Amy Winehouse's status as a cultural icon looks set to be canonised as plans to install a life-sized statue of the "Back to Black" singer in her native Camden are approved by the local council in the same week the Jewish Museum announces an exhibition dedicated to her.
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Monday 13 February 2012
US officials have said it is too soon to determine whether prescription drugs were involved in Whitney Houston's death.
Monday 13 February 2012
Whitney Houston, who has died at the age of 48, was a dazzling performer who blazed a trail for a new generation of black female singers, from Beyoncé Knowles to Mary J Blige.
Tuesday 07 February 2012
It's happened again. Much of America has got their knickers in a twist over the half-time performance at the Super Bowl, that hallowed 12-minute slot that introduced us to the term "wardrobe malfunction" back in 2004, after Janet Jackson's right nipple made a surprise cameo. And after tame contributions from the likes of Tom Petty and The Rolling Stones in recent years, on Sunday "controversy" returned to America's biggest sporting event when MIA, the English-born singer and rapper, "flipped the bird" at the camera during her guest spot in Madonna's medley.
Wednesday 18 January 2012
After seven years with a no-host format, the Grammys will have an emcee — LL Cool J.
Sunday 15 January 2012
A first new album in three years by this most steamingly righteous babe.
Friday 23 December 2011
Thursday 01 December 2011
British songstress Adele has been given the perfect get well gift after being nominated for six Grammys at next year's awards.
Wednesday 24 August 2011
The singer's public battle with drink and drugs meant her death at 27 prompted suggestions that they were the cause
Thursday 04 August 2011
An attempt by the Grammy Awards to simplify its annual prize-giving extravaganza by cutting down the number of eligible categories has hit unexpected legal complications – a group of Latin jazz artists, who have seen their own section eliminated, has filed a suit claiming the change will cause them irreparable damage.
Monday 01 August 2011
Amy Winehouse's Grammy award-winning album Back To Black has returned to the top of the charts in the wake of her death. Five of her singles made the Top 40.
Sunday 24 July 2011
Tuesday 19 April 2011
Lady Gaga could still "make you cry" with her musical ability if all her gimmicks were stripped from her.
Monday 18 April 2011
Friday 08 April 2011
In a rare outbreak of trophy deflation, the American Recording Academy has revealed that starting in 2012 it will be giving away a mere 78 Grammy awards to the world's most successful and talented musical artists and bands, down sharply from the evidently extravagant 108 that it has become accustomed to distributing over recent years. Presumed benefits of this sudden shedding of gong-weight include a cut in manufacturing costs – those model gramophones don't grow on trees – and an easier job for producers trying to deliver an evening awards show that doesn't last beyond breakfast. But perhaps more importantly those still winning a Grammy can be just a little bit prouder.
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