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Whitney Houston: Her Life Played Out Like An Opera

Ann Powers on one of the world's biggest singers, who died at age 48 Saturday afternoon.

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Get To Know The Song Of The Year Nominees: Mumford And Sons' 'The Cave'

The band's performance during last year's Grammy Awards show gave the song a second life.

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Get To Know The Song Of The Year Nominees: Bon Iver, 'Holocene'

The critically-acclaimed band's lead singer is literally the Grammys' poster boy.

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Get To Know The Song Of The Year Nominees: Kanye West, 'All Of The Lights'

Kanye West's sole nomination in a major category for his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy comes in the songwriting category.

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Get To Know The Song Of The Year Nominees: Bruno Mars, 'Grenade'

The Grammys reward industry insiders, and Mars is no stranger to the business.

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