Willie Nelson honored with Texas educational endowmentMarch 22, 2023 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Weeks after winning more Grammys, Willie Nelson is getting a new kind of honor: a university endowment in Texas.
De La Soul co-founder Trugoy the Dove dead at 54February 13, 2023 GMT
David Jude Jolicoeur, known widely as Trugoy the Dove and one of the founding members of the Long Island hip-hop trio De La Soul, has died. He was 54.
His representative Tony Ferguson confirmed the reports Sunday.
Harry Styles, Beyoncé and Wet Leg win at UK’s Brit AwardsFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — It was Harry's night at the Brit Awards.
Harry Styles won four prizes, including album of the year, at the U.K.'s leading music awards Saturday, while female-led indie rock band Wet Leg took trophies for group of the year and best new artist.
The Grammys ended in controversy, again. Here’s what to knowFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A night in music brimming with shocking upsets, historic wins, tributes for artists like the late rapper Takeoff and hip-hop’s 50th anniversary, the 65th Grammys were back in full swing Sunday.
Grammys rebound from COVID years, reach 12.4 million viewersFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 12.4 million people tuned in to watch stars Harry Styles, Lizzo and Bad Bunny perform at the Grammy Awards, along with a tribute to 50 years of rap history.
Grammys Moments: A rap tribute for the ages, Beyoncé triumphFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
As he accepted an innovator's award named for him, Dr. Dre mused about what he had in common with many of the people he saw from the Grammy Awards stage.
Beyoncé emerges as Grammys queen; Styles wins album honorFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé sits alone atop the Grammy throne as the ceremony's most decorated artist in history, but at the end of Sunday's show it was Harry Styles who walked away with the album of the year honor.
Iran singer who faces prison wins Grammy for protest anthemFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian singer who faces possible prison time for his song that's become an anthem to the ongoing protests shaking the Islamic Republic wept early Monday after seeing he'd won a Grammy.
Grammys 2023 live updates: Latest news from red carpet, showFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
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List of Grammy winners in top categoriesFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winners Sunday in the top categories at the 65th Grammy Awards:
Grammys fashion: Lizzo, Doja Cat, Styles wow on red carpetFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Lizzo wowed in a bright orange Dolce & Gabbana opera coat adorned with flowers and a huge hood as the wild and wacky Grammys red carpet did not disappoint Sunday.
Viola Davis’ Grammy win for audiobook makes her an EGOTFebruary 5, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viola Davis has achieved EGOT status.
The actor won a Grammy Award Sunday for best audio book, narration, and storytelling recording for her memoir “Finding Me.”
How to watch the Grammys live (including the red carpet)February 5, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammys have evolved from their humble beginnings into a daylong feast of music — and there's many ways to watch the red carpet and show live.
Cardi B pays homage to Kallman, Greenwald at pre-Grammy galaFebruary 5, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Cardi B was searching for a record deal six years ago, the rapper remembered when several labels didn’t financially believe in her talents enough – except for Atlantic Records executives Julie Greenwald and Craig Kallman.
Grammy predictions: AP writers debate who’ll win on SundayFebruary 4, 2023 GMT
The Beyhive is all abuzz over the possibility that Beyoncé will have a chance to make Grammy history this year, which should make for an exciting awards show as she's up against heavy hitters Adele, Kendrick Lamar and Harry Styles.
Why is R&B music more explicit than ever? It’s complicated.February 3, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Tank was nervous after sending his manager a preview of “When We” — he’d never released a song that explicit. “He’s like, ‘You’re crazy, but it’s jammin'!’” the R&B singer recalled.
AP Was There: The first Grammy awardsFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
The music industry's Grammy Awards made its debut on May 4, 1959, 30 years after the Academy Awards handed out its first Oscar honoring the best in movies.
Dr Dre, Missy Elliott, Lil Wayne honored at pre-Grammy eventFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Lil Wayne was honored for his musical achievements, the rapper opened up about the little he has been recognized previously in his career during a pre-Grammy event that also paid homage to Dr.
Bryan Adams, crafting albums amid Grammy Award nominationFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Bryan Adams may have nabbed his first Grammy nomination in over two decades, but he won't be at the ceremony. He's got a gig that night.
The Canadian rock star had committed to a concert in Las Vegas on Sunday and he didn't want to disappoint his fans or his crew by cancelling.
Jessy Wilson on ‘Keep Rising’ anthem and the hope it bringsFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Jessy Wilson was ready to give up her musical dream when a film about female African warriors showed her the power of perseverance.
Kim Petras talks religion, trans community ahead of GrammysFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Kim Petras, 2022 was a big year: The German singer-songwriter received her first Grammy nomination, made her acting debut with the HBO series “Los Espookys” and released a single with acclaimed pop music producer Max Martin.
Grammys to honor Loretta Lynn, Takeoff, McVieFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammys will pay homage to lives of Loretta Lynn, Migos rapper Takeoff and Christine McVie with star-studded performances during Sunday's ceremony.
