NEW YORK (AP) — Sephora says it will close all its U.S. stores on the morning of June 5 to host "inclusion workshops" for its employees. The move comes just over a month after the cosmetics...
NEW YORK (AP) — For Grammy-winning producer-songwriter Alexander Shuckburgh, the Academy Awards are so close and yet so far.
Shuckburgh should be celebrating as an Oscar nominee since a song...
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is a double nominee at the Academy Awards, where rapper Kendrick Lamar is nominated for the first time while songwriter Diane Warren is also vying for her first win with her 10th nomination.
Gaga scored best actress and best original song nominations Tuesday for her work in "A Star Is Born" — repeating the success Mary J. Blige achieved last year when she became the first person to compete for both acting and songwriting awards in the same year.
A list of nominees in the top categories at the 61th annual Grammy Awards, announced Friday by The Recording Academy.
— Album of the year: "Invasion of Privacy," Cardi B; "By the Way, I Forgive You," Brandi Carlile; "Scorpion," Drake; "H.E.R.,"H.E.R.; "Beerbongs & Bentleys," Post Malone; "Dirty Computer," Janelle Monae; "Golden Hour," Kacey Musgraves; "Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By," Kendrick Lamar.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Travis Scott pointed toward an image of a toothless Mac Miller as a child recognizing the late rapper as a good-spirited person whose "soul will live forever."
The complete list of winners of the 2018 BET Awards, presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles:
— Video of the year: Drake
— Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno Mars
— Best female R&B/pop Artist: Beyonce
— Best male hip hop artist: Kendrick Lamar
— Best female hip hop artist: Cardi B
— Best new artist: SZA
— Album of the year: "DAMN." Kendrick Lamar
— Best group: Migos
— Best gospel/inspirational award: Lecrae featuring Tori Kelly
NEW YORK (AP) — R&B singer SZA didn't let a torn ligament in her foot slow her down at a concert for her feverish fans in New York City.
She walked into the venue Friday with a crutch helping her to the chair placed in the middle of the stage. She injured her foot while performing last week at the BUKU Music + Art Project festival in New Orleans.
NEW YORK (AP) — Youth and age crossed on the Grammy red carpet when SZA's grandmother and DJ Khaled's son arrived about the same time, one in a wheelchair and one in a stroller.
Both had a good reason to be there — they had roles in their family's Grammy-nominated albums.
NEW YORK (AP) — After SZA created the drums-drenched, reggae-tinged song "Consideration," she thought she had finally found the sound of her debut album. But there was one problem: Rihanna heard the song and wanted it.
"And I'm just like, 'It has a video. I shot a video already to it. It's coming out on Wednesday. That was going to be the first song to prep the album,'" SZA recalled in a recent interview.
NEW YORK (AP) — SZA — who is nominated for five Grammy Awards for her debut album, "Ctrl" — discusses writing lyrics for Beyonce, sampling Justin Timberlake's music and collaborating with Maroon 5 in outtakes from a recent interview with The Associated Press. Read the interview here.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, SZA is easily in the running for best new act of 2017. But her uber-successful year really puts her in the running for female artist of the year: She's had multiple songs chart in the Top 40 in a year when male acts overwhelming dominated, and she's the most nominated woman at the upcoming Grammy Awards with five.
"It's wild. It's awesome. ... Like, I'm in awe. Like, in full blown awe," said SZA, competing for honors like best new artist and best urban contemporary album.
NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu.
NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 songs of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu.
The overnight success story in Hollywood is as much of a fairytale as its movies. Years of training, sacrifice and failed attempts at stardom typically define the experience of entertainers before that breakthrough moment occurs.
But when it happens, things change overnight — as Daniel Kayuula found after he starred in "Get Out." He went from playing bit parts in movies to having deep conversations about race with total strangers at music festivals.