1. Grammys 2011: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 14, 2011 1:50 AM EST Not all of the excitement at the 2011 Grammy Awards happened on the stage. Here's 15 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV. 1. Arcade Fire was in quite the celebratory mood over its Album of the Year win for "The Suburbs." The group entered the press room singing the…

  2. Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum Big Winners at 2011 Grammys

    February 14, 2011 12:45 AM EST The 2011 Grammys ended with a major shocker, as Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire beat out platinum pop stars Eminem , Lady Gaga and Katy Perry for the night's big award, Album of the Year, for "The Suburbs." The seven-member ensemble expressed shock over the unexpected win,…

  3. Grammys 2011 Predictions: How Did We Do?

    February 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST chartArticle_ignore It's always tough to predict the winners of music's biggest night, but this year's Grammy Awards featured especially jaw-dropping outcomes in the major categories. With more obscure artists like Arcade Fire and Esperanza Spalding besting mainstream…

  4. Esperanza Spalding Beats Bieber, Drake for Best New Artist Grammy

    February 13, 2011 10:50 PM EST In a shocking upset, jazz artist Esperanza Spalding won best new artist at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (Feb. 13), beating out widely agreed-upon favorites Justin Bieber and Drake as well as Mumford & Sons and Florence & the Machine . Feature: Esperanza Upclose "I take this…

  5. Grammys 2011 Winners List

    February 13, 2011 7:30 PM EST Check here for winners in the major categories of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards: Grammys 2011 Main Page RECORD OF THE YEAR WINNER: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum "Nothin' On You," B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars "Love The Way You Lie," Eminem Featuring Rihanna …

  6. Live Blogging Grammys 2011

    February 13, 2011 5:00 PM EST With the Grammy's lighting up L.A., Feb. 13 was easily music's biggest night of the year. So we live-blogged all the action right here, from the red carpet until the winner of the last award is announced. Bieber not only didn't trump Drake; Esperanza Spalding beat them both.…

  7. Grammys Central 2011

    February 13, 2011 10:00 AM EST Chart Article Grammy Predictions: How'd We Do? 40 Outrageous Fashions 10 Best Performances, 2000-2010 10 Shocking Grammy Moments Best New Artist Esperanza Spalding LATEST NEWS/FEATURES Playable Grammy Winners List Grammys 2011: Best & Worst Dressed Grammys Score Most Watched Telecast…

  8. Bob Dylan to Perform at Grammys with Mumford & Sons, Avett Bros.

    February 10, 2011 10:50 AM EST The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) has saved its biggest performance news for last: Today the music industry association announced legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will perform at Sunday night's 53rd annual Grammy Awards in a tribute to acoustic music.…

  9. Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson to Honor Aretha Franklin at Grammys

    February 09, 2011 12:00 PM EST A retha Franklin will receive a special tribute from an all-star lineup of female singers, including Christina Aguilera , Jennifer Hudson and Florence & the Machine 's Florence Welch, at the Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday (Feb. 13). Esperanza Spalding , a nominee for Best New…

  10. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Takes On 'California Gurls,' Cee Lo Opens for Prince

    February 01, 2011 7:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. "Glee" Super Bowl Episode to Open with Katy Perry's "California Gurls" " Glee " will kick off its post-Super Bowl episode with a spirited take on Katy Perry 's "…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: Skillz, Teena Marie, Michael Jackson

    January 06, 2011 5:55 PM EST (W)RAPPING 2010: While DJ Earworm lays down the beat on the past year's top 25 Billboard Hot 100 hits on "United State of Pop 2010 (Don't Stop the Pop)," another artist known for his yearly musical recaps bows on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Skillz , born Shaquan Lewis, scores…

  12. Drake 'Proud' He's Up for Best New Artist with Bieber, Florence & the Machine

    December 03, 2010 12:45 PM EST In the Grammy voters' eyes, Drake delivered on the potential he had when he entered 2010. The Toronto rapper capped off a fantastic year on Wednesday night (Dec. 1) when he nabbed four nominations, including best new artist and best rap album, for his debut album "Thank Me Later.…

  13. Esperanza Spalding Nabs Best New Artist Nod from Grammys

    December 02, 2010 12:26 PM EST Last night's Grammy nominations announcement had some asking "Who?" in regards to Best New Artist nominee Esperanza Spalding , but the jazz bassist/vocalist/composer has seen her share of the lime -- err, purple -- light. Besides appearing on the bill for Prince 's…

  14. Eminem, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga Lead Grammy Nominations

    December 01, 2010 11:14 PM EST It looks like Eminem's triumphant 2010 comeback will extend into next year, as the rapper has earned a leading 10 nominations for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards including album of the year (for "Recovery") and record and song of the year (for "Love the Way You Lie,"…

  15. Jason Aldean: Party Crasher

    October 29, 2010 4:26 PM EDT Spalding says "My Kinda Party" emphasizes Aldean's vocal ability. "Sometimes that's gotten lost on his more uptempo party material, but new songs like 'Fly Over States,' 'Church Pew or Barstool' and 'Don't You Wanna Stay' bring out…

  16. Prince Rolls Out 'Welcome 2 America' Tour Dates

    October 26, 2010 12:56 PM EDT P rince will kick off his Welcome 2 America tour with a string of arena dates in New York and New Jersey, marking his first run of East Coast shows since 2004. The pop-funk legend, who announced the trek's first five dates this week, will begin with a three-night stand at East Rutherford…

  17. Prince Announces 'Welcome 2 America' Tour

    October 14, 2010 7:30 PM EDT P rince held a press conference at Harlem's Apollo Theater to announce "Welcome 2 America," a forthcoming tour beginning in December 2010. The pop legend will perform and play master of ceremonies at each show, which will feature artists such as Janelle Monae , Mint Condition ,…

  18. Esperanza Spalding, "Chamber Music Society"

    August 31, 2010 5:31 PM EDT Esperanza Spalding is certainly not shy of ambition. The singer, bassist and composer lit up the jazz world with 2008's "Esperanza," and where she could have offered more of the same this time out she's instead raised the proverbial bar on "Chamber Music Society,"…

  19. Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj Big Winners At BET Awards

    June 28, 2010 10:09 AM EDT A licia Keys and newcomer Nicki Minaj were the big winners at the 10th annual BET Awards, both taking home two statuettes during the ceremony held last night (June 27) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. However, the evening's real buzz centered around several captivating…

  20. Playboy Announces 2010 Festival Lineup

    February 26, 2010 11:18 AM EST The Chick Corea Freedom Band , George Benson and the Manhattan Transfer are among the headliners for the 2010 Playboy Jazz Festival. Now in its 32nd year, the annual festival will be held June 12-13 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Serving once again as master of ceremonies is comedian…

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