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Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Jazmine Sullivan win at BET

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B's “WAP” has new meaning at the BET Awards: winning and pregnant. The Grammy-winning star debuted her baby bump during a live performance Sunday alongside husb...

Chlöe, Shahidi, Cordae part of Disney EP honoring Black life

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is celebrating this year’s Juneteenth with a new EP about the Black experience featuring actor and activist Yara Shahidi, Chlöe Bailey of Chloe x Halle and rapper YBN Cordae, wh...

'X Gon' Give It to Ya': New DMX album out on May 28

NEW YORK (AP) — A new album from DMX will be released later this month. DMX's longtime producer and collaborator, Grammy winner Swizz Beatz, announced on Monday that “EXODUS" will fe...

Bye, bye, bye: Latin American boy band CNCO loses member

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latin American boy band CNCO is downsizing. The group announced on its official Instagram page Sunday that 22-year-old Joel Pimentel is leaving the band, making t...

Getting up Close with Glenn and Ted Nash, new duo in jazz

NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Close recently made music-related headlines for her playful performance of “Da Butt” at the Academy Awards, but the revered actor has some real music news: she’s releasing an alb...

AP Source: Grammys may cut nomination review committees

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards are in discussion to remove its nomination review committees — groups that determine the contenders for key awards at the coveted music show. A pers...

Billboard Awards: 16 nods for Weeknd, 6 for Morgan Wallen

NEW YORK (AP) — The Weeknd was snubbed by the Grammys but he’s the leading nominee at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, where rappers Pop Smoke and Juice WRLD earned multiple posthumous nominations, in...

Apple Music launches more than 100 city-focused music charts

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Music is coming to a city near you — the streaming service has launched daily music charts focused on particular cities around the world, including New York City, Tokyo and Lagos...

Jim Steinman, hitmaker for Meat Loaf and Celine Dion, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Steinman, the Grammy-winning composer who wrote Meat Loaf's best-selling “Bat Out Of Hell" debut album as well as hits for Celine Dion, Air Supply and Bonnie Tyler, has died, his b...

ACM Awards to feature (most of) country music's top stars

NEW YORK (AP) — Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards will feature some of the genre's biggest stars, though chart-toppers like Morgan Wallen and Luke Bryan won't be in the building. ...

After top Grammy win, singer H.E.R. is heading to the Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — A night after winning the top Grammy Award for songwriting, R&B singer H.E.R. and her collaborators Tiara Thomas and D'Mile have become Oscar-nominated songwriters. ...

Taylor Swift performs, Harry Styles wins 1st Grammy Award

NEW YORK (AP) — With the pandemic putting a halt to live performances, Taylor Swift made up for a year off the road with a three-song set at the Grammy Awards, where she could make history as the firs...

Erivo on near-EGOT status: 'I’m just going to keep working'

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Color Purple” turned into Grammy, Tony and Emmy gold for Cynthia Erivo. The performer’s brilliant performance in the Broadway revival won her the 2016 Tony for b...

Multiple writers added to Roddy Ricch's 'The Box' at Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) — Multiple writers have been added to the Grammy submission for Roddy Ricch’s No. 1 hit “The Box,” which is nominated for three honors including best rap song and song of the year, one o...

BTS on 1st Grammy nod: 'It’s hard to express in words'

NEW YORK (AP) — Stuck at home during the pandemic, BTS created “Dynamite" and released the song to their isolated fans as a gift. Now, the gift has returned to them — in the form of their first Grammy...