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Angelique Smith, mother of late rapper Nipsey Hussle, accepts the humanitarian award on behalf of his son at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Looking on from background left are Lauren London, Hussle's partner, son Kross, sister Samantha Smith, and daughter Emani Asghedom. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 24, 2019 - 12:49 am
The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Hussle...
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Tyler Perry accepts the ultimate icon award at the BET Awards on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 23, 2019 - 11:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 8 p.m. Tyler Perry spoke about the worthiness of black women and his journey to become a filmmaker after accepting the Ultimate Icon Award at the BET Awards. Perry says...
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This undated photo provided by Gary Pike shows singer Jim Pike in Sun Valley, Calif. Jim Pike, co-founder and lead singer of The Lettermen, whose lush vocal harmonies made the Grammy-nominated trio one of the most popular vocal groups of the 1960s, has died at age 82. Pike died June 9, 2019, at his home in Prescott, Ariz., his sister-in-law Becky Pike told The Associated Press on Wednesday, June 19. The cause was complications of Parkinson's Disease. (Gary Pike via AP)
June 20, 2019 - 12:52 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jim Pike, co-founder and lead singer of The Lettermen, whose lush vocal harmonies made the Grammy-nominated trio one of the most popular vocal groups of the 1960s, has died at age 82. Pike died June 9 at his home in Prescott, Arizona, his sister-in-law Becky Pike told The...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2018 file photo, Juanes performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Juanes has been named 2019 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. The academy will honor the 22-time Latin Grammy Award winner and two-time Grammy Award winner on Nov. 13, 2019 at the MGM Grand Convention Center in Las Vegas, on the eve of the Latin Grammys. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
June 13, 2019 - 12:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Colombian rocker-activist Juanes has been named the 2019 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. The academy will honor the 22-time Latin Grammy Award winner and two-time Grammy Award winner on Nov. 13 at the MGM Grand Convention Center in Las Vegas, on the eve of the Latin...
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Carrie Underwood, left, accepts the award for female video of the year from presenter Trisha Yearwood at the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 06, 2019 - 6:03 am
Carrie Underwood extended her run as the most decorated act in the history of the CMT Music Awards with her 20th win Wednesday night. Underwood won two prizes at the fan-voted show, including video of the year for "Cry Pretty" and female video of the year for "Love Wins." "Fans, thank you so much...
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May 16, 2019 - 10:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop star Cardi B is walking into the 2019 BET Awards as the most nominated act with seven, while late rapper Nipsey Hussle scored a posthumous nomination. BET tells the Associated Press late Thursday that Cardi B's nominations include two for the top prize — video of the year —...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2019, file photo, Kunal Nayyar, from left, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki, from the cast of "The Big Bang Theory," present the creative achievement award at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Hugs and tears punctuated the final taping of "The Big Bang Theory," a lovefest for its stars, crew and audience alike. There were plenty of punchlines as well, as the true-to-form hit comedy about scientists and those who love them wrapped the two-part, hour-long finale that will air in mid-May on CBS. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 07, 2019 - 6:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the ratings battle between titans "The Big Bang Theory" and "Game of Thrones," laughs won out. CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" was last week's top-rated program, with 12.5 million viewers tuning in to the sitcom in its home stretch. The final episode of its 12-season run will air...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, May 16, 2017 file photo, Zac Brown from the Zac Brown Band performs on NBC's Today show at Rockefeller Plaza, in New York. The Zac brown Band was nominated for three CMT Music Awards on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 07, 2019 - 3:42 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It's a wide-open field for this year's CMT Music Awards as four artists have a leading three nominations each: Brothers Osborne, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Zac Brown Band. Nominations for the awards, to be held on June 5 in Nashville, Tennessee, were announced Tuesday...
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Kelly Clarkson performs "Broken & Beautiful" at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
May 03, 2019 - 7:29 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Clarkson had her appendix removed soon after hosting the Billboard Music Awards. The 37-year-old tweeted she "may or may not have broken down in tears after the show from pain." She flew home to Los Angeles after Wednesday night's show in Las Vegas and had surgery on...
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Drake poses in the press room with his awards at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Drake won for top artist, top male artist, top billboard 200 artist, top hot 100 artist, top streaming songs artist, top song sales artist, top radio songs artist, top rap artist, top rap male artist, top billboard 200 album and top rap album for "Scorpion," and top streaming song video for "In My Feelings."(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
May 02, 2019 - 2:13 pm
With Mother's Day around the corner, Drake gave his mom an early gift with a heartfelt speech at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, where the rap star also broke Taylor Swift's record for most wins. Drake turned up the love for his mom when he picked up top artist, besting Cardi B, Ariana Grande,...
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