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FILE - Prince presents the album of the year awards at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2015. Minnesota’s Congressional delegation is introducing a resolution to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to pop superstar Prince, citing his “indelible mark on Minnesota and American culture.” (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

First steps made in Congress to honor pop superstar Prince

Medal is one of the nation’s highest civilian honours

  • Oct 25, 2021

 

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Kanye West arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. On Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, a Los Angeles judge approved the request of the rapper, producer and fashion designer to legally change his name to just Ye, spelled Y-E, with no middle or last name. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Rapper formerly known as Kanye West is now just Ye

Artist has called himself Ye on his social media pages for years

  • Oct 19, 2021

 

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, various Grammy Awards are displayed at the Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The Grammys is sticking to its word with the public release of the full inclusion rider to ensure equity and inclusion on all levels of production for next year’s ceremony. The Recording Academy released on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, an eight-page document detailing the rider’s purposes and objectives. The agreement will require producers to recruit and hire more diverse candidates backstage and in front of the camera for the 64th annual awards ceremony on Jan. 31. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Grammys release inclusion rider to ensure diverse 2022 show

Eight-page document detailing the rider’s purposes and objectives

  • Oct 19, 2021

 

The Weeknd performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game on Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/David J. Phillip

The Weeknd cancels world tour, refunds tickets with promise of ‘something bigger’

The Weeknd cancels world tour, refunds tickets with promise of ‘something bigger’

The Weeknd performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game on Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/David J. Phillip
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 1966 file photo, Sonny, right, and Cher sing during a taping of “The Danny Thomas Special” in Los Angeles. Cher has sued the widow of her former musical partner and ex-husband Sonny Bono over royalties for Sonny and Cher songs including “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On.” In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, Cher alleges that former Rep. Mary Bono and other defendants have attempted to terminate provisions of business agreements Cher and Sonny Bono reached when they divorced in 1975 that entitled each to 50% of songwriting and recording royalties. (AP Photo/File)

Cher sues heirs of Sonny Bono over song and record revenue

Lawsuit alleges at least $1 million in damages

  • Oct 15, 2021
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 1966 file photo, Sonny, right, and Cher sing during a taping of “The Danny Thomas Special” in Los Angeles. Cher has sued the widow of her former musical partner and ex-husband Sonny Bono over royalties for Sonny and Cher songs including “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On.” In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, Cher alleges that former Rep. Mary Bono and other defendants have attempted to terminate provisions of business agreements Cher and Sonny Bono reached when they divorced in 1975 that entitled each to 50% of songwriting and recording royalties. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - Adele poses in the press room with the awards for album of the year for “25”, song of the year for “Hello”, record of the year for “Hello”, best pop solo performance for “Hello”, and best pop vocal album for “25” at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 12, 2017. Adele announced on Instagram that her “30” album will come out November 19. A new single, ‘Easy on Me,’ is being released on Friday.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Adele says her new album, ‘30,’ is being released Nov. 19

Album ‘25’ came out in 2015

  • Oct 14, 2021
FILE - Adele poses in the press room with the awards for album of the year for “25”, song of the year for “Hello”, record of the year for “Hello”, best pop solo performance for “Hello”, and best pop vocal album for “25” at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 12, 2017. Adele announced on Instagram that her “30” album will come out November 19. A new single, ‘Easy on Me,’ is being released on Friday.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Chris Martin of Coldplay performs at Metlife Stadium on Aug. 1, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. Coldplay's latest album, “Music of the Spheres,” releases Oct. 15. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

Coldplay get galactic with airy album ‘Music of the Spheres’

Coldplay get galactic with airy album ‘Music of the Spheres’

FILE - Chris Martin of Coldplay performs at Metlife Stadium on Aug. 1, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. Coldplay's latest album, “Music of the Spheres,” releases Oct. 15. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Actor-singer Bing Crosby appears in Los Angeles on Sept. 20, 1959. Crosby, who died in 1977, won an Academy Award for best actor for playing a priest in the 1945 film “Going My Way,” and made seven “road” movies with his friend, comic Bob Hope. Some of his hit songs include “Pennies From Heaven,” “It's Been a Long, Long Time,” “Don't Fence Me In” and “Accentuate the Positive.” (AP Photo/Don Brinn, File)

