Music awards

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2016 file photo, Jonathan McReynolds performs at the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. McReynolds was the top winner at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, taking home six trophies during a ceremony that also included a posthumous tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Thanks to his album “Make Room,” Chicago gospel artist McReynolds was crowned artist of the year Friday, March 29, 2019 and his song “Not Lucky” was named song of the year. He also took home honors for contemporary male vocalist, contemporary CD and producer of the year.(Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
March 30, 2019 - 3:11 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jonathan McReynolds was the top winner at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, taking home six trophies during a ceremony that also included a posthumous tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Chicago gospel artist McReynolds was crowned artist of the year Friday night and his...
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FILE - This Feb. 10, 2019 file photo shows Cardi B, left, accepting the award for best rap album for "Invasion of Privacy" as Offset kisses her hand at the 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The rapper has come under fire this week for what she says is a three-year-old video in which she claims she drugged men and robbed them. In the clip posted to Instagram Live, an emotional Cardi B explains in order to make it in the music industry _ and in life _ she had to do some things she is not proud of. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
March 28, 2019 - 2:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers bragging about crimes from their pasts — or warning about those they may commit in the future — are part of the genre's lore. From Jay Z to Snoop Dogg to Future, street cred for rappers has often been solidified by detailing their grimy acts in everything from raps to...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2008, file photo, Don Randi, from left, Glen Campbell and Hal Blaine, representing session musicians known as The Wrecking Crew, hold up their hands after placing them in the cement following the induction ceremony for Hollywood's RockWalk in Los Angeles. Drummer Blaine, who played on many of the biggest hits in music history, has died. Blaine's son-in-law Andy Johnson tells The Associated Press that Blaine died of natural causes Monday, March 11, 2019, at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 90. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
March 12, 2019 - 1:41 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and '70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and laid down one of music's most memorable opening riffs on the Ronettes' "Be My Baby," died Monday...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018 file photo, Jason Aldean performs at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Reigning entertainer of the year Aldean will receive the artist of the decade award at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards in April 2019. The ACM announced Wednesday, March 6, 2019, that Aldean will join only five other honorees that have received the award since 1969, including Marty Robbins, Loretta Lynn, Alabama, Garth Brooks and George Strait. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
March 06, 2019 - 3:15 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Reigning entertainer of the year Jason Aldean will receive the artist of the decade award at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards in April. The ACM announced Wednesday that Aldean will join only five other honorees that have received the award since 1969, including...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018 file photo, Kacey Musgraves performs during Music MidTown 2018 at Piedmont Park, in Atlanta. Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay lead the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations each while Grammy album of the year winner Musgraves comes in with five nominations. Reba McEntire, who is hosting the show for a record 16th time, announced the nominees in top categories on “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (Photo by Katie Darby/Invision/AP, File)
February 20, 2019 - 10:13 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Stapleton and Dan + Shay lead the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations each while Grammy album of the year winner Kacey Musgraves comes in with five nominations. Reba McEntire, who is hosting the show for a record 16th time, announced the nominees...
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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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Michelle Obama mom texts
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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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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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