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GRAMMY® Live Returns Exclusive Online and Mobile Streaming from Backstage, Red Carpet

The Recording Academy® and CBS will launch GRAMMY® Live, bringing music fans around the globe three days of unprecedented, multiplatform access to all the VIP and backstage events leading up to and throughout THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS ® . GRAMMY Live will begin Friday, Feb. 8 , at 2:00 PM, PT, at GRAMMY.com, CBS.com and on the GRAMMY Live mobile apps for iOS and Android ™, and will continue through the live telecast on Sunday, Feb. 10 (8:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The GRAMMY Live experience brings fans a complete backstage pass to Music’s Biggest Night®, with three days full of exclusive live streaming video, behind-the-scenes GRAMMY cams, photos, social feeds, official news reports, blogs and personalized updates from mobile GRAMMY hosts Tai Beauchamp, Andrew Burnette and veteran music journalist John Norris.
On Sunday, Feb. 10, GRAMMY Live is the only place to view the Pre-Telecast Ceremony in its entirety, including live performances and the presentation of approximately 70 GRAMMY categories. GRAMMY Live will also complement the live telecast of THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS with a multi-screen experience offering backstage interviews, red-carpet coverage, pressroom question-and-answer sessions, historical GRAMMY moments and a live feed of GRAMMY winners’ portrait sessions.
“Fans are more passionate than ever about being part of an engaged music conversation,” said Evan Greene, Chief Marketing Officer for The Recording Academy. “GRAMMY Live provides access to exclusive GRAMMY Week content, and allows fans to connect with each other as well as follow their favorite artists.”
“Our aim is to deliver a digital experience worthy of Music’s Biggest Night® and bring music fans more of what they want,” said Marc DeBevoise, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Entertainment, News and Sports for CBS Interactive. “Judging by the 13 million social comments and 1 million unique viewers that tuned in to GRAMMY Live online and on mobile devices last year, fans want a second-screen experience that brings them closer to their favorite musical acts and gives them an opportunity to truly take part in GRAMMY events.”
GRAMMY Live will also give fans access to exclusive GRAMMY Week events including the MusiCares® Person of the Year gala honoring Bruce Springsteen and hosted by Jon Stewart, the Special Merit Awards Ceremony & Nominees Reception, the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and the official GRAMMY Celebration afterparty. In addition, GRAMMY Live will feature exclusive interviews with various artists from the GRAMMY telecast rehearsals, [...]

Antonio “L.A.” Reid to receive the President’s Merit Award by the Recording Academy

Clive Davis and The Recording Academy® will present the annual Pre-GRAMMY® Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., the evening before the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® ( www.grammy.com ).
Sponsored by Harman, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hyundai, and MasterCard Worldwide, this exclusive, star-studded celebration will feature special musical performances and will be attended by the world’s most renowned artists and top industry VIPs in music, film, television and new media. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys , www.facebook.com/thegrammys .
As part of the evening’s celebration, the 2013 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons® will honor Epic Records’ Chairman and CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid. The Recording Academy will present Reid with the President’s Merit Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the music industry and the impact his efforts have had on music and the business of music. Past recipients include Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, Sir Richard Branson, Clive Davis, Ahmet Ertegun, David Geffen, Berry Gordy, Doug Morris, and Mo Ostin.
“We are thrilled to once again collaborate with Clive Davis on this legendary gala filled with unique performances and stories,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “With his keen ability to foster and guide young artists, Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid has brought to the world some of the most accomplished and beloved musicians. We are delighted and excited to pay tribute to this luminary who has shaped the contemporary music landscape with his passion, diversity, dedication, and musical judgement.”
Before becoming the consummate executive, Reid was a recording artist, drummer, songwriter, and producer. In 1989 he co-founded LaFace Records with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, in partnership with Clive Davis and Arista Records and introduced a string of multi-platinum artists, including Toni Braxton, OutKast, TLC, and Usher. The label, which reshaped R&B and hip-hop, became one of the premier record companies of its time
In 2000 Reid was named president and CEO of Arista Records and brought successes to the label by signing such multi-platinum artists as P!nk, Ciara and Avril Lavigne. Additionally, during his tenure at Arista he oversaw OutKast’s GRAMMY-winning album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below and executive produced Usher’s Confessions, which went on to win a GRAMMY and sell more than 10 million copies in the United States.
As chairman of Island Def Jam Music Group, reins he took in 2004, Reid supervised the revitalization of [...]

Adam Levine New Photos – Maroon 5

HollywoodNews.com: Adam Noah Levine (born March 18, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, best known as the front man and guitarist for the pop rock band Maroon 5. He is also a coach on the American talent show The Voice.

Levine’s ex-girlfriend Jane is the inspiration behind the name of the band’s debut album Songs About Jane. In a 2004 interview, he claimed that she had not contacted him despite the success of the album.
In September 2010, Levine said on the Howard Stern Show he had been dating Russian Sports Illustrated swimsuit and Victoria’s Secret model Anne Vyalitsyna seriously for about eight months. The couple met when Maroon 5 performed at the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue release party in Las Vegas. In April 2012, Levine and Vyalitsyna announced that they had split.
Levine stripped naked for testicular cancer awareness for a centerfold in Cosmopolitan UK’s February 2011 issue.
During Levine’s teenage years, he was medically diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In 2011, he launched an educational campaign to raise awareness of ADHD, titled “Own It”.
Levine, whose brother is openly gay, is an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights. In 2011, he made a video on Maroon 5′s official YouTube account in support of the It Gets Better Project. In January 2012, he announced that Maroon 5 had changed the location of their post-Grammy Awards show because of the “unnamed Los Angeles restaurant’s backing of Proposition 8″.
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Oh, Madonna. She’s quite the lyricist – “I F—ed Up.”

