onstage during The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
In anticipation of tomorrow’s announcement of this year’s GRAMMY award nominees, we’ve compiled some of our favorite live performances and interviews from last year’s hottest nominees. Let us know in the comments section if you think any or all of these artists stand to receive recognition this year!
Last year’s Producer of the Year went to Danger Mouse, a true champion of production that through his career has merged Jay-Z with the Beatles, bebop with Cee-Lo, and Jack White with Ennio Morricone. Watch Sir Mouse discuss the latter project, Rome, with collaborator Daniele Luppi for Street Date:
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The Band Perry were new to the country music scene last year, but that didn’t stop their song “If I Die Young” to climb the charts and gain GRAMMY recognition. Watch them perform that song below at the Last.fm Studios in New York below, then click through to the original post for performances of “Postcards from Paris,” “Hip To My Heart,” and an interview with all three members:
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Mumford & Sons took the world by storm last year. They were nominated for Best New Artist and Best Rock Song, but ultimately left without a gramophone statue.Watch the Londoners perform the nominated “Little Lion Man” at the Last.fm Studio below, then click through to watch three other performances and an exclusive interview with the folk revivalists.
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Remember La Roux? Singer Ely Jackson 80’s indebted debut won the Best Electronica Album of 2010, but she has kept things quiet since then. Fingers crossed the follow-up is on its way; we can’t wait. Watch her first stateside interview with Last.fm below:
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Lastly, we have a full concert from another equally talented singer from Britain, Miss Florence + the Machine. She performed an intimate webcast concert live from the Ed Sullivan Theater as part of the Live On Letterman web series last year, and you can stream the entire concert on VEVO. Watch her perform “You’ve Got The Love Below”: