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Frank Ocean's Big Year, And What Hasn't Changed In Hip-Hop

Ocean's six Grammy nominations round out a year in which his sexuality was as big a topic as his music.

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The Real Story Of How Macklemore Got 'Thrift Shop' To No. 1

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, a rap group out of Seattle, say they rose to the top without a label. That's not entirely true.

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In A Diverse World, Grammy Sticks To Its Values

The nominees may seem to reflect our era of infinite playlists, but where the Grammys are concerned, some surprisingly traditional ideas still endure.

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Reg Presley, The Voice Of 'Wild Thing,' Dies

The lead singer of The Troggs, who had a string of hits in the 1960s, was 71.

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Reg Presley, Who Sang 'Wild Thing' With The Troggs, Dies

The 71-year-old singer died at his home in England. If you can play three chords, you can pay him some musical respect.

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