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Teen pop star Olivia Rodrigo leads AMA nominees in her debut

Oct. 28, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olivia Rodrigo is having a sweet year as the leading nominee at the American Music Awards in the first year she's eligible. The Disney actress and singer-songwriter broke out with hits from her 2021 debut record “Sour,” which led to seven...

Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Combs to play CMA stage

Oct. 27, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The CMA Awards will be a night of all-star collaborations between Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean, Kane Brown and Chris Young, and Mickey Guyton with Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards. The Country Music Association announced additional...

Outtakes: Grammys CEO on R. Kelly, Wallen, cancel culture

Oct. 26, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr. spoke to The Associated Press about efforts to make the Grammy's more inclusive. He also talked about other happenings in the music industry and cancel culture. Mason addressed the rumors about R. Kelly’s...

Grammys CEO on a mission to regain music community's trust

Oct. 26, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — When Harvey Mason jr. took the helm at the Recording Academy, the Grammy-nominated producer knew there would be an uphill climb. He’s heard firsthand from some in the music community that the academy wasn’t a fit for them, the award voting process was ineffective,...

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...