NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift's new music video features a number of famous faces, including Ellen DeGeneres, Laverne Cox, RuPaul and the cast of "Queer Eye."
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 13-year-old Baton Rouge boy has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the shooting death of a first grader.
The Advocate reports the older boy entered the guilty...
Carrie Underwood extended her run as the most decorated act in the history of the CMT Music Awards with her 20th win Wednesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — During the recording of what became one of Nipsey Hussle's final songs, the rapper and DJ Khaled spoke passionately about "our families, entrepreneurship, leadership and just...
FJADRÁRGLJÚFUR, Iceland (AP) — A large sign warns motorists that Iceland's Fjadrárgljúfur canyon is closed to visitors but drivers keep on coming down the narrow gravel road. A ranger at a...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 Billboard Music Awards being presented Wednesday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (all times local):
All those Swiftie sleuths got it right: Cat mama Taylor Swift debuted her feline No. 3, a sweet-faced baby boy named Benjamin Button, after his surprise reveal in the music video for her new song...
Taylor Swift to open Billboard Awards with performance
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift will open next week's Billboard Music Awards with a performance of her new single "ME!"
Swift released the colorful, upbeat song Friday morning, ending the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Glover and Rihanna's secretive new film "Guava Island" is coming to Amazon Prime Video this weekend.
Glover tweeted Wednesday that it'd be available to stream for...
BERLIN (AP) — Jewish organizations and the Israeli government criticized German hard rock band Rammstein on Thursday for a video promoting its new single that features group members on an...
THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — A country music singer has died in Texas after his manager says a revolver he was handling during a music video shoot accidentally discharged.
Baltimore officer moonlights as ‘Saint, the Rapping Cop’
BALTIMORE (AP) — When Officer Joshua Jackson clocks out of his shift with Baltimore Police Department's Central District, he becomes "Saint, the Rapping Cop" — a recording artist who writes rap...
Beyonce, Jay-Z to be honored at GLAAD Media Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce and Jay-Z are getting recognized for achievements outside of music: The power couple will be honored at the GLAAD Media Awards for accelerating LGBTQ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — University of Kentucky sophomore Lily Silverstein is too young to know much about the band Foreigner, except for the 1980s hits her mom would occasionally blast over the car...
In Nigeria, film stars deploy to plead for election peace
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — As emergencies go, it has a catchy tune. Faced with a Nigerian election that could spiral into violence, some in the popular film industry known as Kannywood gathered this...
Outtakes: Regina King on white lies, directing and ’227′
NEW YORK (AP) — Regina King — who is nominated for her first-ever Academy Award for her work in "If Beale Street Could Talk" — discusses sitting in the director's chair and following up on the promise she made to female filmmakers during her Golden Globes speech in outtakes from a recent interview with The Associated Press. Read the interview here .
Malaysian ex-PM Najib combative ahead of 1MDB graft trial
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — From appearing in an R&B music video and trolling social media to vilify the new government, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been combative before the start of his graft trial, linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund that has battered the country's standing abroad.
The trial was to start Tuesday, but Najib's lawyers won a delay of proceedings on Monday.
- The Daily HeraldJenny Oaks Baker releases first music video of ‘Aladdin’ hitMay 11, 2019
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Janelle Monae applauds jump in Grammy nominations for women
LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a pre-Grammy brunch honoring Janelle Monae, a few hundred music industry players and performers packed tightly in a room to hear the singer speak passionately about women being the backbone of the music industry and dominating in nominations at Sunday's show.
And then there was a loud noise of glass shattering in the background.
"That glass ceiling has to be broken," Monae improvised as the audience erupted into cheers and applause.
First Crush: Harry Shum Jr
Vegas artist sues Ariana Grande over ‘God is a Woman’ image
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas artist is suing pop music star Ariana Grande, alleging federal copyright infringement over an image of a woman in a candle flame in the pop star's widely-viewed "God is a Woman" music video.
Representatives for Grande did not immediately respond Monday to messages about the lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Nevada by attorneys for Vladimir Kush and his company Kush Fine Arts Las Vegas.
Local company brings Christmas cheer with 25 music videos
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — So Justin McElroy, a professional wrestler, two drag queens, Cledus T. Judd, Tim Irr, Larry Groce, Senora May Childers, Laid Back Country Picker, the Sh-boom barbershop quartet, a singing puppet (Trace Cherokee) and Rod Elkins in a Christmas onesie all walk into a former bank building.
It's not a joke, folks.
It's just your daily dose of "The Good Time Christmas Show" in Huntington.
Country stars say ‘I Do’ in wedding music videos
Niemann’s bond with Thousand Oaks survivors
Police: 3 men shot, wounded while filming music video
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been shot and wounded while filming a music video in a Hudson Valley city.
Police tell the Poughkeepsie Journal that the shooting occurred around 8:30 p.m. Thursday on a city street. Officials say none of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries.
Beatles release new video for ‘Glass Onion’ on Apple Music
NEW YORK (AP) — The Beatles have released a new music video on Apple Music for their 1968 song, "Glass Onion."
The video was released Tuesday and features rare photos and performance footage. The song appeared on their self-titled ninth album, often referred to as the "White Album," which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
The Beatles will re-release the "White Album" on Nov. 9, featuring 30 tracks newly mixed by Giles Martin, the son of longtime Beatles producer George Martin.
Ramping up: Teen skateboarder may be force come Tokyo Games
The 14-year-old skateboarder from California frequently wears outfits inspired by 1990s pop music videos. She's a budding songwriter and jots down lyrics based on life experiences, which she points out have been rather limited so far.
