The Scottish Music Awards have been the main fundraising event for Nordoff Robbins Scotland since 1996 raising thousands of pounds to make music change the lives of hundreds of people in Scotland. The 71-year-old strutted the stage while performing her hit If I Could Turn Back Time, wearing a black leather get-up with sheer panels, and a matching black curly wig — an outfit reminiscent of the one she wore in her original 1989 music video. Rather it is a supplement for enrichment and musical advancement, and is intended to afford to the Award recipient opportunities, which are not normally provided in a university or conservatory setting.
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The recipient is first nominated to The Presser Foundation by the executive head of the music school, utilizing judgments of faculty members able to gauge the relative merits of currently enrolled students who will be returning for further study next year.
Mostly, though, Lexi-Fest is about music — lots of it. The series’ latest performance will be Sunday at Proud Mary BBQ and sports veterans and newcomers representing rock, pop, jazz, R&B, hip hop, folk, Americana, country and more. Only three acts have won the VMA for Best New Artist and also the Grammy Award for Best New Artist: Alicia Keys, Hootie & The Blowfish and Maroon 5.
Madonna and Taylor Swift are the biggest winners with three wins each, while the former also holds the record for most nominations with 12. Meanwhile, Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson and Lady Gaga are the only artists to win the award for two consecutive years.