The nominations for the Grammy Awards, the highest honours in the music industry, were announced on Wednesday. Following is a list of nominations in key categories. The awards will be handed out at a ceremony hosted by Alicia Keys in Los Angeles on Jan. 26. Album of the Year “I, I” — Bon Iver “Norman F***ing Rockwell!” — Lana Del Rey “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” — Billie Eilish “Thank U, Next” — Ariana Grande “I Used to Know Her” — H.E.R. “7” — Lil Nas X “Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)” — Lizzo “Father of the Bride” — Vampire Weekend Record of the Year: “Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish “7 Rings” — Ariana Grande “Hard Place” — H.E.R. “Talk” — Khalid “Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus “Truth … [Read more...] about Grammy Awards 2020: Key Nominations
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Lizzo, the body-positive “Truth Hurts” and “Juice” singer, scored a leading eight nods, including in the top categories of album and record of the year and best new artist. “Thank you,” tweeted Lizzo. “This has been an incredible year for music and I’m just so thankful to even be a part of it.” Eilish, the 17 year-old Los Angeles “Bad Guy” alt-pop sensation, got six nods, along with black, gay country rapper Lil Nas X, 20, whose catchy “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus topped the Billboard singles charts for a record 19 weeks this year. The trio will compete in the album of the year race with indie band Bon Iver, pop-rocker Lana del Rey, pop singer Ariana Grande, rockers Vampire Weekend and R&B artist H.E.R. Grande, 26, got five nominations, including for her hit “7 Rings.” “Crying. moved and honoured,” tweeted Grande. “The acknowledgement is truly enough on its own for … [Read more...] about Gammy 2020 Nominations Favour Diversity, Women Over Stars Like Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Madonna
Movies and television shows about rap music are inherently rebellious - the beats, the fury; they’re all directed towards an archetypal oppressor. They’re about social structures and family, about class conflict and a thorough disregard for authority. Depending on where they are set – like the zombie genre – the cultural context changes.The white policemen that might be the adversaries in a story about black Los Angeles youth could transform into a different shade in Gully Boy, the upcoming film starring Ranveer Singh. Set in the slums of Mumbai, it takes a largely American art form and roots it in the heart of India. Gully Boy is based on the life of the rapper Divine, and several other young rappers, who together formed the Gully Gang of artistes who were born in the chawls of Mumbai. The years he spent growing up on the streets of the City of Dreams and the important role his mother played in his childhood are recurring themes … [Read more...] about Can Ranveer Singh’s Gully Boy match up to these best rap movies of recent times?
'Marriage is a practical solution in terms of bureaucracy, but it's not a real validation of whether your relationship is successful or not.' Photograph: Kind courtesy Kalki Koechlin/Instagram "My mother has been waiting to be a grandmother for so long!" Kalki Koechlin exclaims with a laugh. The actress is about to enter her third trimester of pregnancy, and her eyes are bright with excitement. It's also a good day for her -- "I don't have any nausea" -- and she's out promoting her new podcast series for the BBC, Kalki Presents: My Indian Life. What was her first reaction to her pregnancy? "I was shocked. I couldn't believe it. I told Guy (Hershberg, her partner) and he was thrilled, jumping all over the place. But I said I'm going to get another pregnancy test because I don't understand how this happened. We weren't planning a baby," Kalki tells Ronjita Kulkarni/Rediff.com with a smile. Then she adds, "I do want to have children; it's something we had discussed. But I wanted that … [Read more...] about ‘I don’t believe in marriage for religious reasons’
The nominations for Grammy 2020 have been announced and Jonas Brothers' 'Sucker' has been nominated in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category. Priyanka Chopra Jonas could not control her excitement and took to Instagram to congratulate the Jonas Brothers, that includes her husband Nick Jonas. The Sky is Pink actress took to her Insta stories to share a short clip of 'Sucker' and captioned the post, "So proud of you @jonasbrothers !! I love you @nickjonas @joejonas @kevinjonas Nick Jonas also took to Instagram and thanked everyone for the Grammy 2020 nomination. Expressing his excitement, he wrote, "I'm truly blown away'. He also said that the Grammy nomination comes less than two weeks before his first wedding anniversary with Priyanka. "A year ago we had just put the finishing touches on the Album before I flew to India to marry the love of my life. Soon after that Sucker was released and went straight to number 1 on the hot 100. Then the album, Happiness Begins went to number 1 … [Read more...] about Nick Jonas’ Grammy Nomination Comes Just Before First Wedding Anniversary, Priyanka Chopra is a Proud Wife