That's changing fast. The world of Brighton Zeuner keeps getting bigger and broader with more notice and exposure.
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Morgan Wallen’s “Up Down” goes to the top
Thomas Rhett: CMA nominations a special honor
Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence, immigration in videos
NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence at schools and immigration in two new music videos for their song, "Big Love."
ShowBiz Minute: Knight, Drake, Prince
Analyst who fed NFL player tips pleads guilty to fraud
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The former investment bank analyst who fed confidential stock tips to NFL player Mychal Kendricks has pleaded guilty to securities fraud.
Singer Rachid Taha, who fused Arabic music and rock, dies
PARIS (AP) — Algerian singer Rachid Taha, who thrillingly blended Arabic music with rock and techno and at times wore blue contact lenses to protest anti-Arab prejudice in his adoptive France, has died. He was 59.
Taha's record label, Naïve, announced his death in a statement Wednesday on its Facebook page. It said he died overnight Tuesday to Wednesday following a heart attack at his home in the Paris suburb of Les Lilas.
Believe Digital, which owns Naïve, confirmed the veracity of the statement.
Music videos become tool to boost learning, test scores
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sixth-grade math teacher Christina Nuchols watched recentlyas one of her students walked through the hall singing a song about decimals.
Her students at Whittle Springs Middle School, a Title I low-income school in Knoxville, are often the ones who don't do their homework, Nuchols said.
But due in part to Muzology, a new program that sets math principles to popular music, Nuchols's students are excited about pre-algebra.
Logic stages immigrant protest at VMAs with parents, kids
NEW YORK (AP) — Wearing white T-shirts with the message "We are All Human Beings," more than two dozen immigrant children and their parents joined Logic and Ryan Tedder on stage Monday night at the MTV Video Music Awards to protest President Donald Trump's separation and detention policy.
Lady Gaga collaborator known as Zombie Boy dead at 32
MONTREAL (AP) — Rick Genest, a Quebec model known for his head-to-toe tattoos and participation in the Lady Gaga music video "Born This Way," has died, his talent agency said.
Dulcedo Management confirmed on Facebook late Thursday the passing of Rick Genest, who was better known as Zombie Boy. Dulcedo said it "was in shock" and called the 32-year-old represented by the agency an "icon of the artistic scene and of the fashion world."
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez's two-decade music career will be honored at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.
The network announced Tuesday that Lopez will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award on Aug. 20 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Lopez, who last performed at the VMAs in 2001, will also perform at the show.
Miles Kane beaten up in latest music video
CLEVELAND (AP) — A shooting outside a bar in Cleveland left seven men injured, including three who were hospitalized in critical condition.
Cleveland police say at least two people fired shots during the shooting around 1:30 a.m. Thursday outside the DPG Dog Pound Bar. Authorities say a 27-year-old Warrensville Heights man and a 20-year-old man filming a music video for Cleveland rapper Q Money were among those shot.
MONROE, Ga. (AP) — A lip sync battle among police departments has swept social media in the U.S., with a Georgia force answering the call.
News outlets report officers with the Monroe Police Department recorded a music video set to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk," with an assist from the city's firefighters. Shared Sunday, the video had amassed 150,000 views on Facebook within seven hours.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Paul Petroskey - also known as "Weird Paul" - had been waiting for something like YouTube for decades.
Petroskey considers himself the "Original Vlogger." The 47-year-old Bethel Park native had hours of video tapes that he recorded in the '80s and '90s that included homemade music videos starring his family, a review of McDonald's breakfast items, homemade award shows and whatever else the teenager found interesting.
Country singers love acting out for music videos
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — It's a simple melody sung to the plucking of acoustic guitars by schoolchildren sitting around candles: "I beg the skies to show mercy and empathy/ My brothers are in Tham Luang Khun Nang Non/ Let them pass this danger, I beg."
MOSCOW (AP) — Donald Trump in a hotel room with bikini-clad beauty contestants, a suspicious-looking suitcase changing hands, Ivanka Trump clinking glasses with Hillary Clinton — all under the gaze of security agents.
That's all in a music video by a Russian pop star named in the U.S. investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Singer Emin Agalarov, whose family has business ties to Trump, helped arrange a meeting between a Russian lawyer and Donald Trump Jr. in 2016.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prince's estate is suing an Oklahoma man for alleged copyright infringement.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Oklahoma City accuses Phil Shadid, of Yukon, of violating the estate's copyright by distributing videos from the band Vanity 6's self-titled 1982 album on a digital music distributor, TuneCore.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estate of Michael Jackson sued ABC and parent company Disney on Wednesday, saying a two-hour documentary on the singer's last days improperly used the King of Pop's songs, music videos and movies.
The lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles alleges that last week's special, "The Last Days of Michael Jackson," illegally uses significant excerpts of his most valuable songs, including "Billie Jean" and "Bad," and music videos, including "Thriller" and "Black or White."
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been called a moving testament to modern times and an unflinching exploration of the wretched past experienced by African-Americans.
Donald Glover's "This Is America," a music video that depicts gun violence amid a mélange of racism, Negro minstrel shows, police brutality and mass killing, not only touched off a national debate, it affirmed Glover's place in the pantheon of artists who reveal uncomfortable truths about race through their work.
NEW YORK (AP) — Paulina Porizkova and Ric Ocasek have separated after 28 years of marriage.
The model and actress announced on Instagram on Wednesday that she and the Cars rocker have not been a couple "for the past year."
They first met while filming the music video for the Cars song "Drive" in 1984 and were together last month when 74-year-old Ocasek was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.