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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...

This combination photo shows country music stars, from left, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, who are among  23 performers that will be featured in “ACM Presents: Our Country,” an at-home country music special that is airing on CBS on April 5, in lieu of their delayed Academy of Country Music awards show. (AP Photo)

At home with kids, pets and spouses, country stars play on

Apr. 5, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music’s biggest stars should have been on the carpet of the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday in Las Vegas, but like most of America, they were homebound because of the coronavirus. Still, the musicians played on, surrounded by spouses, kids and — in...

FILE - In this June 21, 2006 file photo, singer-songwriter Bill Withers poses in his office in Beverly Hills, Calif. Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “Lean On Me,” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,

‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Apr. 3, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean on Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. He...