Music

Winners of the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards

  • Aug 27, 2019

NEWARK, N.J.— Winners of the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, presented Monday at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey: — Video of the year: Taylor Swift, “You Need to Calm Down” — Artist of the year: Ariana Grande — Song of the year: Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road (Re

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Elliott, Swift set to perform at MTV Video Music Awards

  • Aug 27, 2019

NEWARK, N.J.— 2019 is the year of Missy Elliott: The rap icon became the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame earlier this year and she will also earn the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at Monday’s MTV Video Music Awards. Elliott, who has released colorful, eccentric and groun

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Plácido Domingo to perform for first time since accusations

  • Aug 25, 2019

SALZBURG, Austria— Plácido Domingo returns to the stage at the Salzburg Festival in his first appearance since nine women accused him of sexual harassment in a report by The Associated Press. The case has divided the opera world. Two U.S. opera houses immediately canceled planned appearances. European opera

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Rolling Stones get a little piece of Mars to call their own

  • Aug 23, 2019

PASADENA, Calif.— There is now a “Rolling Stones Rock” on Mars, and it’s giving Mick and the boys some serious satisfaction. NASA named the little stone for the legendary rockers after its InSight robotic lander captured it rolling across the surface of Mars. Robert Downey Jr. took the stage just before the

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India’s ‘patriotism pop’ songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir

  • Aug 22, 2019

NEW DELHI— The music videos began appearing on social media within hours of the announcement by India’s Hindu-led nationalist government that it was stripping statehood from the disputed region of Kashmir that had been in place for decades. The songs delivered a message to India’s 250 million YouTube users a

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Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her songs’ masters

  • Aug 22, 2019

NEW YORK— Taylor Swift plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun. “CBS Sunday Morning” previewed some of its pre-taped interview with Swift on Wednesday. The reporter asks Swift if she would consider re-recording her songs in order to own the new vers

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Brad Paisley out; Reba, Dolly, Carrie Underwood to host CMAs

  • Aug 20, 2019

Carrie Underwood, who has hosted the Country Music Association Awards since 2008 with Brad Paisley, is losing her partner-in-crime. But she won’t be on her own: The CMAs announced Monday that “special guest hosts” Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire will join Underwood during the Nov. 13 event. The organization s

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Chinese K-pop stars publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong

  • Aug 19, 2019

 At least eight K-pop stars from China and even one from Taiwan and one from Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for Beijing’s one-China policy, eliciting a mixture of disappointment and understanding from fans. Many of the statements came after protesters opposed to Beijing’s growing influence over

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Groovy: Woodstock fans flock to concert site for anniversary

  • Aug 16, 2019

BETHEL, N.Y.— Woodstock fans are expected to get back to the garden to mark the 50th anniversary of the generation-defining festival. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is hosting a series of events Thursday through Sunday at the bucolic 1969 concert site, 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of New York City.

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