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GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Sheryl Crow Pitch A Lauryn Hill Collab And Graciously Accept The GRAMMY Win For Best Rock Album In 1999
The latest episode of GRAMMY Rewind highlights singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow's GRAMMY win for Best Rock Album at the 42nd GRAMMY Awards
After a charming pitch to collaborate with eight-time GRAMMY winner Lauryn Hill, Sheryl Crow dedicated her Best Rock Album acceptance speech at the 42nd GRAMMY Awards to honoring the team of people that helped elevate her career.
"I have to look at the label as letting me develop as an artist from the ground up, and I really appreciate that," the singer/songwriter raved upon accepting the golden gramophone for 1998’s The Globe Sessions. (The album also won a GRAMMY for Best Engineered Non-Classical Album and was nominated for a GRAMMY for Album Of The Year.)
Watch the nine-time GRAMMY winner humbly heap praise onto her then-recently defunct label below.
A&M Records was the home for The Globe Sessions, but in 1999, the label ceased operations and merged with two other record labels. However, Crow would go on to see continued success throughout her career, earning three of her nine GRAMMY wins and receiving 17 additional GRAMMY nominations.
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Will Smith at the 1999 GRAMMYs
GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Will Smith Dedicate His 1999 Best Rap Solo Performance GRAMMY To His Son
In his acceptance speech, he offers thanks to his family and "the jiggiest wife in the world, Jada Pinkett Smith"
Today, Sept. 25, we celebrate the birthday of the coolest dad—who else? Will Smith! For the latest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, we revisit the Fresh Prince's 1999 GRAMMY win for Best Rap Solo Performance for "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It."
In the below video, watch rappers Missy Elliott—donning white leather—and Foxy Brown present the GRAMMY to a stoked Smith, who also opted for an all-leather look. In his acceptance speech, he offers thanks to his family and "the jiggiest wife in the world, Jada Pinkett Smith." He dedicates the award to his eldest son, Trey Smith, joking that Trey's teacher said he (then just six years old) could improve his rhyming skills.
The classic '90s track is from his 1997 debut studio album, Big Willie Style, which also features "Miami" and 1998 GRAMMY winner "Men In Black," from the film of the same name. The "Está Rico" rapper has won four GRAMMYs to date, earning his first back in 1989 GRAMMYs for "Parents Just Don't Understand," when he was 20 years old.
Rob Thomas And Carlos Santana
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GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Santana & Rob Thomas Self-Assuredly Win Record Of The Year For "Smooth" In 2000
In the newest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, watch Santana and Rob Thomas win Record Of The Year at the 42nd GRAMMY Awards for "Smooth," the unlikely smash-hit pairing of the classic rock legend and Matchbox Twenty leader
By all accounts, Santana's and Rob Thomas' 1999 megahit "Smooth" almost didn't happen. In its embryonic stages, Carlos Santana was skeptical of the tune; the AM-radio effect on Thomas's voice alone engendered its own smattering of arguments.
But in a quintessential lesson about why you should never, ever give up, "Smooth" became the second-biggest single of all time, second only to Chubby Checker's "The Twist." It also led to the 2000 GRAMMY Awards, where the unlikely pair won the GRAMMY for Record Of The Year.
In the newest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, revisit the moment 21 years ago when an unlikely gambit paid off in dividends, putting a feather in the cap of Matchbox Twenty's leader and landing a classic rocker back on the airwaves.
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GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Celine Dion Win Record Of The Year For "My Heart Will Go On"
Two decades before Billie Eilish's 2020 win, Celine Dion stepped onto the GRAMMY stage to take home Record Of The Year for her smash hit "My Heart Will Go On"
Long before Billie Eilish's 2020 Record Of The Year win, French-Canadian pop sensation Celine Dion stepped onto the GRAMMY stage to take home Record Of The Year for her smash hit "My Heart Will Go On."
It was 1999: two years after Dion's ballad was prominently featured in James Cameron's star-crossed epic "Titanic," a song placement that forever impacted the way music was used in film. The Canadian vocal powerhouse was up against the Goo Goo Dolls ("Iris"), Monica and Brandy ("The Boy Is Mine"), Madonna ("Ray Of Light") and Shania Twain ("You're Still The One").
During her acceptance speech, it was only fitting that Dion, who took home the golden gramophone along with Walter Afanasieff, Simon Franglen and James Horner, thank the person who made her own heart, well, go on.
Watch the GRAMMY Rewind video above to hear Dion's speech, which thanked her late husband and manager, René Angélil.
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Sheryl Crow, Mavis Staples, More To Perform At Jason Isbell's ShoalsFest
Isbell also announced that he would perform with his band Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
Isbell also announced that the fest would feature a performance from his band Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit.
According to the fest's website, more artists will be announced for the one-day event taking place on Oct. 5 at McFarland Park in Florence, Ala., which is part of the Florence-Muscle Shoals Metropolitan area.
Excited to announce that @JasonIsbell and the #400Unit will perform at @ShoalsFest at McFarland Park in Florence, AL on October 5th with @SherylCrow, @mavisstaples, and @amandashires. Tickets go on sale Monday March 25th at 10AM CST. https://t.co/lMMAM1rVLl pic.twitter.com/NcNvzjy9Z6— ShoalsFest (@ShoalsFest) March 18, 2019
Muscle Shores is home to the Muscle Shoals Sound studio, which became a prominent place or R&B, rock and pop during the '60s and '70s, as NPR reports.
Isbell said in a statement that he'd always wanted to bring a festival to the Shoals area. "McFarland Park is the perfect place to enjoy world-class artists and the beauty of the Singing River," the musician said. "These acts are all personal favorites of ours, and we’re proud to bring them to our hometown and show them a good time. I hope y’all are as excited as we are about ShoalsFest 2019."
Tickets for the festival go on sale March 25. For more information, visit the ShoalsFest website.