Ladies night: Beyoncé, Swift make history as others win big
Four women won the top four prizes Sunday, including Swift, who became the first female performer to win album of the year three times. Beyoncé — with her 28th win — became the most decorated woman in Grammy history. And 9-year-old Blue Ivy Carter — who won best music video alongside her mother — became the second youngest act to win a Grammy in the show’s 63-year history. Megan Thee Stallion, who won three honors, also made history and became the first female rapper to win best rap song. She's also the fifth rap-based act to win best new artist.
For Trevor Noah, Grammy Awards a return to in-person hosting
FILE - Trevor Noah arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020. Noah will host the 2021 Grammy Awards on Sunday. “If you get asked to host the Grammys, I don’t think you take long to say ‘yes,’” said the Emmy winner, who will host Sunday's Grammy Awards from downtown Los Angeles. Ad“Unlike most award shows, the Grammys also are about the performances,” said Noah. So far, Noah said venturing out to prepare for his Grammy hosting duties around other people has been “amazing” and “surreal.” While watching rehearsals, he said the performances gave him and others life.
New this week: 'Cherry,' 'Bloodlands' & Kids' Choice Awards
This combination photo shows key art for the Acorn TV series "Bloodlands," premiering March 15, left, key art for the Apple TV+ film "Cherry," center, and key art for Nickelodeons "Kids Choice Awards," hosted by Kenan Thompson and airing on March 13. (Acorn TV/Apple TV+/Nickelodeon via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Ad—AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— The 2021 Grammys will hand out 84 awards Sunday, but what’s more exciting? Other performers include Chris Martin, John Mayer, Doja Cat, Maren Morris, DaBaby, HAIM, Lil Baby, Brandi Carlile, Roddy Ricch, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Mickey Guyton and Black Pumas. Ad— Grown-ups don’t have a lock on awards shows, as Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards proves once again.
Grammy performers: Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B, Billie Eilish
FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019 photo, Billie Eilish performs during the first weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. Eilish will perform at this month's Grammy Awards. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B and Billie Eilish are set to perform at next week’s Grammy Awards. The Grammys were originally supposed to take place on Jan. 31 but were delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Beyoncé is leading nominee with nine, followed by Swift, Lipa and Ricch, who each earned six nominations.
Dead & Company headed to DTE Energy Music Theatre in July
click to enlarge Sterling Munksgard/ShutterstockJohn Mayer performing with Dead & Company. Dead & Company the Grateful Dead offshoot featuring Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, and Bob Weir, with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti will return to metro Detroit in 2020.The band announced its 17-date summer tour with a show at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, at DTE Energy Music Theatre. Tickets start at $51.50 for lawn seats and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14.Good news, hippies: The band is again partnering with Reverb's unCHANGEit Climate Campaign , which pledges to offset the carbon footprint of the tour, including fan travel, by funding clean energy projects around the world and educating fans on how to reduce their own carbon footprint.Since forming in 2015, the band has become a record-breaking stadium act, playing nearly 150 shows for an estimated 3.4 million fans and grossing $255.5 million.metrotimes.com
Billionaires shop at Costco toosee Mark Zuckerberg checking out TVs
Zuckerberg, who was shopping with his wife, Priscilla Chan, stopped to look at a display of TVs. Mark Zuckerberg is one of the richest people in the world but the Facebook founder and CEO apparently shops at bulk, discount mecca Costco . While Costco is known for its good deals, Zuckerberg who is currently worth $77.6 billion, according to Forbes is not always frugal. Zuckerberg isn't the only celebrity known to appreciate Costco. "Costco is a passion," Jenner told the Times.cnbc.com
John Mayer is coming to Detroit's Little Caesars Arena
click to enlarge Andre Luiz Moreira / Shutterstock.comJohn Mayer is a man of many talents. \_()_/Hailed as a guitar god and a self-proclaimed recovered ego addict, the newly sober Grammy Award-winning artist is most known for giving dude-bros anthemic permission to fumble with their dads acoustic la Your Body is a Wonderland, a disturbing career-ruining 2010 interview with Playboy , and membership in Dead & Company. Though the 41-year-old comeback artist is still peddling his 2017 return to mellow contemplative rock,, reviews of his recent shows suggest hes got a few tricks up his sleeve, including a newly unveiled sonic ode to the Freebird Guy the dude that insists on interrupting concerts of all genres to request the 1973 Lynyrd Skynyrd hit. Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.metrotimes.com
Viral Bottle Cap Challenge Has People Amazed
(CNN) Have your kids started kicking random bottles recently? If not, they may start soon, thanks to the latest viral internet challenge: the bottle cap challenge. Heres how it works: The cap is placed on top of the bottle and is loosely twisted shut. The goal is to untwist the cap with a spin kick, without moving the bottle itself. The challenge started in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA), and those pros made it look easy.detroit.cbslocal.com
Why John Mayer wanted to play with the Dead
The singer talks to correspondent Anthony Mason about the timelessness of the Grateful Dead's music, and why he wanted to perform with the band's surviving members as part of a new touring ensemble, Dead & Company. (Don't miss Mason's story on the band on "Sunday Morning" June 12.)cbsnews.com