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50 interesting facts about the Grammy nominations in 2022 to share with your friends

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The Grammy Awards, along with the Oscars and the Met Gala, are one of the main and most important events in the entertainment industry. In 2022, the 64th prize will be held in Los Angeles on January 31, and just the other day the nominees became known. So, what else do you need to know about the upcoming ceremony?


The awards will be presented on January 31

And it will traditionally take place at the Staples concert venue in Los Angeles. The Grammy will be televised by CBS, and the award can be viewed online at grammy.com as well as on the YouTube channel of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.


By the way, the presentation of the statuettes this year will be somewhat different. Reacting to the caustic remarks in their address, the Grammys abandoned the so-called nomination committees (which were criticized last year by The Weeknd, which was left without a single nomination).


Grammy Nominees 2022


Industry favorites such as Justin Bieber (eight nominations), Doja Cat (eight nominations), HER (eight nominations and a record 21 in four years), Billie Eilish (seven nominations), Olivia Rodrigo got the chance to win the most prestigious music award in 2022. (seven nominations), Lil Nas X (five nominations) and Taylor Swift (one nomination, but “Album of the Year”, in which Swift won three times already). Young Rodrigo will have to try to emulate Eilish's achievement, who two years ago became the first Grammy winner in 39 years in all four main categories: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist. By the way, this year the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences expanded the number of nominees from eight to ten in these categories.


However, the largest number of nominations - 11 - went to John Baptiste. His album “We Are” received accolades from critics, and the jazz musician also took part in writing tracks for the cartoon "Soul", which also did not go unnoticed. Recall that last year Beyonce became the leader in the number of Grammy nominations. She could take home nine figurines, but in the end she won four awards. Offended by The Weeknd this year, he nevertheless received three nominations at once. Halsey found herself in a similar situation when she criticized the Grammy last year and was nominated for Best Alternative Album this year. And also the first in its history nomination ("Record of the Year") was received by the ABBA group.


There are two new categories

The statuettes for Best Global Music Performance and Best Album for Musica Urbana (nominated for Latin American Artists) will be presented for the first time at the upcoming ceremony. Now there are 88 categories.



Jay-Z is the most award-nominated artist of all time

In 2022, Jay-Z received three nominations, which allowed him to get such an honorable status. Prior to that, he shared a record in 80 nominations with producer and composer Quincy Jones. True, in terms of the number of awards, Jay-Z lags behind Jones (he became a laureate 23 times, and Quincy - 27). By the way, the wife of rapper Beyonce also set a record last year - she owns the largest number of victories among all solo artists.


Next you can check below some interesting facts by Bemorepanda about the Grammy award.


1. The first Grammy was awarded on May 4, 1959. The song of the year was Volare by Domenico Modugno. At that time, the award was presented in only 22 nominations. Winners in 82 nominations will be announced at the 2014 Grammy Awards.


2. In 1998, a certain Michael Portnoy received his moment of fame at the Grammy. During Bob Dylan's speech, a man walked on stage with a naked torso, and on his chest was written: "Soy bomb." He was immediately tied up and taken backstage. Subsequently, the "saboteur" explained that by his appearance he wanted to convey to the public that art should be as nutritious as soybeans.


3. Despite the fact that the Grammy awards are mostly musical, some awards are also given for recordings of the spoken genre. So in 2003, the actor Robin Williams received this award for the best album in the comedy spoken genre. For such creativity, Robin has already earned as many as five "gramophones".


4. Another actor and multiple Grammy winner is Will Smith. Smith began his show business career performing rap songs with DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. By the way, Smith and his comrades can be called the pioneers of the genre - it was they who, in 1989, were awarded the first Grammy award in history for reading rap. Subsequently, the actor received 3 more statuettes - in 1992, 1998 and 1999.



5. Surprisingly, the Grammy Awards are awarded not only to people, but also ... to dolls! Red Fuzzy Elmo from Muppet Show has won awards three times, including Elmopalooza - Best Album for Children in 1998.


6. There are also politicians among the winners of the Grammy Awards. This award was awarded to three American presidents at once - Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. But, of course, not for the songs, but for the beautiful speeches: in 2008 Obama won the Grammy for The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.


7. Usually musicians await the Grammy with the same excitement as the actors - the Oscar. But not the Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, known for her rebellious disposition. On February 3, 1991, the singer, who was declared in four nominations, publicly refused the award. "All this bullshit is permeated through and through with falsehood and reflects destructive values," - said Sinead. As a result, she won a Grammy in the Best Alternative Music Performance category, but never came for the award.


8. One of the most touching moments in the history of the ceremony happened in 2010, when the organizers decided to present a posthumous prize to King of Pop Michael Jackson. His children, 12-year-old son Prince Michael and 11-year-old daughter Paris, came to receive the award for the musician. The teenagers made such a heartfelt speech that the audience could hardly restrain sobbing.



9. In the category "Most Amazing Duo of the Grammy Awards," first place can be unconditionally given to rapper Eminem and Elton John, who sang Stan during the awards ceremony in 2001. The unexpected collaboration of representatives of two such different genres was remembered for a long time by all spectators of that ceremony.


10. Now is the time to talk about the Grammy records. American singer Sherrill Crow is one of three performers to win two awards at once - Best New Artist and Record of the Year - in the same year. This achievement will be shared by Norah Jones and Christopher Cross.


11. Group U2 is the leader in the number of Grammys among musical groups. To date, they have 22 awards.


12. American blind soul singer Stevie Wonder has 28 phonographs in his musical collection, including a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement. This is an absolute record.


13. Singer Leanne Rimes became the youngest Grammy winner in history. She was only 14 years old when she received this award for Best New Artist in 1996.


14. The group Led Zeppelin received belated recognition. The band won its first and only Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 - 25 years after the band's disbandment.



15. Russian musicians are nominated for a Grammy almost every year. Here is just one single genre - classical music. Conductors Yuri Bashmet and Mikhail Pletnev became the laureates of the prize from Russia. But the opera diva Anna Netrebko and artistic director of the Mariinsky Theater Valery Gergiev, although they were nominated, until they received a Grammy.


16. The record for the number of Grammy awards in its entire history belongs to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which already has 60 statuettes.


17. "Grammy" is the highest award for a musician, so usually the laureates are very happy about their victory, but not Sinead O'Connor (52). On February 3, 1991, the Irish singer, nominated in four nominations for Best Alternative Performance, turned down the award and never came for it.


18. American composer, arranger, record producer and trumpet player Quincy Jones has been nominated for a Grammy 79 times at 27 awards, more than anyone else. But he never became a laureate of the award.


19. In the piggy bank Stevie Wonder (68) 22 Grammy awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award.



20. In 1998, a young man named Michael Portnoy ran onto the stage of the ceremony during a show by Bob Dylan (77) with a naked torso on which was written "Soy Bomb". As Michael later explained, he wanted to convey to everyone that art should be as nutritious as soy.


21. Did you know that the Grammys are awarded not only for musical works? In 2003, actor Robin Williams won the Best Comedy Talk Album award. By the way, at the moment he already has 5 "gramophones" in this nomination.


22. Conductor Georg Solti holds the record for the most Grammy awards with 31 awards. Among women - Alison Krauss (47), she has 28 figurines.


23. We will never forget how in 2001 Eminem (46) and Elton John (71) took to the stage of the ceremony together to perform a track by rapper Stan.


24. There are also politicians among the winners of the Grammy Awards. As many as three American presidents - Jimmy Carter (94), Bill Clinton (72) and Barack Obama (58) - have received the award. Of course, not for songs, but for beautiful speeches. In 2008, Obama received a Grammy for The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.


25. Believe it or not, even dolls get Grammy awards. Red Fuzzy Elmo from Muppet Show won the award three times, including the 1998 Best Album for Children.



26. 2010 was one of the most moving moments in the history of the ceremony. Then the organizers decided to present the posthumous prize to the king of pop Michael Jackson. His children - son Prince Michael (21) and daughter Paris (20) - came to receive the award for the musician. They made such a heartfelt speech that the audience could hardly hold back tears.


