13 February 2019 04:31
After years of anemic Grammy Awards ceremonies, some of this year's artists finally injected some lifeblood into their performances. Perhaps the most jaw dropping was St. Vincent's sexually charged duet with Dua Lipa, in which the two women mashed up their singles "Masseduction" and "One Kiss." Then came a voice, joining her on the chorus of "Masseduction," and Lipa — who looked like a mirror image of Clark's with her bobbed black hair and monochrome look — came out, and the women traded looks and leaned into each other as they used a little of Aretha Franklin's "Respect" to transition into Lipa's Calvin Harris collaboration, "One Kiss." Lipa danced, Clark shredded and it became one of the night's best and most talked-about performances. Then we wanted to give a little nod to the late, great Queen of Soul, so it was like, 'What if we sing R-E-S-P-E-C-T as a sort of fucked up dom-sub thing, like sex.' I don't know if that song has ever been sung with that intonation before." "I remember the first time I heard 'One Kiss' and was like, 'Yeah, this is such a banger.' Same with 'New Rules.' We met literally a week ago today and got on like a house on fire." Once it was confirmed, though, they had to move fast and only began figuring out the performance last Wednesday. When she looks back at the performance now, Clark is happy she was able to sneak her lyrics about smoking Marlboros and playing boudoir dress-up past CBS' standards and practices. "It's a fucked-up sex song, but it's also a lot of other things.
"I liked turning 'Respect' on its ear," says Clark, who offers that "The House That Jack Built" is actually her favorite Franklin tune. "It was like, 'OK, great,' let's really play into the idea of push-and-pull sexuality but then, we also look like weird twins, so there's a weird layer of it that's actually creepy and intriguing," Clark explains. "One of the first things we were talking about was, 'What do we want to look like?' We were both wearing Versace versions of a similar scene. "The great thing about music is that it's people being honest about their humanity and being like, 'This is how I really feel and these are my flaws and strengths,'" she says. Prior to the performance, Clark won the Grammy for Best Rock Song for "Masseduction." "It was really nice to win for rock music, because I fucking love rock music," she says.
At the 61st Grammy Awards, St Vincent (aka Annie Clark) and Dua Lipa joined forces on a mashup of their solo tunes. The title track of St Vincent's fifth studio album, Masseduction picked up a Grammy for Best Rock Song that same night. Lipa, on the other hand, took home the Grammy for Best Dance Recording for Electricity, a collaboration with Silk City, and the Grammy for Best New Artist. Diplo Thanks Dua Lipa, Recalls Their Meeting & Making the Grammy-Winning 'Electricity' Diplo and Dua Lipa attend the 60th Annual Grammy Awards after party hosted by Benny Blanco and Diplo with Svedka Vodka and Interscope Records on Jan. 29, 2018 in New York City. Fast-forward to 2019, and he and Lipa just won a Grammy for best dance/electronic recording for their song "Electricity," a single from the producer's collaborative project Silk City alongside Mark Ronson.
And Jefferson thinks there are similarities in the way the Lakers went for Leonard and Davis and criticised the franchise's front office for their handling of trade business. The Lakers have missed out on both Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard in the last six months N o-one wants to really work with the Lakers Richard Jefferson That's after Lakers president Magic Johnson came out to criticise the Pelicans, accusing them of not negotiating in good faith over Davis with leaks having made it obvious they were willing to trade away the core of their roster for Davis, which then led to some unrest. "The issue that the Lakers ran into is one, no-one wants to really work with the Lakers," Jefferson - who spent 17 years in the league as a player - told First Take on ESPN while reflecting on their failure to deal for Davis. It was like, 'Lakers go get him!' "There was no way on Earth that Pop [Gregg Popovich] was going to trade Kawhi Leonard to the Lakers. New Orleans didn't want to feed into it either.
Ben Simmons walked into the locker room, sat down and said, "That's like the 10th time Magic has called me today." After pausing for a second, he clarified that he was, of course, joking. The NBA has ruled that Magic Johnson did not break any tampering rules when he spoke about meeting with Ben Simmons. The Philadelphia 76ers initiated the contact with the Los Angeles Lakers by requesting a meeting between Johnson and Simmons. Khalid & Normani's 'Love Lies' Ties Dua Lipa's 'New Rules' For Longevity Record On Pop Songs Chart Khalid and Normani's "Love Lies" ties the record for the most weeks spent on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as their duet logs a 45th week on the list (dated Feb. 16). The song, released on RCA Records, matches the 45-week run of Dua Lipa's "New Rules," which claimed the mark last year.
St. Vincent (Annie Clark) and co-writer Jack Antonoff won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song for "Masseduction." The song served as the title track to St. Vincent's album that also won a Grammy for Best Recording Package. Dua Lipa was named Best New Artist and her song "Electricity" was awarded Best Dance Recording.