New Prince album featuring unreleased demos out in June

Entertainment 04/25/19, 10:35

A new Prince album featuring his versions of songs he wrote for other artists will be released in June.The 15-track "Originals" will include "Nothing Compares 2 U," the No. 1 hit for Sinéad O'Connor; "The Glamorous Life," Sheila E.'s signature song and Top 10 pop hit; and Kenny Rogers' "You're ...

Sale of tickets for Woodstock 50 delayed for now

New York 04/25/19, 10:00

The much-anticipated sale of tickets for this summer's Woodstock 50 anniversary concerts have been put on hold for now.Tickets for the three-day festival on Aug. 16-18 were supposed to be available on Monday. The festival released a statement Thursday, saying: "Woodstock 50 has delayed its on sale while we refine ...

Cardi B, Travis Scott to headline Jay-Z’s Made in America

Entertainment 04/02/19, 10:39

Cardi B and Travis Scott are heading to the City of Brotherly Love to headline Jay-Z's annual Made in America festival.Live Nation and Roc Nation announced Tuesday that the festival will return to Philadelphia's Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Aug. 31-Sept. 1 for Labor Day weekend.Other performers include Juice WRLD, James ...

Update: NAACP Image Awards kicks off 50th annual show

U.S. 03/30/19, 20:24

The Latest on the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards, which are being presented Saturday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. (all times local):___6 p.m.Michael B. Jordan arrives at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard ...

Songs by Jay-Z, Lauper being added to Recording Registry

Entertainment 03/20/19, 02:05

Songs performed by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper and a Robert F. Kennedy speech are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry.The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that "La Bamba," ''Gunsmoke" and "Hair" are some of the titles tapped for preservation this year. The national library chose a few ...

Jay-Z, Dead & Co, the Killers to perform at Woodstock 50

Entertainment 03/19/19, 18:47

Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer.Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang announced Tuesday that Miley Cyrus, Santana, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant, the Black Keys and Chance the Rapper will also perform at Woodstock 50, which will ...

Festival co-founder: Lineup for Woodstock 50 coming soon

Entertainment 03/07/19, 18:10

Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang says the wait is almost over regarding performers for Woodstock 50, despite media reports claiming Jay-Z, Black Keys and others will perform at the August event.On Thursday Variety reported that Dead & Company, Chance the Rapper, Imagine Dragons and more will perform at Woodstock 50.In a ...

What’s the Greenprint? Ask Beyonce

Entertainment 02/01/19, 13:39

So, what's all that Greenprint stuff on Beyonce's Instagram feed? Bey stirred up the beehive Thursday when she advocated plant-based living in a rare social media endorsement. It helped that she also announced to her 123 million followers a sweepstakes for lifetime concert tickets to her shows or those of hubby ...

Meek Mill, Jay-Z and sports owners back justice reforms

Sports 01/23/19, 13:27

A coalition of big names in sports and entertainment is taking on criminal justice reform.Rappers Meek Mill and Jay-Z and the owners of the Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots came together in New York City on Wednesday to announce the launch of an organization ...

James Blake, music’s most requested collaborator, opens up

Entertainment 01/18/19, 10:20

Some people get lots of invitations. James Blake gets the right ones.He's had a role on two of the greatest albums of the last decade — Beyonce's delicious "Lemonade" and Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize-winner "Damn." He worked on another impactful and culturally relevant album, Jay-Z's "4:44"; he's part of Travis ...

Q&A: Maroon 5’s PJ Morton on Super Bowl and Grammy noms

Football 01/17/19, 10:27

PJ Morton is prepping for the biggest week of his life: He's set to perform at next month's Super Bowl halftime show as a member of Maroon 5, and seven days later, he'll attend the Grammy Awards, where he's nominated for four honors — including three for his work as ...

2019 Songwriters Hall class: Missy, Cat Stevens, John Prine

Entertainment 01/12/19, 08:40

Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine.The organization announced the new group of inductees Saturday. Other inductees include Tom T. Hall, who Johnny Cash called ...

Review: ‘The Upside’ is a cliche-ridden, exploitative mess

Entertainment 01/07/19, 19:23

It's said that January is one of the prime months that Hollywood chooses to dump its most embarrassing films and "The Upside" doesn't exactly disprove that notion.Few films in memory have squandered so much acting talent in such a cliche-ridden, exploitative and dishonest way. It deserves its frozen grave.The film ...

Hold up, Beyonce did not release new music

Entertainment 12/21/18, 02:37

There's no more juice in Beyonce's lemonade jar: The singer did not release new music though two albums featuring old Beyonce songs hit streaming services Thursday. Under the name Queen Carter, the albums "Have Your Way" and "Back Up, Rewind" appeared on Spotify and Apple Music, featuring demos, previously released songs ...

Missy Elliott on Songwriters Hall nod: ‘I feel so blessed’

Entertainment 11/28/18, 13:02

For Missy Elliott, being a good friend and listener turned into songwriting gold.FILE - In this June 28, 2005 file photo shows Missy Elliott performing at the 5th annual BET Awards in Los Angeles. Elliott, one of rap’s greatest voices and also a songwriter and producer who has crafted songs ...

Quavo on cutting collaborations and his new solo album

Entertainment 10/16/18, 15:52

Quavo may be one-third of the uber-successful hip-hop group Migos, but he's also a rapper in high demand, appearing as a featured act on hits by Post Malone, DJ Khaled, Drake and Liam Payne.The 27-year-old said he was collaborating with others so much that he had to turn down work ...

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