New this week: 'Interceptor,' Post Malone and 'Fire Island'
This week’s new entertainment releases include albums from Post Malone and Drive-By Truckers, “Fast & Furious” alum Elsa Pataky leading her own action picture with “Interceptor,” and the modern romantic comedy “Fire Island,” set in the iconic LGBTQ vacation spot.
The joy of music returns for Grammy winners, performers
Beyonce, left, and Megan Thee Stallion accept the award for best rap song for "Savage" at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish made history at the Grammy Awards. Just as joyously, dozens of creators largely sidelined for a year due to the pandemic got to make music again. 's topical “I Can't Breathe” won song of the year and Megan Thee Stallion was named best new artist. Further crowding the family trophy case is husband Jay-Z, whose songwriting on “Savage” earned him his 23rd Grammy on Sunday, and even their 9-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, who won best music video together with mom.
Who run the Grammys? Beyoncé becomes most decorated female act in Grammy history
Four women won the top four prizes Sunday, including Swift, who became the first female performer to win album of the year three times. Beyoncé — with her 28th win — became the most decorated woman in Grammy history. And 9-year-old Blue Ivy Carter — who won best music video alongside her mother — became the second youngest act to win a Grammy in the show’s 63-year history. Megan Thee Stallion, who won three honors, also made history and became the first female rapper to win best rap song. She's also the fifth rap-based act to win best new artist.
New this week: 'Cherry,' 'Bloodlands' & Kids' Choice Awards
This combination photo shows key art for the Acorn TV series "Bloodlands," premiering March 15, left, key art for the Apple TV+ film "Cherry," center, and key art for Nickelodeons "Kids Choice Awards," hosted by Kenan Thompson and airing on March 13. (Acorn TV/Apple TV+/Nickelodeon via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Ad—AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— The 2021 Grammys will hand out 84 awards Sunday, but what’s more exciting? Other performers include Chris Martin, John Mayer, Doja Cat, Maren Morris, DaBaby, HAIM, Lil Baby, Brandi Carlile, Roddy Ricch, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Mickey Guyton and Black Pumas. Ad— Grown-ups don’t have a lock on awards shows, as Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards proves once again.
Grammy performers: Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B, Billie Eilish
FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019 photo, Billie Eilish performs during the first weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. Eilish will perform at this month's Grammy Awards. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Taylor Swift, BTS, Cardi B and Billie Eilish are set to perform at next week’s Grammy Awards. The Grammys were originally supposed to take place on Jan. 31 but were delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Beyoncé is leading nominee with nine, followed by Swift, Lipa and Ricch, who each earned six nominations.
Grammy Awards shift to March due to pandemic conditions
FILE - The red carpet appears prior to the start of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020. The step comes some five months after the Academy made changes to several Grammy Awards categories, including renaming the best urban contemporary album category as best progressive R&B album. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – The 2021 Grammy Awards will no longer take place this month in Los Angeles and will broadcast in March due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases and deaths. Beyoncé’s “Black Is King," which aired on Disney+, is nominated for best music film while “Brown Skin Girl,” a song dedicated to dark- and brown-skinned women, is nominated for best music video. The BET Awards was the first major awards show during the pandemic and was a success thanks to its artsy, highly produced, well-crafted pre-taped performances.
Bad Bunny is Spotify's most-streamed artist of 2020
The Puerto Rican superstar is the music platform’s most-streamed artist of the year with 8.3 billion streams globally. With more than 3.3 billion streams, Bad Bunny’s sophomore solo album “YHLQMDLG” tops Spotify’s list of most-streamed albums globally. The album’s single, “Blinding Lights,” is Spotify’s most-streamed song of the year with 1.6 million streams globally. In the U.S., late rapper Juice WRLD was the most-streamed artist on Spotify. His album “Legends Never Die” was the platform’s most-streamed album in the U.S., while Ricch’s “The Box” was the country's most-streamed song.
Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she's re-recording music
In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Taylor Swift accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (ABC via AP)NEW YORK – Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she's busy re-recording her early music after her catalog was sold. She also won favorite music video and favorite pop/rock female artist, winning three honors and tying Bieber, Dan + Shay and the Weeknd for most wins Sunday. Breakthrough singer-rapper Doja Cat performed and won new artist of the year and favorite soul/R&B female artist. And Megan Thee Stallion — won favorite rap/hip-hop songs for “WAP" with Cardi B — performed “Body" from her recently released debut album “Good News."
The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch lead AMA nominations with 8 each
In this video grab issued Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, by MTV, The Weeknd performs "Blinding Lights" during the MTV Video Music Awards. (MTV via AP)LOS ANGELES – The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch are the leading nominees for this year’s American Music Awards with eight apiece. Many, like the BET Awards, Country Music Awards and MTV Video Music Awards, have opted for a mix of live and pre-taped performances. Billie Eilish, an awards favorite since her sweeping wins at the Grammy Awards, scored two nominations, for favorite alternative rock artist and favorite social artist. Dan + Shay earned three nominations, including for favorite country duo or group, where they’re up against Florida Georgia Line and Old Dominion.
