The songs of the week that we're loving, from Sofi Tukker to Whinnie Williams.
Kanye West was on the Bon Iver bandwagon long before the Justin Vernon-fronted band started climbing the charts and winning Grammys. Now, perhaps to remind us all of that fact, West has finally released a video for 'Lost in the World,' a song from the rapper's 2010 album 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' that features Vernon.
Former 'X Factor' contestant Drew, who was one of PopCrush's favorites to win the debut season of the reality singing competition, released a new YouTube video offering a gorgeous cover of Bon Iver's 'Skinny Love.' In case you are not familiar with the Wisconsin-based band, it's a folk rock outfit beloved by Adele and done right by Drew in this cover.
Bon Iver frontman and founding member Justin Vernon might have just received four Grammy nominations, but unlike most of his fellow nominees, he isn't bubbling over with excitement. The New York Times posted excerpts from a Feb. 2011 interview with Vernon prior to the Grammy nomination announcements, and the folk singer-songwriter not only doubted that Bon Iver would ever receive Grammy recognition, he also labeled the entire award show as "ridiculous."
Both Bon Iver and Nicki Minaj have been releasing music for a few years now, so how can they be Best New Artist nominees? Why did the Grammys drop 31 categories this year? And what's the difference between Record and Song of the Year? The rules that govern the Grammys can be complicated, but we've got the answers.