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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan participates in the 62nd Grammy Awards nominations news conference at Studio 43 at CBS Broadcast Center in New York. In a move announced late Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, the Recording Academy has placed Dugan on administrative leave following an allegation of unspecified misconduct by a senior leader. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

2 years after 'step up,' Grammys step into another mess

Jan. 17, 2020 7:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The leadership at the Recording Academy thought they were in the clear: After the Academy's then-CEO made comments that seemed to belittle women at the height of the #MeToo movement, leaving the organization in a firestorm that further exposed their diversity problems, it set out to make a...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2012 file photo Chief Executive Officer of (RED), Deborah Dugan poses for a portrait in New York. Dugan, the Recording Academy CEO who the company announced Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, was placed on administrative leave, has fired back in a statement through her lawyer, saying: “What has been reported is not nearly the story that needs to be told.

Lawyer for just-ousted Grammys CEO fires back at academy

Jan. 17, 2020 4:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan, who the company announced Thursday was placed on administrative leave, has fired back in a statement through her lawyer, saying: “What has been reported is not nearly the story that needs to be told.” The academy said late Thursday that its...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan participates in the 62nd Grammy Awards nominations news conference at Studio 43 at CBS Broadcast Center in New York. In a move announced late Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, the Recording Academy has placed Dugan on administrative leave following an allegation of unspecified misconduct by a senior leader. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan put on 'administrative leave'

Jan. 16, 2020 11:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy has placed Deborah Dugan, its president and CEO of just six months, on administrative leave following an allegation of misconduct by a senior leader at the organization. The move announced late Thursday comes 10 days before the 2020 Grammy Awards will be held in Los...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Jan. 16, 2020 7:00 PM EST

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of (January, 15,) 2020 : TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1....

FILE - This Oct. 20, 2019 file photo shows Mariah Carey performing during a concert celebrating Dubai Expo 2020 One Year to Go in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Carey is  among the artists who will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 11, 2020, in New York City. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Mariah Carey, the Neptunes in Songwriters Hall's 2020 class

Jan. 16, 2020 9:47 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s one sweet day for Mariah Carey: the pop diva, who has co-written 18 of her 19 No. 1 hit songs, will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Joining Carey for the 2020 class are the Neptunes (the duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo), former Eurythmics members Annie...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Billie Eilish performs

Eilish leads iHeartRadio Music Awards with 7 nominations

Jan. 8, 2020 8:40 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billie Eilish came away with the most nominations for the upcoming iHeartRadio Music Awards. iHeartMedia announced Wednesday that Eilish received seven nominations. The singer will compete for female artist of the year and song of the year with “bad guy.” Lil Nas X and...

Huntsville woman mothering LGBTQ teens after son’s suicide

Dec. 29, 2019 12:01 AM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Huntsville mom Camika Shelby has a message for LGBTQ youth: If you live in an unaccepting household, she's your mother now. Dressed in a white T-shirt adorned with rainbow letters and a rainbow-themed fanny pack, Shelby gave different gifts of encouragement during a Christmas event...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Dec. 19, 2019 2:09 PM EST

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. Week of December 18, 2019 TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. Elton John; $2,870,863; $130.86. 2. Sandy & Junior; $2,196,398; $52.48. 3. Phil Collins; $2,116,916; $144.87....

Taylor Swift arrives at Billboard's Women in Music at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Taylor Swift calls out Scooter Braun during Billboard speech

Dec. 13, 2019 4:17 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift used the Billboard Women in Music stage to address a series of issues including her ongoing beef with Scooter Braun. Swift was awarded the first-ever woman of the decade honor during the 14th annual event Thursday night, the eve of her 30th birthday. Her acceptance speech...

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

Dec. 12, 2019 5:46 PM EST

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of December 11, 2019 TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1....