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Jon Batiste to sing for Macron at Biden's 1st state dinner

Nov. 27, 2022 17:58 PM EST

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Musician Jon Batiste is on tap to perform at President Joe Biden's first White House state dinner on Thursday that will highlight long-standing ties between the United States and France and honor President Emmanuel Macron. “An artist who transcends...

Music superstar Dua Lipa granted Albanian citizenship

Nov. 27, 2022 11:54 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's president on Sunday granted citizenship to British pop star of Albanian origin Dua Lipa for what he said was the artist's role in spreading Albanians' fame internationally through her music. President Bajram Begaj said Lipa was granted citizenship...

Kenzo, first Ugandan nominated for Grammy, had humble start

Nov. 22, 2022 05:25 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Eddy Kenzo doesn’t know precisely when he was born, a quirk of personal history that goes to the heart of how the Ugandan singer sees himself: a humble man who's sometimes anxious about what happens next. And yet Kenzo, who became the first Uganda-based...

Drexler surprises with 6 Latin Grammys; Rosalia best album

Nov. 18, 2022 00:22 AM EST

Uruguay’s Jorge Drexler was nominated for seven Latin Grammys and on Thursday he took home six, surprising those who took Bad Bunny’s triumph for granted. The second surprise was Rosalía winning album of the year for “Motomami (Digital Album).” “You have no idea how...

Swift, Lizzo, Miranda Lambert react to Grammy nominations

Nov. 15, 2022 19:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé has been crowned the most Grammy-nominated person in history — tying her husband and rapper Jay-Z with 88 nominations apiece. Here are the reactions to the Tuesday's Grammy nominations: NOMINEE REACTIONS "'All Too Well 10' is the song I’m...

Beyoncé ties Grammy record after leading nominations with 9

Nov. 15, 2022 18:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé has propelled herself into the highest Grammy echelon: The star singer claimed a leading nine nominations Tuesday, making her tied — with her husband Jay-Z — as the most nominated music act in the history of the awards show. Beyoncé's “Break My...

Partial list of nominees for the 65th Grammy Awards

Nov. 15, 2022 13:21 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A partial list of nominees in the top categories at the 65th annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy. — Album of the year: “Voyage,” ABBA; “30,” Adele; “Un Verano Sin Ti,” Bad Bunny; “Renaissance,” Beyoncé; “Good...

Luke Combs tops CMA Awards; Loretta Lynn, Lewis honored

Nov. 10, 2022 07:45 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Luke Combs was crowned entertainer of the year at Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards, the second year in a row that he's taken home the night's top honor. “I want to thank country music for making my dreams come true,” Combs said, dedicating...

Latin star Bad Bunny tops Apple Music Awards after huge 2022

Nov. 09, 2022 09:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year, the top Apple Music Awards went to three artists — Olivia Rodrigo, H.E.R and The Weeknd. This year, there’s only one — Bad Bunny. The music streaming giant on Wednesday crowned the Puerto Rican reggaeton superstar its Artist of the Year, thanks in...

A decade in Nashville, Lainey Wilson is just getting started

Nov. 07, 2022 14:25 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Last year the stars aligned for Lainey Wilson after more than a decade trying to get the doors to open for her as a country singer-songwriter. But even as she was winning awards and hitting the top of the Billboard country airplay chart, her family bedrock...