The HOTTEST night in the music business will be on January 26th 2014 for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards! With the likes of Katy Perry, OneRepublic, Shakira etc. currently sitting on the iTunes Top 10 Singles Chart, this year’s GRAMMY Awards is sure to be one to remember. Mainly due to the great competition that took place this past year in the music world. iTunes not only became a battleground for artists in 2013 but another piece of history as people like Beyoncé shattered sales records in the iTunes Store.
This is the night where every nominated artists can really see if their countless hours of recording, touring and sleepless nights were all worth it. Now getting nominated is one heck of an honor so that alone is enough to be proud of; especially for new artists. But if you’re somebody like Jay Z who leads the pack with nine nominations, you can only assume that you’re that much closer to holding that trophy than your peers. Some of the other nominees that are creating a huge buzz is Robin Thicke who arguably had the biggest record of 2013 with “Blurred Lines” has three awards for Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance & Record of the Year. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis definitely have had a stellar year so it will be interesting to see which of their seven nominations they’ll take home! Other artists such as Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake etc. are also up for some major nods. Here’s the full list of nominees http://www.grammy.com/nominees
According to the Network TV Press Release some of this year’s performances will be by Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, John Legend, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Sara Bareilles with the MusiCares Person of the Year Carole King & a very special reunion of Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr who will accept the 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award for The Beatles.
I can’t stress enough that this is hands down the biggest night in the Biz. Some recording artists like myself work constantly to not only make classic material but to one day be able to accept a GRAMMY Award. The GRAMMY award symbolizes high achievement and recognition from your peers in regards to the music you’ve shared with the world. Stay tuned for the GRAMMY recap after the awards.
– Elijah “ADRENALIN” Johnson