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Review: A revival for Kanye West on divorce album 'Donda'

Aug. 31, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

“Donda” by Kanye West (Def Jam/UMG) Kanye West donned a full face mask to host three livestreamed listening parties for his 10th studio album. Beyond that, he didn't say a word, or even tweet. After years of alienating longtime fans with forays into conservative...

Today in History

Aug. 30, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2021. There are 123 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 30, 1967, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Thurgood Marshall as the first...

Review: Halsey (Nine Inch) nails a terrific new direction

Aug. 25, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

“If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power,” by Halsey (Capitol) Halsey gave birth this summer and she supplied her own baby gift — a terrific new album in a new musical direction. The 13-track “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power” sees Halsey...

Justin Bieber leads nominees for 2021 MTV Video Music Awards

Aug. 11, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber leads this year’s list of nominees at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, followed closely by Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, BTS, Doja Cat, Drake, Giveon, Lil Nas X and first-time nominee Olivia Rodrigo. Bieber has seven nods, including...

The Weeknd and BTS hope to raise billions for Global Citizen

Jul. 13, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Weeknd, BTS and Billie Eilish will take part in Global Citizen Live, a 24-hour event on Sept. 25 that's intended to raise money and awareness to fight worldwide threats including COVID-19, climate change and extreme poverty. Hugh Evans, CEO of Global...

Review: Doja Cat album stumbles at first but finishes strong

Jun. 23, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

Doja Cat, “Planet Her" (Kemosabe/RCA) Not to be totally catty, but Doja Cat's third album starts poorly. The first four songs — “Woman,” “Naked,” “Payday” with Young Thug and “Get Into It (Yuh)” — are half-baked tunes mimicking beats and vocals from...

New this week: Whales, 'LFG,' 'Mysterious Benedict Society'

Jun. 21, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — In between Euro 2020 games this week, carve out some time for the new soccer...