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He said, she said: AP writers predict 2019 Grammy winners

  • Feb 06, 2019

NEW YORK— When the Grammys decided to extend the nominees in the top four categories from five to eight, they didn’t consider how much harder it would make our lives as credible prediction experts. So we have to dig even deeper than we’ve done in the past as we ponder, think (and guess) who will walk away as winners

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More Grammy nominees makes winning a greater challenge

  • Feb 05, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn — When the Grammys added more nominees to its top four categories, the Recording Academy said the expansion from five to eight nominees would add more “flexibility” for voters. But for those artists competing for the night’s biggest awards, the change made it a little harder for any one nominee to wi

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Rapper Nelly seeks dismissal of lawsuit alleging sex assault

  • Jan 26, 2019

The rapper Nelly is asking a U.S. court to dismiss a British woman’s lawsuit that alleges he sexually assaulted her after a concert in England. The federal lawsuit was filed in November in St. Louis, the rapper’s hometown. The woman accuses Nelly she was assaulted in December 2017. Nelly, whose real

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Some call Greta Van Fleet the saviors of rock. But not them

  • Jan 25, 2019

NEW YORK — When the members of the rock band Greta Van Fleet put their last touches on their first full-length album, they didn’t celebrate with a round of beers or a fancy dinner. They immediately started working on new songs. “Once we finished ‘Anthem of the Peaceful Army’ — the very day that we’d OK’d all

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Rihanna sues father over use of their last name for business

  • Jan 16, 2019

Rihanna is suing her father over his use of their last name for a business. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles, Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, says that her father, Ronald Fenty, and his partner have violated her trademark and falsely suggested that their business, Fenty E

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2019 Songwriters Hall class: Missy, Cat Stevens, John Prine

  • Jan 13, 2019

NEW YORK, Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-folk icon John Prine. The organization announced the new group of inductees Saturday. Other inductees include Tom T.

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Flexin’ in her Complexion: Bullied girl a messenger of hope

  • Jan 11, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Kheris Rogers was in the first grade in a predominantly white private school in Los Angeles when she felt the bite of racism among her peers — she was being bullied because of her dark skin. She tearfully kept it to herself, eventually turning to her older sister, Taylor Pollard, and switching to a m

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"They really tried to make it work," the source added. "It definitely was 'young love.'"

  • Jan 04, 2019

The "Love Myself" singer raised a few eyebrows on Wednesday after she posted a series of messages on Instagram first shared by Julia Michaels. In the original post, Michaels wrote, "New Years Resolution: No more dating narcissists." She then proceeded to post descriptions of the kind of characteristics narcissists m

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