27. The youngest winner of the award is singer Leanne Rimes (36), who won the award in 1997 at the age of 14 for Best New Artist. And the oldest winner in 1991 was the late George Burns. He received the award at the age of 91 in the category "Non-musical work" for his "Gracie: A Love Story" ("Gracie: a love story").


28. The album that won the most impressive collection of Grammy awards in 2000 is Supernatural by Carlos Santana (71). In total, he received nine awards - the most in one year.


29. American singer Sherrill Crowe (56) is one of three performers, along with Norah Jones (39) and Christopher Cross (67), who have won two awards at once (in the nominations "Best New Artist" and "Record of the Year") in the same year.


30. The group Led Zeppelin received belated recognition. The band won its first and only Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement only in 2005 - 25 years after the group split up.


31. The Grammy Awards have had their own "unlucky" ones. For example, singer Brian McKnight (49) - he has 16 nominations and not a single statuette. Not too lucky and the new Milli Vanilli. They won an award in the 1990s for Best New Artist. But it soon became known that the appearance of the musicians did not meet the expectations of the youth audience, and besides, they always performed “under the veneer”. Soon the duo was taken away from the previously received "Grammy" - the only case in the history of this musical award.



32. Initially, the Grammy was planned as a kind of analogue of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but at some point the recording bosses decided that no boulevard or even a highway would be enough for all worthy figures, and instead decided to award statuettes - by analogy with the already popular at that time "Oscar".


33.The National Academy of Arts awards not only statuettes, but also medals.

The Grammy awards are handled by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, founded in 1957 specifically to select candidates worthy of this high award and its presentation.


34. The first Grammy Awards (then called the Gramophone Awards) took place in 1959, but was not filmed for television. The second ceremony has already been shown on tape, and the first live broadcast of the ceremony took place in 1971. The ABC television company decided on this bold step on one condition - the producer of the program, Pierre Cosette, had to get one of three celebrities as the host: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin or Andy Williams (a famous pop artist). Cosette completed the task by inviting the last of them. At the same time, he did not even try to call Sinatra or Martin. “I figured Dean wouldn't do it, and neither would Sinatra,” the producer recalled.


35. In the first Grammy ceremony, 28 awards were presented. By 2011, their number had reached 109, but by the following year it had been drastically reduced to 78. At the 2017 ceremony, 83 Grammys will be handed out - not counting special awards.


36. Singer Bobby Darin received a Grammy in1959.

Before the coveted statuettes received the nickname "Grammy", they were fondly referred to as "Eddie" - in honor of the inventor of the phonograph, Thomas Edison.




37. The Grammy figurines are handcrafted by a team led by sculptor John Billings, who was a student of the original creator Bob Graves. The famous "gramophones" are made from an alloy of zinc and aluminum (which Billings calls "gramium" for solidity), turned, polished, electroplated with a layer of 24-carat gold and placed on a metal base. The production of one figurine takes 15 to 20 hours. Billings also created 48 “dummy” Grammys to be reused in ceremonies: in fact, the winners receive their personalized awards by home delivery!


38.One of the most famous scandals in Grammy history happened in 1989, when Jethro Tull won the Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Performance award for their flute-heavy album Crest Of a Knave, ahead of their clear favorites - Metallica with their album “... And Justice For All”. For the sake of fairness, it should be said that the aforementioned Jethro Tull album lacks not only Ian Anderson's flute (who did not even bother to appear at the awards ceremony), but also quite heavy guitar cuts of Martin Barr, who just then entered his "heavy metal" phase ... All this, however, did not really impress the audience, and at the moment the winner was announced, a noticeable humming and whistling was heard from the audience. Their label Chrysalis stood up for Jethro Tull with a congratulatory press release stating that "the flute is a heavy, metal instrument." Metallica has achieved its goal with the release of its famous "Black Album". And although after the 1989 scandal the nomination was divided for "Best Hard Rock Performance" and "Best Metal Performance", Lars Ulrich could not resist joking: "We have to thank Jethro Tull for not releasing an album this year."


39. The youngest Grammy winner is country star LeAnn Rimes, who won the statuette at the tender age of 14. The most mature was the blues pianist Pinetop Perkins: in 2011, when he received a Grammy, he was 97 years old.


40. Barack Obama. Yes, indeed, the now former President of the United States has also been honored with the popular award. True, he did not sing or play anything - he just voiced his own memoirs “Dreams From My Father”. It is also worth noting that at that time, in 2009, he was not yet the president of all America, but just a senator.



41. Bill Clinton. Another president in our selection, Clinton received the coveted statuette in 2005, when he was already an ex-president. It was then that Bill took a direct part in the recording of an interesting project - the recording of the musical fairy tale “Wolf Tracks”, “the sequel


42. Mikhail Gorbachev. Yes, the first and last president of the USSR also owns a Grammy! Together with his American colleague, he took part in the recording of the same project "Peter and the Wolf" Mikhail Sergeevich read the inserts "Entry", "Intermezzo" and "Epilogue" - in Russian. His reading was accompanied by a translation into English.


43.Orson Welles. The iconic actor / director / screenwriter / genius won not one, but three Grammy Awards in the Conversational Album category. And one of them - for the soundtrack to his first and most famous film, Citizen Kane. What can you say here? Talented people are talented in everything.


44. Elmo. Yes, the red hairy creature, so beloved by many fans of the Muppet Show, has received a Grammy not once, but three times! In each case, Elmo shared an honorary award with famous performers (Linda Ronstad, Pete Seeger and They Might Be Giants), but we know whose talent in each case belongs the main merit!


45. Margaret Hillis with their Grammy Awards in 1986.

There are many nominations in the arsenal of the prestigious award, including highly specialized ones, and therefore the list of winners who have collected the largest number of Grammys should perhaps not surprise us so much. Yes, maybe it shouldn't.



46. The Grammy's relationship with rock music (especially British) has always been difficult, as the following examples illustrate.


47. The Beatles. Against the background of the merits of the above performers (including Kanye West), the achievements of the Liverpool Four look very modest - only some 8 awards, the first of which was presented in 1965. Even Foo Fighters have more!


48. The Rolling Stones. The Beatles' eternal rivals were ignored by the Academy for a long time, and were able to pull out their first statuette only in 1986, having received the "pardonable" award for Lifetime Achievement. True, in the 90s they still managed to win several "real" statuettes.


49. Pink Floyd. The rock titans of the 70s received their first and only "gramophone" only in 1995 - for the instrumental "Marooned". Perhaps the most famous album in history, "Dark Side Of The Moon" was awarded a generous nomination for "Best Sound Engineer", but academics felt that the sound of the album still fell short and gave the "Grammy" to other hands.


50. Led Zeppelin. In 1970, the founders of hard rock were nominated for Best New Artist, but to no avail. Since the late 90s, the Academy has consoled itself by introducing the classic albums and compositions of the group, which during its lifetime did not receive its attention, into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The LZ received their first and last "real" Grammy in 2014 for their live reunion album "Celebration Day".



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In a year full of surprises, the Grammy Awards 2022 announced a series of nominations in which the favorite of the year is a jazz pianist. This is Jon Batiste, best known to the public for his role as music director on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

 

If in the past years the list of Grammy nominations, the most prestigious music gala in the world, was dominated by pop, rock or hip-hop artists, this year is a motley mix of musical genres, veteran artists like ABBA, controversial stars like Lil Nas X or one of the most award-winning artists of the last year, Olivia Rodrigo.

 

Unusual Grammy 2022 nominations are due to the song, artist and album selection procedure. The famous "secret committee" of music industry specialists was replaced by a popular vote of members of The Recording Academy, about 12,000 music industry professionals representing all genres and types of specialists involved, from singers, composers, lyricists, producers. , instrumentalists, mixers and sound engineers.

 

 

Jon Batiste is nominated both for the album "We Are" and for the soundtrack of the animation "Soul" released by Disney. The album peaked at number 86 on the Billboard 200 chart of best-selling albums in the United States, indicating that it sold no more than a few hundred copies.

 

 

The nominations were announced in a live broadcast featuring Jon Batiste, Billie Eilish, Finneas, H.E.R., BTS, Måneskin, Tayla Parx, Carly Pearce, Nate Bargatze and Tammy Hurt, the director of the Grammy Awards Steering Committee.

