CMA Awards to feature Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood will be working triple-duty at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards as co-host, performer and nominee. The singer, who is hosting the show alongside Brad Paisle...

Cyrus, Hemsworth donate $500K after losing home in wildfire

NEW YORK (AP) — Though Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth lost their home in a deadly California wildfire, they are donating $500,000 to The Malibu Foundation through Cyrus' charity, The Happy Hippie Foun...

After musical courtship, Mumford & Sons net perfect producer

NEW YORK (AP) — Ever been on a blind date with a rock star? How about four of them? That was producer Paul Epworth's experience when he initially met up with Mumford & Sons to se...

Doing it H.E.R. way: singer rises as focus remains on music

NEW YORK (AP) — When Gabi Wilson is H.E.R. — her R&B singer stage name — she is usually rocking big hair and big sunglasses, rarely showing her full face to her fans. The point i...

APNewsBreak: Elliot, Hynde and Gill up for Songwriters Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, one of rap's greatest voices and also a songwriter and producer who has crafted songs for Beyonce and Whitney Houston, is one of the nominees for the 2019 Songwriters Ha...

Janelle Monae on Lauryn Hill, vinyl and 'Dirty Computer'

NEW YORK (AP) — Janelle Monae doesn't remember the first album she owned as a child, but the first one she spent her hard-earned money on? "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill." "I just ...

AP: Cardi B, Post Malone won't compete for new artist Grammy

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B and Post Malone marked major breakthroughs in the last year, but the rap stars won't compete for best new artist at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Cardi B, who earne...

Taylor Swift, Cardi B set for American Music Awards

Taylor Swift is having a big week: She first broke her long-standing refusal to discuss politics Sunday and now she's going to give her first awards show performance in three years at the American Mus...

APNewsBreak: Hillary, Bill Clinton to go on tour this year

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that Beyonce and Jay-Z are off the road, another power couple is taking their place: Hillary and Bill Clinton. The Clintons announced Monday they will visit four ...

Darren Criss readies festival celebrating musical theater

NEW YORK (AP) — Darren Criss says adding "Emmy winner" to his name feels good since it "used to be Emmy loser." Criss won an Emmy for his role in "The Assassination of Gianni Versace...

Gladys Knight, Ledisi to honor Aretha Franklin at AMAs

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Music Awards will honor the Queen of Soul next month. Dick clark productions tells The Associated Press that Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McC...

Barbra Streisand to Trump in new song: Don't lie to me!

NEW YORK (AP) — When Barbra Streisand started writing lyrics for her new political song, "Don't Lie to Me," she initially aimed for "very subtle" references to President Donald Trump. But she couldn't...

Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence, immigration in videos

NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence at schools and immigration in two new music videos for their song, "Big Love." The trio released the videos Friday. Proceeds f...

Celebs turn out to help Rihanna's Diamond Ball shine bright

NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna's Diamond Ball shined in its fourth year and continued to make a name as one of the industry's white-hot and must-attend parties — all while raising money for charity. ...

Drake, Cardi B lead American Music Awards with 8 nods each

NEW YORK (AP) — Rap has easily dominated the pop charts and on streaming services in the last few years, and that's reflected at the 2018 American Music Awards. Drake and Cardi B are...