Hope you’ve been stockpiling batteries and canned goods in your bomb shelter or basement because the Rise of the Machines is one step closer to reality after a couple-a robots won all the Grammys on Sunday night. French pop duo Daft Punk took home awards for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, AND Pop Duo/Group Performance for their summer release Random Access Memories and the smash single “Get Lucky.”
You were probably busy watching The Bachelor Wedding or gawking at the screen as Nick Foles won MVP of the Pro Bowl, so you might have missed music’s biggest night and the festivities that came with it. Just in case, here’s everything you need to know about the 2014 Grammys.
Beyoncé and Jay Z got things started with a performance that you’re probably going to want to watch. Queen Bey comes out to a stage full of smoke and strobes, slithering on a chair that spins. Then, when you’re properly hypnotized, she brings out Jay Z to offer up a crappy verse of rap. But, damn if they’re not well-dressed.
Diana Krall, the pianist and singer who has sold more than 6 million albums in the United States — she’s the only singer to have eight albums (her last eight) debut at the top of the BillboardJazz Albums — and won three Grammy Awards, will play the center on July 8.
That’s according to a tour itinerary sent out by Krall’s publicist. Neither her website nor the event center’s lists the show yet.
Gerald R, Deifer, one of the founders of the event center, said only, “that would be a big show.”
Outspoken rocker and PETA activist Pink is pregnant and returning to the Philadelphia area to celebrate with family and friends. Her baby shower will be this Saturday afternoon.
Pink, whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore, burst on to the music scene in 2000 with her hit single “There You Go”. Since then, Pink has released five albums and a greatest hits collection. Billboard ranks Pink as 13th on a list of Artists of the Decade and #1 Pop Song Artist of the decade. Pink has achieved 10 Top Ten US hits and received two Grammy’s and five MTV Music Awards.
Pink has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and is ranked as the 27th most powerful celebrity earning $44 million between June 2009 and June 2010 by Forbes Magazine.
Pink attended Central Bucks West High School in Doylestown and married motocross racer Carey Hart on January 7, 2006. Despite a rocky road, Pink and Carey have reconciled and are expecting their first child in the near future (the reason for the trip home).