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Griff has opened for some of pop's biggest stars. Now she has a debut album of her own to tour

Jul. 12, 2024 19:09 PM EDT

British singer-songwriter Griff’s career has been an undeniable whirlwind. Less than two years after releasing her first single — and finishing her A-level exams — she won the Brit Award for Rising Star. Then she opened for Dua Lipa. Then Ed Sheeran. Then Coldplay. Then Taylor Swift. ...

Music Review: Megan Moroney's charms grow stronger on sophomore album, 'Am I Okay?'

Jul. 12, 2024 12:49 PM EDT

It begins with the title track: “Am I Okay?” Megan Moroney, a storied student of country music — and an expert in the genre's ability to flip a turn of phrase and change its meaning in surprising and unexpected ways — does exactly that. It's a love song, a declaration that maybe, just...

LL Cool J relearned 'how to rap' on his first album in 11 years, 'The FORCE.' Here's how

Jul. 12, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy award winning rapper-actor- author LL COOL J will release his first new album in 11 years, “The FORCE” in September — 40 years into his hip-hop career. Not that he hasn't been making music in that time. “I've always tinkered around in the studio...

The Beastie Boys sue Chili's parent company over alleged misuse of 'Sabotage' song in ad

Jul. 11, 2024 18:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Beastie Boys are suing the parent company of Chili's in a case that accuses the chain restaurant of running an advertisement that used the hip-hop trio's smash hit “Sabotage” without permission. The rap group, in a federal case filed Wednesday in New York,...

What to stream this week: 'Descendants,' Megan Moroney, 'Sunny' and new HARDY album

Jul. 11, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

Country sensation HARDY's new album and a new “Descendants” movie are some of the new television, films, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists: “Faye,”...

Music Review: Clairo aims to 'Charm' on lush and layered new album

Jul. 10, 2024 12:49 PM EDT

Clairo, the Atlanta-based indie pop singer-songwriter, is out and about with “Charm,” her third album overall and first record in three years. The 11-track release is a masterclass in modern but reflective music, hearkening back to ’70s-inspired pop grooves with a smooth layer...

Music Review: 'Louis in London,' a 1968 live album, captures a joyful, late-career Louis Armstrong

Jul. 10, 2024 12:16 PM EDT

At the end of his career, every note from Louis Armstrong still exuded the joy of being alive. That’s true of a live album out Friday titled “Louis in London,” heralded in promotional material as his “last great performance.” The 13-track set captures Armstrong and a strong...

Pop-soul band Lake Street Dive wants to spread a little joy around. What's wrong with that?

Jul. 10, 2024 11:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lake Street Dive chooses to spread some joy. You got a problem with that? The veteran pop-soul band's upbeat approach permeates the new disc “Good Together,” with the title track's sprightly synthesizers pushing along members' Rachael Price and Akie Bermiss duet...

Joe Bonsall, celebrated tenor in the country and gospel group the Oak Ridge Boys, dies at 76

Jul. 09, 2024 15:51 PM EDT

Joe Bonsall, Grammy award winner and celebrated tenor of the country and gospel group the Oak Ridge Boys, died Tuesday. He was 76. Bonsall died from complications of the neuromuscular disorder Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, according to a statement from representatives of his family....

Melissa Etheridge connects with incarcerated women in new docuseries 'I'm Not Broken'

Jul. 09, 2024 12:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Melissa Etheridge realized two career dreams with her new docuseries “Melissa Etheridge: I’m Not Broken”: performing for incarcerated women and recording the concert for a live album. The singer-songwriter grew up in Leavenworth, Kansas — an area home to a...