Recording Registry adds albums by Janet Jackson, Nas
Jacksons socially conscious album Rhythm Nation 1814, Armstrongs jazzy When the Saints Go Marching In and Nas debut release Illmatic are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Janet Jackson’s socially conscious album “Rhythm Nation 1814,” Louis Armstrong’s jazzy “When the Saints Go Marching In” and Nas’ debut release “Illmatic” are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that Labelle’s song “Lady Marmalade” and Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration” are some of the titles tapped for preservation this year. “The National Recording Registry will preserve our history through these vibrant recordings of music and voices that have reflected our humanity and shaped our culture from the past 143 years,” Hayden said in a statement. The library selects titles for preservation because of their cultural and historic importance to the American soundscape.
Super Bowl ads aim to comfort and connect
NEW YORK – Super Bowl ads each year offer a snapshot of the American psyche. The chance to break into the psyche and (virtual) watercooler talk of an estimated 100 million viewers who will be watching the CBS broadcast of Super Bowl LV on Sunday. This year’s Super Bowl will showcase more than 20 first-time advertisers — more than double the 8 from last year if you exclude campaign ads, according to a tally by research firm iSpot. It’s a bellwether when a brand can afford the estimated $5.5 million cost-of-entry for a 30-second spot during the Super Bowl. In stark contrast to last year's Super Bowl, which featured campaign ads from both Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg, politics is out of sight this year.
Dr. Dre back home after reported brain aneurysm treatment
Peter Paterno, an attorney for the rapper and producer, said Dre was home but offered no other details in an email exchange Saturday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES – Dr. Dre was back at home Saturday after being treated at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm. Peter Paterno, an attorney for the music mogul, said Dre was home but offered no other details in an email exchange Saturday. On Friday, actor and rapper Ice T posted that he had connected with Dre on FaceTime and that he had “just made it home. Dre founded Beats Electronics in 2008 with Jimmy Iovine, and six years later they launched a streaming subscription service, Beats Music.
Leslie West, guitarist of rock band Mountain, has died at 75
West, an iconic guitarist-vocalist who was behind several 70s rock anthems including Mississippi Queen with the popular band Mountain, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, in Palm Coast, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)LOS ANGELES – Leslie West, an iconic guitarist-vocalist who was behind several '70s rock anthems including “Mississippi Queen” with the popular band Mountain, has died. His spokesman Steve Karas said West died Wednesday in Palm Coast, Florida. Karas said West died from cardiac arrest after being rushed to the hospital. West and Pappalardi ended up starting the hard rock band Mountain, which was named after West’s debut solo album.
12 Grammy facts: BTS and Dr. Luke in, The Weeknd out
And it earned him his first Grammy nomination in six years. 3 spot on the pop charts — is up for best rap song and best rap performance. And Anderson .Paak's “Lockdown," about police brutality and racial injustice, is up for best melodic rap performance and best music video. JAY-Z, THE SONGWRITERS, SHINESHappy wife, happy life: Jay-Z has lent his songwriting hand to his wife Beyoncé and he's earned Grammy nominations for it. PAUL McCARTNEY, THE ART DIRECTORPaul McCartney scored his 79th Grammy nominations this year — as an art director.
New this week: 'Enola Holmes,' Public Enemy and Bonnaroo
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— “Enola Holmes”: It’s somewhat fitting that “Stranger Things” breakout Millie Bobby Brown gets her first starring role in a Netflix film, “Enola Holmes,” coming to the streamer Wednesday. — The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival was supposed to take place in June in Tennessee but was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. This week, though, the festival is launching Virtual ROO-ALITY, a three-night live broadcast featuring new performances as well as content from the Bonnaroo archive. The two-hour film will be available at 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday at pbs.org/frontline and on YouTube at 9 p.m. EDT.
Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future
This combination of photos shows country singer Rissi Palmer, from left, Chuck Harmony, left, and Claude Kelly of Louis York and country rapper Breland. Black artists say the country music industry still needs to do the hard work of addressing the systematic racial barriers that have been entrenched in country music for decades. The genre has historically been marketed to white audiences and reinforced white male artist stereotypes. (Chris Charles via AP, left, Jeremy Ryan via AP, center and Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP)
Diddy calls out Grammys and demands change in fiery speech
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Sean “Diddy” Combs called out the Grammy Awards for dissing rap and R&B stars in its major categories in a blazing speech that earned him a standing ovation from Beyoncé, Jay-Z and several other music industry players. “So I say this with love to the Grammys, because you really need to know this, every year y’all be killing us man. “In the great words of Erykah Badu, ‘We are artists and we are sensitive about our (expletive).’ We are passionate. Last year’s Grammys marked the first time a hip-hop song was awarded song and record of the year when Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” achieved the feat. “You’re in the music industry.
2019 CMA Awards: Lil Nas X Tops Off 'Old Town Road's Massive Success With His First
Lil Nas X had one of the biggest country hits of the year with "Old Town Road," and now, he's got some brass to silence even his harshest critics. The 20-year-old rapper got his first-ever country music award on Wednesday, winning Musical Event of the Year CMA Award, which announced ahead of the show. "Old Town Road" rocketed Lil Nas to musical superstardom, but not without a bit of controversy. Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus on Performing 'Old Town Road' at BET Awards 2019 (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Named Official Song of Summer! Here's Who Made the Top 5 ListLil Nas X Cancels Upcoming Performances to 'Take a Little Time Off'Lil Nas X Teams Up With BTS' RM for New Remix 'Seoul Town Road'
Lil Nas X Cancels Upcoming Performances to 'Take a Little Time Off'
Lil Nas X is taking a well-deserved break. "Sorry to everyone attending twitchcon or the sandbox music festival, i will not be there. Meanwhile, ET spoke with Nas' "Old Town Road" collaborator, Billy Ray Cyrus, at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards last month, where he talked about the song's incredible success. Watch the video below for more:RELATED CONTENT:Lil Nas X Reveals His Relationship Status and Gets an Epic Celebrity Scare on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Named Official Song of Summer! Here's Who Made the Top 5 ListLil Nas X Invites Joe Jonas to Collaborate After Singer Says His 'Old Town Road' Remix Was Overlooked
'Gully Boy' is India's official entry to the 92nd Academy Awards
Ranveer Singh gives an interview while attending the "Gully Boy" premiere during the 69th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Friedrichstadtpalast on February 09, 2019, in Berlin, Germany. Producer Farhan Akhtar announced on Twitter that the movie is India's official entry for the 92nd Academy Awards. "Gully Boy," which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February, focuses on the life of an aspiring rapper in Mumbai's Dharavi slum. US rapper Nas also served as an executive producer for "Gully Boy," which has grossed an estimated $37 million worldwide. "We are so thrilled that #GullyBoy has been selected as India's official entry to the 92nd Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film Category," Singh said on Twitter.
Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Named Official Song of Summer! Here's Who Made the
"Old Town Road" is officially the song of the summer! On Tuesday, Billboard announced the top 20 tracks on their Summer Chart this year and Lil Nas X's remixed anthem featuring Billy Ray Cyrus was right at the top. And last week, at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, Nas and Cyrus earned the award for Song of the Year! "Seeing Lil Nas take the stage just now, I mean, he's electric." RELATED CONTENT:CMA Awards 2019 Nominees: Carrie Underwood, Lil Nas X, Maren Morris and MoreLil Nas X Invites Joe Jonas to Collaborate After Singer Says His 'Old Town Road' Remix Was OverlookedLil Nas X Shines in Silver Sequins on 2019 MTV VMAs Red Carpet
Lil Nas X Invites Joe Jonas to Collaborate After Singer Says His 'Old Town Road' Remix Was
A Joe Jonas and Lil Nas X collab may be on the way! "My old town road remix road remix never made the cut ," Jonas quipped alongside the pic, referencing Nas' hit song, which has had multiple remix collabs with artists including Billy Ray Cyrus and Diplo. ET's Keltie Knight caught up with Billy Ray Cyrus at the VMAs, who gushed over working with Nas on their wildly popular rendition of "Old Town Road." "Seeing Lil Nas take the stage just now, I mean, he's electric." RELATED CONTENT:Billy Ray Cyrus Reflects on 'Old Town Road' Success and 'Electric' Lil Nas X (Exclusive)Lil Nas X Shines in Silver Sequins on 2019 MTV VMAs Red CarpetBarack Obama's Summer Playlist Includes Lil Nas X, Lizzo and J Balvin
Billy Ray Cyrus Reflects on 'Old Town Road' Success and 'Electric' Lil Nas X
1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his remix of Lil Nas X's single, "Old Town Road." "Tonight's just a celebration, to be here with these fans, the fans made the song happen," he stated. Cyrus tweeted out an image which read: "Music gives life to everything." Soon after speaking with ET, Nas and Cyrus nabbed the prize for Song of the Year! RELATED CONTENT:Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter Spotted at MTV VMAs Together Following Singer's Split From Liam Hemsworth2019 MTV VMAs: Miley Cyrus Delivers Emotional Black-and-White Performance of Her Breakup Song -- Live Updates!
