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Janelle Monae poses at the "Fem The Future" brunch to celebrate nominated women in music at Ysabel on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
February 08, 2019 - 6:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Music industry players and performers packed a pre-Grammy brunch Friday to hear Janelle Monae speak passionately about women being the backbone of the music industry and dominating in nominations at Sunday's show. And then there was a loud noise of glass shattering in the...
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Bebe Rexha performs at the Spotify Best New Artist 2019 Party at The Hammer Museum on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)
February 08, 2019 - 6:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — R&B singer H.E.R. gave a next-level performance, sister duo Chloe x Halle matched the greatness of their recent Super Bowl performance and pop singer Bebe Rexha went off on the crowd when they didn't sing along to her monster hit song. The female acts, nominated for best new...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018 file photo, Ariana Grande attends the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event in New York. Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich says the show had multiple conversations with Grande about performing at the awards show on Sunday but the singer “felt it was too late for her to pull something together.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 07, 2019 - 4:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich said the show had multiple conversations with Ariana Grande about possibly performing Sunday but the singer "felt it was too late for her to pull something together." Ehrlich told The Associated Press on Thursday that she isn't performing at the...
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In this Jan. 24, 2019 photo, Boi-1da poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. The Jamaica-born, Toronto-raised producer is nominated for six Grammys including three in the best rap song category, for his work on Drake’s “God’s Plan,” Eminem’s “Lucky You” and Jay Rock’s “Win.” (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)
February 06, 2019 - 6:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boi-1da considers himself a sidekick to some of the biggest music performers, from Drake to Rihanna, and he is now being thrust into the Grammy spotlight for his standout production work. The Jamaica-born, Toronto-raised producer is nominated for six Grammys, including three in...
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February 06, 2019 - 3:46 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli band has dropped out of the Eurovision Song Contest because it would force some of its observant members to perform on the Jewish Sabbath. The Shalva group says Wednesday it's quitting Israel's qualifying competition after the Eurovision organizers said it would make no...
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February 04, 2019 - 4:39 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas artist is suing pop music star Ariana Grande, alleging federal copyright infringement over an image of a woman in a candle flame in the pop star's widely-viewed "God is a Woman" music video. Representatives for Grande did not immediately respond Monday to messages about...
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New England Patriots' Tom Brady (12) gestures during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
February 04, 2019 - 12:59 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Super Bowl (all times EST): ___ 12:50 a.m. The New England Patriots added even more luster to the franchise's rich championship history on Sunday. Their victory over the Los Angeles Rams put a stamp on a season that started 1-2, but ended with New England becoming...
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Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
February 03, 2019 - 11:47 pm
There are a number of words you could use to describe Maroon 5's halftime show performance: Empty. Boring. Basic. Sleepy. Skippable. Unfulfilling. Unnecessary. And those who came to help save the day didn't do their jobs: If you blinked you would have missed that Travis Scott and Big Boi performed...
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This photo combo of file photos shows Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams and Justin Bieber. The Recording Academy’s Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion is a launching a new initiative to create and expand more opportunities to female music producers and engineers. The academy announced The Producer & Engineer Inclusion Initiative on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, which asks that musicians, labels and others consider at least two female producers or engineers when working on a project. More than 200 have already pledged, including Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Pearl Jam, Pharrell and Ariana Grande. (Willy Sanjuan, Jordan Strauss, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 7:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy's Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion is launching a new initiative to create and expand more opportunities to female music producers and engineers. The academy on Friday announced the Producer & Engineer Inclusion Initiative, which asks that musicians,...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, photo, Israeli Singer Netta Barzilai, who won the 2018 Eurovision song contest, poses for a photo during an interview with the Associated Press in Tel Aviv, Israel. Barzilai is releasing a new single that reflects the highs and lows in the year since her shock victory shook up her life. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
February 01, 2019 - 3:58 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli pop star Netta Barzilai, winner of last year's Eurovision song contest, released a new single Friday which she says reflects the highs and lows in the year since her shock victory shook up her life. Barzilai, 26, spoke to The Associated Press ahead of the release of...
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