The Legendary Dobbs presents Grammy Award winning contributing artist Whitney Peyton performing live with special guests November 20th 2012. If you are not up on this Philly rapper you are missing out. If you are in Philly or can get there and I PROMISE you a special night of Hip Hop you wont forget…Whitney Peyton is the truth!
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Tags: #Philly, Grammy, live music, Whitney Peyton
Tags: Bridgestone Arena, CBS, Grammy, Grammy Award, grammy nominations, grammy winners, Ken Ehrlich, LL Cool J, LUKE BRYAN, Taylor Swift, Twitter, YouTube
COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT®” ON DEC. 5
Musical group FUN. and three-time GRAMMY® winner Ne-Yo have been added to the lineup for “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®.” They join previously announced performers Luke Bryan and three-time GRAMMY-winning group Maroon 5. LL COOL J and Taylor Swift will co-host the one-hour concert special. The show — which will announce nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees — will take place live for the first time ever at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Dec. 5, and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network (www.cbs.com) from 10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (9 p.m. Central). Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly. For updates and breaking news, please visit http://www.grammy.com, and The Recording Academy®’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: http://www.twitter.com/thegrammys, http://www.facebook.com/thegrammys.
Following the one-hour live telecast, guests will experience an exclusive one-hour concert by Maroon 5. Tickets for “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” are on sale now and are available online at http://www.ticketmaster.com or via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at 800.745.3000.
This concert special marks the fifth time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards® will be announced live on primetime television. Last year’s airing of the nominations special helped lead to increased ratings for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, which attracted 39.9 million viewers, the largest GRAMMY audience since 1984 and the second largest in history. The telecast was also the biggest social event in the history of television at that time, drawing 13 million social media comments with the conversation on Twitter reaching a record high at 160,341 tweets per minute during the live telecast.
LL COOL J has hosted “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” since its inception, and also hosted the annual GRAMMY Awards telecast for the first time earlier this year. Swift co-hosted the first GRAMMY nominations special with LL COOL J in December 2008.
The road to Music’s Biggest Night begins with “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!” and culminates with the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
“The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer. LL COOL J is producer.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit http://www.grammy.com . For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue, and Instagram.
My Exclusive Interview with Grammy Award Winner Whitney Peyton for – Yahoo! Voices – voices.yahoo.com @WhitneyPeytonPosted: November 5, 2012 by jdobypr in Grammy News, Hip Hop, mixtape, Music, News, Yahoo! Voices
Tags: 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, All About Bullies...Big and Small, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, bullies, Gangsta Boo, Grammy, Grammy Award, Jadakiss, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Philadelphia, Whitney Peyton
Independent hip hop artist Whitney Peyton, won her first Grammy as contributing artist during the 54th annual Grammy Awards. Peyton is a rapper from Philly whose lyrical delivery summons visions of a hip hop dynamo with more years in the game than this young lady. Whitney’s collaborations include projects with other Grammy winners like Lazie Bone (Bone Thugs N Harmony) and Gangsta Boo (Three 6 Mafia).
Hip hop is Peyton’s main genre however, in 2011 Whitney showed her artistic versatility by taking writing and recording gigs on an anti-bullying album geared towards children titled “All about Bullies…Big and Small.” The album was a hit and gained attention by winning a Grammy Award for “Best Children’s Album” at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in 2012, as well as Parent’s Choice Gold Award from the Parent’s Choice Foundation.
Hailing from Philadelphia, PA, her firecracker personality is totally in line with that city’s musical history and the stellar performers from that area who came before her. An undeniable star quality is exhibited in her stage presence and she is in constant demand, sharing concert stages with well-known acts including Jadakiss, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones and too many to name in a short article!
I had the opportunity to speak quickly with Whitney as she begins her recording process for an upcoming full-length release. We discussed her recent EP “Coffee Cups And Combat Boots” which dropped September 4th, 2012 and the motivation behind that project.
