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FILE - In this April 14, 2019, file photo, rapper YG performs at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. YG, whose real name is Keenon Jackson ,was arrested Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of robbery just two days before he is scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards, officials said. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Rapper YG arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of robbery

Jan. 25, 2020 12:47 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper YG was arrested Friday at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of robbery just two days before he is scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards, officials said. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies took YG, whose real name is Keenon Jackson, into custody at his Chatsworth home as...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, various Grammy Awards are displayed at the Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The academy, which puts on the 62nd Grammys on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, says nominees are selected from a list of contenders who are voted into the top 20 in each category. But some people view the voting process as less than transparent, since the choice of finalists happens behind closed doors. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Doubts loom over nominating process for Grammy Awards

Jan. 24, 2020 10:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Questions have loomed for years around the nominations process for the Grammy Awards. But the doubts reached a new level this week after the Recording Academy's just-ousted CEO claimed the show is rigged and full of conflicts of interest. The academy, which puts on the 62nd Grammys on...

FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2016, file photo, Chance The Rapper performs at The Budweiser Made In America Festival in Philadelphia. Celebrities, beware: “Punk’d” is being revived. And this time Chance the Rapper is doing the punk'ing. MTV Studios and Quibi said Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, that they are teaming up to revive the show with Grammy-winner Chance the Rapper pranking unsuspecting A-listers. Quibi is an upcoming short-video streaming service that's backed by Hollywood studios.  (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)

'Punk’d' to be revived with Chance the Rapper doing pranks

Jan. 24, 2020 2:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrities, beware: “Punk’d” is being revived. And this time Chance the Rapper is the one doing the punk'ing. MTV Studios and Quibi said Friday they are teaming up to revive the show with Grammy-winner Chance the Rapper pranking unsuspecting A-listers. No date was...

Billie Eilish performs live on stage at the 2020 Spotify Best New Artist Party at The Lot Studios on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Rosalía rule at pre-Grammy Spotify gig

Jan. 24, 2020 11:50 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lizzo screamed at the top of her lungs, Lil Nas X brought out Billy Ray Cyrus for “Old Town Road” and Billie Eilish sang softly with her brother-turned-producer assisting on keys. The three artists — the acts with the most nods at Sunday’s Grammy Awards...

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 5:31 PM 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...

FILE - This Feb 15, 2016 file photo shows Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes performing at the 58th annual Grammy Awards  in Los Angeles. Howard's solo album “Jaime” is up for two Grammy Awards at Sunday's ceremony. Her song “History Repeats” competes for best rock performance and best rock song. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Brittany Howard looks past and forward ahead of the Grammys

Jan. 23, 2020 1:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Leaving a successful band is never easy. For Brittany Howard, stepping away from the roots-rockers Alabama Shakes wasn't easy — but it was necessary. “Being on my own was really important to me creatively. It was a really big risk and it was a really big choice,” the...

This combination of photos shows, top row from left, Jack Antonoff, Joshua Bell, Camila Cabello, Gary Clark Jr., bottom row from left, Common, ballerina Misty Copeland, Lang Land and Cyndi Lauper who will perform

After 40 Years, Grammy show producer bows out his way

Jan. 23, 2020 12:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With this Sunday’s Grammy ceremony to be his last after 40 years of producing it, Ken Ehrlich could be excused for creating a few moments in the show to look back on his own legacy, which includes creating indelible moments that will live in pop consciousness forever: Aretha...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 file photo, Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer poses for a portrait in New York. Kramer, a founding member of the band, filed a lawsuit against his band mates in January 2020 in Massachusetts Superior Court in Boston, claiming he has been kept out of the band after he hurt his ankle in 2019 and missed some shows. The suit comes just as the band is set to perform and be honored at Grammy Awards events. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)

Aerosmith drummer loses bid to rejoin band for Grammy honors

Jan. 22, 2020 10:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A judge has told Aerosmith's drummer Joey Kramer to dream on if he hopes to rejoin the band as it's set to perform and be honored at Grammy events this week. Massachusetts Superior Court Judge Mark Gildea on Wednesday denied Kramer's request to order the band, whose first hit single was...

FILE - This Feb. 10, 2019 file photo shows then President and CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow at the 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Portnow says a rape allegation against him aired in a complaint against the Recording Academy by his successor is “false and outrageous.” Portnow released a statement saying the academy during his tenure had conducted a thorough and independent investigation and he was “completely exonerated.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Ex-Grammys CEO says rape allegation 'false and outrageous'

Jan. 22, 2020 8:44 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Grammys CEO Neil Portnow said Wednesday that a rape allegation against him aired by his successor in a complaint against the Recording Academy is “false and outrageous.” Portnow released a statement saying that the academy conducted a thorough and independent...

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...