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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 - Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, Hillary Lindsey, left, and Liz Rose arrive at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Nashville Nominee Party at the Hutton Hotel, in Nashville, Tenn. Nashville songwriters are showing up at the Grammys this year, but not just in the country music categories. A trio of hit country songwriters, Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Natalie Hemby, are nominated for writing songs for the

Nashville songwriters spread outside country at Grammys

Jan. 17, 2020 3:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville songwriters are showing up at the Grammys this year, but not just in the country music categories. The city’s writing talent has been increasingly tapped to help craft nominated soundtracks, pop songs and R&B albums over the last couple of years. In the...

FILE - In this July 20, 2015, file photo, rapper Eminem attends the premiere of

Eminem drops surprise album, advocates changes to gun laws

Jan. 17, 2020 4:29 AM EST

Rapper Eminem once again dropped a surprise album, releasing “Music to Be Murdered By” on Friday — along with a video that calls for changes to gun laws. The follow-up to 2018's “Kamikaze” — also released without warning — was announced on Twitter just after...

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...

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at Jingle Ball at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Lovato will perform the National Anthem at Super Bowl. NFL and Fox on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 announced the performance, which will take place ahead of the big game on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will headline the halftime show. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Demi Lovato to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl

Jan. 16, 2020 10:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-nominated pop singer Demi Lovato will perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl. NFL and Fox on Thursday announced the performance, which will take place ahead of the big game on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will headline the halftime show....

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...

Models wear creations as part of the Fendi men's Fall-Winter 2020/21 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Milan designers hybridize menswear for next fall/winter

Jan. 13, 2020 1:54 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Milan designers continued their exploration of the shifting roles and representations of men in changing times. The design language during Milan Fashion Week veered from androgyny to gender-less to hybrid — but always against a backdrop of unmistakable masculinity, just enough elements...

This image released by NBC shows presenters Elton John, left, and Bernie Taupin at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)

Beyoncé snubbed at Oscars; Elton John, Randy Newman get nods

Jan. 13, 2020 11:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé’s “Spirit” from “The Lion King” didn’t roar loud enough for the Academy Awards: The song didn’t earn a nomination for best original song, though Randy Newman, Elton John and the husband-wife duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert...

FILE - This Jan. 5, 2020 file photo shows director Greta Gerwig, left, and Noah Baumbach at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Both Gerwig and Baumback failed to receive Oscar nominations for best director for their film

Here we go again: #DirectorsSoMale at the Oscars

Jan. 13, 2020 11:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Once again, it was #DirectorsSoMale at the Oscars. "Congratulations to those men," said presenter Issa Rae pointedly, after the announcement of an all-male directors slate. Denied were contenders like Greta Gerwig, director of “Little Women,” and Lulu Wang of “The...