American corn farmers were not pleased with the approach.Miller Lite subsequently shot back with a full-page ad in the The New York Times.Today, Coors Light is hosting a “Toast to Farmers” to celebrate the farmers who grow their ingredients.“Our employees, including members of the Senior Leadership Team, and distributors will visit on-premise accounts, buy a round of Coors Light in states where possible and raise a glass to the hardworking men and women who grow our ingredients,” Ryan Reis, vice president of the Coors family of brands, said in a note to distributors that went out Monday and was included in a MillerCoors blog post about the event.Let’s all raise a cold one to the hard working American farmers, like those who help grow our high quality ingredients.Join people across the country in celebrating farmers in a national ToastToFarmers Friday 2/15.
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Minutes before I’m supposed to meet mix engineer Leslie Brathwaite for the first time, he texts me to reschedule.In the post-Grammys glow, he talks with The Verge about what a mix engineer does, what it was like to work with Cardi B on Invasion of Privacy, and he shares some of his favorite studio tips, tricks, and plug-ins.Once the artist and the musicians and the producers and everyone gets together and records all the material, I have to sift through everything and make decisions like which vocal take is the best?Every night, she would walk around and make sure she spoke to every single person in the studio from the front desk girl to the studio manager.I was born in Saint Thomas in the Virgin Islands.From a very early age, I would follow the calypso bands and ask them if I could hook up the amplifiers or try to help them wrap cables.
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After getting all that Grammy shine as the first solo female artist to win best rap album, Cardi B has gone Instagram MIA.An Instagram search for the rapper, who goes by "iamcardib", yields "User not found", the social media platform shows Monday.Cardi B had 40.7 million followers and 575 posts.According to Twitter user @Th3_D4RK_NIT3, "Cardi B posted a rant on Instagram only to delete it minutes later.Is her actions justified or nah?"Cardi B just won best rap album for Invasion of Privacy at the 61st Grammys on Sunday, her first Grammy after receiving seven nominations.
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Rapper, singer, and actor Donald Glover (stage name Childish Gambino) made history at last night’s Grammy Awards, becoming the first hip-hop artist to ever win the ceremony’s award for Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year for hit song This Is America.It was a certifiable hit immediately following its release — due in large part to the associated music video, which featured countless elements of racial symbolism.This Is America also won the award for Music Video Of The Year.The Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year Awards come after recent efforts by the recording academy to diversify its voting body, due in large part to criticism that it has failed to recognize major achievements by hip-hop artists during the genre’s nearly four decades in the spotlight.In a recent interview with the New York Times, Ken Ehrlich, who has produced the Grammy Awards since 1980, said, “We continue to have a problem in the hip-hop world.”Most mainstream listeners are likely to agree; it is odd that it took this long for a rap song to win either of these major awards, especially considering the genre’s stranglehold on the Billboard charts.
When Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin was featured on an Entertainment Weekly cover story last December, fans were slightly concerned.Will Smith was not, on the cover or any of the interior photos shared in the issue, blue like the animated character voiced by Robin Williams in the original.Quick to set minds at ease, Smith posted on Instagram that, yes, he would be blue in the actual film.Now we know that Smith’s assurance was less a promise and more a threat.While Genie went unseen in the first trailer, last night’s Grammy’s broadcast on CBS featured a new TV spot for the movie that finally revealed Smith in all his blue horror, shown as the spot ends with Aladdin entering the cave to retrieve the magical lamp in which the Genie resides:Let’s look past the fact that everything below his torso is simply a cloud.
The most-tweeted-about moment during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night was Korean boy band BTS presenting the award for Best R Album, while Alicia Keys’ performance on two pianos in homage to pianist Hazel Scott was the most-talked-about moment on Facebook.The most-tweeted-about moments Sunday night were:BTS presents Best R AlbumDrake wins Best Rap SongPost Malone and the Red Hot Chili Peppers performCardi B wins Best Rap Album
On Sunday night, the 61st Grammy Awards saw Childish Gambino win big with This is America for both Record and Song of the Year, and Kasey Musgraves for Album of the Year.When she finally sang her own song, New York, it became ... unforgettable.Janelle Monáe head-bopped her way to the top of this list with her army of women in space-themed suits Michael Jackson would have been proud of.Camila Cabello, Ricky Martin, J Balvin, Young Thug, Arturo Sandoval -- HavanaHow to open the biggest music awards show?Camila Cabello did just that, with a big dance crew and Young Thug, Ricky Martin, J Balvin and legendary Arturo Sandoval on trumpet solo playing her hit song.
