And just like that, the 2021 Grammy Awards have come to an end. If you weren’t able to stay up for the entire four hours (yes, we said four hours), then there’s no need to worry because we have you covered.
Check out the complete list of winners below, which includes some major girl power in the top categories.
2021 GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS:
Record of the Year
“Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish
Album of the Year
Folklore – Taylor Swift
Song of the Year
“I Can’t Breathe” – H.E.R.
Best New Artist
Megan Thee Stallion
Best Pop Solo Performance
“Watermelon Sugar” – Harry Styles
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Rain on Me” – Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
American Standard – James Taylor
Best Pop Vocal Album
Future Nostalgia – Dua Lipa
Best Rock Performance
“Shameika” – Fiona Apple
Best Metal Performance
“Bum-Rush” – Body Count
Best Rock Song
“Stay High” – Brittany Howard
Best Rock Performance
“Shameika” – Fiona Apple
Best Rock Song
“Stay High” – Brittany Howard
Best Rock Album
The New Abnormal – The Strokes
Best Alternative Music Album
Fetch the Bolt Cutters – Fiona Apple
BEST R&B PERFORMANCE
“Black Parade” – Beyoncé
Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Anything For You” – Ledisi
Best R&B Song
“Better Than I Imagined” – Robert Glasper feat. H.E.R., and Meshell Ndegeocello
Best Progressive R&B Album
It Is What It Is – Thundercat
Best R&B Album
Bigger Love – John Legend
Best Rap Performance
“Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé
Best Melodic Rap Performance
“Lockdown” – Anderson .Paak
Best Rap Song
“Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé
Best Rap Album
King’s Disease – Nas
Best Country Solo Performance
“When My Amy Prays” – Vince Gill
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
Best Country Song
“Crowded Table” – The Highwomen
Best Country Album
Wildcard – Miranda Lambert
Ladies, gents, and rockers of all ages, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2021 finalists have been announced!
The Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Rage Against the Machine, Carole King, Chaka Khan, Iron Maiden, Tina Turner, and the Go-Go’s are just some of the artists who may be inducted into Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame come the fall.
Out of the 16 artists who made it to the final stage, seven are first-time nominees. Those artists include Jay-Z, the Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden, The Go-Go’s, Fela Kuti, Dionne Warwick, and Carole King (as a performer).
For some musicians on the list, they have been here once (or several times) before.
This is the sixth time LL Cool J has appeared on the ballot; the third time for Todd Rundgren, Rage Against the Machine, and Chaka Khan; and the second time for Kate Bush. Devo, Carole King, and the New York Dolls.
If the Foo Fighters make it to the end, this will mark the second time Dave Grohl will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He joined the exclusive club as part of Nirvana in 2014.
Grohl is in good company with others who may get the chance to get inducted twice under different acts. King was inaugurated in 1990 as a songwriter alongside Gerry Goffin, while Turner joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 alongside Ike Turner as half of the act Ike and Tine Turner.
For an artist to be eligible to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, their first recording must have been released at least 25 years ago.
From now until April 30, fans can cast their vote in the fan-cast category here.
The Class of 2021 will be announced in May, with the official ceremony taking place in the fall.
Weren’t able to make it to the first (and probably annual) DC Fandome event? Well, there’s no need to worry because we have the trailer for some of the biggest films the DC Universe is slated to release within the next couple of years.
Yup. That includes the upcoming Wonder Woman sequel, “Wonder Woman 1984”, the Zack Snyder cut of “Justice League,” the sequel to the lukewarmly received “Suicide Squad” which includes a heck of a cast, and the much-anticipated first-look at Robert Pattinson as a dark and emo-looking Batman in the upcoming “The Batman” film.
Are you ready? Well, here we go:
“Wonder Woman 1984”:
“Justice League (Zack Snyder Cut)” (coming to an HBO Max near you in four, one-hour installments):
“Suicide Squad 2” (and it’s insane cast listing):
And now, for the dark and moody “Year Two” inspired “The Batman.”
While it was mostly films at the head of the table, the first trailer for the upcoming seventh season of the CW’s “The Flash” series was also unleashed.
DC Fandome will once again go live on Sept. 12, where they will focus more on their television series. Titled “DC Fandome: Explore the Multiverse,” the virtual event will begin at 10 a.m. PST.
Ready to get your weekend off to an “excellent” start? Well, Weezer is here to help you out with that.
On Friday (Aug. 14), the California-founded band unleashed their contribution to the upcoming Bill and Ted film. Titled “Beginning of the End,” Weezer not only gave fans the song, but also the accompanying music video.
The four-minute clip begins with the quartet inside of a garage, playing the song like any unknown band with a garage would do.
As the video continues, the viewer not only watches Weezer perform the song (with a wind machine mind you), they also get some new (and previously released) footage from the upcoming Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter-starring flick.
By the end of the four minutes, each member of Weezer is sporting some over-the-top attires that pretty much personify the most significant genres in music when the first Bill and Ted film was released.
