The head of Taylor Swift's record label has come to the country singer's defense following her widely panned, off-pitch Grammys performance, which he attributes to a technical problem.
"She is the voice of this generation. She speaks directly to [her fans], and they speak directly back to her," Scott Borchetta, CEO of Big Machine Records, told The Associated Press. "This is not American Idol. This is not a competition of getting up and seeing who can sing the highest note. This is about a ...
Hurt Locker, Avatar
Avatar and The Hurt Locker lead the 82nd Academy Awards with nine nominations each.
The films join The Blind Side, Inglourious Basterds, District 9, An Education, Precious, A Serious Man, Up and Up in the Air in the expanded best picture race, which features 10 nominees for the first time in 66 years.
Avatar director James Cameron will face off against ex-wife and Hurt Locker helmer Kathryn Bigelow for directing honors. Bigelow, only the fourth woman to be nominated for best director, would ...
Elton John and Lady Gaga
Dear Grammys, enough with the kooky pairings! Yes, it worked really well when you united Eminem and Elton John all those years ago. It was a true example of music bringing people together. But this year's many matches felt more like mis-mash-ups. Taylor Swift's duets with Stevie Nicks were embarrassing for both of them, and Lady Gaga's pairing with Elton John — is he now the go-to duet partner? — didn't quite jell. It was telling that the night's best songs came from Drake, Eminem, and Lil Wayne — three artists who brought out the best in each other — and Pink, who performed solo. Welcome to Top Moments, Grammy Mis-Mash-Ups Edition.
Taylor Swift, Beyonce
Beyonce broke the record for most Grammys won by a female artist in one night by netting six statuettes at Sunday's 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.
The singer, who was up for a leading 10 awards, picked up four trophies in the pre-show before winning ...