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FILE - This May 15, 2013 file photo shows hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre as he announces a $70 million dollar donation to create the new

Dr. Dre back home after reported brain aneurysm treatment

Jan. 16, 2021 6:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Dre was back at home Saturday after being treated at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm. Peter Paterno, an attorney for the music mogul, said Dre was home but offered no other details in an email exchange Saturday. The rapper and producer reportedly was released...

FILE - Dr. Dre attends a hand and footprint ceremony honoring Quincy Jones on Nov. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. In a social media post late Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, Dr. Dre said he will be “back home soon” after the music mogul received medical treatment at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Dr. Dre recovering well after being admitted into hospital

Jan. 6, 2021 12:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Dre says he will be “back home soon” after the music mogul received medical treatment at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm. The rapper and producer said in a social media post Tuesday night that he’s thankful for the “well...

FILE - In this May 7, 2008, file photo, Leslie West, of Mountain, performs at the seventh annual Jammy awards at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. West, an iconic guitarist-vocalist who was behind several 70s rock anthems including “Mississippi Queen” with the popular band Mountain, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, in Palm Coast, Fla. He was 75.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

Leslie West, guitarist of rock band Mountain, has died at 75

Dec. 24, 2020 5:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leslie West, an iconic guitarist-vocalist who was behind several '70s rock anthems including “Mississippi Queen” with the popular band Mountain, has died. He was 75. His spokesman Steve Karas said West died Wednesday in Palm Coast, Florida. Karas said West died from cardiac...

This combination photo shows the logo for a new imprint for Roc Lit 101, left, and Jay-Z, founder of Roc Nation, who is starting the imprint with Random House. (AP Photo)

Jay-Z's Roc Nation forms book publisher with Random House

Dec. 15, 2020 8:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after publishing his memoir “Decoded,” Jay-Z is forming a more lasting partnership with the book industry. Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by the rapper, is starting an imprint with Random House called Roc Lit 101. In a joint announcement Tuesday,...

FILE - In this July 9, 2019 file photo, Beyonce, right, and her daughter Blue Ivy Carter arrive at the world premiere of

Like mother and father, Blue Ivy Carter now a Grammy nominee

Dec. 11, 2020 1:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Blue Ivy Carter is an official Grammy nominee. When the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 2021 Grammys last month, Beyoncé scored a nomination for best music video for “Brown Skin Girl," which Ivy Carter is credited as a featured artist. The 8-year-old's name did...

Today in History

Dec. 4, 2020 12:10 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 4, the 339th day of 2020. There are 27 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Dec. 4, 1783, Gen. George Washington bade farewell to his Continental Army officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York. On this date: In 1875, William Marcy Tweed, the...

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2019 file photo, Casanova attends the world premiere of Amazon Prime Video's

Rapper Casanova surrenders in federal racketeering case

Dec. 3, 2020 7:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The rapper Casanova remained in federal custody Thursday after surrendering to law enforcement in a gang-related federal racketeering case, authorities said. The New York City rapper, whose legal name is Caswell Senior, was charged in an indictment unsealed this week against 18 members of...

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Beyonce poses in the press room at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The pop star scored multiple Grammy nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine nominations. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

A 'Black Parade' Grammys: Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations

Nov. 24, 2020 8:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine. Beyoncé picked up song and record of the year bids with “Black Parade,” which she...

FILE - The Weeknd performs on day three at Lollapalooza in Chicago on Aug 4, 2018. The Weeknd, who was nominated for eight American Music Awards, was completely shut out of the Grammys, earning zero nominations despite having a No. 1 album. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)

12 Grammy facts: BTS and Dr. Luke in, The Weeknd out

Nov. 24, 2020 5:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Twelve things worth noting about Tuesday's nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards, from snubbed singers to posthumous nominees to famous folks competing for awards. ___ SNUBBED SINGERS The Weeknd sings about being a “star boy" but the Grammys' response to his latest album? Bye boy....

This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, left, and Dua Lipa at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020. Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch each earned six Grammy nominations on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo)

2021 Grammy Awards: List of nominees in top categories

Nov. 24, 2020 2:58 PM EST

A list of nominees in the top categories at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy. — Album of the year: “Chilombo,” Jhené Aiko; “Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition),” Black Pumas; “Everyday Life,” Coldplay; “Djesse Vol....