Grammys 2023 live updates: Latest news from red carpet, showFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Follow along for real-time, on-the-carpet and behind-the-scenes updates on the 2023 Grammy Awards from The Associated Press. Live updates — any times Pacific — are brought to you by AP journalists at the show in Los Angeles and around the country.
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.
An anchor again: Ted Koppel hosts show on US divisionsOctober 13, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — At age 82, Ted Koppel is equipped to take the long view when discussing what divides Americans.
The former “Nightline” anchor, now an occasional contributor to “CBS Sunday Morning,” takes over from Jane Pauley for the first time this weekend to host a specially themed program on the topic.
The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.comOctober 11, 2022 GMT
1. Confidence Man by Maggie Haberman, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio)
2. I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy, narrated by the author (Simon & Schuster Audio)
Rapper-actor Common to make his Broadway debut in NovemberSeptember 16, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper and actor Common will make his Broadway debut this fall in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Between Riverside and Crazy.”
The Oscar-, Emmy-, and Grammy Award-winner will join actors Stephen McKinley Henderson, Elizabeth Canavan, Liza Colón-Zayas, Victor Almanzar, Michael Rispoli and Rosal Colón — who all premiered the work off-Broadway in 2015.
Q&A: John Legend talks still proving his musical relevanceSeptember 8, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend may have multiple Grammys and achieved the rare EGOT status, but the prolific singer still feels the need to prove himself.
That’s one of the reasons Legend cut back on traveling early last year to devote more time toward the writing process of his self-titled eighth studio album, “Legend,” which releases Friday.
New this week: John Legend, ‘Serpent Queen’ and ‘Pinocchio’September 5, 2022 GMT
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
— A race between two “Pinocchio” films begins with Robert Zemeckis' adaptation ahead of Guillermo del Toro's by a nose.
Jon Batiste leaves Stephen Colbert’s ‘The Late Show’August 12, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Batiste, his career soaring after winning multiple Grammys this year, is leaving his perch as bandleader of “The Late Show” after a seven-year run backing up host Stephen Colbert.
Chrissy Teigen reveals baby bump after 2020 pregnancy lossAugust 4, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend are expecting another child nearly two years after the couple suffered a pregnancy loss.
Teigen made the announcement Wednesday on Instagram where she posted two photos of her baby bump.
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.
Papadakis, Cizeron shatter rhythm dance record at worldsMarch 25, 2022 GMT
Olympic ice dance champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron shattered their own rhythm dance world record on Friday to take the lead over two American teams at the world championships in Montpellier, France.
John Legend branches out into book publishingDecember 13, 2021 GMT
John Legend's newest project brings him into the book business.
Legend, Tony Award-winning producer Mike Jackson and Emmy Award-winner Ty Stiklorius are partnering with the publisher Zando for a new imprint, Get Lifted Books, an extension of the production company Get Lifted Film.
Mehdi Hasan to share tips on ‘How to Win Every Argument’December 2, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan has learned a few lessons after interviewing everyone from John Legend to former National Security Adviser John Bolton.
Hasan's next book is called “How to Win Every Argument: The Art of Debating, Persuading, and Public Speaking." Henry Holt and Company announced Thursday that publication is scheduled for 2023.
People magazine names Paul Rudd as 2021′s Sexiest Man AliveNovember 10, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Rudd has been crowned as 2021’s Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.
Rudd, known for his starring roles in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” films, “This is 40” and “Clueless,” was revealed as this year’s winner Tuesday night on CBS' ”The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."
Street musician stunned by John Legend as she sings his hitOctober 18, 2021 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — A street musician who performed a rendition of John Legend's hit “All of Me" in Boston over the weekend had one particularly appreciative audience member — John Legend.
The Grammy Award winning singer was visiting Faneuil Hall with his family before his show Sunday night in Boston when he came across Radha Rao performing the hit song, The Boston Globe reported.
John Legend joins The Temptations musical producing teamOctober 4, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — At the Tony Awards, John Legend played live with cast members from the Broadway musical “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations.” Now he's going further and joining the show's producing team.
Diane Warren assembled superstar debut album during lockdownAugust 27, 2021 GMT
LONDON (AP) — If there was an award for not winning awards, Diane Warren would have won it.
The recording artist/songwriter is the most nominated woman in the history of the Academy Awards, and has lost out on the trophy 12 times — or as she puts it, she has “12 no Oscar Awards.”
