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Chris Brown Goes on Twitter Rant About Grammys Snub: “The Awards Used To Mean Something”

Chris Brown isn’t too happy with the GRAMMY’s this year. The R&B crooner took his frustrations to Twitter about the 2016 awards show recently to express his frustration.

Despite being nominated for one GRAMMY category with Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and Drake, the Royalty vocalist wrote:

This is probably the main reason i love being free to create any kind of music I want. Too many people kiss ass And work less.”

The 26-year-old isn’t feeling the feature nomination one bit, as he continued to say in a since-deleted tweet:

If u turn on ya radio right now I promise within the hour you will hear CHRIS BROWN on damn near half the songs or I’ve cowritten. The awards used to mean something. Now it’s about likes, and memes.”

Breezy did thank his fans for always showing constant love and support, however, making it clear this is only about the GRAMMYs. “I’m thankful to my fans, I am able to be the best artist I can without having to conform to the ways of my peers. I also need my commission.”

Throughout his career, Chris Brown has been nominated for a total of 15 GRAMMYs, but has only won one in 2012 for “Best R&B Album” with F.A.M.E.

Via: KarenCivil.com

 

 

 

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Behind the Scenes: Beyoncé “Take My Hand, Precious Lord”

beyonce-1One day after giving fans one of the most memorable moments of the 57th annual Grammy Awards, Beyoncé digs deeper into the significance of her performance by giving her fans an inside look at the inspiration. Bey debuted an eight-minute mini-documentary where she narrates the story behind her Grammy performance of the gospel classic “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” during the Selma tribute. “First time I heard ‘Precious Lord’ I was a kid and my mother sang it to me, and my mother played me Mahalia Jackson’s version,” the 20-time Grammy Award-winner opened the behind-the-scenes clip with.

She sang the song with her eyes closed, and she was a vessel, and it was like God speaking using her body to speak and to heal,” says B recounting her experience as a child when she first heard the record. The music icon also broke down the importance of finding real men who have been through issues of racism, who also give their own personal accounts and experiences dealing with police, and more.

Beyonce also touched on her family’s history, specifically her grandparents, who marched with the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Watch the piece below.

Continue after the jump……

via: missinfo

Beyoncé vs. Beck: Did The Grammy’s Make The Wrong Choice?

History almost repeated itself yet again last night as Kanye West stepped on the stage soon after Beck won album of the year with Morning Phase.

Reminiscent of 2009 when he spoiled Taylor Swift’s huge moment in support of Beyoncé, Kanye stepped towards the microphone before he thought twice this time and stepped back before we had another epic moment. Somewhere Jay Z is still wiping sweat off his brow.

After the event, Yeezus himself elaborated on the moment explaining why he thought Beyoncé deserved the award during a post-show interview with E!. Shortly after expressing that Beck should “respect the artistry,” and give Beyoncé the award he continued on.

“We as musicians have to inspire people who go to work every day,” he said. “And they listen to that Beyoncé album and they feel like it takes them to another place. Then they do this whole promotional event, that, you know, they’ll run the music over somebody’s speech, the artist, because they want a commercial advertising.”

So was he right? Let’s take a look at the numbers:

Beck’s Morning Phase debuted at number three following its release in February 2014 with 87,000 copies. To date they’ve sold 300,000 copies of their album, although we’re sure it’ll get a jump these next coming days.

Looking at the stats it should be easy to see that Beyoncé should have won the award. But these aren’t the Billboard awards and the numbers don’t necessarily matter.

Rolling Stone called Morning Phase an “instant folk-rock classic,”

Pitchfork called it “safe,”

and Spin gave it an 8 out of 10 rating.

Yet, even after those ratings many people still didn’t even realize he released an album, much less one that could threaten Beyoncé or even Sam Smith for the album of the year crown. Now the big question is does commercial success mean that one album is better than the other, or should we just look at the numbers and the impact it made across popular culture?

Let us know what your opinion!

via: hot97