Tory Lanez denied new trial in Megan Thee Stallion shootingMay 9, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday denied a motion for a new trial from lawyers for rapper Tory Lanez, who was convicted of three felonies in December for shooting hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion in the feet and wounding her.
LA jury convicts Tory Lanez of shooting Megan Thee StallionDecember 24, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a courtroom that turned chaotic after a trial that seethed with tension, a Los Angeles jury on Friday found rapper Tory Lanez guilty of three felonies in the 2020 shooting of hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion.
Trial in shooting of Megan Thee Stallion exposes misogynoirDecember 23, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Megan Thee Stallion is a three-time Grammy winner and hip-hop superstar, but her success wasn't enough to shield the 27-year-old artist from the power of widespread misinformation and social media vitriol leveled against her after she was shot in 2020.
Jurors deciding whether Tory Lanez shot Megan Thee StallionDecember 23, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors began deliberations Thursday at the trial of rapper Tory Lanez, who is charged with shooting and wounding hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion in the feet.
Megan Thee Stallion ‘matters,’ says DA at Tory Lanez trialDecember 22, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California prosecutor told jurors Wednesday that hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion would never have subjected herself to the torrent of public abuse she's received if she wasn't telling the truth about rapper Tory Lanez shooting her in the feet and wounding her in the summer of 2020.
Witness on tape says she saw Lanez shoot Megan Thee StallionDecember 16, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Megan Thee Stallion 's former close friend and assistant said in a recorded interview played for jurors Friday that she saw rapper Tory Lanez fire a gun at Megan's feet.
Megan Thee Stallion faces down Tory Lanez at shooting trialDecember 14, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Megan Thee Stallion took the stand in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday and told jurors that rapper Tory Lanez fired five shots at her feet, yelled at her to dance and wounded her as she tried to walk away from him in the Hollywood Hills more than two years ago.
2 Chainz hosts Amazon Music live concerts using NFL platformDecember 7, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 2 Chainz wants to capitalize off the NFL’s huge “Thursday Night Football" platform to feature some of the world's most popular musical performers on Amazon Music's live concert series.
Teller, Gleeson, Megan Thee Stallion host first ‘SNL’ showsSeptember 20, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Straight out of “Top Gun: Maverick,” actor Miles Teller will host the opening episode of the 48th season of “Saturday Night Live” on Oct. 1.
Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar will be the musical guest on opening night, his third appearance on “SNL," NBC said on Tuesday.
Clintons interview Kim Kardashian, Steinem on Apple TV+ showJuly 14, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, will interview the likes of Kim Kardashian, Megan Thee Stallion and Gloria Steinem for a streaming series that debuts in two months.
Beyoncé announces new album ‘Renaissance’ to drop July 29June 16, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé has revealed the title and release date for her next studio album, with the 16-track “Renaissance” set to drop July 29.
The superstar began listing the music and products on her website Thursday and several streaming services, including Tidal and Spotify, also announced the Beyoncé release.
Hangout Festival returns to Alabama coast after 2-year breakMay 21, 2022 GMT
GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — One of the biggest entertainment events in Alabama, the beachfront Hangout Festival, is back after a two-year break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The three-day music festival opened at the public beach in Gulf Shores on Friday, and it continues through Sunday night.
Cardi B glitters in gold at Met GalaMay 3, 2022 GMT
Rapper Tory Lanez jailed again in Megan Thee Stallion caseApril 6, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Tory Lanez was briefly jailed Tuesday after a judge said he had violated a protective order in a felony assault case in which he is charged with shooting rapper Megan Thee Stallion in the feet.
Jennifer Hudson wins top honor at 53rd NAACP Image AwardsFebruary 27, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Hudson was named entertainer of the year at the 53rd annual NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color.
After Hudson accepted the award Saturday night, the singer-actor thanked the NAACP for inspiring “little girls like me.” She beat out Regina King, Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion and Tiffany Haddish.