 

In addition to Batiste, the list of nominations is led by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and H.E.R. with 8 nominations each while Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo have 7 nominations each. Behind them are Lil Nas X and Brandi Carlile with 5 nominations each while Bruno Mars and his project "Silk Sonic" which he co-created with Anderson. Paak received 4 nominations.

 

 

Jay-Z wrote history by becoming the most nominated artist in the history of the Grammy Awards. This year he received 3 nominations, totaling 82 nominations over his career, with one more than Paul McCartney having 81 nominations.

 

Also in the surprise category are Barack Obama, nominated for the audio version of the book "A Promised Land" and ABBA who received a mention for the song "I Still Have Faith in You" which marked the return of the Swedish band after 40 years.

 

 

The number of nominees in the main categories, nicknamed by music critics "The Big Four" - "Song of the year", "Artist of the Year", "Record of the Year" and "Album of the Year" - has been expanded from 8 to 10. The selection process has undergone many changes in the last year, especially after the scandal of the last edition in which The Weeknd, the most successful artist of the pandemic year 2020, was omitted from all the main categories.

 

Thus, in the case of the album Justin Bieber - "Justice", nominated for "album of the year'' and 7 other categories, has a list of 200 composers, producers and sound engineers who worked in the process. At the other end is Billie Eilish with the song "Happier Than Ever" which has only 5 people who created the whole album, all the songs being composed by her and her brother, Finneas.

 

Of the more than 22,000 Grammy-winning pieces of music in the race, some essential materials are missing, which were among the most broadcast on the radio and the most listened to on streaming platforms. Specifically, missing two of the hits of the year created by Dua Lipa, Elton John, Taylor Swift (has a nomination for the album "Evermore" but the songs were ignored), Bad Bunny (has a single nomination with the album "El ultimo tour del world ”) or Coldplay.

 

 

Below you will find the nominations for the main categories, on the Grammy.com site you will find the complete list.

 

List of Nominations for the main categories - 2022 Grammy Award nominations

 

Record Of The Year - 2022 Grammy Award nominations

“I Still Have Faith In You” — ABBA

“Freedom” — Jon Batiste

“I Get A Kick Out Of You” — Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

“Peaches” — Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

“Right On Time” — Brandi Carlile

“Kiss Me More” — Doja Cat Featuring SZA

“Happier Than Ever” — Billie Eilish

“Montero” (Call Me By Your Name) — Lil Nas X

“drivers license” — Olivia Rodrigo

“Leave The Door Open” — Silk Sonic

 

Album Of The Year - 2022 Grammy Award nominations

We Are — Jon Batiste

Love For Sale — Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) — Justin Bieber

Planet Her (Deluxe) — Doja Cat

Happier Than Ever — Billie Eilish

Back Of My Mind — H.E.R.

Montero — Lil Nas X

Sour — Olivia Rodrigo

Evermore — Taylor Swift

Donda — Kanye West

 

Song of the year - 2022 Grammy Award nominations

Bad Habits – Ed Sheeran

A Beautiful Noise – Alicia Keys and Brandi Carlile

Drivers License – Olivia Rodrigo

Fight For You – H.E.R.

Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish

Kiss Me More – Doja Cat ft Sza

Montero (Call Me By Your Name) – Lil Nas X

Peaches – Justin Bieber ft Daniel Caesar & Giveon

Leave The Door Open – Silk Sonic

Right On Time – Brandi Carlile

 

Best New Artist - 2022 Grammy Award nominations

Arooj Aftab

Jimmie Allen

Baby Keem

FINNEAS

Glass Animals

Japanese Breakfast

The Kid Laroy

Arlo Parks

Olivia Rodrigo

Saweetie

 

Best Pop Vocal Album - 2022 Grammy Award nominations

Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) — Justin Bieber

Planet Her (Deluxe) — Doja Cat

Happier Than Ever — Billie Eilish

Positions — Ariana Grande

Sour — Olivia Rodrigo

 

Best Dance/Electronic Recording - 2022 Grammy Award nominations

“Hero” — Afrojack & David Guetta

“Loom” — Ólafur Arnalds Featuring Bonobo

“Before” — James Blake

“Heartbreak” — Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

“You Can Do It” — Caribou

“Alive” — Rüfüs Du Sol

“The Business” — Tiësto

 

Best Alternative Music Album

Shore — Fleet Foxes

If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power — Halsey

Jubilee — Japanese Breakfast

Collapsed In Sunbeams — Arlo Parks

Daddy’s Home — St. Vincent

 

Best R&B Performance

“Lost You” — Snoh Aalegra

“Peaches” — Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

“Damage” — H.E.R.

“Leave The Door Open” — Silk Sonic

“Pick Up Your Feelings” — Jazmine Sullivan

 

Best R&B Song

“Damage” — H.E.R.

“Good Days” — SZA

“Heartbreak Anniversary” — Giveon

“Leave The Door Open” — Silk Sonic

“Pick Up Your Feelings” — Jazmine Sullivan

 

Best Rap Performance

“Family Ties” — Baby Keem Featuring Kendrick Lamar

“Up” — Cardi B

“M Y . L I F E” — J. Cole Featuring 21 Savage & Morray

“Way 2 Sexy” — Drake Featuring Future & Young Thug

“Thot S***” — Megan Thee Stallion

 

Best Rap Album

The Off Season — J. Cole

Certified Lover Boy — Drake

King’s Disease II — Nas

Call Me If You Get Lost — Tyler, The Creator

Donda — Kanye West

 

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

Aftermath — LeVar Burton

Carry On: Reflections For A New Generation From John Lewis — Don Cheadle

Catching Dreams: Live At Fort Knox Chicago — J. Ivy

8:46 — Dave Chappelle & Amir Sulaiman

A Promised Land — Barack Obama

 

Best Opera Recording

“Bartók: Bluebeard’s Castle” — Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

“Glass: Akhnaten” — The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus

“Janáček: Cunning Little Vixen” — London Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Chorus & LSO Discovery Voices

“Little: Soldier Songs” — The Opera Philadelphia Orchestra

“Poulenc: Dialogues Des Carmélites” — The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus

 

Best Music Video

“Shot In The Dark” — AC/DC

“Freedom” — Jon Batiste

“I Get A Kick Out Of You” — Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

“Peaches” — Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon

“Happier Than Ever” — Billie Eilish

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” — Lil Nas X

“Good 4 U” — Olivia Rodrigo

 

Best Music Film

Inside — Bo Burnham

David Byrne’s American Utopia — David Byrne

Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter To Los Angeles — Billie Eilish

Music, Money, Madness…Jimi Hendrix In Maui — Jimi Hendrix

Summer Of Soul — Various Artists

 

 

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The world-famous singer Beyoncé is the idol of many fans.

 

Many are interested in the details of the personal and professional life of the singer. Therefore we will lift the veil of secrecy by telling these exciting facts about the famous R'n'B performer.

 

Biography

 

1. Birth

Date of birth September 4, 1981. Place of birth, Texas, USA.

 

2. Name

Parents named the girl Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (Eng. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter).

 

The girl received such an exotic name from her mother, or rather, this is a derivative name from her last name before marriage.

 

3. Parents

Among her ancestors are the peoples of Africa, America, and the inhabitants of the former French colonies. On the maternal side, the singer is a descendant of Joseph Broussard.

 

The mother of the star girl is a hairdresser and stylist, Tina Beyoncé, and her father, Matthew Knowles, is engaged in document management.

 

4. Beyoncé's voice

The timbre of the singer's voice has a mezzo-soprano classification. Vocal capabilities demonstrate a 3.5-octave range.

 

 

5. Nicknames

Among her many nicknames, the most popular are Bey, B, Queen B, and pop princess.

 

Career

6. The first signs of talent

Little Beyoncé discovered her talent for singing at the age of 8. She effectively finished the song with the teacher at a dance lesson, powerfully and confidently taking the highest notes.

 

7. The beginning of a stellar career

Early in her career, Beyoncé, her classmate Kelly Rowland, and three other girls formed a teenage pop group that auditioned under Girl's Tyme.

 

Produced by Arne Frager. Focusing on the young age of the participants, he was convinced of the success of black girls performing rap.