Keep an eye out for a special guest appearance.
Watch the music video for “Beginning of the End” above.
“Bill & Ted Face the Music,” and its soundtrack is due out Friday, Aug. 28. The much-anticipated follow-up to the hit franchise will be available both On-Demand and in select theaters.
As for Weezer, their new album Van Weezer has been pushed back until 2021. Their 14th studio album is due out May 2021, right before the group embarks on the massive Hella Mega summer tour with Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and The Interrupters. The rescheduled tour dates can be found here.
With a week left until the release of their Killers’ sixth studio album, the group is back to give fans one final taste before the full-length is in our hands (or music playing device).
On Friday (Aug. 14), the Las Vegas-founded act unleashed another song from Imploding the Mirage. Titled “Dying Breed,” the four-minute track gives us what we have come to expect from the band; a slow and mellow start, which eventually gives way to their stadium-rock sound.
According to frontman Brandon Flowers, “Dying Breed” contains his “most romantic lyrics to date,” and that’s saying a lot since the band’s last studio album was mostly inspired by Flowers’ wife, Tana.
“I like the idea of where me and my wife have gotten to and where we headed,” Flowers tells NME.
“An overriding theme of this record is asking the question, ‘Can two become one?’ I know it’s old-fashioned, but it’s my life. It’s probably the prettiest or most romantic lyric I’ve ever written.”
He continues: “My favorite line on the record is ‘I’ll be there when water’s rising / I’ll be your lifeguard.’ I feel thankful for that. I want her to know that no matter what, I’m going to stay by her side and keep the promise.”
Listen to “Dying Breed” above.
Imploding the Mirage is due out next Friday, Aug. 21. Pre-orders are still available for purchase on the band’s website.
Are you craving some synth-poppy 80s goodness? Well, we may have a solution for that.
On Friday (Aug. 14), Miley Cyrus released her first new song in a year.
Titled “Midnight Sky,” the track transports you to the days when synth-pop music was all over the radio and television. Full of “nah, nah, nahs,” the almost four-minute tune gives off some serious Blondie vibes.
But that was the plan all along.
According to a press statement on behalf of the musician, the track was inspired by Blondie’s Debbie Harry, Joan Jett, and Stevie Nicks (mostly her song “Edge of Seventeen“).
According to the same press statement, “Midnight Sky” was “inspired by the past year of [Cyrus’s] life,” and that the colorful, self-directed video “takes viewers through Miley’s creative vision which displays her complete control of the narrative often told through the mouths of the media. Miley is at peace with who she is and has nothing to prove.”
“Midnight Sky” was co-written by Andrew Watt, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, and Louis Bell.
Check out the music video above.
“Midnight Sky” is Cyrus’ first new song since the release of 2019’s She is Coming EP. According to some reports, her seventh studio album will be titled She is Miley Cyrus, and is due out later this year.
Cyrus’ last studio effort was 2017’s Younger Now.
Quarantine sucks…we know.
Just like everyone else who has been stuck indoors due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, Blink-182 is letting us know just how they feel.
Spoiler: it’s not good.
On Friday (Aug. 7), the trio released a brand new song titled “Quarantine.” As you can guess, the lyrics are all about how much this quarantine sucks and how they’d rather be doing anything else like being “stuck at the DMV” or doing “press in Germany” than this.
Lines like “Quarantine. Fuck this disease” and “I thought things were fucked up in 2019” definitely illustrate the current mentality of all those who have been isolated, and continue to be isolated, due to the virus.
In other words, this song is a dig at all the incompetency that has been going on since March when the Coronavirus started its attack (check out the last verse of the song for a severe burn).
Listen to the punk rock-inspired track above.
“Quarantine” is currently available for purchase on Blink-182’s website.
“Quarantine” is Blink-182’s first new song since the release of 2019’s Nine.
What happens when two of rock’s biggest female singers join forces to rework one of their previously released tracks?
You get this gem.
On Friday (Aug. 7), Halestorm released a live version of their 2012 song, “Break In.” This time, the track not only features frontwoman Lzzy Hale singing the lyrics but also Evanescence’s Amy Lee.
The almost-five-minute clip features both Hale and Lee in the studio recording the track. But before you think the two musicians are violating any current regulations about distance due to the pandemic, this video was actually shot before we were all sent into lockdown.
“We recorded this duet pre-COVID-19, together in the same room, live, as a full performance from beginning to end,” Hale explains to Rolling Stone.
“Amy brought new meaning to this song, turning what was once just a love song into a statement of unity and support for each other.”
Watch the live music video for “Break In” above.
This duet version of “Break In” will be featured on Halestorm’s upcoming EP, Halestorm Reimagined.
The six-song record will feature reworked versions of some of the band’s tracks, including “I Get Off” and “I am the Fire,” as well as a cover of Dolly Parton/Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”
Halestorm Reimagined is due out Aug. 14 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders are currently available for purchase on Halestorm’s website.