- Daniela Romo, Pedro Fernandez Added To List of Performers at Latin GRAMMYs (hispanicallyspeakingnews.com)
- Maroon 5 To Perform Exclusive Concert For Guests Attending “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night “ (sacbee.com)
- The Hype Magazine Blog: Interview: Grammy Award winner Whitney Peyton (theurbanlink.net)
#Interview: Grammy Award Nominee and R&B Legend Karyn White Seizes the Day with Brand New Album – Yahoo! Voices – voices.yahoo.comPosted: October 15, 2012 by jdobypr in Music, News
Tags: Grammy, Grammy Award, Karyn White, Soul Train Music Awards, Superwoman, Yahoo!
R&B Songstress and Grammy Award nominee Karyn White, returns to the musical stage after 14 years of spreading her wings in other business ventures, successfully raising a child and seeing them enter the college ranks. Her new album “Carpe Diem” signals the return of one the most dynamic r&b voices of the genre.
Who is Karyn White?
Singer/songwriter, Karyn White secured her place in music history with the hit, “Superwoman,” which sold over a million units and was named Billboard R&B Song of the Year in 1989, according to the press release for the new album. White also received multiple nominations for Grammy and Soul Train Music Awards, as well as an NAACP Image Award for Best New Artist in 1989.
Karyn White’s new motto, “Carpe Diem”
Seizing the day is the order of business for this superwoman! No longer watching from the sidelines, Karyn White is taking her rightful place once again as leader and innovator of the music industry.
Read my full article on Yahoo!
Hear my full exclusive audio interview with Karyn White on The Hype Magazine website
Tags: Blue Note Records, George Gershwin, Grammy, Hancock, Headhunters, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, River: The Joni Letters
GRAMMY-winning artist reflects on his golden career moments and discusses forthcoming projects
“I think people have learned that Herbie Hancock can be defined as someone that you won’t be able to figure out what he’s going to do next,” says Herbie Hancock. “The sky is the limit as far as I’m concerned.”
These are inspirational words from the 14-time GRAMMY-winning icon, whose music has spanned more than 50 years and crisscrossed jazz, R&B, classical, hip-hop, and pop. In an exclusive interview with GRAMMY.com, Hancock reflects on his career longevity, GRAMMY-winning success, his creative philosophies, and projects that are on the horizon.
In 1963 Hancock received national attention when his song “Watermelon Man” became a Top 10 hit for Mongo Santamaria and he earned a coveted seat playing piano in Miles Davis’ jazz quintet. He recorded several albums for Blue Note Records throughout the ’60s, including 1965′s Maiden Voyage, which was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 1999. Fittingly, Hancock received his first GRAMMY nomination in 1968 for “Miles In The Sky” for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance — Small Group Or Soloist With Small Group, a collaboration with Davis.
With albums such as 1973′s Head Hunters, Hancock began to experiment by marrying jazz with electronic, fusion and funk elements. The landmark album, which has also been inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, marked a career-defining change.
“A big challenge happened to me back in 1973 when I did the Head Hunters album,” says Hancock. “I learned a lesson because I really believed in what I was doing, and I had no idea I was creating something brand-new. I decided to take on the challenge of possibly losing the audience that I already had. But I felt really strongly that I needed to do that. It actually worked [because] the record was a huge smash.”
In another expansion of his musical boundaries, Hancock collaborated with bassist/producer Bill Laswell on 1983′s hip-hop influenced Future Shock. Also featuring turntablist Grand Mixter DXT (then known as Grand Mixer D. ST), the album yielded the smash “Rockit,” which earned Hancock his first career GRAMMY for Best R&B Instrumental Performance.
“My first GRAMMY wasn’t even in a jazz category, but of course I was really excited,” says Hancock. “‘Rockit’ was the beginning of kind of a new era for the whole hip-hop movement. I was just fortunate [to be] in the right place at the right time with the right people to put that together.”
Most recently, in 2010 he collected GRAMMYs for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals and Best Improvised Jazz Solo for The Imagine Project, an album recorded in different locations throughout the world and featuring collaborations with Jeff Beck, John Legend, Dave Matthews, and Oumou Sangaré, among others. But Hancock cites his win for Album Of The Year for 2007′s River: The Joni Letters, an homage to Joni Mitchell, as his proudest GRAMMY moment.
“The Album Of The Year that I got in 2008, that was huge to me,” says Hancock. “When I got the Album Of The Year, I pushed the Oscar back and put the Album Of The Year GRAMMY in front of that one.”
Both River: The Joni Letters and The Imagine Project are the latest examples of Hancock’s evolution as an artist and his belief in community. Throughout his explorations, Hancock maintains a healthy inner dialog.
“Basically what I’ve discovered is that if you continue to have the courage to do what you believe in and have the scope to be open and reinvent yourself,” says Hancock.
Inspired by his classical roots, Hancock is currently plotting his latest reinvention: a collaborative project with world-renowned pianist Lang Lang, with whom Hancock teamed to perform a rendition of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue” at the 50th GRAMMY Awards in 2008.
READ FULL ARTICLE ON GRAMMY.COM
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- You: Herbie Hancock’s secret of great musicianship (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
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Tags: Best Buy, Campbell, Ford Motor Company Fund, Grammy, Grammy Award, GRAMMY Foundation, GRAMMY Signature Schools, Neil Portnow
Grants Awarded to 18 Top U.S. Public High Schools for Music Excellence Including 11 Enterprise Awards Granted to Economically Underserved Schools
Supported in part by Best Buy,
Campbell’s Labels For Education Program,
the Ford Motor Company Fund,
and Gibson Foundation
Special GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Awards
Given Throughout The Year
In Partnership With Best Buy Mobile
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 2, 2012)— The GRAMMY Foundation® (www.grammyfoundation.org) today announced that 18 schools nationwide have been selected as GRAMMY® Signature Schools (www.grammyintheschools.com) for 2012 and have been awarded cash grants totaling more than $100,000. Created in 1998, the GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes top U.S. public high schools that are making an outstanding commitment to music education during an academic school year. GRAMMY Signature Schools are made possible in part through the generous support of Best Buy, Campbell’s Labels For Education program, the Ford Motor Company Fund, and Gibson Foundation.
In August 2010, the GRAMMY Foundation launched the GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award, a new extension of the GRAMMY Signature Schools program in partnership with Best Buy Mobile. To celebrate the opening of new Best Buy Mobile stores, the GRAMMY Foundation identified deserving public high school music programs to receive the award and a $2,000 grant. During the past year, approximately 100 schools have received the GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award, and total dollars granted were in excess of $200,000. For a list of schools, visit www.grammy.com.
“Our GRAMMY Signature Schools program is making a real difference in the lives of young people in public high school music programs across the country,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation. “With the generous support of our partners, we’ve been able to grow this program’s reach, and further the GRAMMY Foundation’s commitment to fostering excellence in music education.”
Each of the 18 GRAMMY Signature Schools will receive a custom award and a monetary grant to benefit its music program.The top six schools are designated Gold recipients. The best of the Gold recipients is named the National GRAMMY Signature School. The National GRAMMY Signature School will receive $15,000, and the five remaining Gold schools each will receive $5,000. One remaining GRAMMY Signature Schools recipient will receive a grant of $2,500 to benefit its music programs. In the Enterprise Award category, which recognizes efforts made by schools that are economically underserved, 11 schools will receive a grant of $5,500 each.
2012 GRAMMY Signature Schools:
2012 National GRAMMY Signature School ($15,000)
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts — Jacksonville, Fla.
2012 GRAMMY Signature Schools Gold ($5,000 each)
Flower Mound High School — Flower Mound, Texas
Green Valley High School — Henderson, Nev.
Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts— Las Vegas, Nev.
Prospect High School — Mount Prospect, Ill.
Westwood High School — Austin, Texas
2012 GRAMMY Signature Schools ($2,500)
Jeffersonville High School — Jeffersonville, Ind.
2012 GRAMMY Signature Schools Enterprise Award ($5,500 each)
Bartlett High School — Anchorage, Alaska
Billings Senior High School — Billings, Mont.
Chazy High School — Chazy, N.Y.
David Douglas High School — Portland, Ore.
East Anchorage High School — Anchorage, Alaska
Ewing High School — Trenton, N.J.
Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center — Columbus, Ohio
Hialeah Gardens High School — Hialeah Gardens, Fla.
Pahoa High & Intermediate School — Pahoa, Hawaii
Philomath High School — Philomath, Ore.
Towers High School — Belvedere Park, Ga.
