Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Pre-Grammy Premiere Awards: Louis CK Wins Best Comedy Album, Kanye Wins 2, Gaga-Bennett, Jack Antonoff Producer


The pre-Grammy livestream has all the best winners. Los Lobos, Chris Stapleton, and Jon Batiste have already picked up a bunch!

Also, the performances on this show before the Grammys are always sensational! They were tonight. Kudos to LeVar Burton for doing a great job as host.

Some winners: Joni Mitchell won Box Set for Archives, Vol. 1 and she showed up!

Louis CK won Best Comedy Album, there was NO applause in the room at the MGM Grand.

Producer of the Year, non classical: Jack Antonoff

Best Pop Solo Performance: Olivia Rodrigo

Best Traditional Pop Album: Love for Sale, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Best Engineered Album: “Love for Sale” — Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. Engineered by Dae Bennett, Tony’s very talented son.

Best Music Video: Jon Batiste, “Freedom” (Batiste now has three Grammys tonight)

Best Music Film: “Summer of Soul” Questlove finally thanked the performers

Best Rock Performance: Foo Fighters

Best Rock Song Foo Fighters, “Waiting on a War”

Best Rock Album: Foo Fighters “Medicine at Midnight”

Best Alternative Music Album: St. Vincent

Best R&B Performance: tie– between — Silk Sonic “Leave the Door Open.” and Jazmine Sullivan

Best Traditional R&B Performance: HER “Fight for You”

Best R&B Song: Silk Sonic, “Leave the Door Open”

Best Melodic Rap Performance: Kanye et al “Hurricane”

Best Rap Song: “Jail,” Kanye et al — big group of writers

Best Rap Album: Tyler the Creator

Best Jazz Vocal Album:: Esperanza Spaulding

Best Comedy Album: Louis CK

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News