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The 2021 Grammys Were a Disaster — But the Recording Academy Is Already Looking Ahead to 2022

The 2021 Grammys delivered record-low ratings and viewership, but the Recording Academy is already looking ahead to the awards show’s 2022 edition. Recording Academy higher-ups announced today that they have scheduled the 64th annual Grammys for Monday, January 31st, 2022, with the televised ceremony set to span a staggering 210 minutes (8 PM to 11:30 […]

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Removed from Blues Music Awards Over Confederate Flag Use

Photo Credit: Dina-Roberts Wakulczyk / CC by 2.0 Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s nomination as Best Blues/Rock Artist at the Blues Music Awards has been rescinded. The Blues Foundation made the decision because of the Confederate flag imagery that Shepherd uses. Shepherd recreated a Dukes of Hazzard Dodge Challenger, resembling the original ‘General Lee’ car. Shepherd also […]

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Mickey Guyton Says Hatred from Morgan Wallen Fans Caused Her to Have Pregnancy Complications

Country singer Mickey Guyton discusses Morgan Wallen during an interview at the 2021 Grammy Awards, Sunday, March 14th, 2021 (photo: Digital Music News) In an interview conducted at the Grammy Awards, country singer Mickey Guyton revealed that angry Morgan Wallen fans caused her extreme psychological and physical stress —resulting in complications in her recent pregnancy. […]

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The Weeknd Is Boycotting the Grammys for Life: “I Will No Longer Allow My Label to Submit My Music to the Grammys”

The 63rd Grammys are in the books, and The Weeknd – who boycotted the event after receiving zero nominations for his commercially successful After Hours effort – has signaled that he won’t be part of the awards show moving forward. Billie Eilish (who swept the main-four Grammys categories last year), Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and Megan […]

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Country Music Awards Issues Gag Order on Morgan Wallen Ahead of April Event — Singer “Cannot and Will Not Be Mentioned”

Just weeks after declaring country singer Morgan Wallen ineligible to win any awards, the prestigious Academy of Country Music now appears to be taking steps to ensure that the singer isn’t mentioned at all during the upcoming ACM Awards ceremony — or, for that matter, in any pre-ceremony events, interviews, or other engagements. The highly-unusual […]

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Golden Globes Ratings Sink 64% to 13-Year Low — Are the Grammys Next?

The 78th Golden Globes experienced a 64 percent year-over-year viewership falloff, prompting some to ask whether the Grammys will also suffer a popularity decline when they air this coming Sunday, March 14th. The 2021 Golden Globes attracted just 6.9 million watchers on Sunday, February 28th, according to Nielsen, and as mentioned, the figure represents a […]

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Zayn Malik Directly Accuses the Grammys of Bribery — “Unless You Shake Hands and Send Gifts, There’s No Nominations Considerations”

Zayn Malik (photo: First Access Entertainment, CC by 3.0) Zayn Malik has taken a big swipe against the Grammys — just days before the show airs. It’s been a very rough year or so for the Grammy Awards — and a serious swipe from Zayn Malik isn’t helping matters. Just days before the Recording Academy […]

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Clive Davis Cancels Pre-Grammy Gala Following Bell’s Palsy Diagnosis

Music industry veteran Clive Davis has canceled his annual pre-Grammy gala after being diagnosed with Bell’s palsy. The 88-year-old Clive Davis, who hosted one of two planned pre-Grammy livestream events on January 30th, recently revealed the diagnosis and the virtual-event postponement. Additionally, the New York City native’s representatives specified that he’s responding well to treatment […]