From the nominations to the grand event, full coverage of the 50th annual Grammy Awards, which took place Feb. 10 in Los Angeles.

Winehouse, West Win Big At 50th Annual Grammys
Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank Sinatra of "Learnin' the Blues" to kick off the 50th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but the real magic came from leading nominees Amy Winehouse and Kanye West.
Feb 10, 2008 - - By Billboard Staff

Grammy Performances Meld Classic, Contemporary
The classic met the contemporary at the 50th Grammy Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles, with performances from talent that included some of the most beloved songs of the past decades.
Feb 10, 2008 - - By Ann Donahue, L.A.

Billboard Goes Backstage At The Grammys
News and notes from backstage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards, held Feb. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Amy Winehouse and Kanye West were the big winners, with five and four awards, respectively.
Feb 10, 2008 - - By Ayala Ben-Yehuda & Ann Donahue, L.A.

Kanye, Aretha, Obama Win Early Grammys
The 50th anniversary Grammy Awards actually started in the middle of the day today, with 100 awards handed out in the pre-telecast portion of the event.
Feb 10, 2008 - - By Ann Donahue, L.A.

Stars Come Out For Davis' Pre-Grammy Party
Whitney Houston's appearance at Clive Davis' celeb-soaked, pre-Grammy concert party last night in Los Angeles fueled speculation that the diva would be among the night's performers -- but her only time in the spotlight came when the music mogul introduced her in the audience.
Feb 10, 2008 - - By Associated Press

Top Songwriters Gather For BMI Panel
Rodney Jerkins, Anthony Hamilton, Evanescence co-founder Ben Moody, Chris Daughtry and other top songwriters gathered for the second annual BMI/Los Angeles Times _How I Wrote The Song_ panel on Saturday.
Feb 10, 2008 - - By Ayala Ben-Yehuda, L.A.

MusiCares Names Aretha 'Person Of The Year'
Some call her the Queen of Soul. Others refer to her as Re Re or Sister Re. Everyone calls her Aretha. And on Friday night, Aretha Franklin was known as the MusiCares Person of the Year in a benefit that raised a record $4.5 million for the musicians_ aid organization.
Feb 09, 2008 - - By Ann Donahue, L.A.

Timbaland Delivers Tirade At Party
People Magazine's pre-Grammy concert with Timbaland ended with a resounding crash when the superproducer and rapper delivered a foul-mouthed tirade against the magazine because some of his friends were apparently left outside the venue.
Feb 09, 2008 - - By Associated Press

Grammy's Leading Legacy
The Feb. 10 global broadcast of the Grammy Awards from the Staples Center in Los Angeles will mark the 50th anniversary of an event that celebrates the highest achievements in music.
Feb 09, 2008 - Billboard Magazine - By Craig Rosen, L.A.

Grammy Awards: Everyone Wins
As Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow sees it, the organization behind the Grammy Awards consists of four pillars. One of those pillars is its membership, which is the root of all its activity. Part of that pillar includes the Grammy telecast and process. However, Portnow maintains that the organization's other three pillars, which may be lower profile than the annual awards show, are also of the utmost importance to the academy.
Feb 09, 2008 - Billboard Magazine - By Craig Rosen, L.A.

Aretha Franklin: Another Crown For The Queen Of Soul
During her illustrious recording career, Aretha Franklin has received every award and honor imaginable. Numerous platinum- and gold-certified albums and singles. Seventeen Grammy Awards (including eight consecutive turns as best female R&B vocal performer). The Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award as well as a Grammy Legend Award. The first female inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Presidential Medal of Freedom. Global recognition as the undisputed Queen of Soul.
Feb 09, 2008 - Billboard Magazine - By Gail Mitchell, L.A.

Grammy Awards: The Promotional Punch
For many artists, a Grammy Award is rightly viewed as the pinnacle of musical achievement. But for many, the rewards from the honor and exposure on the Grammy telecast don't end with the award ceremony, but continue to roll in at retail in the weeks, months and years after their initial victory.
Feb 09, 2008 - Billboard Magazine - By Craig Rosen, L.A.

Q Notes: Grammy Hills and Valleys
The Grammy Awards turn 50 this year, believe it or not-and I'm honored I was asked to be the ambassador of the 50th anniversary celebration.
Feb 09, 2008 - Billboard Magazine - By Quincy Jones

Grammy Awards: Household Name
Aside from the annual awards show telecast and efforts in philanthropy, archiving and advocacy, the Recording Academy has also developed the Grammys into a marketing platform.
Feb 09, 2008 - Billboard Magazine - By Craig Rosen, L.A.

Gordy, Jimmy Jam Honored For Accomplishments
In honor of their industry accomplishments, Motown Records founder/chairman Berry Gordy Jr. and award-winning songwriter/producer Jimmy Jam were saluted during a luncheon.
Feb 08, 2008 - Billboard.Biz - By Gail Mitchell, L.A.