Bing Crosby’s heirs sell stake in estate to boost his work

Bing Crosby’s heirs sell stake in estate to boost his work

FILE - Actor-singer Bing Crosby appears in Los Angeles on Sept. 20, 1959. Crosby, who died in 1977, won an Academy Award for best actor for playing a priest in the 1945 film “Going My Way,” and made seven “road” movies with his friend, comic Bob Hope. Some of his hit songs include “Pennies From Heaven,” “It's Been a Long, Long Time,” “Don't Fence Me In” and “Accentuate the Positive.” (AP Photo/Don Brinn, File)
Abenaki filmmaker, artist, and activist Alanis Obomsawin smiles as she accepts the Glenn Gould Prize at a ceremony in the Royal Ontario Museum, in Toronto, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Nearly a year after the 89-year-old documentary filmmaker was named by an international jury of her peers as a recipient of the prize, she appeared at the in-person ceremony to accept the honour. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Glenn Gould Prize winner Alanis Obomsawin strikes tone of hope for Indigenous future

Glenn Gould Prize winner Alanis Obomsawin strikes tone of hope for Indigenous future

Abenaki filmmaker, artist, and activist Alanis Obomsawin smiles as she accepts the Glenn Gould Prize at a ceremony in the Royal Ontario Museum, in Toronto, Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Nearly a year after the 89-year-old documentary filmmaker was named by an international jury of her peers as a recipient of the prize, she appeared at the in-person ceremony to accept the honour. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Canadian rapper Roland Pemberton, also known as “Cadence Weapon”, is seen in an undated handout photo. The Edmonton-raised rapper’s project — which fuses hip-hop, electronic and grime music — was selected by an 11-member grand jury as the best Canadian album of the year for the Polaris Prize, based on its artistic merit.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Colin Medley
Canadian rapper Roland Pemberton, also known as “Cadence Weapon”, is seen in an undated handout photo. The Edmonton-raised rapper’s project — which fuses hip-hop, electronic and grime music — was selected by an 11-member grand jury as the best Canadian album of the year for the Polaris Prize, based on its artistic merit.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Colin Medley
Musician and entrepreneur Rihanna attends an event for her lingerie line Savage X Fenty at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles on on Aug. 28, 2021. The lingerie fashion show, “Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3,” will premiere Friday on Amazon Prime Video. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Rihanna takes time with album while unveiling lingerie line

New music will sound much different than her previous projects

  • Sep 22, 2021
Musician and entrepreneur Rihanna attends an event for her lingerie line Savage X Fenty at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles on on Aug. 28, 2021. The lingerie fashion show, “Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3,” will premiere Friday on Amazon Prime Video. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
ADDS IDS - Members of South Korean K-pop band BTS, from left, V, Suga, Jin, RM, Jung Kook, Jimin and J-Hope appear at the United Nations meeting on Sustainable Development Goals during the 76th session of the U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. (John Angelillo/Pool Photo via AP)

K-pop stars BTS dip into global diplomacy at UN gathering

BTS unveils a new music video for its current hit single ‘Permission to Dance’

  • Sep 21, 2021
ADDS IDS - Members of South Korean K-pop band BTS, from left, V, Suga, Jin, RM, Jung Kook, Jimin and J-Hope appear at the United Nations meeting on Sustainable Development Goals during the 76th session of the U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. (John Angelillo/Pool Photo via AP)
This combination photo shows Jamie Spears, left, father of Britney Spears, as he leaves the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Oct. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles and Britney Spears at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala on Feb. 11, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif.. Britney Spears' father agreed Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, to step down from the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money for 13 years, according to reports. Several outlets including celebrity website TMZ and CNN reported that James Spears filed legal documents saying that while there are no grounds for his removal, he will step down. (AP Photo)

Britney Spears’ father files to end court conservatorship

Britney Spears’ father files to end court conservatorship

This combination photo shows Jamie Spears, left, father of Britney Spears, as he leaves the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Oct. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles and Britney Spears at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala on Feb. 11, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif.. Britney Spears' father agreed Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, to step down from the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money for 13 years, according to reports. Several outlets including celebrity website TMZ and CNN reported that James Spears filed legal documents saying that while there are no grounds for his removal, he will step down. (AP Photo)
FILE - Members of the pop group ABBA, from left, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Foltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, appear in Tokyo on March 14, 1980. ABBA is releasing its first new music in four decades, along with a concert performance that will see the “Dancing Queen” quartet going entirely digital. The forthcoming album “Voyage," to be released Nov. 5, is a follow-up to 1981's “The Visitors,” which until now had been the swan song of the Swedish supergroup. (AP Photo/Tsugufumi Matsumoto, File)

