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The 59th annual Grammy Awards have come to a close, with some of music’s biggest names among the winners.

Adele took home all five of the awards for which she was nominated–including Song of the Year and Record of the Year (both for “Hello”) and Album of the Year (25). She’s the first person to sweep the three top categories twice.

David Bowie went five-for-five from beyond the grave, while Chance the Rapper picked up three awards including Best New Artist. A host of winners spoke out against the Trump administration. Beyonce, who led the pack with nine nominations, won for Best Music Video (“Formation”) and Best Urban Contemporary Album (Lemonade).

“I adore you,” said Adele to Beyonce while accepting her Record of the Year Award. “And you’ll always be my mummy.”

But there were many, many more golden gramophones doled out beyond the ones mentioned above–84 categories in all. Check out the full list below, or on the Grammy website.

1. Record of the Year



Greg Kurstin, producer; Julian Burg, Tom Elmhirst, Emile Haynie, Greg Kurstin, Liam Nolan, Alex Pasco & Joe Visciano, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne & Randy Merrill, mastering engineers

Track from: 25

Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records

2. Album of the Year



Danger Mouse, Samuel Dixon, Paul Epworth, Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Ariel Rechtshaid, Shellback, The Smeezingtons & Ryan Tedder, producers; Julian Burg, Austen Jux Chandler, Cameron Craig, Samuel Dixon, Tom Elmhirst, Declan Gaffney, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Emile Haynie, Jan Holzner, Michael Ilbert, Chris Kasych, Greg Kurstin, Charles Moniz, Liam Nolan, Alex Pasco, Mike Piersante, Ariel Rechtshaid, Rich Rich, Dave Schiffman, Joe Visciano & Matt Wiggins, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne & Randy Merrill, mastering engineers

Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records

3. Song of the Year


Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)

Track from: 25

Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records; Publisher(s): Universal – Songs of Polygram Int’l, Inc./EMI April Music Inc./Kurstin Music

4. Best New Artist

Chance The Rapper

5. Best Pop Solo Performance



Track from: 25

Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records

6. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Stressed Out

Twenty One Pilots

Track from: Blurryface

Label: Fueled By Ramen

7. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin

Willie Nelson

Label: Legacy Recordings

8. Best Pop Vocal Album



Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records

9. Best Dance Recording

Don’t Let Me Down

The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya

The Chainsmokers, producers; Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young, mixer

Track from: Collage

Label: Disruptor Records/Columbia

10. Best Dance/Electronic Album



Label: Mom+Pop Music/Future Classic.

11. Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Culcha Vulcha

Snarky Puppy

Label: Ground Up Music

12. Best Rock Performance


David Bowie

Track from: Blackstar

Label: ISO/Columbia Records

13. Best Metal Performance



Track from: Dystopia

Label: UME

14. Best Rock Song


David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)

Track from: Blackstar

Label: ISO/Columbia Records; Publisher(s): Nipple Music admin. by RZO Music, Inc.

15. Best Rock Album

Tell Me I’m Pretty

Cage The Elephant

Label: RCA Records

16. Best Alternative Music Album


David Bowie

Label: Columbia Records

17.Best R&B Performance

Cranes In The Sky


Track from: A Seat At The Table

Label: Saint Records/Columbia Records

18. Best Traditional R&B Performance


Lalah Hathaway

Track from: Lalah Hathaway Live

Label: Hathaway Entertainment/Entertainment One

19. Best R&B Song

Lake By The Ocean

Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)

Track from: blackSUMMERS’night

Label: Columbia Records; Publisher(s): SonyATV Tunes LLC o/b/o Muszewell/EMI April Music Inc. o/b/o itself and Ben Ami Music

20. Best Urban Contemporary Album



Label: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records

21. Best R&B Album

Lalah Hathaway Live

Lalah Hathaway

Label: Hathaway Entertainment/Entertainment One

22. Best Rap Performance

No Problem

Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz

Label: Chance The Rapper

23.Best Rap/Sung Performance

Hotline Bling


Track from: Views

Label: Cash Money Records/Republic Records

24. Best Rap Song

Hotline Bling

Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)

Track from: Views

Label: Cash Money Records/Republic Records; Publisher(s): Sandra Gale/EMI Music Publishing/Nyan King Music Inc./EMI April/Sony ATV

25. Best Rap Album

Coloring Book

Chance The Rapper

Label: Chance The Rapper

26. Best Country Solo Performance

My Church

Maren Morris

Track from: Hero

Label: Columbia Nashville

27. Best Country Duo/Group Performance


Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton

Label: RCA Records

28. Best Country Song

Humble And Kind

Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)

Track from: Damn Country Music

Label: Big Machine Records; Publisher(s): Songs of Universal, Inc./Hoodie Songs

29. Best Country Album

A Sailor’s Guide To Earth

Sturgill Simpson

Label: Atlantic

30. Best New Age Album

White Sun II

White Sun

Label: Be Why

31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

John Scofield, soloist

Track from: Country For Old Men

Label: Impulse!

