Sunday, December 14, 2014

Album Review #41: K. Michelle: "Anyone Wanna Buy A Heart?"

                  Album Review #41: K. Michelle: 
                 "Anyone Wanna Buy A Heart?"




Artist:K.Michelle
Album: "Anyone Wanna Buy A Heart?"
Album Rating:4.5/5
Standout Tracks:"Judge Me". "Love 'Em All","How Do you Know","Something About The Night","Build A Man" 
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Album Review #40

           Album Review #40:J. Cole 
      2014 Forest Hill Drive

Artist: J. Cole
Album: 2014 Forest Hill Drive
Album Rating: 4/5
Standout Tracks: "Wet Dreamz","A Tale Of 2 Cities","Fire Squad","G.O.M.D","Hello"



                  

Saturday, December 6, 2014

2015 Grammy Nominations Announced

      2015 Grammy Nominations Announced!!!
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Yesterday the Recording Academy slowly revealed the full list of nominees for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, airing Feb 8, 2015.
Starting at 8:30 am, CBS This Morning, with a little help from Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran, revealed the first four categories for the biggest night in music, including Record of the Year.
But instead of announcing the nominees in one shot, the GRAMMYs revealed them in piecemeal. So following this morning’s live announcement, nominations were announced via Twitter from 9 am to 2 pm EST. After which, a list of the nominees for 82 of the 83 categories was made available onGRAMMY.com.
Music lovers had to tune into A Very GRAMMY Christmas to see the nominees for Album of the Year, which are Beyoncé for Beyoncé, Sam Smith for In The Lonely Hour, Beck for Morning Phase and Pharrell Williams for G I R L.

Album of the Year

Beck – Morning Phase
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
Ed Sheeran – X
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
Pharrell Williams – GIRL

Record of the Year

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Sia  – “Chandelier”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”

Song of the Year

Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”
Hozier – “Take Me To Church”
Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
Sia – “Chandelier”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”

Best New Artist 

Bastille
Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
HAIM
Sam Smith

Best Pop Solo Performance

John Legend – “All of Me” (Live Version)
Sia – “Chandelier”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
Pharrell – “Happy”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Coldplay – “A Sky Full of Stars”
A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera – “Say Something”
Jessie J feat. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”
Katy Perry feat. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett – Cheek to Cheek
Annie Lennox – Nostalgia
Barry Manilow – Night Songs
Johnny Mathis – Sending You A Little Christmas
Barbra Streisand – Partners

Best Pop Vocal Album

Coldplay – Ghost Stories
Miley Cyrus – Bangerz
Ariana Grande – My Everything
Katy Perry – Prism
Ed Sheeran – X
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

Best Dance Recording

Basement Jaxx – “Never Say Never”
Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne  – “Rather Be”
Disclosure feat. Mary J. Blige “F For You”
Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones – “I Got U”
Zhu – “Faded”

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Aphex Twin – Syro
Deadmau5 – While (1 < 2)
Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband
Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again
Mat Zo – Damage Control

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Mindi Abair – Wild Heart
Gerald Albright – Slam Dunk
Nathan East – Nathan East
Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb & Everette Harp – Jazz Funk Soul
Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer – Bass & Mandolin

Best Rock Performance

Ryan Adams – “Gimme Something Good”
Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?”
Beck – “Blue Moon”
The Black Keys – “Fever”
Jack White – “Lazaretto”

Best Metal Performance

Anthrax – “Neon Nights”
Mastodon – “High Road”
Mötorhead – “Heartbreaker”
Slipknot – “The Negative One”
Tenacious D – “The Last In Line”

Best Rock Song

Jack White – “Lazaretto”
The Black Keys – “Fever”
Paramore – “Ain’t It Fun”
Beck – “Blue Moon”
Ryan Adams – “Gimme Something Good”

Best Rock Album

Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
The Black Keys – Turn Blue
U2 – Songs of Innocence 
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye
Beck – Morning Phase

Best Alternative Music Album

Arcade Fire – Reflektor 
Alt J – This is All Yours
Cage the Elephant – Melophobia
St. Vincent – St. Vincent 
Jack White – Lazaretto

Best R&B Performance

Beyoncé feat. Jay Z  - “Drunk In Love”
Chris Brown feat. Usher, Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Jennifer Hudson feat. R. Kelly – “It’s Your World”
Ledisi – “Like This”
Usher – “Good Kisser”

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Marsha Ambrosius & Anthony Hamilton – “As”
Kem – “Nobody”
Angie Fisher – “I.R.S.”
Robert Glasper Experiment – “Jesus Children”
Antonique Smith – “Hold Up Wait a Minute (Woo Woo)”

Best R&B Song

Beyoncé feat. Jay Z – “Drunk In Love”
Usher – “Good Kisser”
Chris Brown feat. Usher, Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Luke James feat. Rick Ross – “Options (The Wolfjames Version)”
Jhene Aiko – “The Worst”

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Jhene Aiko – Sail Out
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
Chris Brown – X
Mali Music – Mali Is
Pharrell Williams – G.I.R.L.