ABBA back after 40 years with new album, virtual stage show

ABBA back after 40 years with new album, virtual stage show

FILE - Members of the pop group ABBA, from left, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Foltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, appear in Tokyo on March 14, 1980. ABBA is releasing its first new music in four decades, along with a concert performance that will see the “Dancing Queen” quartet going entirely digital. The forthcoming album “Voyage," to be released Nov. 5, is a follow-up to 1981's “The Visitors,” which until now had been the swan song of the Swedish supergroup. (AP Photo/Tsugufumi Matsumoto, File)
This cover image released by KIDinaKORNER/Interscope shows "Mercury - Act I" by Imagine Dragons, releasing Sept. 3. (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope via AP)

Imagine Dragons dive into the darkness with brave new album

Imagine Dragons dive into the darkness with brave new album

This cover image released by KIDinaKORNER/Interscope shows "Mercury - Act I" by Imagine Dragons, releasing Sept. 3. (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope via AP)
Jimmy Jam, left, and Terry Lewis pose for a portrait in New York on Monday, July 26, 2021. The duo, who've worked with Prince, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men and more enlisted some old friends for their album ""Jam & Lewis: Volume One." (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)

Jam & Lewis are back for the first time with ‘Volume One’

Jam & Lewis are back for the first time with ‘Volume One’

Jimmy Jam, left, and Terry Lewis pose for a portrait in New York on Monday, July 26, 2021. The duo, who've worked with Prince, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men and more enlisted some old friends for their album ""Jam & Lewis: Volume One." (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)
Luke Combs accepts the Gene Weed Milestone Award at the 14th Annual ACM Honors at Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Luke Combs, Dan + Shay celebrated by peers at ACM Honors

Combs is first artist to have his first 11 singles hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart

  • Aug 26, 2021
Luke Combs accepts the Gene Weed Milestone Award at the 14th Annual ACM Honors at Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this June 14, 2018 file photo, Sweden’s King Carl Gustaf, left, shakes with hands with Ahmad Sarmast the founder of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, after awarding him the Polar Music Prize, in Stockholm. A few years after the Taliban were ousted in 2001 Sarmast left his home in Melborne, Australia where he had sought asylum in the 90s, on a mission: to revive music in the country of his birth. Sarmast left Kabul on July 12, 2021, never imagining that just weeks later the whole project would be endangered. (Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency via AP, File)

When the music stops: Afghan ‘happy place’ falls silent

Reports of Taliban searching for adversaries door-to-door have fanned worries

  • Aug 23, 2021
FILE - In this June 14, 2018 file photo, Sweden’s King Carl Gustaf, left, shakes with hands with Ahmad Sarmast the founder of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, after awarding him the Polar Music Prize, in Stockholm. A few years after the Taliban were ousted in 2001 Sarmast left his home in Melborne, Australia where he had sought asylum in the 90s, on a mission: to revive music in the country of his birth. Sarmast left Kabul on July 12, 2021, never imagining that just weeks later the whole project would be endangered. (Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency via AP, File)
FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, March 31, 2020, a bus drives to the Pantheon in Paris. The remains of American-born singer and dancer Josephine Baker will be reinterred at the Pantheon monument in Paris, Le Parisien newspaper reported Sunday Aug. 22, 2021, that French President Emmanuel Macron has decided to bestow the honor. Josephine Baker is a World War II hero in France and will be the first Black woman to get the country’s highest honor. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Josephine Baker is 1st Black woman given Paris burial honour

Baker will be fifth woman honored with Pantheon burial

  • Aug 22, 2021
FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, March 31, 2020, a bus drives to the Pantheon in Paris. The remains of American-born singer and dancer Josephine Baker will be reinterred at the Pantheon monument in Paris, Le Parisien newspaper reported Sunday Aug. 22, 2021, that French President Emmanuel Macron has decided to bestow the honor. Josephine Baker is a World War II hero in France and will be the first Black woman to get the country’s highest honor. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
FILE - This April 7, 2019 file photo shows host Reba McEntire on stage at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music Awards is making the streaming switch to Amazon Prime Video, the first time the streaming service has exclusively aired an awards show. An air date and location will be announced later. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Amazon to stream Academy of Country Music Awards in 2022

Academy of Country Music has held awards shows since 1966

  • Aug 20, 2021
FILE - This April 7, 2019 file photo shows host Reba McEntire on stage at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music Awards is making the streaming switch to Amazon Prime Video, the first time the streaming service has exclusively aired an awards show. An air date and location will be announced later. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)