GRAMMY-winning DJ/producerDave Audéhas the answer for GRAMMY winners whose golden gramophones get a lot of unwanted attention: put it in a protective case.
In the latest episode of Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY, the two-time GRAMMY nominee, who won in 2015 for his remix ofMark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" feat. Bruno Mars, talks how he likes to keep his golden gramophone somewhere it can be admired.
"It's very professional looking and I thought it was also cool because then no one can touch it. 'Cause people like to hold your GRAMMY," he says about the case made by one of his closest friends as a gift. "Here's something that GRAMMY owners know: People like to come your house and they want to hold your GRAMMY and they want to touch it and they want to get finger prints on it."
Watch Audé go into more detail about where he keeps his GRAMMY above.
YouTube has released data for the most streamed music videos of all time on its platform. Not surprisingly, Luis Fonsi's and Daddy Yankee's huge 2017 Latin GRAMMY-winning hit, "Despacito," earns the spot of the most-streamed music video of all time with over 6.5 billion (!) views to date.
To be clear, this is the original version, not the Justin Bieber-assisted remix, although the pop sensation also makes the top 10 list, at No. 6, for his 2015 bop "Sorry." The Purpose track earns the spot with over 3.2 billion views. In fact, each of the top 10 videos has racked up over two billion views.
The second most-viewed music videos on YouTube is one of the other catchy-as-hell, inescapable hits of 2017: Ed Sheeran's GRAMMY-winning "Shape Of You," which has over 4.5 billion views to date. Another one of the British pop star's GRAMMY-winning songs, 2014's "Thinking Out Loud," also makes the list, at No. 10 with over 2.8 billion video views.
As for the third and fourth spots, we have 2015's "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, a GRAMMY-nominated song from the Furious 7 Soundtrack, and 2014's GRAMMY-winning bop "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. These two music videos have over 4.3 billion and over 3.7 views, respectively. Fifth place goes to PSY's 2012 meme-ready viral hit, "GANGNAM STYLE," at over 3.4 billion video views.
The seventh most video of all time goes to the song that allegedly prompted a stranger to throw sugar at Adam Levine's face, Maroon 5's GRAMMY-nominated hit "Sugar." The 2015 track's visual has over three billion views on YouTube and is followed by Katy Perry's 2013 GRAMMY-nominated empowerment anthem, "Roar" at over 2.9 million views. Finally, the number nine spot goes to OneRepublic's 2013 barn-stomping pop hit, "Counting Stars."
The data, which YouTube shared via a press release, broke out the top music videos by the last four decades, based on the year they were originally released because, of course, YouTube has only been around since 2004. While the aforementioned top 10 videos of the 2010s were also the top 10 videos of all time, the top music videos of the 2000s, 1990s and 1980s also had some interesting finds.
The No. 1 song of the 2010s is Axel F's "Crazy Frog"at over 1.9 billion views, surpassing Linkin Park's Numb," Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" and Taylor Swift's "You Belong To Me," which followed chronologically on that decade chart. Guns N' Roses take the number one spots for both the 1990s and 1980s list, with "November Rain" topping the former and "Sweet Child O' Mine" the latter.
An honorable mention goes to "Baby Shark Dance," the kid's song that was released in 2016 by South Korean company Pinkfong and went viral earlier this year. The original video (not to be confused with the many spinoffs or official EDM remix by JAUZ) has earned more views than "Uptown Funk." Baby Shark's family takes the number five spot of the most viewed videos of all time (music or otherwise) list on YouTube. Don't worry, Fonsi and Yankee are still at the top of this all-content list, so they don't have to worry about any hungry baby sharks—for now, at least.
Little Big Town's Jimi Westbrook remembers the time he almost quit music. "Really I cut my teeth singing gospel music when I was a kid," he told the Recording Academy about growing up in a musical family. "I sang my first solo in church when I was 12 and that was it I was done."
That moment definitely was not the singer/songwriter's last with music. Years later Westbrook is a three-time GRAMMY winner, including for Best Country Duo/Group Performance during the 2010 GRAMMY Awards. In the first episode of the latest installment of Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY, Westbrook let's us in on the exact room his golden gramophones are dispalyed—slight spoiler: they're in the same house GRAMMY winner Tammy Wynette used to live in.
Despite his success in what can be a tough industry, Westbrook stays thankful to create. "Because of the journey we've been on, we're just always really grateful to be able to still be making music and to be inspired still," he said.
When Halestorm's name appeared as one of the bands nominated for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance at the 55th GRAMMY Awards, the band was prepared to take a loss.
"We'd kinda said to ourselves, look, this is a crazy fluke, somehow the Academy figured out who we are and we got nominated—this is crazy, but guys … we're not gonna win," Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale recalls. "Let’s just have the best time that we can possibly have."
And when their name was announced as the category winner, the band's achievement came as an even greater surprise.
Now, in the latest installment of Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY, Hale lets the Recording Academy into her home and in on where she keeps the golden gramophone she never expected to win.
"There's a difference between believing that you have the capability to get there and then things actually happening," Hale said of the band’s win.
For Halestorm, who are up for Best Rock Performance at the 61st GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10, the journey to their first nomination back in 2012 was more than just about music—it was a celebration of their friendship.
"The fact that we've been a band for 21 years, we've had tunnel vision since we were 13 and10 years old… And to remain best friends for over 15 years and to be able to be nominated and win the GRAMMY and then now be nominated again is just absolutely mind-blowing. Pretty sure it's the definition of living the dream," Hale said.
The DJ/producer/songwriter opted to place his golden gramophone atop his piano in the living room of his North Hollywood home. "I do zero work in here," he says in the latest episode of Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY?, which you can watch below,
"So I wanted it to live in that corner for that reason and that's how, having it here and playing in front of it, that's how I've been able to emotionally connect to it."
Recalling the making of his GRAMMY-winning track—a remix of "You Move" by Depeche Mode, which earned him Best Remixed Recording at the 60th GRAMMY Awards—White says he didn't have any expectations. Getting nominated at all did take a while for him to "wrap his head" around, though.
Watch above to see where Latroit flexes his GRAMMY and the words he had when accepting it.