Latest Grammy Awards News

Grammys change rules for album of the year award

May. 26, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy has updated its rules for the album of the year Grammy, giving more producers and songwriters a better chance at winning the top award. The academy announced Wednesday that any producer, songwriter, engineer or featured artist on an...

Harvey Mason jr. becomes official CEO of Recording Academy

May. 13, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Mason jr., can drop the interim from his title: He's now the official president and CEO of The Recording Academy. The academy, which produces the Grammy Awards annually, made the announcement Thursday. Mason, a successful Grammy-nominated producer...

'X Gon' Give It to Ya': New DMX album out on May 28

May. 10, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new album from DMX will be released later this month. DMX's longtime producer and collaborator, Grammy winner Swizz Beatz, announced on Monday that “EXODUS" will feature new material and drop on May 28. “My brother X was one of...

Getting up Close with Glenn and Ted Nash, new duo in jazz

May. 05, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Close recently made music-related headlines for her playful performance of “Da Butt” at the Academy Awards, but the revered actor has some real music news: she’s releasing an album with Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist-composer Ted Nash on Friday. ...

Grammys overhaul process for picking nominees for top awards

Apr. 30, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards have changed its tune and voted to remove its anonymous nomination review committees — groups that determined the contenders for key awards at the coveted music show. The Recording Academy made the announcement Friday after the board...

Billboard Awards: 16 nods for Weeknd, 6 for Morgan Wallen

Apr. 29, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Weeknd was snubbed by the Grammys but he’s the leading nominee at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, where rappers Pop Smoke and Juice WRLD earned multiple posthumous nominations, including top artist, and disgraced country singer Morgan Wallen is a six-time nominee. ...

Florence Welch throws her hat into the musical theater ring

Apr. 28, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Florence Welch is ditching the machine for musicals. The Grammy-nominated leader of Florence + The Machine is supplying the lyrics and co-writing music for a stage musical adaptation of “The Great Gatsby,” it was announced Wednesday. No cast or...

Appeals court sides with Dr. Luke on an issue in Kesha clash

Apr. 22, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An appellate court ruled for music producer Dr. Luke on Thursday on an important legal question in his defamation suit against pop star Kesha, saying the Grammy-nominated hitmaker isn't a public figure in the eyes of the law. The decision isn't a final...

'Nothing less than a giant': Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

Apr. 09, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — DMX, the iconic hip-hop artist behind the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” whose distinctively gruff voice and thoughtful messages in his rhymes made him one of rap’s biggest stars, has died, according to a family statement Friday. He was...

Grammys' in memoriam especially long, grim in pandemic year

Mar. 18, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandi Carlile paid tribute to John Prine, Bruno Mars celebrated Little Richard and Lionel Richie honored Kenny Rogers during an in memoriam segment on Sunday night's Grammy Awards that featured an especially long list of names after a year of the coronavirus pandemic. ...