Trevor Noah returns as Grammy host with comfort, nervousnessJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trevor Noah feels more comfortable hosting the Grammy Awards for a third-straight year, but the former “The Daily Show” host still has some nervousness about leading the ceremony with big-time acts like Beyoncé, Adele and Harry Styles looking on.
Historically Black TSU hopes for Grammy with gospel albumJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Like a lot of great projects, the idea for Grammy-nominated album “The Urban Hymnal” was first sketched out on a paper restaurant napkin.
Shakira’s Super Bowl outfits, lyrics coming to Grammy MuseumJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shakira’s two outfits worn during a Super Bowl halftime performance, her handwritten lyrics and her heavily crystalized electric guitar are among the items that will be on display for a museum exhibit in Los Angeles.
Legend, Carlile, Crow to perform at MusiCares tribute eventJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend, Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow and Lionel Richie will be among those performing in tribute to Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson when both are honored as the 2023 MusiCares Person of the Year by the Recording Academy.
Dr. Dre, Missy, Lil Wayne to be honored at pre-Grammy eventJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott and Lil Wayne will be honored at the Recording Academy’s second annual Black Music Collective event during Grammy week next month.
The academy announced Wednesday that the three Grammy winners and executive Sylvia Rhone will receive the Global Impact Award for their personal achievements in the music industry.
Singer Anita Pointer of The Pointer Sisters dies at age 74January 1, 2023 GMT
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Anita Pointer, one of four sibling singers who earned pop success and critical acclaim as The Pointer Sisters, died Saturday at the age of 74, her publicist announced.
The Grammy winner passed away while she was with family members, publicist Roger Neal said in a statement.
Trevor Noah goes for a threepeat of Grammy Award hostingDecember 15, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Unemployment didn't last long for Trevor Noah — he's hosting the Grammy Awards in early 2023.
The comedian who recently left his post as host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central has been asked to be master of ceremonies on Feb.
Music superstar Dua Lipa granted Albanian citizenshipNovember 27, 2022 GMT
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's president on Sunday granted citizenship to British pop star of Albanian origin Dua Lipa for what he said was the artist's role in spreading Albanians' fame internationally through her music.
Beyoncé ties Grammy record after leading nominations with 9November 15, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé has propelled herself into the highest Grammy echelon: The star singer claimed a leading nine nominations Tuesday, making her tied — with her husband Jay-Z — as the most nominated music act in the history of the awards show.
Partial list of nominees for the 65th Grammy AwardsNovember 15, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A partial list of nominees in the top categories at the 65th annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy.
Gordy, Robinson named MusiCares’ 2023 Person of the YearOctober 20, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson will be honored as next year's MusiCares Persons of the Year, celebrating the legacy of Motown a few days before the Grammy Awards.
MusiCares announced Thursday that Gordy and Robinson will receive the prestigious honor in Los Angeles on Feb.
Barack Obama wins Emmy for narrating national parks seriesSeptember 4, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barack Obama is halfway to an EGOT.
The former president won an Emmy Award on Saturday to go with his two Grammys.
Obama won the best narrator Emmy for his work on the Netflix documentary series, “Our Great National Parks.”
Swedish House Mafia, The Weeknd replace Ye at CoachellaApril 6, 2022 GMT
INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd are replacing rapper Ye in a headlining spot at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
A new lineup was posted on Wednesday announcing the late change for the festival that runs April 15-17 and April 22-24 in Indio, California.
Grammys barely move the needle in television ratingsApril 5, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Despite a night of feel-good vibes and performances by the music industry's top acts, the Grammy Awards barely moved the needle as a television attraction.
Meet Jon Batiste, new Grammy winner with plenty going onApril 4, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Batiste wears so many hats he may need a closet for them all — recording artist, bandleader, musical director, film composer, museum creative director and scion of New Orleans musical royalty.
Saweetie, Haddish lead Grammys red carpet in pink, sparkleApril 4, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Bright pink and all-over metallics were the fashion stories of the Grammys red carpet led by Saweetie in fuchsia Valentino and Tiffany Haddish in sparkling one-shoulder Prada as the music crowd did Las Vegas proud with a show of wild, whimsical and meaningful looks.
Batiste, joyful performances highlight Grammy AwardsApril 4, 2022 GMT
Jon Batiste had the most Grammy Award nominations and his five wins outpaced everyone, yet he somehow seemed the biggest surprise on a joyous night for music that washed away some of the bad taste left by the Oscars a week earlier.
Jon Batiste tops Grammys; Silk Sonic soars, Rodrigo crownedApril 4, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Olivia Rodrigo made an impressive Grammy debut, Silk Sonic claimed two major awards and Jon Batiste had the most stunning victory of the night winning the top prize at Sunday’s Grammy Awards.
Live updates | Ukraine’s leader asks help in Grammys videoApril 4, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has appeared in a video at the Grammy Awards asking for support in telling the story of Ukraine's invasion by Russia.
