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How reggaeton stars are driving a basketball boom in Puerto Rico

Jul. 14, 2024 01:53 AM EDT

CAROLINA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Vianca Braña never used to attend basketball games in her hometown of Carolina, Puerto Rico — or anywhere else in the United States territory. But in recent years, the 23-year-old has left the arena with a hoarse voice, often wearing a T-shirt that reads...

LL Cool J relearned 'how to rap' on his first album in 11 years, 'The FORCE.' Here's how

Jul. 12, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy award winning rapper-actor- author LL COOL J will release his first new album in 11 years, “The FORCE” in September — 40 years into his hip-hop career. Not that he hasn't been making music in that time. “I've always tinkered around in the studio...

Tank and the Bangas to pay tribute to their New Orleans roots at Essence Festival

Jul. 06, 2024 18:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Seven years ago, New Orleans band Tank and the Bangas squeezed into the corner of a classroom and recorded themselves performing their song “Quick,” for National Public Radio’s Tiny Desk contest, the nonprofit's annual search for the “next great undiscovered artist.”...

Killer Mike will likely avoid charges after Grammys arrest

Jun. 27, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Killer Mike is expected to avoid charges over a physical altercation that led to his arrest at the Grammys earlier this year after the rapper recently completed community service. The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said in a statement Thursday that Mike...

Justin Timberlake arrested: What you need to know about the pop star

Jun. 18, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake was arrested early Tuesday and is accused of driving while intoxicated on New York’s Long Island. He was released and his next court date is scheduled for July 26, according to the Suffolk County district attorney’s office. Timberlake and his representatives...

Dolly Parton plans for a musical on her life using her songs to land on Broadway in 2026

Jun. 06, 2024 13:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway has had great success with “Hello, Dolly.” Now get ready for “Hello, I'm Dolly.” Dolly Parton is writing new songs to go along with some of her past hits and co-writing a stage story inspired by her life for a stage musical that she hopes to land on...

Ice Spice announces highly anticipated debut album 'Y2K' will arrive in July

Jun. 05, 2024 13:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ice Spice 's long-awaited debut album, “Y2K,” is almost here. The Bronx rapper, celebrated for her sweet, lackadaisical flow, will drop her first full-length album on July 26. It is produced by her longtime creative collaborator RIOTUSA, who also worked on her...

Q&A: Andra Day talks new album, playing a villain and regaining confidence after injuring vocals

May. 30, 2024 13:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andra Day gained acting acclaim after her starring role in a 2021 Billie Holiday biopic, but the soulful singer nearly lost the strength of her powerful voice during the process. Day injured her vocals after she smoked cigarettes as part of her role in Lee...

Usher, Victoria Monét will receive prestigious awards from music industry group ASCAP

May. 30, 2024 10:02 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Usher will add another prestigious award to his already loaded trophy case. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers said Thursday that Usher will receive its Voice of the Culture Award. He’ll be honored at ASCAP's Rhythm & Soul Music...

Rapsody's brave new album, 'Please Don't Cry,' displays strength through vulnerability

May. 24, 2024 13:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If truth has the power to set one free, then Rapsody’s new album, “Please Don’t Cry,” has removed her from emotional imprisonment and gifted her immeasurable liberation. “People put up a mirror for me. I sat in the mirror myself…it was the beginning of...