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How Tove Lo Became Sweden’s Darkest Pop Export

In June, Tove Lo thought she had finally crossed over. The Swedish pop songwriter’s debut EP, Truth Serum , had gone Top 20 in her home country, and its best track, the Kendrick Lamar-esque “Habits (Stay High),” could occasionally be heard on U.S. radio. Four month later, “Habits” keeps getting bigger – radio won’t leave it alone – and her debut full-length, Queen of the Clouds , is coming up right behind it

5 Things We Learned From Björk’s Magical ‘Biophilia’ Documentaries

Three years ago Björk presented the world with Biophilia , a massive multimedia project about the relationships between music, nature and technology. Her grand vision included intricately designed apps for the album’s singles, a new type of musical notation, a musical education program for school children and one-of-a-kind instruments designed just for her live performances. Björk: The World’s Only Cheerful Icelandic Surrealist Much of the preparation and performances are captured on two films, now showing together at New York’s IFC Theater and opening next week in L.A., Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco and Japan: Bjork: Biophilia Live and When Björk Met Attenborough . The first is a concert film of her last Biophilia show at London’s Alexandra Palace in 2013. The latter is a look at the preparation for the show, all framed by interviews with neurologist Oliver Sacks and naturalist David Attenborough

U2 Now Eligible for Grammys After Pressing Limited-Edition Vinyl

After U2, Interscope Records and Apple made the band’s latest album Songs of Innocence  available for free to 500 million iTunes customers, a spokesperson for the Grammys said that the group would not be eligible for the next Grammy Awards due to the album being unavailable for purchase before the September 30th cutoff. After ‘Innocence': U2 Look Ahead to Tour, New Album With that deadline quickly approaching, U2 have sent a limited number of vinyl copies of Innocence to retailers that will be available to buy on Tuesday’s cutoff date, a source close to the situation tells Rolling Stone . A spokesperson for the Grammys tells Rolling Stone that once the record is available on Tuesday, the band will be eligible for the upcoming 57th Annual Grammy Awards on February 8th, 2015. “As long as the album, be it CD, vinyl or digital, is available commercially for sale to the public by our eligibility cutoff date at a nationally recognized retailer or website, then it’s eligible for consideration,” the spokesperson says. The group will release a deluxe edition of Songs of Innocence , with four additional songs, on October 14th, two weeks after the eligibility cutoff.

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