Barack Obama Appears on Miranda’s Latest ‘Hamilton’ Song

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Barack Obama, or Barap Obama? The former U.S. president appears on a reworked song by Lin-Manuel Miranda originally from the Broadway hit "Hamilton." Released Friday, "One Last Time...

Diana Ross, John Legend set for Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Diana Ross, John Legend, Bad Bunny, Kane Brown and Ella Mai will be among the stars celebrating at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Macy's...

Jay Z to Become 1st Rapper in Songwriters Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z will become the first rapper ever inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame when he enters the prestigious organization in June. The Songwriters Hall announced Wednesday that songwriting heavyweights...

Review: ‘Black Velvet’ is Charles Bradley’s Last, Moving set

By PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press Charles Bradley was past 60 when he released his first album with the extended Daptone Records family, and his death from cancer a year ago robbed soul music of one...

4 Indicted in Florida Shooting Death of Rapper XXXTentacion

By The Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida grand jury has indicted four men on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion. Broward County panel...

Fan Charged After Rushing Onstage at Beyonce, Jay-Z Concert

By The Associated Press Police say they are pursuing more charges against a man who rushed onstage during a Beyonce and Jay-Z concert in Atlanta. Atlanta Police officer Lisa Bender told The Associated Press that 26-year-old...

Afroman to Pay $65K in Lawsuit Filed by Woman He Punched

By The Associated Press BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Musician and rapper Afroman has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman he punched during a 2015 Mississippi performance. The Sun Herald reports...

Prince’s Estate Sues Jay Z’s Roc Nation over Tidal Streaming

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince's record company is suing Jay Z's company for copyright infringement, saying it streamed Prince's songs on the Tidal music service without permission after his death. Prince's NPG Records says in a...

AP Source: Aretha Franklin Is Seriously ill

By The Associated Press Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about...

ASCAP Hosts All-Female Songwriting Camp to Improve Diversity

By KRISTIN M. HALL, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a spacious recording studio in Nashville, two singer-songwriters, Priscilla Renea and Jillian Jacqueline, were working through a song idea, trading suggestions for lyrics and melody...

Chaka Khan Named 2019 Rose Parade Grand Marshal

By The Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Chaka Khan has been named grand marshal of the 2019 Rose Parade, which will feature the theme, "The Melody of Life." Tournament of Roses President Gerald Freeny announced...

Offset Interruption Of Cardi B At Rolling Loud Spurs Outrage

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardi B is asking the public to not bash Offset, who became the target of internet outrage after he interrupted her set at the Rolling Loud Festival...

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