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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, 21 Savage performs at the Voodoo Music Experience in City Park in New Orleans. Authorities in Atlanta say Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage is in federal immigration custody. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox says the artist, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested in a targeted operation early Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in the Atlanta area. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
February 03, 2019 - 4:32 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities in Atlanta say Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage is in federal immigration custody. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox says the artist, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested in a targeted operation early Sunday in the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 file photo, Cardi B performs "I Like It" at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Cardi B says she received an offer to perform at the Super Bowl, but struggled with the decision to turn down the lucrative opportunity in support of ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick. The Grammy-nominated rapper told The Associated Press on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, that she had "mixed feelings" after she declined to take the stage at Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 11:41 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Cardi B said she received an offer to perform at the Super Bowl, but struggled with the decision to turn down the lucrative opportunity in support of ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick. The Grammy-nominated rapper told The Associated Press on Friday evening that she had "mixed feelings"...
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This photo combo of file photos shows Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams and Justin Bieber. The Recording Academy’s Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion is a launching a new initiative to create and expand more opportunities to female music producers and engineers. The academy announced The Producer & Engineer Inclusion Initiative on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, which asks that musicians, labels and others consider at least two female producers or engineers when working on a project. More than 200 have already pledged, including Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Pearl Jam, Pharrell and Ariana Grande. (Willy Sanjuan, Jordan Strauss, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 12:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy's Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion is launching a new initiative to create and expand more opportunities to female music producers and engineers. The academy on Friday announced the Producer & Engineer Inclusion Initiative, which asks that musicians,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. For Grammy-nominated singer Joe, singing the hit song R. Kelly wrote and produced for him is out of the question. “I’ve stopped performing the song,” he said in a statement to The Associated Press, referring to “More & More,” a Top 20 R&B success released in 2003. “No music or intellectual property is worth being inconsiderate to the feelings or pain of others,” 45-year-old Joe continued. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
January 31, 2019 - 10:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For Grammy-nominated singer Joe, singing the hit song R. Kelly wrote and produced for him is out of the question. Joe says in a statement to The Associated Press that he no longer performers the song "More & More," a Top 20 R&B song released in 2003. He says, "No music or...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2011, file photo, singer James Ingram arrives at the UNICEF Playlist with the A-List benefit in Los Angeles. Ingram, the Grammy-winning singer who launched multiple hits on the R&B and pop charts and earned two Oscar nominations for his songwriting, has died. He was 66. Debbie Allen, and actress and Ingram’s frequent collaborator, announced his death on Twitter on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Attempts by The Associated Press to confirm Ingram’s death with his family or representatives have been unsuccessful. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
January 30, 2019 - 7:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — James Ingram, the Grammy-winning singer who launched multiple hits on the R&B and pop charts and earned two Oscar nominations for his songwriting, has died, according to a close associate. He was 66. Debbie Allen, an actress-choreographer and frequent collaborator with Ingram,...
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This image released by Warner Bros. shows Lady Gaga in a scene from the latest reboot of the film, "A Star is Born." On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, Lady Gaga was nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her role in the film. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 24. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via AP)
January 22, 2019 - 11:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is a double nominee at the Academy Awards, where rapper Kendrick Lamar is nominated for the first time while songwriter Diane Warren is also vying for her first win with her 10th nomination. Gaga scored best actress and best original song nominations Tuesday for her work...
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January 11, 2019 - 7:47 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Keyboard player Anthony Geraci, singer Shemekia Copeland, and guitarist and songwriter Nick Moss lead the nominations for the annual Blues Music Awards. The awards are scheduled on May 9 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Geraci leads with six nominations,...
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January 09, 2019 - 8:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has 13 reasons to celebrate: She's nominated for 13 honors at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. IHeartMedia announced Wednesday that the rapper is the most nominated act, competing for honors such as song of the year for "Girls Like You" with Maroon 5 and female artist of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2018 file photo, Bad Bunny arrives at the Latin Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)
December 24, 2018 - 5:54 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bad Bunny has a very special Christmas present for his fans: "X 100PRE," his first album with 13 new songs, including his new single "Solo De Mi." "For every artist is a dream to release an album and that people listen to it," the Puerto Rican star said in a recent phone...
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FILE - This 2018 combination of file photo shows, Janelle Monae, from left, Kacey Musgraves, and H.E.R. in New York. Female musicians who not only write their own lyrics - but produce their songs and albums too - are taking center stage at the 2019 Grammy Awards, a year after female voices were shut of the show’s major categories. Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R. and Janelle Monae, performers who play instruments, write or co-write all of their songs and are also listed as producers on their projects, earned nominations for the coveted album of the year. (Photos by Taylor Jewell, Drew Gurian, Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)
December 08, 2018 - 11:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — After being nearly muted at this year's ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing the majority in two of the top categories. Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R. and Janelle Monae, performers who play instruments, write or co-...
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