Fallon teams with Grande, Megan Thee Stallion for holidaysDecember 7, 2021 GMT
Yes, he’s the host of the “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” And sure, he’s starred in movies, been a “Saturday Night Live” regular, and just launched a new show, “That’s My Jam.”
But Jimmy Fallon has always wanted his “That Thing You Do!” movie moment when he gets to hear his song come on the radio.
American Music Awards winners includes BTS, Rodrigo, SwiftNovember 22, 2021 GMT
List of winners at Sunday's American Music Awards:
Heavy rain from Ida forces Bonnaroo music fest to cancelAugust 31, 2021 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Heavy rains from Hurricane Ida have forced Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee to cancel as organizers say the waterlogged festival grounds are unsafe for driving or camping.
Justin Bieber leads nominees for 2021 MTV Video Music AwardsAugust 11, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber leads this year’s list of nominees at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, followed closely by Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, BTS, Doja Cat, Drake, Giveon, Lil Nas X and first-time nominee Olivia Rodrigo.
Cardi B, Queen Latifah, Lil Nas X shine at BET AwardsJune 28, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B's “WAP” had new meaning at the BET Awards: winning and pregnant.
The Grammy-winning star debuted her baby bump during a live performance Sunday alongside husband Offset as well as Quavo and Takeoff of Migos.
List of winners at the 2021 BET AwardsJune 28, 2021 GMT
A list of winners at the 2021 BET Awards, which aired live Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
— Video of the year: Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP"
Justin Bieber, Lil Baby to headline Made in America festivalJune 14, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber and Lil Baby are set to headline Jay-Z's Made in America festival in Philadelphia.
Organizers announced Monday that Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Roddy Ricch, Bobby Shmurda and A$AP Ferg will also perform at the two-day event on Sept.
Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby top BET Award nominationsMay 27, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby are the prom queen and king of the 2021 BET Awards.
The chart-topping rappers each scored seven nominations at the show airing live on June 27 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Q&A: Saweetie on success and working with Dr. Luke (sort of)May 21, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Platinum-selling rapper Saweetie has incorporated choreography in her live performances, but ask her about working with controversial music producer Dr. Luke and she dances around the question like a principal ballerina.
Billie Eilish, J Balvin, A$AP to play NY’s Gov Ball festivalMay 4, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Eilish completed the third stop of her massive tour, and was just two days away from headlining Madison Square Garden, before she had to cancel the trek because of the coronavirus pandemic last year...
The Weeknd is top nominee for May’s iHeartRadio Music AwardsApril 7, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weeknd, Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch are among the top nominees for next month’s iHeartRadio Music Awards...
The joy of music returns for Grammy winners, performersMarch 15, 2021 GMT
Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish made history at the Grammy Awards. Just as joyously, dozens of creators largely sidelined for a year due to the pandemic got to make music again...
Ladies night: Beyoncé, Swift make history as others win bigMarch 15, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Female performers including Beyoncé and Taylor Swift had a record-making night at the 2021 Grammy Awards, a jam-packed but socially distanced show highlighted by live music sorely absent during the pandemic era...
Partial list of winners at the 63rd Grammy AwardsMarch 15, 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...
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...
Grammy performers: Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B, Billie EilishMarch 7, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B and Billie Eilish are set to perform at next week’s Grammy Awards...
Old vs. new school: the best rap album debate at the GrammysMarch 5, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby have blazed the Billboard charts, but Grammy voters gave the young hip-hop stars the cold shoulder in the best rap album category, instead, surprisingly nominating the genre’s more matured voices like Nas and Jay Electronica...
A ‘Black Parade’ Grammys: Beyoncé leads with 9 nominationsNovember 25, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine nominations...
BTS, Megan Thee Stallion, Dua Lipa react to Grammy nomsNovember 24, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reactions from some of the nominees for the 63rd Grammy Awards:
2021 Grammy Awards: List of nominees in top categoriesNovember 24, 2020 GMT
A list of nominees in the top categories at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, announced Tuesday by The Recording Academy...