 

In the process of performing in the talent show Star Search, the number was a failure due to an insufficiently developed song. Young Beyoncé survived a hard blow.

 

Her father advised reducing the number of participants and starting rehearsing in a specialized vocal camp.

 

The group's name changed several times: after Girl's Tyme, they were Something Fresh, Cliche, and the Dolls. By 1995, the recording resource Electra Records appeared on its way; the terms of cooperation included the requirement to change the name of the group of performers. So young stars turned into Destiny. But before work began, the contract was terminated by Elektra.

 

Beyoncé's father was forced to leave other projects to come to grips with producing. The group was renamed again - Destiny's Child.

 

As a result, the girls signed a cooperation contract with Columbia Records. By 1997, the song Killing Time was released and included in the action movie Men in Black soundtrack. Thus began the significant era of Beyoncé's career growth.

 

8. Destiny's child breakup

In 2000, Destiny's child team members decided to release a solo album.

 

In 2003, Beyoncé's solo album "Dangerously in Love" became four times platinum based on sales and received 5 Grammy statuettes. The most notable songs on the album are "Crazy In Love," a duet with rapper Jay-Z that topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two months, and "Signs," featuring Missy Elliott.

 

Destiny's child did not perform together for three years, but there was no official information about the breakup. At the end of 2004, the girls even got together again and released the album Destiny Fulfilled, but it was no longer as popular as the band's previous work. At the same time, the album became best-selling in 2005.

 

In 2005, the band went on tour to support the album, and during a concert in Barcelona, ​​the girls announced that the band was breaking up.

 

In 2006, after the group's breakup, she received her star on the Walk of Fame as the best-selling girl group of all time.

 

The singer suffered from severe depression for almost two years when Destiny's child group fell apart. But she hid it since the group received a prestigious award, and this fact would not have been paid attention to anyway.

 

9. The beginning of a solo career

The debut album, with which she launched a solo career after the group's breakup, Dangerously in Love, brought the singer 5 Grammy awards.

 

10. New stage look

In 2003, a stage image was created for the singer - Sasha Fiers, which was supposed to help her suppress shyness on stage, and in 2010 the singer stated that she did not need an alter ego to feel relaxed during performances.

 

A distinctive feature of the image of Sasha Fiers was the "robotic glove" - ​​with her Beyoncé first appearing on the MTV EMA-2008.

 

Later, Sasha Firs became the heroine of a clothing line that emphasizes the individuality of the singer's image and conveys this spirit to all her fans.

 

 

11. First solo tour

The singer's first tour as a solo artist took place in 2004.

 

12. Joint album with Shakira

In 2006, after the song's success, translated into Spanish by Irreplaceable, the singer decided to translate the entire album B'Day, which she worked on with Shakira.

 

13. Awards

In 2007, she became the first artist to be awarded the International Artist Award, which is presented as part of the American Music Awards.

 

In 2010, the singer became a record holder, receiving 6 Grammy awards in one evening.

 

Speaking of Grammy Awards, Beyoncé has the most extensive Grammy collection with 24.

 

14. Lemonade

The singer's album "visual" Lemonade, an hour-long film, made a splash in the press, many discussions, comments, and a lot of criticism. But at the same time, it became the best-selling album, a record holder that broke all previous sales records in the first 27 hours of release.

 

 

15. Filmography of Beyoncé

The career debut of the film actress was the hip-hopper Carmen, where the singer played the leading role.

 

In 2002, Beyonce played a minor role in the third part of Austin Powers - Goldmember. She played Foxy Cleopatra.

 

The singer performed as the talented jazz vocalist in the film “Fighting the Temptations.” This is a comedy on the music theme, where the singer looked very organic.

 

In 2004, Jay-Z made a film about Beyoncé, with her in the lead role - “Fade to Black.”

 

2006 is rich in films. The singer became a member of two movies - "Dream Girls," where she got the role of prima, and "The Pink Panther" (the character of Zanya).

 

The television project "My Night at the Grammys" is based on an autobiographical excerpt from the life of a star with her participation in the title role.

 

In 2009, the singer was entrusted with the leading role in the dramatic film Obsession.

 

Beyoncé portrayed herself in the story-biography "Life is like a dream." This film uses parts from the family video archive about the singer's childhood and moments about how she prepares for each performance, reading a prayer.

 

The character Shine sang in her voice in the TV series Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! And voiced the character of Tara in the cartoon Epic.

 

In 2019, The Lion King was released, and Beyoncé voiced Nala.

 

16. Beyoncé now

Currently, Bea and her husband present the show as a duo called The Carters. Her solo albums have received a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. They are reflected in the leading column of the national music chart.

 

The singer's last album was Everything Is Love (2018) with Jay-Z).

 

 

17. All studio albums

Dangerously in Love (2003)

B'Day (2006)

I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008)

4 (2011)

Beyonce (2013)

Lemonade (2016)

Everything Is Love (2018, with Jay-Z)

 

18. Best songs

  • Halo
  • Beautiful Liar
  • Runnin' (Lose It All)
  • Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
  • Mi Gente
  • Crazy In Love
  • BLACK PARADE
  • Perfect Duet
  • Savage Remix
  • Telephone
  • If I Were a Boy
  • Irreplaceable
  • Sweet dreams
  • Run the World (Girls)

 

Personal life

 

19. Failed the first relationship

Parting with a guy at the age of 19, with whom she maintained a relationship for several years before the break, led to a two-year depression in the singer.

 

20. Beyoncé and Jay-Z

For a long time, she hid her relationship with her future husband, rapper Jay-Z.

 

The couple officially sealed their relationship on April 4, 2008. The general public learned about the marriage of the rapper and pop diva only three weeks later; Beyoncé did not even put on a ring before the event at which the couple revealed the truth.

 

 

21. Children

At the end of August 2011, at the MTV Music Awards, the expectant mother announced her interesting position, effectively demonstrating her already prominent tummy.

 

This message got into the Guinness Book of Records for the number of reposts and the speed of distribution on Twitter.

 

On Christmas Eve 2012, Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

 

There is a sad moment in the life of the eminent couple, which they told about much later than the incident itself. The singer survived a miscarriage, which prompted her to help women suffering from infertility or having difficulty conceiving.

 

Two days after the birth, the baby became the charts star. The young dad included a recording of the first cry of a newborn in his composition “Glory,” dedicated to the birth of his daughter.

 

Wanting to keep the moment of Blue Ivy's birth a secret, the expectant mother applied under an assumed name to a New York clinic.

 

In early February of this year, an official statement appeared in the media that the singer was pregnant again. This time the couple was expecting twins.

 

22. Danger during the second birth

During the second birth, the singer became a mother of many children. A son and a daughter were born. Only a year later, Beyoncé decided to reveal the details of the circumstances. As it turned out, the second birth was complicated and almost cost her her life: an emergency cesarean section was performed. During the operation, her internal organs were moved and even removed, which not everyone can survive.

 

On the kids' birthday, the woman weighed about 100 kilograms, had terrible tissue edema, suffered from toxicosis, and was on bed rest. Complications forced her to stay in the hospital for several weeks in intensive care with care for premature babies. The husband gave her maximum support, for which the star remained grateful to him from the bottom of his heart.

 

During the recovery period, Beyoncé admitted that she was in a state far from perfect, but this did not bother her at all. As she put it, each life period has its tasks. She is not ready to go to the gym at a time when her body is so much in need of rest. The star is happy that she has the opportunity to take care of her children. Later, the singer quickly found an excellent physical shape and set to work.

 

23. Cheating Jay Z

In 2015, Jay Z cheated on his wife, and the couple went through difficult times, being on the verge of a divorce. The heroine's feelings poured out in the creation of the album "Lemonade," where almost every song was dedicated to the theme of infidelity and pain. The rapper referred to a difficult childhood and forced closeness, expressed under challenging relationships with women, particularly in treason ... Creativity helped get out of the problem. The couple managed to gain strength and take a fresh look at their relationship.

 

Currently, the spouses pay enough attention to each other and their children. As Jay Z admitted in an interview, they made a joint effort, looking pain in the face, to avoid the standard exit, namely divorce.

