Award shows

Honoree Jay-Z speaks onstage at the 2018 Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP)
January 28, 2018 - 2:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z said though he boycotted the Grammys almost two decades ago, he's better served helping the Recording Academy grow instead of abandoning it. At Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy gala on Saturday — where Jay-Z earned the Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award — he said he initially...
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In this photo provided by UMG, Jessie Reyez performs at Sir Lucian Grainge's 2018 Artist Showcase presented by American Airlines and Citi on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 in New York. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for UMG/AP Images)
January 27, 2018 - 6:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — While Universal Music Group's annual pre-Grammy showcase highlighted current Grammy nominees such as Luis Fonsi, Logic, Migos and Julia Michaels, it was country singer Kacey Musgraves and rising star Jessie Reyez who shined brightest on Saturday. Musgraves sang two new songs from...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2012 file photo, Alicia Keys performs at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Davis’ gala, held a day before the 2018 Grammy Awards, launched the careers of Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys, and have featured all-stars like Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Smokey Robinson and Carly Simon. He first held the gala 42 years ago. (AP Photo/Vince Bucci, File)
January 26, 2018 - 11:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys kicked off Grammy Award week with an award — and was serenaded with "Happy Birthday" The Grammy winner and her husband, Swizz Beatz, were both honored Thursday with an honor from the Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing. It was also Keys' 37th birthday and...
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Rapper Cardi B attends the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party at The Grill/The Pool on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
January 26, 2018 - 1:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tell Cardi B she's nominated for a Grammy and the breakthrough rapper will quickly remind you: She's nominated for "two of them." The chart-topping rapper performed late Thursday at a pre-Grammy party held by her record label's parent company, Warner Music Group. And when the DJ...
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Producer Ken Ehrlich, from left, Grammys host James Corden, and president of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow participate in the 60th annual Grammy Awards red carpet roll out at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in New York. The 60th grammy Awards will be held on Sunday. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)
January 25, 2018 - 8:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy Award host James Corden says Sunday's show will carve out some time to allow artists to express solidarity with the "Me Too" and Time's Up movements. Corden, returning for his second stint as host, will do his own part to support victims of sexual misconduct — he'll wear a...
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January 25, 2018 - 7:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Clive Davis' pre-Grammy gala is so white-hot you can't purchase tickets, and he said it has been hard letting some longtime attendees know they can't be invited back. Davis' Saturday night event, held a day before the 2018 Grammy Awards, launched the careers of Whitney Houston and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, Casey Affleck arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Affleck, who won the best actor award for his role in "Manchester By the Sea," will not be presenting at the 90th Academy Awards. Affleck’s publicist confirmed Thursday that the actor is not attending the ceremony on March 4. Traditionally, the reigning best actor winner returns to present the best actress award. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 25, 2018 - 5:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In another apparent consequence of the Me Too movement, last year's best actor Oscar winner Casey Affleck will not be presenting at or attending the 90th Academy Awards. Affleck's publicist said Thursday that the actor would not be at the ceremony on March 4 where, traditionally...
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Signs posted around Madison Square Garden promote the return of the Grammy Awards to New York, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in New York. The Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
January 25, 2018 - 12:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The music industry hasn't been rocked with as many public allegations of sexual misconduct as Hollywood, but insiders are still seeking to show solidarity with the Me Too movement on its biggest night. Key executives have called on artists and employees to wear a white rose on...
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January 24, 2018 - 8:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Composer Huck Hodge has won a $200,000 prize designed to free up creative time. On Wednesday, the American Academy of Arts and Letters told The Associated Press that Hodge is this year' recipient of the Charles Ives Living award. The intention is for a "promising" composer to work...
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This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Daniela Vega in a scene from, "A Fantastic Woman." The film was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign picture on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The 90th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4. (Sony Pictures Classics via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 5:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar nods for women and minorities drew many of the headlines in Tuesday's nominations, but this year's Academy Awards also mark a breakthrough for transgender filmmakers. Yance Ford, the director of the documentary "Strong Island" and a trans man, became the first transgender...
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