Since that entry was so successful, we've dug deeper into the Grammy nominations list, way past category 4 -- the aforementioned best new artist -- and discovered that there are several other Who's Next acts up for Grammys on Sunday (February 8). Two of those acts include one-time indie-rockers Death Cab For Cutie and white-boy-soul popsters OneRepublic. Although the two acts aren't nominated in the same category, we just love the concept of bands battling each other in some unnamed competition. Besides, "Death Cab Vs. OneRepublic" sounds vaguely Star Wars-like.
Chrisette Michele and J. Holiday aren't nominated in the same categories either, but heck, they're both nominated for Grammys and they've both been featured in Who's Next, so they must be competing for something!Eagles, Coldplay, Maroon 5, and relative newcomers Gnarls Barkley in the incredibly wordy best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals category. While my personal taste usually leans a bit more edgy, I have to admit I'm a sucker for this song and "Stop And Stare." Some day I may have to even pick up their album. Until then, as luck would have it, OneRepublic played that very song as a Who's Next exclusive. Check it out below along with their interview.
Death Cab For Cutie have gone a long way since it was featured as a Who's Next act back in 2005. How far, you ask? Well, the band is up against such rock gods as Bruce Springsteen, Radiohead, Coldplay, and relative newcomers Kings Of Leon for best rock song with its "I Will Possess Your Heart." Not only that, Death Cab front man Ben Gibbard was recently engaged to Zooey Deschanel, who is half of She & Him, which were recently featured in this Who's Next blog. For now, take a trip with Death Cab down memory lane by watching this interview from 2005, as well as their exclusive performance of "Soul Meets Body," plus the video for their Grammy-nominated "I Will Possess Your Heart."
will.i.am--who happens to be everywhere, even in a Pepsi's Super Bowl commercial with Bob Dylan--is nominated for a Grammy. Check out that track and the exclusive Who's Next clips below.
Mary J. Blige, Karina, Ne-Yo, and Jazmine Sullivan. Who's Next caught up with Holiday for an interview and exclusive performance in 2007. In the interview, he discusses Back Of My Lac and in the exclusive performance, Holiday lays down "Bed," from the album. Check 'em out below.
And let's not forget about Katy Perry and Lady GaGa, who are nominated for best female pop vocal performance and best dance recording, respectively. We're guessing you haven't, but if you have, check out this.