Sanz: The Olympics are magic that the world was missingJuly 23, 2021 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Alejandro Sanz just earned another accolade to go with his 29 Grammys: Olympic performer.
The Spanish sensation joined John Legend, Keith Urban and Angelique Kidjo on Friday to spread the message of peace at the Tokyo Games in a pre-recorded rendition of “Imagine.”
Underwood wins at CMT Awards; Gladys Knight, H.E.R. performJune 10, 2021 GMT
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, was named video of the year at Wednesday's show, which aired from Nashville, Tennessee.
List of winners at the 2021 CMT Music AwardsJune 10, 2021 GMT
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"
Organizers: Dispute over survivors scrapped Tulsa eventMay 28, 2021 GMT
Organizers who called off a headline commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre said Friday the event was canceled after an agreement couldn’t be reached over monetary payments to three survivors of the deadly attack by a white mob, highlighting broader debates over reparations for racial injustice.
Biden to visit Tulsa for 100th anniversary of race massacreMay 25, 2021 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — President Joe Biden will visit Tulsa next week to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1921 massacre that claimed up to hundreds of lives in the city.
The White House said Tuesday that Biden will visit Tulsa on June 1.
John Legend to headline Tulsa Race Massacre remembranceMay 14, 2021 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter John Legend will headline a nationally televised ceremony in remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, an event official said Friday.
Chrissy Teigen graces cover of People’s ‘Beautiful Issue’March 31, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Teigen will grace the front of People magazine’s “The Beautiful Issue” in a cover story that delves into her evolved definition of beauty, facing racism growing up and her heartbreaking miscarriage last year...
Ariana Grande joining ‘The Voice’ for season 21 as a coachMarch 30, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — “The Voice" is switching their positions for Ariana Grande: the pop star is taking her seat in the coach's chair later this year...
Chrissy Teigen deletes Twitter account, citing negativityMarch 25, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Teigen has deleted her popular Twitter account, saying the site no longer plays a positive role in her life...
Partial list of winners at the 63rd Grammy AwardsMarch 14, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A partial list of winners in the top categories at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, presented Sunday in Los Angeles...
Chrissy Teigen delivers heartfelt essay on miscarriageOctober 27, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Teigen wrote a heartfelt message about the recent loss of her third child with husband John Legend...
Post Malone owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstageOctober 15, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt performance that was dedicated to his wife...
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend grieve their miscarriageOctober 1, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Teigen said she and John Legend are in “deep pain” following her miscarriage, which she announced in a heart wrenching social media post...
Chrissy Teigen, John Legend expecting baby No. 3August 13, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — It's baby No. 3 for John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.
A how-to: BET pulls off artistic, virtual, political successJune 29, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — You’d think trying to produce the 2020 BET Awards during the coronavirus pandemic would be filled with restrictions, but instead, show producers took another approach: We’re not limited to a single stage, so sky’s the limit and let your creative minds run free...
The special secret sauce in John Legend’s album: the GrammysJune 17, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — At the 2020 Grammy Awards, John Legend excitedly walked around with “a special secret,” as he puts it: He had just finished recording a batch of songs and felt like his new album was near done.
John Legend and the musical superheroes behind his new albumJune 17, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend has formed a musical version of The Avengers to help his new album marvel...
Shut-in stars rally for Red Nose TV show for kids in needMay 20, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Love Actually” filmmaker Richard Curtis, who never lacks for Red Nose Day star power, found the pandemic only boosted the fundraising telecast's celebrity quotient...
Buju Banton calls new single with John Legend ‘special’May 8, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s been over a decade since reggae king Buju Banton and R&B star John Legend collaborated on a song, and the Grammy winners have reunited for a new track...
Outtakes: Alicia on Key moments throughout her lifeMarch 30, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys, already a New York Times best-selling author, looks to the past and opens up in her new book, “More Myself: A Journey,” to be released Tuesday on Oprah Winfrey’s imprint via Flatiron Books...
The show will go on. Just from their living rooms.March 18, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The spreading coronavirus canceled several touring performances from A-list musical artists, but those acts have found a new venue to sing: their living rooms...
DJ Khaled, Cardi B, Gaga to perform during Super Bowl weekJanuary 30, 2020 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — DJ Khaled will be celebrating his first-ever Grammy win in the city where the former radio host built his career: Miami...
List of Grammy Award winnersJanuary 27, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of winners so far in top categories at the 61th annual Grammy Awards.
