Frank Ocean is one of FLOTUS/Grammy nominee Michelle Obama’s Grammy winner picks.
+ FLOTUS and Grammy nominee Michelle Obama shared her Grammy predictions with People. She believes Kelly Clarkson will win Song Of The Year for “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” and thinks Frank Ocean‘s channel ORANGE will nab Album Of The Year. “He’s a young innovative performer with a soulful sound,” she said. (Idolator)
+ Take a look at Ke$ha‘s feature photos from 7 Hollywood magazine’s ICONS issue. “I tried a little bit of the influence of the kind of music I like to listen to in my spare time and mold, meld it with the kind of music that I’m known for making,” she said of her latest musical direction. (Just Jared Jr.)
+ Another collabo performance has been announced for the Grammys on Sunday. Blink-182‘s Travis Barker, Grammy host LL Cool J, Public Enemy‘s Chuck D, Rage Against the Machine‘s Tom Morello, and DJ Z-Trip are set to perform together. (MTV News)
+ Justin Timberlake has been named Bud Light Platinum’s new creative director, where he’ll provide “creative, musical and cultural creation” for the brand. Justin will also debut a new Bud Light Platinum commercial (which will feature “Suit & Tie”) during the Grammys. (Billboard)
+ Marilyn Manson collapsed during his performance in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, on Wednesday. TMZ reports that it was due to the flu and that he’s hoping to perform tonight in Calgary as scheduled. (Billboard)
+ New Kids on the Block share some details on their forthcoming album 10, which drops April 2. ”We’re spilling our guts with our singing. We really went back to our vocal roots. Everybody sang, and everybody’s a part of it. It’s more of a traditional vocal group record,” said Donnie Wahlberg. (MTV News)
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