Everything You Need To Know About Watching The Grammy Awards In 2018

Song of the Year:

• “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber

• “4:44,” JAY-Z

• “Issues,” Julia Michaels

• “1-800-273-8255,” Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid

• “That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars

Album Of The Year:

• “Awaken, My Love!” Childish Gambino

4:44, JAY-Z

DAMN., Kendrick Lamar

Melodrama, Lorde

24K Magic, Bruno Mars

Record of the Year:

• “Redbone,” Childish Gambino

• “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber

• “The Story Of O.J.,” JAY-Z

• “HUMBLE.,” Kendrick Lamar

• “24K Magic,” Bruno Mars

Best Pop Solo Performance:

• “Love So Soft,” Kelly Clarkson

• “Praying,” Kesha

• “Million Reasons,” Lady Gaga

• “What About Us,” P!nk

• “Shape Of You,” Ed Sheeran

Best R&B Performance:

• “Get You,” Daniel Caesar Featuring Kali Uchis

• “Distraction,” Kehlani

• “High,” Ledisi

• “That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars

• “The Weekend,” SZA

Best Rap Performance:

• “Bounce Back,” Big Sean

• “Bodak Yellow,” Cardi B

• “4:44,” JAY-Z

• “HUMBLE.,” Kendrick Lamar

• “Bad And Boujee,” Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert

Best Rock Performance:

• “You Want It Darker,” Leonard Cohen

• “The Promise,” Chris Cornell

• “Run,” Foo Fighters

• “No Good,” Kaleo

• “Go To War,” Nothing More

Best Alternative Music Album:

Everything Now, Arcade Fire

Humanz, Gorillaz

American Dream, LCD Soundsystem

Pure Comedy, Father John Misty

Sleep Well Beast, The National

Best Country Album:

Cosmic Hallelujah, Kenny Chesney

Heart Break, Lady Antebellum

The Breaker, Little Big Town

Life Changes, Thomas Rhett

From A Room: Volume 1, Chris Stapleton

To see the full list of nominees, click here.

Tom Petty Died Of An Accidental Overdose

Iconic rock star Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose, with multiple drugs found in his system, according to the medical examiner’s report released Friday.

The frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers suffered cardiac arrest in his home on Oct. 3, and was taken via ambulance to UCLA Medical Center, where he could not be revived and was pronounced dead. He was 66.

An autopsy concluded that the cardiac arrest was due to mixed drug toxicity. He had a mixture of fentanyl, oxycodone, temazepam, alprozolam, citalopram, acetyl fentanyl, and despropionyl fentanyl in his system, according to the Los Angeles County medical examiner’s office.

His family posted on Facebook that Petty was taking multiple medications because he had “many serious ailments including emphysema, knee problems and most significantly a fractured hip.”

“Despite this painful injury he insisted on keeping his commitment to his fans and he toured for 53 dates with a fractured hip and, as he did, it worsened to a more serious injury,” the post states. “On the day he died he was informed his hip had graduated to a full on break and it is our feeling that the pain was simply unbearable and was the cause for his over use of medication.”

Petty’s family hopes that the singer’s death sparks further discussion on the opioid crisis, adding, “Many people who overdose begin with a legitimate injury or simply do not understand the potency and deadly nature of these medications.”

Prince also died of an accidental opioid overdose. The legendary musician died in 2016 at his Minnesota home of an accidental overdose of fentanyl — a synthetic opiate — according to his autopsy and toxicology reports.

The US is in the midst of an epidemic of drug overdose deaths, with nearly 65,000 people killed by heroin, cocaine, and prescription painkillers in 2016, a 21% jump from a year earlier. Fentanyl and other synthetic opioid painkillers are now the leading cause of overdose deaths nationwide, killing more than 20,000 people last year, according to provisional CDC data.

US life expectancy dropped for a second straight year in 2016, to 78.6 years, federal health officials reported on Thursday. The decline — down from 78.7 years in 2015 and 78.9 in 2014 — was driven by a large increase in fatal drug overdoses.

Poll: Would You Listen To Audiobooks On Vinyl?

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Would you listen to an audiobook on vinyl?

  1. vote

    Sure, why not? It seems kind of cool.

  2. vote

    Definitely, I might even want to collect them.

  3. vote

    No thanks, that defeats the purpose of audiobooks.

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    Nah, that would be really inconvenient for me.

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    Unsure / I have a different opinion that I’ll explain in the comments below.

People Are Mad At Offset For Rapping He “Cannot Vibe With Queers”

In the caption, he wrote, “When I wrote that I was thinking of words that could rhyme with the others (here, lear, solitaire, bear) and I saw this definition about her having a queer feeling she was being watched and it fit what I was thinking about a stalker creepy paparazzi situation.”

He closed with “I M S O R R Y I A P O L O G I Z E I’m offended I offended anybody.” It appears that he disabled comments for the post.

He also wrote a statement on his Instagram story:

He wrote:

I apologize to anybody I offended by the word ‘queer’ I was not referring to sexuality I was referring to my reality of not hanging around that wanna post me and stalk me sorry it was taken as the wrong content only God can judge I don’t.” He also said he often works with gay people.

A lot of people on Twitter weren’t pleased with the lyrics or the apology, but many also blasted what they said was an overreaction on social media.

This isn’t the first time Offset’s homophobic remarks have caused outrage.

In a February interview with Rolling Stone, he said that rapper iLoveMakonnen received support for coming out because “the world is fucked up.” Fellow Migos member Takeoff also said of support for Makonnen, “That’s not right.” They later apologized.