Trevor Noah extends olive branch to Kanye West

Trevor Noah has insisted he doesn’t want Ye West to be canceled. The 44-year-old rapper was recently banned from Instagram for 24 hours after using a racial slur toward “The Daily Show” host who had criticized West for his conduct toward estranged wife Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend Pete Davidson. West was then dropped from […]

Kanye removed from Grammy Awards due to social media posts

Embattled rapper Ye West has been barred from performing at the upcoming 2022 Grammy Awards. Repeated Instagram and Twitter tirades and threats against other celebrities, including his ex-wife Kim Kardashian, have been cited as the reason behind the sudden snub, according to People magazine. Ye has been nominated for five Grammy awards, including four that […]

New date and location set for the 2022 Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards have been rescheduled for April 3 in Las Vegas. The ceremony was originally scheduled for Jan. 31 in Los Angeles but is now set to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, inside of the MGM Grand hotel. Harvey Mason Jr, the CEO of the Recording Academy, said: “We are excited […]

International recording artist Matt B still calls Chicago home

For homegrown talent Matt B returning to Chicago has been a journey that has come full circle. The international performing artist is celebrating the North American EP debut release of “Eden.” This body of work represents his roots and his love of music. Each song showcases his artistic versatility and vocal range and honesty in […]

Drake to be honored as Billboard’s Artist of the Decade

Drake will receive the Artist of the Decade honor at the Billboard Music Awards. The 34-year-old musician will receive the gong at the ceremony on May 23, 2021, after ruling the Billboard charts throughout the 2010s, having scored nine number one albums in the decade, more than any other artist. Drake’s 33 top 10 singles […]

Oprah Winfrey to pay tribute to music icon Tina Turner at Clive Davis party

Oprah Winfrey reportedly will pay tribute to Tina Turner at Clive Davis’ Grammys party. The TV icon has been interviewed by the influential music producer for his upcoming celebration, and the duo took the opportunity to discuss the legacy of the 81-year-old singer. A source told the New York Post newspaper’s Page Six column: “He […]

Anti-sexploitation group condemns steamy Grammy performance of ‘WAP’ (video)

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s performance of their hit single “WAP” at the Grammys on Sunday, March 14, has caused quite a bit of controversy. The rappers have been feeling the heat as many have condemned the performance as lewd and not appropriate for children to watch. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) […]

Travis Scott partners with Anheuser-Busch to unveil spiked seltzer

Travis Scott’s new spiked seltzer, Cacti, is finally available in stores and was released nationwide Monday, March 15, 2021. Scott partnered with Anheuser-Busch to create the seltzer, which contains 7% alcohol by volume and comes in three different flavors – pineapple, strawberry and lime. “Finally getting Cacti out into the world and into the hands […]

Beyoncé makes history at 2021 Grammy Awards

Beyoncé became the most decorated female artist in Grammy Awards history following Sunday evening’s ceremony on March 14, 2021. The 39-year-old star received four honors — Best R&B Performance for “Black Parade,” Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for “Savage” with Megan Thee Stallion, and Best Music Video for “Brown Skin Girl” — during […]

Mickey Guyton will be the 1st Black woman to host the Country Music Awards

Mickey Guyton will make history in April when she becomes the first Black woman to host the Country Music Awards. Guyton will co-host the awards with fellow country music star Keith Urban and is nominated for “New Female Artist of the Year” as well. “Over the years, the Academy of Country Music has always been […]

Grammy Awards postponed due to coronavirus

The 63rd annual Grammy Awards have been thwarted temporarily because of the coronavirus. Originally scheduled to air on January 31st, California’s high spike prompted the decision as Los Angeles alone was approaching over 830,000 cases according to a report from John Hopkins. The Grammy’s explained the decision in a statement: “After thoughtful conversations with health […]

Lil Wayne questions Grammy snub

Lil Wayne isn’t feeling The Recording Academy right now after claiming that he wasn’t invited to the 63rd Grammy Awards taking place in January 2021. Wayne is a five-time Grammy Award winner and can’t understand the overlook. The Young Money boss took to Twitter to voice his grievances. “As an artist, when I see da […]

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Blue Ivy earns 1st Grammy nod at 8 years old

Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy has been nominated for a Grammy Award after she was added to the credits of her mother’s Best Music Video nod. The 8-year-old daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z appears in her mother’s music video for “Brown Skin Girl,” and after the Recording Academy recently updated the list of nominated artists, Blue […]

Why Tiffany Haddish rejected offer to host 2021 Grammys pre-show

Tiffany Haddish turned down an approach to host the 2021 Grammys Premiere Ceremony because she wouldn’t be paid. The Girl’s Trip actress was asked to present the three-hour event — which is where the bulk of the Recording Academy’s 83 trophies are handed out before the televised main show — but was also warned her […]

Rihanna forgives Chris Brown, says 2 are ‘now very close friends’

Rihanna says she and Chris Brown are “now very close friends” and still “love each other.” The pair was one of the hottest couples in the world until the “Umbrella” singer ended the relationship in February 2009 after Brown physically assaulted her on the night of the Grammy Awards, leaving her requiring hospital treatment. The […]

Bill Withers, soul singer who released ‘Lovely Day,’ passes away at 81

Bill Withers, the soul singer who gained prominence in the 1970s by releasing a multitude of hits that became classic songs of that era, has died. He was 81. Born in 1938 in West Virginia, Withers moved to Los Angeles in 1967 and began recording his demo while holding down a 9-to-5 job. Withers would […]

Pastor Troy doubles down on homophobic comments about Lil Nas X (video)

Rather than backtrack or apologize for this past week’s homophobic rant aimed at Lil Nas X, vertan rapper Pastor Troy chose to double-down on those inflammatory comments during an interview on “The Morning Hustle” radio show. The controversy was ignited when Pastor Troy, 42, said he was repulsed by Nas, 20, who appeared at the […]

Chris Brown’s daughter was his plus-one at the Grammy Awards

Chris Brown took his 5-year-old daughter as his date to the Grammy Awards. The “Heat” hitmaker walked the red carpet at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, holding hands with little Royalty — whose mother is his former partner Nia Guzman — and the youngster didn’t seem to be intimidated by the […]

Alicia Keys dedicated the 62nd Grammy Awards to Kobe Bryant

Alicia Keys dedicated the 62nd Grammy Awards to basketball legend Kobe Bryant following his death on Sunday, Jan 26, 2020. The 39-year-old singer — who hosted the annual awards bash at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers — opened the ceremony with a heartfelt tribute to the sporting icon, […]

Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Beyoncé and more winners from the 62nd Grammy Awards

The 62nd annual Grammy Awards was held in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. During the ceremony, Billie Eilish won five gongs in total, including Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. Other notable winners at the annual event included Lil […]