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GRAMMYs exec producer Ken Ehrlich on how Kendrick suggested a collabo with Imagine Dragons and what goes into getting Beatles together.
Take a closer look at the nominees for the Album of the Year: Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Daft Punk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Sara Bareilles. A panel of music experts weighed in on each album to tell you the stories behind their pop culture impact.
“I just want my music to be accessible and for people of any demographic to enjoy it, and I try to approach that in songwriting and in the way that it’s crafted. I love pop music and I want to be able to make pop music with depth, that’s maybe heavier,” Lambert said.
The nominees for the 2014 GRAMMYs are in and Jay Z tops the list with nine nominations — though you wouldn’t know it from watching the nominations concert.
Jay Z led the nominations with nine nods, followed closely by Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with seven noms each.
“We’re going to make music again [in 2014] because we haven’t really had time to do that all year,” Macklemore said.
The track took some heat around the VMAs based on the perception that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis spoke on behalf of a community they don’t actually belong to.
Tegan and Sara Talk Intelligent Pop, Touring With fun. & Being Macklemore’s ‘Two Little Gay Friends’
Basking in the glow of with their recent appearance with Taylor Swift, the duo discussed touring with their pals in fun., the importance of having artistic freedom and what Macklemore’s “Same Love” means to them.
With six nominations each, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore are tied for the most MTV VMA nominations at this year’s awards show, taking place on August 25 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.