The joy of music returns for Grammy winners, performers
Beyonce, left, and Megan Thee Stallion accept the award for best rap song for "Savage" at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish made history at the Grammy Awards. Just as joyously, dozens of creators largely sidelined for a year due to the pandemic got to make music again. 's topical “I Can't Breathe” won song of the year and Megan Thee Stallion was named best new artist. ___This story has been corrected to show the ceremony was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, not Staples Center.
Still divisive, Dr. Luke resurges at Grammys — as Tyson Trax
Dr. Luke appeared as Tyson Trax on the Grammy ballot for Doja Cat's Say So," which he produced and co-wrote. But not all of the academy members may have been aware they were voting for Dr. Luke when they completed their ballots this year. Ad“I didn’t know that Tyson Trax was Dr. Luke. AdTogether, Martin and Dr. Luke crafted hits for Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Pink and Kesha, who he signed in 2005. Eventually Dr. Luke stepped into the forefront, helming successes for Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida, logging 17 No.
The 2020 top trends in pet names in Orlando are very much a product of this very strange year
click image Photo courtesy PetCo/FacebookDoes this look like a 'Covi' to you? ).The top 5 male dog names locally are: Max, Milo, Leo, Charlie, CooperThe top 5 female dog names are: Bella, Luna, Daisy, Lucy, BaileyThe top 5 male cat names locally are: Leo, Loki, Max, Apollo, SimbaThe top 5 female cat names are: Luna, Nala, Chloe, Kitty, LilySome alternately fascinating and just weird new naming trends emerged this year in Orlando, too.Nature-themed names like Fern and Forest surged (fair enough). And a lot of the top names seen above — as well as strong national performers Ariel, Baloo, Piglet, Lady, Mustafa and Jasmine — are in all likelihood linked to marathon binge-watching session during quarantine. To say nothing of Geralt () and Mando (), new names that caught on all over the country this year.Strangest of all is the emergence of COVID-inspired monikers bestowed on on local furry companions, including Covi, Rona and Corona.The full results for Orlando can be pored — and argued — over at Rover.com . The full national report is also worth a scanorlandoweekly.com
12 Grammy facts: BTS and Dr. Luke in, The Weeknd out
And it earned him his first Grammy nomination in six years. 3 spot on the pop charts — is up for best rap song and best rap performance. And Anderson .Paak's “Lockdown," about police brutality and racial injustice, is up for best melodic rap performance and best music video. JAY-Z, THE SONGWRITERS, SHINESHappy wife, happy life: Jay-Z has lent his songwriting hand to his wife Beyoncé and he's earned Grammy nominations for it. PAUL McCARTNEY, THE ART DIRECTORPaul McCartney scored his 79th Grammy nominations this year — as an art director.
And the Grammy nomination goes to ... Megan? Harry? Weeknd?
Others who may earn nominations include Lewis Capaldi, Summer Walker, Morgan Wallen, Doja Cat, BLACKPINK, Ingrid Andress, Snoh Aalegra, Skip Marley, Mickey Guyton and CNCO. Ricch should also earn nominations for his guest appearance on DaBaby’s international hit “Rock Star,” helping him become the show’s overall top nominee. ________FOLKS LOVE FOLKLORETaylor Swift’s last two albums, “Lover” and “reputation,” didn’t earn nominations for album of the year. The seven-member group’s hit “Dynamite” could snag a nomination for best pop duo/group performance, and their latest album could compete for best global music album. 3 on pop charts, should earn a nomination for best country performance and best country song.
The Pauses drop a Fiona Apple cover in their newest Quarantunes video performance
click image Photo by John Deeb courtesy the Pauses/FacebookTo me, this particular song "Limp" that we've chosen to cover, is about directly confronting a partner in a relationship whos gaslighting you. It's a feeling that some of us may know well, unfortunately. Today, with our horrendous leader berating reporters who challenge him with facts, and constantly belittling and neglecting those in need for personal gain, it feels ever so appropriate to redirect this message towards him. True to their word, the Pauses have dropped the third installment in their Quarantunes video covers series, and it's another timely burst of pop wonder. And it's leavened with just the right amount of humor by guest spots from y the musicians' various pets.orlandoweekly.com