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The Recording Academy Announces Additional Guests For Women In The Mix GRAMMY Week 2021 Event: HAIM, Dr. Angela Davis, Saweetie And More Confirmed
Taking place on International Women's Day (Monday, March 8) as part of GRAMMY Week 2021, the inaugural Women In The Mix event has announced additional guests, including Terri Lyne Carrington, Emily Lazar, Joanie Leeds and many others
The Recording Academy has announced additional guests and special appearances to the lineup for the inaugural Women In The Mix event, taking place publicly on GRAMMY.com/women on International Women's Day (Monday, March 8) starting at 5 p.m. as part of GRAMMY Week 2021.
The newly announced guests include: Terri Lyne Carrington, current GRAMMY-nominated artist; Lanre Gaba, General Manager/Senior Vice President of Urban A&R, Atlantic Records; IV Jay, singer/songwriter; Emily Lazar, current three-time GRAMMY-nominated mastering engineer; Joanie Leeds, current GRAMMY-nominated artist; Saweetie, rapper and songwriter; and Elaine Welteroth, journalist and New York Times best-selling author. Viewers can also expect special appearances by Dr. Angela Davis and current two-time GRAMMY nominees HAIM.
They join previously announced guests include Christine Albert, Chair Emeritus, Recording Academy Board of Trustees; Ingrid Andress, current three-time GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter; Denisia "Blu June" Andrews (Nova Wav), current three-time GRAMMY-nominated songwriter; Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Recording Academy; Brittany "Chi" Coney (Nova Wav), current three-time GRAMMY-nominated songwriter; Rocsi Diaz, television personality; Maureen Droney, Senior Managing Director, Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing; Chloe Flower, classical pianist & composer; Tera Healy, Senior Director, East Region, Recording Academy; Tammy Hurt, Vice Chair, Recording Academy Board of Trustees; Leslie Ann Jones, five-time GRAMMY-winning engineer and Recording Academy Trustee; Cyndi Lauper, two-time GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter; EveAnna Manley, president, Manley Laboratories; Ruby Marchand, Chief Industry Officer, Recording Academy; Harvey Mason jr., Chair & Interim President/CEO, Recording Academy; MC Lyte, GRAMMY-nominated rapper; Piper Payne, mastering engineer; Kelley Purcell, Vice President, Membership & Industry Relations, Recording Academy; Sheila E., GRAMMY-nominated artist and percussionist; Ebonie Smith, music producer, engineer & singer/songwriter; and Tina Tchen, president & CEO of TIME'S UP.
Women In The Mix will recognize the contributions of women in music and amplify their voices across the industry. Highlighting producers, engineers, artists and executives, this program champions women who set the tone and work to close gender gaps on and off the stage.
The event will feature performances by Chloe Flower and Joanie Leeds. Tina Tchen will deliver the keynote address. Topics of discussion for panels and fireside chats include Women in the Mix, Women Behind the Music, Women Pioneers in Music, and She Sets the Tone. Special segments will take place throughout the evening, including Charity Spotlights and women in music features.
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Rolling Loud Festival Los Angeles Reveals 2019 Lineup
Find out who's bringing the heat to the hip-hop fest returning to L.A. this December
Today, Rolling Loud revealed the massive lineup for their final music festival of 2019, Rolling Loud Los Angeles, which is set to take over the Banc of California Stadium and adjacent Exposition Park on Dec. 14–15.
This iteration of "the Woodstock of Hip-Hop," as the all-knowing Diddy has called it, will feature Chance the Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert, Juice WRLD, Young Thug and Lil Baby as Saturday's heavy-hitting headliners. Sunday's headliners are none other than Future, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, YG and Playboi Carti.
L.A.'s own Blueface, Tyga and Doja Cat, are slated to perform, as well as representatives from the diverse rap scenes across the country, including Wale, Juicy J, Lil Yachty, Megan Thee Stallion, Gunna, Tyla Yaweh, Machine Gun Kelly and Yung Gravy.
The lineup announcement follows the successful wrap of Rolling Loud Bay Area in Oakland this past weekend. The event's flagship Miami event took place in May this year, and the New York and Hong Kong debut editions will both take place later this month.
