From the Bing Lounge to The Grammys! And the winners ARE...
Record of the Year: Goyte - Somebody that I used to Know
Best Pop/Duo: Gotye - Somebody that I used to Know
Best Alternative Album: Gotye - Making Mirrors
Goyte's magical mix was unable to translate to a Bing Lounge performance, so Wally (DBA: Goyte) spent an hour with Steve Pringle in the KINK studio, spinning some of his favorite records. They won THREE Grammys: Record of the Year and Best Pop/Duo for the song 'Somebody that I used to Know' and Best Alternative Album for 'Making Mirrors'.Steve Pringle interviews Gotye, April 2012
Best New Artist: fun.
Song of the Year: fun. - We are Young
This fine young band joined us in The Bing Lounge in May of last year, on their way up the charts! Grammy winners for Best New Artist and Song of the Year, “We Are Young”. They are- quite simply FUN! One of our favorite Bing performances of the year.fun. in the Bing Lounge, May 2012
Best Pop Solo Performance: Adele - Set Fire to the Rain
She's won so many awards and broken so many sales records it's hard to believe that KINK hosted her twice in our live performance Lounge. Of course, that was before anyone has ever heard of her-except us-and YOU. This was recorded in December 2008 in our old building in a conference room that double as our "Live Performance Lounge."Adele interview & performance at KINK, December 2008
THE BLACK KEYS
Best Rock Performance: The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
Best Rock Song: The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
Best Rock Album: El Camino - The Black Keys
Producer of the Year: Dan Auerbach - The Black Keys
This rowdy rock band was one of the first to grace the new Bing Lounge. We heard from other businesses as high as the 6th floor in the building. Guess we broke the 'noise ordinance' rules that day! They won FOUR Grammys. Dan Auerbach for Producer of the Year, Best Rock Best Performance for 'Lonely Boy', Best Rock Album for 'El Camino' and Best Rock Song for 'Lonely Boy'. Dust off the mantle, boys!The Black Keys in the Bing Lounge, October 2010
Best Americana Album: Bonnie Raitt - Slipstream
We begged and pleaded, but Bonnie is busy these days. So while she didn't make it to The Bing Lounge, we scored an exclusive interview with Brad Dolbeer and some new live tracks. Bonnie won a Grammy for Best Americana Album 'Slipstream'.Brad Dolbeer interviews Bonnie, August 8, 2012
Congratulations to these exceptional KINK artists! Be sure to listen to KINK all weekend long for music from the Grammy winners and nominees. 101.9 KINK- your home for music discovery!