GRAMMYs Set A Date
Mark your calendars GRAMMY fans because the Recording Academy has just announced the date for next year’s telecast. The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place February 10th, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and air live on CBS from 8:00 to 11:30 pm.
“We are delighted to host the world’s premier music event back in our hometown and look forward to celebrating the remarkable musical contributions made by songwriters, producers, engineers, mixers and recording artists,” Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy, says. “We look forward to working with our Los Angeles partners to produce some remarkable and unforgettable events.”
Nominees will be announced December 5th, and eligible recordings must have been released between October 1st, 2017 and September 30th, 2018.
Taylor Swift Fans Upset By VMA Snub
In a change of tide, Taylor Swift was snubbed in the major categories for this year's MTV Video Music Award and fans of the singer were quick to notice and took to Twitter to voice their complaints.
Although Swift did nab a few nominations for best art direction, best visual effects and best editing, fans complained about her absence from the category Video Of The Year and Artist Of The Year.
Britney Spears Launches New Fragrance “Prerogative”
Britney Spears has announced her newest fragrance, “Prerogative,” in a series of provocative trailers posted on Twitter.
The scent, named after her 2004 hit remake of Bobby Brown’s song “My Prerogative,” comes with a personal message, not unlike the 23 perfumes she has released since 2004. Spears says the unique fragrance is all about being bold, “It’s about saying, ‘This is what I’m going to do without any judgements.” The pop superstar hopes that men and women alike will connect with the message, marketing the scent as gender-neutral.
Britney Spears’ “Prerogative” fragrance will be available at Walmart this month and Kohl’s in August, both in store and online.
Kelly Clarkson To Headline 2018 US Open Opening Ceremony
It’s been a big year for Kelly Clarkson, who has so far hosted the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, as well as holding down a role as a judge on “The Voice”, and it’s only getting more exciting as she’s been locked in as the headliner of this year’s US Open Opening Night Ceremony.
The singer’s performance will kick off the 50th anniversary of the event on August 27th, just outside of New York City at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
“We are honored to have such a talented performer join us in this very special year,” USTA Chairman of the Board and President Katrina Adams says. “Her unparalleled presence and of course her voice will make this a night to remember.”
Music Quickie Katharine McPhee’s Dad Dies: Katharine McPhee’s father, Daniel McPhee, has passed away just weeks after she announced her engagement to David Foster. In a statement, the singer writes, “I can’t believe I’m even writing this. But it is with a heavy heart that I share that my sweet sweet Papa left this earth yesterday morning. He was my biggest fan, my biggest champion, always telling me to ‘Give em hell kid!’”