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Grammys overhaul nomination process for top awards

The Grammy Awards have changed its tune and voted to remove its nomination review committees — groups that determined the contenders for key awards at the coveted music show.

Grammy-winning duo Daft Punk break up after 28 years

Grammy-winning electronic music pioneers Daft Punk have announced that they are breaking up after 28 years.

Justin Timberlake apologizes to Britney Spears, Janet Jackson

In a lengthy social media post, popstar Justin Timberlake says that he wants to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson "because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed."

Beyoncé leads 2021 Grammy nominations, The Weeknd is shut out

The first batch of nominees for the 2021 Grammy Awards was revealed during a livestream held Tuesday by the Recording Academy's interim president and CEO, Harvey Mason Jr.

Taylor Swift wins top prize, The Weeknd dominates at AMAs

Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, while The Weeknd won favourite soul/R&B male artist, favourite soul/R&B album for After Hours and favourite soul/R&B song for Heartless two days before the 2021 Grammy nominations are to be announced.

Drake, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd all score nominations for 2020 Billboard Music Awards

Drake, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes were among musicians nominated for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Postponed due to the pandemic, many of the songs and albums up for consideration may feel dated, as this year's awards reflect the chart period of March 23, 2019 through March 14, 2020.

J Balvin, Roddy Ricch no longer performing at MTV VMAs

Grammy-winning rapper Roddy Ricch and Colombian superstar J Balvin will no longer perform at the MTV Video Music Awards.

BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists turn political

The BET Awards served as an extension of the voices of Black people protesting in the streets about the inequalities Black people face daily, as artists used their performances to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement, civil rights and the lives of those lost because of police officers, including George Floyd.

Drake leads nominees for BET Awards, with ceremony to air on CBS for 1st time

Drake is the leading nominee at the 2020 BET Awards, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary later this month. The Canadian artist is nominated for six honours, including video of the year and best male hip-hop artist.

Grammys make awards changes, address conflicts of interest

The Recording Academy is making changes to several Grammy Awards categories, including the often-debated best new artist title, and having nomination review committee members sign disclosure forms to prevent conflicts of interest.

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