures in Grammy ‘For Your Consideration’ Ads

The 63-page guidebook, which covers all aspects of the Grammy process, is online at Grammy.com, as it was last year, pursuant to Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr.’s oft-stated desire for greater transparency. FYC policies are spelled out on pages...

The Grammys Have Never Won a Top Program Emmy: Could This Be the Year?

1977The 19th annual Grammy Awards was nominated for outstanding achievement in coverage of special events. The nod went to the show’s producer, Marty Pasetta. This was the first nomination (in any category) for a Grammy telecast.About the show: This...

Amy Grant, Toby Keith & More Selected for Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

This year’s inductees bring the total number of songwriters in the Hall to 218. Though country songwriters predominate, the body includes “writers from all genres of music,” according to a NaSHOF mission statement. The Nashville Hall dates to 1970...

Steven Van Zandt Praises Educators While Being Honored by American Federation of Teachers

“There are no wrong answers in the arts,” Van Zandt said. “The arts provide a comfort zone, and that extends to other disciplines. I can’t overstate my appreciation for all you do and for this award. I salute you....

For the First Time, People of Color Dominate Recording Academy Board of Trustees: Exclusive

One-third of the 45 trustees are Grammy winners. They are, listed in descending order by number of Grammys won: John Legend (12); Dave Cobb (six); Leslie Ann Jones (five); Yolanda Adams, Jimmy Douglass, Lisa Kaplan and Angelique Kidjo (four...

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