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

Top Female Execs at Major Record Labels Call Grammys “Woefully Out of Touch”

A group of powerful female music industry executives have condemned the Grammys in a new, joint letter. The document, sent to the Recording…

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

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

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

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

Grammys 2018: Watch SZA Perform “Broken Clocks”

Tonight, SZA took the Grammys stage to perform "Broken Clocks,"  from her critically-acclaimed album Ctrl. SZA's stratospheric rise came after the release of her debut studio album,…
Monique Melendez / January 28, 2018

Grammys 2018: Lorde Sews Passage From Feminist Artist Jenny Holzer Into Dress

Many artists at tonight's Grammy Awards sported a white rose, adopted as a symbol of the Time's Up movement against sexual harassment and discrimination in the entertainment industry.
Anna Gaca / January 28, 2018

Grammys 2018: Watch Hillary Clinton, Cardi B, and More Read From Fire and Fury

Tonight's Grammy Awards featured a sketch about the Best Spoken Word Album award, which is generally one of the awards that is not televised. (This year's…
Andy Cush / January 28, 2018
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