Post Malone owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstage
Post Malone accepts the top artist award at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)NEW YORK – Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt performance that was dedicated to his wife. Garth Brooks accepted the Icon Award from Cher, who called the country star “a true music legend and my friend Garth Brooks." Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen, who died last week, was honored as the show aired a clip of his Billboard Awards performance from 2015. This year’s Billboard Awards were originally supposed to take place in April but were postponed because of the pandemic.
New this week: David Byrne, 'The Amazing Race' & Tommy Lee
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. — Gretchen Sorin and Ric Burns' “Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America” was, unfortunately, always going to be of the moment. — Rocker Tommy Lee is in a collaborative state of mind on his new album, “Andro,” out Friday. Sundance Now’s true crime drama “Des” stars David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) as Dennis Nilsen, a serial killer who targeted young men, including the homeless. The three-part “Des,” debuting Thursday on the streaming service, was a recent U.K. TV hit and drew raves for Tennant’s performance.
Killer Mike to earn Change Maker Award at Billboard Awards
NEW YORK – Grammy-winning rapper and social-political activist Killer Mike will receive the first Billboard Change Maker Award at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Atlanta-born Killer Mike first made waves in music with his appearance on Outkast's 2000 album, “Stankonia." But Killer Mike has made noise outside of music, too. Last year he hosted Netflix's “Trigger Warning with Killer Mike," a 2019 documentary series about issues affected the Black community. The Billboard Change Maker Award will be presented by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms at the African American Panoramic Experience Museum in Atlanta.
Billboard Awards: Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Malone to perform
NEW YORK – Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, Luke Combs and leading nominee Post Malone will perform at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. With restrictions set due to the coronavirus pandemic, it wasn’t clear if the performances will be live or pre-taped. The awards show was originally supposed to take place in April but was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, which caused a halt to live performances and TV and film productions. Kelly Clarkson will host the Billboard Awards, and Garth Brooks will receive the ICON Award. Malone’s 16 nominations include top male artist, top rap artist and the show’s biggest prize, top artist.
Houston’s own Lizzo gets 11 Billboard nominations
NEW YORK – Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The multi-platinum 25-year-old star scored 16 nominations, dick clark productions and NBC announced Tuesday. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. Lil Nas X follows Malone with 13 nominations, while Billie Eilish and Khalid each scored 12 nods. Four of the five songs nominated for top gospel song are from West.
MTV VMAs honor Chadwick Boseman; The Weeknd, DaBaby perform
NEW YORK The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, a night highlighting music and pop culture, kicked off with heartfelt words in memory of Chadwick Boseman, as host Keke Palmer told viewers the event was dedicated to the Black Panther icon. Moments after, the Weeknd brought his Blinding Lights" music video where he is bruised and blooded in a red suit to life. DaBaby, backed by the dance crew Jabbawockeez, also performed, running through several of his hits, including Rock Star." The shifts artists have made because of the pandemic are reflected in two new categories: best music video from home and best quarantine performance. Megan Thee Stallion who topped the charts this year with the Beyonc-assisted Savage" and WAP," her viral song with Cardi B earned multiple nominations, including one for artist of the year.
Gaga, Grande top MTV VMA noms; quarantine categories added
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande both scored nine VMA nominations each, including video of the year for their No. Rain on Me is also competing for song of the year, best collaboration, best pop, best cinematography, best visual effects and best choreography. The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards will air live on Aug. 30 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Gaga and Grande both scored nine nominations each, including video of the year for their No. Rain on Me is also competing for song of the year, best collaboration, best pop, best cinematography, best visual effects and best choreography.
Star Sightings: Gabrielle Union Heats Things Up, Post Malone Gets Rosy, Diplo Celebrates New Album & More!
CirocAlso getting his drink on was Post Malone, who celebrated the launch of his new French ros, Maison No. Greg ReggoDiplo did the same, celebrating his Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil album livestream event with Tequila Don Julio 1942. RELATED CONTENT:Star Sightings: Kim Kardashian West Gives Back, Meghan Trainor Sings for Healthcare Workers & More! Star Sightings: Karolina Kurkova Makes Masks, Steph and Ayesha Curry Help Feed Hungry Families and More! Star Sightings: Camila Cabello Hangs at Home, Zoey Deutch Stocks Up on Wine, Doja Cat Gets a Sugar Fix & More!
