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Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Shawn Mendes, Bad Bunny to perform at VMAs

Aug. 13, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lil Nas X, Lizzo and Shawn Mendes are set to perform at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Tuesday that Bad Bunny, Camila Cabello, J Balvin and Rosalia will also hit the stage at the Aug. 26 event, taking place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Ariana Grande and...

Finally, Missy Elliott will receive MTV Video Vanguard Award

Aug. 12, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, one of the most iconic players in the history of music videos, will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Monday that Elliott will also perform on Aug. 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Since her...

Couples ban R. Kelly, Michael Jackson music at weddings

Aug. 10, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Planning a wedding successfully is a microcosm of a good relationship: Compromise is key. So Marc Brookland deferred to his fiancée when deciding what music they do and don't want to hear when they get married at the Fairmount Water Works in September. The dos: A few throwbacks and...

Tito Jackson looks to prove doubters wrong with new music

Aug. 8, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even though Tito Jackson experienced fame with the Jackson 5, he heard the comments from Charles Barkley years ago, about him having an insignificant role in the group's historic success. Now, for anyone who believes that, Jackson is looking to change that narrative about his musical...

Today in History

Aug. 3, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2019. There are 150 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 3, 1972, the U.S. Senate ratified the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union. (The U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the treaty in...

Today in History

Aug. 1, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2019. There are 152 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 1, 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation; the revolt lasted two months before collapsing. On this date: In 1714, Britain's Queen Anne...

Moscow's Metropol: elegance to revolution and back again

Jul. 23, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — In 1991, as the Soviet Union collapsed around him, Alexander Mishakov was summoned to a place that was off-limits to most citizens — the Metropol Hotel. Newly graduated from a technical institute, the 24-year-old had scored an interview for a breakfast chef position. Catching the first...

The Latest: 'When They See Us' star wept at Emmy nomination

Jul. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy nominations (all times local): 12:44 p.m. Actor Jharrel Jerome of "When They See Us" says he cried so much when he learned of his Emmy nomination that you would have thought he had lost a family member. Jerome told The Associated Press that it "was just pure joy...

Beyoncé and docs on R. Kelly, Michael Jackson get Emmy nods

Jul. 16, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé's "Homecoming" film has scored six Emmy nominations, while documentaries on Michael Jackson, R. Kelly and the disastrous Fyre Festival also picked up nominations. With Netflix's "Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé," the pop star personally earned four of the six nominations...

Timeline of R. Kelly's life and career

Jul. 12, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly, long trailed by lurid rumors, has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving multiple victims dating back two decades. A timeline of his life and career: — Jan. 8, 1967: Robert Sylvester Kelly is born in Chicago to Joann Kelly, a school teacher. R....