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ReImagined At Home: Watch TZAR Perform Shawn Colvin's '90s Classic "Sunny Came Home" On A Rooftop

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ReImagined At Home: Watch TZAR Perform Shawn Colvin's '90s Classic "Sunny Came Home" On A Rooftop

In the latest episode of ReImagined At Home, watch pop singer/songwriter TZAR perform Shawn Colvin's twice-GRAMMY-winning 1996 classic "Sunny Came Home" on a rooftop

GRAMMYs/Nov 2, 2021 - 10:30 pm

For music fans of a certain generation, Shawn Colvin’s GRAMMY-winning folk-pop classic "Sunny Came Home" transports them to a time when MTV ruled the pop landscape.

Now, Moscow-born pop singer/songwriter TZAR is committed to pushing the '90s classic into the future — with a laptop and drum sampler, on a rooftop, with a cityscape beneath her.

On the latest episode of the ReImagined At Home cover performance series, revisit the breezy, bittersweet "Sunny Came Home" and consider how artists of today can alter its shape for their own artistic purposes.

Back in 1998, Colvin's original version of the song won the GRAMMY for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year at the 40th GRAMMY Awards.

Enjoy TZAR's spirited, forward-thinking reinterpretation of "Sunny Came Home" above and check below for more captivating episodes of ReImagined At Home.

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ReImagined At Home: Watch Ant Clemons Croon The Cosmic Blues In Performance Of Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine"

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ReImagined At Home: Watch Ant Clemons Croon The Cosmic Blues In Performance Of Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine"

Singer/songwriter Ant Clemons puts his own spin on Bill Withers' immortal "Ain't No Sunshine" in an exclusive performance for ReImagined At Home.

GRAMMYs/Jun 15, 2021 - 08:13 pm

Why has Bill Withers' immortal hit, "Ain't No Sunshine," endured for decades? And, furthermore, why does it seem set to reverberate throughout the ages?

Could it be because it's blues-based? Because it's relatable to anyone with a pulse? Because virtually anyone with an ounce of zeal can believably yowl the song at karaoke?

Maybe it's for all of those reasons and one more: "Ain't No Sunshine" is flexible

In the latest episode of ReImagined At Home, check out how singer/songwriter Ant Clemons pulls at the song's edges like taffy. With a dose of vocoder and slapback, Clemons recasts the lonesome-lover blues as the lament of a shipwrecked android.

Giving this oft-covered soul classic a whirl, Clemons reminds music lovers exactly why Withers' signature song has staying power far beyond his passing in 2020. It will probably be a standard in 4040, too.

Check out Ant Clemons' cosmic, soulful performance of "Ain't No Sunshine" above and click here to enjoy more episodes of ReImagined At Home.

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Watch Shawn Colvin Win Song Of The Year (And Get Interrupted) At The 40th GRAMMY Awards | GRAMMY Rewind

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Watch Shawn Colvin Win Song Of The Year (And Get Interrupted) At The 40th GRAMMY Awards | GRAMMY Rewind

In an unexpected twist, Colvin's Song Of The Year acceptance got a Wu-Tang remix as Ol' Dirty Bastard slid in with some unexpected self-promotion

GRAMMYs/Sep 20, 2019 - 09:17 pm

Back in 1998, Shawn Colvin's radio behemoth "Sunny Came Home" won two GRAMMYs: Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year. When she walked onstage to accept the award at the 40th GRAMMY Awards, alongside her co-writer John Leventhal, she was in for a bit of a surprise.

In an unexpected twist, Colvin's Song Of The Year acceptance got a Wu-Tang remix as Ol' Dirty Bastard slid in with some unexpected self-promotion ("Puffy is good, but Wu-Tang is the best").

Watch the moment play out in our latest edition of GRAMMY Rewind above.

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ReImagined At Home: Kidd Kenn's "Old Town Road" Cover Tips Its Cowboy Hat To Lil Nas X's Country Trap Classic
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ReImagined At Home: Kidd Kenn's "Old Town Road" Cover Tips Its Cowboy Hat To Lil Nas X's Country Trap Classic

Kidd Kenn gives Lil Nas X's breakout hit "Old Town Road" a glam update by adding some of his own signature flair.

GRAMMYs/Aug 24, 2022 - 05:00 pm

Before Lil Nas X ruffled feathers by (literally) dancing with the devil in 2021, he first caused controversy with "Old Town Road." Labeled "country trap," the song sparked a fierce debate on the definition of the country genre. Yet, its instantly memorable hook — and cinematic music video — helped launch Lil Nas X into pop superstardom.

In this episode of ReImagined at Home, the song gets a fresh look from Kidd Kenn, an enigmatic, 18-year-old rapper from Chicago who shares Lil Nas X's penchant for eye-catching, forward-thinking imagery. Kenn delivers his version of "Old Town Road" while lounging in a wicker chair, seated in a light-filled room with walls decorated with book pages and a lush backdrop of vines and flowers. 

The performance lends a glamorous, feminine touch to the song, like when Kenn sings into a vanity mirror. But sonically, his interpretation is fairly faithful to the original "Old Town Road," layering smooth-as-honey vocals against rap lyrics and a sizzling trap beat.

Both Lil Nas X and Kidd Kenn broke into the scene as teens. Though the former artist is only 23 today, he's an inspiration to many in his genre, Kenn included: Nas X came out as gay early on — a fairly rare occurrence in the rap genre — and Kenn has been out since fans first got to know him.

"People in my community [are] building stuff in this game and it shows from what everybody is doing that [success] is going to happen. We're making room. We're here," Kenn commented to Red Bull, acknowledging Lil Nas X as well as Tyler, the Creator for helping destigmatize queer stories in hip hop. 

Press play on the video above to watch Kenn's interpretation of this modern-day classic, and keep checking GRAMMY.com for more episodes of ReImagined at Home. 

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ReImagined At Home: Monsieur Periné Perform Enchanting Cover Of Coldplay's "Viva La Vida"

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ReImagined At Home: Monsieur Periné Perform Enchanting Cover Of Coldplay's "Viva La Vida"

In the latest episode of the ReImagined At Home cover series, Colombian band Monsieur Periné perform a gorgeous rendition of Coldplay's 2008 GRAMMY-winning song, "Viva La Vida"

GRAMMYs/Aug 10, 2021 - 09:00 pm

In the latest episode of the ReImagined At Home cover series, Colombian band Monsieur Periné perform a gorgeous, moving interpretation of Coldplay's 2008 GRAMMY-winning song, "Viva La Vida," complete with a string section and a wooden flute.

The beautifully filmed performance ends on a powerful note, with the band holding signs that read, in Spanish, "We're not born for war," "Art over bullets," "I'm a flag of liberty," and other bold statements.

Watch Monsieur Periné's moving performance of "Viva La Vida" in full below.

"Viva La Vida," a track off Coldplay's 2008 album Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, won the GRAMMY for Song Of The Year and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals at the 51st GRAMMY Awards in 2009; the album itself won the GRAMMY for Best Rock Album that same year.

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