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Chris Brown Invited Back to Play Grammys Against All Common Sense. Chris Brown will soon be on TV to remind us that, in America, men who beat women can not only become successful beyond most of our wildest dreams — they can command respect from our venerable award-giving institutions, too.
The former teenage R&B idol is performing at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards — the Grammys, you will recall, was the site of Brown's stunning downfall. He's admitted to beating his then-girlfriend Rihanna after a party before the 2009 ceremony, which led both stars to pull out of the event. Brown is currently serving five years probation for the felony assault.
His most recent album, the cheekily titled F.A.M.E. (Forgiving All My Enemies) (Chris Brown is just like Jesus, you guys!) As with the age-old, tedious debates over the alleged extracurricular behaviors of Michael Jackson and R. Last night, Grammy organizers officially announced a far less controversial pair of performers: Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood, who will be collaborating. [UPDATED with Protest and After Party] Musicans Call Out Elimination of Grammy Award Categories as Racist. UPDATE, FEB, 6, 1:56 P.M.: Presente.org and Grammywatch.org, which has its own petition in circulation, are joining forces in calling for a protest this Saturday over the slashing of Grammy Award categories.
The Facebook page for the protest, which encourages supporters to bring their instruments, reads: Come Support Musicians- Blues, Mexican, Latin Jazz, Gospel, Cajun, Native American, Hawaiian, others- fighting for music justice! Join us in sending a message to Grammy President, Neil Portnow and the Grammy Board and Demand that they Reinstate the Musical Categories now! The action is being called for from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, with folks gathering at the corner of S. Figueroa and W. Activists invite people to come and listen to the very music the Grammys are set to stop formally recognizing. As the Grammys are quickly approaching this month and millions will be set to tune in, Presente.org, a national Latino advocacy group, has taken up the overall cause. This Year's Grammy Awards and Grammy Winners Are Insulting to Whitney Houston and Latin Jazz Musicians @PolicyMic.
Whitney Houston would not have won four out of her six Grammy awards, under this year's Grammy's restructured categories, which slashed dozens of ethnic music award categories, including Hawaiian, Haitian, Cajun, Latin jazz, contemporary blues, regional Mexican.
The categories Best R&B Performance and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, two awards that Houston won, have been eliminated. The Recording Academy announced last year that this year's 54th annual awards would cut 31 of its categories in order to make its selection process more competitive. Recording Academy president Neil Portnow told the Los Angeles Times, "We stand behind our process. ...Change is always hard for those that are used to something happening in the same way for a long time. But sometimes change is good. " This decision is offensive to ethnic musicians, harmful to low-budget indie labels, and further proof that the yearly money-making spectacle puts profits over the very thing it supposedly celebrates: music.