A ‘Black Parade’ Grammys: Beyoncé leads with 9 nominationsNovember 24, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé is bringing her Black parade to the Grammys: The pop star’s anthem about Black pride scored multiple nominations Tuesday, making her the leading contender with nine...
Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, Taylor Swift win Apple Music AwardsNovember 19, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Lil Baby has been named artist of the year at the second annual Apple Music Awards...
Tory Lanez pleads not guilty in Megan Thee Stallion shootingNovember 18, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Tory Lanez pleaded not guilty through his attorney Wednesday to felony assault charges in the July shooting of hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion...
And the Grammy nomination goes to ... Megan? Harry? Weeknd?November 18, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers and R&B singers tend to be the most-nominated acts at the Grammys thanks to producing their own hits and collaborating with others — sometimes from different genres — giving them a chance to qualify for more nominations than a pop or country singer who worked alone during the eligibility period...
BTS, Lady Gaga win top awards at MTV Europe Music AwardsNovember 8, 2020 GMT
The South Korean pop group BTS won a leading four awards including best song for “Dynamite” and best group at the MTV Europe Music Awards Sunday night, while Lady Gaga took the best artist prize...
The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch lead AMA nominations with 8 eachOctober 26, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch are the leading nominees for this year’s LOS ANGELES (AP) — An op-ed by Megan Thee Stallion on the need to protect Black women was published Tuesday as rapper Tory Lanez had his first court hearing on felony charges alleging he shot her...
Megan Thee Stallion op-ed calls for protecting Black womenOctober 13, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An op-ed by Megan Thee Stallion on the need to protect Black women was published Tuesday as rapper Tory Lanez had his first court hearing on felony charges alleging he shot her...
Megan Thee Stallion says person who shot her was Tory LanezSeptember 25, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than a month after she was shot in the feet after a party in the Hollywood Hills, Megan Thee Stallion said for the first time Thursday night that fellow hip-hop star Tory Lanez was the person who pulled the trigger...
BTS on gaining respect in the US: ‘We definitely feel that’September 3, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Loud and happy screams erupt in unison from the seven-member pop stars BTS when they hear they have notched their first No...
List of winners at the 2020 MTV Video Music AwardsAugust 31, 2020 GMT
Winners of the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, held Sunday night at various locations throughout New York City...
Roc Nation partners with Brooklyn’s LIU to launch new schoolAugust 4, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment...
Megan Thee Stallion describes her shooting in tearful videoJuly 27, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Megan Thee Stallion said Monday that she had gunshot wounds in both feet and gave new details about the shooting earlier this month that she called "the worst experience of my life" in an emotional online video...
Megan Thee Stallion says she was shot, expects to recoverJuly 15, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Megan Thee Stallion said Wednesday that she was shot multiple times on Sunday, but expects to fully recover...
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...
Despite pandemic, MTV VMAs to take place Aug. 30 in BrooklynJune 29, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will still go ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic...
Drake tops BET Awards nods; show to air on CBS for 1st timeJune 15, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Drake is the leading nominee at the 2020 BET Awards, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary later this month...
‘Legendary’ heralds loud, proud ball cultureJune 10, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — FX’s fictionalized hit show “Pose” introduced many to the underground world of ballroom culture, in which historically black and Latino LGBT youths compete in elaborate performances on a runway...
Beyoncé to give graduation speech alongside the ObamasMay 19, 2020 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé has been added to the list of guest speakers for YouTube's virtual commencement ceremony that will also feature the Obamas...
PHOTOS: Megan the Stallion
Breakthrough Entertainer: Megan Thee Stallion feels gratefulDecember 18, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Thee Stallion's schedule has become so frenetic that she can spend days, or even longer, away from home, in a different city every night...
Chris Brown, Migos, DaBaby to perform during Super Bowl weekDecember 17, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Brown, Migos and DaBaby are the latest stars slated to perform during Super Bowl week in Miami...
Post Malone to headline Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ EveDecember 17, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — You can ring in the New Year with Post Malone: The rap-pop star will perform at “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” in New York City on Dec...