Grammys: December 2008 Archives

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Musical cowboy Gene Autry is among the lifetime achievement Grammy recipients announced today. (File)


Gene Autry, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Four Tops, Hank Jones, Brenda Lee, Dean Martin and Tom Paxton all will receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony on Feb. 7. They will be acknowledged during the Grammy telecast the next evening.

Who is Jazmine Sullivan?!

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Jazmine Sullivan backstage at last night's "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live" in Los Angeles. (Matt Sayles/AP)


Jazmine Sullivan's first song was a No. 1 hit on the R&B and hip-hop charts, and her raspy voice has drawn her comparisons to Lauryn Hill. Still, the singer-songwriter was struggling for name recognition in a crowded field of music newcomers.

The Recording Academy just made it easier for her. On Wednesday, it nominated her for five Grammys, including best new artist. Her nominations match veterans like John Mayer and Alison Krauss.

And she's only 21.

It's hard to be a working mom, even for Christina Aguilera.

The 27-year-old pop star said she's navigating the "balancing act" she expected when she took on parenthood with her husband, Jordan Bratman.

LL Cool J at the Grammy nominations concert

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An interview with LL Cool J at Wednesday night's live Grammy nominations event:


But wait, there's more ...

Chicago makes music again at Grammys

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Chicago shines again on Grammy nomination night. Kanye scored six nods tonight, mostly for production and co-writing. Lupe Fiasco, however, earned his four nominations based on how cool is his album "The Cool."

Also in Chicago, as reported tonight by music critic Jim DeRogatis ...

Complete list of Grammy nominees

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Here's the full list ...

Live blogging the Grammy nominations concert!

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A look inside the new Grammy Museum

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The Grammy Museum, opening Saturday in Los Angeles, is more than just a glorified Hard Rock Cafe-style collection of music memorabilia. The $34 million facility boasts three floors of exhibit space filled with artifacts, sound stations and interactive, video-driven elements that invite deep exploration of how music is created, recorded and consumed.

Here's a look inside the place ...

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Tim Leiweke, CEO of AEG (left), and Neil Portnow, president/CEO of The Recording Academy, stroll out of the Grammy Museum yesterday in Los Angeles. (Ric Francis/AP)

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