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Rapper Kanye West performs for Texas jail inmates

Nov. 15, 2019 8:42 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Kanye West has followed the Johnny Cash route and performed for inmates at a Houston jail. In secret from the public, the star rapper-turned-gospel singer performed songs Friday from his new gospel album “Jesus is King.” He and his choir performed for more than 200 male inmates...

And the Grammy nomination goes to...

Nov. 15, 2019 7:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — L may typically stand for “loser” but artists like Lizzo, Lady Gaga, Lil Nas X and Lewis Capaldi are likely to score big next week when the Grammy nominations are unveiled, with expected nods in key categories, from album of the year to record and song of the year. The...

Gospel artist Kirk Franklin says he's boycotting Dove Awards

Oct. 28, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin says he's boycotting the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards after they edited out part of his acceptance speech earlier this month in which he called for prayers after a police shooting in his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas. Franklin...

The Latest: Trump offers condolences to Cummings' family

Oct. 25, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the Baltimore funeral services for congressman and civil rights leader Elijah Cummings (all times local): 3:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has offered his "warmest condolences" to the family of Rep. Elijah Cummings from afar as the Maryland congressman's funeral took place in...

Kanye West premieres new 'Jesus Is King' film, album

Oct. 24, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, California (AP) — Kanye West has unveiled his "Jesus Is King" IMAX film, featuring a gospel choir performing at artist James Turrell's dramatic Roden Crater in the Arizona desert. It'll be in theaters nationwide for one week to coincide with Friday's release of an album with the same name. West...

Crossover artist Lauren Daigle reigns at Dove Awards

Oct. 16, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Lauren Daigle reigned at the 50th annual Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards on Tuesday, winning artist of the year, song of the year and pop/contemporary album of the year. The 28-year-old Louisiana-born artist was the leading artist nominee coming into the...