Music awards

In this Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, Puerto Rican rapper Residente, founder of the group Calle 13, poses for a portrait in New York. Residente will receive the BMI Champion Award at the BMI Latin Awards this month. The performing rights organization said Tuesday that Residente will be the first act to receive the honor in the 25-year history of its Latin Awards. The event will take place March 20 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
March 06, 2018 - 2:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning Latin rapper Residente will receive the BMI Champion Award at the BMI Latin Awards this month. The performing rights organization says in a statement Tuesday that Residente will be the first act to receive the honor in the 25-year history of its Latin Awards. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2016, photo, former Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at Inspired Grounds Cafe in West Des Moines, Iowa. Huckabee has resigned from the board for the Country Music Association Foundation after his election was swiftly criticized in the music community. On Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, Huckabee was announced as a new member of board of the directors for the charitable arm of the association that runs the annual CMA Awards and the CMA Festival. Within 24 hours, a prominent artist manager sent a letter to the foundation calling Huckabee’s election “grossly offensive” due to his political opinions and associations with the National Rifle Association. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
March 01, 2018 - 6:35 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has resigned from the board for the Country Music Association Foundation after his election was swiftly criticized in the music community. On Wednesday, Huckabee was announced as a new member of the board of directors...
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March 01, 2018 - 8:02 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Chris Stapleton leads the Academy of Country Music Awards with eight nominations, including entertainer of the year, and Reba McEntire is returning for a record 15th year as host. McEntire announced the nominations Thursday on "CBS This Morning" as well as her...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Vince Gill performs during a memorial service for country music singer Troy Gentry at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. Gill is defending the Recording Academy over the criticism that female artists were underrepresented at this year’s Grammy Awards. Gill says it’s impossible not to leave someone off the list each year and that some group always feels slighted. The country music star made the comments earlier this week of Feb. 12, 2018, before a benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame in New York where he shared the stage with Emmylou Harris, Maren Morris, and Kesha. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
February 17, 2018 - 12:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Vince Gill defended the Recording Academy over the criticism that female artists were underrepresented at this year's Grammy Awards. Gill said it is "impossible" to not leave someone off the list in a given year. "I look at it kind of trying to see the whole field, you know. And I...
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FILe - In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Luis Fonsi arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. The annual BMI Latin Awards will honor Fonsi not only for his mega smash “Despacito” but for the string of hits he’s racked up over two decades. Fonsi is set to receive the BMI President’s Award at the March 20 ceremony in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
February 05, 2018 - 11:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The annual BMI Latin Awards will honor Luis Fonsi not only for his mega smash "Despacito" but for the string of hits he's racked up over two decades. Fonsi is set to receive the BMI President's Award on March 20 in Beverly Hills, California. BMI says it is honoring Fonsi for being...
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President of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow poses in the press room at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
February 01, 2018 - 6:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Recording Academy chief Neil Portnow says the organization is creating a task force to uncover unconscious biases and other barriers that impede women's success in the music industry. Thursday's announcement comes days after Portnow claimed his comments on women needing to "step...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, Camila Cabello introduces a performance by U2 at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. Cabello, Cardi B, Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, Charlie Puth and the Backstreet Boys will perform on the fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 11. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2018 - 8:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Maroon 5, Charlie Puth and the Backstreet Boys will perform at the fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 11. The first round of performers was announced Thursday for the awards show, airing live from the Forum in Los Angeles starting at...
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New Zealand singer songwriter Lorde's handwritten thank - you note, right, is published in a the New Zealand Herald newspaper, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, honoring fellow Kiwi musicians as well as sightings of other attendees at the Grammy ceremony in New York. Lorde has scribbled her thanks to fans back home for embracing her Grammy-nominated album. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
January 31, 2018 - 2:27 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Lorde has scribbled her thanks to fans back home for embracing her Grammy-nominated album. Her handwritten thank-you note was published as an ad in The New Zealand Herald on Wednesday. The note has doodles honoring fellow Kiwi musicians as well as sightings of other...
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January 30, 2018 - 4:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Judging by the ratings, NBC will be happy to invite old friend Will Ferrell back to "Saturday Night Live" whenever he wants. The late-night comedy show reached 7.47 million viewers for this past weekend's show with Ferrell as host, the Nielsen company said. It was the most-watched...
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President of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow arrives at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
January 30, 2018 - 8:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Recording Academy President Neil Portnow says his comments following the 60th annual Grammy Awards were taken out of context after he was criticized for saying women in the music industry need to "step up." In a statement Tuesday to The Associated Press, Portnow says he regrettably...
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