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Canadian rapper dies in stunt while rapping on plane wingA Canadian rapper died while performing a stunt that involved rapping while walking on the wing of a plane
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
Rapper whose lyrics reflected Baltimore's pain fatally shotA rising Baltimore rapper who advocated for nonviolence and whose lyrics often reflected the city's trauma has been shot and killed
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This combination photo shows Nicki Minaj at the Harper's BAZAAR 'Icons by Carine Roitfeld' party in New York on Sept. 8, 2017, left, and Tracy Chapman at a benefit event on behalf of amfAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research) in New York on Jan. 31, 2007. Minaj is being sued for sampling a Chapman song without permission. Chapman filed a copyright infringement lawsuit Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in a Los Angeles federal court. The Grammy-winning singer says Minaj’s unreleased track “Sorry” incorporated the lyrics and vocal melody from her 1988 single “Baby Can I Hold You.” (AP Photo)
Tracy Chapman sues Nicki Minaj for copyright infringementRapper Nicki Minaj is being sued for sampling a Tracy Chapman song without the permission of the singer
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Alabama music fest ends after weather plagued 2018's eventThe largest music festival in Alabama's most populous city has announced that this summer's event was its last, as weather issues had plagued the two days of shows
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Review: Ty Segall's 'Fudge Sandwich' is full of fun coversMusic Review: Ty Segall's covers some of his favorite songs on "Fudge Sandwich," a diverse bunch centering on early '70s releases from John Lennon, Funkadelic, Amon Duul II, Gong and the Grateful Dead, as well as lesser-known punk anthems.
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this May 30, 2018, file photo, Sean Combs arrives at the LA Premiere of "The Four: Battle For Stardom" at the CBS Radford Studio Center in Los Angeles. Combs has pledged $1 million to a network of charter schools for a new location in the Bronx. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
Diddy pledges $1 million to new Bronx charter schoolDiddy pledges $1 million to a new Bronx charter school to serve historically disadvantaged students
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Garth Brooks performs at the 2018 Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
Ricky Skaggs, Dottie West enter Country Music Hall of FameBluegrass and country star Ricky Skaggs, singer Dottie West and fiddler Johnny Gimble are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In an Oct. 20, 2018 file photo, Garth Brooks performs before a sold-out crowd at Notre Dame Stadium, in South Bend, Ind. Bad weather tested the devotion of 84,000 fans who went to see Garth Brooks at Notre Dame Stadium over the weekend. Brooks also had to sing through rain and some snow.  (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)
Garth Brooks' concert at Notre Dame success despite weatherBad weather tests devotion of 84,000 Garth Brooks fans at Notre Dame Stadium
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In a Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 file photo, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at KAABOO 2017 at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds, in San Diego, Calif. Hundreds of members of the Tom Petty Nation! fan club visited Gainesville Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 to celebrate the star's birthday with his music and the dedication of the former Northeast Park as Tom Petty Park. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
Family, fans, of Tom Petty gather to name park in his honorA Florida park was renamed after iconic rocker Tom Petty, who played at that park as a boy
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2016 file photo, Loretta Lynn performs in concert at the American Music Theater in Lancaster, Pa. Lynn says she is doing better after a brief hospital visit to treat an illness that kept her from attending a CMT tribute to her and other female country artists. A message posted on Lynn's official Facebook page Saturday afternoon, Oct. 20, 2018, said she is feeling better and is now resting at home. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
Lynn says she's better after illness sent her to hospitalLoretta Lynn says she is doing better after a brief hospital visit to treat an illness that kept her from attending a CMT tribute to her and other female country artists
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2016 file photo, recording artist Usher performs at Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2016 at Barclays Center in New York. A Philadelphia songwriter who claims he was cut out of profits and credit from song that was recorded by R&B star Usher has been awarded more than $40 million in damages in a suit that targeted the track’s other co-writers. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
Philadelphia songwriter wins $44M in suit over Usher songA Philadelphia songwriter who claims he was cut out of profits and credit from song that was recorded by R&B star Usher has been awarded more than $40 million in damages in a suit that targeted the track's other co-writers
The Associated Press4 days ago
Singer Britney Spears signs autographs for fans during an appearance in front of the Park MGM hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Spears announced her new residency at the Park MGM's Park Theater beginning in February 2019. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
Britney Spears returns to Vegas with new residency in 2019Britney Spears will return to Las Vegas with a new residency next year
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE- In this 1970 file photo, Stevie Wonder plays piano on the stage of the Apollo Theater in New York. The music of Motown still beguiles audiences around the globe, but the music isn't heard regularly in Detroit, the city of its birth. Singer Joan Belgrave is trying to change that. She’s brought it to many venues and hopes to secure a place “dedicated to the genre.” (AP Photo/Jim Wells, File)
Ambassadors for Motown sound seek more of it in hometownThe music of Motown still beguiles audiences around the globe but the music of Stevie, Martha, the Supremes and Temptations doesn't get heard regularly and reliably in Detroit, the city of its birth
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - In this June 13, 2016 file photo, members of the group The O'Jays, from left, Eric Grant, Eddie Levert and Walter Williams attend the 2016 Apollo Theater Spring Gala in New York. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees known for the classic song "Love Train" on Friday released the politically charged single “Above the Law,” which explores racial and class inequality. The single will be part of the group’s final studio album, “The Last Word,” which is their first original material in almost 20 years and is set for release Feb. 22. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Old-school R&B group The O'Jays get into a political grooveIconic R&B group The O'Jays get very political on what it says is its last album
The Associated Press4 days ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, Cardi B attends the Tom Ford SS19 Show at the Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week in New York.  Hundreds of people have lined up in New York City as the rapper handed out free winter coats. The Bronx-born rapper met with residents and fans on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at the Marlboro Houses in Brooklyn during brisk fall weather. The 26-year-old also was given balloons and a cake to celebrate her recent birthday.  (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
Cardi B hands out free winter coats in New YorkHundreds line up in New York City as rapper Cardi B hands out free winter coats
The Associated Press4 days ago
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