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FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, actress Oprah Winfrey poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film

Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workers

May. 28, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammys is putting together an event featuring Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Herbie Hancock and Harry Connick, Jr. to honor essential workers across America. The Recording Academy, which puts on the Grammy Awards annually, announced Thursday that the two-hour special, “United We...

FILE - This April 23, 2018 file photo shows Josh Tillman performing at the 2018 ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The performing rights organization announced Thursday, May 28, 2020 that it will hold three-day virtual events for its four awards shows, which focus on pop, R&B, Latin and film music. The ASCAP Pop Music Awards will be held June 17-19; the ASCAP Screen Music Awards on June 23-25; the ASCAP Latin Music Awards on July 7-9; and the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on July 15-17. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

ASCAP to honor songwriters, publishers with virtual awards

May. 28, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is going virtual with its annual awards shows this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic. The performing rights organization announced Thursday that it will hold three-day virtual events — that will stream on ASCAP's...

This combination photo shows, from left, The-Dream at the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta, on Sept. 17, 2016, Beyonce at the world premiere of

A songwriting savage: The-Dream on penning Beyoncé-Megan hit

May. 19, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The-Dream has won Grammys for his songwriting skills, but the performer doesn’t plan to break down the formula for his latest hit, the Megan Thee Stallion “Savage” remix co-starring Beyoncé. The viral song, which has reached the No. 2 spot on Billboard’s Hot...

In this Aug. 2, 2018, photo, David Jassy, from left, front, a formerly incarcerated advocate, hip hop artist Common and Imagine Justice political advisor Michael Latt tour San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. They are joined by Aun Madison, rear from left, Common's assistant, Jessica Jackson co-founder and National Director of #CUT50, Alex Gudich the Deputy Director of #CUT50. Common and Imagine Justice has launched a campaign with dozens of advocacy and activist groups calling attention to the threat coronavirus poses on millions of people jailed or imprisoned in the U.S. (JT McGlockton/Imagine Justice via AP)

Common's #WeMatterToo push urges jail releases amid virus

May. 13, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper and activist Common went into quarantine concerned about incarcerated people he has met during visits to jails, prisons and juvenile detention centers around the U.S. and who aren't able to maintain social distance or adopt rigorous hygiene routines to prevent the spread of COVID-19....

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Buju Banton calls new single with John Legend 'special'

May. 8, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s been over a decade since reggae king Buju Banton and R&B star John Legend collaborated on a song, and the Grammy winners have reunited for a new track. Banton and Legend released the easygoing love song “Memories” on Friday. It is the first single from...

FILE -  In a Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 file photo, Mavis Staples performs during the Obama Foundation Summit at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Mavis Staples Mavis Staples won the vocalist award at the Blues Music Awards Sunday, May 3, 2020. 
The awards show Sunday was moved online due to the coronanavirus outbreak. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Kingfish Ingram wins 5 Blues Music Awards in online show

May. 4, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Guitarist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram took home five Blues Music Awards in an online ceremony that featured appearances by Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray and other musicians. The awards show Sunday was moved online due to the coronanavirus outbreak. The program included...

Gospel singer Troy Sneed dies from coronavirus complications

Apr. 27, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed has died from complications with the coronavirus. He was 52. Sneed’s publicist Bill Carpenter said the singer died early Monday at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Sneed earned a Grammy nomination for his work on the Youth For...

FILE - This Oct. 11, 2016 file photo shows gospel singer Tye Tribbet performing at the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Tribbett released the new song “We Gon’ Be Alright” on Friday. The new track interpolates part of Kendrick Lamar’s anthemic 2015 song, which was co-produced by Pharrell and won two Grammy Awards. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)

Tye Tribbett sends positive vibes with song amid virus

Apr. 24, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning gospel singer Tye Tribbett has fused Kendrick Lamar’s hit song “Alright” into a new tune to send a message to people during the coronavirus pandemic: We are going to be all right. Tribbett released the new song “We Gon’ Be Alright” on...

This image released by FX shows, from left, Harvey Guillén as Guillermo, Mark Proksch as Colin Robinson, Kayvan Novak as Nandor, Natasia Demetriou as Nadja and Matt Berry as Laszlo in a scene from

Coming to device near you: H.E.R., vampires, 'Roar' and Elmo

Apr. 13, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

If social distancing is getting old, consider how it would feel to do it for hundreds of years — and stay out of the sun. The vampire household of “What We Do in the Shadows” examines the hilarious possibilities when it returns for its second season this week. Another option to examine worse...

This combination photo shows Alesso, left, at Spotify's Best New Artists Party on Jan. 25, 2018, in New York and Liam Payne at the Brit Awards in London, Feb. 20, 2019. The coronavirus has halted many plans in the music industry but it didn't stop Grammy-nominated DJ-producer Alesso and former One Direction singer Payne from filming a music video for the new dance song

Stuck at home, Alesso and Liam Payne still film music video

Apr. 8, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus has halted many plans in the music industry, from tour cancellations to album pushbacks, but it didn’t stop Grammy-nominated DJ-producer Alesso and former One Direction singer Liam Payne from filming a new music video. The pair joined forces for the new dance song...