Source: Kendrick Lamar, SZA not performing at Oscars

Entertainment 02/21/19, 16:05

All the Stars" are not performing at the Academy Awards, including Kendrick Lamar and SZA.A person familiar with the decision, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't allowed to publicly discuss it, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the duo behind "All the Stars" will no ...

At the Oscars, some songwriters are left in the dark

Entertainment 02/21/19, 14:22

For Grammy-winning producer-songwriter Alexander Shuckburgh, the Academy Awards are so close and yet so far.Shuckburgh should be celebrating as an Oscar nominee since a song he co-wrote — "All the Stars" from the "Black Panther" soundtrack — is competing for best original song at Sunday's show.But he isn't.That's because the ...

Q&A: Producer Boi-1da talks Grammys nods, working with Drake

Entertainment 02/06/19, 18:27

Boi-1da considers himself a sidekick to some of the biggest music performers, from Drake to Rihanna, and he is now being thrust into the Grammy spotlight for his standout production work.The Jamaica-born, Toronto-raised producer is nominated for six Grammys, including three in the best rap song category, thanks to his ...

‘Black Panther’ makes Oscar history with best picture nod

Entertainment 01/22/19, 18:26

Black Panther" broke through an Oscar category wall for superheroes.The Marvel blockbuster hit became the first comic book-based film to earn a best picture nomination from the Academy Awards on Tuesday. It was a major step for comic book movies, which had previously been shunned from film's top honor.The most ...

Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, SZA score Oscar music nods

Entertainment 01/22/19, 08:59

Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar and SZA's Top 10 pop hits are nominated for best original song at the Academy Awards. Gaga's "Shallow" from "A Star is Born," co-written by Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt, is up for the prize, while Lamar and SZA's "All the Stars" from "Black Panther" ...

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 ...

Grammys performers: Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae

Entertainment 01/17/19, 11:43

Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month's Grammy Awards.The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Dan + Shay will also hit the stage at the Feb. 10 event. The Grammys will air live on ...

Alicia Keys to host Grammy Awards next month

Entertainment 01/15/19, 10:23

Alicia Keys usually attends the Grammys, but this year she'll be there as a host.The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the R&B star will host the Feb. 10 show for the first time. The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.Keys has won 15 ...

2019 Grammy Awards: List of nominees in top categories

Entertainment 12/07/18, 08:55

A list of nominees in the top categories at the 61th annual Grammy Awards, announced Friday by The Recording Academy.— Album of the year: "Invasion of Privacy," Cardi B; "By the Way, I Forgive You," Brandi Carlile; "Scorpion," Drake; "H.E.R.,"H.E.R.; "Beerbongs & Bentleys," Post Malone; "Dirty Computer," Janelle Monae; "Golden ...

Lamar leads Grammy noms, where women make a comeback

Entertainment 12/07/18, 08:52

The music of "Black Panther," with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the major four categories following a year where their presence was barely felt.The Recording Academy announced Friday that Lamar is the top contender with eight nominations, ...

61st annual Grammy Awards nominations to be announced Friday

Entertainment 12/07/18, 03:04

Nominations for the 61st annual Grammy Awards will be announced Friday morning.The Recording Academy delayed unveiling the nominees by two days because former President George H.W. Bush's funeral and public viewing this week in Washington. The Grammys announcement comes a day after the Golden Globe nominations. Several music superstars, including ...

Kendrick Lamar, Cooper and Lady Gaga earn Golden Globe nods

Entertainment 12/06/18, 17:30

The Golden Globe nominations recognized Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's talents as actors, but Thursday's announcement also came with a nod for their soulful duet "Shallow" from "A Star is Born."They join an impressive roster of music stars who earned Globe nominations Thursday, including Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Dolly Parton, Annie ...

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