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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 5-11

Nov. 29, 2021 09:28 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 5-11: Dec. 5: Actor Jeroen Krabbe (“The Fugitive”) is 77. Opera singer Jose Carreras is 75. Singer Jim Messina (Loggins and Messina, Poco) is 74. Actor Morgan Brittany (“Dallas”) is 70. Actor Brian Backer (“Fast Times at...

Pistol Annies craft holiday album for the not-so-sentimental

Nov. 26, 2021 09:22 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Miranda Lambert readily admits that she doesn't really like Christmas music at all. The only thing that would get her in the spirit to do a holiday record was singing with her two best gal pals from the Pistol Annies, Ashley Monroe...

Grammy facts: Blurred genre lines and a retiree revolution

Nov. 23, 2021 13:30 PM EST

With new rules in place this year and a promise to regain trust among its members, the Recording Academy released its nominations on Tuesday for its 64th Grammy Awards. Here are some facts about this year's nominees: A RETIREE REVOLUTION: Certainly...

Grammy nominees in top categories for 64th annual show

Nov. 23, 2021 13:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of nominees in the top categories at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy. — Album of the year: “We Are,” Jon Batiste; “Love For Sale,” Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga; “Justice (Triple Chucks...

Bring in holiday cheer with Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix, more

Nov. 22, 2021 16:18 PM EST

It’s that time of year to grab some hot coco, don your coziest sweater and put on some festive tunes. Whether you’re dealing with holiday heartbreak or reuniting with loved ones after an uncertain two years, there’s music for everyone this season. Associated Press...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Nov. 22, 2021 09:16 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4: Nov. 28: Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. is 92. Singer-songwriter Bruce Channel is 81. Singer Randy Newman is 78. Musician Paul Shaffer (“Late Show With David Letterman”) is 72. Actor Ed Harris is 71. Actor S....

Hitmakers BTS stamp their authority on American Music Awards

Nov. 21, 2021 23:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — South Korean superstars BTS were crowned artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Sunday, brushing aside challenges from Taylor Swift, Drake and The Weeknd as they took home a total of three awards and teamed up with Coldplay for a raucous “My Universe” and...

American Music Awards winners includes BTS, Rodrigo, Swift

Nov. 21, 2021 22:55 PM EST

List of winners at Sunday's American Music Awards: Artist of the year: BTS Favorite pop song: BTS, “Butter” New artist of the year: Olivia Rodrigo Favorite female pop artist: Taylor Swift ...

ACM Awards get stadium upgrade in 2022 on Amazon Prime Video

Nov. 18, 2021 15:19 PM EST

The Academy of Country Music awards show is getting a NFL-sized upgrade next year as it moves to a new home at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on March 7. The ACM and Amazon Prime Video, along with production company MRC Live & Entertainment, announced on Thursday the...

Adele tops Swift in musician faceoff, nearly beats Oscars

Nov. 17, 2021 16:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Adele attracted 10.3 million viewers to a busy Sunday night special where she debuted new music, facilitated a marriage proposal and dished with Oprah Winfrey about her divorce and workout routine. The Nielsen company said the CBS show nearly had a...