AP Source: Kendrick Lamar, SZA not performing at Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — "All the Stars" are not performing at the Academy Awards, including Kendrick Lamar and SZA. A person familiar with the decision, who spoke on the condition of anonymi...

At the Oscars, some songwriters are left in the dark

NEW YORK (AP) — For Grammy-winning producer-songwriter Alexander Shuckburgh, the Academy Awards are so close and yet so far. Shuckburgh should be celebrating as an Oscar nominee sinc...

Young Thug almost didn't win Grammy for song of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — "This Is America" co-writer Young Thug made history alongside Childish Gambino when the hit became the first hip-hop track to win the song of the year Grammy, but Young Thug almost did...

Nancy Pelosi gets rock star treatment at Clive Davis gala

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The audience at Clive Davis' white-hot gala included Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell and Kareem Abdul Jabbar, but it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who got the most reques...

Women dominated in Grammys nominations, but will they win?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Janelle Monae remembers being frustrated at last year's Grammy Awards, where male acts dominated in nominations and the only woman competing for the night's top award, Lorde, didn't...

Janelle Monae applauds jump in Grammy nominations for women

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a pre-Grammy brunch honoring Janelle Monae, a few hundred music industry players and performers packed tightly in a room to hear the singer speak passionately about women being t...

Bebe Rexha calls out audience for jaded response to her song

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 cro...

Grammys producer on why Ariana Grande isn't performing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich says the show had multiple conversations with Ariana Grande about possibly performing Sunday but the singer "felt it was too late for her to pull someth...

Rowland to host Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Kelly Rowland will host the 12th annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards this month. Essence announced Tuesday that the Grammy-winning singer, who has had some...

Gladys Knight, Chloe x Halle shine at Super Bowl

Gladys Knight scored a touchdown with her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl 53. The legend's voice shined brightly Sunday, as she hit all the right notes ahead of...

Grammys launch initiative aiding women producers, engineers

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. ...

Syleena Johnson takes sobering look at R. Kelly-penned song

NEW YORK (AP) — "I Am Your Woman" marked a major milestone for Syleena Johnson: It was the major-label debut single for the singer, then in her early 20s, and it was written and produced by R. Kelly, ...

Dilemma of having a R. Kelly-penned hit: Sing it or sink it?

NEW YORK (AP) — For Grammy-nominated singer Joe, singing the hit song R. Kelly wrote and produced for him is out of the question. Joe says in a statement to The Associated Press that...

Outtakes: Linda Perry on Neil Portnow, Adele and 'Beautiful'

NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Perry — who is the first woman nominated for non-classical producer of the year at the Grammys in 15 years — discusses Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow's "step up" comments and...

Linda Perry, pioneering producer, smashing through history

NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Perry didn't originally set out to be a music producer, but the singer who was focused on writing lyrics would hear noises in her head. She couldn't describe it...