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FILE - In this June 23, 2019 file photo, Lil Nas X arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Lil Nas X created a musical phenomenon with his song “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus, but many in Nashville are trying to decide whether to nominate it for a country music award. Voting is under way now for nominations for the Country Music Association Awards, held on Nov. 13, but the song faces an uphill challenge. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 14, 2019 - 2:12 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Though Lil Nas X has broken chart records and become a streaming juggernaut with his breakout country rap hit "Old Town Road" with Billy Ray Cyrus, the song faces an uphill challenge to get a nomination for a CMA award. Ballots have gone out for nominations for the Country...
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En esta foto del 24 de abril 2019, el grupo de K-pop BTS llega a la ceremonia de los premios The Fact Music en Incheon, Corea del Sur. (AP Foto/Ahn Young-joon)
August 13, 2019 - 9:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A representative for K-pop superstar group BTS said Tuesday the boy band is taking a break, but it will only be brief. BTS's rep told The Associated Press that the seven-member group will take a "well-deserved vacation." It was recently reported that BTS will head on an "extended...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2019 file photo, Miley Cyrus, left, and Liam Hemsworth attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition in New York. Cyrus and Hemsworth have separated after less than a year of marriage. A representative for the singer said Saturday, Aug. 10 the pair decided a break was best while they focus on “themselves and careers.” Cyrus and Hemsworth, who starred in “The Hunger Games” films, have been an on-and-off again couple for more than a decade. They married in December 2018. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
August 13, 2019 - 2:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liam Hemsworth is wishing his wife Miley Cyrus "nothing but health and happiness" days after Cyrus' representative announced the couple's separation. Hemsworth posted on Instagram on Monday confirming the pair's separation and saying he won't be making comments to "any...
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FILE - This April 23, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world in New York. Swift is set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Wednesday, Aug. 7, that the pop star will hit the stage on Aug. 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
August 07, 2019 - 12:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Wednesday that the pop star will hit the stage on Aug. 26 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Swift and Ariana Grande are the most nominated acts, competing for 10 awards each. Swift's...
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FILE- In this file photo of Monday July 15, 2019, pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, is seen while giving an interview to Associated Press at his home, Magere in Kampala, Uganda. Wine is urging police to investigate the death of one of his supporters who died from injuries sustained during torture by unknown abductors. Wine said the victim, an entertainer whose stage name was Zigy Wyne, was missing an eye and two fingers when he was found dumped outside a hospital. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi-File)
August 06, 2019 - 10:55 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan musician and opposition leader Bobi Wine is urging police to investigate the death of one of his supporters who died from injuries sustained during torture by unknown abductors. Wine said the victim, an entertainer whose stage name was Zigy Wyne, was missing an eye...
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A private aircraft is recovered after it caught fire on landing at Aarhus Airport in Tirstrup, Denmark, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Flying from Oslo in Norway, the plane was believed to be carrying the manager and crew of pop singer Pink, who had given a concert in Oslo. None of the passengers are thought to have been injured in the incident. (Photo: Bo Amstrup / Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
August 06, 2019 - 8:22 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Danish media are reporting that a small aircraft carrying the management team for the American singer Pink crash landed and burst into flames in Denmark. No one was hurt. Danish police on Tuesday confirmed that the incident took place Monday night, though they did not mention Pink...
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FILE - In a Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 file photo, Ariana Grande attends the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event at Pier 36, in New York. Chinese tech giant Tencent is in talks with French media company Vivendi to buy 10% of Universal Music Group, whose artists include Ariana Grande, according to an announcement from Vivendi Tuesday Aug. 6, 2019.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 06, 2019 - 6:54 am
PARIS (AP) — Chinese tech giant Tencent is in talks with French media company Vivendi to buy 10% of Universal Music Group, whose artists include Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, U2 and the Rolling Stones. Vivendi said Tuesday it has started preliminary negotiations that value Universal Music at about 30...
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Venezuelan migrant Alexander Beja poses for a portrait in Ciudad Verde, Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, August 1, 2019. Beja was discovered singing on the streets of Bogota by members of the hit pop band Camila and invited by the group to record with them in their native Mexico. (AP Photo/Ivan Valencia)
August 02, 2019 - 11:32 am
BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan migrant Alexander Beja has spent the last year singing on the streets of Bogotá to an audience of busy commuters who often walk by without paying much attention. But on a recent afternoon, the 22-year-old caught the eye of an unexpected visitor: Mexican singer-...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2019 file photo, singer Ed Sheeran poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Yesterday' in London. Sheeran’s Divide Tour is one for the record books. Pollstar confirms the 28-year-old British singer’s tour will set the all-time highest-grossing tour record with Friday, Aug. 2, show in Hannover, Germany. Pollstar forecasts the total gross to this point of $736.7 million will top the previous record of $735.4 million set by U2 in 2011.(Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
August 02, 2019 - 7:47 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Sheeran's Divide Tour is one for the record books. Pollstar confirms the 28-year-old British singer's tour will set the all-time highest-grossing tour record with Friday's show in Hannover, Germany. Pollstar forecasts the total gross to this point of $736.7 million will top...
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FILE - This April 27, 2019 file photo shows Katy Perry at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. The penalty phase in a copyright infringement trial will begin Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in Los Angeles and will determine how much Perry and other creators of her hit song “Dark Horse” will owe for improperly copying elements of a 2009 Christian rap song. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
August 01, 2019 - 9:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record label must pay more than $2.78 million because the pop star's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" copied a 2009 Christian rap song, a federal jury decided Thursday. It was an underdog victory for rapper Marcus Gray, a relatively obscure artist once...
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