Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

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  • Rock And Roll In American Culture

    Rock and Roll began with jazz, blues, folk, and gospel, and from there, it has morphed into the almost all-encompassing classification that we label the genre today. Throughout the history of Rock and Roll music, it has been an example of evolution, not just in the music industry, but in American culture. The history of Rock and Roll is intertwined with our nation’s history, oftentimes being a catalyst for our country's progress. Today, Rock and Roll exists as a beautiful collection of sounds and styles, much of which can be traced back to women who chose to stand out from the crowd. Billie Holiday, one of the earliest influences in Rock and Roll, helped lay the foundation for this musical genre. Holiday, a woman well beyond her time, released “You Let Me Down” in 1935, a fitting anthem for women of Rock and Roll: You told me that I was like an angel Told me I was fit to wear a crowd So that you could get a thrill You put me on a pedestal And then you let me down, let me down. Billie Holiday's voice, raspy, strong, and gutsy, mirrored the messages that she sang. Holiday's revolutionary sound and style, set the stage for artists to follow. Rock and Roll is filled with the vast and eclectic voices of many artists, however the voices that I am particularly drawn to are the women’s. The women of Rock and Roll have fought hard to carve a place for themselves, not just in Rock and Roll, but in the souls of America; with their deep love of music, second only to their love…

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  • How Did Pete Seeger Impact Society

    Pete Seeger was born on May 3, 1919 in Patterson, NY. Having been raised in a musical family, Seeger picked up a love for music throughout his childhood years. He later became one of the most well known American folk singers. Seeger spent the first years of his career collaborating with singer-songwriter, Woody Guthrie. Both artists, Seeger and Guthrie, shared similar point of views, in that they were both social activists. In 1948, Seeger continued his music with an American folk quartet called…

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  • To Kill A Mockingbird Stereotypes Essay

    her mother for safety. Christina Aguilera says, “Growing up I did not feel safe. Feeling powerless is the worst feeling in the world.” One particular beating resulted in her face being covered in blood influenced her mother to take the daughters and move away. From that point, Christina turned to singing to block out the pain and trauma. Aguilera revealed in an interview, “I turned to singing as an outlet. The pain at home is where my love for music came from.” As she grew up, she solely focused…

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  • Kendrick Lamar Interpretation

    Evaluation Paper #2 The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize “ artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to the album sales or chart position.” Album of the year is easily the most prestigious award category at the Grammy’s and has been since 1959. Kendrick Lamar, a West Coast rapper, was recently nominated for 11 Grammys; almost…

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  • Internalized Racism In The Music Industry

    through the music industry. For this 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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  • R & B Breakup Song, End Of The Road

    this song. This song achieved worldwide achievements. This song spent a record breaking thirteen weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. It also won Grammys for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, and Best R&B song. “It is ranked as the 6th most successful song of the 1990-99 decade. Methodology Generic Criticism is a practice within rhetorical criticism for exploring artifacts in terms of their genre: “the set of generic expectations, conventions, and constraints…

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  • Keystone XL Pipeline Analysis

    The creation of the Keystone XL Pipeline is an issue that has become the subject of national debate for the past couple of years. On one hand, there are those that believe it should be built because of its economic benefits. On the other hand, there are those who are against its creation because of the environmental damage it could cause and the communities it could ruin. Because of how divided people are over its creation, President Barack Obama has had to address the issue several times as…

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  • Juke Box Musical Analysis

    The musical has gone through many changes in its lifetime. Its has been developed, explored and performed in millions of theatres around the world. But what really are the foundations of the art form itself? All of the three elements are really important, but there is one that stands out and has changed the most. That would be the music. The music has served the musical in many ways. It serves the characters extended feelings of fulfillment and gives the audience something to hum out of the…

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  • Analysis Of Lady Gaga

    To do this, she does something that not many artists can do. She reinvents her music. Lady Gaga’s master reinvention began with an unlikely companion, Tony Bennett. The singer finds herself singing jazz music. She “[releases] an album of jazz duets with Tony Bennett (for which she won a Grammy)” in which she crafts music delicately and professionally (D’Addario 3). “Cheek to Cheek, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the fall of 2014” (Martins 3). We begin to see Gaga draw back from press…

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  • Defining Moment In My Life

    Both my parents always wanted me to become a psychiatrist or a lawyer someday. They both believed I would have been a great candidate for those careers. In reality they couldn’t have been more wrong. Those careers never really appealed to me. There’s always a defining moment that occurs in your life when you know you were meant to take a certain path in life. I was only fourteen years old when that major moment occurred to me. After that I knew the career path I wanted to take and I haven’t…

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