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Kanye West isn't too proud to admit when he's wrong, shockingly. In a lengthy profile with The Sunday Times, Kim Kardashian's hubby admits that he was wrong about dissing Beck at this year's Grammy Awards. "I'm fine to apologize for inaccuracies. You know, I send flowers to inaccuracies," he explained. "I talked to Beck's wife [Marissa Ribisi], and I think I had a point about Beyoncé's album, but I think I was inaccurate with the concept of a gentleman who plays 14 instruments not respecting artistry." And this isn't exactly the first time that Mr. West has backtracked on his notorious Grammy incident. He took to Twitter just a few »
Not many artists can mutate and evolve in music while maintaining their core audience, but Beck Hansen is one such artist. Originally lauded in the mid-’90s as the poster boy of the slacker generation, he managed to transcend these confines as well as the musical spectrum because of his insatiable drive to explore music to its very limits. The fact that he also did this with commercial and critical success is unique as increasingly more and more artists fall into either one or the other.
The space bound maestro has just released the first track off of his upcoming, as of yet untitled tenth studio release, the fantastically elastic ‘Dreams’. The song is a strong indicator that the album will be a celebration of eclecticism from one of the most versatile artists of this generation. His latest (long overdue) Album of the Year Grammy win for »
- William Boyd
Well, this is a bit awkward. Kanye West stole the show and drew gasps and laughs at the 2015 Grammy Awards when he rushed the stage after Beck won Album of the Year for his 2014 record Morning Phase, marking a pseudo-reenactment of his infamous interruption of Taylor Swift's MTV VMAs acceptance speech. He told E! News after the Grammys that "Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyoncé." The hip-hop star later clarified his remarks and also apologized online. Turns out, Beck, who was born Bek David Campbell, and Beyoncé share a connection—the alternative rocker's father, David Campbell, an arranger, »
It seems like everyone and their mother, including Kanye West, is talking about Beck since his big Album of the Year win at last night's Grammys. And even though the Morning Phase singer took home two awards Sunday, many people still seem somewhat unfamiliar with the music super-star, even though he's been making music for over two decades. So who exactly is Beck and what's his backstory? Here are five important things you should know about Beck (listen up Kanye, you should read this and get educated). 1. Stats: Beck hails from Los Angeles and was born Bek David Campbell. At 44 years old, he's released 12 studio albums. He's also a Cancer. 2. He's Married to a Famous »
While Sam Smith and Beck dominated the 57th annual Grammy Awards, they were hardly the only winners Sunday night. From Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament (and Eddie Vedder, using his pseudonym "Jerome Turner") scoring Best Recording Package to Beyoncé taking home Best Surround Sound Album, here is the full rundown of all the Grammy winners.
Record of the Year
Sam Smith – "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)"
Complete list of winners and nominees of the 2014 Grammy Awards, held in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on Sunday February 8. Winners will be updated as they're announced during the telecast and pre-telecast. Record Of The Year “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli Xcx “Chandelier,” Sia **Winner** “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor Album Of The Year **Winner** “Morning Phase,” Beck “Beyoncé,” Beyoncé “X,” Ed Sheeran “In The Lonely Hour,” Sam Smith “Girl,” Pharrell Williams Song Of The Year “All About That Bass,” Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor, songwriters (Meghan Trainor) “Chandelier,” Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin, songwriters (Sia) “Shake It Off,” Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift) **Winner** “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith) “Take Me To Church,” Andrew Hozier-Byrne, songwriter (Hozier) Best New Artist Iggy Azalea Bastille Brandy Clark »
- Donna Dickens
6 items from 2015
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