By Roger Friedman
HollywoodNews.com: Oh, Madonna. She’s quite the lyricist. Her new song is called “I F—ed Up.” You can listen to it and most of her new album, called “MDNA” on her You Tube channel and on Facebook. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkgEJPSWRZY&feature=player_embedded#!. The album comes out a week from Tuesday, and it’s the usual hodgepodge of throwaway dance songs and a couple of ballads that have been Auto-tuned within an inch of their lives. Madonna is almost 54 and she sings, basically, about nothing. There’s no one to compare her to, really; she is unto herself. You can’t compare her to the great female singer songwriters like Carly, Carole, and Joni. She’s not a great singer like Judy Collins, Phoebe Snow, or Gladys Knight. She’s not an icon like Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, or Aretha Franklin. She’s certainly no Streisand or Diana Ross. She can’t sing like Lady Gaga or Adele or even Linda Ronstadt. But she’s Madonna. She’s a living spectacle. And the PR machine is revving up for a launch at the end of this week. And listen, it’s not about album sales. It’s about tour tickets. The album is just a souvenir. It’s a new, much different world.
Great new music? Try the new Bonnie Raitt or Roberta Flack. Or for more contemporary sounds, Leslie Feist or Julia Fordham’s reissue of her “Baby Love” CD. http://juliafordham.com/
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Rihanna: Birthday Girl Photo Gallery – Feb. 20, 2012

HollywoodNews.com: Rihanna is celebrating her 24th birthday today, which may be surprising considering all she has accomplished at such a young age.
Hollywood News is celebrating the young singer’s birthday with a photo gallery of some of her best and most interesting looks on the red carpet and in concerts.
Enjoy the photo gallery below!

Rihanna was born in the Barbados but moved to the U.S. at age 16 which eventually led to her signing with Def Jam Recordings. Since then her career has exploded with a number of hit songs that have resulted in her selling over 20 million albums.
Rihanna has already won six Grammy Awards and five American Music Awards. Rihanna has collaborated with other singers like Eminem, Jay-Z and Kanye West.
While she has been successful in her music career as each album just keeps getting better, she has also taken on other ventures like releasing a fragrance, Reb’l Fleur.

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Whitney Houston: Photo Gallery of the Legendary Singer – Feb. 14, 2012

HollywoodNews.com: Legendary singer Whitney Houston tragically passed away this weekend at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Houston was 48 years old at the time of her passing. She left behind one daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
Hollywood News would like to honor and pay tribute to the star with a photo gallery in memory of her.

Whitney Houston began her singing career as a child when she sang with her church choir. She then took off from there and went on to win six Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, and 22 American Music Awards among many other awards. She also sold over 200 million albums and singles worldwide. Her voice blew fans away as she was considered one of the biggest and best voices ever in the industry. Houston also took to acting with her lead role in ‘The Bodyguard’ where she blew people away with her version of “I Will Always Love You.” She continued acting and singing over the years, but met an untimely death this last Saturday.
Houston’s funeral will reportedly be held in New Jersey this upcoming weekend.

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Adele wins big at Grammys topped with major performance

HollywoodNews.com: Adele is officially back in the game as she not only won a ton of awards at the Grammys last night, but she also scored with her performance that had everyone there appreciating her talent.
Adele won the six awards for which she was nominated which includes album of the year, record of the year, and song of the year for her second album, ’21,’ states RadarOnline.com.
Other big winners for the night included The Foo Fighters who took home five awards as well as Kanye West, who was not in attendance, but did win four awards.
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Kenny Loggins, OneRepublic to Perform at 2012 GRAMMY Celebration

HollywoodNews.com: Two-time GRAMMY® winner Kenny Loggins ; GRAMMY- nominated band OneRepublic fronted by lead singer Ryan Tedder , who is currently nominated for two GRAMMY Awards; and DJ Michelle Pesce are scheduled to perform at the 2012 GRAMMY Celebration® — The Recording Academy®’s official after-party.
Additionally, in the celebration’s MasterCard Jazz Lounge, the exclusive event will feature performances by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the GRAMMY Camp® — Jazz Session with current GRAMMY nominee Arturo O’Farrill. Inspired by Rio’s Carnival, this year’s all-star gathering will be a euphoric event where guests will dance, sing, party and continue to celebrate Music’s Biggest Night®. The night’s festivities will be catered and produced by Along Came Mary Productions. One of the year’s most anticipated events attracting GRAMMY winners, nominees and celebrities, the 2012 GRAMMY Celebration will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Feb. 12 immediately following the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
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Adele to return to singing after surgery at Grammys

HollywoodNews.com: Adele will finally be coming back to singing after having surgery on her throat as she will be performing at the 2012 Grammy Awards.
CBS has formally announced that the young singer will hit the stage for her first performance in months at the show on February 12th, states UsMagazine.com. She hasn’t performed for about five months as she underwent throat surgery and needed to take time to recover.
The singer who is nominated for six awards commented on the news: “I’m immensely proud to have been asked to perform at this year’s GRAMMY Awards. It’s an absolute honor to be included in such a night and for it to be my first performance in months is very exciting and of course nerve-racking, but what a way to get back into it all.”
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Adele, Kanye West pull in the Grammy nominations

HollywoodNews.com: Grammy nominations have been revealed and Kanye West is leading the pack with Adele close behind.
Kanye has reportedly received seven Grammy nominations while Adele has six this year, states RadarOnline.com. West is nominated for Song of the Year and Best Rap Album for his own album and his work with Jay-Z.
Adele is also competing for Song of the Year and Album of the Year.
The Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars also brought in six nominations .
The Grammys will take place on February 12, 2012.
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