Thursday, February 21, 2013

2013 Brit Awards: A Recap

The 2013 Brit Awards celebrated a great year of music on Wednesday night. Justin Timberlake performed his new hit "Mirrors" for the first time, and Taylor Swift hit the stage with "I Knew You Were Trouble." One Direction performed "One Way or Another," and later, they accepted the award for Global Success.

Emeli Sandé swept the ceremony on Wednesday picking up awards for Female Solo Artist and Album of the Year for "Our Version of Events." Ben Howard also took home two awards, one for Breakthrough Act and another for Male Solo Artist. Lana Del Rey, Frank Ocean and the Black Keys represented American musicians, taking home one win each in the international categories.

Check out the complete list of winners below:

British Female – Emeli Sande

British Group – Mumford & Sons

British Breakthrough Act – Ben Howard

British Male – Ben Howard

Critics' Choice – Tom Odell

International Female – Lana Del Rey

British Live Act – Coldplay

British Single – "Skyfall," Adele

International Group – The Black Keys

International Male – Frank Ocean

Special Recognition Award – Warchild

British Album – Emeli Sande, "Our Version of Events"

Global Success – One Direction

Friday, February 15, 2013

Lady Gaga Cancels Remainder of Tour Because of Hip Injury

Lady Gaga has torn soft tissues in her hip joint and the injury has forced her to cancel the rest of her "Born This Way Ball" tour to have surgery and recover, Live Nation Global Touring announced Wednesday.

"She will need surgery to repair the problem, followed by strict downtime to recover. This, unfortunately, will force her to cancel the tour so she can heal," it added.

The tour kicked off on Jan. 14 in Tacoma, Wash., and the massive two-year tour was meant to span six continents.

The cancellation of the 21 dates is estimated to cost the industry more than $35 million in lost revenue, according to the Chicago Tribune. She earned $161 million on the road last year.

 Refunds for the canceled performances will be available at point of purchase starting on Thursday.

Monday, February 11, 2013

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards: A Recap

Mumford & Sons, Gotye & Kimbra, Kelly Clarkson, Zac Brown Band and Fun. were just a few of the big winners at the 55th annual Grammy Awards telecast, hosted by LL Cool J and broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Album of the Year went to "Babel" by Mumford & Sons; Record of the Year went to Gotye & Kimbra's "Somebody That I Used To Know;" Fun. won Best New Artist, and their "We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monae) was named Song of the Year; Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger" was named Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Country Album was awarded to Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged."

Other big accolades handed out during Sunday night's telecast went to Carrie Underwood (Best Country Solo Performance: "Blown Away"); Frank Ocean was the Best Urban Contemporary Album Winner for "Channel Orange;" The Black Keys earned Best Rock Performance for "Lonely Boy;" Best Rap/Sung Collaboration went to "No Church in the Wild" by Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream; and Adele nabbed Best Pop Solo Performance for "Set Fire to the Rain (Live)."

Performers at the 55th annual Grammy Awards included Taylor SwiftEd Sheeran and Elton John, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, and Justin Timberlake.

For a list of all the winners from last night's show, click here.