 

Other facts

 

24. Deleted photo

The most "spectacular" photo-toad occurred with the singer's performance at the Super Bowl (2013). It was called "remote from the Internet." So there was a legend about the image seized from the network through the court. In reality, Beyoncé's publicist requested BuzzFeed asking them to remove the not-too-flattering photos from the web. Thus, her letter riveted the public's attention to the pictures, making them legendary.

 

Instead of complying with the request, the BuzzFeed editors published these pictures in a separate article with specific caustic comments about the PR woman not wanting to put them on public display. They supplemented the paper with a screenshot of the email. Photo-toads have spread through forums, imageboards, and social networks.

 

A little later, a Photoshop battle of the author's creation was released on behalf of Deadspin, after which the images topped the list of memes. Five of the seven shots have been removed from Getty Images. But they remained in the original BuzzFeed notes. In the future, publications such as Pikabu, YaPlakal, and JoyReactor periodically summed up "the lawyer's actions to remove the singer's photo," taking the opportunity to remind him again, which was ironic.

 

 

25. Rivalry between Beyoncé and Rihanna

It is difficult to say which of the two singers is more successful because each is talented and unique. Both artists have crowds of fans; their super attractiveness distinguishes them. According to some rumors, the singers cannot share something among themselves. Beyoncé suspects Rihanna has a very ambiguous relationship with her husband, Jay Z.

 

She extracts confirmation of this, in particular, from the lines of songs that allegedly mention the role of a rival in the life of a spouse. As it became known, Rihanna tried to convince the representatives of Roc Nation that she deserved a higher income. The question arises, what exactly is the rivalry of two talented stars: in welfare or recognition from a man?

 

26. Style and images

The " mermaid " silhouette suits the singer very well, drawing attention to her distinctive forms and magnificent hairstyle. Bodycon midi dresses - models on which the star emphasizes, as well as fitted and flared at knee level, look highly advantageous. Variegated, dark, metallic colors and the most unexpected combinations of shades suit the mulatto woman with her characteristics. She wore bright loose-fitting outfits during pregnancy and did not stop at the mini, even with weight gain.

 

Often, star bows cause frank controversy, which is more often about the combination of fabric textures: for example, lace, nude, fur, or fringe at the same time. The "gypsy" style is considered unsuccessful by critics: open shoulders, a long dress train, elbow-length gloves, and fabric boots - all in black and yellow.

 

Extravagance, and brightness, born of a creative impulse and charisma, are emphasized by the singer's dozens and hundreds of wigs, acquired throughout her performances and appearances in public. Their total cost is about a million dollars. Femininity, cheerfulness, and sexuality are the hallmarks of Bee's image, expressed in bold, large prints and colorful accessories.

 

 

27. In the style of Jennifer Lopez

The images of Beyoncé are often borrowed from Jennifer Lopez, as evidenced by the multiple coincidences of the outfits of both stars, photographed during celebrations and public appearances. The fact that B appears in similar businesses after J. Lo makes her a "follower." Viewers can track down specific dates when the style or design of the dress was precisely duplicated by Beyoncé, albeit at a decent interval - from a month to several years.

 

This was seen in the most varied but striking pieces, for example, a sheer long dress with lace, a dark sequined jumpsuit, a dress made of crystals, a sheath dress, and many other outfits combined with hair, and makeup, accessories borrowed from J. Lo.

 

28. Beauty and plastic

The attractiveness of Beyonce's body is due to the balanced ratio of volumes: with a height of 169 cm and a weight of 59 kg, the circumference of the chest, waist, and hips are 89, 66, and 102 cm, respectively.

 

On account of the singer are rhinoplasty, mammoplasty, liposuction, and skin whitening. The operation to correct the nose in 2004 allowed the artist to get rid of breathing problems. The nose began to look more elegant, while the face retained its individuality.

 

Beyoncé's lips have also been reduced, as a result of which they have become more defined, and the face as a whole has become more aristocratic. There is an assumption that in 2002 the singer's chest was enlarged with silicone implants, but it is possible that the star only corrected.

 

Compared to previous photos, the chest outlines have more bulges and roundness. Beyoncé's hips are only speculation. The buttocks look exceptionally natural, and if it were not for the silicone liners accidentally noticed by reporters at one of the performances, there would be no doubt at all.

 

The singer is making serious efforts to maintain fit forms. She struggles with impaired metabolism, goes in for fitness, and sits on diets. But some pictures clearly show the residual effects of liposuction - uneven areas in its relief.

 

 

29. Bite on the face of the singer

Not so long ago, it became known who bit Beyonce's face. The attacker turned out to be actress Sena Lathan. The incident happened at a party in Los Angeles in 2019. Before this, Tiffany Haddish revealed only some details of the conflict between the two celebrities, keeping silent about the second heroine. After the unpleasant facts surfaced, Father Lathan expressed fear that his daughter's career would decline due to publicity.

 

Others are sure that any rumors are only for the benefit of Latan's popularity. It all started with Sena flirting with Jay Z, after which Beyoncé told her everything she thought about her. Sena retaliated by biting the singer. According to Beyoncé, the actress was influenced by drugs and alcohol.

 

30. Charity

He is an active member of charitable organizations. Among them are those who are engaged in targeted assistance in the fight against infertility, general-purpose funds, and service to women in difficult life situations.

 

In 2012, the singer became an ambassador for the World Day of Aid campaign; on this occasion, a video was shot where she called for sympathy and charity. Help those in need whenever possible.

 

31. Creation of a perfume brand

Under the name Beyonce, a US perfume brand operates, which was launched after the conclusion of a contract with a celebrity. When creating a product under a well-known character from the sphere of arts, sports, and politics, an agreement of this kind is practiced. Coty Corporation copyrights the perfume brand. The Beyonce brand, since 2010, has been offering perfume connoisseurs over ten types of fragrances, distinguished by the classification and originality of compositions.

 

Most of the products made under the legendary name have acquired the status of bestsellers and received the highest rating from consumers. The Beyonce design house has collaborated with well-known contemporary perfumers, including Claude Dir, Olivier Guillotin, Carlos Vinels, Bruno Jovanovic, and others. Thanks to them, the commercial success of the brand has taken place. Top selling fragrances are Heat Kissed, Heat Seduction, Heat Ultimate Elixir, Heat Wild Orchid, Midnight Heat, Pulse NYC, etc.

 

 

32. Beyoncé in commercials

In the list of her advertising activities, multi-million dollar contracts with Pepsi, Loreal, and American Express.

 

 

33. Favorite number

The favorite number of the famous pop diva is 4. Her mother's birthday is the 4th; she got married on the 4th, and her and her husband's birthdays also fall on the 4th. Singers - September 4, husband - December 4.

 

34. Cosmetics

She loves light makeup, which consists only of touching up the eyelashes with mascara. In this way, she rests from the abundance of cosmetics and makeup at work.

 

35. Financial well-being of the family

Beyoncé, at the age 36, took first place in the Forbes income ranking. Her earnings in 2017 amounted to $105 million. Once again, the title of the queen of pop music, one of the three highest paid singers in the world, and a woman who earns more than others in the musical field, was confirmed.

 

Together with her husband, Jay Z, the singer records music and makes world tours. Before the birth of their children, she released the Lemonade album and attended the Formation tour, after which she went on a well-deserved rest with peace of mind. A significant part of the income is made up of advertising contracts. About 120 million people have subscribed to the star. Each post brings her about 700 thousand dollars. Brands with which the singer has established cooperation: Armani, L'Oreal, Pepsi, Tommy Hilfiger, etc.

 

The singer's assets amount to 350 million dollars. Her husband, Jay-Z, is $1 billion.

 

 

36. Recognition from a sports magazine

Sports Illustrated's published a photo of Beyoncé on the cover of their summer issue in 2007. This fact is noteworthy in that this is the first and only photograph of a non-athlete and non-professional model that graced the cover of this magazine.

 

Quick Facts

 

37. Beyoncé is one of the most hated stars of our time due to her complex nature.

38. The wax figure of the singer in London's Madame Tussauds cost $ 80,000, and the artist herself had to pose for the exhibit for more than 3 hours.

