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The 54th Grammy Awards: The Winners List

Record of the year:

“Rolling in the Deep,” Adele

Album of the year:

“21,” Adele

Song of the year:

“Rolling in the Deep,” Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

Best new artist:

Bon Iver

Pop vocal album:

“21,” Adele

Pop solo performance:

“Someone Like You,” Adele

Pop duo/group performance:

“Body and Soul,” Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse

Pop instrumental album:

“The Road From Memphis,” Booker T. Jones

Traditional pop vocal album:

“Duets II,” Tony Bennett and various artists

Electronica/dance album:

“Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites,” Skrillex

Dance recording:

“Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites,” Skrillex

Rock album:

“Wasting Light,” Foo Fighters

Rock performance:

“Walk,” Foo Fighters

Hard rock/metal performance:

“White Limo,” Foo Fighters

Rock song:

“Walk,” Foo Fighters

Rap album:

“My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” Kanye West

Rap performance:

“Otis,” Jay-Z and Kanye West

Rap/sung collaboration:

“All Of The Lights,” Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Rap song:

“All Of The Lights,” Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)

Alternative music album:

“Bon Iver,” Bon Iver

R&B album:

Chris Brown, “F.A.M.E.”

R&B performance:

“Is This Love,” Corinne Bailey Rae

Traditional R&B performance:

“Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona

R&B song:

“Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona

Country album:

“Own the Night,” Lady Antebellum

Country solo performance:

“Mean,” Taylor Swift

Country duo/group performance:

“Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars

Country song:

“Mean,” Taylor Swift



Posthumous Amy Winehouse Album To Be Released

Amy Winehouse‘s father Mitch has promised that there was a “great deal” more music from the singer to come following her death in July, and on Monday Winehouse’s rep confirmed that a posthumous record is on the way.

The 12-track listing for the U.K. album, titled “Lioness: Hidden Treasures,” features alternate versions of songs you’ve heard before, new songs like Winehouse’s duet with Tony Bennett,and unreleased tracks.

A statement says that artists Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson worked closely with Winehouse’s family, management and record label to craft the album, which will be released in the U.K. on December 5.

The statement notes that £1 from the sale of each album will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was created to “help children who are suffering from economic disadvantage, who are ill [and] who are suffering with drug abuse,” her father Mitch has told CNN.

The track listing for the U.K. release of “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” is as follows:

Our Day Will Come (Reggae Version)”
Between The Cheats” (A new song Amy Winehouse recorded in London in May of 2008.)
Tears Dry” (The original version Winehouse recorded in November, 2005.)
Wake Up Alone” (The one-take demo Winehouse recorded in March of 2006.)
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Valerie” (The original version recorded in December of 2006.)
Like Smoke” featuring Nas
The Girl From Ipanema” (Recorded in May of 2002, this was the first song Winehouse sang when she traveled to Miami to work with Salaam Remi.)
Best Friends” (Live version, recorded in February of 2003.)
Body & Soul” with Tony Bennett
A Song For You

Anderson Cooper Scores Exclusive with Winehouse Family

CNN‘s Anderson Cooper is debuting his new daytime talk show on Monday, September 12 and he’s announced his first guests.

Cooper will sit down for an exclusive interview with the parents and boyfriend of Grammy winner Amy Winehouse, who was found dead at the age of 27 in her North London home this past July.

Mitch and Janis Winehouse will discuss their daughter’s very public battle with substance abuse and how they have been coping since her death.

According to a press release about the show, the pair are hopeful that in speaking out about the realities of addiction they will be able to reach other families dealing with similar situations.

Anderson is also slated to talk to Winehouse’s boyfriend, film director Reg Traviss, about her state of mind before her passing.

Other guests later in the week include comedienne Kathy Griffin, Snooki, Sarah Jessica Parker and the cast of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

Amy Winehouse’s Funeral Being Held Tuesday, July 26

British soul singer Amy Winehouse will be laid to rest at a private funeral on Tuesday, July 26, her rep confirms to Us Weekly exclusively. The “Valerie” singer was found dead in her London home Saturday at the age of 27.

Winehouse is survived by her parents, Mitch and Janis, her older brother, Alex, and her boyfriend, director Reg Traviss.

An autopsy performed Monday at St. Pancras Mortuary did not establish a formal cause of death, Metropolitan Police told Us in a statement. “We are awaiting the results of further toxicology tests,” they added, which could take up to four weeks. An inquest was opened at St. Pancras Coroner’s Court Monday afternoon; it was adjourned until October 26.
Mitch and Janis met with mourners outside their Amy’s Camden Square home Monday morning.

