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Kanye West unveils new album, Jay-Z track at listening event

Jul. 23, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

Kanye West barely said a word during his album listening session Thursday night, but the mercurial rapper still had most attendees standing on their feet while hanging on every word of his new project. West unveiled his 10th studio album, “Donda” in front of a packed...

Pershing Square SPAC exits Universal Music deal

Jul. 19, 2021 07:26 AM EDT

Billionaire Bill Ackman is walking away from a deal announced last month that would have given him a 10% stake in Universal Music Group, the label that is home to Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, and the Beatles. In a letter Monday to shareholders of his...

'Can’t miss him more:' Shiffrin reflects on her late father

Jun. 19, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

Mikaela Shiffrin’s tentative plans on Father’s Day: Dinner with family. Perhaps a board game or a movie. Definitely some Jimmy Buffet or Paul Simon music. Because that’s the sort of celebration Jeff Shiffrin would’ve wanted. Rarely a day goes...

Underwood wins at CMT Awards; Gladys Knight, H.E.R. perform

Jun. 09, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood has another reason to rejoice — she extended her record as the most decorated artist in the history of the CMT Music Awards, thanks to her song “Hallelujah.” The music video for the singer's hit, a collaboration with John Legend,...

List of winners at the 2021 CMT Music Awards

Jun. 09, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

A list of winners at the 2021 CMT Music Awards, held Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee. — Video of the year: Carrie Underwood and John Legend, “Hallelujah" — Female video of the year: Gabby Barrett, “The Good Ones" —...

Universal Music attracts the attention of US billionaire

Jun. 04, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

Universal Music Group is in talks to sell a 10% stake in a deal that would value the record label at about $40 billion. Confirmation Friday of those talks arrive four months after Vivendi SE, the French media conglomerate that owns Universal, said that it might spin off...

Drake, Pink, The Weeknd win big at Billboard Music Awards

May. 23, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a family affair at the Billboard Music Awards: Pink twirled in the air in a powerful performance with her daughter, and Drake was named artist of the decade, accepting the honor alongside his 3-year-old son. Drake, who extended his record as the...

List of Billboard Music Awards winners in top categories

May. 23, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

A list of winners in the top categories at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, held Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. — Top artist: The Weeknd — Top Hot 100 song: The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights" — Top Billboard...

CMA board limits Morgan Wallen's award eligibility

May. 21, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Morgan Wallen will be eligible for multiple awards at this year’s CMA Awards but not the show’s top prize, a sign of the continuing fallout after he was caught on camera using a racial slur. The Country Music Association's...

Free offices with a view: 4 lighthouses, courtesy of feds

May. 14, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Dreading your eventual return to the office? The federal government is making available — for free — some waterfront workspaces with killer views that are sure to entice. But there's a catch. The General Services Administration says the U.S....