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Britney Spears Announces New Las Vegas 'Domination' In 2019

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Britney Spears Announces New Las Vegas 'Domination' In 2019

The GRAMMY-winning popstar announced she will return to Sin City for a new residency in 2019, after taking it over with almost 250 shows from 2013-2017

GRAMMYs/Oct 20, 2018 - 12:51 am

The eternal pop princess Britney Spears is ready to take over Las Vegas again, over a year since her wildly popular four year long Piece of Me residency ended in December 2017. On Oct. 18 she announced her Domination Vegas residency, beginning February 2019 at the new Park Theater.

In true Britney fashion, there was plenty of hype and fanfare around the official announcement, stoking fans' excitement with a "pre-announcement" last week on the Ellen Show, where she told host Ellen DeGeneres: "My announcement is actually that I have an announcement." This lead to a livestream from Las Vegas on DeGeneres' YouTube channel yesterday that involved a 22-minute buildup complete with a hype guy, adoring fans and Britney songs blasting before Spears herself appeared onstage as the Domination announcement was projected on the building behind her. It appears that the city is ready to "Work Bch" to the popstar's blowout performances yet again.

Spears' first Las Vegas residency, Piece of Me at Planet Hollywood, began in 2013 and was originally set as a 50-show, two-year venture, but she ended up doing 248 performances, culminating on Dec. 31, 2017 and racking in $137.7 million in ticket sales.

While Las Vegas has been a vacation/party/show destination for years, as Variety states, "[The Piece of Me] show helped rebrand the city as a music destination as scores of tourists were able to take in hits like '…Baby One More Time,' 'Toxic' and 'Oops!... I did It Again' in an environment offering VIP services and top-notch stage production."

While she is not first artist to do a Las Vegas residency—Celine Dion has been doing it for years—following the show's launch in 2013, the floodgates opened for residencies from big-name artists, including Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin, Aerosmith, Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani, and the city is now a bigger music destination.

What songs do you want to hear Spears perform during her Domination shows? Is it her breakout GRAMMY-nominated single "…Baby One More Time," the sexy dance-pop "Toxic," which she took home Best Dance Recording for at the 47th GRAMMY Awards, the assertive dancefloor banger "Work Bch," the sultry "Slumber Party" from her last album Glory, featuring R&B songstress Tinashe, or one of her many other pop classics?

Spears kicks-off her Domination on Feb. 13, 2019, with dates currently scheduled until August. Tickets go on sale Oct. 26 via Ticketmaster.

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Allen Hughes' "The Defiant Ones" Wins Best Music Film | 2018 GRAMMY

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Allen Hughes' "The Defiant Ones" Wins Best Music Film | 2018 GRAMMY

Director Allen Hughes' four-part documentary takes home Best Music Film honors for its portrayal of the unlikely partnership that changed the music business

GRAMMYs/Jan 29, 2018 - 02:09 am

The team behind The Defiant Ones celebrated a big win for Best Music Film at the 60th GRAMMY Awards. The crew awarded include director Allen Hughes and producers Sarah Anthony, Fritzi Horstman, Broderick Johnson, Gene Kirkwood, Andrew Kosove, Laura Lancaster, Michael Lombardo, Jerry Longarzo, Doug Pray & Steven Williams.

In a year rife with quality music documentaries and series, the bar has been set high for this dynamic category. The Defiant Ones is a four-part HBO documentary telling the story of an unlikely duo taking the music business by storm seems better suited for fantastical pages of a comic book, but for engineer-turned-mogul Jimmy Iovine and super-producer Dr. Dre, it's all truth.The Defiant Ones recounts their histories, their tribulations and their wild success. These include first-hand accounts from those who were there in Iovine's early days, such as Bruce Springsteen and U2's Bono, as well as those on board when Dre and Iovine joined forces, such as Snoop Dogg and Eminem.

The competition was stiff as the category was filled with compelling films such as One More Time With Feeling, Two Trains Runnin', Soundbreaking, and Long Strange Trip. 

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Pearl Jam Named Record Store Day 2019 Ambassadors

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Pearl Jam Named Record Store Day 2019 Ambassadors

Pearl Jam's Mike McCready says "if you love music," record stores are the place to find it

GRAMMYs/Feb 13, 2019 - 04:05 am

Record Store Day 2019 will arrive on April 13 and this year's RSD Ambassadors are Pearl Jam. Past ambassadors include Dave Grohl, Metallica, Run The Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P), and 61st GRAMMY Awards winner for Best Rock Song St. Vincent.

McCready was also the 2018 recipient of MusiCares' Stevie Ray Vaughan Award

The band was formed in 1990 by McCready, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and Eddie Vedder, and they have played with drummer Matt Cameron since 2002. They have had five albums reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and four albums reach No. 2.

"Pearl Jam is honored to be Record Store Day's Ambassador for 2019. Independent record stores are hugely important to me," Pearl Jam's Mike McCready said in a statement publicizing the peak-vinyl event. "Support every independent record store that you can. They're really a good part of society. Know if you love music, this is the place to find it."

With a dozen GRAMMY nominations to date, Pearl Jam's sole win so far was at the 38th GRAMMY Awards for "Spin The Black Circle" for Best Hard Rock Performance.

Pearl Jam will be performing on March 3 in Tempe, Ariz. at the Innings festival, on June 15 in Florence, Italy at the Firenze Rocks Festival and at another festival in Barolo, Italy on June 17. On July 6 Pearl Jam will headline London's Wembley Stadium.

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Portugal. The Man To Aida Cuevas: Backstage At The 2018 GRAMMYs

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Portugal. The Man To Aida Cuevas: Backstage At The 2018 GRAMMYs

Also see James Fauntleroy, Reba McIntire, Latroit, and more after they stepped off the GRAMMY stage

GRAMMYs/Jan 29, 2018 - 05:39 am

What do artists do the moment they walk off the GRAMMY stage from presenting, accepting an award or performing? Now, you can find out.

Take a peak at Album Of The Year GRAMMY winner Bruno Mars, 60th GRAMMY Awards Host James Cordon, Cardi B minutes before her electrifying performance of "Finesse," and more!

Also see Best Pop Duo/Group Performance GRAMMY winners Portugal. The Man posing with their first career GRAMMY Award, Best Roots Gospel Album GRAMMY winner Reba McIntire right after she walked offstage, Best R&B Song GRAMMY winner James Fauntleroy, Best Remixed Recording GRAMMY winner Latroit, and many more, with these photos from backstage during the 60th GRAMMY Awards.

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Original Misfits Unleash One Night Only L.A. Reunion Show

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Original Misfits Unleash One Night Only L.A. Reunion Show

Dark punk legends to play first show with Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only since last year's Riot Fest reunion

GRAMMYs/Aug 22, 2017 - 05:28 am

There's big news today for punk-rock fans aware that the Misfits made much more than just T-shirts.

The massively influential punk band announced a special show touted as the "only 2017 performance in this world… or any world" and billed as "The Original Misfits" in Los Angeles at the Forum on Dec. 30.

This will be the first Misfits show featuring original singer Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only with long-time guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein since the band reunited for a pair of Riot Fest appearances in Chicago and Denver in 2016. Last year's Riot Fest gigs, which featured drummer Dave Lombardo, marked the first time in 33 years the original Misfits members played together.

"OK Los Angeles, you've waited almost 35 years for this, here's your chance to see the "Original Misfits" in this Exclusive L.A. only performance." said Glenn Danzig. "No Tour, No BS, just one night of dark metal-punk hardcore brutality that will go down in the history books. See you there."

Tickets for this "one night only" show go on sale Friday, August 25.

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