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Trailblazer Charley Pride to get lifetime achievement award

Oct. 22, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Trailblazing country music star Charley Pride will get a lifetime achievement award at the CMA Awards in November. The rich baritone singer became the genre’s first Black superstar, charting 29 No. 1 hits between the 1960s and 1980s, with songs like “Kiss An Angel...

Bad Bunny, left, accepts the award for social artist of the year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 25, 2019, in Las Vegas and Daddy Yankee accepts the award for favorite male artist at the Latin American Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Oct. 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show. (AP Photo)

Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee top Billboard Latin Music Awards

Oct. 22, 2020 5:23 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show. Bad Bunny won artist of the year, the night's top honor, as well as top Latin album for “X 100PRE” and songwriter of the year....

In this video image provided by CMT, Carrie Underwood accepts the female of the year award for “Drinking Alone” during the Country Music Television awards airing on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (CMT via AP)

Carrie Underwood named top artist at CMT Music Awards

Oct. 21, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Carrie Underwood already had the most CMT Music Awards of any artist, but she'll need to make more room on her shelf. The superstar picked up two more trophies for video of the year and female video of the year in a remotely shot awards show. Underwood appeared on video to...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2008 file photo, Mexico's singer and composer Armando Manzanero appears during a press conference in Mexico City. At 84, Manzanero, the Mexican master of romantic music, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award on Wednesday at the Latin Billboards.  (AP Photo/ Denisse Pohls, File)

Romance song master Armando Manzanero has more music to give

Oct. 20, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Armando Manzanero still has music to give. At 84, the Mexican master of romantic music, who has penned Spanish classics such as “Somos Novios” and “Contigo Aprendí”, is still working the tunes on his piano. When answering the phone for an interview about...

FILE - In this Friday, July 12, 2019 photo, rapper, writer, and filmmaker Rene Perez Joglar, know professionally as Residente, poses for a portrait in New York.  Residente, the most decorated winner in the history of Latin Grammys, has signed a multi-year deal with Sony Music Entertainment to launch 1868 Studios. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)

Residente signs with Sony Music to create TV, films and more

Oct. 15, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He’s directed his own music videos and now he will help develop TV shows, films and other on-screen content for a global market. Residente, the most decorated winner in the history of Latin Grammys, has signed a multiyear deal with Sony Music Entertainment to launch 1868 Studios....

Post Malone accepts the top artist award at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Post Malone owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstage

Oct. 15, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt performance that was dedicated to his wife. With his voice aching as he sang passionately from the piano, Legend told viewers “this is for...

Billie Eilish accepts the award for top female artist at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

List of Billboard Music Awards winners in top categories

Oct. 14, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

A list of winners in the top categories at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, held Wednesday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. — Top Hot 100 song: “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus — Top Billboard 200 album: Billie Eilish, “When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We...

FILE - This Aug. 22, 2019 photo shows Rapsody posing for a portrait in New York. Rapsody's “Pray Momma Don’t Cry” is one of four songs featured on “I Can’t Breath/Music for the Movement,” a four-song album that is a joint venture between Disney Music Group and The Undefeated, ESPN’s platform for exploring the intersections of race, sports and culture. Rapsody is hoping the album can unite people.  (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)

Disney recruits Rapsody, others for EP honoring Black lives

Oct. 13, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-nominated gifted lyricist Rapsody has written “maybe 15 verses this year to reflect the times” — as she put it — about the Black experience. So when Disney asked the rapper to pen a new tune for a new EP honoring Black lives and social justice, she thought...

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New this week: David Byrne, 'The Amazing Race' & Tommy Lee

Oct. 12, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Broadway is dark and most concert tours have been abandoned, but you can still feel the thrill of being inside a packed...

FILE - Killer Mike of Run The Jewels performs at the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati on June 2, 2019. The Grammy-winning rapper and social-political activist will receive the first Billboard Change Maker Award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. NBC and dick clark productions announced the new award and recipient Monday, two days ahead of the big show, which will air live on NBC from the Dolby Theatre at 8 p.m. ET. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Killer Mike to earn Change Maker Award at Billboard Awards

Oct. 12, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning rapper and social-political activist Killer Mike will receive the first Billboard Change Maker Award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. NBC and dick clark productions announced the new award and recipient Monday, two days ahead of the show, which will air live on NBC from...