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Grammys release inclusion requirement to ensure diverse show

Oct. 19, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammys will stick to its word with the public release of the full inclusion rider to ensure equity and inclusion in hiring on all levels of production for next year’s ceremony. The Recording Academy released on Tuesday an eight-page document...

MTV: Europe Music Awards to counter Hungary's anti-gay laws

Oct. 19, 2021 06:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The MTV Europe Music Awards will be held Nov. 14 in Hungary, the network said Tuesday, reaffirming and defending the location despite the country’s recent passage of legislation widely condemned as anti-LGBTQ. The ceremony is an opportunity to make...

Country star Luke Bryan to host CMA Awards

Oct. 18, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Luke Bryan has taken home the top prize at the CMA Awards, but he'll step into a larger role when he hosts the awards show in November. The Country Music Association and ABC announced on Monday that the “American Idol”...

BTS suits, Katy Perry dress to be sold at charity auction

Oct. 12, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The custom suits BTS wore for their Grammy Awards performance earlier this year are among the items that will be sold at a charity auction. The seven-member K-pop group wore custom Louis Vuitton suits to perform their hit “Dynamite” during March's...

Billy Strings wins bluegrass entertainer of the year award

Oct. 01, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Grammy-winning bluegrass musician Billy Strings won entertainer of the year at the genre's top awards show, a major feat for the 28-year-old guitarist who beat out veteran performers. The International Bluegrass Music Association's Bluegrass Music...

Latin Grammys: Camilo is top contender with 10 nominations

Sep. 28, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Camilo won his first Latin Grammy Award last year and could soon have many more in his hands: The Colombian singer-songwriter of hits like “Tutu” and “Favorito” received a leading 10 nominations Tuesday, including song of the year and record of the year, for “Vida...

Bad Bunny tops Billboard Latin Music Awards with 10 trophies

Sep. 23, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Bad Bunny is the champion of the Billboard Latin Music Awards, taking home artist of the year honors and a whopping 10 trophies. Among the awards received Thursday by the urban music superstar were Hot Latin Song of the Year for “Dákiti”...

Brandi Carlile, Sturgill Simpson win top Americana awards

Sep. 22, 2021 23:51 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile added another trophy to her shelf as she won artist of the year at the 2021 Americana Honors and Awards show, while country singer Sturgill Simpson took home the album of the year award. The annual...

K-pop stars BTS dip into global diplomacy at UN gathering

Sep. 20, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

It was a United Nations speech that got attention like few others — a plug for vaccines, young people and the earth's well being from superstar K-pop band BTS. Addressing the stage for a sustainability event, the seven-member musical juggernaut appeared before the...

Preds' arena latest in NHL to require test or vaccination

Sep. 13, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (AP) — The NHL's Nashville Predators' home arena will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test at least through Nov. 15. That makes the Predators the 14th NHL team using similar requirements. The Bridgestone Arena policy announced...