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The Grammy Awards show is a massive concert featuring the world's best musicians, but lots of honors get doled out as well, which makes it one of the most anticipated nights of the year for musicians and entertainers.The 2019 awards show was hosted by Alicia Keys, who has won more than a dozen Grammys herself.This year's Grammy Awards saw women winning most of the show's biggest categories.It was also a record-setting night for other artists.Childish Gambino's poignant song "This is America" cleaned up with four awards, making it the first rap song to win both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.Cardi B's "Invasion of Privacy" won best rap album, making her the first solo female artist to do so.
With what felt like about 800 performances in the space of three and a half hours, with a couple of awards dished out every 45 minutes or so, it’s fair to say that this year’s Grammys were a jam-packed affair.Starting with a performance of her chart-topping hit Havana, performed against an elaborate and colourful backdrop, she was joined by a host of all-star guests, including singers J Balvin and Ricky Martin, musician Arturo Sandoval and rapper Young Thug.Reminding everyone what the night was really about, each of the women revealed what music meant to them, with Michelle saying: ““Music has always helped me tell my story... whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys.John Mayer and Alicia Keys come full circleAhead of the Song Of The Year result, Grammys host Alicia Keys was joined on stage by musician John Mayer, and recalled the year they were both up in that same category.The two then revealed that Childish Gambino – one of several nominees not in attendance – was this year’s recipient, for his critically-acclaimed track This Is America, which also won Best Music Video and Record Of The Year.
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Ariana Grande has set the record straight, after it was suggested she’d taken aim at Cardi B during this year’s Grammys.After a much-publicised row with producers, Ariana ultimately declined to appear at this year’s Grammys, but did follow the action along on social media, and she was not impressed when it was revealed that Cardi had been awarded Best Rap Album.Pacific Press via Getty ImagesImmediately after Cardi was announced as the recipient of the award, Ariana tweeted “trash”, “fuck” and “bullshit”, before quickly taking down the posts.However, when her fans picked up on what she’d written, assuming she was having a go at Cardi, Ariana quickly fired off some more tweets (which have also now been removed), insisting that she had nothing against the Bodak Yellow rapper, and was actually just disappointed that the award didn’t go to her late ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, who was also nominated in the same category.John Shearer via Getty Images
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It’s been a long road for Dua Lipa, but on Sunday night, she was awarded the coveted Best New Artist award at the Grammys.Dua faced stiff competition from artists like H.E.R., Bebe Rexha, Chloe x Halle and fellow Brit Jorja Smith, and was visibly emotional as she made her way onto the stage.However, even in her overwhelmed state, she still managed to throw a bit of shade at Grammys boss Neil Portnow, after his comments about female artists, in the wake of last year’s male-heavy show.Jeff Kravitz via Getty Images“Oh my goodness, thank you so much,” Dua said.“I guess where I want to begin is by saying how honoured I am to be nominated alongside so many incredible female artists, I guess this year we’ve really stepped up.”
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Drake made an unexpected appearance at the Grammys on Sunday night, to collect his award for Best Rap Song, only for his speech to be cut off before he was finished.In previous years, Drake has declined to appear at the Grammys, because he’s been unhappy with the way awards have been given out in past ceremonies, with reports suggesting he also declined to perform during this year’s show.However, his chart-topping God’s Plan was named Best Rap Song during this year’s speech, and despite having swerved the red carpet, Drake sneakily made his way to the stage, revealing he’d been there all along.Kevin Mazur via Getty ImagesWhile on stage, Drake had an important message for both aspiring artists and his peers, saying: “All the kids that are aspiring to do music, we play in an opinion based sport, not a factual-based sport.This is not the NBA.
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So Disney did show a new Dumbo sneak peek during the Grammy Awards Sunday night, but savvy moviegoers watched it even earlier -- the studio dropped it on YouTube and Twitter earlier in the day.This version is the live-action remake directed by Tim Burton, and starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Eva Green, Alan Arkin and Danny DeVito.In it, Dumbo takes a pretty impressive flight under the big top.Disney also shared a new Aladdin teaser during the Grammys, revealing a first look at Will Smith as the Genie.The Dumbo trailer released in November has more than 10 million views.Dumbo comes to theaters in Australia on March 28, and in the US and UK on March 29.