The selection process for GRAMMY Signature Schools begins each year in August when the GRAMMY Foundation mails notification to more than 20,000 public high schools from districts large and small, urban, suburban, and rural, requesting information about each school’s music program. Applications are completed and submitted online in October at www.grammyintheschools.com. After the applications are scored, finalists are identified and asked to submit additional documentation, such as recordings of school concerts, sample concert programs, and repertoire, which is then reviewed by an independent blue ribbon committee of top music educators and professionals to determine the schools that merit GRAMMY Signature School status.
The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. Campbell’s Labels For Education program is proud to be the official education partner of the GRAMMY in the Schools programs. For more information, please visit www.grammyintheschools.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, please like “GRAMMY in the Schools” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grammyintheschools.
THE RECORDING ACADEMY® TO PRESENT GRAMMYS ON THE HILL® AWARDS HONORING REP. HOWARD BERMAN AND SEVEN-TIME GRAMMY® WINNER JOHN MAYER IN WASHINGTON, D.C.Posted: March 15, 2012 by jdobypr in Grammy News
Tags: Grammy, Grammy Award, John Mayer, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Recording Academy, Twitter, United States House of Representatives, YouTube
(www.grammy.com), the organization internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards®, will present its 2012 GRAMMYs on the Hill® Awards in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, April 25 at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel. Often referred to as Washington’s most interesting mix of music and politics, the event will honor U.S. Representative Howard Berman (D-Calif.) and seven-timeGRAMMY®-winningsinger/songwriter/producer John Mayer for their commitment to improving the working environment for the nation’s music community.
The GRAMMYs on the Hill events include an awards ceremony on April 25 and the music community’s only annual advocacy day on Capitol Hill on Thursday, April 26, at which hundreds of music professionals from across the country will visit with legislators to advance pro-music policies that improve the environment for music and its makers. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys. For updates on Advocacy, please follow @TRAinDC on Twitter.
“Advocating for the protection of music makers’ rights is an essential part of the work we do at The Academy, and GRAMMYs on the Hill is an excellent opportunity to recognize leaders and influencers who work on this mission, while inviting our members to utilize their voice,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. “This year we are proud to honor Rep. Berman, who has a long history of working to support music creators, and John Mayer, who beyond being an enormous talent is also an active philanthropist in arts and education.”
GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards: April 25, 6:30 – 10 p.m.
Taking place at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel, the GRAMMYs on The Hill Awards will include a cocktail reception preceding the awards ceremony with special guest presenters and performers to help recognize the achievements of Berman and Mayer as well as a GRAMMY Foundation Signature School that has demonstrated excellence in music education.
GRAMMYs on the Hill Advocacy Day: April 26, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This advocacy day for music makers features a morning briefing with keynote speeches by leading legislators and lobbying members of Congress on Capitol Hill with special guests.
About Rep. Howard Berman
Congressman Howard Berman has represented California’s 28th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives for 15 terms. He serves as ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee as well as on the House Judiciary Committee and has participated in a number of Recording Academy programs. A champion of intellectual property rights, Berman has led efforts to protect the rights of artists and songwriters throughout his career. Most recently, he played a leadership role in ensuring artist-broadcaster negotiations would lead to a performance right for artists, and has championed numerous antipiracy bills. His deep understanding of the role intellectual property plays in creating jobs, promoting trade, and elevating the nation’s cultural life has made him a leader in Congress.
About John Mayer
The consistency with which John Mayer combines word craft and melody has earned him rarefied status as a respected songwriter and musician. As one of few musicians to achieve both critical acclaim and popular appeal, the seven-time GRAMMY winner has earned accolades for each album release while selling in excess of 17 million albums worldwide. Known as a musician who defies genre boundaries, Mayer is well known for collaborations with a range of artists. From rock to blues, hip-hop, jazz, and country, Mayer has performed and/or recorded with T Bone Burnett, Eric Clapton, David Crosby, Dixie Chicks, Buddy Guy, Herbie Hancock, Jay-Z, Graham Nash, B.B. King, and Alicia Keys. His philanthropic work extends from music education with the GRAMMY Foundation to collaborating with the Northern California Institute for Research and Education to create the Veterans Health and Integration Program — a civilian/military partnership providing support to military personnel transitioning from combat duty to civilian life.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue, and Instagram.
