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AP’s top albums of 2019: Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Anitta

Dec. 6, 2019 3:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu: 1. Ari Lennox, “Shea Butter Baby”: A message to the Grammy Awards, in the words of pop music philosopher Mariah Carey: “Them chickens is ash and I'm lotion.” Them is the Grammys, and...

Review: Liam Payne stumbles badly with embarrassing debut CD

Dec. 6, 2019 9:57 AM EST

Liam Payne, “LP1" (Capitol) One Direction fans have reason to rejoice this holiday season: They get not just one, but two full albums from former members — Liam Payne and Harry Styles. Unfortunately for one of them, the reception will be frosty. Payne's 17-track “LP1" never really gets off...

Viral video reignites LGBTQ debate at Quaker school

Dec. 5, 2019 5:57 PM EST

(RNS) — The video begins with Reid Arthur striding on stage in shorts and a glittering, iridescent hoodie. The George Fox University senior was participating in a lip sync dance number at his school set to Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down,” complete with a troupe of backup...

Timberlake apologizes to wife for ‘strong lapse in judgment’

Dec. 5, 2019 10:53 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake has publicly apologized to his actress-wife Jessica Biel days after he was seen holding hands with the co-star of his upcoming movie. The pop star and actor wrote Wednesday on Instagram that he prefers to “stay away from gossip as much as I can, but for my family I...

Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, Khaled part of pre-Super Bowl shows

Dec. 5, 2019 10:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, DJ Khaled and DaBaby will bring the heat to Super Bowl week in Miami. On Location Experiences announced the lineup for its second Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest, to take place Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. DJ Khaled, who has...

Lady Gaga to headline pre-Super Bowl concert in Miami

Dec. 4, 2019 11:28 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is returning to the Super Bowl stage — sort of. The pop star will perform at AT&T TV Super Saturday Night in Miami on Feb. 1, held a day before Super Bowl 54. The concert will take place at Meridian at Island Gardens and will be livestreamed at twitter.com/ItsOnATT....

Drake is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the decade

Dec. 3, 2019 12:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake is the king of streaming: the rapper has been named Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the decade. Spotify announced Tuesday that Drake has been streamed 28 billion times in the last 10 years. Ed Sheeran came in second, while Post Malone, Ariana Grande and Eminem round out the...

Eilish, Lizzo, Lil Nas X named 1st Apple Music Award winners

Dec. 3, 2019 12:12 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billie Eilish will be the first recipient of the Apple Music Award for global artist of the year, one of three honors for the pop singer. Apple announced Monday that Eilish’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” has been named album of the year. Eilish and her...

Albania’s search for quake victims ends; death toll up to 51

Nov. 30, 2019 8:52 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The search and rescue operation for earthquake survivors in Albania has ended, the prime minister said Saturday, with the death toll at 51 and no more bodies believed to be in the ruins. Prime Minister Edi Rama said preliminary figures showed more than 1,465 buildings in the capital,...

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Nov. 30, 2019 2:33 AM EST

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes a helicopter dropping water on a fire from above Santa Barbara, California;...