Nathan Barksdale, the Baltimore drug lord and inspiration behind HBO's hit series The Wire, has died.

NEW YORK — The Grammy Awards’ warm embrace of Chris Brown three years after his assault of Rihanna has drawn the ire of viewers who claim the controversial R&B star shouldn’t have been rewarded with such attention. Brown was front-and-center three times during Sunday’s Grammys. He won best R&B album for “F.A.M.E.,” he performed a […]

ATLANTA — When Jamie Grace performs music, all of the uncontrollable facial twitches and involuntary body movements called tics become an afterthought. Tourette syndrome has plagued the 20-year-old singer for nearly half of her life. But she hasn’t allowed the incurable neurological condition to completely weaken her faith. Grace says she wants to use her […]

NEW YORK — Since its beginnings in the 1970s, rap music has transformed from an underground, street-based sound to a definitive part of pop culture, transcending race and becoming one of the strongest — and most prolific — voices of today’s generation. But at the Grammy Awards, rap has had a long-lasting losing streak in […]

NEW YORK — A coalition of musicians that has protested the Recording Academy’s decision to drop 31 categories from the Grammy Awards is stepping up the pressure, calling for a boycott of the Grammys’ telecast partner, CBS, and hiring a lawyer to explore legal action. “We will ask people to stop watching CBS, boycott their […]

LOS ANGELES — A TV reporter who lapsed into gibberish during a live shot outside the Grammys said she was terrified when it happened and knew something was wrong as soon as she opened her mouth.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy gala was an evening that included a saucy and touching tribute from Cher, sizzling performances from the likes of Mumford & Sons, Cee Lo Green and Jennifer Hudson, and the typical array of dazzling superstars in attendance.

Los Angeles — Beware the wrath of a Justin Bieber fan scorned. After the 16-year-old phenom lost the Best New Artist award to Esperanza Spalding at the Grammys on Sunday, the little-known jazz singer found herself a target of the Beliebers. Spalding’s Wikipedia page was attacked following her Grammy win, as random facts, misstatements and […]

In a stunning upset, singer Esperanza Spalding won Best New Artist at the Grammy’s in a category that included Justin Bieber and Drake. Many expected Bieber or Drake to come away with the award, but the academy pulled a fast one on oddsmakers selecting the jazz singer from Portland, Oregon.

Five of the best singers you’ll ever hear came together tonight to honor the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin to start off the 2011 Grammy Awards show.

Here are some predictions for the 2011 Grammy’s tonight. We will focus on all the categories where major Black artists’ are nominated. Song of the Year “Beg, Steal Or Borrow” – Ray Lamontagne, songwriter (Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs) “Fuck You” – Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Cee Lo Green) […]

Below is a list of the major nominees for tonight’s Grammy Awards. Check it out… The following is a list of major nominees. Song of the Year ‘Beg, Steal or Borrow’ — Ray LaMontagne ‘Forget You’ — Cee-Lo ‘The House That Built Me’ — Miranda Lambert ‘Love the Way You Lie’ — Eminem Feat. Rihanna […]