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New Grammys CEO put on leave 10 days before awards show

Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan, who the company announced Thursday was placed on administrative leave, has fired back in a statement through her lawyer.

New acts rule as Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish lead Grammys nominations

Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Lil Nas X are among the high-profile contenders vying for the Grammy Awards.

Creator of Lizzo's signature slogan could land Grammy nod

Mina Lioness' longstanding battle to finally receive writing credit on Lizzo's megahit song Truth Hurts is paying off in more ways than one: it could win her a potential Grammy Award.

Despite female push, Garth Brooks bests Carrie Underwood at CMAs

The Country Music Association Awards almost fully honoured and highlighted the women of country music — whose songs have been heavily dismissed on country radio over the years — until two words were uttered when they named its entertainer of the year.

2 writers claim they deserve credit on Lizzo's hit Truth Hurts

A pair of songwriting siblings are claiming they deserve writing credit for Lizzo's massive hit Truth Hurts, saying it borrows from her earlier track Healthy, which they co-wrote.

Lil Nas X's Old Town Road gallops past Drake's record on Billboard charts

Lil Nas X's Old Town Road has now set records on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs and Hot rap songs charts, respectively.

Organizers finally cancel troubled Woodstock 50 festival

Woodstock 50 organizers announce that the troubled music festival, which hit a series of setbacks in the past four months, won't take place next month.

Ride 'til I can't no more: Lil Nas X sets new Billboard record for most weeks at No.1

It's one sweet day for Lil Nas X: The breakthrough rapper's viral Old Town Road has broken the Billboard record set by Mariah Carey's One Sweet Day for most weeks at No. 1.

Janet Jackson, 50 Cent to perform at Saudi Arabia concert despite protest from human rights groups

Janet Jackson and rappers 50 Cent and Future have been added to the lineup for the Jeddah World Fest, the concert in Saudi Arabia that Nicki Minaj pulled out of after human rights organizations urged the rapper to cancel her appearance.

Congressman, celebs push for A$AP Rocky's release from jail

Following an outcry from celebrities and a petition, U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat is pushing for the release of A$AP Rocky, who has been behind bars in Sweden while police investigate a fight.

Taylor Swift shakes off drama with fun concert performance

In her first public appearance since discovering her masters were in the hands of someone she's not a fan of, Taylor Swift didn't directly address the issue, but she did play music from that rich catalog, including songs from her groundbreaking sophomore album to her first full-blown pop project to her latest title.

Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer Prize for DAMN

The revered rapper is the most commercially successful musician to receive the award, usually reserved for critically acclaimed classical acts who don't live on the pop charts.

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, Moody Blues make it into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Bon Jovi reunited onstage with former members for a powerful performance celebrating its admission into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the late icon Nina Simone was welcomed to the prestigious music club with show-stopping performances from Lauryn Hill and Andra Day.

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, Moody Blues among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, a list that includes four first-time nominees.

Jay-Z leads Grammy noms with 8 as rap, R&B take centre stage

Jay-Z is the leader of the 2018 Grammy Award nominations in a year where the top four categories are heavily dominated by rap and R&B artists, giving the often overlooked genres a strong chance of winning big.