With over 20 Million albums sold worldwide, Kowalczyk led LIVE to become one of the most successful and enduring alternative rock bands of the last twenty years – reaching gold and platinum status in 9 countries, and nine Top 10 radio hits such as “Lightning Crashes”, “I Alone”, and “Heaven.”
In “An Evening with Ed Kowalczyk At The GRAMMY Museum®” Kowalczyk provides a dynamic and unique unplugged performance that spans his entire LIVE catalog, and includes songs from his solo career, including “Alive,” and current release, “The Flood and the Mercy.”
Not long after forming in 1979, Berlin experienced mainstream success! Embracing the popular new wave/synthpop sound, Berlin hit the charts immediately with their first single. But it wasn’t until 1986 that they hit Number 1 with “Take My Breath Away”. Celebrating their recently announced 2013 album, “Animal,” join Berlin as they discuss what to expect in the future, followed by a decades-spanning performance on “An Evening With Berlin At The GRAMMY Museum®,” presented by American Express.
The GRAMMY winning roots, blues and world music pioneer, Taj Mahal, visits the illustrious GRAMMY Museum for an intimate concert and interview. For the last 50 years, Mahal has played an enormous role in revitalizing and evolving traditional acoustic blues, taking a musicologist’s interest in roots music from around the world – reggae, Caribbean folk, jazz, gospel, R&B, and zydeco – to incorporate with that classic American sound.
Richard Marx has been writing and performing indelible pop music for nearly 30 years, selling more that 30 million albums. Marx was a success from his very first album, with four singles cracking the Top 5 and a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance. His follow-up, “Repeat Offender,” was even more successful: hitting #1 and going quadruple-platinum, plus two #1 singles in “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting” and another GRAMMY nomination. When albums “Rush Street” and “Paid Vacation” (with its #1 hit, “Now and Forever”) went platinum, Marx achieved a string of triumphs that made pop-rock music history!
Richard Marx also launched a very successful career as a songwriter and producer, with songs like “To Where You Are” (which became Josh Groban’s first hit), NSYNC’s smash, “This I Promise You,” and Luther Vandross’ “Dance with My Father.” And just last year, Marx scored a #1 Country single with Keith Urban’s “Long Hot Summer.” He has also penned songs for the likes of Barbra Streisand, Vince Gill, LeAnn Rimes, Natalie Cole, Daughtry, Lifehouse, Jennifer Nettles, and Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger. In all, Marx has scored an amazing 14 #1 singles, both as a performer and songwriter/produce.
The series launches with a look inside the GRAMMY® Museum in Los Angeles, California. Learn about the technology used to share a cherished history of music across all generations and the importance of keeping music alive. GRAMMY MUSEUM® — INSPIRING MUSIC, INSPIRING HISTORY debuts Monday, July 7 at 8:30 ET|5:30 PT.
Stay tuned for AN EVENING WITH FOREIGNER AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM™ at 9 ET|7 PT. Their sound defined an era, and 30 years later Foreigner continues to be one of the greatest arena-rock acts in the world! Selling more than 70 million albums and producing countless chart-topping hits like “Cold as Ice”, “Juke Box Hero”, “I Want to Know What Love Is” and “Feels Like the First Time” among others, Foreigner rocks like only they can in this special unplugged performance from the GRAMMY Museum®, presented by American Express.
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