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Arts Dec 12‘Lemonade’ by Beyoncé is named the AP’s album of the decade
At the beginning of this decade, Beyoncé was already the greatest singer of her generation. But somehow Superwoman — shoot, she’s Superman, too! — found a way to do more.
Arts Nov 202020 Grammy nominations include Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X
Five of the eight album-of-the-year contenders are women, while seven of the eight song-of-the-year nominees are by women.
Arts Nov 14Garth Brooks wins entertainer of the year at CMAs, despite female push
Brooks won the top prize over Carrie Underwood, who many had hoped would be the first female to win entertainer of the year since 2011.
Arts Oct 15Whitney Houston and Notorious B.I.G. nominated for rock hall of fame
Other nominees include Dave Matthews Band, Motorhead, Pat Benatar, Soundgarden, The Doobie Brothers, T.Rex and Thin Lizzy.
Arts Aug 27Missy Elliott honored at MTV awards
Taylor Swift also took center stage with her gay pride anthem, "You Need to Calm Down."…
Arts Jul 31Organizers cancel troubled Woodstock 50 festival
The three-day festival was originally scheduled for Aug. 16-18, but holdups included permit denials and the loss of a financial partner and a production company.
Arts Apr 15Aretha Franklin makes history with posthumous Pulitzer win
Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930.
Nation Apr 01Grammy-nominated rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle shot and killed at 33
Rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside the clothing store he founded to help rebuild his troubled South Los Angeles neighborhood, police said, cutting short a career that earned him a Grammy nomination this year for his major-label debut. He…
Arts Dec 07Kendrick Lamar leads Grammy noms; female artists make gains
Women are heavily represented in the major four categories following a year where their presence was barely felt.
Arts Aug 16Aretha Franklin, queen of soul, dies at 76
Legendary singer Aretha Franklin died Thursday.