Taylor Swift, Cardi B, Drake, BTS set for Billboard Awards

Entertainment 05/01/19, 11:47

Taylor Swift is set to kick off the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday with the debut performance of her new song "ME!" and she could continue her run as the most decorated winner in the show's history. Swift, a 23-time Billboard Award winner, will open Wednesday night's show at the ...

Bieber, Ariana Grande join Lil Dicky for Earth Day video

Entertainment 04/19/19, 12:30

Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Leonardo DiCaprio have joined rapper-comedian Lil Dicky on a new song and video aimed at bringing awareness to climate change and Earth Day, which is Monday.Dicky released the animated clip for the song "Earth" on Friday, where Bieber is a baboon and Grande is a ...

San Francisco’s campy “Beach Blanket Babylon” show to end

Entertainment 04/18/19, 14:32

The campy "Beach Blanket Babylon" musical revue that has been a must-see for San Francisco tourists for 45 years is coming to an end. Producer Jo Schuman Silver announced Wednesday the show's final performances will be on New Year's Eve. The show spoofs political and pop culture and has characters in colorful ...

Solange is no longer performing at Coachella

Entertainment 04/07/19, 20:14

Solange is no longer performing at Coachella.The festival's official Twitter account posted the news Sunday, writing: "Due to major production delays, Solange will unfortunately no longer be performing at this year's festival."The announcement comes a week before the two-weekend festival in Southern California is set to begin. Performers at the ...

Okurrr: Cardi B leads with 21 Billboard Awards nominations

Entertainment 04/04/19, 08:38

Cardi B is the leading contender at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards with 21 nominations.NBC and dick clark productions announced Thursday the 26-year-old rapper is up for honors including top artist, top female artist and top Billboard 200 album for her Grammy-winning release, "Invasion of Privacy." With her No. 1 ...

DJ Khaled inspired by son before hosting Kids’ Choice Awards

Entertainment 03/22/19, 15:12

In the run-up to the Kids' Choice Awards, host DJ Khaled is feeling plenty of support — from his son.The producer-DJ said his 2-year-old son, Asahd, gets excited just watching his dad in the ads promoting the show on Nickelodeon."When the commercials come on, my son is like 'Daddy, daddy, ...

Ariana Grande to play Manchester, 2 years after arena bomb

Entertainment 02/25/19, 15:08

Ariana Grande is returning to Manchester, two years after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert in the northwest England city.Organizers say Grande will be a headliner at the Manchester Pride Live event on Aug. 25. Chief executive Mark Fletcher said Monday that "we're truly honored to be ...

Ariana Grande a no-show despite winning first Grammy Award

Entertainment 02/10/19, 19:24

Ariana Grande won her first Grammy Award on Sunday, but the singer didn't collect it after deciding to skip the ceremony following a public dispute with the show's producer.Grande won the best pop vocal album trophy for "Sweetener," beating Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. Grande ...

Grammys producer on why Ariana Grande isn’t performing

Entertainment 02/07/19, 16:22

Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich says the show had multiple conversations with Ariana Grande about possibly performing Sunday but the singer "felt it was too late for her to pull something together."Ehrlich told The Associated Press on Thursday that Grande isn't performing at the Grammys, where is nominated for two awards. ...

Vegas artist sues Ariana Grande over ‘God is a Woman’ image

Entertainment 02/04/19, 18:53

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 ...

Grammys launch initiative aiding women producers, engineers

Entertainment 02/01/19, 07:07

The Recording Academy's Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion is launching a new initiative to create and expand more opportunities to female music producers and engineers.The academy on Friday announced the Producer & Engineer Inclusion Initiative, which asks that musicians, record labels and others consider at least two female producers ...

Cardi B leads iHeartRadio Awads with 13 nods, Drake scores 8

Entertainment 01/09/19, 08:47

Cardi B has 13 reasons to celebrate: She's nominated for 13 honors at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards.IHeartMedia announced Wednesday that the rapper is the most nominated act, competing for honors such as song of the year for "Girls Like You" with Maroon 5 and female artist of the year. ...

Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino among Coachella headliners

Entertainment 01/03/19, 01:18

The organizers of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival have announced the top acts scheduled to appear at the multiday event in April. Goldenvoice, the promoter of the event, said Wednesday night that the big names scheduled to perform at the two-weekend event in Southern California from April 12 ...

Grande cancels show due to ‘unforeseeable health reasons’

Entertainment 12/28/18, 13:42

Ariana Grande has canceled a Las Vegas performance days before New Year's Eve "due to unforeseeable health reasons." Grande was originally scheduled to perform at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday. The hotel said Friday in a statement to The Associated Press that the pop star will ...

Pete Davidson addresses bullying after Ariana Grande breakup

Entertainment 12/04/18, 09:04

Pete Davidson says he's not going to "kill myself."Davidson is breaking his silence in an Instagram post following his short-lived engagement with Ariana Grande.The 25-year-old "Saturday Night Live" cast member says he's been getting bullied online and in public for nine months. But Davidson says he's spoken about being suicidal ...

Drake tops Spotify’s 2018 list with 8.2 billion streams

Entertainment 12/04/18, 00:08

It's no surprise, but Drake is the king of Spotify: He is the platform's most-streamed artist of the year globally.Spotify announced Tuesday that the rapper earned 8.2 billion streams in 2018. He also has the year's most-streamed album and song with "Scorpion" and "God's Plan."Drake is also Spotify's most-streamed artist ...

On SNL, Pete Davidson says sorry to wounded vet he mocked

Entertainment 11/11/18, 12:00

Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson has apologized for mocking the appearance of a veteran who lost an eye in Afghanistan.He says Lt. Com. Dan Crenshaw, now a congressman-elect from Texas, "deserves all the respect in the world."On SNL's "Weekend Update" segment, Davidson was joined by Crenshaw, a Navy ...

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