Some of y’all not ready for these moshpits https://t.co/3nlaudjapq— Randy (@randyt0321) October 1, 2019
DJ Khaled, Samantha Smith and John Legend
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DJ Khaled, Nipsey Hussle And John Legend Win Best Rap/Sung Performance For "Higher" | 2020 GRAMMYs
DJ Khaled, Nipsey Hussle and John Legend take home Best Rap/Sung Performance at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards
DJ Khaled, featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend, has won Best Rap/Sung Performance for "Higher" at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards. The single was featured on DJ Khaled's 2019 album Father of Asahd and featured Hussle's vocals and Legend on the piano. DJ Khaled predicted the track would win a GRAMMY.
"I even told him, 'We're going to win a GRAMMY.' Because that's how I feel about my album," DJ Khaled told Billboard. "I really feel like not only is this my biggest, this is very special."
After the release of the song and music video -- which was filmed before Hussle's death in March -- DJ Khaled announced all proceeds from "Higher" will go to Hussle's children.
DJ Khaled and co. beat out fellow category nominees Lil Baby & Gunna ("Drip Too Hard"), Lil Nas X ("Panini"), Mustard featuring Roddy Ricch ("Ballin") and Young Thug featuring J. Cole & Travis Scott ("The London"). Hussle earned a second posthumous award at the 62nd GRAMMYs for Best Rap Performance for "Racks In The Middle."
Along with Legend and DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, Kirk Franklin, Roddy Ricch and YG paid tribute to Hussle during the telecast, which concluded with "Higher."
Check out the complete 62nd GRAMMY Awards nominees and winners list here.
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.
A GRAMMY Glam Dunk
By Will Dawson
For a few hours Tuesday night Hollywood Boulevard was transformed into Glam Central Station as The Recording Academy officially kicked off its 54th GRAMMY Week with the inaugural GRAMMY Glam event.
It was just what you'd expect it to be from the title — an incendiary collision between music and fashion, and beauty and the beats, complete with a GRAMMY gold carpet and enough DJ firepower to ignite a musical bonfire. Sponsored by Olay, CoverGirl and Venus, and featuring the incredible DJ Spinderella (of Salt-N-Pepa), DJ Low Down Loretta Brown (aka Erykah Badu), and dynamic duo the Jane Doze, Hollywood rocked on the dance floor while exploring the cosmetics-filled caverns of the MyHouse nightclub.
"Each year, we try to reinvent ourselves," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow before heading inside. "What we've recognized for years is that there's an intersection between beauty, health, style, fashion, and music. I can't wait to see what our team — who are the best in the world, by the way — put together for tonight."
The Jane Doze opened the night on the ones and twos, with contest winners from Turntable.fm also filling in some of the musical menu with their submissions, lending an interactive angle to the evening.
With three themed rooms that featured waterfalls, flames and even contortionists, partygoers had the chance to pose for personalized magazine covers, get tips from professional makeup artists and, while on the venue's main stage, even get a taste of what it's like to be a model on the catwalk.
"It's a marriage made in heaven," said recording artist Goapele. "Music and fashion go hand in hand. It's great that the GRAMMYs saw that and put this great night together."
Other guests echoed those sentiments, and many were excited for the chance to see Badu take her turn as one of the night's DJs.
"I'm from New Orleans and have seen [Badu] perform at Essence [Music Festival] over the years," beamed former Diddy Dirty Money member Dawn Richard. "She's a hero of mine. Everything she does is bold, from her fashion to her musical choices."
Badu's set was filled with blends of everything from GRAMMY-nominated hip-hop collective A Tribe Called Quest to R&B artist Cheryl Lynn. Spinderella spun the classics, giving the crowd an eclectic mix intermingling hits from R&B dance group Nu Shooz to the late Notorious B.I.G.
If all of the guests carrying their coats and heels in hand upon exiting are any indication, a great time was had by all. It was, by all accounts, a glam dunk, and a great way to kick off what promises to be an incredible week leading up to Music's Biggest Night.