2/3/2013 8:33 PM
It’s Grammy time! Welcome to our annual coverage of music's biggest night
The awards mean
something different to everyone: We all have our opinions on which wins
were earned, or which categories are legit, but the truth is, fans drive
the success of any artist, and the music industry’s
highest honors are no exception.
To outsiders, the
awards process seems secretive, shrouded in mystery. But in reality, it
involves the collective input of 12,000 professionals from all walks of
the music business, whose common denominator is
their love of music. You’re not going to agree with all of the
nominations, but that’s the beauty of the diversity of our musical
there is a creative team behind every nominated work. These projects are
never the total vision or execution of one person; everyone along the
line, from the songwriter to the mastering engineer,
contributes to the success of any great recording.
The nominees we profiled don’t have much in common musically, or take the same
approach in the studio, but there is a common thread: talent, commitment
to their craft, and the ability to create something
special that resonates with music lovers. So cheers to the nominees,
and here’s to another great year in music.