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Winners in the top categories at Billboard Music Awards

May. 21, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A list of winners in the top categories at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, held Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. — Top Hot 100 song: "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber — Top Billboard 200 album: "DAMN." by Kendrick Lamar...

School victims honored at Billboard Awards; Janet, BTS shine

May. 20, 2018 11:18 PM EDT

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer Janet Jackson and K-pop group BTS. A tearful and emotional Kelly Clarkson, who hosted the awards, opened the...

The Latest: Janet Jackson honored at Billboard Awards

May. 20, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the Billboard Music Awards (all times local): 7:18 p.m. The youngest of the legendary Jackson musical family, Janet Jackson gave her first televised performance in nine years at the Billboard Music Awards. She was honored as the first black woman to receive the Billboard Icon Award on Sunday in Las...

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend reveal name of newborn son

May. 20, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Teigen and John Legend now have a baby boy to go with their toddler girl. The 32-year-old model and 39-year-old singer, whose real name is John Roger Stephens, introduced Miles Theodore Stephens to the world on Sunday. Teigen had been hinting to her millions of social media...

Guess who's coming to Windsor? Royal ceremony weds cultures

May. 19, 2018 9:41 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, New Jersey (AP) — With a gospel choir, black cellist and bishop, Oprah, Serena and Idris Elba in the audience and an African-American mother-of-the-bride, Saturday's wedding of Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle was a blend of the solemn and the soulful. Guess who's coming to...

Oprah to Idris: Celebrities spice up royal wedding

May. 19, 2018 8:10 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Oprah Winfrey seemed a tad confused about her seating assignment. Serena Williams documented her journey to St. George's Chapel on Instagram. Idris Elba smiled broadly as he escorted his fiancee, model Sabrina Dhowre, who wore the obligatory hat. They were among a slew of celebrities among...

Episcopal bishop Curry gives royal wedding an American flair

May. 19, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Nothing quite captured the trans-Atlantic nature of Saturday's royal wedding as much as the guest preacher whose sermon brought American flair to a very English church service. The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, the first black leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States,...

The Latest: Royal newlyweds to spend night in Windsor Castle

May. 19, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — The Latest on the royal wedding (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, otherwise known as Britain's Prince Harry and bride Meghan Markle, will spend their first night as a married couple in Windsor Castle. An exclusive evening reception for 200 guests at the...

Reggie Lucas, who worked with Miles Davis and Madonna, dies

May. 19, 2018 2:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reggie Lucas, the Grammy-winning musician who played with Miles Davis in the 1970s and produced the bulk of Madonna's debut album, has died. He was 65. The performer's daughter, Lisa Lucas, told The Associated Press that her father died from complications with his heart early Saturday in...

Met says it has evidence Levine abused or harassed 7 people

May. 18, 2018 11:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera said in court documents Friday that it found credible evidence that conductor James Levine engaged in sexually abusive or harassing conduct with seven people that included inappropriate touching and demands for sex acts over a 25-year period. The Met fired Levine as...