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With the eagerly anticipated 52nd Annual Grammy Awards set to get under-way live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles in a few hours, That Grape Juice’s ‘Grammy Awards 2010: Your Shout!’ area goes live right now!

Tonight’s show boasts performances from Lady GaGa, Beyonce, Maxwell, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Lil’ Wayne, Pink, as well as an all-star 3D tribute to Michael Jackson, which will feature Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion, and Carrie Underwood.. Undoubtedly the industry’s biggest calender day, this one

Here you can post your views on  anything and everything regarding the show. Pre-Show rumours…Who you’re looking forward to seeing… Who you feel rocked the red carpet, who should have skipped it altogether LOL…Who deserved to win what…performances…and all that good stuff –  before, during, and after the show….

This is ‘Your Shout’!

Tidbit: Non-US visitors, be sure to be on That Grape Juice shortly before the show kicks off, as we’ll have a live-stream up!

Update: Watch the Grammy’s Live below! If link messes up, click here to watch

Music’s biggest night is finally here! Numerous celebrities are arriving for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Check out all of the action below:

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The 52nd Grammy Awards ceremony took place last evening at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. Beyonce made history at the event by becoming the first woman to win 6 awards at one event. Below is a list of winners in the major categories:

Album of the Year: Taylor Swift – ‘Fearless’

Record of the Year: Kings of Leon – ‘Use Somebody’

Song of the Year: Beyonce  – ‘Single Ladies’

Best New Artist: Zac Brown Band

Best R&B Song: Beyonce – ‘Single Ladies’

Contemporary R&B Album: Beyonce – ‘I Am…Sasha Fierce’

Best R&B Album: Maxwell – ‘BLACKSummers’night’

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: Maxwell – ‘Pretty Wings’

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: Beyonce – ‘Single Ladies’

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Jamie Foxx & T-Pain – ‘Blame It’

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: Beyonce  – ‘At Last’

Best Pop Vocal Album: Black Eyed Peas – ‘The E.N.D.’

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Jason Mraz – ‘Make It Mine’

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: Beyonce – Halo

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Black Eyed Peas – ‘I Gotta Feeling’

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat – ‘Lucky’

Best Rap Album: Emimen – ‘Relapse’

Best Rap Song: Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – ‘Run This Town’

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – ‘Run This Town’

Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group: Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent – ‘Crack a Bottle’

Best Electronic/Dance Album: Lady GaGa – ‘The Fame’

Best Dance Recording: Lady GaGa – ‘Poker Face’

Do you think that the right people won?

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In a recent interview with Sweden’s Kingsize magazine, rapper Jay-Z opened up about married life with Beyonce, as well as if the couple are planning for any offspring any time soon. Peep the interesting quotes below:

You’ve just turned 40 years old, do you have any plans for starting a family soon? You and Beyonce talk about that?

Jay-Z: “I’d like to be a dad some day and I love children. You start your life with expectations and dreams, then life unfolds and it doesn’t always turn out the way you imagined. Life is what it is. And at this point it’s up to somebody else.

Do you consider your and Beyonce’s marriage as role model for a perfect marriage?

Jay-Z: “I don’t think there is such thing as a perfect relationship. It is unrealistic and hoping for too much. I don’t think it is worth all that pressure. We also have our struggles and problems.” {Source}

Hmmm…. at the kids answer LOL. No comment at the silly question at the end. Why do some interviews ask questions that they could answer themselves?! In any case…

Your thoughts?

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Peep chart rivals Ciara and Rihanna chatting it up at Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Party a few hours ago. Looks like an interesting convo, right? In the interest of fun….

Caption This!

The incomparable Lauryn Hill took to the stage at Australia’s Raggamuffin 2010 reggae festival today at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Joined by Julian Marley, Hill (34) gave a rousing performance of Bob Marley’s classic ‘Turn Your Lights Down Low’ – which she herself covered and released in 1999.

Though a little rough around the edges in places, I really enjoyed this. What’s more, watching this really has me eager to see Lauryn find peace and come back and remind the new generation why she is who she is. She has an audience, she has a label (still signed to Columbia), so the ball really is in her court…

Your thoughts?

This week’s From The Vault clip is Mya‘s 2003 smash ‘My Love Is Like…Wo’. As well as the Missy Elliott produced (Kenny and Charley penned) track being a winner, the video showcased the R&B star in a new light. Not only was the once clean-cut Mya sexier and sassier, the Paul Hunter directed clip highlighted how a great an all-round dancer Ms. Harrison actually is (she’s a trained dancer); the tap breakdown still looks as good today as it did 7 years ago, as is the song and the whole the damn video LOL. Enjoy.

Your thoughts?

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The stars came out full-force a few hours ago for industry legend Clive Davis‘ annual Pre-Grammy Awards party. Held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, the event’s theme was ‘A Salute To Icons’ honouring Universal CEO Doug Smith.

Notable attendees included Rihanna, Usher, Ciara, Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, Toni Braxton, Fergie, Keri Hilson Mya, and more. {Clive’s protégé Whitney Houston, who was snubbed by the Grammy committee this year, was notably absent}

Check out the rest of the pics after the jump…

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Undoubtedly two of the industry’s biggest stars; Lady GaGa and Beyonce sent the industry into a frenzy with the debut of their Darkchild produced collaboration ‘Telephone’ a few months back. Well now the pair look set to do the same, having shot the video for the single this week in Los Angeles – the first images of which you can peep above and below.

According to Lady-GaGa.net, the video is prison-themed and will see Beyonce break GaGa out of jail. R&B singer/actor Tyrese will star as the main lead.

GaGa and Beyonce filmed acting, performance and dancing scenes inside diner, on a desert road  on the outskirts of LA on the shoot’s first day. They are then said to have shot scenes inside a truck named the ‘Pussy Wagon’ (LMAO!). Interestingly, the wagon is the same one used by Uma Thurman in the film ‘Kill Bill’ and is now owned by Quentin Tarintino. The famed director loaned it to Lady GaGa for the video shoot. {Source}

I cannot wait! Word has it the video premières on February 10th!

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Your thoughts?

Rihanna recently sat down for a short interview with Miss Info. The Covergirl representative shed some light on how she feels to be nominated for ‘Best Rap/Sung Collaboration’ with ‘Run This Town’ and which performances she is looking forward to seeing at tomorrow’s Grammy Awards ceremony. Rihanna also discussed the possibility of a collaboration with fellow Pop sensation Lady GaGa.

When Rihanna says that she is waiting for the “right” time to make a record with GaGa I take it she means that she is waiting to get permission from her label. A collaboration between the two would no doubt be very interesting to witness (particularly the costumes in the accompanying music video) but I highly doubt that she would have much say in the direction of the track. As neither a renowned vocalist or critically acclaimed songwriter/producer, I expect the only part of the creative process to which Rihanna would contribute is wailing on the microphone.

Siderbar: Which performances are you excited to see at tomorrow’s Grammy Awards ceremony?

Thoughts?

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Check out ‘Precious’ star Gabourey Sidibe on the cover of the March issue of Ebony magazine.

Say what you will about her, but she looks great here! Awesome cover!

Your thoughts?

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