“It would mean my name changes in the press forever.” _ Frank Ocean, speaking on the red carpet about what winning a Grammy would mean to him.
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QUICKQUOTE: JOHN PAUL WHITE
“I think it’s appropriate that Taylor thanks us. We’ve been carrying her for a while and it’s getting a little tiring,” John Paul White of the Civil Wars, who won a Grammy for the song “Safe & Sound” from “The Hunger Games,” which he co-wrote with Taylor Swift.
ESPERANZA SPALDING LEARNED LESSON WELL
Last year’s best new artist, Esperanza Spalding, is back winning Grammys again this year _ with a little help from the music teacher who began training her when she was 8.
The jazz star and her teacher, Thara Memory, claimed the award for best instrumental arrangements accompanying vocalist(s) for “City of Roses” at Sunday’s Grammy pre-telecast.
Spalding escorted Memory to the stage to accept the award and was moved when speaking about their student-teacher relationship. She also noted the “City of Roses” composition features some of Memory’s 16-year-old students.
Spalding also won a Grammy Sunday for best jazz vocal album for “Radio Music Society.”
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