Again..Femi Kuti Fails At The 2014 Grammy
Son of late Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, and Africa's leading wind instrumentalist, Femi Kuti, has lost again at the Grammy Awards. The 4-time Nigerian nominee failed to beat Gipsy Kings and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who tied in the Best World Music Album category.
The 56 Grammy Awards which held yesterday, Sunday 26 January 204, at the Nokia Theatre and Staples Center, Los Angeles, had a plethora of world class musicians and socialites in attendance, with many making a number of fashion statements.
This will be the 4 loss for Femi Kuti who was first nominated in in 2003 but lost to Panamanian salsa singer, Rubén Blades. Then again in 2010 he lost in same fashion to US banjo player, Bela Fleck. 2013 was a similar tale, as he was beaten to the gong. Now this year he leaves empty-handed.
Full list of winners..
Album of the year: 'Random Access Memories,' Daft Punk.
Record of the year: 'Get Lucky,' Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.
Song of the year: 'Royals,' Lorde.
New artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
Pop solo performance: 'Royals,' Lorde.
Pop vocal album: 'Unorthodox Jukebox,' Bruno Mars
Pop/duo group performance: 'Get Lucky,' Daft Punk with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers.
Rap/sung collaboration: 'Holy Grail,' Jay Z with Justin Timberlake.
Rock song: 'Cut Me Some Slack,' Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear.
Traditional pop vocal album: 'To Be Loved,' Michael Buble.
Rap performance: 'Thrift Shop,' Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.
Rap song: 'Thrift Shop,' Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.
Rap album: 'The Heist,' Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
R&B performance: 'Something,' Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway.
Traditional R&B performance: 'Please Come Home,' Gary Clark Jr.
R&B song: 'Pusher Love Girl,' James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley and Justin Timberlake.
R&B album: 'Girl on Fire,' Alicia Keys.
Urban contemporary album: 'Unapologetic,' Rihanna.
Rock performance: 'Radioactive,' Imagine Dragons.
Rock album: 'Celebration Day,' Led Zeppelin.
Hard rock/metal performance: 'God is Dead,' Black Sabbath.
Alternative music album: 'Modern Vampires of the City,' Vampire Weekend.
Dance recording: 'Clarity,' Zedd featuring Foxes.
Dance/electronica album: 'Random Access Memories,' Daft Punk.
Producer of the year, non-classical: Pharrell Williams.
Latin pop album: 'Vida,' Draco Rosa
Latin rock, urban or alternative album: 'Treinta Dias,' La Santa Cecilia.
Latin jazz album: 'Song for Maura,' Paquito D'Rivera and Trio Corrente.
Tropical Latin album: 'Pacific Mambo Orchestra,' Pacific Mambo Orchestra.
Country solo performance: 'Wagon Wheel,' Darius Rucker.
Country duo/group performance: 'From This Valley,' The Civil Wars.
Country song: 'Merry Go 'Round,' Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally and Josh Osbourne.
Gospel song: 'If He Did It Before Same God (Live),' Tye Tribbett
Gospel album: 'Greater Than (Live),' Tye Tribbettlatin
Blues album: 'Get Up!,' Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite.
Folk album: 'My Favorite Picture of You,' Guy Clark.
Americana album: 'Old Yellow Moon,' Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell.
Bluegrass album: 'The Streets of Baltimore,' Del McCoury Band.
Reggae album: 'Ziggy Marley in Concert,' Ziggy Marley.
World music album: 'Live: Singing for Peace Around the World,' Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and 'Savor Flamenco,' Gypsy Kings (tie).
Children's album: 'Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well,' Jennifer Gasoi.
Spoken word album: 'America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't,' Stephen Colbert.
Comedy album: 'Calm Down Gurrl,' Kathy Griffin.
New age album: 'Love's River,' Laura Sullivan.
Jazz vocal album: 'Liquid Spirit,' Gregory Porter.
Jazz instrumental album: 'Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue,' Terri Lyne Carrington.
Large jazz ensemble album: 'Night in Calisia,' Randy Brecker, Wlodek Pawlik Trio and Kalisz Philharmonic.
Pop instrumental album: 'Steppin' Out,' Herb Alpert.
Compilation soundtrack album: 'Sound City: Real to Reel,' Dave Grohl and various artists, Butch Vig.
Score soundtrack album: 'Skyfall,' Thomas Newman, composer.
Song written for visual media: 'Skyfall,' Adele and Paul Epworth.
Musical theater album: 'Kinky Boots,' Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Sammy James Jr., Stephen Oremus and William Wittman.
Producer of the year, classical: David Frost.
Instrumental composition: 'Pensamientos for Solo Alto Saxophone and Chamber Orechestra,' Clare Fischer.
Orchestral performance: 'Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4,' Osmo Vanska, conductor.
Opera recording: 'Ades: The Tempest,' Thomas Ades, Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna, Alan Oke, Jay David Saks.
Choral performance: 'Part: Adam's Lament,' Tonu Kaljuste, conductor.
Short-form music video: 'Suit & Tie,' Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z, David Fincher, Timory King.
Long-form music video: 'Live Kisses,' Paul McCartney, Jonas Akerlund, Violaine Etienne, Aron Levin and Scott Rodger.
Historical album: 'The Complete Sussex and Columbia Albums' of Bill Withers, Leo Sacks, Joseph M. Palmaccio, Tom Ruff and Mark Wilder, and 'Charlie is My Darling,' Teri Landi, Andrew Loog Oldham, Steve Rosenthal and Bob Ludwig.