Monday, December 22, 2014

Surprise Release

Soul singer D’Angelo has not had any new music in almost 15 years.  Without any advance notice, his new LP “Black Messiah” was released this past week. The New York Times just featured the new LP on the front page and many reviews are already in. proclaims it “a masterpiece”. NPR says it “is as adventurous as any fan could hope for.” 

“Black Messiah” is now available on Freegal.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2015 Grammy Award Nominees


The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 8, 2015 on CBS. Beyonce, Pharrell Williams and Sam Smith are tied for the most Grammy nods with six each. Beyonce also just became the most nominated woman in Grammy history with 52 total. She was tied with Dolly Parton but has just surpassed the country legend this year according to Forbes Magazine. Beyonce has actually been nominated for at least one Grammy every year since 2000. Dolly Parton, Beyonce, and other top nominated musicians are available on your library website through Freegal. Just some of music from 2015 Grammy nominated artists that you can access with your library card is below.

Record of the Year
Meghan Trainor-All About That Bass

Album of The Year
Beyonce- Beyonce LP
Pharrell Williams- GIRL LP

Song Of The Year
Meghan Trainor-All About That Bass
Sia- Chandelier
Hozier-Take Me To Church

Best New Artist

Best Pop Solo Performance
John Legend-All of Me
Pharrell Williams- Happy

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
A Great Big World-Say Something

Best Traditional Pop/Vocal Album
Barbra Streisand-Partners
Johnny Mathis-Sending You A Little Christmas

Best Rap Performance
Lecrae- All I Need Is You
Childish Gambino-3005

Best Rap Album
Childish Gambino-Because The Internet

Best Alternative Music Album
Cage The Elephant-Melophobia
Jack White- Lazaretto

Best Country Album
Miranda Lambert-Platinum

Best Country Song
Kenny Chesney-American Kids
Miranda Lambert-Automatic

Best Country Pop/Duo Performance
Miranda Lambert feat. Carrie Underwood-Somethin’ Bad

Best Country Solo Performance
Miranda Lambert-Automatic
Carrie Underwood-Something In The Water

Best Pop Vocal Album
Miley Cyrus-Bangerz

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Chris Brown-X
Mali Music-Mali Is
Pharrell Williams-GIRL

Best Dance Recording
Basement Jaxx-Never Say Never
Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones- I Got U

Best Music Video
DJ Snake & Lil Jon-Turn Down for What
Pharrell Williams-Happy

Best Pop Solo Performance
John Legend-All of Me
Pharrell Williams-Happy

Best Rock Performance
Jack White-Lazaretto

Best R&B Performance
Beyonce feat. Jay-Z-Drunk In Love
Chris Brown feat. Usher- New Flame
Usher-Good Kisser
Jennifer Hudson feat. R.Kelly- It’s Your World

Best R&B Song
Beyonce feat. Jay-Z- Drunk In Love
Chris Brown Feat. Usher-New Flame
Usher-Good Kisser

Best New Age Album
Kitaro- Symphony Live In Istanbul

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Billy Childs- Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro

Best Gospel Performance/Song
The Walls Group- Love On The Radio
Mali Music-I Believe

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
MercyMe- Welcome To The New

Best Comedy Album
"Weird Al" Yankovic- Mandatory Fun

Best Musical Theater Album
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
American Hustle- The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross-Gone Girl-The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack