GRAMMY Awards

July 17, 2019 - 9:25 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ken Ehrlich is returning as executive producer of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards for the last time, capping his 40th anniversary with what's called "music's biggest night." The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that Ben Winston will become the executive producer for the 63rd...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, musician Johnny Clegg performs on stage during his own farewell concert in Johannesburg. Clegg died at his home in Johannesburg Tuesday, July 16, 2019 after suffering from pancreatic cancer. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)
July 16, 2019 - 3:24 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Johnny Clegg, a South African musician who performed in defiance of racial barriers imposed under the country's apartheid system decades ago and celebrated its new democracy under Nelson Mandela, died Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 66. The Grammy-nominated...
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June 19, 2019 - 4:21 pm
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 March 29, 2018, file photo, rapper Nipsey Hussle watches an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks in Oakland, Calif. Grammy-nominated and widely respected West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle has been shot and killed outside his Los Angeles clothing store, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Sunday, March 31, 2019. He was 33. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 01, 2019 - 5:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nipsey Hussle, the skilled and respected rapper who earned a Grammy nomination this year for his major-label debut and was heavily respected in South Los Angeles where he grew up, has died, authorities said. He was 33. The Los Angeles Crisis Response team said Sunday that "we...
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Winston Duke, left, and Logan Browning announce nominations for the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards during TV One's Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
February 13, 2019 - 2:38 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Coming off a big night at the Grammys, Donald Glover and his alter-ego Childish Gambino were nominated Wednesday for five NAACP Image Awards. Glover is nominated for his acting and directing on "Atlanta." The FX show itself is nominated for best comedy series. On the music...
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Alicia Keys, left, kisses Michelle Obama at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
February 13, 2019 - 7:26 am
PHOENIX (AP) — It appears Michelle Obama received a reality check from her mom following her appearance at the Grammys. The former first lady took to Instagram Wednesday to share a text exchange with mom Marian Robinson. Obama had received a standing ovation opening Sunday's awards show with Alicia...
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CORRECTS RELEASE DATE - FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2018, file photo, 21 Savage poses in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. A lawyer for rapper 21 Savage said Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, that he has been granted bond for release from federal immigration custody, but the bond was granted too late Tuesday for him to be released right away. He said he anticipates the rapper, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, will be released Wednesday, Feb. 13. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 12, 2019 - 5:01 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was granted bond for release Tuesday after spending more than a week in federal immigration custody, but he wasn't freed right away, his lawyer said. The rapper, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested during a targeted...
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February 12, 2019 - 3:39 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was released on bond Tuesday after spending more than a week in federal immigration custody, his lawyers said. The rapper, whose given name is She'yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested during a targeted immigration operation early on Feb. 3...
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Cardi B, left, accepts the award for best rap album for "Invasion of Privacy" as Offset looks on at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
February 12, 2019 - 11:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has deactivated her Instagram account following social media criticism of her winning a Grammy for best rap album. Some people said the 26-year-old rapper didn't deserve the Grammy over other nominees. The criticism was amplified by a now-deleted BET tweet that pitted Cardi...
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Lady Gaga, right, and Mark Ronson perform "Shallow" at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
February 11, 2019 - 7:13 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 20 million people watched Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves earn four trophies each at the Grammy Awards, about the same audience as the annual music show had last year. The Nielsen company on Monday estimated the Grammy audience size at 19.9 million. The 2018...
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