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Jan 28

Grammys 2018 Winners’ List: Bruno Mars goes six for six

The Recording AcademyDespite going into the Grammys with eight nominations, JAY Z was completely shut out.  The big winner was Bruno Mars, who won six of the six Grammys he was nominated for.  Kendrick Lamar won four out of the seven Grammys he was nominated for.  Here are the winners: Record of the Year“24K Magic” …

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Jan 28

Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar are big winners in pre-telecast Grammy ceremony

The Recording AcademyThere are 84 Grammy categories, which is why most of the awards are handed out in a pre-telecast ceremony.  Bruno Mars, who went into the night with six nominations, is emerging as a big winner, having scored three Grammys already, included Best R&B Album for 24K Magic.  Kendrick Lamar, who went into the …

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Nov 28

JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars lead 60th Annual Grammy nominations

Courtesy of the Recording AcademyJAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars have reason to celebrate this morning.  They’re all among the leading nominees for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, announced this morning on CBS This Morning with help from singer Andra Day. JAY-Z leads with eight nominations, including Album of the Year for 4:44 and Record …

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Nov 06

ABC’s “American Idol” to premiere on March 11

ABC/FremantleMedia/19 EntertainmentAmerican Idol finally has a premiere date. ABC’s reboot of the iconic singing competition will premiere Sunday, March 11 at 8 p.m. ET.  Auditions for the show began in August, covering 23 cities from Portland, OR to Orlando, FL, encompassing on-site tryouts, online submissions and live-streaming auditions. No word on how many nights per …

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Oct 25

Rock and roll pioneer Fats Domino, dead at 89

Clive Limpkin/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesFats Domino, whose piano-driven R&B hits more than 60 years ago helped define rock and roll, has died in New Orleans.  He was 89. Domino died Wednesday morning, surrounded by family and friends, according to his daughter. Born Antoine Domino, Jr. in New Orleans, he was nicknamed “Fats” early on in …

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Oct 12

Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Chainsmokers, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd lead 2017 American Music Awards nominees

Dick Clark ProductionsBruno Mars has a lot to like this morning.  The “That’s What I Like” singer’s earned a leading eight American Music Awards nominations, including Artist of the Year, Favorite Male Pop/Rock and Soul R&B Artist and more.  It’s all on the strength of his 24K Magic album, which also earned nods for favorite …

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Sep 29

Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan confirmed as new “American Idol” judges

ABCAfter weeks — nay, months — of speculation, it’s finally official: Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan will be joining Katy Perry at the judges’ table on ABC’s reboot of American Idol. Lionel’s name had been in the mix almost from the very beginning, while Luke’s name has been thrown around for the past couple of …

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Aug 08

“American Idol” who? Fox to launch new singing competition, “The Four”

Frank Micelotta/FOXFox clearly isn’t taking its loss of American Idol to ABC lying down: the network is launching a brand-new singing competition. The show, called The Four, starts with four finalists who’ve been chosen by the show’s yet-to-be-named panel of music industry experts.  Each singer will then defend his or her spot by trying to …

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Jun 20

“American Idol” to hire back Rickey Minor as musical director?

Courtesy ABCABC appears to be trying to get the band back together — literally — for its American Idol reboot. Sources tell Variety that the ABC is hiring back longtime American Idol music director Rickey Minor for the show’s return next year.  Minor, a bandleader, producer and musician, has worked with Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Christina …

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Jun 12

“American Idol” nationwide auditions scheduled for August & September

ABC/FremantleMedia/19 EntertainmentABC’s reboot of American Idol is set to premiere next year, but auditions start this summer. Thursday, August 17 is when the search for the next crop of contestants will begin.  The auditions will be held via East and West American Idol bus tours, which will begin in Orlando, Florida and Portland, Oregon, and …

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