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In  this Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, photo, Sonny Miles, a 2014 graduate from Mount Tabor High School, poses for a portrait, in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C. Miles, whose real name is Jordan Williams, earned newfound recognition after

North Carolina musician lands on Barack Obama's playlist

Jan. 19, 2020 12:01 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Several months ago, Winston-Salem-native Sonny Miles recorded “Raleighwood Hills” with his friends LesTheGenius and Jaxson Free, and did what modern musicians do today — got it placed on a curated Spotify playlist, posted it on YouTube and hoped for the...

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...

FILE - This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Lizzo performing

Lizzo, The Who, Foo Fighters among 2020 Jazz Fest top acts

Jan. 16, 2020 3:52 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Who, Stevie Nicks and Foo Fighters will join Lizzo, Lionel Richie, Lenny Kravitz, The Avett Brothers and Elvis Costello at the 2020 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, organizers announced Thursday. The festival, which annually celebrates the culture and heritage of New Orleans...

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Netflix leads all nominees for NAACP Image Awards

Jan. 9, 2020 2:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix will make its presence felt at next month's 51st NAACP Image Awards. The streaming giant on Thursday emerged with a leading 42 nominations, including for Ava DuVernay’s limited series “Whey They See Us” and the Eddie Murphy-led film “Dolemite is My...

FILE - This June 23, 2019 file photo shows Lizzo playing the flute at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Billie Eilish and Lizzo, both nominated for the top four prizes at the Grammy Awards, are slated to perform at the Grammy Awards on Jan. 26 event, airing live on CBS. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Aerosmith to perform at Grammy Awards

Jan. 8, 2020 1:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Eilish and Lizzo, both nominated for the top four prizes at the Grammy Awards, are slated to perform at the live show later this month. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that couple Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton will hit the stage together at the Jan. 26 event, airing live...

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...

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019 file photo, singer Lizzo performs at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2019 at Madison Square Garden, in New York. After dominating 2019, the singer-rapper will headline the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this June, alongside rockers Tool and Tame Impala. The four-day music festival to be held June 11-14 in Manchester, Tennessee, announced the lineup Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, for its 19th year. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Lizzo, Tool, Tame Impala headline Bonnaroo festival

Jan. 7, 2020 12:08 PM EST

Nashville, Tenn. (AP) — After dominating 2019, singer-rapper Lizzo will be the first female act to headline the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this June. Tool and Tame Impala will also headline the four-day festival. The festival announced the lineup Tuesday for its 19th year. Bonnaroo will be held June...

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Eddie Murphy's "Saturday Night Live" return is a ratings win

Dec. 24, 2019 6:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eddie Murphy delivered an early holiday gift to “Saturday Night Live.” With Murphy aboard as host after a decades-long absence, the NBC show earned its biggest audience since 2017. Just shy of 10 million viewers tuned in to see Murphy back on the late-night comedy show that...