Grammys 2018

Grammys Defends Its Representation: 17 Percent of Our Nominees Are Women

The Recording Academy has come under criticism recently for its lack of representation of women among Grammy nominees. A widely shared University of Southern California…
Andy Cush / February 15, 2018

Recording Academy President Regrets Saying Women in Music Should “Step Up”

Recording Academy president Neil Portnow is walking back the quote he gave to Variety backstage at Sunday night's Grammys when asked why women were barely represented during the televised awards. Portnow received considerable…
Maggie Serota / January 30, 2018

Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold on Bruno Mars’ Grammy Wins: “To Give It All to Toys R Us Gap Band Is Pretty Ridic”

Last night, Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold became the latest to weigh in on Bruno Mars' sweep of the major categories at the 2018 Grammys. "Aside…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 30, 2018

It’s Okay–The Grammys Are Useless and Everyone Knows It

The net result of this year's Grammys is that America has momentarily been cleaved in two. In one group are all the people who either don't really…
Jordan Sargent / January 29, 2018

Grammys 2018: TV Ratings Down From Recent Years

Sunday's Bruno Mars-loving Grammy Awards took a dramatic ratings spill, fetching the smallest demo audience in the show's history. The telecast, which ran…

Grammys Producer on Lorde-Less Show: “There’s No Way We Can Really Deal With Everybody”

Hours before the opening of last night's Grammy Awards, the rumor mill buzzed with reports that Album of the Year nominee Lorde declined to perform because the show's…
Anna Gaca / January 29, 2018

Rappers Will Always Just Be “Industry Icons” to the Grammys

When the list of Grammy nominations came out in November, one of the most notable bits of news was unusually strong representation of rap artists outside of rap-specific categories.
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 29, 2018

The Rolling Stones Picked Up Their Third Grammy Ever Last Night

If you're a music fan, chances are you're miffed about something that happened at the Grammys last night, whether it's that Bruno Mars won Album…
Andy Cush / January 29, 2018

Bon Iver on Bruno Mars’ Grammy Wins: “You Absolutely Have to be Shitting Me”

In the wake of last night's Grammys, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon took to Twitter to decry the event as "for the music Industry." In a series…
Arielle Gordon / January 29, 2018

Cardi B Freaks Out Over Note From Bono: “He Said I’m the Biggest Thing in Ireland!”

Cardi B was all over last night's Grammy Awards, from her red carpet interview in which she told Giuliana Rancic she had butterflies in her…
Arielle Gordon / January 29, 2018

Grammys 2018: Academy President Says Female Artists Should “Step Up” in Order to Win More Awards

Last night, Variety asked Recording Academy president Neil Portnow to comment on the overwhelming dominance of male winners at the Grammy Awards last night. Throughout all of the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 29, 2018

Grammys 2018: Sony Music Frustratingly Tweets Their Love for Kesha After “Praying” Performance

One of the most highly anticipated moments at tonight's 60th Grammy Awards was Kesha's performance of "Praying," the powerful ballad of hurt and betrayal that's nearly impossible not…
Anna Gaca / January 29, 2018

Grammys 2018: Bruno Mars Wins Album of the Year for 24K Magic

Bruno Mars won Album of the Year at the 2018 Grammys for his expertly crafted pop throwback record 24K Magic, which marks his first time being honored with the award. (He…
Andy Cush / January 28, 2018

Grammys 2018: Watch Logic’s Anti-Trump, Pro-Immigration Speech

Logic, Alessia Cara, and Khalid teamed up tonight at the Grammys to perform the suicide prevention anthem and Song of the Year nominee "1-800-273-8255." Following the…
Monique Melendez / January 28, 2018

Grammys 2018: Watch Chris Stapleton and Emmylou Harris’s Tom Petty Tribute Performance

The 2018 Grammys paid tribute to the late Tom Petty with a performance from Chris Stapleton and Emmylou Harris, who performed an acoustic duet of Petty's…
Andy Cush / January 28, 2018
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