APNewsBreak: Cardi B tops BET noms, Nipsey Hussle up for 1

Entertainment 05/16/19, 23:08

Hip-hop star Cardi B is walking into the 2019 BET Awards as the most nominated act with seven, while late rapper Nipsey Hussle scored a posthumous nomination.BET told the Associated Press late Thursday that Cardi B's nominations include two for the top prize — video of the year — with ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cardi B beats the boys to win rap album honors at Grammys

Entertainment 02/10/19, 23:28

A visibly nervous Cardi B has won her first Grammy, making history as the first woman to win best rap album.She took the stage Sunday night at the Staples Center with husband Offset, holding his hand.Cardi B's "Invasion of Privacy" beat out albums by the late Mac Miller, Nipsey Hussle, ...

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 ...

Maroon 5 cancels Super Bowl halftime news conference

Football 01/29/19, 18:59

Maroon 5 has canceled its news conference to discuss the band's Super Bowl halftime performance, choosing to not meet with reporters as most acts have done.The NFL announced Tuesday that "the artists will let their show do the talking as they prepare to take the stage this Sunday."Maroon 5, with ...

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 ...

Gladys Knight to sing national anthem at the Super Bowl

Entertainment 01/17/19, 10:17

Gladys Knight will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at this year's Super Bowl.The seven-time Grammy Award-winner says she's proud to use her voice to "unite and represent our country" in her hometown of Atlanta.The 74-year-old and the Pips were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Her ...

Source: Travis Scott in talks to perform at halftime show

Sports 12/20/18, 13:35

Rapper Travis Scott is in talks to perform at the Super Bowl halftime in Atlanta, The Associated Press has learned.A person familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to speak about the topic publicly, told The AP that Scott is close ...

Drake dominates Apple Music as most-streamed artist in 2018

Entertainment 12/04/18, 03:36

Drake was a dominate force on Apple Music as the platform's most-streamed artist of the year globally. Apple released its "Best of 2018" list Tuesday that Drake's "Scorpion" was the top album, while his hit "God's Plan" was the most popular single. The rapper's song "Nice for What" came in second ...

Autopsy finds rapper Mac Miller died from drugs and alcohol

Entertainment 11/05/18, 13:00

A coroner has ruled rapper Mac Miller's death an accidental overdose due to a combination of drugs and alcohol.A Los Angeles County coroner's report released Monday named the 26-year-old Miller's cause of death as "mixed toxicity," saying cocaine, alcohol and the powerful opioid fentanyl were found in his system.Paramedics found ...

Mac Miller benefit to feature Chance, SZA, John Mayer

Entertainment 10/31/18, 03:02

The life of the late rapper Mac Miller will be remembered with a benefit concert to raise funds for arts education in underserved communities.Chance the Rapper, John Mayer and SZA are expected to perform at the "Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life" concert Wednesday at the Greek Theater in Los ...

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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