Grammys Confirm Winehouse Satellite Performance
As expected, Amy Winehouse will perform during Sunday's Grammy Awards via satellite from a London studio, organizers announced today (Feb. 8). The artist, who has recently spent time in rehab, was initially denied a visa to travel to the Los Angeles ceremony by the American Embassy in London.
Feb 08, 2008 - - Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

Billboard Goes To The Grammys: A 50-Year Retrospective
As the Grammy Awards turn 50, here's a look back at music's biggest night -- from the 1958 inaugural event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to last year's Dixie Chicks triumph at Los Angeles' Staples Center -- as originally reported in the pages of Billboard.
Feb 08, 2008 - - By Craig Rosen, L.A.

Grammy Performances To Celebrate Past, Present
Longtime Grammy Awards telecast producer Ken Ehrlich likes to focus on "things you won't see elsewhere" at the annual show. And he hopes Sunday is no exception.
Feb 08, 2008 – – By Gary Graff, Detroit

Grammys Satellite Link For Winehouse
Amy Winehouse will be making an appearance at the Grammy Awards this Sunday. But only in a virtual sense.
Feb 08, 2008 – - By Lars Brandle, London

Beyonce, Tina Turner To Duet At Grammys
The Recording Academy has also announced an additional slew of performers for the ceremony, including Kid Rock, pianist Eldar, saxophonist Dave Koz and singer Keely Smith.
Feb 07, 2008 - – By Katie Hasty, N.Y.

R&B Songwriting Duo Gamble & Huff Saluted
Legendary songwriting/producing duo Gamble & Huff were saluted Wednesday at a Grammy week celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Cailf.
Feb 07, 2008 - - By Gail Mitchell, L.A.

Lewis To Play Grammys
Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire! Jerry Lee Lewis will perform at the 50th Grammy Awards this Sunday.
Feb 07, 2008 - - By Ann Donahue, L.A.

Winehouse Won't Be At Grammy Awards
Amy Winehouse will not be on hand for the Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 10) in Los Angeles, after her visa application to enter the United States was rejected by the American Embassy in London.
Feb 07, 2008 – – By Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

Duets Slated For Grammys
A number of collaboratons, including Fergie performing with John Legend and Josh Groban duetting with Andrea Bocelli, will be featured at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 10).
Feb 05, 2008 - - By Katie Hasty, N.Y.

Feist, Keys, Paisley Join Grammy Performers
Multiple nominees Feist, Alicia Keys and Brad Paisley have joined the performance lineup for the 50th Grammy Awards.
Jan 30, 2008 - - By Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

Beyonce, Rihanna, Underwood Performing At Grammys
Beyonce, Foo Fighters, Carrie Underwood, Mary J. Blige and Rihanna are among the performers confirmed for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 10 at Los Angeles' Staples Center.
Jan 24, 2008 - - By Mariel Concepcion, N.Y

WGA Won't Picket Grammys
The Writer's Guild of America won't picket the Grammy Awards next month, according to a guild spokesman, but the status of the Recording Academy's application to the WGA for an interim agreement for their two members who work on the show is still up in the air.
Jan 22, 2008 - - By Ann Donahue, L.A.

Paramore Anticipates Jimmy Eat World Tour, Grammys
What's on Paramore singer Hayley Williams' mind these days? In addition to looking forward to the Paramore/Jimmy Eat World co-headlining spring tour announced todayWilliams is definitely thinking about the Grammy Awards -- the Tennessee quartet is up for Best New Artist -- and what she'll wear to the Feb. 10 ceremony.
Jan 18, 2008 – – By Gary Graff, Detroit

Legend Onboard For In-Flight Grammy Gig
To help commemorate the 50th anniversary of this year's Grammy Awards, organizers have tapped five-time Grammy winner John Legend to perform an in-flight acoustic concert for 50-60 sweepstakes winners.
Jan 17, 2008 – - By Mitchell Peters, L.A.

Foos, Knowles Voice Support For Grammys Show
With the Writer's Guild of America currently considering a request for an interim agreement with the Recording Academy to proceed with the Grammys, several artists have voiced their support for the awards show.
Jan 17, 2008 - - By Ann Donahue, L.A.

Writers Guild Might Picket Grammys
After steamrolling through the Golden Globes and threatening the Oscars, the Writers Guild of America strike also might deflate a third marquee award show: the Grammys.
Jan 15, 2008 - - By The Hollywood Reporter

Grammy Producers Seek Interim Agreement With WGA
Strike waiver would allow show to go on without being picketed.
Jan 15, 2008 - - By Ann Donahue, L.A.

LaVette 'Vindicated' By Grammy Nomination
For Bettye LaVette, a Grammy nomination is "very satisfying and very exciting." And more.
Jan 09, 2008 – – By Gary Graff, Detroit

The Grammy Compilation Nation
Perhaps conferring an air of legitimacy on legions of bar bands, numerous cover tracks from compilations are nominated for the 50th annual Grammy Awards.
Jan 05, 2008 – Billboard Magazine – By Cortney Harding, N.Y.

