Grammys 2014: Madonna to wear Ralph Lauren tuxedo

It’s been a banner season for Ralph Lauren on the red carpet.

First he dressed fashion It girl Lupita Nyong’o at the Golden Globes and now he has a lock on Madonna for the Grammys.

Madonna will be wearing look 49 from the spring 2014 Ralph Lauren collection (above, left), a black cady double-breasted tuxedo jacket, matching wool pants and a white cotton shirt.

And ratcheting up the adorable factor, she will be joined at the ceremony by a mini-me. Her son David will be wearing a Ralph Lauren Boys tuxedo. 

Of course, Madonna has never met a tuxedo she didn’t love. She’s been wearing the gender-bending look since her “Vogue”-ing days. 

And back in June, the queen of pop made headlines when she attended a screening of her film, “Madonna: The MDNA Tour” in New York, wearing a Tom Ford tuxedo, top hat and tails, and channeling Marlene Dietrich.

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Queen Latifah to Officiate 34 Weddings During Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Madonna’s “Same Love” at Grammys

The 2014 Grammys will be a special night, not just for the honored nominees, but also for the 34 couples who will be getting married live on stage at the awards ceremony.

As exclusively reported by Us Weekly, iconic pop star Madonna will be joining rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and featured singer Mary Lambert on stage for a special duet of the duo’s marriage-equality anthem “Same Love.”

But that’s not the only momentous element of the performance. While the group is performing, The New York Times reports that Queen Latifah will officiate 34 on-air weddings, including the wedding of Ryan Lewis’ sister Laura and her boyfriend Alex. (Two sources also confirm this to Us Weekly.)
The Times reported that the featured couples will be “gay, straight, old, young, of many races and colors,” and revealed that they were left in the dark for months about where the special services would be taking place. Per their confidentiality agreements, the couples weren’t even allowed to tell their families.

DJ and producer Ryan Lewis talked with The New York Times about the Grammys, describing them as, “A night that is already tremendous for me, for the music, but to have my sister get married and my family there watching it — that makes it a whole other level of amazing.”

Producers for the Grammys promise this isn’t a simple publicity stunt.

“We don’t need to stoop to the level of trying to find gimmicks and sensationalistic approaches to what we do,” said Neil Portnow, the president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are nominated for seven Grammys, including Best New Artist.

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Grammys to Feature On-Air Weddings of 34 Couples

LOS ANGELES — At the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, pop’s megastars will compete for the music industry’s most prestigious trophy, and put on flashy performances that are sure to ricochet through social media.

But the producers behind the program, which is to be broadcast live by CBS at 8 p.m., are hoping that the biggest show-stopper of the night will be a much more solemn event: an on-air wedding of 34 couples — gay, straight, old, young, of many races and many colors. The ceremony will be part of the hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s performance of their Grammy-nominated song “Same Love,” which became a marriage-equality anthem last year just as that issue was drawing intense national attention.

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Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to Perform “Same Love” Together at the 2014 Grammys

Let the fun begin! The Grammy Awards are well known for organizing surprise collaborations between huge artists in the music industry, and this year is no exception. Madonna and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will be taking the stage together at the Staples Center in L.A. for the 2014 Grammys, sources confirm to Us Weekly.

Madonna, 55, and 30-year-old Ben Haggerty — who goes by the name Macklemore alongside his producer Lewis, 25 — will be performing the rap duo’s 2013 hit “Same Love.” (Us previously reported the Queen of Pop and gay icon would be providing guest vocals for one of the evening’s nominees. Her appearance was officially confirmed Friday.) “Same Love” is an anthem for LGBT equality and same sex marriage.

This has been a hugely successful year for the old friends, who won for both Favorite Rap/Hip-Hip Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hip Album at the 2013 American Music Awards last November. At the Grammys on Jan. 25, they are up for seven nominations — including Album of the Year for The Heist, Song of the Year for “Same Love,” and Best New Artist.

The “Material Girl” herself, meanwhile, hinted earlier this week that she would be performing during the live show. “My lips are almost sealed! I can’t say anything more. #itsasecret,” she wrote on Friday, Jan. 24, with a picture of herself covered up in a thin black veil.

She added: “It’s official! I’m off my crutches and I’m looking for the perfect pair of heels to wear to the Grammys.” (Last Thursday, the seven-time Grammy winner sustained a minor injury from dancing in high heels.)

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.

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Watch Grammy Awards 2014 LIVE STREAM [CBS] online free via tablet, iOS and Android mobile devices

The 2014 Grammy Awards kick off this weekend with a slew of pop stars performing, including R&B couple Jay-Z and Beyonce, Madonna, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, and Paul McCartney.

The Grammys will be broadcast on CBS and will be available to view via live stream on CBS.com

The 56th annual Grammy Awards will take place at the STAPLES center in Los Angeles this Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. The live telecast of the award show will be airing from 8p.m. ET to 11:30 p.m. ET.

This year, The Recording Academy and CBS will launch Grammy Live, a VIP and backstage events leading up to the Grammy awards.

Grammy Live will begin Jan. 26 at 12p.m. ET. and will be available to view online via live stream on cbs.com, or by downloading the apps for iOS and Android.

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From the ELLE archive: Madonna

Since we met Madonna for our May 2008 issue, she’s been as busy as you’d expect. Her albums, Hard Candy, MDNA, and her third greatest hits album, Celebration, all reached number one. In addition to music, she created a 1980s-inspired clothing line with her daughter Lourdes, and opened a series of fitness centres. Unfortunately, just a few months after we interviewed Madonna, she split with husband Guy Ritchie.

Now, she’s rumoured to be performing at the Grammys this weekend, and we hope the rumours are true. We can’t wait to see what the Material Girl will pull out of the bag.

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Words: Louise Gannon

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Madonna Set To Perform On The 56th Annual Grammy Awards®

THE RECORDING ACADEMY LOGOSANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The latest performers for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast were announced today and they include: seven-time GRAMMY® winner Madonna; nominees Billie Joe Armstrong (of Green Day) and Miranda Lambert in a special In Memoriam tribute to Phil Everly; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; and rapper and Academy Award® winner Juicy J. Actor Steve Coogan, actor Jeremy Renner, Academy Award winner Julia Roberts, and current nominee Charlie Wilson are set to present. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J returns as host of Music’s Biggest Night®. The music industry’s premier event will take place live on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Westwood One, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®’s social networks on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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Guy Oseary on new album “She’s eager to get started,”

From an article on Billboard.com

‘As U2 readies a new album for late spring/early summer and a reunion with longtime label Island Records, Madonna is preparing a return to the studio for the follow-up to 2012’s MDNA (“She’s eager to get started,” Oseary says), while he’s poised to take on an even broader role with Live Nation under Michael Rapino (No. 4). “We have a lot of great ideas and plans for the future. I’m excited for us to get started soon.”

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Madonna To Perform On 56th GRAMMYs

The latest performers for the 56th GRAMMY Awards are seven-time GRAMMY winner Madonna; nominees Billie Joe Armstrong (of Green Day) and Miranda Lambert in a special In Memoriam tribute to Phil Everly; and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Actor Steve Coogan, actor Jeremy Renner, Academy Award winner Julia Roberts, and current nominee Charlie Wilson are set to present.

Five-time GRAMMY winner Armstrong and GRAMMY winner Lam

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