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Carlos Santana Defends Adele Grammys Sweep: Beyoncé ‘Not a Singer’

Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana weighed in on Adele’s sweep of the Grammy Awards earlier this week, telling the Associated Press in Australia on Tuesday that Beyoncé should not have won the night’s most prestigious prizes because “she’s not a singer.”

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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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Grammys Producer Encourages Artists to Get Political During Ceremony

Those who dislike partisan politics at star-studded awards show have been warned in advance of Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, as producer Ken Ehrlich has made it clear that music’s biggest night will encourage politically-active artists to express themselves in any way they choose.

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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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‘The Voices Made Me Do It’ — Kanye Apologizes for Beck Diss

Kanye West was interviewed by Ryan Seacrest Wednesday morning, wherein, in addition to announcing he would be collaborating with Taylor Swift in the near future, he halfway apologized to alternative rock artist Beck for stealing his Grammy moment.

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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.”