It all started on the night of the Grammys…
A commentator asked Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) his thoughts on Justin Bieber’s absence at the Grammys and lack of nominations. Carney responded, “He’s rich, right? Grammy’s are for music, not for money. He’s making a lot of money. He should be happy, I guess.” Hearing this, Bieber took Twitter stating, “The Black Keys drummer should be slapped around haha.” But the feud didn’t stop there! On his personal Twitter account, Carney began impersonating Bieber and met the backlash of die-hard Bieber fans (“Beliebers”) which he sassed right back.
Read more on the Twitter battle between The Black Keys and Justin Bieber…
The 2013 Bonnaroo line-up was announced today by Weird Al Yankovic! This annual four-day festival is held on a 700 acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee. And it’s been said that for those who have attended all of the festivals across the country, Bonnaroo is the favorite.
From A$AP Rocky to Grammy winners Mumford & Sons, the festival hosts to a wide variety of music and comedians. The event doesn’t stop at just music and jokes… There will be interactive workshops on art, theatre, breakdancing and gardening, a “broo’ers” beer festival, salon, silent auction and much more!
Are you going to Bonnaroo this year? Yes or no, either way- whose your must-see on this line-up?
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards aired Sunday night with millions of music lovers glued to the tube (see our community data & Grammy predictions). The biggest night in music is also the most tweeted-about event on television and one of the biggest events of the year for our community of music lovers on SoundTracking.
We analyzed SoundTracking app data from the night of the Grammys and compiled a ranked list of the most buzzworthy artists. Not only are most of these artists Grammy winners, but 9 of the top 10 performed live Sunday night! Talk about some awesome music moments! Coincidence? We think not.
Extremely different from her performance at the 54th Grammy awards last year, this year, Taylor Swift wore a white ring master outfit with a white Gaga-meets-Willy-Wonka circus in tow as she sang “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Less country, more pop, more drama… was that a Harry Styles double on stage with her? Yup.
5. Ed Sheeran*
Sir Elton John was such a big fan of “The A Team” singer, that prior to Sunday, he personally called Ed Sheeran (from a blocked number) to collaborate at the Grammys. It’s really cool to see a pair like that sing together live onstage. Collaborations are the best part of music award ceremonies!
Miguel killed it with a passionate and energetic rendition of his Grammy winning hit “Adorn.” Kelly Clarkson liked the performance so much that she mentioned him when accepting her own Grammy. “Miguel, I don’t know who the hell you are, but we need to sing together. I mean, good God, that was the sexiest damn thing I’ve ever seen.” Miguel later responded via twitter saying “@Kelly_Clarkson say when! You killed tonight, MUCH LOVE”.
8. Frank Ocean*
While dawning a yellow suit and sweatband, Frank Ocean performed his song “Forrest Gump” as the screen behind him depicted a diverse crowd of runners in a cool video projection model backdrop.
10. Carly Rae Jepsen
(* Performed Live at The Grammys)
Keep an eye on the blog more contests and fun musical facts!
The 55th Grammy awards air on Sunday and we’re super excited to see who wins! While your favorite artists take home some trophies, we’d like to give you the chance to win something too. We’re giving pair of limited edition, SoundTracking branded Sol Republic headphones! All you have to do is share songs by your favorite 2013 Grammy nominated artist.
Okay! Here’s the download on how to enter to win:
Starting today, soundtrack your favorite Grammy nominees. The more you enter, the more chances you have to win! The contest will end Sunday 2/10, at the end of the Grammy ceremony. The winner will be contacted via Twitter.
One of the biggest nights in music, The 55th Grammy Awards happens this Sunday! As you saw in our SoundTracking Year In Review data, Fun., Gotye, The Black Keys, and more were shared throughout the year by our community. So we decided to have a look at the nominees and determine who would win… If The SoundTracking Community Chose The Grammys!
Album of the Year
» The Black Keys - El Camino
» Fun. - Some Nights
» Mumford & Sons - Babel
» Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
» Jack White - Blunderbuss
Community Winner: Fun.- Some Nights
Not only was Fun.’s smash hit “We Are Young” the #4 most shared song on SoundTracking, regionally it was #3 in New York, and #8 in Los Angeles. The follow-up single, “Some Nights,” also made it to the SoundTracking charts, clocking in at #18. It’s possible they’re gonna have a busy night on Sunday…
Runner Up: The Black Keys- El Camino
Rooting for the underdog, The Black Keys were the #7 artist shared on SoundTracking in Los Angeles. And hey, isn’t that where the Grammys happen?
Record of the Year
» The Black Keys - “Lonely Boy”
» Kelly Clarkson - “Stronger”
» Fun. feat. Janelle Monae - “We Are Young”
» Gotye feat. Kimbra - “Somebody That I Used to Know”
» Frank Ocean - “Thinkin Bout You”
» Taylor Swift - “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
Community Winner: Gotye feat. Kimbra- “Somebody That I Used to Know”
You used to know somebody that hadn’t heard this song. Not anymore! Gotye and Kimbra’s infectious break-up hit was the #3 song shared on SoundTracking and reached #1 in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York!
Runner Up: Fun. feat. Janelle Monae- “We Are Young”
Didn’t we say they’d have a busy night? If Grammy voters are ‘Gotye’d out’, “We Are Young” is poised to win.
Best New Artist
» The Alabama Shakes
» Hunter Hayes
» The Lumineers
» Frank Ocean
Community Winner: Fun.
Sensing a pattern? Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff better set his DVR to record ‘Girls’ on Sunday, cuz he ain’t getting home in time to snuggle up and watch with girlfriend Lena Dunham.
Runner Up: The Lumineers
Their single “Ho Hey” was #6 in Los Angeles, #8 in San Francisco and made us actually consider using something other than Google with this awesome Bing ad!
Song of the Year
» Ed Sheeran - “The A Team”
» Miguel - “Adorn”
» Carly Rae Jepsen - “Call Me Maybe”
» Kelly Clarkson - “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
» Fun. - “We Are Young”
Community Winner: Carly Rae Jepsen- “Call Me Maybe”
Oh-so-catchy! Carly Rae’s pop-genius “Call Me Maybe” was the #5 most shared song on all of SoundTracking in 2012. It also made our Top 5 in New York (#2) and San Francisco (#3). How about we just call her “winner”?
Runner Up: Fun.- “We Are Young”
Because… why not?
Do you agree? Share your 2013 Grammy predictions on SoundTracking!