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This combination photo shows Dr. Luke at the 30th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles on April 17, 2013, left, and recording artist Doja Cat at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 23, 2019. Music maker Dr. Luke, born Lukasz Gottwald, is marking a comeback with the funky Doja Cat hit “Say So,” which topped this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart thanks to its remix featuring rap queen Nicki Minaj.Instead of using his usually stage name, Luke used the moniker TREVOR TRAX. (AP Photo)

With No. 1 hit, once-ousted producer Dr. Luke marks comeback

May. 14, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In 2014, songmaster Dr. Luke had logged his 16th No. 1 with Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” solidifying his place as pop music’s reigning prince of hits, a throne that could only be challenged by one another person — his mentor Max Martin. He seemed...

FILE - In a Saturday, July 13, 2019 file photo, cast member Idris Elba, center, arrives with his wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba, left, and Isan Elba, right, at the Los Angeles premiere of

Idris Elba lends his voice to a song helping relief efforts

May. 8, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Idris Elba, who battled the coronavirus this year, has lent his voice to a new song about black men and mental health that will benefit pandemic relief efforts. Elba is featured on the song “Kings” by Kosine, a singer-songwriter-producer best known for crafting hits for Big...

FILE- In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo rapper Daniel Hernandez, known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, performs during the Philipp Plein women's 2019 Spring-Summer collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy. A New York judge has ordered the rapper immediately freed from a Manhattan federal jail because his asthma puts him in danger of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

Judge lets rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine go home, citing COVID-19

Apr. 2, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was ordered immediately freed from a Manhattan federal lockup four months early Thursday by a judge who cited his asthma and the greater danger he would face behind bars during the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer made the ruling a day...