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Beyonce leads Grammy nominees with 9, ahead of Kendrick Lamar and Adele
Pop superstar Beyonce led the pack of Grammy-nominated musicians on Tuesday, setting up a showdown with Adele, Harry Styles and others for the top prize for album of the year. Beyonce has landed nine nominations for the highest musical honors. That brought her career total to 88, tying her with husband Jay-Z as the most nominated artist in Grammy history.
Singer Roberta Flack can no longer sing after being diagnosed with ALS
Grammy-winning musician Roberta Flack, whose hits include “Killing Me Softly with His Song,” has been diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and can no longer sing, her colleagues have said. representatives on Monday. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive disease, “made it impossible to sing and not easy to speak,” according to a statement from his publicists. “But it will take more than ALS to silence this icon.”
Weinstein defense challenges accuser Siebel Newsom as some charges are dropped
A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday challenged the accusations made by documentary filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom during her rape trial in Los Angeles, and a judge dismissed some of the charges against the once-powerful film producer. Weinstein, the man who became the face of #MeToo allegations five years ago, is serving a 23-year prison sentence for sex crimes in New York. He is currently on trial in Los Angeles Superior Court and faced 11 charges of rape and sexual assault.
‘Unprecedented’ demand for Taylor Swift’s tour crashes Ticketmaster’s website
Millions of Taylor Swift fans swarmed Live Nation Entertainment Inc.’s Ticketmaster website on Tuesday looking for seats on her first tour in five years, causing periodic blackouts and long online waits that often ended in a disappointment. The ticketing site told fans Tuesday morning via a statement on Twitter that it was experiencing “intermittent issues” which the company was “urgently” working to resolve.
Showing song and glitter, the Museum of Broadway opens in New York
Right in Times Square, in the heart of New York’s theater district, a new Broadway museum is designed to take fans behind the curtain of some of its greatest musicals. The halls of the 45th Street museum, which opens on Tuesday, use music, video, glittering costumes and promenade sets to tell the story of the Theater District’s birth. It also covers groundbreaking shows from “West Side Story” to “Cats,” with details on who’s doing what behind the scenes.
Taylor Swift wins the most awards at the MTV Europe Music Awards
Taylor Swift picked up four awards at MTV’s Europe Music Awards on Sunday, including Best Video for her 10-minute ‘All Too Well’. Among the dual winners were Nicki Minaj for Best Song and Best Hip-Hop, and French DJ and record producer David Guetta won Best Electronic and Best Collaboration.
Factbox-Key Nominations for the 2023 Grammy Awards
The music industry’s Grammy nominations were announced Tuesday during a program that aired live at the Grammy Museum. Here is a list of nominations in key categories.
Beyonce Equals Jay-Z As Most Nominated Artists In Grammy History
Pop icon Beyonce received the most nominations for the 2023 Grammy Awards on Tuesday with nine in total, tying her with her husband, rapper Jay-Z, as the most nominated artists of all. time. Both Beyonce and Jay-Z have 88 total peer-voted music award nominations. Jay-Z received five nominations in 2023 for his contributions to Renaissance and DJ Khaled’s song, “God Did.”
Adele returns to Las Vegas for delayed concerts
Music star Adele begins her residency in Las Vegas on Friday, 10 months after she canceled shows at the last minute citing COVID-19 delays. The British singer-songwriter faced backlash online in January for the short notice of the announcement, as some fans were already traveling to Nevada for the concerts, called “Weekends with Adele”.
Comedian Jay Leno suffers burns from a car fire in his Los Angeles garage
Comedian Jay Leno was taken to the Grossman Burn Center after his face was burned in his Los Angeles garage when one of his cars caught fire. The left side of the former ‘The Tonight Show’ host’s face was burned, but Leno’s eye and ear were not badly damaged.
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