Tags: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Grammy, Jungle Book, Mary Poppins, Neil Portnow, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B Sherman, Robert Sherman, Small World, The Jungle Book, Winnie The Pooh
GRAMMY®-winning composer/songwriter Robert Sherman has crafted some of the most timeless and instantly recognizable songs of all time. Along with his brother Richard, he composed scores for such legendary films as Charlotte’s Web, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, Mary Poppins, Winnie The Pooh, and many more. Perhaps most notably, they wrote one of the most recognized songs on the planet, “It’s A Small World.” His work will forever live in the hearts of children as well as adults for many generations to come, and our deepest sympathies go out to his family, his friends, and the child in all of us.
- RIP, Robert Sherman (patheos.com)
- “It’s A Small World” Songwriter, Robert Sherman, Dies At 86 (kmnb.cbslocal.com)
- Robert Sherman Death: ‘Small World,’ ‘Mary Poppins’ Songwriter Dies at 86 (inquisitr.com)
- National News: Disney composer Robert Sherman dies aged 86 (coventrytelegraph.net)
- ‘Mary Poppins,’ ‘Small World’ songwriter Robert Sherman dies at 86 (mercurynews.com)
- Disney songwriter Robert B Sherman dies – Times of India (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
- Mary Poppins songwriter Robert Sherman dies (telegraph.co.uk)
- ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ songwriter dies (entertainment.msnbc.msn.com)
Tags: #remixmaster, 54th Grammy Awards, billboard 200, David Guetta, Disc jockey, DJ JT, electric daisy carnival, Grammy, Grammy Award, Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording, hot 97 fm, LilWayne, Singapore, Skrillex, Winter Music Conference, xm bpm
DJ JT, better known as “The Remix Master” has launched a new design for his website,dj-jt.com. The updated look and interactive features are designed to showcase his work while getting feedback from fans and letting them know about upcoming events. Fans can also browse the sites’s music archives and download their favorite performances and remixes by DJ JT.
Born in Singapore with a passion for all genres of music, The Remix Master especially gravitates toward electronic music. “My appetite for music is endless. I love it all – trance, electro, dubstep, techno. Anything with a nasty bass line, and I’m there” says JT. His musical journey led him to composing his own beats, dance and trance tracks. DJ JT’s passion for music has taken him across the globe, and he has performed in clubs all over the planet, from The Guvernment to Tunnel, from Webster Hall to Lush. Featured on radio stations across the globe.
“Throughout my career, I have appreciated and am very thankful for the support from Sirius XM BPM, Native Instrumentals, 102.7 KIIS-FM, HOT 97 FM and Trance FM. I also know that my success would not have been possible without the love and loyal support from my fans, who continue to be the heart and soul of my passion. For that I am humbled and eternally grateful.”
While dance/electronica music is heard in the background in nightclubs, Internet communities such as Beatport and hyperactive car commercials, alongside pop, rap, country, and R&B, some would argue it is a genre swimming underneath the mainstream. On the other hand, in drawing 250,000 fans to festivals such as Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy Carnival in June 2011, artists such as David Guetta cracking the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 and a diverse nominee slate for 54th GRAMMY Awards, perhaps the dance/electronica genre is nestled comfortably as a part of mainstream music.
