Will the Grammys Bend Their Rules to Accommodate Top Talent From AMAs?


If they want to get the big ratings that the American Music Awards did, they just might have to. The rules that we're referring to have to deal with NARAS's longstanding policy of not letting acts that perform on the AMAs also do their thing on the Grammys. But seeing as how Dick Clark was able to convince just about every pop artist capable of generating ratings buzz (Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, etc.) to perform on his show this past weekend, the music-industry bible Hits Daily Double is openly wondering whether the Grammys will be forced to retract their position. After all, the only current chart topper that didn't perform on Sunday night was Taylor Swift. Well, her and Chris Brown. But we're pretty sure that after the events of last February, his invite to this year's ceremony is likely to get lost in the mail. As they say, this one is developing …

Oh, and on that note, happy Thanksgiving! Your friendly Vulture editors are currently in the midst of preparing themselves for a tryptophan hangover of epic proportions. As such, we won't be back until Monday morning. Until then!

STEALING GRAMMY THUNDER [Hits Daily Double via Maura]