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Rep: Adele, husband Simon Konecki have separated

Apr. 19, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Adele and her husband Simon Konecki have separated. The pop singer's representatives Benny Tarantini and Carl Fysh confirmed the news Friday in a statement to The Associated Press. "Adele and her partner have separated," the emailed statement said. "They are committed to raising their son...

Madonna and Maluma to perform new song at Billboard Awards

Apr. 19, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna and Colombian singer Maluma will bring their new collaboration to life when they perform at next month's Billboard Music Awards. NBC and dick clark productions announced Friday the duo will sing "Medellin" at the May 1 event in Las Vegas. The song, released on Wednesday, is from...

Nipsey Hussle, a hometown hero, immortalized at memorial

Apr. 12, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle's legacy as a persistent rapper, community activist, uniter, doting father, protective sibling and a loving son were underscored at his public memorial service on Thursday, with deeply personal testimonies from those closest to the rapper, including his actress-fiancee...

Mariah Carey to receive Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards

Apr. 11, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — No artist has more No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart than Mariah Carey, so it's only fitting that the singer will receive the Icon Award at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. NBC and Dick Clark Productions announced Thursday that the Grammy-winning superstar will also perform at the...

CBS dominates TV ratings with the Final Four and ACM Awards

Apr. 9, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Between the Final Four, the week's most popular entertainment special and their usual solid shows, there was no stopping CBS this past week. The Nielsen company said CBS had the eight most-watched shows of last week, led by the men's national basketball semifinal that matched Texas Tech and...

Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, Dan + Shay win at ACM Awards

Apr. 8, 2019 7:13 AM EDT

Grammy-winning duo Dan + Shay solidified themselves as the hottest group in country music with multiple wins at the Academy of Country Music Awards, where Keith Urban was named entertainer of the year and Kacey Musgraves won three honors. Urban won the top prize Sunday with his ninth nomination for the award,...

Okurrr: Cardi B leads with 21 Billboard Awards nominations

Apr. 4, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B is the leading contender at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards with 21 nominations. NBC and dick clark productions announced Thursday the 26-year-old rapper is up for honors including top artist, top female artist and top Billboard 200 album for her Grammy-winning release, "Invasion of...

Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton to perform at ACMs

Apr. 2, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton and Old Dominion will perform at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday. The ACMs announced the final round of performers on Tuesday, as well as presenters, which include "Game of Thrones" actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as well...

Correction: Stellar Awards story

Apr. 1, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story March 30 about the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Jonathan McReynolds won six awards. He won eight. A corrected version of the story is below: Jonathan McReynolds wins big at Stellar Gospel Music Awards Jonathan McReynolds wins big at...

Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle shot and killed at 33

Apr. 1, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside the clothing store he founded to help rebuild his troubled South Los Angeles neighborhood, police said, cutting short a career that earned him a Grammy nomination this year for his major-label debut. He was 33. Police said Hussle was one of...