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Thursday, February 10, 2011

The soul singer Adele turned heads with her hit “Chasing Pavements." Today: she gives us a sneak preview of her follow-up album with a live in-studio performance. Plus: Forget about Eminem's 10 nominations. We dig deep into the quirky categories, odd matchups and unsung heroes that are up for Grammy Awards this year.

In Studio: Adele

Three years ago, British soul singer Adele turned heads with her hit “Chasing Pavements,” from an album called “19.” Later this month, she’ll release a followup album called “21.” She joins us to talk about it, and she gives us a sneak preview with a live performance.

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The Grammys: Deep Tracks

All eyes will be on the top categories at the Grammys on Saturday, but what about "Best Banda Album" or "Best Surround Sound Album?" Plus: Cyndi Lauper is nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album...and "Helter Skelter" might win an award. Music critics Sophie Harris of Time Out New York and Chris Richards of The Washington Post help us go off the beaten path with a look at little-known categories, strange matchups, and unsung nominees. Plus, Nacional Records founder Tomas Cookman helps us parse out the many, many Latin music Grammy categories.

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Playlist: Adele + Grammy Deep Tracks

Click through to see today's Soundcheck playlist!

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Piers Faccini

Gig Alert: Piers Faccini

Piers Faccini is an English-Italian songwriter and folk singer from France with a broad musical palette. Catch him at Zebulon tonight, and download his "Two Grains of Sand" here.

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