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"Hamilton" To Bring Broadway Back To Music's Biggest Night
Lin-Manuel Miranda (center) and the cast of "Hamilton"

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"Hamilton" To Bring Broadway Back To Music's Biggest Night

The cast of the GRAMMY-nominated musical "Hamilton" to perform live via satellite on the 58th GRAMMY Awards

GRAMMYs/Feb 3, 2016 - 07:30 pm

GRAMMY winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of "Hamilton" will perform a number from the GRAMMY-nominated musical on the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards, directly from the legendary Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. The performance will usher Broadway back to the GRAMMY stage and mark only the fourth time the GRAMMY telecast has featured a performance live via satellite.

The "Hamilton" performance will be the eighth time in history musical theater has been featured on the GRAMMY Awards. Previous Broadway productions featured on the telecast are "Godspell" (1972); "The Magic Show" (1975); "Sophisticated Ladies" (1982); "La Cage Aux Folles" (1984); "Will Rogers Follies" (1992); "Riverdance" and "Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk" (1997); and "American Idiot" (2010).

"Melding contemporary hip-hop into a musical set in the year 1776, 'Hamilton' reimagines the traditional musical in a unique and extraordinary way that has brought Broadway — and our nation's history — to new audiences," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "With the GRAMMY Awards on a Monday this year, we have a wonderful opportunity to highlight this important musical art form on an even bigger stage for our millions of viewers worldwide to experience."

"The 'Hamilton' cast and crew are absolutely thrilled to be a part of this year's GRAMMY Awards," said Miranda, "Hamilton" creator, writer and lead performer. "The music community's response to our cast album has been overwhelming, and we're honored to be a part of such a special night. To perform from our home at the Richard Rodgers Theatre is a dream come true." 

Current nominees for Best Musical Theater Album from the Original Broadway Cast recording of "Hamilton" include: principal soloists Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Leslie Odom Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, and Phillipa Soo; producers Alex Lacamoire, Miranda, Bill Sherman, Ahmir Thompson, and Tarik Trotter; and Miranda as a principal soloist, composer and lyricist.

Previously announced 58th GRAMMY performers include Adele, James Bay, Andra Day, Ellie Goulding, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, and The Weeknd.

The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J will host Music's Biggest Night for the fifth consecutive year.

Taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS on Monday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

For updates and breaking news, visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Aloe Blacc To Perform At Exclusive GRAMMY After-Party

Thelma Houston, Arturo O'Farrill and DJ Michelle Pesce also slated to perform at 2016 GRAMMY Celebration, The Recording Academy's official after-party

GRAMMYs/Feb 10, 2016 - 10:53 pm

Past GRAMMY nominee Aloe Blacc, GRAMMY winner Thelma Houston and DJ Michelle Pesce are scheduled to perform at the exclusive 2016 GRAMMY Celebration — The Recording Academy's official after-party taking place on Monday, Feb. 15 immediately following the 58th GRAMMY Awards. Additionally, the Celebration's Jazz Lounge will feature performances by two-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Arturo O'Farrill and members of GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session.

After-party guests — including GRAMMY winners, nominees and celebrities — will experience "GRAMMY Land," designed to capture the spirit of the classic children's game "Candy Land." The theme will come to life with oversized candy displays, a dazzling water feature, larger-than-life design elements, all matched with entertainers, dancers, acrobats, aerialists, and elaborate visual projections.

"What better way to celebrate Music's Biggest Night than with an amazing GRAMMY after-party where our guests can continue to enjoy their evening surrounded by music, incredible food and a visually stunning party atmosphere culminating in not-to-be missed performances," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "This year's youthful GRAMMY Land theme is sure to provide a uniquely memorable experience for all."

"With more than 60 dancers and acrobats, four featured performances and hundreds of hours of planning, it is a daunting yet rewarding task to mount the largest and most complex awards show after-party annually," said Branden Chapman, Executive In Charge Of Production & Chief Business Development Officer of The Recording Academy. "Each year, we are honored to bring our Recording Academy members and annual GRAMMY nominees together to celebrate the year in music with one last event that highlights amazing performances, delectable cuisine and vibrant thematic design."

For the first time, Patina Restaurant Group and Chef and founder Joachim Splichal will cater the event with a menu that samples California classics such as taco truck bites, Napa-inspired cuisine, Santa Monica Farmers' Market seasonal favorites, gluten-free dishes from Beverly Hills, and desserts from Hollywood, including whimsical cotton candy trees. The menu was designed using sustainable, local California ingredients with flavors inspired by the music and the artists who create it. Leftover edible food from the GRAMMY Celebration is donated to local food banks and all cooking oil used for the event will be recycled. The evening will also feature fine spirits by Cîroc Ultra-Premium Vodka, Johnny Walker Black Label and Don Julio Tequila. 

Taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS on Monday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

For updates and breaking news, visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Diamante Eléctrico To Juanes: 18th Latin GRAMMY Winners | Photo Gallery

Diamante Eléctrico, winners of Best Rock Album for La Gran Oscilación

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Diamante Eléctrico To Juanes: 18th Latin GRAMMY Winners | Photo Gallery

Go backstage at The Biggest Night in Latin Music and view a gallery of newly minted 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards winners

GRAMMYs/Nov 17, 2017 - 05:51 am

The 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards honored recipients in 47 categories on Nov. 16, 2017, in Las Vegas.

From Chilean Mon Laferte and Colombia rock group Diamante Eléctrico to  "Despacito" co-writer Erika Ender, Puerto Rico's Residente and Brazilian Aline Barros, view a photo gallery of freshly crowned Latin GRAMMY winners. 

Lin-Manuel Miranda To Bring Hip-Hop Improv Show To Broadway This Fall

Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Lin-Manuel Miranda To Bring Hip-Hop Improv Show To Broadway This Fall

“There’s nothing like live theater and when it’s being created in front of you, there’s really nothing like it,” Miranda told the New York Times

GRAMMYs/Jun 20, 2019 - 04:19 am

GRAMMY-winning artist Lin-Manuel Miranda's imporvisational hip-hop collective, Freestyle Love Supreme (FLS), is getting its own show on Broadway.

Miranda, who co-created the crew with Anthony Veneziale and Thomas Kail, will co-produce and sometimes appear on the show, the New York Times reports. The show will run at Booth Theatre for 16 weeks, starting Sept. 13 and ending in January.

"There’s nothing like live theater and when it’s being created in front of you, there’s really nothing like it," Miranda told the Times.

Audiences can expect an unpredictable show. "Every show is different in material—and in who appears on stage," the show website said. Andrew Bancrof, Chris Sullivan and Veneziale are among the performers in the Broadway show. 

The group, created in 2004 and featuring a hybrid of hip-hop, comedy and improv, toured the world, had a TV show for a small period of time and had an off-Broadway show at the Greenwich House Theater earlier this year, according to the Times

General tickets for the Broadway show go on sale July 9. For more information, go to the show's website

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Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran: 2017 MTV VMAs Winner List

Kendrick Lamar

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Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran: 2017 MTV VMAs Winner List

You saw the show, now take a look at the list of winners from the 2017 VMAs in Los Angeles

GRAMMYs/Aug 28, 2017 - 07:15 am

Kendrick Lamar led the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards field with six wins. Fifth Harmony, Zayn and Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, and Twenty One Pilots were also among those taking home awards. GRAMMY winner Pink was honored with the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award.

But who won big on Sunday night at The Forum in Los Angeles? See a list of winners below.

Best New Artist
Khalid

Video Of The Year
Kendrick Lamar, "Humble."

Artist Of The Year
Ed Sheeran

Best Collaboration Video
Zayn & Taylor Swift, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)"

Best Pop Video
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane, "Down"

Best Hip-Hop Video
Kendrick Lamar, "Humble."

Best Dance Video
Zedd and Alessia Cara, "Stay"

Best Rock Video
Twenty One Pilots, "Heavydirtysoul"

Best Fight Against The System Video
Note: All six videos shared the award
Alessia Cara, "Scars To Your Beautiful"
The Hamilton Mixtape, "Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)"
John Legend, "Surefire"
Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson, "Black SpiderMan"
Big Sean, "Light"
Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley, "Stand Up/Stand N Rock #NoDAPL"

Song Of Summer
Lil Uzi Vert, "XO Tour LIif3" 

Best Cinematography
Kendrick Lamar, "Humble." (Cinemotographer: Scott Cunningham)

Best Art Direction
Kendrick Lamar, "Humble." (Production Designer: Spencer Graves)

Best Choreography
Kanye West, "Fade" (Choreographers: Teyana Taylor & Guapo)

Best Direction
Kendrick Lamar, "Humble." (Directors: Dave Meyers, The Little Homies)

Best Visual Effects
Kendrick Lamar, "Humble." (Company: Timber/Lead: Jonah Hall)

Best Editing
Young Thug, "Wyclef Jean" (Editors: Ryan Staake, Eric Degliomini)

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