Archive: Awards Shows

Lambert goes to the extreme

Adam Lambert's sexually charged performance is all anybody wants to talk about from last night's American Music Awards. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) Leave it to Adam Lambert to shake up the traditionally drab American Music Awards. After the late Michael Jackson and award-queen Taylor Swift traded off victories and medley performances...

By David Malitz | November 23, 2009; 03:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Calle 13 wins big at Latin Grammys

Puerto Rican genre-mashers Calle 13 went undefeated at the Latin Grammy awards in Las Vegas, Thursday, winning all five awards it was nominated for. The duo took home Album of the Year honors for its oh-so-excellent "Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo," as well as Grammys for best urban album,...

By Chris Richards | November 6, 2009; 12:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Twittering the Grammys

The main question coming into this year's Grammys is -- might they actually not be totally lame this year? I'll believe it when I see it, but the shockingly relevant list of nominees and performers leaves me optimistic, at least as much as I can be about a self-congratulatory industry...

By David Malitz | February 8, 2009; 07:51 PM ET | Comments (7)

American Music Awards: The Good, the Bland and the Ugly

Beyonce, in a league of her own. I watched the American Music Awards last night. Well, not really. I DVRd it and watched the performances. Devoting three hours to the full telecast was just not something I was prepared to do. Because if we're handing out awards, there's only one...

By David Malitz | November 24, 2008; 11:03 AM ET | Comments (1)

Live (On TV) Last Night: Garth Brooks

What he's doing now: Singing poorly. After getting caught up on Usher's super-strange "Saturday Night Live" performance on the DVR, I was flipping through the channels last night when I landed on CBS just as Garth Brooks was being introduced on the Academy of Country Music Awards telecast. In...

By J. Freedom du Lac | May 19, 2008; 09:23 AM ET | Comments (6)

'Once' Upon An Oscar

The big music news from last night's Academy Awards wasn't P. Diddy's red-carpet revelation that he'd received Sidney Poitier's blessings to play the lead in "A Raisin in The Sun." It was that Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová won the best song award for their gorgeous "Once" duet, "Falling Slowly."...

By J. Freedom du Lac | February 25, 2008; 11:04 AM ET | Comments (4)

Hey, Foos - You Do NOT Want To Fight Vince Gill!

Mean mugging, Norman, Okla.-style! (Actually, he's fighting back tears after watching West Virginia wax the Sooners in the Fiesta Bowl.) Vince Gill knows from Grammy. The guitar-slinging country singer has won 18 of the awards during his career, placing him among the Top 10 all-time winners. And this year,...

By J. Freedom du Lac | January 29, 2008; 08:50 AM ET | Comments (2)

Stop! Grammy Time

The first confirmed performers for the all-systems-go Grammys have been announced by the Recording Academy®, and the lineup includes ... The Time! Yeah, we didn't see that coming, either. The funkadelic Prince proteges are reuniting for the Feb. 10 telecast, on which they'll perform with the pop-soul diva Rihanna -...

By J. Freedom du Lac | January 24, 2008; 02:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Broken Record of the Year

Is this thing on? Are the Grammys in danger of being struck down? The trades think so, noting that the Writers Guild of America strike - which turned the Golden Globes and People's Choice Awards into spectacular lame-a-thons (73 percent lamer than usual!) - could derail Music's Biggest Night...

By J. Freedom du Lac | January 15, 2008; 05:42 PM ET | Comments (9)

American Music Awards: God, Country and a Fallen Jonas Brother

I watched so Malitz didn't have to. Play-by-play inside includes random notes, observations and Celine Dion insults....

By J. Freedom du Lac | November 19, 2007; 12:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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