39. At school, the girl disliked history and mathematics.

40. In 2006, the celebrity presented the Diamond Award to Michael Jackson at the World Music Awards.

41. The star loves chicken legs, but she doesn’t know how to cook at all.

 

 

42. Bee received an unprecedented honor at the Oscar ceremony in 2005, performing 3 of her hits at once.

43. Barbie dolls were made for Destiny's Child - copies of the group members.

44. A celebrity wears wigs, but lately, at official events, he often appears with natural hair.

45. Beyonce's phrase "tired of being sexy" is the basis for the name of the Portuguese group Cansei de ser Sexy.

46. ​​In 2007, for the first time in the history of Sports Illustrated magazine, a singer and not a supermodel appeared on the cover.

47. The singer has a hobby - drawing, but she does not plan to put her work on display.

48. Favorite show of the singer and actress - Jersey Shore (Beach).

 

 

49. She loves the movie A Star Is Born; it's her favorite movie.

50. Beyoncé considers actress and supermodel Kate Moss the style standard.

51. In her free time, she likes to spend time at home watching TV or watching the Brooklyn Nets game in the stadium in the front row with her husband.

52. People magazine declared her the most beautiful woman in the world in 2010.

53. From the real estate has a condominium in Miami and a house in the capital of Great Britain, London.

 

 

54. At a young age, the talented singer won a vocal competition with John Lennon's "Imagine."

55. Beyoncé's mother helps and supports her talented daughter from the beginning of her career. She designed the wardrobe for the young Destiny's child.

56. The design house Dereon was named after her grandmother.

 

 

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The 63rd edition of the Grammy Awards was Beyonce's gala, but Doja Cat, nominated in 3 categories, impressed with her cleavage, even if she went home without any trophy.


Doja Cat made a sensation with the outfit she chose at this year's Grammy Awards.


The singer chose a non-conformist dress, with a deep neckline, which stole everyone's eyes. At the bottom the dress was made of green feathers and flakes, and the top of the dress was like a leather jacket.


Although he stole all the looks, unfortunately, he failed to get any trophies.


With the three trophies won on Sunday night, Beyonce became the living artist with the most Grammy Awards, 28, and equaled the legendary Quincy Jones.


The trophy for Album of the Year went to Taylor Swift for "Folklore".


The gala was not without controversy. Canadian artist "The Weekend" boycotted the ceremony, angry that he did not receive any nominations. This is despite the fact that his song, "Blinding Lights", broke all sales records.


Several artists criticize the nomination system, which includes several "secret commissions of experts," they accuse. They would disadvantage women and minorities of any kind.


Postponed for 2 months due to the pandemic, the Grammy gala had a partially virtual format, alternating live moments with some recorded ones. Most of those present wore masks.


Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish won the main awards of the 63rd edition of the Grammy gala on Sunday, and Beyonce won awards in four categories, becoming the most awarded woman in Grammy history, reports Reuters.


The surprise album "Folklore", recorded by Taylor Swift during the lockdown, received the award for best album of the year, while Billie Eilish's song "Everything I Wanted" won the award for recording of the year. With Sunday's victory, 31-year-old Taylor Swift becomes the first woman to win the Grammy Award for Best Album three times, matching the performances of music giants such as Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra and Paul Simon.


Beyonce's four Grammy Awards on Sunday propelled her overall record to 28 Grammy Awards, breaking the women's record previously held by Alison Krauss.


Beyonce received the Grammy Awards in the R&B ("Black Parade") categories, for the best video ("Brown Skin Girl") and for collaborating with Megan Thee Stallion on the song "Savage", awarded in the categories of best rap song and the best rap performance.


Usually very controlled, Beyonce was visibly moved when she accepted the award for R&B performance that propelled her to the top of the Grammy winners. "As an artist, I consider it my duty, our duty, to reflect the age in which we live," she said, adding that she wants to support and celebrate the work of all the artists of color who inspired her which inspires the whole world.


Bemorepanda collected some funny memes.


1.Fails


2.A funny worm


3.We got reservations


4.Working lunch


5.Chilling in bed


6.A funny moment


7.Remember it all


8.Bedsheets


9.Fluffy


10.Harry at Grammy


11.If he is losing grammy


12.Just show up


13.Wrap me up


14.She is me


15.A good song


16.How it started 


17.Fabulous choice


18.Thinking about this moment


19.The best abs


20.Thank you


21.The tonight show


22.Lack of people


23.Grammy vibes


24.Sing songs


25.Comfort radiaton


26.Snapped


27.Turning up to grammy


28.Did for me


29.No crime challange


30.Wap


31.I love it


32.Not for that


33.Houston power


34.Beyonce is so proud


35.Stay up the stage


36.It’s Meg


37.Winning team


38.Making history


39.The Power


40.Congrats


41.Deserves everything


42.Boys and their team


43.BTS performance


44.Deserve an award


45.Watching each other


46.Hugs


47.Who?


48.I love that


49.Seeing you across the room


50.Who will win?



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The most important gala in the music industry, the Grammy Awards, has announced its nominations for 2022. American jazz musician Jon Batiste will compete for no less than 11 trophies.


Jon Batiste will fight in categories such as "Recording of the Year" or "Best R&B Album". Justin Bieber hopes to win the Grammy Award for "Song of the Year" with the song "Peaches".


For the first time, the legendary Swedish band ABBA was also nominated, which recently reunited and released a new album. The northern quartet's song, "I Still Have Faith In You," will be in the "Recording of the Year" category.


At the same time, rapper Jay-Z has officially become the most successful artist in the history of the Grammy Awards, with 83 active nominations.


The winners will be announced on January 31, 2022, at a gala in Los Angeles.


Often, a well-prepared speech becomes a test for the audience, and spontaneously spoken phrases enter the story. Bemorepanda has collected the deep thoughts and funny sayings of the stars from the Grammy Awards, which remains in history.


1. “I want to thank the man I fell in love with last year and to whom I dedicated this song. Thank you for breaking my heart. Thanks to you, I got four Grammys. "

Singer-songwriter Sam Smith (22) attends the Record of the Year Awards.


2. "It seems like I have a lot of friends this year in misfortune, but I want to say as a former failed best new artist of 2008, it's not scary to lose, just dance like the song Shake It Off says."

Singer Taylor Swift (25) presenting the Best Performer winner.


3. “Albums - do you still remember them? They are as important today as books and the movement against racism. "

Singer and composer Prince (56) presenting Album of the Year.


4. “A dream has no statute of limitations. Keep believing in yourself. "

EL Cool Jay (47), the host of the awards ceremony.


5. “I liked meeting Lady Gaga. She thought I was a waiter. "

Ed Sheeran (23) on his Twitter.


6. "This is how I take pictures: when I don't smile, it makes me laugh."

Kanye West (37) on why he never smiles in the photo.


7. "I like Katie, she has great breasts."

Nicki Minaj (32) to Katy Perry (30).


8. "Sitting under the stage during an AC / DC show is incredible, but at the same time you are terribly scared."

Anna Kendrick (29) on her backstage experiences.


9. “I have a different outfit for the show. There are nails in these boots. I can't perform on my nails!"

Madonna (56) on the red carpet talks about a suit made by the creative director of Givenchy House Ricardo Tisca (40).


10. "I haven't read the book ... But I'm very glad that my song was chosen as the soundtrack."

Annie Lennox (60) on Fifty Shades of Gray. 


Winning a Grammy is the ticket of any artist to the reputable list that contains the names of some of the most respected artists and composers of all time, such as The Beatles, Frank Sinatra or Elton John. However, the decision to award a Grammy Award for Best Song of the Year is slightly more complicated.


There are three major Grammy Awards trophies. "Best Record of the Year" awards, on the one hand, the composers who wrote and composed the song, and "Album of the Year" and "Song of the Year" award the performer and production team.


For 60 years, the "Best Recording of the Year" category has rewarded songs that have become part of music history, but also included difficult decisions. Here are 14 moments worth mentioning in the history of the awards.


In 1959, when the category was launched, the prize was awarded to Domenico Modugno for the song "Volare". His song had already been a new entry to the Eurovision Song Contest a year ago and had been on the Billboard charts for five weeks. These things brought fame to the artist. Modugno later became involved in politics, and things got so big that he was barred from entering Chile to perform.


