Bob Marley tribute at 2013 Grammys features Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Sting, video below. The Grammys paid tribute to Bob Marley on Sunday with a segment featuring Rihanna,Sting, Bruno Mars, and the late reggae icon’s sons Ziggy and Damian. Mars opened with his own “Locked Out Of Heaven,” which gave way to The Police’s “Walking On The Moon,” and then a Rihanna-led group performance of Marley’s “Could You Be Loved.”
“I grew up listening to the Police. I grew up performing in bars, singing Police songs,” Bruno told MTV News in 2012. “I remember performing a song like ‘Roxanne,’ and you play those first couple of chords, and you hit that first note, and you watch the whole bar ignite.” Bruno went bigger than just blowing up a bar at the Grammys on Sunday night (February 10). He lit up the entire Staples Center, diving head-first into an electrifying version of “Locked Out of Heaven” during a retro performance worthy of a “Soul Train” special. Continue reading Bob Marley Tribute At 2013 Grammys Features Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Sting, Video
She may have gone on hiatus due to some health troubles and throat surgery but Adele didn’t take a hit in her popularity this year. The British singer was nominated for six Grammy Awards last night including forÂ album of the year, record of the year, and song of the year. But it’s Kanye West leading the pack with the highest number of nominations: seven, and many for his collaboration with Jay-Z.
Close behind were the Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars, each with six nominations.Â Bon Iver, Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons and RihannaÂ each earned four nominations.
Here’s a list of some of the top noms – some new-comers and a few stand-by favorites
For record of the year, nominees were Adele (“Rolling in the Deep”), Bruno Mars (“Grenade”), Bon Iver (“Holocene”), Mumford and Sons (“The Cave”) and Katy PerryÂ (“Firework”).
Album nods go to Adele (21), the Foo Fighters (Wasting Light), Lady Gaga (Born this Way), Bruno Mars (Doo-Wops & Hooligans), and Rihanna (Loud).
Vying for Song of the Year: Kanye West and Rihanna (“All of the Lights”), Mumford and Sons (“The Cave”), Bruno Mars (“Grenade”), Bon Iver (“Holocene”) and Adele (“Rolling in the Deep”).
Yes, for some reason Rihanna keeps sneaking her way in there; hopefully this is the year that someone with real talent trumps her pop appeal.