Latest Grammy Awards News

Grammys release inclusion requirement to ensure diverse show

Oct. 19, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammys will stick to its word with the public release of the full inclusion rider to ensure equity and inclusion in hiring on all levels of production for next year’s ceremony. The Recording Academy released on Tuesday an eight-page document...

BTS suits, Katy Perry dress to be sold at charity auction

Oct. 12, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The custom suits BTS wore for their Grammy Awards performance earlier this year are among the items that will be sold at a charity auction. The seven-member K-pop group wore custom Louis Vuitton suits to perform their hit “Dynamite” during March's...

Rolling Stones honor album 'Tattoo You' with 9 new tunes

Aug. 19, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rolling Stones are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their album “Tattoo You” with a remastered collection that includes nine previously unreleased tracks. The newly-remastered 11-track album is out on Oct. 22, including songs “Hang Fire,”...

Dan + Shay found time for reflection after global success

Aug. 12, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than a year ago, country pop duo Dan + Shay were just beginning their first headlining arena tour when COVID-19 started impacting the United States. After just three shows, the Grammy-winning pair put their tour on hold, but they thought it...

Grammys commit to more hiring diversity for 2022 show

Aug. 04, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammy Awards will adopt an inclusion rider that will require producers to recruit and hire more diverse candidates backstage and in front of the camera for next year's ceremony. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that the rider will be...

DaBaby offers 2nd apology after recent homophobic comments

Aug. 02, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper DaBaby offered another apology Monday while facing heavy backlash after he made crude and homophobic remarks at a recent Miami-area music festival. The Grammy-nominated performer said he was misinformed for his comments about HIV/AIDS in the...

DaBaby booted from Lollapalooza after homophobic comments

Aug. 01, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper DaBaby was cut Sunday from Lollapalooza's closing lineup following crude and homophobic remarks he made last week at a Miami-area music festival. The Grammy-nominated artist, whose name is Jonathan Kirk, had been scheduled as a closing act on the...