Latest Grammy Awards News

Riesterer, wrote Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling," dies

Aug. 21, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Frederic Riesterer, the producer and creator of electronic dance music who co-wrote the Grammy-nominated hit "I Gotta Feeling" with The Black Eyed Peas, has died. He was 58. Riesterer, who used the stage name Fred Rister, also worked with David Guetta but, unlike the superstar French DJ,...

Lizzo's 2-year-old song might still qualify at 2020 Grammys

Aug. 14, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lizzo's breakthrough hit "Truth Hurts" is a two-year-old song, but it still has a chance at the 2020 Grammy Awards. Typically older songs that become hits long after their initial release — from Pharrell's "Happy" to John Legend's "All of Me" — can compete at the Grammys when...

Rudy Pérez shares his journey from poverty to the Grammys

Aug. 2, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy winner Rudy Pérez has worked with superstars like Beyonce and Julio Iglesias and has been named a Billboard Producer of the Decade. He usually keeps a low profile, but he's stepping out front to inspire others to fight for their dreams, with a new book. "The Latin Hit Maker,"...

SAG Awards shift date, avoid schedule conflict with Grammys

Jul. 25, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild Awards will shift a week earlier than planned and avoid airing at the same time as the Grammy Awards. Organizers announced the shift Thursday and that the show, which honors the best performances in film and television, will be broadcast live Jan. 19 on TNT and...

Ken Ehrlich returns as executive producer of Grammy Awards

Jul. 17, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ken Ehrlich is returning as executive producer of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards for the last time, capping his 40th anniversary with what's called "music's biggest night." The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that Ben Winston will become the executive producer for the 63rd telecast...

Johnny Clegg, anti-apartheid musician in South Africa, dies

Jul. 16, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Johnny Clegg, a South African musician who performed in defiance of racial barriers imposed under the country's apartheid system decades ago and celebrated its new democracy under Nelson Mandela, died Tuesday. He was 66 and had pancreatic cancer. The Grammy-nominated and British-born...

The Latest: Nipsey Hussle honored with award at BET Awards

Jun. 24, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The late Nipsey Hussle was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards. Rapper T.I. presented the posthumous award Sunday to his family that included his...