15 oracle items tagged as grammy
February 12, 2009 / submitted by oscar, Guatemala
Q.  Dear Oracle!! How may Grammys has Coldplay won in 10 years of career ?

They have won a total of seven Grammy Awards. Apart from last week's three (see news for which awards they received) they gained one for Parachutes (Best Alternative Album). Another year they collected two, one for In My Place (Best Rock Performance...), the other for A Rush of Blood, (Best Alternative Album). They also achieved Record of the Year with Clocks.

February 10, 2009 / submitted by Mike, United States of America
Q.  I was watching the Grammys and I noticed how Chris added some lyrics to "Viva La Vida". I liked the extra lyrics he added. Is there any chance the band might re-release the song with the added lyrics?

No, because that song has been released and there'll be no re-release with alternative lyrics or otherwise. They're not actually new lyrics that he's singing, if you see the question answered immediately before this one, you will find the answer. Chris does this a lot, he adds lyrics from either his favourite song at the moment or someone he wants to pay homage to, so it's not unusual at all.

February 10, 2009 / submitted by Will J, United States of America
Q.  I noticed that during the performance of Viva La Vida during the Grammy's Chris sang a little ditty from Bruce Springsteen's "Working on a Dream", and I was just wondering what the band thought of the Boss's new album (and what do they think about "Girl's in their Summer Clothes" beating out "Violet Hill" for Best Rock Song).

I promise you Chris wouldn't have added those lyrics if he didn't the song. They're fans of Bruce and you have to remember 3 Grammy awards out of 7 is amazing and the band are more than happy with that! They won't see it as losing out to Bruce.

February 9, 2009 / submitted by Dave, United Kingdom
Q.  Dear Oracle,
I feel that we require a new name for the song 'Lost!' which became 'Lost?' (acoustically) and then 'Lost+' and 'Lost@' (with Jay-Z and Live).
Now we have a live acoustic version with Jay-Z and no idea what to refer to it as.
Perhaps I could suggest:
Lost^ (as there must be a use for them putting that symbol on computers)
Lost£ (as a symbol of British dominance at America's most importance music awards)
Either would clear up the confusion.

Ah good point Dave. I like your suggestions but as you say, this is just Lost? with Jay Z adding his rap from Lost+. I guess we could refer to the rendition performed at the 51st Grammy Awards as Lost?+.
N.B: The full stops are placed grammatically, they're not different versions of Lost!

January 15, 2009 / submitted by Michael, United States of America
Q.  I thought it was interesting that Coldplay had grammy nominations for "seven Gongs" I am little perplexed as to which "grammy" award show this was? Or is this just a typo? If it is, my mistake.

Seven Gongs isn't the name of a song it just means seven awards. In other words they have seven nominations.