Rhythm and blues

FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, J Balvin appears at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas. Ozuna and J Balvin lead nominations to the 4th Latin AMAs with 9 nods each, followed by Nicky Jam with 8 and Daddy Yankee with 6, Telemundo announced Tuesday. The award ceremony will be held on October 25 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)
September 20, 2018 - 1:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Reggaeton star J Balvin received eight Latin Grammy Award nominations on Thursday, including two for record of the year, one for album of the year and one featuring Beyonce for his hit version of "Mi gente" with Willy William. Spanish sensation Rosalia is next with five nominations...
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September 19, 2018 - 8:19 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of Prince fans are asking federal authorities to open a grand jury investigation into his death. The petition to the U.S. Attorney's Office has been signed by more than 6,000 people. One of the petition's organizers, Nicole Welage, says more answers are needed about the...
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Singer Rihanna attends the 4th annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
September 14, 2018 - 4:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna's Diamond Ball shined in its fourth year and continued to make a name as one of the industry's white-hot and must-attend parties — all while raising nearly $6 million for charity. The pop star, fashionista and makeup mogul held the black-tie gala for her Clara Lionel...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, John Legend arrives at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Legend will become a coach on NBC’s “The Voice.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
September 13, 2018 - 3:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fresh off an Emmy Award win, John Legend is sticking with television and becoming a coach on NBC's "The Voice." Legend won an Emmy on Saturday as a producer of NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert," making him an EGOT — the term for someone who's won an Emmy, Grammy,...
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Bella Hadid, center, and fellow models wear Savage x Fenty fashions during a performance at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at the end of Fashion Week, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Rihanna unleashed the wild beast in a lush tropical land to debut her second season of Savage x Fenty lingerie and loungewear. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)
September 13, 2018 - 6:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna unleashed the wild beast in a lush tropical land that turned to arid desert with women of all shapes, sizes and colors writhing, cackling, frolicking and stalking like animals in lace, fishnet and satin that shined in jewel tones for her second season of Savage x Fenty. Her...
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The Studio 189 spring 2019 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 10, 2018 - 8:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Ghana-based Studio 189, co-founded by old friends Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah, threw a runway celebration Monday at New York Fashion Week with African dance, an Aretha Franklin tribute in song and a show alive with African-made and inspired designs worn by a wide range of...
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Andrew Lloyd Webber, left, John Legend, and Tim Rice winners of the award for outstanding variety special for "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" poses in the press room during night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at The Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
September 09, 2018 - 10:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's live version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" won an Emmy Award on Sunday and that made three men extra happy — it meant star John Legend, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice joined the elite squad of EGOT winners. The musical's win for best live variety special...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, the Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., delivers the eulogy during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, in Detroit. The controversial eulogy laid bare before the world what some black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of worship every Sunday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 09, 2018 - 1:54 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A black pastor's controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin's funeral laid bare before the world what black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of worship every Sunday. In eulogizing the beloved artist known as the Queen of Soul, the...
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This combination of photos released by Julien's Auctions shows various outfits belonging to the late singer Aretha Franklin. More than 30 dresses and accessories worn on stage by Aretha Franklin are going up for auction on Nov. 10. The items will go on display between Nov. 5 and Nov. 9. at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York. (Julien's Auctions via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 11:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 30 dresses and accessories worn on stage by Aretha Franklin are going up for auction. The Queen of Soul died at age 76 in Detroit on Aug. 16. Julien's Auctions says the items include a red sequined dress Franklin wore at Radio City Music Hall in 1991, a knit jacket she...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, the Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., delivers the eulogy during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, in Detroit. Williams, a fiery, old-school pastor who is under fire for saying black America is losing "its soul" at Franklin's funeral stands firm by his words with the hopes that those critics can understand his perspective. He told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday, Sept. 2, he felt his sermon was appropriate. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 03, 2018 - 10:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The late Aretha Franklin's family said Monday that it found an Atlanta pastor's eulogy delivered at the Queen of Soul's funeral last week to be offensive and distasteful. The eulogist, the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., was criticized for a political address that described children being...
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