Kendrick Lamar

NEW YORK | Rise up: Female voices take center stage at Grammys

NEW YORK — After being nearly muted at this year’s ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing the majority in two of the top categories. Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R. and Janelle Monae, performers who play instruments, write or co-write all of their songs and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Rise up: Female voices take center stage at Grammys

NEW YORK | The Latest: Kendrick Lamar leads all Grammy nominees with 8

NEW YORK  — The Latest on the announcement of nominees for the 61st annual Grammy Awards (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Kendrick Lamar is the king of the Grammys: He’s the lead nominee with eight. Thanks to curating the soundtrack to “Black Panther,” Lamar earned nominations that include album, song and record of the year. … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Kendrick Lamar leads all Grammy nominees with 8

LOS ANGELES | Kendrick Lamar, Cooper and Lady Gaga earn Golden Globe nods

LOS ANGELES  — The Golden Globe nominations recognized Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s talents as actors, but Thursday’s announcement also came with a nod for their soulful duet “Shallow” from “A Star is Born.” They join an impressive roster of music stars who earned Globe nominations Thursday, including Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Dolly Parton, Annie Lennox … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Kendrick Lamar, Cooper and Lady Gaga earn Golden Globe nods

NEW YORK | Review: MTV VMAs was a shocking event, for the wrong reasons

NEW YORK  — With most of music industry’s top acts absent — from Beyonce to Bruno Mars — the MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat, and some of the winners turned heads — for the wrong reasons. Exhibit A: Camila Cabello beat out Drake, Mars, Cardi B, Ariana Grande and Post … Continue reading NEW YORK | Review: MTV VMAs was a shocking event, for the wrong reasons

NEW YORK | MTV VMAs was a shocking event, for the wrong reasons

NEW YORK — With most of music industry’s top acts absent — from Beyonce to Bruno Mars — the MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat, and some of the winners turned heads — for the wrong reasons. Exhibit A: Camila Cabello beat out Drake, Mars, Cardi B, Ariana Grande and Post … Continue reading NEW YORK | MTV VMAs was a shocking event, for the wrong reasons

NEW YORK | Issa Rae, Childish Gambino part of Rihanna’s Diamond Ball

NEW YORK — Issa Rae will host Rihanna’s fourth annual Diamond Ball next month, and Childish Gambino will perform. Rihanna’s black-tie event will take place Sept. 13 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans will receive the 2018 Diamond Ball Award. The gala will benefit Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, which … Continue reading NEW YORK | Issa Rae, Childish Gambino part of Rihanna’s Diamond Ball

Beverly Hills, California | Kendrick Lamar is ‘fearless’ in tackling “Power” guest role

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif — It was Kendrick Lamar’s friendship with 50 Cent that helped him get a guest role on Starz’s “Power,” but Lamar came ready to work. “He was so chill, like very cool, very humble,” said series creator and producer Courtney Kemp. “He’s very kind of quiet and thorough and methodical. He had … Continue reading Beverly Hills, California | Kendrick Lamar is ‘fearless’ in tackling “Power” guest role