Grammys 2015: Sam Smith wins big, Kanye pulls a Kanye, and Beck beats Beyoncé; the night in review
They don't call it 'music's biggest night' for nothing. Here are some of the most memorable moments from the 57th Annual Grammy Awards:
It's Sam Smith's night. No, it's Sam Smith's year
Beating out artists like Iggy Azalea, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and Ed Sheeran, the 22-year-old English singer took home 4 Grammys including Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year. Smith also hit the stage to give a bone-chilling performance of "Stay with Me" with none other than Mary J. Blige.
Review: R&B singer Teyana Taylor tops a bill of dance, music and comedy at 'SNL: the Showcase'
Although Saturday night was filled with a variety of different entertainers, the spotlight was on R&B singer Teyana Taylor. Known best for her appearance on MTV's "My Super Sweet 16", Taylor took the audience on a roller coaster ride of emotions from the minute she stepped onto the stage until the very last note she sang.
Goldring Arts Journalism grad student Kate Drozynski picks the best recordings, the best live shows and the best musicians from 2014.
Music is personal. With a bevy of end-of-the-year best-of lists streaming from every outlet, it’s easy to forget that what matters most is how you felt about what you heard in 2014. I’ve been fortunate enough to see and hear a lot of things this year. Sifting through the musical memories and compiling a list of favorite moments is what these wrap-ups are all about. Here are a few moments that made my 2014 worth listening to.
Give your head a break from cramming for finals and treat your ears to these five home-stretch tunes instead.
We get it -- finals week is tough. If you're not frantically trying to cram names and dates into your noggin, you're likely pounding out a term paper in the midnight hour. I speak from experience here. Luckily, music is always here to help.
The former Rilo Kiley singer led a spirited, impressive, career-spanning solo show at the State Theatre of Ithaca on Nov. 8.
Inside the State Theatre of Ithaca Saturday night, it might as well have been 1978. Jenny Lewis, the former lead singer of Rilo Kiley who’s now fortifying an impressive solo career, wears her sonic influences proudly.
Review: The Radiohead frontman steps back into the studio for an eight-song experimental album that isn't worth much past its delivery method.
Like plenty of music makers in 2014, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke hates the corporate hold on the industry. But Yorke is actively working to change it, devising new ways to deliver music directly to listeners without any major-label meddling.