Record of the year: “Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
Album of the year: “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” Billie Eilish
Grammys honor Nipsey Hussle with a soaring performanceJanuary 27, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled and a host of musicians paid tribute to Nipsey Hussle at the Grammy Awards, filling the vast stage with a soaring performance of his music...
Rapper YG arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of robberyJanuary 25, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper YG was arrested Friday at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of robbery just two days before he is scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards, officials said...
After 40 Years, Grammy show producer bows out his wayJanuary 23, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With this Sunday’s Grammy ceremony to be his last after 40 years of producing it, Ken Ehrlich could be excused for creating a few moments in the show to look back on his own legacy, which includes creating indelible moments that will live in pop consciousness forever: Aretha Franklin singing “Nessun dorma,” Beyoncé shaking and shimmying alongside Prince, and Eminem and Elton John performing together...
John Legend, H.E.R. to perform at Prince tribute concertJanuary 9, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend, Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, H.E.R. and Earth, Wind & Fire are set to perform at a Prince tribute concert this month...
Holiday TV forecast: a sleighful of movies, music, a GrinchNovember 27, 2019 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are enough holiday TV movies to overturn Santa’s sleigh this season, with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN channel and a new streaming service adding to the cargo...
People magazine names John Legend as 2019 Sexiest Man AliveNovember 13, 2019 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — R&B crooner John Legend has been named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine...
Chrissy Teigen honored at Baby2Baby galaNovember 10, 2019 GMT
CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Chrissy Teigen said she felt honored to receive an award at the Baby2Baby Gala, but her acceptance speech wasn't all about her achievement: "No kid should go hungry...
John Legend co-writes new take on ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’October 30, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend and Kelly Clarkson, his fellow coach on "The Voice," have joined forces on a reimagined version of the oft-criticized Christmas classic "Baby, It's Cold Outside...
Even for Trump, it’s been a busy stretch of media attacksSeptember 9, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Even for a president who has made attacks on the media routine, the past few days have seemed turbo-charged...
BET Awards honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler PerryJune 24, 2019 GMT
The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X...
Adam Levine leaving ‘The Voice’ after 16 seasonsMay 24, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Levine is leaving NBC's "The Voice" after 16 seasons.
Carson Daly made the announcement Friday morning on the "Today" show...
Chrissy Teigen had major row with John Legend at Kimye weddingJanuary 20, 2019 GMT
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend had a "major blow-out" row at Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West's wedding.
The 'Lip Sync Battle' star - who has children Luna, two, and Miles, seven months, with her spouse - admitted she wants to apologize to the couple every time she sees them because of the tension she caused at their 2014 nuptials in Italy.
John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice now EGOT winnersSeptember 10, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's live version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" won an Emmy Award on Sunday and that made three men extra happy — it meant star John Legend, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice joined the elite squad of EGOT winners...
Emmy diversity gets a boost from Ricky Martin, Issa RaeJuly 13, 2018 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sterling K. Brown and Donald Glover aren't such Emmy outliers this year.
More than a third of the 101 acting nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards went to ethnic minorities, according to an analysis by The Associated Press...
Church hosts strings concert Friday nightJune 28, 2018 GMT
FLORENCE, S.C. – A Chamber Music Concert will be presented by the Florence/Darlington Strings Association at 7 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Florence.
Advanced students from the area have been coached all week by professional musicians Benjamin Woods, Chris Woods, Adrienne Woods, Laurann Estevez and Lesa Anderson.
For live ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ NBC turns to a LegendMarch 28, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Most Easter Sundays, you can find John Legend at home, helping cook a big dinner for family and friends...
Clinton, Cabello and Monae provide Grammys political momentsJanuary 29, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — One-time Grammy winner Hillary Clinton made it back to the awards show Sunday night in a role she no doubt relished...
A Grammy curse? Milli Vanilli’s Fab Morvan, others reflectJanuary 22, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Winning the best new artist Grammy is a goal for most breakthrough performers, but for some of its recipients, it can create pressure to match previous success or surpass it...
Plane returns to LA because passenger was on wrong flightDecember 27, 2017 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Tokyo-bound flight returned to Los Angeles hours into the journey after the crew discovered that one of the passengers had boarded the wrong plane, All Nippon Airways said Wednesday.
John Legend admits he’s still learning about parenthoodDecember 9, 2017 GMT
John Legend is still learning about parenthood.
The 38-year-old singer-songwriter has 19-month-old daughter Luna with his model wife Chrissy Teigen, but John has admitted he's still adjusting to the day-to-day stresses of parenthood.