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This cover image released by Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia shows "Lemonade," by Beyonce, named one of the top albums of the decade by the Associated Press. (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia via AP)
December 12, 2019 - 2:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The top 15 albums of the decade by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu: 1. Beyoncé, “Lemonade”: At the beginning of this decade, Beyoncé was already the greatest singer of her generation. She won a record six Grammys in a single night, had women AND MEN “oh-oh-oh’ing” to the...
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This combination photo shows Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 24, 2019, left, and Andrew Lloyd Webber at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York on Jan. 28, 2018. Swift and Webber were nominated for a Golden Globe award for best original song for "Beautiful Ghosts," from the film "Cats." (AP Photo)
December 09, 2019 - 10:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globes are looking more like the Grammy Awards: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Elton John are competing for best original song at the ceremony. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced nominees for the 2020 show on Monday. Others up for the music prize include the...
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Front row from left, 2019 Kennedy Center Honorees Michael Tilson Thomas, Linda Ronstadt, Sally Field, Joan Ganz Cooney, and Lloyd Morrisett, back row from left, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson, and characters from "Sesame Street," Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and Elmo pose for a group photo following the Kennedy Center Honors State Department Dinner at the State Department on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
December 09, 2019 - 3:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt and the disco-funk band Earth Wind and Fire shared the spotlight Sunday night as part of the latest group of recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement in the arts. Also in this year's class were conductor Michael...
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December 05, 2019 - 2:31 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Dec. 3 about Mercer Music at Capricorn, The Associated Press reported erroneously that one of the co-founders of Capricorn Records was Frank Fenton. It should have said his last name was Fenter, not Fenton. A corrected version of the story is below: Iconic Southern rock...
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This Oct. 11, 2019 photo shows singer, songwriter John Hiatt during an interview in New York to promote his box set “Only the Song Survives,” available on Friday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 05, 2019 - 9:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — John Hiatt wrote his first song at age 11, and knew right away that’s what he wanted to do. It’s not his job; it’s who he is. He’s 67 now. With all that time put in, it’s amusing that the two albums that are arguably the cornerstones of his career — 1987’s “Bring the Family” and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Willie Nelson performs in Nashville, Tenn. Nelson may have given up smoking, but he hasn't stopped using marijuana. While in San Antonio last week for two performances, the 86-year-old country music legend told KSAT TV that in an effort to take better care of himself, he no longer smokes. His spokeswoman, Elaine Shock, told The Associated Press in an email Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, that Nelson hasn't given up cannabis, and she points out there are different ways to consume it. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
December 04, 2019 - 2:29 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Willie Nelson may have given up smoking, but he hasn't stopped using marijuana. While in San Antonio last week for two performances, the 86-year-old country music legend told KSAT TV that in an effort to take better care of himself, he no longer smokes. Nelson, a longtime...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Kid Rock performs in Pontiac, Mich. The owners of the Detroit sports arena housing Kid Rock's restaurant say the musician recently filmed delivering a vulgarity-laced rant against Oprah Winfrey won't renew his licensing agreement for the eatery. An Ilitch Holdings official said Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, Kid Rock “voluntarily decided” not to renew the deal coming up in April inside Little Caesars Arena (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)
December 04, 2019 - 10:25 am
DETROIT (AP) — Kid Rock won't renew his licensing agreement for Kid Rock's Made in Detroit restaurant, the owners of the sports arena in which it's housed said Wednesday. The news comes after the singer and musician was recently filmed delivering a vulgarity-laced rant against Oprah Winfrey. Chris...
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Taylor Swift accepts the award for favorite pop/rock album for "Lover" at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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November 24, 2019 - 9:31 pm
Taylor Swift tied Michael Jackson’s record at the American Music Awards as she collected her 24th win and used her speech to thank her record label for allowing her to freely express herself as an artist. Her remarks Sunday came amid a public battle between Swift and the men who own the master...
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Billie Eilish recibe el American Music Award a la artista favorita alternativa el domingo 24 de noviembre del 2019 en Los Angeles. (Foto por Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 24, 2019 - 8:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the American Music Awards, being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Billie Eilish has picked up new artist of the year at the American Music Awards after a fiery performance of her song “all the good girls go to...
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FILE - This May 8, 2018 file photo shows Taylor Swift performing during her "Reputation Stadium Tour" opener in Glendale, Ariz. Swift says she may not be performing at the American Music Awards because the men who own her old recordings won’t allow her to play her songs. Swift said on Instagram Thursday that she planned to play a medley of her hits when she’s named Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards on Nov. 24. But Swift says the men who own the music, Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta, are calling the performance an illegal re-recording. (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP, File)
November 22, 2019 - 2:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Music manager Scooter Braun has broken his silence regarding his public beef with Taylor Swift, who has called Braun out since she discovered he owned her master recordings. Braun wrote a lengthy post on Instagram Friday, saying his family has received “numerous death threats” since...
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