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FILE - This Nov. 14, 2019 file photo shows Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan at the 20th Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. Dugan has fired back at the Recording Academy with a complaint claiming she was retaliated against after reporting she was subjected to sexual harassment and gender discrimination during her six-month tenure. Lawyers for Dugan, who the academy placed on administrative leave last week, filed a discrimination case with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday. In the complaint, she claims she was subjected to sexual harassment from the academy’s general counsel. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)

Ousted Grammy chief suggests awards are tainted

Jan. 23, 2020 9:50 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The ousted head of the Grammy Awards says that music's biggest awards are tainted because of conflicts of interest that infect how certain songs and artists are nominated. Nevertheless, Deborah Dugan said in an interview on ABC's “Good Morning America” on Thursday that she...

This combination of photos shows, from left, Lizzo performing at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans on Oct. 27, 2018, Lil Nas X performing

Will Grammy voters take the 'Old Town Road' on Sunday?

Jan. 22, 2020 1:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2020 Grammy Awards are shaping up to be the night of the new kids, with Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X leading in nominations. Those acts, who all released huge No. 1 hits in the last year, have strong chances of beating their more-seasoned competitors, from Lady Gaga to Vampire...

This Dec. 14, 2019 photo shows music producer Victoria Monet during a portrait session in Los Angeles. Monét is nominated for two Grammys, album of the year and record of the year, for co-producing Ariana Grande's album

As a producer, Victoria Monét reaches longtime Grammy goal

Jan. 21, 2020 12:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Take a look at the list of producers nominated for album of the year at this year’s Grammy Awards, and yes, you’ll notice it is still a boy's club. But look closely and you’ll see one female name in contention for music’s highest honor: Victoria Monét....

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan participates in the 62nd Grammy Awards nominations news conference at Studio 43 at CBS Broadcast Center in New York. In a move announced late Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, the Recording Academy has placed Dugan on administrative leave following an allegation of unspecified misconduct by a senior leader. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

2 years after 'step up,' Grammys step into another mess

Jan. 17, 2020 7:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The leadership at the Recording Academy thought they were in the clear: After the Academy's then-CEO made comments that seemed to belittle women at the height of the #MeToo movement, leaving the organization in a firestorm that further exposed their diversity problems, it set out to make a...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2012 file photo Chief Executive Officer of (RED), Deborah Dugan poses for a portrait in New York. Dugan, the Recording Academy CEO who the company announced Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, was placed on administrative leave, has fired back in a statement through her lawyer, saying: “What has been reported is not nearly the story that needs to be told.

Lawyer for just-ousted Grammys CEO fires back at academy

Jan. 17, 2020 4:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan, who the company announced Thursday was placed on administrative leave, has fired back in a statement through her lawyer, saying: “What has been reported is not nearly the story that needs to be told.” The academy said late Thursday that its...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan participates in the 62nd Grammy Awards nominations news conference at Studio 43 at CBS Broadcast Center in New York. In a move announced late Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, the Recording Academy has placed Dugan on administrative leave following an allegation of unspecified misconduct by a senior leader. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan put on 'administrative leave'

Jan. 16, 2020 11:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy has placed Deborah Dugan, its president and CEO of just six months, on administrative leave following an allegation of misconduct by a senior leader at the organization. The move announced late Thursday comes 10 days before the 2020 Grammy Awards will be held in Los...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Jan. 16, 2020 7:00 PM EST

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of (January, 15,) 2020 : TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1....

FILE - This Oct. 20, 2019 file photo shows Mariah Carey performing during a concert celebrating Dubai Expo 2020 One Year to Go in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Carey is  among the artists who will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 11, 2020, in New York City. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Mariah Carey, the Neptunes in Songwriters Hall's 2020 class

Jan. 16, 2020 9:47 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s one sweet day for Mariah Carey: the pop diva, who has co-written 18 of her 19 No. 1 hit songs, will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Joining Carey for the 2020 class are the Neptunes (the duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo), former Eurythmics members Annie...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Billie Eilish performs

Eilish leads iHeartRadio Music Awards with 7 nominations

Jan. 8, 2020 8:40 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billie Eilish came away with the most nominations for the upcoming iHeartRadio Music Awards. iHeartMedia announced Wednesday that Eilish received seven nominations. The singer will compete for female artist of the year and song of the year with “bad guy.” Lil Nas X and...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Dec. 19, 2019 2:09 PM EST

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. Week of December 18, 2019 TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. Elton John; $2,870,863; $130.86. 2. Sandy & Junior; $2,196,398; $52.48. 3. Phil Collins; $2,116,916; $144.87....