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At the Oscars, some songwriters are left in the dark

Feb. 21, 2019 5:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For Grammy-winning producer-songwriter Alexander Shuckburgh, the Academy Awards are so close and yet so far. Shuckburgh should be celebrating as an Oscar nominee since a song he co-wrote — "All the Stars" from the "Black Panther" soundtrack — is competing for best original...

The Latest: More women perform at slick UK music awards show

Feb. 20, 2019 6:05 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Brit Awards ceremony (all times local): 10:30 p.m. The U.K. music industry's Brit Awards have been handed out during a slick, surprise-free ceremony that set out to celebrate female talent after past allegations of neglect. Manchester quartet The 1975 was named best British...

Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay lead ACM nominations

Feb. 20, 2019 12:16 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Stapleton and Dan + Shay lead the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations each while Grammy album of the year winner Kacey Musgraves comes in with five nominations. Reba McEntire, who is hosting the show for a record 16th time, announced the nominees in top...

21 Savage 'wasn't hiding' being British, feared deportation

Feb. 15, 2019 7:30 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage said in an interview aired Friday that he didn't talk about his British citizenship before because he didn't want to get deported. The Grammy-nominated artist, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested Feb. 3. U.S. Immigration and Customs...

The Latest: 21 Savage surrenders on outstanding warrant

Feb. 15, 2019 7:03 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on saga involving Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage has surrendered to Georgia authorities on an outstanding warrant and been released on his own recognizance. Attorney Abbi Taylor says the Grammy-nominated artist, whose...

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...

Lawyer says rapper 21 Savage freed from immigration custody

Feb. 13, 2019 4:53 PM EST

OCILLA, Ga. (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was released Wednesday from an immigration detention center in south Georgia, his lawyers said. The rapper, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was released on $100,000 bond, immigration lawyer Tia Smith said in an email. He had been held in...

Donald Glover gets 5 nominations for NAACP Image Awards

Feb. 13, 2019 2:39 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Coming off a big night at the Grammys, Donald Glover and his alter-ego Childish Gambino were nominated Wednesday for five NAACP Image Awards. Glover is nominated for his acting and directing on "Atlanta." The FX show itself is nominated for best comedy series. On the music side,...

Michelle Obama's Grammy appearance did not impress mom

Feb. 13, 2019 7:27 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — It appears Michelle Obama received a reality check from her mom following her appearance at the Grammys. The former first lady took to Instagram Wednesday to share a text exchange with mom Marian Robinson. Obama had received a standing ovation opening Sunday's awards show with Alicia Keys,...

Lawyer: Rapper 21 Savage granted immigration bond

Feb. 12, 2019 5:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was granted bond for release Tuesday after spending more than a week in federal immigration custody, but he wasn't freed right away, his lawyer said. The rapper, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested during a targeted immigration...