32. Best Jazz Vocal Album

Take Me To The Alley

Gregory Porter

Label: Blue Note

33. Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Country For Old Men

John Scofield

Label: Impulse!

34. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom

Ted Nash Big Band

Label: Motema Music

35. Best Latin Jazz Album

Tribute To Irakere: Live In Marciac

Chucho Valdés

Label: Jazz Village

36. Best Gospel Performance/Song

God Provides

Tamela Mann; Kirk Franklin, songwriter

Track from: One Way

Label: TillyMann Music; Publisher(s): Second Half Music Publishing

37. Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

Thy Will

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family; Bernie Herms, Hillary Scott & Emily Weisband, songwriters

Track from: Love Remains

Label: EMI Records Nashville; Publisher(s): W.B.M. Music Corp./EKT Publishing, admin. by W.B.M. Music Corp./WB Music Corp./Thankful For This Music, admin. by WB Music Corp./Songs of Universal, Inc./G650 Music

38. Best Gospel Album

Losing My Religion

Kirk Franklin

Label: Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records

39. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Love Remains

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family

Label: EMI Records Nashville

40. Best Roots Gospel Album



Label: Gaither Music Group/Farmhouse Recordings

41. Best Latin Pop Album

Un Besito Mas

Jesse & Joy

Label: Warner Music Mexico

42. Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album



Label: Sony Music Latin

43. Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo)

Vicente Fernández

Label: Sony Music Entertainment México

44. Best Tropical Latin Album

Donde Están?

Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo

Label: En Grande Music, LLC

45. Best American Roots Performance

House Of Mercy

Sarah Jarosz

Track from: Undercurrent

Label: Sugar Hill Records

46. Best American Roots Song

Kid Sister

Vince Gill, songwriter (The Time Jumpers)

Track from: Kid Sister

Label: Rounder Records; Publisher(s): Vinny Mae Music admin. by Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing

47. Best Americana Album

This Is Where I Live

William Bell

Label: Stax

48. Best Bluegrass Album

Coming Home

O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor

Label: Rounder Records

49. Best Traditional Blues Album

Porcupine Meat

Bobby Rush

Label: Rounder Records

50. Best Contemporary Blues Album

The Last Days Of Oakland

Fantastic Negrito

Label: Believe Global/Blackball Universe

51. Best Folk Album


Sarah Jarosz

Label: Sugar Hill Records

52. Best Regional Roots Music Album

E Walea

Kalani Pe’a

Label: Kalani Pe’a Music Llc

53. Best Reggae Album

Ziggy Marley

Ziggy Marley

Label: Tuff Gong Worldwide

54. Best World Music Album

Sing Me Home

Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble

Label: Masterworks

55. Best Children’s Album

Infinity Plus One

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Label: Underground Records

56. Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox

Carol Burnett

Label: Penguin Random House Audio

57. Best Comedy Album

Talking For Clapping

Patton Oswalt

Label: ASpecialThing Records

58. Best Musical Theater Album

The Color Purple

Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Erivo & Jennifer Hudson, principal soloists; Stephen Bray, Van Dean, Frank Filipetti, Roy Furman, Joan Raffe, Scott Sanders & Jhett Tolentino, producers (Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell & Allee Willis, composers/lyricists) (New Broadway Cast)

Label: Broadway Records

59. Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Miles Ahead

(Miles Davis & Various Artists)

Steve Berkowitz, Don Cheadle & Robert Glasper, compilation producers

Label: Columbia/Legacy

60. Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

John Williams, composer

Label: Walt Disney Records

61. Best Song Written For Visual Media

Can’t Stop The Feeling!

Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Walt Dohrn, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & Kunal Nayyar)

Track from: Trolls

Label: Villa40/RCA Records; Publisher(s): Tennman Tunes admin. by Universal Music-Z Tunes LLC/ MXM Music admin. by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, Inc./DWA Songs

62. Best Instrumental Composition

Spoken At Midnight

Ted Nash, composer (Ted Nash Big Band)

Track from: Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom

Label: Motema Music

63. Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

You And I

Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)

Track from: In My Room

Label: Membran

64. Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals


Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)

Track from: In My Room

Label: Membran

65. Best Recording Package


Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie)

Label: ISO/Columbia Records

66. Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

Edith Piaf 1915-2015

Gérard Lo Monaco, art director (Edith Piaf)

Label: Warner Music France

67. Best Album Notes

Sissle And Blake Sing Shuffle Along

Ken Bloom & Richard Carlin, album notes writers (Eubie Blake & Noble Sissle)

