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Arts Jan 19Jazmine Sullivan, Eric Church, H.E.R. to sing at Super Bowl
R&B star Jazmine Sullivan and country singer Eric Church will join forces to sing the national anthem at the next month’s Super Bowl, where Grammy-winning singer H.E.R. will perform “America the Beautiful.”…
Arts Jan 13Shakira sells music publishing rights to UK company
The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, a U.K.-based investment company, has acquired 100% of Grammy-winning superstar Shakira’s music publishing rights.
Arts Jan 05Grammy Awards shift to March due to pandemic conditions
Los Angeles County, the epicenter of the crisis in California, has surpassed 11,000 COVID-19 deaths and has had 40 percent of the deaths in California. Beyoncé is leading contender at this year's ceremony with nine nominations.
Arts Nov 24Beyoncé leads Grammys with 9 nominations
Beyoncé picked up song and record of the year bids with "Black Parade," which she released on Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates when the last enslaved African Americans learned they were free.
Arts Nov 07Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails set for Rock Hall induction
Years after their deaths, Whitney Houston, the Notorious B.I.G. and T. Rex's Marc Bolan will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Arts Sep 02BTS ‘really happy’ as first Korean pop act to top Billboard singles chart
"Dynamite," the group's first all-English song, debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. music charts this week, making BTS first Korean pop act to top the chart.
Nation Jun 22Amid pandemic, Live Nation announces drive-in concert series
The entertainment company on Monday announced “Live from the Drive-In” — a set of nine shows to take place July 10-12 in Nashville, Tennessee; Maryland Heights, Missouri; and Noblesville, Indiana.
Arts Mar 10Coachella festival postponed as concerts grapple with virus
The Coachella music festival is being postponed from April to October amid concerns about the new coronavirus and large public gatherings. The postponement Tuesday was ordered by health officials in Riverside County, California, where the massive music and arts festival…
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.