Jimmy Webb's "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" is recognized as one of the classic songs of the '60s. In 1967, the song was nominated for "Best Record of the Year", but the song was dethroned by another, also Webb's, "Up, up and away". So, the song that gave the name of the debut album made Grammy history as one of the most romantic songs of longing.


The song "Little green apples", composed by Bobby Russel, is a true masterpiece; that kind of country song that makes you feel like you're getting into the scenery. Initially, the song was recorded by the well-known Roger Miller, but then artists such as Patti Page and OC Smith did the cover in 1968, and Smith's version won him the Grammy for "Best Recording of the Year". Some thought that another song could have won, but it is certain that "Hey Jude" by The Beatles missed.


11. "I didn't even know that people who couldn't sing a note and were tone-deaf were eligible for any Grammys.~ Hillary Clinton


12. “By the way, I got a Grammy, which was a big thrill.” ~ Marian McPartland


13. “I’ve got a Grammy and Emmy, I’d like to have a Tony.” ~ Cyndi Lauper


14. “I’ve always said I can’t tell sometimes that people even have an album out until I see them nominated for a Grammy. I think country gets dumped on across the board by the Grammys.” ~ Toby Keith


15. “It could be Grammy night, Oscar night, whatever – I don’t feel the pressure to be there.” ~ Idris Elba


16. “She could have a Grammy. I'd still treat her ass like a nominee.” ~ Drake


17. “When Elton John sang a duet with the white rapper Eminem on a Grammy telecast, rap went mainstream. Massive parental headaches followed.” ~ Bill O’Reilly


Although Lennon and McCartney represent the most successful partnership of composers in the history of pop music, the band won only once, with the song "Michelle", from the album "Rubber soul", the trophy "Best recording of the year". The decision was all the more interesting as the song was not released as a single and did not reach the American charts. However, it was the most broadcast song on the radio in the United States.


Until the mid-1970s, Grammy jurors kept pop music at bay, celebrating more Simon & Garfunkel or Barbra Streisand music. It wasn't until 1975 that the pop style received some attention with the Bee Gees. "Jive talkin" or "Get down tonight" by KC & The Sunshine Band or with the song "Fame" by David Bowie. The award went to Judy Collins' "Send in the Clowns."


No matter what James Bond movies say, the truth is that they gave birth to a considerable number of great pop songs, including "Live & let die" (Wings) or "We have all the time in the world" (Louis Armstrong). ). Only one, however, received a nomination for "Best Record of the Year". Carly Simon's song "Nobody does it better" was the theme of "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977). However, he lost to two other film compositions, "Evergreen" and "You light up my life", both of which were themes for "A star is born". Accidentally, it was the only time two songs shared the same prize.


Jimmy Webb was not the only multi-Grammy nominee. Michael McDonald was in the same situation, but with two different composers. The nominations were for the songs "Minute by minute", for which he collaborated with the studio Doobie Lester Abrams, and "What a fool believes", written with Kenny Loggins, with which he won the award.


Few artists in the 1980s, with the exception of Madonna and Prince, could be compared to Michael Jackson, but despite dominating all the charts, his songs or those of his composers were not very successful at the '80s Grammy Awards. to the two important categories. The exception was "We are the world", sung with Lionel Richie, who won "Best Record of the Year". In 1983, Jackson won the "Beat it" award for "Song of the Year," and the "Album of the Year" trophy went to him for "Thriller."


18. “I liked getting the Grammy more than not getting it.” ~ Jakob Dylan


19. “One of the high points of my career was winning the Grammy for ‘I Will Survive.'” ~ Gloria Gaynor


20. “A Grammy is really nice, but having lots of fans is really nice, too. I think just getting a record out is a success on its own.” ~ Dan Auerbach


21. “Every year there’s an Oscar and Grammy and we celebrate those shows. We do the same in the U.S about sports schools and colleges. The same thing doesn’t happen for tech and STEM.” ~ will.i.am


22. “A brilliant 1989 album, Oh Mercy; some career retrospectives; and two albums of American folk songs, with just Bob Dylan and his guitar and harmonica. All that culminated in the Grammy-winning comeback album, Time Out of Mind (1997). Once again, just as Dylan seemed to be out of it, he was back at the top of his game.” ~ Bob Dylan


23. “I never set out now to get a Grammy, or get an American Music Award, but it still is nice to be recognized.” ~ Ginuwine


Of all the 1989 songs that could come to mind, such as "Like a Prayer" (Madonna), "Turn Back Time" (Cher) or "Back to Life" (Soul II Soul), the jurors chose Wind Beneath My Wings. ", Bette Middler's play. This award was followed, one year later, by another, for the song "From a distance". Interesting decisions, some would say, as if Madonna didn't even exist.


Music and film go hand in hand, and the Grammys and Oscars have always been on the same stage. In 1994, the soundtrack "The Lion King" gave Elton John and Tim Rice some applause for "Circle of life" and "Can you feel the love", but the victory went to Bruce Springsteen for the song "Streets". of Philadelphia ”from the Oscar-winning film“ Philadelphia ”.


The reputation of the Grammy Awards is that they appreciate commercial success. And yet, the reality is that some of the world's greatest artists have never been awarded. The Rolling Stones, Madonna, David Bowie and Queen were never nominated, and Prince was nominated only once, and then it was for his own version of Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares to You."


Although nominated for "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" in 1987, the award went to the Linda Ronstadt / James Ingram duo and the song "Somewhere Out There", in 2000 U2 got its revenge. The song "Beautiful Day" won the boys the award, and five years later they were rewarded for "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own."


Composing a song requires involvement, inspiration, and mutual help. Bruno Mars's "That's What I Like" involved seven composers, including the artist, but this directly brought him the award in 2017.


When this category was invented, there were only five songs in competition. Today, maybe because we have broadened our horizons and we prefer the song and not the album, at the 2020 edition in the competition there are eight songs between which the battle for the prize is going on.


24. “Honestly I can truly say, it would be nice, but I don’t feel like I got to get a Grammy or something to feel official. I’m cool but it would be nice to win the Grammy Awards!” ~ Ginuwine , Grammy quotes awards


25. “Going to the Grammys, being nominated for a Grammy, that was a really big deal for me, for us as a band.” ~ John Petrucci


26. “I was never like, “Oh man, I want a Grammy and I’ll do whatever it takes”. Someone like that might not do what it takes to have a decent touring career, because they’re in the studio trying to master whatever they’re doing to win a Grammy.” ~ Vince Staples


27. “I would like to get nominated for a Grammy, but I don’t set out to do that anymore, ’cause I never felt like I got my just due in the business, period anyway.” ~ Ginuwine


28. “I feel like success is really subjective. You could win a school talent show and be like “I was successful”, or you could get a Number One in New Zealand and be like “I was successful’, or you could win a Grammy and be like “I was successful”.” ~ Thomston


29. “At some point in my life I would like to win a Grammy. I think that would be a good thing to do.” ~ Troye Sivan


30. “Pop music, across its countless iterations, is a vast, amazing, thrilling art form. All life is in it. It stands for itself. The same is true of literature, but nobody feels compelled to toss Philip Roth a grammy just to prove it.” ~ David Bennun


31. “While silly ni**as argue over who gon’ snatch the crown / Look around my ni**a, white people have snatched the sound / This year I’ll probably go to the awards dappered down / Watch Iggy win a Grammy as I try to crack a smile.” ~ J. Cole


32. “I went to Clive Davis’ Grammy party, and I nearly spontaneously combusted because everyone on my iPod was there!” ~ Leona Lewis


33. “This means more to me than any Grammy I could ever win … It will take a village and an army, [some] countries and continents to make bullying a hate crime.” ~ Lady Gaga


34. “I never threw away that paper with my Grammy speech because I haven’t hit the pinnacles I plan to reach.” ~ Drake


35. “I think the Grammy is like the award, you know.” ~ Brandy Norwood


36. “I’ve gotten tons of awards and I believe when it’s my time to get a Grammy, I’ll get a Grammy.” ~ Nicki Minaj


37. “My first Grammy wasn’t even in a jazz category, but of course I was really excited. ‘Rockit’ was the beginning of a new era for the whole hip-hop movement.” ~ Herbie Hancock