“I can’t tell you what this means to us. It really is making this a lot easier for us,” Mitch told the well-wishers, who adorned the property with flowers, candles, vodka bottles, cigarettes, flags, wine glasses, drawings and handwritten cards. “We’re devastated and I’m speechless, but thanks for coming.

Stars Express Anger, Sadness Over Amy Winehouse’s Death

As Hollywood caught wind of Amy Winehouse‘s death, celebrities flocked to Twitter to express their feelings of sadness, anger and confusion. Here’s a compilation of their thoughts on the 27-year-old performer’s passing.

Lily Allen, 26: It’s just beyond sad. There’s nothing else to say. She was such a lost soul. May she rest in peace.

Rihanna, 23: Dear God have mercy! I am sick about this right now! I am genuinely heartbroken about this.

Demi Lovato, 18: So sad. Unfortunately the world lost an incredibly talented woman to such a powerful disease: addiction. RIP.

Usher, 32: I’m so sad to hear the horrible news of Amy Winehouse’s death. I’m so happy I knew you Amy. Rest well. Gone too soon. We’ll miss you!

Demi Moore, 48: Truly sad news about Amy Winehouse. My heart goes out to her family. May her troubled soul find peace.

Billy Corgan, 44: Sad to hear about Amy Winehouse. I mourn any time one of our own passes on. A tragedy, no doubt. Truly sad.

Josh Groban, 30: Drugs took her gift, her soul her light, long before they took her life. RIP Amy.

Drew Lachey, 34: I just heard about Amy Winehouse. Why is it that some of the most talented people seem to have the most demons? She’ll be missed.

Jessica Alba, 30: So sad about Amy Winehouse — she was so talented. Really tragic.

Ricky Martin, 39: I just found out. I feel pain. I feel anger. Rest beautiful girl rest. You are free! RIP Amy.

Nicki Minaj, 28: Please tell me Amy Winehouse didn’t die. Is this some sick joke?

Sophia Bush, 29: This Amy Winehouse news is just so sad. To anyone struggling with addiction, please, please, please seek treatment.

Joel Madden, 32. RIP Amy. Your voice will live forever.

Kim Kardashian, 30: I just heard the news that Amy Winehouse passed away. What a true talent. I pray she’s in a better place and at peace.

Forever 27 Club: Musicians Who’ve Passed at Age 27

It’s called the greatest myth of Rock n’ Roll, and upon hearing the tragic news that Amy Winehouse passed away at age 27, we can’t help but wonder if the curse of 27 is real. The curse has been labeled the Forever 27 Club, or Club 27, as over 34 musicians have died at this age — including Kurt Cobain (1994), Jim Morrison (1971), Jimi Hendrix (1970) and Janis Joplin (1970).

Amy is the most recent troubled singer to join this “club.” She was found dead in her North London home, just shy of her 28th birthday (which would have been on September 14) . In honor of these brilliant artists, we look back at their legacies that they managed to accomplish in 27 short years.

Amy Winehouse reportedly passed away of a drug overdose on Sunday, July 23. Tragically and ironically her most famous song was “Rehab.”

Kurt Cobain’s death was ruled as suicide by a shotgun on April 5, 1994.
Jimi Hendrix’s autopsy showed he asphyxiated on vomit after combining sleeping pills with wine. He died on
Sept. 18, 1970.
Janis Joplin is thought to have died on Oct. 4, 1970 of a heroine overdose.
Jim Morrison’s cause of death was deemed to be from heart trouble, though no autopsy was done. He passed on July 3, 1971.

Singer Amy Winehouse Found Dead In London

Singer Amy Winehouse, infamous for erratic public behavior, arrests and drug problems, was found dead at her apartment in London Saturday, police and her publicist confirmed. She was 27.

Her death came less than two months after her latest release from a rehabilitation program and weeks following a disastrous performance where she was booed off a Belgrade, Serbia, stage by disappointed fans.

Winehouse died at the same age as four other music legends. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison each died of drug overdoses when they were 27. Kurt Cobain was 27 when he committed suicide, soon after his release from rehab.

London Police Superintendent Raj Kohli said at this “early stage” of the investigation the death remained “unexplained.”

“I am aware of reports suggesting this death is the result of a suspected drugs overdose, but I would like to re-emphasise that no post-mortem examination has yet taken place and it would be inappropriate to speculate on the cause of death,” Kohli said.

Police were called to her Camden Square apartment just after 4 p.m. Saturday in response to report of “a woman found deceased,” he said. Continue reading HERE

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