55th Annual Grammy Nominations

 

Some awesome artists getting recognized with the 55th Grammy nominations this year. Super glad to see our boy Frank Ocean, Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys, M.I.A., Florence & The Machine, The Roots, Bjork, and Miguel, amongst many others making the list.

And once again, we are thrilled to see so many great projects we worked making the nominee list as well. A big congrats to Robert Glasper, Esperanza Spalding, and Anthony Hamilton for snagging more than one nomination, too! The 55th Grammys will air on February 10. For a full list of the nominees, click here.

Best Pop Solo Performance
Set Fire To The Rain [Live] – Adele

Best R&B Performance
Thank You – Estelle
Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) – Robert Glasper Experiment ft. Ledisi

Best R&B Song
Pray For Me – Anthony Hamilton
Refill – Elle Varner

Best R&B Album
Black Radio – Robert Glasper Experiment
Back To Love – Anthony Hamilton

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Real Good Hands – Gregory Porter

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Cross Roads – Ravi Coltrane

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Radio Music Society – Esperanza Spalding

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
City Of Roses – Esperanza Spalding

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
The Absence – Melody Gardot

Best Long Form Music Video
Radio Music Society – Esperanza Spalding

Video: ZZ Ward – “Put The Gun Down” + Tour Dates

 

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Sassy Oregon vocalist ZZ Ward has caught the attention of some incredible collaborators, including Ryan Tedder, Pete Rock, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Freddie Gibbs. The siren today released the video for “Put The Gun Down” with hard hitting zeal closely reminiscent of Adele and Christina Aguilera. Perfectly fine with us. The track comes from her recent Criminal EP.

Tour Dates
7/18 - Seattle, WA – Woodland Park Zoo
7/19 - Portland, OR – Oregon Zoo
7/20 - Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden
7/21 - Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge

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Video: Paloma Faith – “Agony” (Acoustic)

 

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A little cross between Adele and Lana Del Rey, perhaps? And still, vocal sensation Paloma Faith has indubitably got mounds of drama in a fashion all her own.

Blending pop, country, soul, and little throwback rock, this acoustic video for “Agony” showcases the tickling passion of this young lady. Her album, Fall To Grace, was recently released in the UK – so you all can be sure that there will be plenty more trickling in for us to share.

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New Release: Rebecca Ferguson – ‘Heaven’

 

The sensational British singer-songwriter Rebecca Ferguson has released her debut album, Heaven, in the US today!

After making it to #3 on the UK album chart, Rebecca’s only way to go has been up. Joined by a stellar team, including Eg White, Fraser T Smith, and Claude Kelly, Heaven is a truly memorable work filled with emotion that hits you time and time again.

Rebecca sites an array of influences – Ray Charles, Tupac, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Florence and The Machine, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Adele. At the core of it, though, Rebecca is pure soul.

Below, watch Rebecca perform “Glitter & Gold” Live. Doesn’t her voice make you feel warm all over?

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Congratulations, 2012 Grammy Award Winners!

 

Sending lots of good vibes and congratulations to all the Grammy nominees and winners this year! We are happy to have had several artists we worked with in 2011 nominated and even a couple winners!

Big congrats to Corrine Bailey Rae, who won Best R&B Performance for “Is This Love” from The Love EP. Such a beautiful tune by an equally stunning lady.

Also very nice to see that the late Amy Winehouse won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her “Body And Soul” duet with Tony Bennett.

The star of the night, without much surprise, was the enormously talented miss Adele. She managed to snag a win for every category for which she was nominated! Oh, and did we mention she is also the cover girl for the March issue of Vogue? Get em, girl.

Just for emphasis, these are all the different ways in which Adele owned:

Record Of The Year

Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Album Of The Year
21 – Adele

Song Of The Year
Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Best Pop Solo Performance
Someone Like You – Adele

Best Pop Vocal Album
21 – Adele

Best Short Form Music Video
Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Catch the full listing of nominees and winners on the Grammy website.