Since Grammy nominations were announced in November 2011, some have called that the watershed moment for dance/electronica music at the GRAMMYs, with dubstep artist Skrillex garnering an impressive five nominations, including in the prestigious Best New Artist category. And for the first time ever in the history of the GRAMMY telecast, dance/electronica music was highlighted with a special performance featuring Deadmau5 and David Guetta with Chris Brown, Foo Fighters and Lil Wayne on the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. This special segment is only an extension of The Recording Academy’s embrace of the dance/electronica genre, following the installation of the Best Dance Recording category in 1997. (Grammy.com)
Globally recognized DJs such as JT are now in a position to break out of the mainstream shadows and claim their place at the roundtable that sets the pace and taste for the music world at-large. Exciting and engrossing remixes, unique blends of sounds and vocal pieces have created an undeniably potent music culture once reserved for the shadows…not anymore and DJ JT is the anchor of the EDM movement coming from Asia, for example his more than 300,000 Twitter followers and the fact that his recent Katy Perry “Part Of Me” remix garnered nearly 14,000 plays in just two days speak volumes to the overwhelming popularity of this DJ. Listen for yourself! http://soundcloud.com/djjtcom/dj-jt-katy-perry-part-of-me
About The Remix Master
Singaporean DJ JT has been remixing songs for over a decade. He specializes in remixing Billboard Top 40 charts, transforming them into bass-thumping trance, dubstep and hip hop beats. He has worked with multiple pop, R&B and hip-hop artists. DJ JT was awarded No.1 DJ in Singapore 2011 by Winter Music Conference, a nomination for New Remix Artist category in International Dance Music Awards 2011 and ARAA
- Hey Mr. DJ, the Grammys are playing your song (cnn.com)
- Who is Skrillex and Why Did He Win Three Grammys? (…What is Dubstep Anyways?!?!) (californiamusicindustrysummit.wordpress.com)
- Now All You Sucker DJs, Who Think You’re Fly (929dave.radio.com)
- David Guetta: Qui est-ce? (thefrancophiles.wordpress.com)
#BreakingNews THE BEACH BOYS REUNITE AND PERFORM WITH FOSTER THE PEOPLE AND MAROON 5 AND ADD’L PERFORMERS ADDED TO 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDSPosted: February 8, 2012 by jdobypr in Awards, News
Tags: cbs television network, Civil Wars, diana krall, Foster The People, Grammy, Grammy Award, lifetime achievement award, maceo parker, Maroon 5, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Reba McEntire, STAPLES Center, time grammy winner, YouTube
Common, Taraji P. Henson, Reba McEntire, and Diana Ross Set to Present at the Music Industry’s Premier Event
Music’s Biggest Night® — Hosted by Rapper/Actor LL COOL J — Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 12, 8 ET/PT
The Beach Boys — Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks, who have not performed together live in more than two decades — will reunite on the GRAMMY® stage and join with current GRAMMY nominees Foster The People and Maroon 5 for a special performance; and current nominees The Civil Wars, two-time GRAMMY winner Diana Krall, funk artist Maceo Parker, and six-time GRAMMY winner Joe Walsh have been added to the stellar lineup for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (www.grammy.com). Two-time GRAMMY winner Common, actor Taraji P. Henson, two-time GRAMMY winner Reba McEntire, and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Diana Ross will appear as presenters. Music’s Biggest Night® — hosted by two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J — takes place live on Sunday, Feb. 12 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high definition and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Dial Global, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/thegrammys. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®‘s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys.
The Civil Wars and Foster The People each have two nominations. The Civil Wars are up for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Barton Hollow” and Best Folk Album for Barton Hollow. Foster The People have nods in Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Pumped Up Kicks” and Best Alternative Music Album for Torches.
Three-time GRAMMY winners Maroon 5 are nominated in Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Moves Like Jagger” (with Christina Aguilera).
Previously announced performers for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards include Adele (in her first live performance since undergoing vocal cord surgery last fall); Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson; Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood; Chris Brown; Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton; Coldplay and Rihanna; deadmau5; Foo Fighters; David Guetta; Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt; Lil Wayne; Bruno Mars; Paul McCartney; Nicki Minaj; Katy Perry; Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band; and Taylor Swift. Aldean, The Band Perry, The Civil Wars, deadmau5, Foster The People, Guetta, Minaj, Parker and Shelton will perform on the GRAMMY telecast for the first time. Previously announced presenters are Marc Anthony, Dierks Bentley, Jack Black, Drake, Fergie, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ryan Seacrest, Ringo Starr, and Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson. LL COOL J has hosted “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” since its inception in December 2008, and this is his first time hosting the annual GRAMMY Awards telecast.
The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy®. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible partof our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on YouTube, Tumblr, Foursquare, GetGlue, and Instagram.
- Chris Brown, Tony Bennett and Carrie Undewood Added to Grammy Awards Performer Lineup (tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com)
- Chris Brown Slated to Attend and Perform at the 54th Grammys (theuptownlounge.com)
- Chris Brown to Perform at Grammy Awards (shoppingblog.com)
- GRAMMYs Rewind: Alicia Keys – “If I Ain’t Got You” (Live at the 47th Grammy Awards) (worldaccordingtomonte.com)
- J. Cole Speaks On Grammy Nomination [Video] (hiphopwired.com)