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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 1990 file photo, Rob Pilatus, left, and Fab Morvan of Milli Vanilli give the thumbs-up as they display their Grammys after being presented with the best new artist award in Los Angeles. The Grammys asked the duo to return the award after it was learned that Morvan and Pilatus didn't sing on the duo's 1989 U.S. debut, "Girl You Know It's True." (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, file)
January 22, 2018 - 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Winning the best new artist Grammy is a goal for most breakthrough performers, but for some of its recipients, it can create pressure to match previous success or surpass it. That's why some feel that winning the award is a slight curse. The Recording Academy has been known for...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2017 file photo, Diana Ross, lifetime achievement award recipient, poses in the press room at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Ross, along with Bob Marley, Chuck Berry, the Beach Boys and Journey, are part of a group of iconic musicians who have never won a Grammy. In 2012, Ross did win the Lifetime Achievement Award, a noncompetitive honor, from The Recoding Academy. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 22, 2018 - 1:25 pm
NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Remember when the cast of the TV series "Glee" earned a Grammy nomination for their version of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" at the 2011 Grammys, pitting them against Sade, Maroon 5 and Paramore? It's fair that you don't recall that moment — but guess who never earned a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2017 file photo, Jay-Z performs on the 4:44 Tour at Barclays Center in New York. The rapper was nominated for eight Grammy nominations. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will air on CBS, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
January 22, 2018 - 10:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Here at The Associated Press, we've written stories for years about how the Grammys have dissed rap, R&B and other evolving genres before others wrote about the hot topic after Beyonce lost to Adele last year. Check our records. So you could imagine how vindicated and excited we...
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January 22, 2018 - 8:32 am
DETROIT (AP) — Kid Rock has donated about $122,000 from sales of merchandise promoting his potential U.S. Senate campaign to a voter-registration organization. The Detroit-area rocker, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, teased the public for months. At a September concert, he was introduced as...
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January 21, 2018 - 2:22 am
LONDON (AP) — Former Kinks bassist Jim Rodford has died after a fall. He was 76. The Zombies, the group Rodford had played with since 1999, confirmed the death of the British musician on their Facebook page Saturday. Zombies co-founder Rod Argent says his cousin and longtime bandmate was a "...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017 file photo, Ed Sheeran attends Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden in New York. heeran has announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. The Grammy-winning singer posted a picture of the two on his Instagram page Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, saying the two got engaged right before the new year. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
January 20, 2018 - 9:28 am
Ed Sheeran has announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. The Grammy-winning singer posted a picture of the two on his Instagram page Saturday morning saying the two got engaged right before the new year. He said they are "very happy and in love" and that their "cats are chuffed as well...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008 file photo, Tom Petty, of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, performs during halftime of the Super Bowl XLII football game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots in Glendale, Ariz. Tom Petty's family says his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose. His wife and daughter released the results of Petty's autopsy via a statement on his Facebook page Friday night, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 19, 2018 - 11:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Petty died last year because of an accidental drug overdose that his family said occurred on the same day he found out his hip was broken after performing dozens of shows with a less serious injury. His wife and daughter released the results of Petty's autopsy via a statement...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Jay-Z performs during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland. Music executive Lyor Cohen says hip-hop should dominate the top categories at the upcoming Grammys. Cohen spoke with The Associated Press on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, about the Recording Academy giving rap a “deserving” chance. Both Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar are nominated for album and record of the year. Jay-Z, the leading nominee with eight, is also nominated for song of the year. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
January 19, 2018 - 2:54 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Music executive Lyor Cohen says hip-hop should dominate the top categories at the upcoming Grammys. Cohen spoke with The Associated Press on Thursday about the Recording Academy giving rap a "deserving" chance. Both Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar are nominated for album and record of the...
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In this Jan. 3, 2018 photo, Paula Cole poses for a portrait in New York to promote her album “Ballads,” a collection of 20 jazz covers. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)
January 19, 2018 - 11:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty years ago, Paula Cole heard her name called, went up to the stage and took home the Grammy Award for best new artist. It was an amazing achievement on a night that turned out to be quite complicated. The then-30-year-old met her idol, Aretha Franklin, and sang her hit "Where...
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