Lil Nas X Reacts to Being Dethroned by Billie Eilish's 'Bad Guy' on Billboard Hot 100
On Monday, it was announced that, after a staggering 19 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with "Old Town Road" featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X has been dethroned by Billie Eilish's single, "Bad Guy." She also responded to Nas with a gentle ribbing: "I think he mad on the low... LMAO BUT THANK YOU B! The 17-year-old's hit track has been at number two on the Hot 100 for nine weeks before claiming the top position. See more news on Lil Nas X below. RELATED CONTENT:Lil Nas X Says He Was 'Pushed by the Universe' to Come Out as GayLil Nas X Shares Hip-Hop Community's Response to His Coming OutMariah Carey Congratulates Lil Nas X on Beating Her Billboard Hot 100 Chart Record
Mariah Carey Congratulates Lil Nas X on Beating Her Billboard Hot 100 Chart Record
Mariah Carey is happily handing over the chart-reigning torch to Lil Nas X! https://t.co/zUT1f3IzEcpic.twitter.com/0aImKtzpXc Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) July 30, 2019Big congrats to @LilNasX, but wanted to highlight the magic of @MariahCarey's "One Sweet Day" with this thread. Earlier in the day, Nas posted about the charting milestone on his Instagram. RELATED CONTENT:Lil Nas X Makes History as 'Old Town Road' Becomes Longest Running No. 1 Single EverLil Nas X Teams Up With BTS' RM for New Remix 'Seoul Town Road'Lil Nas X Says He's 'Not Angry' Following Backlash After Coming Out as Gay
Gordon Ramsay Shows Lil Nas X How to Make a Panini -- Watch!
On Sunday, Gordon Ramsay released a new video in which he offers Lil Nas X a tutorial on making the beloved flatbread sandwich that he so often raps about in the track fittingly titled "Panini." In the clip, Ramsay kicks things off by explaining to the camera: "Now, we've got somebody very, very important in tonight who wants to see a very special panini. At this point, the 52-year-old chef shows Nas his display case of sharp implements. See more on Lil Nas X below. RELATED CONTENT:Lil Nas X Says He's 'Not Angry' Following Backlash After Coming Out as GayMiley Cyrus Shows Support for Baby Brother Lil Nas X After He Posts About His SexualityBilly Ray Cyrus Was in 'Shock' After BET Awards Performance With Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X Might Have Come Out as Gay in a Series of Cryptic Social Media Posts
Did Lil Nas X just come out? Just as Pride Month came to a close, the Old Town Road rapper seemed to reveal some pretty big news about himself. some of yall already know, some of yall dont care, some of yall not gone fwm no more. You deserve everything that comes to you Adam Leber commented on Instagram, followed by rainbow and heart emojis. RELATED STORIES'My Little Pony' Celebrates Pride Month With 1st Same-Sex CoupleDaniel Howell Comes Out as Gay During Pride Month: 'This Feels Like a New Chapter'Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Honor Diana's Work at Start of Pride Month