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Presenting The 65th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations Full Rundown

The nominations for the 65th Annual Grammy Awards were recently announced and I’ve secured the full rundown for you down below. As you might expect, its one hell of a lengthy list so please find yourself a snack of some kind and sit back and relax while you peruse this. I’ll return with some very brief closing thoughts at the end. Most of this music isn’t listened to by me at all and we just provide the rundown for those fans who are avid followers of these artists. Enjoy.

General Field

Record Of The Year:

Don’t Shut Me Down – ABBA – Benny Andersson, producer; Benny Andersson & Bernard Löhr, engineers/mixers; Björn Engelmann, mastering engineer

Easy On Me – Adele – Greg Kurstin, producer; Julian Burg, Tom Elmhirst & Greg Kurstin, engineers/mixers; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer

BREAK MY SOUL – Beyoncé – Beyoncé, Terius “The-Dream” Gesteelde-Diamant, Jens Christian Isaksen & Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, producers; Brandon Harding, Chris McLaughlin & Stuart White, engineers/mixers; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer

Good Morning Gorgeous – Mary J. Blige – D’Mile & H.E.R., producers; Bryce Bordone, Serban Ghenea & Pat Kelly, engineers/mixers

You And Me On The Rock – Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius – Dave Cobb & Shooter Jennings, producers; Brandon Bell, Tom Elmhirst & Michael Harris, engineers/mixers; Pete Lyman, mastering engineer

Woman – Doja Cat – Crate Classics, Linden Jay, Aynzli Jones & Yeti Beats, producers; Jesse Ray Ernster & Rian Lewis, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

Bad Habit – Steve Lacy – Steve Lacy, producer; Neal Pogue & Karl Wingate, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

The Heart Part 5 – Kendrick Lamar – Beach Noise, producer; Beach Noise, Rob Bisel, Ray Charles Brown Jr., James Hunt, Johnny Kosich, Matt Schaeffer & Johnathan Turner, engineers/mixers; Michelle Mancini, mastering engineer

About Damn Time – Lizzo – Ricky Reed & Blake Slatkin, producers; Patrick Kehrier, Bill Malina & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Michelle Mancini, mastering engineer

As It Was – Harry Styles – Tyler Johnson & Kid Harpoon, producers; Jeremy Hatcher & Spike Stent, engineers/mixers; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer
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Presenting: Full 50th Annual American Music Awards Nominations

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Hey there my friends, so its time to share a big awards show announcement with you as the nominations for the New Artist category of the 50th Annual American Music Awards were recently revealed on Good Morning America by Becky G and the whole enchilada was broadcast over on Twitter. Voting will begin on November 1st and the ceremony will air on November 20th. Let’s take a look at the full rundown.

Artist of the Year:
Adele
Bad Bunny
Beyoncé
Drake
Harry Styles
Taylor Swift
The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year:
Dove Cameron
Gayle
Steve Lacy
Latto
Måneskin
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FAO Schwarz Announces “160 Years Of Toys” Celebration in Rockefeller Center

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The famed F.A.O Schwarz has announced a special event for this coming Saturday called a “Celebration of 160 Years of Toys”. I’ve shared the invite and the full details for those interested down below so do please check it out.

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WHAT: Together with Rockefeller Plaza, F.A.O Schwarz will host a free, family-friendly event to celebrate its’ 160th years of toys and inspiring awe and discovery. The celebration will include live performances from magicians, Broadway Cares, American Ballet Theatre Students, and balloonist’s; with sweet treats from Magnolia Bakery and Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and others, a variety of craft activities, skating with our Toy Soldiers at Flippers, the Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile and more!
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“The Chronicles” Celebrate 2nd Anniversary Of Branded YouTube Channel

Greetings my Readers and those who’ve just chanced upon this little home on the web. I’m taking a moment out of the already busy day to share another announcement about our creative endeavors. Today is the Second Anniversary of the Official Branded YouTube Channel for “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” website. Now you might be wondering how its only year two for that after reaching the websites own 12th Anniversary this past May. If you want to learn about that anniversary milestone you can click HERE ICYMI but the main reason for such a delay was simply that I just kept putting it off and was “okay” with any videos done with this branding being posted on my original Kenny Pierce personal channel. This was truly not the best course of action.

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NFL Announces Rihanna as Headliner for Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show

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The Press Release:
Today Apple Music, the NFL and Roc Nation announce international icon, entrepreneur and philanthropist Rihanna will take center stage at State Farm Stadium for the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show at Super Bowl LVII, on Sunday, February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona.

The Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show telecast will be produced by DPS with Roc Nation and Jesse Collins serving as executive producers, and Hamish Hamilton serving as director. Roc Nation is also serving as the strategic entertainment advisors of the live performance.

“Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn. A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment,” said Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter.
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