Archive for the ‘Grammys’ Category

Feb 10 2012        10:03 AM EST

Every year has one: a runaway Grammy nominee who sweeps through the top categories and appears to be the juggernaut to beat. This year is no different. While Kanye West is the top nominee with seven nods, Adele is close behind with six nods, including bids in all of the top categories.

And while we won’t know whose name will be called until Sunday night’s show, a look at the Record of the Year race is a fine example of why the British songbird might need some help packing her hardware up for the trip back home.

Unless you spent time on another planet this year, and even if you did, chances are you heard Adele’s breakthrough hit, “Rolling in the Deep” a dozen or (many) more times. The stirring soul pop gem was the perfect showcase for the singer’s powerful, richly textured voice, and its ebb-and-flow dynamic packed a relationship’s worth of drama into 3:48. In addition to selling nearly 6 million copies of her album, 21, she also moved nearly 6 million copies of the “Deep” single, earning credit for helping to (slightly) pull the long-moribund U.S. record business out of a decade-long slump.

But she has some formidable opponents in the Record of the Year race, one of the most prestigious awards handed out, which frequently honors the year’s most successful or notable songs. That might explain how Best New Artist nominee Bon Iver got into the mix with the ethereal “Holocene.” Leader Justin Vernon broke through to the mainstream in 2011 thanks to his own folk-and-AutoTuned compositions, as well as work with West.

If “Rolling in the Deep” was inescapable, then Mumford & Sons‘ “The Cave” was just a few notches below ubiquitous, but still all over the place. The banjo-picking, foot-stomping ditty from the English folk revivalists helped cement their status as a force to be reckoned with, while serving as a nice follow-up to their salty breakthrough, “Little Lion Man.” It also helped keep their multi-platinum debut, Sigh No More, a fixture on the Billboard 200 and iTunes charts throughout the year.

Somewhere in between were two huge hits for Katy Perry and Bruno Mars that put a stranglehold on pop radio for much of the spring and summer.Perry’s inspiring “Firework” helped the singer reach elite company on theBillboard charts on her way to landing six top-five hits from a single album, not to mention empowering her young fans to embrace their unique identities.

Any way you slice it, it was also a huge year for Mars, who also garnered six Grammy noms for his Doo-Wops & Hooligans debut as well as his producing/songwriting work on songs by other artists. But it was the sweat and toil he put into the endless love tune “Grenade” that made all that hard work pay off.

“[We] worked extremely hard on ‘Grenade.’ That was the hardest song on the whole album to finish because we knew we had something, and to get all that emotion out,” Mars told MTV News in December. “I think I can speak for all of us when I say that we’re really happy that that song is being recognized because that’s like our trophy song.”

from:  http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1678904/grammys-2012-record-of-year-preview.jhtml


Adele was born on May 5th, 1988 at 3:02 a.m. in London, England according to http://www.astrotheme.com/portraits/EvqcRve3ScEp.htm

May 5th, 1988

May 5th

5 + 5 +2+0+1+1 = 14 = her personal year (from May 5th, 2011 to May 4th, 2012) = Be moderate.

14 year + 2 (February) = 16 = her personal month (from February 5th, 2012 to March 4th, 2012) = Unprecedented.

16 month + 12 (12th of the month on Sunday February 12th, 2012) = 28 = her personal day = Unstoppable.




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Paris, left, and Prince Michael Jackson accept the Lifetime Achievement award for their late father, Michael Jackson.

The most memorable moment of the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday may be the onstage appearance of Michael Jackson’s two eldest children to accept their father’s lifetime achievement award.

“To all his songs, his message was simple, love,” 12-year-old Prince Michael said. “We will continue to spread his message and help the world.”

Prince Michael Jackson was born on February 13th, 1997.

source:  http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Jackson%2C_Prince_Michael_I

February 13th

2 + 13 +2+0+0+9 = 26 = his personal year (from February 13th, 2009 to February 12th, 2010) = Communication.  Enthusiasm.  Charisma.  Personality.  Popularity.  Celebrity.  Appearance.  Image.  Good looks.  Attractive.  Beauty.  Model.  Glamour.  Leonine.  Camera.  Photos.  Photogenic.  Photography.  Cheerleader.  Pep rally.  Speech.  Speak.  Talk.  Verbalize.  Articulate.  Orator.  Public speaking.  Conversation.  Message. 

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Lady Gaga, whose performance opened the show, won two Grammys presented in the pre-telecast. Her single “Poker Face” beat out songs by the Black Eyed Peas, Madonna and Britney Spears in the best dance recording category. Her CD “The Fame” also won a Grammy for best electronic/dance.

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Music/02/01/grammys.wrap/index.html?iref=allsearch

Lady Gaga was born on March 28th, 1986 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_gaga

March 28th

3 + 28 +2+0+0+9 = 42 = her personal year (from March 28th, 2009 to March 27th, 2010)

42 year + 1 (January) = 43 = her personal month (from January 28th, 2010 to February 27th, 2010) = Fun.  Enjoyment.  Playing.  Celebrating.  Entertaining.  Fun times.  Good times.  Congratulations…Jump.  Dancing. 

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After much speculation, Taylor Swift was joined by Fleetwood Mac’s leading lady Stevie Nicks at the 2010 Grammy Awards. Swift opened her performance with ‘Today Was a Fairytale’ and then announced, “It’s a fairly tale and an honor to share the stage with Stevie Nicks.” Both women sang Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rhiannon,’ and then Swift then grabbed her guitar to sing her hit ‘You Belong With Me.’

from:  http://www.popeater.com/2010/01/31/stevie-nicks-taylor-swift-grammy-awards/

Taylor Swift was born on December 13th, 1989 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_swift

December 13th

12 + 13 +2+0+0+9 = 36 = her personal year (from December 13th, 2009 to December 12th, 2010)

36 year + 1 (January) = 37 = her personal month (from January 13th, 2010 to February 12th, 2010) = Benevolence.  Goodwill.  Heartfelt…Musician.  Singer.  Guitar. 

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Taylor Swift Shares The Stage With Stevie Nicks At The Grammys

from:  http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1630891/20100131/swift__taylor.jhtml

Stevie Nicks was born on May 26th, 1948 at 3:02 a.m. in Phoenix, Arizona.

source:  http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Nicks%2C_Stevie

May 26th

5 + 26 +2+0+0+9 = 42 = her personal year (from May 26th, 2009 to May 25th, 2010)

42 year + 1 (January) = 43 = her personal month (from January 26th, 2010 to February 25th, 2010)

43 month + 31 (31st of the  month on January 31st, 2010) = 74 = her personal day = Sharing. 

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Grammy winners: Beyonce dominates

Beyoncé — leading the way for the industry’s women on a night that they dominated in many ways — won the most awards: six, including Song of the Year, for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It).”

from:  http://www.nj.com/entertainment/music/index.ssf/2010/01/grammy_winners_beyonce_taylor.html

Beyoncé was born on September 4th, 1981.

source:  http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Knowles%2C_Beyonce


September 4th

9 + 4 +2+0+0+9 = 24 = her personal year (from September 4th, 2009 to September 3rd, 2010) = Dominance. 

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