Tag: Grammys

Flynn: Politics Killing Pop Culture’s Popularity

The Grammys featured a performer namedrop “President Agent Orange” and a presenter urging the audience to google a transgender teen. The made-for-television event lost one percent of its ratings over last year and four percent over 2015.

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Shirley Manson to Kanye West: ‘Go F*** Yourself’

Musician Shirley Manson, who previously described Kanye West as “petty,” took to her Facebook page again this past weekend to scorn an unnamed artist who allegedly sent her a hateful private message about her previous remarks.

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Kanye West Grammys Stunt Boosts Beck Album Sales 1000 Percent

Sunday night’s Grammy Awards broadcast was relatively uneventful. Sam Smith won four statues, Taylor Swift danced in her front-row seat (and didn’t win anything), and Pharell Williams brought “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” to his Hans Zimmer-tweaked rendition of “Happy.”

Watch: Obama Anti-Rape PSA Airs During Grammys

President Barack Obama delivered pre-recorded remarks at the Grammy Awards Sunday night, telling artists and their fans to join a pledge to end rape and violence against women. “Good evening everybody,” Obama began his remarks. “Tonight we celebrate the artists