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Grammy nominations: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis should roll

Macklemore & Lewis perform at Rumsey Playfield in

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There are so many Grammy-ready stories in music right now that Friday night’s nominations announcement is one of the most unpredictable in years.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis seem set to rake in the nominations. The hip-hop newcomers have changed the lyrical tone of commercial rap with their hits “Same Love” and “Thrift Shop.” They seem to be a lock for landing nominations in all four top categories,...

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Intro 7.8.13: Videos from Taylor Swift, 311, Cyndi Lauper and more

Taylor Swift donated an autographed electric guitar to

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Taylor Swift takes over MetLife Stadium with Ed Sheeran and Austin Mahone Saturday.

Intro brings you the week’s hottest videos and shows every Monday. To catch up on all the Intros and watch classic Long Island music scene videos, check out Newsday Music’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/newsdaymusic.

THE LIST

TAYLOR SWIFT feat. ED SHEERAN, “Everything Has Changed.”...

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