Grammys’ Global Gains
In a strong year for Canadian talent, acts ranging from alt-rock act Arcade Fire to polka king Walter Ostanek tallied up no fewer than 20 Grammy Award nominations among them.
Jan 05, 2008 – Billboard Magazine

The Right Notes: Country Grammy Nominations
When it comes to the Grammy Awards, there have been a number of disconnects through the years among winners, nominees and what's considered to be widely popular in country music.
Jan 05, 2008 – Billboard Magazine – By Ken Tucker, Nashville

Diversity Training: R&B Grammys
Last year at this time, Grammy Award nominations talk in the R&B/hip-hop sector centered primarily around one name: Mary J. Blige. Her contender-leading eight nominations sparked a bevy of comeback-laden headlines.
Jan 05, 2008 – Billboard Magazine – By Gail Mitchell, L.A.

Leaders Of The Pack: Rap Noms
As opposed to past years, where artists like Jay-Z and Eminem skipped the Grammy Awards due to what they perceived as shoddy treatment of hip-hop, leading artists like Kanye West and 50 Cent are at the forefront of the genre's nominations for 2008.
Jan 05, 2008 – Billboard Magazine – By Hillary Crosley, N.Y.

A Remix Referendum: The Dance Grammy
Ultra Records staged a coup in the Grammy Awards' best remixed recording, non-classical category this year. The New York-based label not only took three of the five nominations, a first for a single label and particularly rare for an indie, but two of the three nods were for projects initiated by Ultra stateside.
Jan 05, 2008 – Billboard Magazine - By Kerri Mason, N.Y.

What They Covet: Album of The Year Contenders
A Grammy Award is "probably the most coveted award in the music industry," Universal Music Group Nashville (UMGN) chairman Luke Lewis says.
Jan 05, 2008 – Billboard Magazine – By Mitchell Peters, L.A.

Grammys Offer Chance To Play With Foo Fighters
The Recording Academy is reprising its "My Grammy Moment" contest for its 50th anniversary awards show, offering unsigned instrumentalists the chance to perform with nominees the Foo Fighters during the Feb. 10 telecast.
Jan 03, 2008 - - By Ayala Ben-Yehuda, L.A.

Dwele Savors Grammy Nod, Preps New Album
R&B singer Dwele says he's "on schedule, pretty much" for his third album, the follow-up to 2005's "Some Kinda...," which he hopes to release in late March on Koch.
Dec 27, 2007 – – By Gary Graff, Detroit

Bacharach, Band, Calloway Get Lifetime Grammys
Songwriting legend Burt Bacharach, the Band and late jazz vocalist Cab Calloway are among the acts that will receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement award at the upcoming 50th annual Grammy Awards.
Dec 18, 2007 - - By Katie Hasty, N.Y.

A2IM, Txttunes Team For Online Grammy Platform
The American Association of Independent Music has announced a partnership with to create an online platform for their label members to feature Grammy nominated artists from the independent music sector.
Dec 17, 2007 - - By Cortney Harding, N.Y.

Grammys: All About Amy
In a Grammy Award nominee field littered with outsize personalities, Amy Winehouse stands tall on the strength of her album "Back to Black" and its hit single, "Rehab," not to mention her beehive hairdo and personal life.
Dec 15, 2007 – Billboard Magazine

The Grammys Go West
Kanye West is usually the most vocal proponent of his own greatness, but his eight nominations for the 50th annual Grammy Awards go a long way toward confirming his place among the giants of the music world.
Dec 15, 2007 – Billboard Magazine – By Gail Mitchell and Ayala Ben-Yehuda

Grammy Nods May Restart Winehouse's Wild Ride
In a Grammy Award nominee field littered with outsize personalities, Amy Winehouse stands tall on the strength of her album "Back to Black" and its hit single, "Rehab," not to mention her beehive hairdo and tabloid-fodder personal life.
Dec 07, 2007 – - A Billboard staff report

Hancock 'Shocked' By Grammy Album Nod
Many artists interviewed after this morning's 2008 Grammy Awards announcement in Hollywood noted a diversity among the list of nominees. A clear example of this may have been the album of the year nomination for jazz veteran Herbie Hancock's "River: "The Joni Letter."
Dec 06, 2007 – - By Gail Mitchell, L.A.

Feist Traverses Blizzard To Enjoy Grammy Nods
Many artists awoke this morning to excited phone calls or text messages from friends and associates, offering congratulations on Grammy nominations. But singer/songwriter Leslie Feist had a much more formidable route to good news.
Dec 06, 2007 – - By Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

Clinton, Obama To Battle In Grammy Category
The race for president isn't the only one featuring a member of the Clinton family and Barack Obama. Indeed, the just-announced 2008 Grammy nominations pit Bill Clinton against Obama in the best spoken word album category.
Dec 06, 2007 – - By Jessica Letkemann, N.Y.

Kanye, Winehouse, Foo Fighters Lead Grammy Noms
Kanye West, Amy Winehouse and the Foo Fighters were among the leading Grammy contenders announced Thursday.
Dec 06, 2007 – - By Billboard Staff

Grammy Campaign Kicks Off
The Recording Academy has brought on advertising agency TBWA\Chiat\Day to help launch "The Next 50 Is Here" campaign, which spotlights the upcoming 50th Annual Grammy Awards.
Dec 03, 2007 – - By Chris M. Walsh, N.Y.