Ava DuVernay to Make Prince Documentary for Netflix

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Ava DuVernay is making a multipart documentary on Prince for Netflix with the support of the late musician's estate. The director on Tuesday confirmed Twitter reports late Monday...

Cardi B Leads iHeartRadio Awards With 13 Nods, Drake Has 8

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has 13 reasons to celebrate: She's nominated for 13 honors at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. IHeartMedia announced Wednesday that the rapper is the most nominated...

R. Kelly Charged with 10 Counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse

By Sara Burnett and Michael Farm, The Associated Press Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, was charged Feb....

Smollett Developments Leave Some Baffled, Others Outraged

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The national outrage that simmered after actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by people shouting racial and anti-gay slurs was fueled in part by...

Janet Jackson, Daddy Yankee Celebrate Release of New Song

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson's fans were so energetic at an event Friday for her new single that one fan chimed in so the icon could speak without...

Tekashi 6ix9ine Makes Money Rapping the N-Word. He’s Not Black.

By Lisa Snowden, Special to the AFRO A few weeks ago my son, who recently turned 10, sat down next to me on the bed where I’d been working. “Mommy, I want to be a Soundcloud rapper,”...

Rapper Juelz Santana Pleads Not Guilty to Airport Gun Charge

By The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper Juelz Santana says he's working on new music while under home confinement after authorities said he tried to bring a gun on a plane at Newark...

Teddy Riley Readies ‘Emotional’ Return to Apollo in Harlem

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Teddy Riley is on the brink of tears. Happy tears. The singer and producer behind hits for Michael Jackson says now that he's just days away from...

Toni Braxton Is In the Holiday Spirit with Lifetime Movie

By GARY GERARD HAMILTON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Toni Braxton has been nominated for Grammys again for her latest album, but these days the singer is also focusing on acting — and flexing her...

SisQo Says ‘I Do’

Baltimore native SisQo marries longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Pham, in an intimate ceremony in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He and fellow Dru Hill members serenaded the new bride with a special rendition of their classic hit, “Beauty,” at the...

Kelly Case Poses Challenge: Separating Artist From Anthem

By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — When the recordings of the basic track arrived in Detroit from Chicago, Paul Riser Sr. knew it was time to get to work. But the orchestral arranger...

Tia Fuller, Fierce Woman in Jazz, Takes Shot at 1st Grammy

By MESFIN FEKADU , AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Saxophonist Tia Fuller was crying in bed. And praising God. She'd just received the news that she was nominated for her first-ever Grammy Award —...

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