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Q&A: Leslie Grace lives full-circle moment 'In the Heights'

Jun. 11, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Like her Nina character in “In The Heights,” Leslie Grace says she's struggled to fit in as an Afro-Latino woman and artist. “All the time,” the 26-year-old singer said in an interview with The Associated Press. "In so many parts of my life...

Underwood wins at CMT Awards; Gladys Knight, H.E.R. perform

Jun. 09, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood has another reason to rejoice — she extended her record as the most decorated artist in the history of the CMT Music Awards, thanks to her song “Hallelujah.” The music video for the singer's hit, a collaboration with John Legend,...

List of winners at the 2021 CMT Music Awards

Jun. 09, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

A list of winners at the 2021 CMT Music Awards, held Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee. — Video of the year: Carrie Underwood and John Legend, “Hallelujah" — Female video of the year: Gabby Barrett, “The Good Ones" —...

CMT to honor Black country music pioneer Linda Martell

Jun. 08, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Martell, one of the pioneers for Black acts in country music and the first Black woman to perform solo at the Grand Ole Opry, will be honored at the 2021 CMT Music Awards. The 86-year-old will receive the CMT Equal Play Award at Wednesday night's...

Copeland, Ingram among winners of Blues Music Awards

Jun. 07, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Shemekia Copeland and guitarist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram are among this year's top winners at the Blues Music Awards. Veteran musicians Charlie Musselwhite and Elvin Bishop also won multiple awards for their album “100 Years of...

2 charged in Miami Beach; no arrests in other shootings

Jun. 02, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Police have charged two suspects with attempted murder in a shooting that wounded two people on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, but suspects remained elusive Wednesday in two other attacks that left more people dead and wounded in Miami over the Memorial Day weekend. ...

2 charged in Miami Beach shooting, DaBaby detained, released

Jun. 02, 2021 01:39 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby was detained for questioning in a shooting that wounded two people in Miami and later released, officials said Tuesday. Police said two suspects are now charged in the case. Jonathan Kirk, DaBaby's legal name, was one of many...

John Davis, real singer behind Milli Vanilli, dies at 66

May. 28, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — John Davis, one of the real singers behind the lip-synching pop duo Milli Vanilli, died of the coronavirus this week, according to his family. He was 66. Davis died on Monday in Nuremberg, Germany, where he had lived and performed for a long time,...

Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby top BET Award nominations

May. 27, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby are the prom queen and king of the 2021 BET Awards. The chart-topping rappers each scored seven nominations at the show airing live on June 27 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Megan Thee...

Usher: 'Confessions' sequel album coming out this year

May. 27, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Usher has a confession — he's almost ready to release the sequel to his groundbreaking, epic 2004 album “Confessions." The R&B star said Wednesday he plans to drop his highly anticipated project this year. The singer didn’t offer a...