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Jay-Z (center), who was nominated for eight Grammys but won no awards Sunday, with his wife, Beyoncé (left) and daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, during the ceremony on Sunday. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS hide caption

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At 60th Annual Grammy Awards, Bruno Mars Dominates Major Categories

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Lorde, seen here at the 2014 Grammy Awards, is the only woman nominated in this year's album of the year category. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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New Study Shows A Grave Lack Of Gender Diversity In The Music Industry

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Nahnou Houm isn't Jon Balke's first Andalusian experiment: 2009's Siwan also explored traditional music from the region. Antonio Baiano for ECM Records/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'We Are Them': Jon Balke and Siwan Call For Coexistence On 'Nahnou Houm'

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Music Mogul Russell Simmons Faces New Sexual Assault Allegations

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