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With ‘Championships,’ Meek Mill might become a Grammy champ

Dec. 11, 2019 2:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On “Oodles O’ Noodles Babies,” a song on Meek Mill’s latest album, he raps about childhood struggles battling everything from poverty to violence, and proclaims: “We couldn't afford no clothes/It was hand me down/Who would think a (dude) get a Grammy...

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Elton John, J. Lo up for Globes

Dec. 9, 2019 1:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globes are looking more like the Grammy Awards: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Elton John are competing for best original song at the ceremony. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced nominees for the 2020 show on Monday. Others up for the music prize include the...

With 'Joker,' composer Hildur Guðnadóttir could make history

Dec. 9, 2019 11:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — This is no laughing matter: “Joker” composer Hildur Guðnadóttir could be the first woman in 19 years to win the Golden Globe for best original score. Guðnadóttir earned the nomination Monday and is the sole female nominee in the category. And she could...

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

Dec. 8, 2019 6:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit “Lucid Dreams,” died early Sunday after a “medical emergency” at Chicago's Midway International Airport....

AP’s top albums of 2019: Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Anitta

Dec. 7, 2019 12:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu: 1. Ari Lennox, “Shea Butter Baby”: A message to the Grammy Awards, in the words of pop music philosopher Mariah Carey: “Them chickens is ash and I'm lotion.” Them is the Grammys, and...

Chamillionaire wants to add diversity to tech space

Dec. 5, 2019 5:19 PM EST

When Grammy award-winning rapper Hakeem “Chamillionaire” Seriki began learning the ropes of venture capitalism in the tech space, he noticed something almost immediately— he wasn’t seeing many people who looked like him. When he began to fund ventures himself, the heads of startups...

Tejano singer convicted of rape to launch comeback tour

Dec. 4, 2019 6:46 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Tejano singer who was convicted of raping an underage female relative and imprisoned for more than a decade is preparing to relaunch his career with a sold-out show in Houston, despite the original terms of his release barring him from visiting the city and surrounding county because the...

Charges against Remy Ma in assault of castmate are dropped

Dec. 3, 2019 2:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan prosecutors have dropped their case against Remy Ma. The Grammy-nominated rapper was arrested in May on charges of punching her “Love & Hip Hop New York” castmate Brittney Taylor in the face at a New York City concert venue on April 16. The rapper's lawyer denied...

Darius Rucker to perform pre-race concert before Daytona 500

Dec. 3, 2019 10:05 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three-time Grammy Award winner Darius Rucker will perform a pre-race concert before the Daytona 500 in February. It will be Rucker’s fourth appearance at Daytona International Speedway and first at the “Great American Race,” which will again serve as...

Eilish, Lizzo, Lil Nas X named 1st Apple Music Award winners

Dec. 3, 2019 12:12 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billie Eilish will be the first recipient of the Apple Music Award for global artist of the year, one of three honors for the pop singer. Apple announced Monday that Eilish’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” has been named album of the year. Eilish and her...