Latest Grammy Awards News

Drake withdraws 2 Grammy nominations from final ballot

Dec. 06, 2021 20:49 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drake wants no part in competing for a Grammy. The four-time Grammy winner and his management asked the Recording Academy to withdraw his two nominations from the final-round ballot, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. They said...

Kelsea Ballerini feels her way through her new poetry book

Dec. 02, 2021 16:14 PM EST

New York (AP) — Country music star Kelsea Ballerini had no intentions of starting a new job as an author in 2020. She did plan to tour her new album, “Kelsea” — then the coronavirus pandemic shut down most of the world. As COVID-19 all but stopped the touring industry, the Grammy...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

Joanne Shenandoah, celebrated Native American singer, dies

Nov. 23, 2021 20:18 PM EST

Joanne Shenandoah, the celebrated Native American singer-songwriter who performed before world leaders and on high-profile stages, has died. She was 63. The Native American Music Awards & Association posted on its website that Shenandoah, described as “Native...

Musician Jon Batiste leads Grammy Award nominations with 11

Nov. 23, 2021 13:35 PM EST

Jon Batiste might be the Grammys biggest surprise: The multi-genre performer and recent Oscar winner made such an impression on voters that he scored the most nominations with 11 on Tuesday. Batiste earned an album of the year nod for “We Are” along with record of...

Grammy facts: Blurred genre lines and a retiree revolution

Nov. 23, 2021 13:30 PM EST

With new rules in place this year and a promise to regain trust among its members, the Recording Academy released its nominations on Tuesday for its 64th Grammy Awards. Here are some facts about this year's nominees: A RETIREE REVOLUTION: Certainly...

Jon Batiste leads all Grammy Award nominees with 11; Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, H.E.R. each receive 8 apiece

Nov. 23, 2021 12:56 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jon Batiste leads all Grammy Award nominees with 11; Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, H.E.R. each receive 8 apiece.

Ruben Blades: Power doesn't corrupt, power unmasks

Nov. 19, 2021 16:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Sometimes one may wonder what would have happened if Ruben Blades had been president of Panama. Would he have been good? Hated? Was it better that he didn't? “I think it would have been good for the country,” Blades said Thursday in a video call...

From Bieber to Vedder, producer Andrew Watt shows his range

Nov. 12, 2021 10:03 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — What do Justin Bieber, Elton John and Dua Lipa have in common with Miley Cyrus, Metallica, Sam Smith and Stevie Wonder? They’ve all collaborated with the Grammy-winning 31-year-old producer Andrew Watt, who has become one of pop music’s most...

Outtakes: Grammys CEO on R. Kelly, Wallen, cancel culture

Oct. 26, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr. spoke to The Associated Press about efforts to make the Grammy's more inclusive. He also talked about other happenings in the music industry and cancel culture. Mason addressed the rumors about R. Kelly’s...