With awards season now in full swing, it’s time for stars from the music world to start getting in on the act, with the celebrities swarming to Los Angeles on Sunday night, for this year’s Grammys.As ever, it was a star-studded affair, with the biggest names in the industry all arriving at the Staples Centre, but before the ceremony itself, there was the not-so-small matter of the red carpet.Loads of our faves posed up a storm for the photographers on their way into the event, including the host for the evening, Alicia Keys, who made sure to make an impression as she led the charge in her bright red gown.Elsewhere, chart-topping British singer and Best New Artist contender Dua Lipa was also snapped on the red carpet, alongside Album Of The Year Janelle Monáe, dressed as elaborately as we’ve come to expect from her, and Cardi B, who took up plenty of space in her show-stopping outfit, to match her larger-than-life personality.But it wasn’t just the women who caught our attention on the red carpet.Two-time nominee Shawn Mendes kept it classic in a navy suit, while producer Mark Ronson, who was recognised for his work on the A Star Is Born soundtrack as well as his work with Sin City, took a monochrome approach in his black-and-white ensemble.
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For the past several years, Lincoln has centered its TV ads around the magnetically esoteric mannerisms of actor Matthew McConaughey.If the campaign's goal has been to get people talking about Ford's luxury brand, they've been a success, but it's debatable whether they've effectively communicated the various attributes of the marque's vehicles.Lincoln is premiering a pair of new ads during Sunday's Grammy Awards, a new 2019 Navigator SUV ad campaign starring tennis megastar Serena Williams, and one channeling the brand's namesake, Abraham Lincoln.Compared to Mr. "Alright Alright Alright," Serena Williams' spot does a markedly better -- and more straightforward -- job of talking up what makes Lincoln's largest vehicle so posh.The 60-second commercial, called "Sanctuary," doesn't involve flogging the 450-horsepower 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6.Instead, the commercial catches the famously active Williams in a rare moment of indulgence -- parked, relaxing in a Navigator during a driving rainstorm.
You'll hear the sounds of Wakanda forever.Black Panther won an early Grammy Award for best score soundtrack for visual media in advance of Sunday night's awards ceremony.Composer Ludwig Göransson was chatting with Variety when he received the news."(Director) Ryan Coogler, what can I say?""He's been one of the most incredible artists I've ever worked with, and being a part of this phenomena, one of the most important, unique films of all time is so special."There'll be more news to come tonight.
Apple acquired Shazam last year, and it’s using the music search app to provide a special offer for users who are watching tonight’s Grammy Awards (as spotted by 9to5Mac).They’ll get a rundown of the award show in the app, and can unlock an extended, four-month free trial for Apple Music.The company is promoting the offer on a card in its App Store: “Viewers at home can also Shazam the Grammy Awards at any point during the broadcast to identify songs from the awards show and unlock a special offer from Apple Music.” The app will show off a timeline of music from the show, and anyone who uses the app to identify a song will get the extended offer.That’s an additional month above the usual free trial for new Apple Music subscribers — if you’ve been on the fence about signing up, it might be a good opportunity to check it out.
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Serena Williams takes shelter from the storm in a new 60-second spot for Lincoln from Hudson Rouge, which will be running during Sunday’s broadcast of the 2019 Grammy Awards.While a thunderstorm rages around her, Williams finds herself at peace in the cabin of her Lincoln Navigator.She turns on the song “Make Yourself Comfortable” by four-time Grammy award-winning jazz singer Sarah Vaughan (also a nine-time nominee and Grammy Hall of Famer) and leans her chair back to take in the scene.Along the way, the ad makes sure to focus on the vehicle’s 20 speaker-Revel Ultima audio system (this is a Grammy’s ad, after all) as Williams turns the volume up to drown out the rain.“Lincoln’s biggest advantage is its luxurious interiors,” Hudson Rouge chief creative officer Jon Pearce said in a statement.“In a category that is obsessed with showing you more sheet metal, we wanted to create a story that celebrated the interior of this vehicle for the sanctuary it is.”
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