Music awards

Madonna appears in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
August 20, 2018 - 10:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the MTV Video Music Awards (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The queen of soul got a less than royal tribute at the MTV Video Music Awards when Madonna came out to deliver a rambling story about Aretha Franklin's music without any performance of the late singer's classic...
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Logic performs "One Day" onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
August 20, 2018 - 9:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wearing white T-shirts with the message "We are All Human Beings," more than two dozen immigrant children and their parents joined Logic and Ryan Tedder on stage Monday night at the MTV Video Music Awards to protest President Donald Trump's separation and detention policy. The...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2012 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. Franklin died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at her home in Detroit. She was 76. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Invision/AP, File)
August 17, 2018 - 9:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The MTV Video Music Awards plans on honoring the legacy of Aretha Franklin — they're just not sure how they will do it. The VMAs will air live Monday. Show executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic tells The Associated Press on Friday that his team is "working on a lot of different...
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This image released by NBC shows John Legend as Jesus Christ, center, from the NBC production, "Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert." Legend was nominated Thursday for an Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie. The 70th Emmy Awards will be held on Monday, Sept. 17. (Virginia Sherwood/NBC via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 12:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Music stars in competition for Emmys this year include John Legend, Bruno Mars, Sara Bareilles and Ricky Martin. Legend and Bareilles each earned acting nods for their roles in NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert." Mars, an 11-time Grammy winner, earned a nomination for...
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Anita Baker accepts the lifetime achievement award at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
June 25, 2018 - 6:41 am
The 2018 BET Awards barely handed out any trophies with big stars like Cardi B, Drake and Kendrick Lamar absent, but the show included superior performances by rising singer H.E.R., rapper Meek Mill and gospel artist Yolanda Adams, who paid tribute to Anita Baker and nearly brought her to tears...
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Meek Mill performs "Stay Woke" at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
June 24, 2018 - 11:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2018 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Rapper Meek Mill has performed a new song, "Stay Woke," on the BET Awards with a striking performance that touched on police violence against black youth and...
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June 19, 2018 - 1:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heavy metal singer convicted in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his estranged wife has reunited with his Grammy-nominated band and performed with the group in San Diego over the weekend. Tim Lambesis and his Christian-inspired band As I Lay Dying performed together Saturday for...
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USA TODAY
June 06, 2018 - 10:03 pm
Carrie Underwood continued to make history as the most decorated act at the CMT Music Awards with 18 wins, while Blake Shelton walked away with the night's top prize. Shelton, the only person to win two awards Wednesday, won video of the year for "I'll Name the Dogs" at the Bridgestone Arena in...
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June 04, 2018 - 10:50 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A founding member of the Grammy-winning gospel group the Blind Boys of Alabama has died. Manager Charles Driebe says in an email that Clarence Fountain died Sunday in a hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Fountain was 88. Fountain and friends started their first group as...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Neil Portnow arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. Portnow will step down as president and CEO of The Recording Academy and the Grammy Awards next year. The organization announced Thursday, May 31, that Portnow chose not to seek an extension on his current contract, which ends next year. He has led the academy since 2002. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 31, 2018 - 12:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Portnow will step down as president and CEO of The Recording Academy and the Grammy Awards next year. The organization announced Thursday that Portnow chose not to "seek an extension on his current contract," which ends next year. He has led the academy since 2002. Portnow was...
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