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A US priest, a Philippine village, and decades of secrecy

Sep. 9, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

TALUSTUSAN, Philippines (AP) — The American priest's voice echoed over the phone line, his sharp Midwestern accent softened over the decades by a gentle Filipino lilt. On the other end, recording the call, was a young man battered by shame but anxious to get the priest to describe exactly what had happened...

Justin Bieber opens up about his steep fall from grace

Sep. 3, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber is opening up about a string of "bad decisions" that led him to go from being a beloved teen performer to "the most ridiculed, judged and hated person in the world." In a very personal and introspective Instagram post , the pop star examines how childhood fame led to...

How Diplo and Morgan Wallen's collaboration came about

Aug. 29, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rising country singer Morgan Wallen has a new collaboration with three-time Grammy-winning mega-producer Diplo, but Wallen admits Diplo probably didn't know who he was before they worked together. Managers for Diplo, who is working on a country music project under his real name Thomas...

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her songs' masters

Aug. 21, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun. "CBS Sunday Morning" previewed some of its pre-taped interview with Swift on Wednesday. The reporter asks Swift if she would consider re-recording her songs in order to own the...

A$AP Rocky found guilty of Sweden assault, won't face prison

Aug. 14, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky was found guilty of assault Wednesday by a Swedish court, six weeks after a street brawl in Stockholm that had attracted the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump. A judge and jury found the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and his two bodyguards...

Lil Nas X's viral song sets more records on Billboard charts

Aug. 12, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X is galloping his way to two new records on the Billboard charts thanks to the massive success of "Old Town Road." The song that beat out Mariah Carey and "Despacito" to become the longest-running No. 1 hit in the history of the Hot 100 chart has now set records on Billboard's Hot...

Freed from Swedish jail, rapper A$AP Rocky lands in US

Aug. 3, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly a month after he was arrested in Sweden, rapper A$AP Rocky returned to the United States as the verdict in an assault case against him and two other Americans looms. Los Angeles television stations reported the 30-year-old artist was among a group of people shown emerging from a...

Rapper A$AP Rocky heading back to US as verdict looms

Aug. 2, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky and two other American suspects were temporarily freed from a Swedish jail and planning to head back to the U.S. on Friday as judges mull a verdict in the assault case against them. The Stockholm District Court released the 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rakim...

Ed Sheeran sets all-time highest-grossing tour record

Aug. 2, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Sheeran's Divide Tour is one for the record books. Pollstar confirms the 28-year-old British singer's tour will set the all-time highest-grossing tour record with Friday's show in Hannover, Germany. Pollstar forecasts the total gross to this point of $736.7 million will top the...

A$AP Rocky testifies in Sweden, says he tried to avoid fight

Aug. 1, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — American rapper A$AP Rocky testified Thursday at his assault trial in Sweden that he did everything possible to avoid a confrontation with two men he said were persistently following his entourage in Stockholm, but one of those men picked a fight with one of his bodyguards. The recording...