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This combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Nov. 29-Dec. 5 shows Diego Boneta, from left, Chrissy Teigen, Janelle Monae, Britney Spears, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges and Margaret Cho. (AP Photo)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5

Nov. 23, 2020 8:25 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5: Nov. 29: Blues musician John Mayall is 87. Actor Diane Ladd is 85. Musician Chuck Mangione is 80. Country singer Jody Miller is 79. Singer-keyboardist Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals is 78. Actor Jeff Fahey (“Lost,” “The Marshal”) is...

In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (ABC via AP)

Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she's re-recording music

Nov. 22, 2020 11:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she's busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold. In a video that aired during Sunday's awards show, the pop star said...

The Weeknd accepts the award for favorite soul R&B song for

List of winners at the 2020 American Music Awards

Nov. 22, 2020 11:32 PM EST

A list of the winners at the 2020 American Music Awards, held Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. — Artist of the year: Taylor Swift — New artist of the year: Doja Cat — Collaboration of the year: Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours" — Favorite pop/rock...

Sheriff: Florida rapper made music, then fatally shot 2 men

Nov. 22, 2020 12:17 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida rapper spent an evening recording music in a makeshift studio and then fatally shot two men who were with him, authorities say. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a news release that Billy Bennett Adams III, 23, was arrested Saturday on two counts of...

This combination photo shows Natalia Lafourcade, left, and Rosalia. A year after Rosalia made history by becoming the first solo female performer in 13 years to win the top prize at the Latin Grammys, Natalia Lafourcade followed in her footsteps with a big win at the 2020 show, taking home the album of the year honor on Nov. 19, 2020, for

Ladies' night at Latin Grammys: Lafourcade, Rosalía win big

Nov. 20, 2020 9:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A year after Rosalía made history by becoming the first solo female performer in 13 years to win the top prize at the Latin Grammys, Natalia Lafourcade followed in her footsteps with a big win at the 2020 show. The Mexican singer won album of the year — a category dominated by...

Karol G performs for the 21st Latin Grammy Awards, airing on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at American Airlines Arena in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Ladies' night at Latin Grammys: Lafourcade, Rosalía win big

Nov. 20, 2020 12:28 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A year after Rosalía made history by becoming the first solo female performer in 13 years to win the top prize at the Latin Grammys, Natalia Lafourcade followed in her footsteps with a big win at the 2020 show. The Mexican singer won album of the year — a category dominated by...

FILE - Roddy Ricch performs at the 7th annual BET Experience in Los Angeles on June 21, 2019.  Ricch, whose successful year included a Grammy win, No. 1 album and No. 1 song, won two Apple Music honors that were based on streaming data. His debut album, “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial,

Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, Taylor Swift win Apple Music Awards

Nov. 19, 2020 12:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Lil Baby has been named artist of the year at the second annual Apple Music Awards. The rapper, who topped the charts this year with his sophomore album “My Turn" and reached the No. 3 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his hit “The Bigger Picture," was...

Rapper with flamethrower in custody over NYC bus stunt

Nov. 18, 2020 9:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A rapper who shot off a flamethrower while standing on an occupied New York City bus surrendered to police on Wednesday. Authorities said Dupree G.O.D was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon. There was no information on when he would be...

Tory Lanez performs at HOT 97 Summer Jam 2019 in East Rutherford, N.J. on June 2, 2019, left, and Megan Thee Stallion attends the 5th annual Diamond Ball benefit gala in New York on Sept. 12, 2019. Megan Thee Stallion penned an op-ed on the failure to protect Black women on the morning that rapper Lanez had his first court hearing for felony charges that he shot her. She writes in the New York Times Tuesday that she was shocked to become a victim of violence from a man on July 12. She said she at first kept quiet about being shot because she feared backlash, and that fear has been justified. Lanez, appearing by phone at his court hearing, did not enter a plea to two felony counts, and his lawyer declined comment.  (Photos by Scott Roth, left, Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Tory Lanez pleads not guilty in Megan Thee Stallion shooting

Nov. 18, 2020 6:48 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Tory Lanez pleaded not guilty through his attorney Wednesday to felony assault charges in the July shooting of hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion. Lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley entered the plea in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom to counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and...

This combination photo shows, from left, The Weeknd, Harry Styles, Roddy Ricch and Megan Thee Stallion, who are likely to be contenders when The Recording Academy announces the 2021 nominees Tuesday. (AP Photo)

And the Grammy nomination goes to ... Megan? Harry? Weeknd?

Nov. 18, 2020 1:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers and R&B singers tend to be the most-nominated acts at the Grammys thanks to producing their own hits and collaborating with others — sometimes from different genres — giving them a chance to qualify for more nominations than a pop or country singer who worked alone...