We Lost Another Legend

On Saturday we lost another legend and iconic entertainer as Whitney Houston was announced to have past away at the young age of 48 years old. She was an icon in the business and I was looking forward to seeing her have the opportunity to do what she loved to do. Whitney has won over 400 career awards an had just finished filming the movie Sparkle to be released later this year, which stars Jordin Sparks, Mike Epps, and Derek Luke. Chaka Khan and Jennifer Hudson will be performing a tribute to Whitney tonight at the Grammy Awards. My thoughts and prayers are extended to her family. Whitney Houston, a once in a lifetime talent has left us too soon.

54th Annual Grammy Award Nominations

In case you didn’t watch, last night was the Grammy nomination concert hosted by LL Cool J. The British sensation Adele is at the top of the female division with six total nominations. There is someone who has more total nominations. That certain someone is not Lady Gaga, Rihanna, or even Bruno Mars, but Kanye West. Sure his solo project My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy wasn’t nominated for Best Album, but Mr.West leads all Grammy nominations with seven. I have included just a few of the nominations below and I wish all of the entertainers the best of luck. You can watch the 54th annual Grammy Awards on February 12th, 2012 at 8pm est.

Album of the Year

  • 21, Adele
  • Wasting Light, Foo Fighters
  • Born This Way, Lady Gaga
  • Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars
  • Loud, Rihanna

Record of the Year

  • “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele
  • “Holocene,” Bon Iver
  • “Grenade,” Bruno Mars
  • “The Cave,” Mumford & Sons
  • “Firework,” Katy Perry

Song of the Year

  •  “All of the Lights,” Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie (Writer: Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter and Kanye West)
  • “The Cave,” Mumford & Sons (Writers: Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford and Country Winston)
  • “Grenade,” Bruno Mars (Writers: Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars and Andrew Wyatt)
  • “Holocene,” Bon Iver (Writer: Justin Vernon)
  • “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele (Writers: Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth)

Best New Artist

  • Nicki Minaj
  • Bon Iver
  • The Band Perry
  • J. Cole
  • Skrillex