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Oscar music nods: Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Diane Warren

Jan. 22, 2019 1:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is a double nominee at the Academy Awards, where rapper Kendrick Lamar is nominated for the first time while songwriter Diane Warren is also vying for her first win with her 10th nomination. Gaga scored best actress and best original song nominations Tuesday for her work in "A...

Timberlake pops in on patients at Texas children's hospital

Jan. 19, 2019 8:57 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Justin Timberlake has pulled some sunshine from his pocket for the patients at a Texas children's hospital. Timberlake took a break from his "Man of the Woods" tour to pop in and pose for pictures with the young patients at HCA Healthcare's Methodist Children's Hospital in San Antonio. A...

James Blake, music's most requested collaborator, opens up

Jan. 18, 2019 5:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people get lots of invitations. James Blake gets the right ones. He's had a role on two of the greatest albums of the last decade — Beyonce's delicious "Lemonade" and Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize-winner "Damn." He worked on another impactful and culturally relevant album,...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Jan. 17, 2019 3:44 PM EST

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of January 16, 2019: TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1....

Vuitton's Abloh celebrates Michael Jackson in Paris menswear

Jan. 17, 2019 1:58 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton's designer Virgil Abloh transported celebrity guests at Paris Fashion Week to the graffitied streets of New York in a dramatic menswear ode to Michael Jackson. Abloh, the first African-American to head a major European fashion house, used his unique platform Thursday to celebrate...

Metallica, Miley Cyrus perform at Chris Cornell tribute

Jan. 17, 2019 1:55 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many from Metallica and the Foo Fighters rocked on with electrifying performances as family members gave heartfelt speeches in memory of the late Chris Cornell. Cornell's wife, Vicky, stepped onstage struggling to speak at first. But after gathering herself, she eventually thanked...

Grammys performers: Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae

Jan. 17, 2019 11:43 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month's Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Dan + Shay will also hit the stage at the Feb. 10 event. The Grammys will air live on...

Q&A: Maroon 5's PJ Morton on Super Bowl and Grammy noms

Jan. 17, 2019 10:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — PJ Morton is prepping for the biggest week of his life: He's set to perform at next month's Super Bowl halftime show as a member of Maroon 5, and seven days later, he'll attend the Grammy Awards, where he's nominated for four honors — including three for his work as a R&B singer....

Maren Morris starts 2nd album with uplifting "GIRL" single

Jan. 17, 2019 8:57 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Maren Morris knew the importance of selecting the first single she released from her much-anticipated second record, but as soon as she heard the demo of "GIRL," she knew this was the song she wanted to lead off the album. "It felt like such a timely song for now," said the...

Colorism reveals many shades of prejudice in Hollywood

Jan. 16, 2019 10:43 AM EST

The breakthrough representation of minorities in Hollywood blockbusters has ignited a frequently overlooked discussion about whether prejudice isn't just about the color of a person's skin, but the shade. "Colorism," the idea that light-skinned minorities are given more privilege than their darker-skinned peers,...