38. “I hold ‘Mi Tierra,’ my first Spanish-language album, very close to me because that was all done in my native tongue and won me my first Grammy.” ~ Gloria Estefan


39. “I’ve won several Emmys, a Tony and a Grammy so maybe somebody will let me have an Oscar, and then I’ll have a full set.” ~ Dick Van Dyke


40. “I never had any expectations of winning a Grammy. It wasn’t something I was set on, that I was hoping and praying and starving for.” ~ Beck


41. “I’m not a comedian. I’m not a show host. I’m a musician. That’s why I’ve turned down offers to host the Grammy Awards and the American Music Awards. Is it really entertaining for me to get up there and crack a few weak jokes and force people to laugh because I’m Michael Jackson, when I know in my heart that I’m not funny?” ~ Michael Jackson

42. “When I was 4 or 5 and I could put complete thoughts together and really feel them, I remember watching the Grammy’s or something like that and getting real emotional because I wanted to be up there.” ~ Joanna Noelle Levesque


43. “And you know there’s nothing like writing a song about someone who’s mean to you, and just makes your life miserable…and then winning a Grammy for it.” ~ Taylor Swift

“I believe that I’m going to have a Grammy.” ~ Ashthon Jones


44. “In my opinion, one of the biggest drawbacks about Sergio Leone films are the scores composed by Ennio Morricone. If [Leone] were as talented as I am, he would have made mixtapes for his movies instead of letting some schmuck write the soundtracks for him. But then if he were as talented as I am, he’d be Zach Braff. And have his own Grammy.” ~ Zach Braff


45. “Grammy asshole weekend in LA. Yuck … The Grammys = the old guard / old media propping up their puppets trying to convince the outside world, and each other, they’re relevant.” ~ Trent Reznor


46. “I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, ‘Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the f***** deli without hearing or seeing me.'” ~ Lady Gaga


47. “To date, [Wynton] Marsalis has received a total of nine Grammy Awards; a Pulitzer Prize (the first ever awarded to a jazz musician)… and twenty-nine honorary degrees, including Columbia, Brown, Princeton and Yale; the National Medal of Arts; and numerous awards from other countries.” ~ Randy Sandke


48. “The biggest reward from that record was the enthusiasm everyone had to sing on it. The Grammy nominations and the chart positions are great, but ultimately the way you interact with other musicians is the most important thing to me.” ~ Chris Botti


49. “My brain is very fantastical. If I ever actually recorded myself, I could probably win a Grammy for sex talk. Being on the road while in relationships, you need to learn to pleasure one another.” ~ Dane Cook


50.“I want to win a Grammy. I want to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. I want to be a musical guest on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ And I want to play arenas and have tons of people watching me.” ~ Cheyenne Kimball

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New Year's superstitions are respected by many people, who believe that in this way they will do well in the New Year. Superstitions and end-of-year habits include dancing outdoors for health and luck and filling wallets with money for a prosperous year.

 

True or not, how many of us pass by a superstition indifferently? Whether we know about it from childhood or from the popular tradition, or we hear about a new one, we are still with increased attention and wide-eyed, interested in taking at least a little into account of it.

 

People all over the world strongly believe in some superstitions related to leaving one year and entering the new year. The basic idea that guides us all on New Year's Eve and on the first day of the new year is that just as the events of that night between the years and the next day happen, so it will go for you in the new year.

 

Studies show that many people do various things, some of which are more bizarre, to make sure that they have invited luck into their lives and that they have banished bad luck and the problems of the past year.

 

For example there is a superstition that the New Year must catch you with new clothes so that in the next 365 days you will receive as many gifts as possible. Red is the color of joy and love, so the custom is that if you dress in red for the New Year you will have a lucky and loving new year.

 

Below are the most famous international superstitions that you can take into account for New Year's Eve and the first day of the new year. Or not! You choose, we just present them to you.

Next let’s see together with Bemorepanda what superstitions exist on New Year night.

 

New Year's superstitions 2022

 

1.Don’t cry

On the night between the years and on January 1, don’t cry. Tradition says that those who cry on the first day of the year will have a year of sad events.

 

2.No bad words

Whoever is polite and mannered with the New Year will always be like that, so it is said that on New Year's Eve both contradictory discussions and licentious or brutal language, as well as stories about ghosts or the dead, should be avoided. Apart from the fact that they are not pleasant at all, they also attract bad luck.

 

3.Born on January 1st

Children born on January 1 are said to be lucky for life.

 

4.Do not borrow money

In several countries, people do not borrow money, jewelry or other valuables on the first day of the year and do not pay debts or taxes, do not carry garbage and do not offer gifts, all of which are signs of poverty in the year which is just beginning. Some go even further with superstition, and if they have to get something out of the house, they call someone else for it.

 

5.Keep your doors open

Americans are accustomed to leaving all the doors and windows open at the turn of the year so that the old year can leave immediately and make way for the new one. At midnight the doors must be opened for the old year to come out and give way to the new one which brings health, happiness and good luck. Another New Year's tradition says that it is good to leave a lamp or a candle lit on New Year's Eve to enjoy a bright and fulfilling new year.

 

6.Full glasses and plates

It is also said that for a prosperous year it is good to have glasses and plates full on the table at midnight, and for each member of the family to have money in the pocket. Empty glasses, plates and pockets are the signs of a poor year, superstitious people believe.

 

7.Working on 1st January

Although few agree with the idea, it is said that those who work on the first day of the year are more likely to advance in their careers in the next period. But, paradoxically, starting a large-scale project on that day is pure bad luck.

 

8.Pay all your debts

If you don't want to be in debt all year, try to pay off your debts by midnight.

 

9.Black beans

In the southern United States, it is believed that a sign of good luck for the whole year is if you eat black beans on the first day of January. It is also said that the one who cooks beans will be twice as lucky.

 

10.Kissing is mandatory

Under mistletoe or not, kissing is mandatory on New Year's Eve, if you want to have affection in the coming year. Otherwise, you will have a year with little sentimental satisfaction. The midnight kiss marks not only the feelings that bind us to those people, but also how our relationships with the people in question will evolve during the year that is just beginning. In other words, it is desirable that at the turn of the year, the loved one be by your side.

 

11.Dancing

Dancing at midnight outdoors, especially around a tree, brings health and the fulfillment of all desires.

 

12.Never sweep on New Year’s Eve

 A householder should never sweep on New Year's Eve, because it drives away prosperity. 

Also in the evening of December 31, do not wash clothes and do not cut with scissors so as not to destroy luck. Tradition also says that you do not have to throw anything out of the house on the first day of the new year because you are throwing your luck.

 

13.Wear something red

As the years go by, the elders say, it is good for everyone to wear a new coat and something red or some other cheerful color that attracts positive energies.

 

14.Let in the right persons

It is said that the first person to enter your house after midnight will influence what happens in the new year. For a woman, it would be ideal for a tall, brunette man to enter (blondes and redheads are said to be unlucky, and women too), and if this guest brings a twig of mistletoe, bread and salt, they are all the chances of the new year being the best of your life so far.

 

15.Make a wish

On the night between the years it is good to make a wish because it has all the chances to be fulfilled.

 

16.Eat fish

As the fish swims through the water, you will swim through all the troubles of the next year, without affecting you. But beware, superstitious people say that it must be the first food you eat in the new year!

 

17.Eat goose meat

This way you will float over problems and you will advance towards your goal, as the "winged fat" does on the shine of the water! Some even say that it is good to avoid chicken meat, because this bird squeaks and so luck spreads

 

18.Stay with your loved ones

It's important not to be alone, but if you can't do otherwise, call your loved ones at midnight. You will be close to those you met at midnight all year, you will talk all year with the one you talked to in the first moments of the year!

 

19.Getting married

It is good for girls who want to get married in the New Year to see a man at the bedroom window at the turn of the year.

 

20.Be happy

The night when the years change foretells the future. If you are happy, you will be like this all year long! In the same way, sadness or quarrel will be perpetuated: you do not want such a thing. It's not good to be quiet around you either: on this wonderful night even the non-speakers start talking, and the one who hears them talking is said to die. So don't avoid fireworks, firecrackers, the sound of clashing glasses and fun!

 

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