Label: Harbinger Records/The Musical Theater Project

68. Best Historical Album

The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol.12 (Collector’s Edition)

Steve Berkowitz & Jeff Rosen, compilation producers; Mark Wilder, mastering engineer (Bob Dylan)

Label: Columbia/Legacy

69. Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical


David Bowie, Tom Elmhirst, Kevin Killen & Tony Visconti, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer (David Bowie)

Label: ISO/Columbia Records

70. Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Greg Kurstin

71. Best Remixed Recording

Tearing Me Up (RAC Remix)

André Allen Anjos, remixer (Bob Moses)

Label: Domino Recording

72. Best Surround Sound Album

Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement

Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, surround mix engineers; Dmitriy Lipay, surround mastering engineer; Dmitriy Lipay, surround producer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)

Label: Seattle Symphony Media

73. Best Engineered Album, Classical

Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles

Mark Donahue, Fred Vogler & David L Williams, engineers (James Conlon, Guanqun Yu, Joshua Guerrero, Patricia Racette, Christopher Maltman, Lucy Schaufer, Lucas Meachem, LA Opera Chorus & Orchestra)

Label: Pentatone Music

74. Producer Of The Year, Classical

David Frost

75. Best Orchestral Performance

Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9

Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Label: Deutsche Grammophon

76. Best Opera Recording

Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles

James Conlon, conductor; Joshua Guerrero, Christopher Maltman, Lucas Meachem, Patricia Racette, Lucy Schaufer & Guanqun Yu; Blanton Alspaugh, producer (LA Opera Orchestra; LA Opera Chorus)

Label: Pentatone Music

77. Best Choral Performance

Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, Volume 1

Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor; Henryk Wojnarowski, choir director (Nikolay Didenko, Agnieszka Rehlis & Johanna Rusanen; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir)

Label: Warner Classics

78. Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Steve Reich

Third Coast Percussion

Label: Cedille Records

79. Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway

Zuill Bailey; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Nashville Symphony)

Track from: Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle

Label: Naxos

80. Best Classical Solo Vocal Album (tie)

Schumann & Berg

Dorothea Röschmann; Mitsuko Uchida, accompanist

Label: Decca

Shakespeare Songs

Ian Bostridge; Antonio Pappano, accompanist (Michael Collins, Elizabeth Kenny, Lawrence Power & Adam Walker)

Label: Warner Classics

81. Best Classical Compendium

Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer

Label: Naxos

82. Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway

Michael Daugherty, composer (Zuill Bailey, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)

Track from: Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle

Label: Naxos

83. Best Music Video



Melina Matsoukas, video director; Candice Dragonas, Juliette Larthe, Nathan Scherrer & Inga Veronique, video producers

Label: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records

84. Best Music Film

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years

(The Beatles)

Ron Howard, video director; Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Scott Pascucci & Nigel Sinclair, video producers

Label: Apple Corps Ltd./UMe

Source: Forbes.com

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Meet Beckie Johnz, a talent to reckon with



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Talented, Beautiful, Modest, these three words describe singer/songwriter Beckie Johnz perfectly. Born in Ethiopia and mostly grew up in Kenya and came to Australia in 2005 when she was 15 years old. In her early teens, Beckie grew up in a Christian family, whereby she went to church and was involved in a choir. Beckie looked up to her choir masters and even though she was shy as a child, this gave her the confidence to want to use her God given talent to pursue a career in the music industry. Beckie started singing at a very young age even though her family members weren’t supportive of her.

Up until when she arrived to Australia, Beckie always kept in the back of her mind that if she were to be presented the opportunity to pursue her passion that she would always take that chance.Growing up, Beckie has always been inspired by music legends such as Nyankol Mathiang Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, usher Raymond, Alicia Keys and Toni Braxton, Keysha cole as well as the Destiny childs. She says that “at a young age i used to sing while playing with my friends but as soon as I reached home I would stop because my cousins would make fun of me saying “you’re a girl you shouldn’t sing”. At the age of 13 Beckie started taking singing more serious, although she was a very shy child. Over the years she started to come out of her shell more by letting the music guide her. Johnz speaks alot on her insecurities as she grew up.

She experienced bullying from distant family members who put her down, furthermore affecting her self esteem. This experience is what eventually inspired Johnz to turn to music. Music became my therapy” states Johnz. It lifted me up and guided me through my painful and dark days, so this was my way of expressing myself”. Beckie studied music in high school without the knowledge of her mother,and over the years Beckie strengthened her vocal skills and paid her way through vocal coaching. Through her performances Beckie met with an artist and producer Marvelous under the label BMC that would work with her to present an awesome demo and help take her career to the next level. Through those musical relationships,Beckie was connected with the duo Mavelous B producer and recorded a mix tapes of “that could be us” by Maino and” nothin on you” by B.O.B ft Bruno Mars.

