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'Nothing less than a giant': Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

Apr. 09, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — DMX, the iconic hip-hop artist behind the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” whose distinctively gruff voice and thoughtful messages in his rhymes made him one of rap’s biggest stars, has died, according to a family statement Friday. He was...

Mississippi siblings contribute to Civil Rights TV series

Mar. 20, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Last Sunday was a day of rest for Sharo and Bill Perry. The multi-talented siblings from Oxford were exhausted from putting it long hours day after day on location in the Mississippi Delta, performing their roles in a new television project,...

After top Grammy win, singer H.E.R. is heading to the Oscars

Mar. 15, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A night after winning the top Grammy Award for songwriting, R&B singer H.E.R. and her collaborators Tiara Thomas and D'Mile have become Oscar-nominated songwriters. H.E.R.'s protest anthem “I Can't Breathe" won song of the year at Sunday's Grammys,...

The joy of music returns for Grammy winners, performers

Mar. 15, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish made history at the Grammy Awards. Just as joyously, dozens of creators largely sidelined for a year due to the pandemic got to make music again. The Grammys on Sunday broke through the Zoom trap that has bedeviled other awards...

Ladies night: Beyoncé, Swift make history as others win big

Mar. 15, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Female performers including Beyoncé and Taylor Swift had a record-making night at the 2021 Grammy Awards, a jam-packed but socially distanced show highlighted by live music sorely absent during the pandemic era. Four women won the top four prizes...

He said, she said: AP writers predict 2021 Grammy winners

Mar. 09, 2021 09:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Putting out music in a pandemic, without the ability to connect directly with fans through touring, felt sort of like a tree falling in the forest with no one around to hear it. Experiencing music in 2020 became a solo experience, for good and for bad,...

Meet Jesse Collins, TV's most requested producer

Mar. 08, 2021 20:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn’t “You get a car!” but Oprah Winfrey gave TV executive Jesse Collins something equally, if not even more, cool: “You get to produce the Oscars!” Emmy-nominated Collins has had success over the years with the BET Awards, the Grammy...

Rock hall plans October induction before live audience

Mar. 04, 2021 10:11 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame said Tuesday that it plans to have a live induction of its 36th class on Oct. 30 in Cleveland — before an actual audience! The induction ceremony will take place in the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, home of the Cleveland...

Square, Inc. to buy majority of Tidal and put Jay-Z on board

Mar. 04, 2021 08:59 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Financial technology company Square, Inc. said Thursday that it has reached an agreement to acquire majority ownership of Tidal, the music streaming service partly owned by Jay-Z. Under the deal, Square will pay $297 million in cash and stock for...

Rock 'n' roll's big night comes to Cleveland — in fall

Mar. 02, 2021 18:34 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that the 2021 induction ceremony will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on October 30. President and CEO Greg Harris said the ceremony's move to the fall will likely stick, going...