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'Cheugy,' 'omicron' among 2021's most mispronounced words

Dec. 07, 2021 01:25 AM EST

“Cheugy” is apparently a lot to chew on. Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Billie Eilish and Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce have something in common — broadcasters butcher their names. And virtually everyone is having trouble with “omicron.” All...

Drake withdraws 2 Grammy nominations from final ballot

Dec. 06, 2021 20:49 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drake wants no part in competing for a Grammy. The four-time Grammy winner and his management asked the Recording Academy to withdraw his two nominations from the final-round ballot, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. They said...

Shemekia Copeland talks cancer, COVID-19 and new project

Dec. 04, 2021 00:04 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Last week blues singer Shemekia Copeland netted her fourth Grammy nomination, earning a nod in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category, for her latest, “Uncivil War.” It was a happy note to what has been a difficult pandemic period for the 42-year-old Copeland....

Kelsea Ballerini feels her way through her new poetry book

Dec. 02, 2021 16:14 PM EST

New York (AP) — Country music star Kelsea Ballerini had no intentions of starting a new job as an author in 2020. She did plan to tour her new album, “Kelsea” — then the coronavirus pandemic shut down most of the world. As COVID-19 all but stopped the touring industry, the Grammy...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

Olivia Rodrigo, H.E.R and The Weeknd win Apple Music Awards

Nov. 30, 2021 03:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Rodrigo, H.E.R and The Weeknd have all won honors at a revamped Apple Music Awards, which has grown larger to encompass global music patterns. Rodrigo was named breakthrough artist of the year, her “Sour” was named best album of the year and...

Joanne Shenandoah, celebrated Native American singer, dies

Nov. 23, 2021 20:18 PM EST

Joanne Shenandoah, the celebrated Native American singer-songwriter who performed before world leaders and on high-profile stages, has died. She was 63. The Native American Music Awards & Association posted on its website that Shenandoah, described as “Native...

Musician Jon Batiste leads Grammy Award nominations with 11

Nov. 23, 2021 13:35 PM EST

Jon Batiste might be the Grammys biggest surprise: The multi-genre performer and recent Oscar winner made such an impression on voters that he scored the most nominations with 11 on Tuesday. Batiste earned an album of the year nod for “We Are” along with record of...

Grammy facts: Blurred genre lines and a retiree revolution

Nov. 23, 2021 13:30 PM EST

With new rules in place this year and a promise to regain trust among its members, the Recording Academy released its nominations on Tuesday for its 64th Grammy Awards. Here are some facts about this year's nominees: A RETIREE REVOLUTION: Certainly...

Grammy nominees in top categories for 64th annual show

Nov. 23, 2021 13:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of nominees in the top categories at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy. — Album of the year: “We Are,” Jon Batiste; “Love For Sale,” Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga; “Justice (Triple Chucks...