• Atlanta April 5, 2019 9:16 am

    Billy Ray Cyrus Joins Lil Nas X on Remix of Song Removed From Country Charts

    Billy Ray Cyrus has lent his achy breaky heart and country sound to Lil Nas X after Billboard removed the Atlanta rapper’s song “Old Town Road” from consideration for the country charts. The duo released a remixed version of the song early Friday, with Cyrus featured on vocals.

  • Instagram February 13, 2019 8:05 am

    Michelle Obama Shares Classic Mom Texts About Grammys

    It appears Michelle Obama received a reality check from her mom following her appearance at the Grammys. The former first lady took to Instagram Wednesday to share two images of a text exchange with her mom Marian Robinson. Obama had received a standing ovation opening Sunday’s awards show with Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Jada Pinkett Smith. Robinson...

  • Los Angeles February 11, 2019 3:08 pm

    'Warrior Mama': Offset Shows Cardi B in Labor in New Album Teaser

    Offset, the third member of rap group Migos, showed respect where respect was due in an Instagram clip teasing the release of his upcoming debut solo album and documentary on Feb. 22. The video included a barefaced Cardi B screaming in pain as she gives birth to the couples first child. Some fans are taking the video as a sign...

  • Chicago April 10, 2018 9:13 pm

    Yvonne Staples of Hit-Making Staple Singers Dies in Chicago

    Yvonne Staples, whose voice and business acumen powered the success of the Staple Singers, her family’s hit-making gospel group that topped the charts in the early 1970s with the song “I’ll Take You There,” has died. She was 80. Staples died Tuesday at home in Chicago, according to Chicago funeral home Leak and Sons.

  • CEO March 6, 2018 10:44 am

    Former Michelle Obama Chief to Head Grammys Inclusion Group

    The former chief of staff for former First Lady Michelle Obama will head The Recording Academy’s new task force focused on inclusion and diversity.

  • Oscar March 19, 2018 1:38 pm

    Oscar Ratings Plunge to a Record Low

    Television viewers could barely stifle a yawn for Hollywood’s biggest night, with the Academy Awards plunging to a record-low viewership of 26.5 million people. The Nielsen company said that’s a 20 percent drop from the 33 million who watched the 2017 show, which was also hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Oscar viewership is often tied to the box office muscle of...

  • United States February 2, 2018 5:36 am

    More and More Women Calling on Grammy President to Step Down

    More and more women in the music business say they have had enough. A draft of a letter circulating among high-ranking women in the music industry calls for major changes at the Recording Academy, which presents the Grammys, including publishing the demographics of its voting members and creating a plan to include more women, people of color and members of...

  • Massachusetts February 1, 2018 5:52 am

    Star-Struck Woman in Viral Beyonce Photo Speaks Out

    A Massachusetts resident visiting New York City for the weekend has gone viral after a photo showing her star-struck expression was posted to Beyonce’s Instagram page.

  • Taylor Swift March 19, 2018 1:19 pm

    Sharp Drop in Ratings for Grammy Awards This Year

    The television audience for Bruno Mars’ dominating night at the Grammy Awards was a sparser one than music’s big night has seen for nearly a decade, and a steep decline of 24 percent from the program a year earlier. The Nielsen company estimated Monday that 19.8 million people watched the Grammys, compared to 26.1 million last year. It was the...

  • United States March 19, 2018 6:13 pm

    Ice-T on Rap's History at the Grammys and Body Count's Nomination

    Rapper Ice-T tells NBC about the struggle rap had breaking into the Grammy Awards as a category, as well as his surprised reaction to Body Count’s nomination and being asked to perform.

  • rapper January 29, 2018 3:14 pm

    Bruno Mars Sweeps Grammys, Kesha's Powerful Performance and More at the 60th Grammy Awards

    Performances by Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Luis Fonsi, and Daddy Yankee lit the 2018 Grammy stage Sunday, as well as a powerful performance by Kesha.

  • King March 19, 2018 5:41 pm

    Alicia Keys Kicks Off Grammy Week With Birthday Party

    Alicia Keys kicked off Grammy Award week with an award — and was serenaded with “Happy Birthday” The 15-time Grammy winner and her husband, Swizz Beatz, were both honored Thursday with an honor from the Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing. It was also Keys’ 37th birthday and media crews welcomed her on the red carpet with the traditional song.

  • America December 29, 2017 12:15 pm

    Singer Joy Villa Demands Apology From Corey Lewandowski

    Singer Joy Villa says she wants an apology from Corey Lewandowski for hitting her twice on her buttocks during a Washington gathering last fall. And she’s defending herself against a video that shows her slapping another man’s buttocks at a separate event. Villa is a Trump supporter and potential congressional candidate who wore a dress displaying Trump’s “Make America Great...

  • United States January 30, 2018 12:45 pm

    Justin Timberlake Returns to Super Bowl Halftime Show

    Justin Timberlake will perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2018, despite a controversial wardrobe malfunction in 2004.

  • rapper August 17, 2017 7:02 am

    Chris Brown Recalls Night He Assaulted Rihanna in New Doc: ‘I Felt Like a F–king Monster'

    In his new documentary, Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life, Chris Brown is opening up about the evening he got into a physical altercation with his then-girlfriend, Rihanna.

  • Los Angeles June 28, 2017 11:25 am

    After 2018 in NYC, Grammys Will Return to LA in 2019

    The 2018 Grammy Awards will be held in New York City, but the show will return to Los Angeles for four years beginning in 2019.

  • Singer June 28, 2017 7:04 am

    Singer Rory Feek to Perform Again After Wife Joey's Death

    Rory Feek, one half of the Grammy-winning country duo Joey + Rory, announced on Tuesday he will perform publicly for the first time since his wife Joey died last year to raise funds for the Music Health Alliance, a nonprofit that helped his family with insurance and medical bills. The Academy of Country Music-winning duo stopped performing when Joey’s cancer...

  • New York City May 18, 2017 7:14 am

    James Corden to Return as 2018 Grammys Host

    James Corden has just revealed that he will once again take center stage as the host of the Grammy Awards. The late-night comedian announced the news during a panel at CBS’ Upfronts event in New York City Wednesday–which seems appropriate given that the Grammys are moving to the Big Apple next year. Shortly before he hosted this year’s gig–which featured...

  • Kevin Spacey April 18, 2017 1:37 pm

    Kevin Spacey to Host the Tony Awards Show

    Kevin Spacey has been picked to host this year’s Tony Awards, putting the award-winning star of “House of Cards” in the unenviable position of steering a telecast surely facing a post-“Hamilton” hangover. The telecast on June 11 will originate from the 6,000-seat Radio City Music Hall and producers are sure to be keeping their fingers crossed that they avoid any...

  • NBC March 3, 2017 6:29 am

    Briefs Flood Supreme Court in Support of Transgender Teen

    Last month, actress Laverne Cox gave a shoutout to Gavin Grimm at the Grammys. Now Grimm, a transgender teen, is receiving even more public support. On Thursday, briefs flooded the Supreme Court from hundreds of members of Congress and education leaders, as well as human rights activists and other groups. They argued that Grimm and other transgender students like him...

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