Best R&B Album

Bernhoft – Islander
Aloe Blacc – Lift Your Spirits
Toni Braxton & Babyface – Love, Marriage, and Divorce
Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio 2
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Give The People What They Want

Best Rap Performance

Childish Gambino – “3005”
Drake – “0-100/ The Catchup
Eminem – “Rap God”
Kendrick Lamar – “i”
Lecrae – “All I Need Is You”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Common feat. Jhene Aiko – “Blak Majik”
Eminem feat. Rihanna – “The Monster”
ILoveMakonnen feat. Drake – “Tuesday”
Schoolboy Q feat. BJ The Chicago Kid – “Studio”
Kanye West feat. Charlie Wilson – “Bound 2″

Best Rap Song

Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Kanye West – “Bound 2″
Kendrick Lamar – “i”
Wiz Khalifa  – “We Dem Boyz”
Drake – “0 to 100/The Catch Up”

Best Rap Album

Iggy Azalea – The New Classic
Childish Gambino  – Because the Internet
Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron
Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood
Common – Nobody’s Smiling

Best Country Solo Performance

Eric Church – “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Hunter Hayes  – “Invisible”
Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
Carrie Underwood – “Something in the Water”
Keith Urban – “Cop Car”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

The Band Perry – “Gentle On My Mind”
Miranda Lambert feat. Carrie Underwood  – “Somethin’ Bad”
Little Big Town – “Day Drinking”
Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill – “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”
Keith Urban feat. Eric Church – “Raise ‘Em Up”

Best Country Song

Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
Kenny Chesney – “American Kids”
Eric Church – “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Glen Campbell – “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill – “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”

Best Country Album

Dierks Bentley – Riser
Eric Church – The Outsiders
Brandy Clark – 12 Stories
Miranda Lambert – Platinum
Lee Ann Womack – The Way I’m Livin’

Best American Roots Performance

Gregg Allman & Taj Mahal – “Statesboro Blues”
Rosanne Cash – “A Feather’s Not a Bird”
Billy Childs feat. Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas – “And When I Die”
Keb Mo feat. the California Feet Warmers – “The Old Me Better”
Nickel Creek – “Destination”

Best American Roots Song

Rosanne Cash – “A Feather’s Not a Bird”
Jesse Winchester – “Just So Much”
The Del McCoury Band – “The New York Trains”
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers feat. Edie Brickell – “Pretty Little One”
John Hiatt – “Terms of My Surrender”

Best Americana Album

Rosanne Cash – The River & The Thread
John Hiatt – Terms Of My Surrender
Keb’ Mo’ – Bluesamericana
Nickel Creek – A Dotted Line
Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

Best Folk Album

Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes – Three Bells
Alice Gerrard – Follow the Music
Eliza Gilkyson – The Nocturne Diaries
Old Crow Medicine Show – Remedy
Jesse Winchester – A Reasonable Amount of Trouble

Best Reggae Album

Ziggy Marley – Fly Rasta
Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – Back on the Controls
Sean Paul – Full Frequency 
Shaggy – Out of Many, One Music
Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate – The Reggae Power
Soja – Amid the Noise and the Haste

Best Spoken Word

James Franco – Actor’s Anonymous 
Jimmy Carter – A Call To Action
John Waters  – John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
Joan Rivers – Diary of a Mad Diva
Elizabeth Warren – A Fighting Chance
Gloria Gaynor – We Will Survive: True Stories of Encouragement, Inspiration, and the Power of Song

Best Comedy Album

“Weird Al” Yankovic – Mandatory Fun
Jim Gaffigan – Obsessed
Louis C.K. – Oh My God
Patton Oswalt – Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time
Sarah Silverman – We Are Miracles

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

American Hustle
Frozen
Get On Up: The James Brown Story
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Frozen
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gravity
Saving Mr. Banks

Best Song Written for Visual Media

Tegan and Sara feat. the Lonely Island – “Everything is Awesome!!!”
Ed Sheeran – “I See Fire”
Glen Campbell – “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
Idina Menzel – “Let It Go”
Scarlett Johansson & Joaquin Phoenix – “The Moon Song”

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Paul Epworth
John Hill
Jay Joyce
Greg Kurstin
Max Martin

Best Music Video

Arcade Fire – “We Exist”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
Sia – “Chandelier”
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Woodkid feat. Max Richter – “The Golden Age”

Best Music Film

Beyonce & Jay Z: On the Run Tour
Ghost Stories
20 Feet from Stardom
Metallica Through the Never
The Truth About Love Tour: Live from Melbourne