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The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch lead AMA nominations with 8 each

Oct. 26, 2020 9:34 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch are the leading nominees for this year’s American Music Awards with eight apiece. Both will compete for artist of the year against Justin Bieber, Post Malone and Taylor Swift, it was announced Monday. Megan Thee Stallion is the next leading nominee with...

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....

Bad Bunny recibe el Premio Billboard al mejor artista latino el miércoles 14 de octubre de 2020 en el Teatro Dolby en Los Angeles. (AP Foto/Chris Pizzello)

Bunny llega con ventaja a los Billboard de la Música Latina

Oct. 21, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Florida, EE.UU. (AP) — Bad Bunny y Ozuna llegan a la ceremonia de los Premios Billboard de la Música Latina con 14 nominaciones cada uno, pero el “Conejo Malo” tiene cierta ventaja: la semana pasada ganó dos Premios Billboard de la Música, incluyendo a mejor artista...

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...

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New this week: The Boss, Billie Eilish, Borat & 'Bad Hair'

Oct. 19, 2020 11:10 AM 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 — You have to admire the moxie of Netflix and director Ben Wheatley for taking on Daphne du Maurier’s...

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2007, file photo, former California Gov. Pete Wilson imitates the pose of a statue dedicated in his honor at Horton Plaza in San Diego. The statue was removed from the park after critics said the governor supported laws and policies that hurt immigrants and LGBTQ community members, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Thursday, Oct. 16, 2020.  (Nelvin Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

Statue of former governor removed after policies criticized

Oct. 16, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A statue of former California Gov. Pete Wilson was removed from a San Diego park after critics said the governor supported laws and policies that hurt immigrants and LGBTQ community members, a newspaper reported. The 13-year-old statue near Horton Plaza Park was removed by Horton Walk,...

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....

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, a shopper walks by one of several vacant retail spaces among the outlet shops in Freeport, Maine. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 7.9% in September, but hiring is slowing and many Americans have given up looking for work, the government said Friday, Oct. 2, in the final jobs report before the voters decide whether to give President Donald Trump another term. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Long-term jobless caught in a squeeze that imperils recovery

Oct. 4, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — This spring, Magdalena Valiente was expecting her best year as a Florida-based concert promoter. Now, she wonders if the career she built over three decades is over. Back in March, Valiente had been planning five tours for Latin Grammy winners Fonseca and Andrés Cepeda and more than...

A man wearing a face mask walks past a mural Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in South Central Los Angeles. California's plan to safely reopen its economy will begin to require counties to bring down coronavirus infection rates in disadvantaged communities that have been harder hit by the pandemic. The complex new rules set in place an

New California reopening rules require 'equity' measure

Oct. 1, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California will begin to require counties to bring down coronavirus infection rates in disadvantaged communities that have been harder hit by the pandemic, a move that could slow the methodical reopening of the nation's most populous state. The complex new rules set in place an...

J Balvin performs during the Coca-Cola Flow Reggaeton festival in Mexico City on Nov. 23, 2019, from left, Ozuna performs at the Latin American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 17, 2019 and Bad Bunny performs a medley at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 25, 2019. Balvin scored a whopping 13 nominations at the 2020 Latin Grammys, including two nominations for album of the year and two for record of the year. The Latin Academy announced Tuesday that Bad Bunny and Ozuna are behind Balvin with nine and eight nominations, respectively. (AP Photo)

Reggaeton redemption: Balvin, Bunny top Latin Grammy nods

Sep. 29, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At last year’s Latin Grammy Awards, popular reggaeton and Latin trap musicians such as J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Ozuna were dismissed in the show’s top categories. This year, they dominate. Balvin scored a whopping 13 nominations for the 2020 Latin Grammys, including two...