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Grammy ratings second highest in 20 years
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast attracted 28.37 million viewer, down nearly 30 percent over last year's record-breaking ratings last year.
Billboard reports that despite the drop the ratings are the music industry showcase's second-highest since 1993. Last year, an unprecedented number of viewers tuned in after pop diva Whitney Houston was found dead in a Beverly Hills Hotel room the night before the show.
The three-and-a-half-hour show scored a 10.0 rating among the coveted adults 18-49 demo, which is down 27 percent over last year's awards.
Major winners this year included British folk rockers Mumford & Sons (pictured above, with presenter Adele), singer Gotye, blues rock duo The Black Keys and pop group Fun.
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Bieber's manager slams Grammy snub
Justin Bieber's manager is not happy about Justin Bieber's Grammy snub. After the Canadian pop star failed to receive any Grammy nominations last night (December 6), his superstar manager Scooter Braun took to Twitter to vent his frustrations.
"I just plain DISAGREE," Scooter Braun wrote. "The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one."
Bieber released his second album Believe last June and has since scored two top 10 hits in the United States with the singles "Boyfriend" and "As Long As You Love Me." The album's third single, "Beauty and the Beat" featuring rapper Nicki Minaj is currently in the top 20 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
Although he swept the fan-voted American Music Awards last month, Bieber's accomplishments failed to win over his industry peers on the committees that determine the Grammy nominees.
"The hardest thing to do is transition, keep the train moving. the kid delivered," Braun tweeted. "Huge succesful album, sold out tour, and won people over. This time he deserved to be recognized and I don't really have any kind nice positive things to say about a decision i dont agree with.
"So to all those nominated. you do deserve it," he added. "You worked hard and u earned it. Just feel like so did JB."
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will take place on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles. Check out the full list of nominees here.
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Live blog: The 2013 Grammy nominations concert
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Grammy documentary to focus on Whitney Houston's death
A behind-the-scenes documentary about the 54th Annual Grammy Awards will show how producers handled the sudden death of pop star Whitney Houston.
Billboard reports that the 26-minute film, entitled A Death in the Family: The Show Must Go On, is the first film the Recording Academy has created and will cover the 48 hours leading up to the show with Paul McCartney's rehearsals, the news of Houston's death on February 11 and the aftermath. It also contains interviews with Jennifer Hudson (pictured above), Bruce Springsteen and Joe Walsh.
Nearly 40 million viewers tuned in to the broadcast, making it the second-most watched in Grammy history.
"There was greater interest than normal because of the circumstances, but an awful lot of people want to know about the process," Ken Ehrlich, the show's executive producer, said in an interview with the magazine. "We never said, 'let's look back.' It was incredible how much stuff we didn't have because there was little footage other than rehearsals. But we had some B-roll and we lucked out that film crew was following Paul McCartney."
The film will premiere on June 11 at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood.
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards
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Kanye West, Adele lead Grammy nominations
Kanye West received the most nominations for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, which were announced in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. The rapper scored seven nods but pop stars Adele and Bruno Mars dominated the top categories, scoring six nominations each including
Adele's hit single "Rolling In the Deep" is up for Record of the Year and Song of the Year while her album "21" is up for Album of the Year. Mars received three nominations for his "Doo-Wops and Hooligans" album, including Album of the Year, and three for the song "Grenade."
Rock group Foo Fighters also received six nods, including Album of the Year for "Wasting Light." Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" and Rihanna's "Loud" round out the nominees in that category.
Though West leads the nominees, his critically-acclaimed "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" was shut out of the most coveted categories. His song "All Of The Lights" earned a Song of the Year nomination, as well as nods for Best Rap-Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song. Meanwhile "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" and "Watch The Throne," his joint album with Jay-Z, will compete with Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers," Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday" and Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" for Best Rap Album.
Record of the Year, which awards the year's best single, are Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," Bruno Mars' "Grenade," Katy Perry's "Firework," Mumford & Sons' "The Cave" and indie folk act Bon Iver's "Holocene."
Bon Iver, a.k.a. Justin Vernon, scored a surprise four nominations overall, including a Best New Artist nod. He'll go up against Nicki Minaj, The Band Perry, J. Cole and Skrillex in that category.
For the complete list of nominees, visit the Grammy website.