During the pre-recorded message that aired on the show Sunday night, he spoke in English, likening the attack to a deadly silence threatening to extinguish the dreams and lives of the Ukrainian people, including children.
Grammys live | Jon Batiste wins album of the yearApril 4, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 64th annual Grammy Awards, being presented Sunday in Las Vegas (all times local):
Jon Batiste’s “We Are” has won the Grammy Award for album of the year.
List of Grammy winners in top categoriesApril 4, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winners Sunday in the top categories at the 64th annual Grammy Awards:
‘Fill the silence with your music,’ Zelenskyy tells GrammysApril 4, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appeared in a video message at the Grammy Awards to ask for support in telling the story of Ukraine’s invasion by Russia.
During the pre-recorded message that aired on the show Sunday, he likened the invasion to a deadly silence threatening to extinguish the dreams and lives of the Ukrainian people, including children.
John Legend honored at Grammys’ Black Music Collective eventApril 3, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — As John Legend was honored for his musical achievements Saturday — the night before the Grammy Awards — the singer used the Recording Academy stage to pay homage to a Black music culture that has shaped him and the wider world of music.
Generations sing to Joni Mitchell in pre-Grammys tributeApril 2, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An 81-year-old jazz giant and a 15-year-old rock singer were the first to perform tributes to Joni Mitchell on Friday night.
Such was the diversity of artists honoring a most diverse artist, Mitchell, a Canadian-turned-Californian, folkie-turned-rocker-turned-jazz explorer who was honored as the 2022 MusiCares Person of the year by the Recording Academy two days before the Grammy Awards.
Grammy nominee Lewis Black ‘still learning’ the comedy craftApril 1, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lewis Black appreciates his sixth Grammy nomination for best comedy album, but he's skipping the Las Vegas ceremony on Sunday. Instead, he’ll be onstage at a New York theater as part of his “Off the Rails” national tour.
Grammy Awards set sights on Las Vegas for first timeMarch 31, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammys might be missing stars like Drake, The Weeknd and Kanye West as a performer, but the biggest night in music could still shine bright on the Las Vegas Strip.
Grammy predictions: AP writers debate who’ll triumph SundayMarch 31, 2022 GMT
The number of nominees for the Grammys' top awards keeps growing, up to 10 this year, making the competition stronger, but predictions a lot trickier. Are too many pop artists going to split the vote, making an upset more likely?
Q&A: Hit-Boy talks Grammy producer nod, rapper aspirationsMarch 26, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hit-Boy won top Grammy rap honors with some of hip-hop’s biggest heavyweights — Jay-Z, Kanye West, known as Ye, and Nas — and now he is ascending into a new musical weight class as a producer.
Opera film ‘Soldier Songs’ about war trauma heads to GrammysMarch 23, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A display case in his old high school gave David T. Little the inspiration for his first opera — a work that 18 years later has followed an unusual path to a nomination at this year’s Grammy awards.
Ye no longer performing at GrammysMarch 20, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Ye will not be performing at the Grammys this year. A report published in The Blast said that the musician was told Friday that his act had been pulled from the show, which is set to take place on April 3.
Trevor Noah says Grammys can entertain, tackle world issuesMarch 17, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammy Awards is a festive vibe celebrating music’s best, but host Trevor Noah says the show may touch on some serious topics such as the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
“I think the show is going to find the right place and the right space to do something," said the Emmy winner, who will host the April 3 show in Las Vegas.
Khan, Lauper, Beck to play MusiCares Joni Mitchell tributeMarch 17, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chaka Khan, Stephen Stills, Sara Bareilles, Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter and Beck will be among those performing in tribute to Joni Mitchell when she’s honored as the 2022 MusiCares Person of the Year by the Recording Academy.
H.E.R. does juggling act with concert tours, acting, GrammysMarch 15, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — H.E.R. won top Oscar and Grammy music honors last year, but those supreme accolades were just a precursor for the singer-songwriter's next moves.
Olivia Rodrigo, BTS, Billie Eilish to perform at GrammysMarch 15, 2022 GMT
The Grammy Awards are bringing three of the world's biggest pop acts — Olivia Rodrigo, BTS and Billie Eilish — to perform during next month's ceremony in Las Vegas.
The Recording Academy announced the first slate of performers on Tuesday that also includes Brandi Carlile, Brothers Osborne and Lil Nas X with Jack Harlow.
Grammy Awards move ceremony to Las Vegas site in early AprilJanuary 18, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2022 Grammy Awards will shift to an April show in Las Vegas after recently postponing the ceremony due to rising COVID-19 cases because the omicron variant.
Mississippi city names street for blues artist Bobby RushJanuary 18, 2022 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital is renaming one of its major streets for a Grammy-winning blues singer who lives in the city.
The Jackson City Council voted Tuesday to rename Ellis Avenue to Bobby Rush Boulevard, WLBT-TV reported.