Winner of 18 GRAMMY Awards, Aretha Franklin died on Aug. 16, 2018 leaving a musical legacy like none other. Recipient of the GRAMMY Legend Award and the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award, her philanthropy was recognized with the 2008 MusiCares Person Of The Year honor and many of her recordings have been inducted in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. Relive some of her best GRAMMY moments, because as the Queen of Soul said herself, "This is so good."
Nevermind was released on Sept. 24, 1991, and vaulted Nirvana – and the grunge sound and style – straight into the mainstream, earning the band their first hit single with the GRAMMY-nominated "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Nirvana would only release two more albums before Cobain's tragic suicide on April 5, 1994, but the music they made together would have a lasting impact on other musicians and their fans for years to come.
GRAMMY-winning artist Kacey Musgraves recently sat down to play a round of One Take, GRAMMY.com's rapid-fire question game that challenges your favorite artists to see how many questions about life, music and everything in between they can answer in just 60 seconds. You'll learn about her favorite meal, the funniest person she knows, and her favorite album cover. She also reveals the first song she ever wrote and more.
Watch the film celebrating the commitment and passion of a community of music creators as they bring a song to life. Together, #WeAreMusic.
Join host Charlie Travers as she digs into the rich musical and cultural of the city that has something for everyone: Los Angeles. Much more than just the glitz and glam of Hollywood, Travers visits some of L.A.'s most fascinating places, including a hair salon/record store hybrid, a rock club turned surf shop, a stylish boutique, the Santa Monica mountains, and more. See it all here in the latest episode of On Location.
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars was released June 16, 1972, David Bowie's fifth studio album and perhaps most widely recognizable and identifiable project. Visually, the character of Ziggy Stardust would become emblazoned in the memory of pop culture history. Musically, he had the rock and roll universe began to sing along to something entirely new.
Lollapalooza arrives year after year at summer's peak to celebrate music with one of the most can't-miss festivals. This year, the Recording Academy was on-the-ground in Grant Park for exclusive interviews and backstage access, bringing you insight from a wide variety of artists. Whether you're a fan of EDM, rock, pop, hip-hop, or R&B, there was something for everyone on this year's lineup, and we were there to capture the action.
Right before she rocked the stage at Lollapalooza, Lizzo stopped by to talk about her upcoming set, the new music she's working on, and how Drag Race changed her career.
We tracked down GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter James Bay backstage at Lollapalooza, to ask him about his newly released cover of Tina Turner's "The Best," the new slew of influences who informed the sound of his sophomore album, the story behind "Pink Lemonade," and more.
If you've been hearing Valee's name everywhere lately, you're not alone. The Chicago rapper's stock skyrocketed after his mixtape 1988 put him on the map last year. Following his set at Lollapalooza, Valee came through to talk about his latest project, GOOD Job, You Found Me, his love for the smooth-voiced Sade and more.
At only 16-years-old and with a headlining tour selling out in just 60 seconds, Billie Eilish is taking the music industry by storm. We visited the Lollpalooza newcomer to talk about her forthcoming debut LP, radio show, and billion streaming milestone.
Indie pop-duo Freedom Fry recently sat down to play a round of One Take, GRAMMY.com's rapid-fire question game that challenges your favorite artists to see how many questions about life, music and everything in between they can answer in just 60 seconds. You'll learn about their favorite place to listen to music, their favorite book, favorite place to visit in France, and the last song they listened to. They also reveal their favorite song from the '70s, best city to play on tour and whether they prefer cassettes or vinyl.
Six albums into her remarkable career, Brandi Carlile's voice and songs are more expressive and exceptional than ever. We visited with the GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter backstage at Newport Folk Festival to talk about her latest album, By The Way, I Forgive You, her thoughts on forgiveness and the story behind "The Joke."
This year's Newport Folk Festival saw a wide variety of movers and shakers, all coming together as a family in the name of great music. Come on in with the Recording Academy as we take you backstage to catch up with the festival's biggest attractions, up-and-coming folksters, surprise guests, and musical legends. Welcome home.
Valerie June turned heads a couple times over the weekend at this year's Newport Folk Festival with her soulful Saturday set and again on Sunday night as part of Jon Batiste's Songs For Change spectacular. The Memphis, Tenn., native stopped by to see the Recording Academy backstage to talk about why the annual festival feels so much like home and to tell the story of how she wrote "Astral Plane."
Ever since John Prine released his groundbreaking self-titled debut album in 1971, he's been writting some of the most heartfelt, clever, quirky, and enduring songs of his generation. In April of this year, the 71-year-old unleashed his first new batch of original tunes in 13 years with The Tree Of Forgiveness. Prine stopped by backstage at the Newport Folk Festival to talk with us about how naturally the album came together.
Find out what word the producer/engineer would use to describe Adele, what his favorite hip-hop album is of all time and what his favorite music-related memoir is.
Producer/engineer/songwriter Greg Wells recently sat down to play a round of One Take, GRAMMY.com's rapid-fire question game that challenges your favorite artists to see how many questions about life, music and everything in between they can answer in just 60 seconds. You'll learn about his favorite Canadian city and artist, his go-to instrument for songwriting, and a producer that has inspired him.
The Shindellas may be new to the music scene, but already they are working with GRAMMY-nominated producers Chuck Harmony and Claude Kelly. The all-female trio has "come together in sisterhood to sing songs about self-love, self-worth and self-respect." To learn more, we caught up with the group backstage at Essence Festival 2018 in New Orleans to hear about working with Chuck Harmony and Claude Kelly as well as how they have influenced their sound. They also shared which music superstar they would like to collaborate with.
N.W.A's historic 1988 debut album, Straight Outta Compton, has become a legend all its own. With a lineup of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and MC Ren, and production by Dr. Dre and DJ Yella, its landmark status helped define gangsta rap. It included provocative tracks such as "F*** Tha Police," which caused the FBI and U.S. secret service to send menacing letters to their label, Ruthless Records, while they were banned from performing at many venues. Straight Outta Compton may have caused controversy in 1988, but in recognition of its true pioneering status, in 2017 the album was inducted into the Recording Academy's GRAMMY Hall Of Fame.
Kacey Musgraves has undoubtedly entered her Golden Hour. Not only is that the title of her most recent studio album, released March 30, but it reflects the period of music-making the GRAMMY-winning country singer/songwriter has entered. Packed full of irresistible, reflective and even joyful tracks such as "Space Cowboy," "High Horse," "Rainbow," and "Slow Burn," Golden Hour shows depth, range and a more personal side of Musgraves. We caught up with the superstar singer/songwriter to bask in the glow of the album's success and learn why this is her most personal collection yet.