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Kacey Musgraves accepts the award for album of the year for "Golden Hour" at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
February 11, 2019 - 2:27 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women and rap triumphed at the Grammys on Sunday as female acts took home top prizes including album of the year and best new artist, and Childish Gambino made history when his hit "This Is America" became the first rap-based track to win record and song of the year. Kacey...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018 file photo, Donald Glover, creator and star of the FX series "Atlanta," and a musician who performs under the name Childish Gambino, poses at a private cocktail party to celebrate the FX network's Emmy nominations in Los Angeles. Glover won four Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, but did not attend the awards ceremony. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
February 11, 2019 - 2:21 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 61st annual Grammy Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Even Childish Gambino's collaborators say they aren't sure of his whereabouts on Grammy night. Gambino won four trophies on Sunday, but...
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Offset, left, and Cardi B arrive at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
February 11, 2019 - 1:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sparkly, studded and strutting in designer looks, the Grammys parade of often out-there fashion kicked off in a downpour Sunday, but that didn't dampen spirits as the music industry's best showed off their myriad outfits. Cardi B had a spot of trouble walking in a sculpted look that...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2018 file photo, Ariana Grande, center, performs at Wango Tango in Los Angeles. Grande won her first Grammy Award on Sunday, Feb. 10, but the singer didn’t collect it after she decided to skip the ceremony following a public dispute with the show’s producer. She won best pop vocal album for “Sweetener,” beating Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello in the category. Grande was not in attendance at the pre-telecast ceremony, but she wrote on Twitter that her win was “wild and beautiful.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
February 11, 2019 - 12:46 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ariana Grande won her first Grammy Award on Sunday, but the singer didn't collect it after deciding to skip the ceremony following a public dispute with the show's producer. Grande won the best pop vocal album trophy for "Sweetener," beating Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Pink,...
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FILE -In this Jan. 18, 1987, photo, Atlanta city councilman, Rev. Hosea Williams, in overalls, leads a march against efforts to keep Forsyth County in Georgia all white past counter-protesters near Cumming, Ga., as a crowd waves Confederate flags and jeer the marchers. Racial stereotypes and racist imagery in popular culture seemed to be everywhere in the chaotic 1980s when future Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and future Attorney General Mark Herring admitted dressing up in blackface. (AP Photo/Gene Blythe)
February 10, 2019 - 4:35 pm
At the time Virginia's future political leaders put on blackface in college for fun, Dan Aykroyd wore it too — in the hit 1983 comedy "Trading Places." Sports announcers of that time often described Boston Celtics player Larry Bird, who is white, as "smart" while describing his black NBA opponents...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, Wade Robson, from left, director Dan Reed and James Safechuck pose for a portrait to promote the film "Leaving Neverland" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Michael Jackson estate has sent a letter to the U.K.’s Channel 4 warning that the documentary on Robson and Safechuck, who accuse the singer of molesting them as boys violates the network's programming guidelines. Estate attorneys say in the letter released to The Associated Press on Monday, Feb. 11, that "Leaving Neverland," includes no response from Jackson defenders as the channel's guidelines require. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
February 08, 2019 - 6:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's estate is calling HBO's decision to air a documentary that includes allegations from two men that the superstar molested them "disgraceful" and is urging the cable network to further investigate their backgrounds. The 10-page letter released Friday offers a...
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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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