Grammy Award for Album of the Year

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  • Taylor Swift Journey To Fearless Analysis

    Six years later, and Swift’s fame has increasingly skyrocketed since her Fearless Tour. Swift’s third album, Speak Now won Favorite Country Album in 2011. Her fourth album, Red (2012) was nominated for the Juno Award, and Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 2014, Swift’s pop-focused album 1989 won three Grammy Awards. As well as this, Swift has won many more awards and nominations for her incredible work. Since 2012, it is evident that Swift’s music has greatly shifted from country music to pop music. An article called “The Case that Taylor Swift No Longer Wants to be Country” details why this is might be the case. The article discusses the significance of Swift not really participating in the ACMs in 2013. This is interesting because Swift was considered the most-popular artist in all of music during this time. To add to the irony, Swift had taken home Entertainer of the Year for the past two years at the ACMs. The article then discusses the success of Swift’s new “pop” songs. It seemed as though each album she released was becoming more and more like pop music rather than country. In fact, within some of Swift’s latest albums, her biggest hit singles were all pop instead country music. Within another article called, “The problem with Taylor Swift’s new song: it’s perfect” the writer details the fact that…

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  • Lady Saw Research Paper

    “Lady Saw”, one of the most well know female artists in dancehall music, was born in 1972 in the small Jamaican village of St. Mary's as Marion Hall. At eight years old she started off singing in the Seventh-Day Adventist church choir. Later, as a teenager, she was able to practice her skills on a local sound system until moving on to Stereo One sound system.[2] She gained the attention of record producers such as Piper and Oliver Shaw. She was able to record her first single for producer Piper.…

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  • Research Paper On Taylor Swift

    Seven time Grammy winner Taylor Swift has dominated the music industry the past few years. 2014 was even dubbed 'The year of Taylor Swift ' because of all she did. Swift came from being bullied in high school to now playing sold out arenas and stadiums. She has done things in music that have never been done before. Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She spent her early years in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania on her family 's Christmas tree farm. Her first…

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  • Adele Adkins: The Meaning Behind Her Music

    Singer and songwriter, Adele Adkins was given the nickname, “queen of soul-pop” after releasing her very first album. Idols are sometimes looked at as superheroes. Adele is just a simple human with a super voice! The album was named 19. Listeners who heard the powerful lyrics had fallen in love, obsessed and mesmerized with Adele’s voice. There are no adjectives that can describe her music perfectly. Fans cannot get enough of her music. Although some prefer a different genre of music and does…

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  • Song Analysis Of Feeling Good, By Nina Simone

    “Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flow from heaven to the soul (Monet).” Feeling good was originally written in 1965, by Nina Simone. This song has been used in the popular culture such as, “Point of No Return” and “Six Feet Under”. A song cover was later done by Jennifer Hudson in 2011, and Lauryn Hill in 2015. Although Nina Simone wrote the song, Jennifer Hudson sang it better due to melody, rhythm, and…

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  • Rhetorical Elements Of Persuasion Speech

    and the fathers of the children walk away from them and abandon them as if they don 't amount to anything. I fought for people to have the right to work, but not to have whole communities and people abandoned. That is not what I lived and died for” (Jehl, 1993). This speech is filled with examples of the crisis facing the American people and this specific location of this communication is greatly valuable. Going to the book of John chapter 13, Jesus said “A new commandment I give to you, that…

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  • Barbra Joan Streisand Research Paper

    Barbra Joan Streisand is an accomplished singer, talented actress, and a generous philanthropist. She came into the world we live in on April 24, 1942, in beautiful Brooklyn, New York. She was born to her lovely parents, Diana and Emanuel Streisand. Originally, her name was spelt “Barbara,” but she hated it. She changed it by dropping the extra “a.” Barbra has two siblings, Roslyn and Sheldon. Streisand is the only artist/actress to receive a Tony, an Emmy, multiple Grammys including the…

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  • Internalized Racism In The Music Industry

    investigation, I wanted to see the differences in success of an artist through their race. Looking from mathematical standpoint, is there really a difference between the success of black artists and white artists? If so, is this the reason why black artists can have many more nominations for Grammy awards than white artists while still winning a similar amount of Grammy…

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  • Chick Corea Influences

    Miles Davis. From 1941 until today Chick has recorded a total of eighty-eight albums alongside some of the greatest musicians of his time. Chick Corea has become a master of his craft being nominated sixty-three Grammy Awards, and out of which he has won twenty-two. Out of his eighty-eight albums he’s recorded, fifteen of those albums have been Grammy award winning albums. Armando Anthony Corea was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on June 12, 1941. Mr. Corea began learning piano at the age of…

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  • Katy Perry Research Paper

    a 17 year old girl. People are not going to give me a chance.” “Well, if you do not leave this house in a few weeks to pursue a music career, I am going to make you.” Katy Perry, a seventeen year old, average girl with an extraordinary voice leaves her family and home to do exactly what her mom said, “pursue a music career.” Katy began her singing career with her parents in their church at the age of nine. From the start, her voice was amazing. When she left her house, she started with a trips…

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