'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve' performers: See who's ringing in 2020 on ABC
Post MaloneBTSSam HuntAlanis Morissette and the Broadway cast of "Jagged Little Pill"CiaraPaula AbdulKelsea BalleriniBlanco BrownDan + ShayGreen DayDua LipaAva MaxMegan Thee StallionAnthony RamosSalt-N-PepaSHAEDNEW YORK -- Multi-platinum rapper Post Malone will bid farewell to 2019 as the headlining act on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020" on ABC, performing just minutes before the ball drops and the new year arrives.This year's show marks the 48th anniversary of America's biggest New Year's Eve celebration. It will feature more than five hours of content from four cities in three time zones across America.Here's the full list of performers and hosts across the United States:Hosts: Ryan Seacrest, Lucy HalePerformers:Performers: Jonas BrothersHost: Billy PorterPerformers: Sheryl Crow and UsherHost: CiaraPerformers:In addition to the musical performances, country singer Jessie James Decker will reveal the first-ever First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year live on the air, and YouTube will look back at some of the decade's biggest trends on its platform and make a surprise announcement.abc13.com
What to know about the American Music Awards: How to watch the AMAs on ABC
LOS ANGELES -- The 2019 American Music Awards are going to be big: With a new decade on the horizon, this year's show will celebrate the past ten years with some of the best moments in music and live performances from the biggest names in pop, country, hip hop and beyond.Here's everything to know about the AMAs:The 2019 American Music Awards will take place on Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. They will air on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/PT | 7 p.m. CT.If you're watching on KABC/ABC7 in Los Angeles, catch a special edition of "On the Red Carpet at the AMAs" at 7 p.m. PT.Drake, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Post Malone and Taylor Swift are all up for the night's top honor at the 2019 American Music Awards. Grande and Billie Eilish both follow with six each, and Lil Nas X and Swift each scored five nominations. The singer currently holds the record for the most wins by a female performer in history, with 23 wins to her credit. Travis Scott & Ozzy Osbourne and Green Day are set to perform at the American Music Awards.Swift is set to put on "an unprecedented performance celebrating the biggest hits of her career" while Twain will also perform a medley for her greatest hits Singer Ciara will host the 2019 American Music Awards.abc13.com
Houston Concert Watch 10/30: Post Malone and More
By the time this article is published, the Houston Astros should be the 2019 World Series champions. And if they aren't, that's OK. Because Game 7 will be played in Houston, and we're due for a win at home. Pick of the Week:Post MaloneToyota Center 11.05Barely two weeks after finishing a 16-month tour supporting his second studio album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, Post Malone released his third. KhruangbinWhite Oak Music Hall 11.02Born in Houston, Khruangbin have made quite the name for themselves. On tour in support of their third album, Hasta El Cielo, Khruangbin will perform at White Oak Music Hall this Saturday.houstonpress.com
American Music Awards 2019 Nominees Revealed -- and Taylor Swift Could Break a Record!
The 2019 American Music Awards nominations are here. This year's awards show will broadcast live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 24, where Taylor Swift could break a big record. It's Post Malone, however, who is nominated for the most awards this year, with seven, including Artist of the Year. Ariana Grande, thank u, nextTaylor Swift, LoverFAVORITE SONG POP/ROCKHalsey, Without MeJonas Brothers, SuckerLil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, Old Town RoadPanic! RELATED CONTENT:2018 American Music Awards' Greatest, Wildest and Most Memorable Moments2018 American Music Awards: The Complete Winners List
Post Malone's 'Hollywood's Bleeding' headed for No. 1 debut
Post Malone performs during the first day of Lollapalooza Buenos Aires 2018 at Hipodromo de San Isidro on March 29, 2019, in Buenos Aires. (CNN) - Post Malone is headed for his second No. Music industry experts expect his latest release, "Hollywood's Bleeding," to launch with 475,000 to 500,000 album unit sales in the US this week, reports Billboard. If those sales do happen, it will score Malone the second-largest week for any album in 2019 in equivalent album units. Ariana Grande currently holds the biggest streaming week of 2019 with 307 million on-demand audio streams for "Thank U, Next."
New Music Monday: 5 new albums you should listen to
With New Music Monday, we let you know about some of the best new music being released so you have some new tunes to listen to at work, the gym or recommend to your friends. Here are five new albums and songs that we're currently obsessed with, and hopefully you will be, too. "The Center Won't Hold" by Sleater-KinneySleater-Kinney's longtime drummer, Janet Weiss, quit the band a few weeks after they released the new single from their new album, called "The Center Won't Hold," and it turns out that even for a band with such history, the center actually won't hold. "The Center Won't Hold" is the band's ninth studio album and defenitly their most experimental. Sure, she hasn't had a super huge hit in a few years, but that doesn't mean she's not making incredible music.
Ozzy Osbourne guests on new Post Malone song
Ozzy Osbourne announces his "No More Tours 2" final world tour at a news conference at his Los Angeles home on Feb. 6, 2018. (CNN) - Ozzy Osbourne is back and guest starring on a new Post Malone song. The track, "Take What You Want," is off Malone's "Hollywood's Bleeding" album and also features rapper Travis Scott. Osbourne, once known as the Prince of Darkness, is healing after health issues forced him to suspend his farewell tour in April. Also appearing on Malone's album are SZA, Halsey, Meek Mill, Young Thug and Future.
Post Malone dropped his new single and it was worth the wait
Post Malone performs onstage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (CNN) - Post Malone dropped his new single Friday and it's everything his fans had hoped for. It's the first single off his sophomore album, "Hollywood's Bleeding," due out September 6. Fans have been waiting for the single since the beginning of August, when Post Malone played it at the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour in New York. The album will be released right before Malone kicks off his Runaway Tour on September 14 in Washington.