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The Latest: Collaborators: No word from Glover on Grammys

Feb. 13, 2019 5:34 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 61st annual Grammy Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Even Childish Gambino's collaborators say they aren't sure of his whereabouts on Grammy night. Gambino won four trophies on Sunday, but the...

Rap artists and women take center stage at Grammy Awards

Feb. 11, 2019 12:04 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rap artists and women have felt shunned by the Grammy Awards in recent years. But this year, they both took center stage. Childish Gambino's disturbing look at race relations, "This is America," won record and song of the year on Sunday's telecast. It was the first time a rap-based song...

Female acts, rap songs win big at the Grammy Awards

Feb. 11, 2019 2:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women and rap triumphed at the Grammys on Sunday as female acts took home top prizes including album of the year and best new artist, and Childish Gambino made history when his hit "This Is America" became the first rap-based track to win record and song of the year. Kacey Musgraves'...

Grammys fashion include sparkles, sequins and statement hats

Feb. 11, 2019 1:41 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sparkly, studded and strutting in designer looks, the Grammys parade of often out-there fashion kicked off in a downpour Sunday, but that didn't dampen spirits as the music industry's best showed off their myriad outfits. Cardi B had a spot of trouble walking in a sculpted look that evoked...

Ariana Grande a no-show despite winning first Grammy Award

Feb. 11, 2019 12:47 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ariana Grande won her first Grammy Award on Sunday, but the singer didn't collect it after deciding to skip the ceremony following a public dispute with the show's producer. Grande won the best pop vocal album trophy for "Sweetener," beating Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Shawn...

List of top winners at the Grammy Awards

Feb. 10, 2019 11:43 PM EST

A list of top winners at the 61th annual Grammy Awards. Album of the year: "Golden Hour" by Kacey Musgraves Record of the year: "This Is America" by Childish Gambino Song of the year: "This Is America" by Childish Gambino and Ludwig Goransson Best rap/sung performance: "This Is America" by Childish Gambino Best...

Nancy Pelosi gets rock star treatment at Clive Davis gala

Feb. 10, 2019 8:54 AM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The audience at Clive Davis' white-hot gala included Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who got the most requests to take a selfie. Pelosi received rock star treatment Saturday night from attendees at the annual...

Bebe Rexha calls out audience for jaded response to her song

Feb. 8, 2019 6:43 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — R&B singer H.E.R. gave a next-level performance, sister duo Chloe x Halle matched the greatness of their recent Super Bowl performance and pop singer Bebe Rexha went off on the crowd when they didn't sing along to her monster hit song. The female acts, nominated for best new artist at...

Alicia Keys says Grammys will be about the 'power of music'

Feb. 7, 2019 6:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammys host Alicia Keys previewed the show Thursday by rolling out the red carpet and dancing while Trombone Shorty played funk music with bandmates. Keys was all smiles as she joined Grammys CEO Neil Portnow, show producer Ken Ehrlich and others for a toast at the Staples Center in Los...

Grammys, Ariana Grande trade words about axed performance

Feb. 7, 2019 5:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich said the show had multiple conversations with Ariana Grande about possibly performing Sunday but the singer "felt it was too late for her to pull something together," but Grande accused Ehrlich of lying. Grande fired back on Twitter on Thursday, saying "i've...