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Learn More About The Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Nominees | 2021 GRAMMYs

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Learn More About The Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Nominees | 2021 GRAMMYs

J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy; Justin Bieber with Quavo; BTS; Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande; and Taylor Swift with Bon Iver are all nominated

GRAMMYs/Nov 24, 2020 - 10:34 pm

Today, Nov. 24 is a big day in music—the 2021 GRAMMY nominations reveal! Let's take a look at the nominees for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, which are J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny and Tainy; Justin Bieber with Quavo; BTS; Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande; and Taylor Swift with Bon Iver.

J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy- "UN DIA (ONE DAY)"

A superstar bilingual bop, "UN DIA (ONE DAY)," brings together regular collaborators Balvin, Bunny and producer Tainy—who've collectively put out countless massive hits in their native Spanish—with GRAMMY winner Lipa. The result is a perfect 2020 summer jam, a melancholy love song showcasing the three singers' vocals with an infectious, slowed down reggaetón beat. The single was released on Balvin's Summer Vacation EP, a three-part series collecting his best warm weather tracks over the years.

Bunny received a second nomination for Best Latin Pop or Urban Album his first of two 2020 albums, the 2020 Latin GRAMMY-nominated YHLQMDLG. Lipa received six total nods, including Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for her 2020 LP, Future Nostalgia, and Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Don't Start Now."

Justin Bieber feat. Quavo- "Intentions"

The third lead single off of Bieber's 2020 album Changes, "Intentions" is a mellow pop/R&B track, like much of the album, celebrating his wife Hailey Baldwin Bieber. Migos' Quavo assists, echoing the sentiment of an equitable, healthy relationship. The touching music video also came with a positive message, featuring families living at Los Angeles' Alexandria House, with the Canadian singer launching the Intentions Fund to support their services.

The "Sorry" singer earned four nods this year, including Best Pop Solo Performance for "Yummy" and Best Pop Vocal Album for Changes.

BTS "Dynamite"

This is K-pop septet BTS' first GRAMMY nomination! "Dynamite," their first fully English language track, is an upbeat disco-tinged pop jam meant to inspire positivity and joy during these difficult times. It was dropped on Aug. 21 as a single and closes their new eight-track album, Be, released Nov. 20.

"[The inspiration for] it all began from this: even in the midst of hardships, we must focus on what we can do. As for us, we found freedom and happiness in singing and dancing. This song goes to the ones who need encouragement. We hope people feel energized when listening to the song," the chart-topping band told GRAMMY.com in August.

Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande- "Rain On Me"

The second lead single from Gaga's 2020 album Chromatica, the lively club anthem "Rain On Me" paired her with fellow GRAMMY-winning pop powerhouse Grande for the first time. Produced by Tchami, Burns and BloodPop, the project's executive producer, it celebrates the cleansing nature of crying.

The "Born This Way" singer explained the lyrics to Vulture: "This is about an analog of tears being the rain. And you know what it's also a metaphor for, is the amount of drinking that I was doing to numb myself. I'd rather be dry. I'd rather not be drinking, but I haven't died yet. I'm still alive. Rain on me."

Gaga earned a second 2021 GRAMMY nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album for Chromatica.

Taylor Swift feat. Bon Iver- "exile"

On July 24, Swift surprise dropped her eighth studio album, folklore, giving fans only one day's notice and one lead single ("cardigan"). The cozy weather 16-track project paints cinematic stories of lost love with support from The National's Aaron Dessner, who produced and/or co-wrote most of the songs. On "exile," Justin Vernon's (of Bon Iver) deep, echoing vocals add drama and texture, resulting in a heart-wrenching duet

Miss Americana received six 2021 GRAMMY nominations, including Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for folklore and Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "cardigan."

Stay tuned to GRAMMY.com and our social channels (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) for more 2021 GRAMMYs content, and tune in to the 63rd GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, March 14, 2021, on CBS to find out who the winners will be!

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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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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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Lady Gaga Steps In To Support Youth Impacted By Hurricanes

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Lady Gaga Steps In To Support Youth Impacted By Hurricanes

GRAMMY winner pledges support for those impacted by hurricanes this year through Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program

GRAMMYs/Oct 12, 2017 - 11:03 pm

On Oct. 10 Lady Gaga announced she is devoting her $1 million donation in support of those impacted by the recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico and the earthquakes in Mexico, to a specific cause — the mental and emotional well being of children and youth.

Gaga announced on her Born This Way Foundation website she will support Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program, which uses a variety of tools to help young people deal with trauma in the wake of natural disasters.

"Through a curriculum that includes cooperative play, discussion, art, meditation, and mindfulness practices, young people learn to recognize and understand their emotions and develop healthy coping skills," Gaga wrote. "Tens of thousands of youth have benefited from the program since it’s development in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and Save the Children is working to bring it to hundreds of thousands more in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico."

The announcement came on World Mental Health Day, and the Fame Monster has invited all of us to step up and consider making a contribution to the Journey of Hope program to support to mental and emotional needs of children.

"Mental health is just as vital to our wellbeing as physical health. That’s true for each of us, everyday, but it’s especially important for those coping with disaster and recovering from trauma," wrote Lady Gaga. "We must do everything within our power to support the full, vibrant recovery of these communities, from meeting their immediate needs to helping them to rebuild sustainably."

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FYI/TMI: Are Taylor Swift And Ed Sheeran Getting Together?
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FYI/TMI: Are Taylor Swift And Ed Sheeran Getting Together?

Rumors surface that the two are in a red-hot relationship; Sony/ATV Music Publishing named top publisher of fourth quarter in 2012

GRAMMYs/Dec 3, 2014 - 05:06 am

(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)

FYI …

Sony/ATV Claims Top Publisher In Q4 2012
Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which in June 2012 acquired administration of EMI Music Publishing, was the top publisher in the fourth quarter of 2012 based on its 25.8 percent share of the top 100 songs during the period, according to figures released by Nielsen BDS. No. 2 was Kobalt Music Group (16.5 percent share), followed by Universal Music Publishing Group (15.9 percent share), Warner/Chappell Music (14.2 percent share), and BMG Chrysalis (5.3 percent share).

TMI …

Swift Getting Together With Sheeran?
Taylor Swift may never be getting back together with a few people — like, ever — but that isn't stopping her from joining "The A Team." According to a report, Swift and GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran were reportedly seen together at a hotel in late February. Adding more red-hot fuel to the fire, Sheeran collaborated with Swift on her latest album, Red, the name of which is also a tattoo on Sheeran's left arm. Since Swift and Sheeran supposedly dated briefly last spring, maybe they are, like, getting back together.