Beckie Johnz took a long break (5 years) from music due to personal issues that she was embarking on, however Beckie remembered how music made her feel and why she should continue to use her God given talent. She moved with her family to Melbourne, Australia in 2016 where the music is very versatile and undeniablely wide. She knew best to continue to do what lifted her soul up from the beginning ” I want to pave way for my young south Sudanese female up coming artists, who are afraid to rise up,simply because of the lack of support. I knew best to be a role model in the male dominant industry within our community. Beckie Johnz has released her first ever EP (Just the Beginning) and first music video now available on all music platforms. She is working on her first album date to be announced soon. Stay Tune!

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Fatboy returns to the airwaves



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By BigEyeUg Team

Former employee of 88.2 Sanyu FM, James Onen aka Fatboy is set to return on radio after almost two months of unemployment.

Fatboy was fired in June this year after reportedly masterminding a sit-down strike at the Kampala based ‘urban music station’.

This sent the radio management despairing for Fatboy’s quick replacement in the Sanyu FM Breakfast Club show and it’s perfect choice landed on comedian Patrick Salvado Idringi and RadioCity’s Miss Deedan.

The good news for Fatboy’s fans is that he has now new commitments with Reckless Radio.

His services will be in ‘The Fat Boy’ show airing from Monday to Friday, 6AM-10AM.

“The Fatboy Show” is a top quality 4-hour daily entertainment radio show hosted by James ‘Fatboy’ Onen, veteran radio presenter who for over two decades has been a dominant voice on morning prime time FM radio.

Joining him is Olive, a soft-spoken intellectual with a background in news, and the attitude of a soldier.

Reckless Radio is a Uganda-based digital radio station created by James ‘Fatboy’ Onen that aims to serve the needs of a growing class of media consumers who are looking for high quality radio content.

Congratulations FatBoy!

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Zahara Totto opens up on why her relationship with ‘Big Papa’ failed



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By BigEyeUg Team

Next Media, Zahara Totto is still mending a broken heart after breaking-up with Nigerian money bag, Don Solomon Ugwu aka Big Papa (Oga).

The ‘Uncut’ TV show host’s one-year affair with Don Solomon was confirmed done and dusted on Monday, 10th August after a bitter fight between the two lovers.

However, Zahara has since taken it to her Snap chat account spilling all the unbearable circumstances that sparked their misunderstandings.

The motor-mouthed TV presenter, narrates that all went wrong in her relationship when she found-out that boyfriend, Big Papa was sleeping around with other women.

She reveals that her efforts in resolving the issues together with hubby all ended in vain after he refuted all claims of cheating.

He instead continued sharing their bed with all kinds of city girls.

The mother-of-four also says Big Papa is disrespectful, non-developmental, adds no value to no one, among others, and that’s why she never regrets breaking-up with him.

Zahara further says she can’t take his behaviors anymore or stand him because he is disgusting.

Here is her statement in full;

Allow me tell you a short story. I have been busy working the anus decided to sleep with every slut who cares to open their legs to him thinking they will get rich from him! Such low thinking brains!

Am a one-man woman, and when I found out that’s the case I tried to talk to him so we solve things where it had gone wrong as I didn’t want the relationship to end! But the anus used that to his advantage to continue with his Ashawo behavior of sleeping with more sluts.

I was in Love cos we have been together for a year now! Didn’t want it to lose /

my man! But all in vain. The anus is disrespectful, non-developmental, adds no value to no one, etc.

He is threatening me right now for exposing is bleached jik pussy selling bitch who has worked so had to see that me and the anus separate. I can nolonger take it in anymore! I can’t stand him anymore! He disgusts me.

We will keep you posted.

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Audio: Crysto Panda drops new banger ‘Bino’



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By BigEyeUg Team

Multitalented personality, Kityamuwesi Herbert famously known as Crysto Panda is not stopping anytime soon when it comes to his music career. Although many had said that he landed a hit by chance, the Dance Party TV star has proved them wrong with another song.

Before we could digest his massive banger, ‘Kyoyina Omanya’ Panda has already added a new song ‘Bino’ to our menu.

‘Bino’ is roots from ‘Bino ebiluma abayaye’, one of the trending Luganda slangs to mean ‘what hurts people’.

In ‘Bino’, Crysto maintains his renown dancehall fusion style.

The song consists of pleasantly dazzling drums produced by Artin Pro (Axtra Nation studios).

This website has also learned from the artiste’s close friends that a high-budget video is underway within this month.

Listen to Bino by Crysto Panda here;

We will keep you posted.

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